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About Us

Our Board of Directors

President: Peter Johnston

Treasurer/Newsletter/Membership: Judy Pardee

Members at large (in alphabetical order): Pam Bentien, Debra Chesman, Tim Kavanaugh, Barbara Lubell, Lisa Meissner, Klaus Meissner, Katie Munson, Phil Spoor, Robin Tell.

Contact Us

For general enquiries send an email to or contact the President of PSG, Peter Johnston at: or (518) 339-8326. For GGG questions contact Phil Spoor at

PSG Membership

The Pickin' & Singin' Gatherin', Inc. is a not-for-profit organization, in the New York State Capital District, dedicated to playing, singing, and sharing of folk and traditional music as a group and family activity.

Anyone can be a PSG member. Benefits include good comradeship and good music, the monthly sing-around/meeting, newsletter, the directory of members, and eligibility to attend the Last Gasp.

How to Join PSG

For individual/family or organization membership complete this form and mail it with a check (payable to the PSG) for $20 to our Treasurer: The Pickin' and Singin' Gatherin', c/o Judy Pardee, 3532 E Lydius St., Schenectady, NY 12303. 

Or, you can pay your dues online at:​. A small service fee will be added.

Members of the PSG organize events such as the GottaGetGon Folk Festival, the Last Gasp and the 2nd Sunday gatherin' at the Old Songs building in Voorheesville.

Gatherin' Meetings


These "gatherin's"(picking & singing) are for the entire family. There is good company, plenty of singing, playing, and listening to various types of traditional and contemporary folk music. It is an opportunity to share your songs, learn new ones, and enjoy the company of others who enjoy a wide range of folk music.  Many of our songs can be found in the “Rise up Singing” and “Rise Again” song books.

Meetings are from 1 to 4 pm, on the 2nd Sunday of the month (October thru May). New folks are always welcome.


The Old Songs building
37 South Main St.

Voorheesville, NY 12186


Check the old songs website for directions and a map.

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