|California Traditional Music Society
Hometown: Encino CA
Web site: http://www.ctmsfolkmusic.org
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The California Traditional Music Society, CTMS, began in 1978 as a small amateur folk music club. It was incorporated in 1983 by Clark and Elaine Weissman and a 5-member board committed to preserving America's folk musical heritage, such as lap or fretted Appalachian Dulcimer, Blues, Bluegrass, and traditions brought to the US during early waves of European immigration. Today CTMS is the area's preeminent presenter of internationally diverse folk masters, many of whom were also gifted teachers—which makes CTMS unique among folk music organizations.