Just like a real folk festival, but without all the sweaty people and the overpriced vegetarian food.
Bruce Cockburn: Remarkable finger-style guitarist who's primarily known as a folk/rock singer/songwriter. But, when I've seen him live, I've been blown away by his ability to make the guitar do amazing things.
Chris Dunnett: Cincinnati flamenco-style guitarist
Neil Jacobs: Columbus gypsy-style and 12-string guitarist
Phil Keaggy: One of the most remarkable guitarists I've ever seen. He can play anything, from ripping rock and roll to quiet folk. Has put out half a dozen great albums of instrumental guitar music in addition to a prolific career singing Christian pop.
Leo Kottke: Great folk guitarist with a remarkable, dry humor
Oscar Lopez: Now a Juno-award winner in Canada, Chilean-born Oscar Lopez plays a wicked Latin guitar
Al Petteway: Celtic-influenced acoustic guitarist from the Washington, DC area
Brooks Williams: Probably better-known as a singer/songwriter, Brooks is a remarkable guitarist who always includes a few instrumentals on each of his albums.
Melinda Crawford: US National Scottish Fiddle Champion, currently residing in Columbus, Ohio and attending Ohio State University.
Eileen Ivers: Best known as the fiddler for Riverdance, Ivers has recorded numerous solo CDs. Her current project is a Celtic/worldbeat fusion group with backing band Immigrant Soul
Natalie MacMaster: One of the best-known of the fiddlers to come out of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada
Bonnie Rideout: specializes in Scottish fiddle.
April Verch: young Canadian fiddler.