Music Folk was founded in 1973 by Bill and Janet Boyer, who along with their children had been performing folk music in the St Louis area for many years. The Boyers were also involved with the Fox Hollow Festival of Traditional Music and Arts, which was started by Janet's brother, Bob Beers in upstate New York.

The Boyers drew upon their family history, their experience with Fox Hollow, and their knowledge of folk music to create a store that would serve as a center of folk music and folk arts. The shop fostered the same kind of relaxed, friendly atmosphere that the Boyers brought to their performances at local festivals. Their renown as musicians soon was rivaled by the reputation they established as the owners' of one of the region's most unique music stores.


Lessons are offered on guitar (folk, rock, bluegrass, fingerpicking, blues, classical), fiddle, violin, mandolin, banjo, mountain dulcimer, hammer dulcimer, autoharp, and dobro as well as occasional short term classes. More...

We rent acoustic and classical guitars, fiddles, hammer dulcimers, mountain dulcimers, mandolins, banjos, lap harps, accordions and autoharps. More...

Press Clippings, Stories, and Pictures



A Brief History of Music Folk

Music Folk Archives

Store Spotlight

Webster Kirkwood Times

The Ill-Mo Boys

St. Louis Sun

Peter Clemens Recalls...

Peter Clemens

The Men of Music Folk

Music Folk Archives

Andy Ploof cover

Spotlight Magazine

Alex Usher Spotlight


Becky Boyer Spotlight

Riverfront Times

Steve Mote Obituary


Steve Mote Memorial Picture

Steve Krieckhaus

Janet Boyer Obituary


Our repair department covers everything from adjustments to complete restoration to custom work (such as inlay) on fretted instruments, fiddles and accordions. More...

We sell customers' instruments on consignment in our shop. These instruments are included on our Vintage & Used webpages. More...

Contact Us

We love company and would be pleased if you'd stop by and see us. Our address is listed above. For those familiar with the area, we are in the Old Orchard neighborhood in Webster Groves.

Our store hours are Monday through Thursday from 10AM to 8PM and Friday and Saturday from 10AM to 6PM.

To snail mail us, use the address above. You can call us at 800-892-2970 or 314-961-2838. Fax us at 314-961-2538. Click here to email us.

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