SLOfolks is an all-volunteer non-profit organization
dedicated to bringing live acoustic, traditional music to the Central Coast since 1985.


SLOfolks Board of Directors:

David Arndt - President.
Marianne Orme - Vice President.
Charlie Kleemann - Treasurer.
Lorraine Conlen - Secretary.
Tamara Kleemann.
Duane Inglish.

Additional Key Volunteers:

Bob Conlen - Coordinates our concerts at Coalesce, where he is the emcee and CD sales guy.
Val Herdman - Coordinates our in-home hosts.



We thank our SLOfolks supporters who help us host our musicians

Ollie & Dennis Palm, Chuck & Penny Hoffman, Richard Carriker, Rich & Chris Klingman, Mark & Teri Elliot, Barb Bolton, Neils and Bimmer Udsen:  all have generously volunteered to open their homes to host our musicians. 

Their hospitality is much appreciated by our musicians and by SLOfolks.

If you are interested in hosting SLOfolks musicians please send a message through the contact form.  We try to spread out hosting, so everyone on our list has an opportunity without overtaxing their generosity.

ALL our great volunteers:

As mentioned elsewhere, it takes a lot of behind-the-scenes work to put on SLOfolks shows.  We greatly appreciate everyone who chips in, no matter how little.  THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!

We are always happy to have new volunteers join us.  It takes many hands.  We are currently looking for someone to distribute posters in the North County (Atascadero, Templeton, and Paso Robles).  If you’d like to join our team of wonderful volunteers in ANY capacity, please send a message through our Contact form.




KBCX - 90.1   Public Radio

The following shows are a sampling of the offerings on KCBX that present music similar to that which we strive to bring to our stages.  If you like the music we present, you'll most-likely enjoy many of these broadcasts.  If you like these broadcasts, you'll most-definitely like the music we bring to our stages!

Broken Spoke Folk Show with Janelle Younger every Saturday afternoon from 2 - 5 PM.  Janelle features mostly acoustic, handmade, and homespun music -- singer-songwriters, live music, local performers, and lots more.

Pickin'Up the Tempo with Rob Kimball on Tuesday's, 8 - 10 PM. Rob plays country, alternative folk, and other eclectic picks from his own collection. "If your tastes in music just can't be pigeonholed, you'll love these two hours of surprising musical diversity every Tuesday night."

The Road Home with Marisa Waddell and Monica Fiscalini on Thursdays, 6:30 - 8 PM.  Hosts Marisa and Monica offer up a selection of singers, songwriters and instrumentalists from around the world, influenced by American folk, blues, country, soul, jazz, bluegrass, and lots more.  Americana at it's best!

Across the Tracks with Blaire Gillespie on Thursdays, 8 - 10 PM.  Blaire has a keen ear for great music.  Tune in for classic country, rockabilly, folk, and bluegrass standards, plus a wide array of other related acoustic music.  Truly eclectic!

Global Spin with Jim Dee and Andy Zink on Sundays, 9 - 11 pm.
Explore music from around the world.  You will be guided on audio adventures to locales far and near, with traditional and contemporary international music that is both compelling and tantalizing.

Boo Boo Records

Linnaea's Cafe (where it all started)

Coalesce Bookstore

Castoro Cellars