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Folkstone Stringband began as Possum Creek when we started a jam among a few bluegrass pickers in the Wilmington, NC area. Soon people wanted the band for parties and weddings. The group eventually distilled down to Jones Smith on guitar, mandolin, banjo and Ben Chontos on the Upright bass, joined by their many friends and special guests. The sound is tight with strong old time and bluegrass energy, hot picking and proud singing. Possum Creek like to highlight their originals among the old-time tunes, bluegrass favorites with a few outlaw country songs thrown in for flavor. The hard driving, barn burning music draws in music fans young and old alike. So grab your dancing shoes and a partner for a lively time whenever you see Folkstone Stringband aka the boys who came down from Possum Creek.