The Scones consist of multi instrumentalists Tabby Finch, Sam Morgan, and Mark Walbridge. Together they weave hammer dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, piano, bouzouki, and myriad other instruments into a blend of delightful acoustic music.
Tabby and Sam have been performing for several years as "Mucho Gusto", at Bluemont Concerts, the Waterford Fair, the Smithsonian Institution, The Inn at Little Washington, First Night Leesburg, libraries, weddings, restaurants and wineries. Their self-titled CD, a zesty compilation of multicultural dance tunes blended with Sam's originals, was released in January 2009. Sam & Mark were founding members of the Appalachian folk group, Hickory Wind, which played in the Washington, DC area and elsewhere from 1973-1978, and made 3 albums for the Adelphi and Flying Fish record labels. Sam & Mark have also appeared as a duo, sometimes known as The Wild Colonial Boys.
Tabby Finch is a founding member of the contradance band, The Mighty Possums, and also performs with The Bog Wanderers Ceili Band, Jug of Punch, and at numerous dances, workshops, festivals, traditional sessions, etc. Tabby has recorded several solo CDs on the Falling Mountain record label, and has collaborated on recordings by Sam Rizzetta, Linda Hickman, and Deb Cowan. She also plays the harp and the hammered mbira and teaches dulcimer.
Sam Morgan is a versatile, eclectic musician and composer – a master of many styles including blues, swing, old-time, Euro-folk and Celtic. After touring internationally for several years with Hickory Wind, he studied music in Seattle and Olympia, Washington, where he played in many local groups and venues. He returned to Washington, DC in the 80's, and has since recorded on numerous CD projects and entertains regularly at local events.
Mark Walbridge plays and sings traditional, folk, and original music from Appalachia, the Celtic world, & elsewhere. He has performed with numerous folk groups from West Virginia and the Washington, DC area, was a founding member of the Irish pub band, Peat Fire (with Dennis Vaughan), and plays tenor banjo on The Artery Project CD. Mark also plays the viola da gamba.