Fred Wilchek has been performing and teaching in the Washington DC area for over forty years. He moved to the area in 1969 to study classical guitar with John Marlow at The American University. After graduation, he became an instructor of guitar at the Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Fred continued his guitar studies at the Peabody Conservatory where he received his Master's Degree. He currently teaches at his Alma mater, The American University, as well as the Washington Conservatory of Music in Bethesda and his home studio in Silver Spring. Fred performs in a variety of guitar styles including classical, jazz, funk, country and rock. In addition to his professional music endeavors, Fred volunteers his time and musical skills each month to participate as a regular member of Profusion, the Inwood Coffeehouse band. Thank you, Fred.
Before the age of forty, after several heart attacks, by-pass surgery, and congestive heart failure, Bill Mott died en route to the hospital. Fortunately, for all of us, Bill was a successful recipient of a heart transplant. "It made me realize there's only so much time left, so if there's something you really want to do, do it now." Realizing that his dream was just a heartbeat away, Bill built his "dream team" of local musicians with whom he created his CD Dancing With Angels. Bill's ensemble includes ten-time Wammie™ award winning guitarist Bill Kirchen, the guitarist and producer Billy Kemp, well-known pianist Deanna Bogart, Jeff Sarli, bassist of the Rolling Stones’ Bridges to Babylon CD, and keyboardist Mookie Siegal from Bob Weir's Band (Grateful Dead).