Cracked Walnuts

Jan & Jeff Ausfahl

Jan and Jeff Ausfahl worked behind the scenes of Broadway and film musicals in New York City. Then they moved to the hills of Pennsylvania. Jeff replaced his fancy jazz guitar with a banjo. Jan stopped using city-slicker words and picked up the washboard and penny whistle.

Cracked Walnuts
was born.
We now entertain folks from New England to Florida with knee-slappin’ songs from the Civil War to Prohibition, to the Beverly Hillbillies.
Pure Americana with Banjo, Washboard, Penny Whistle, Maracas and Tambourine!

Past Performances

State, County and Local Festivals:
Bolton Fair in Massachusetts
Cracker Fair in Florida
Chemung County Fair in New York
Cumberland County Fair in New Jersey
Cornish Fair in New Hampshire
Cuyahoga County Fair in Ohio
Deerfield Fair in New Hampshire
Dundalk Fair in Maryland
Hunterdon County Fair in New Jersey
Lemon Bay Fest in Florida
Madison County Fair in Virginia
Monongalia County Fair in West Virginia
Monumental Bicentennial in Maryland
New Jersey State Fair
Red, White & Blueberry in New Jersey
Spencer Fair in Massachusetts
Tinicum Arts Festival in Pennsylvania
Ulster County Fair in New York
Vermont State Fair
York Fair in Pennsylvania

Cultural Events:
Allentown Art Museum in PA
Bartell-Pell Mansion in New York
Field Day of the Past in Virginia
Fort McHenry in Maryland
Heinz History Center in Pennsylvania
Jay Heritage Center in New York
National Civil War Museum in PA
Punta Gorda Civic Center in Florida
Stamford Museum in Connecticut
Sussex County Historical Society in NJ

Public Libraries in New Jersey:
Bernardsville
Blairstown
Cliffside Park
Edgewater
Fort Lee
Franklin
Franklin Lakes
Garwood
Hackettstown
Livingston
Mahwah
Madison
Newton
Nutley
Old Bridge
Randolph Township
Scotch Plains
Springfield
Tenafly


Public Libraries in New York:
Garnersville
Glen Cove
Montrose
Pleasantville
Suffern
Valley Stream
West Hempstead

Public Libraries in Florida:
Coco
Crystal River
Dade City
Daytona Beach
Englewood
Frostproof
Hudson
Largo
Melbourne Beach
Merritt Island
Micco
Oak Hill
Plant City
Port Charlotte
Punta Gorda
Ruskin

If you like the traditional songs of Ireland and Scotland, come on our Celtic Voyage at slatefordcreek.com