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
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.
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...