the Mo' Folkies!

the Mo' Folkies!


We're a fun bunch of young pickers who enjoy keeping the footloose spirit of old timey and modern string-band dance music alive and thriving!


In just over a year, the Mo’ Folkies have firmly established themselves as one of CT’s most infectious and promising string bands. Hailing from the colorful hills of Ansonia, the Mo’ Folkies are five spirited and skilled musicians: Jesse Henao (guitar & vocals); Johnny Lee (mandolin & vocals); Nick Krashefski (upright bass); Mike Paolucci (banjo); and Katie Wilson (fiddle & vocals).

Since forming in December 2005, this eccentric bunch of pickers has already performed at dozens of bars, functions, and festivals from New Jersey to Boston, and everywhere in between. Whatever the occasion, the Mo' Folkies are notorious for getting the audience up and dancing with their driving, high-energy music.

Fueled by an insatiable love for great tunes and good times, the Mo’ Folkies offer a vast and popular repertoire of several styles: bluegrass, folk, blues, jamgrass, fiddle tunes, etc. Collectively, the band’s influences span generations of both traditional and modern styles of Americana—Bill Monroe, Thelonious Monk, Yonder Mountain String Band, the Grateful Dead, and Allison Krauss, to name a few.

Knowing when to be rowdy, when to bring it down, and when to just shut up and pick, it’s no wonder the Mo’ Folkies always serve up a fun and engaging show!


The Mo' Folkies "Live Sampler" EP (2007)

Set List

Hold Whatcha Got
Nine Pound Hammer
Ginseng Sullivan
Molly and Tenbrooks
Going to the Races
Shine Hallelujah Shine
Another Day
New Horizons
Salty Dog
Rag Mama
Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down
Mo’ Folkie Special
Beer Belly Breakdown
Uncle Pen
Steam Powered Aeroplane
End of the World
Kentucky Moonshine
Will The Circle Be Unbroken
June Apple
Cripple Creek
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
John Hardy
Tom Dooley
The Old Home Place
There is a Time
Walls of Time
Old Time Religion
How Long Blues
Steel Rails
High on a Hilltop
Air Mail Special
Coo Coo
Mike's Tune
Big Spike Hammer
No Hiding Place
Liquor Blues
Cumberland Blues
Rolling in My Sweet Baby's Arms
Living on the Mountain
Big River
Rose of Old Kentucky
Roll on Blues
Whole World Round
Me & My Uncle