Todd Kwait and Rob Stegman (co-producers/directors) met as freshmen at Boston University in the late 1970’s.

Mr. Kwait is a lawyer and businessman with a lifelong passion for film. This is his third motion picture. Todd wrote, produced and directed Chasin’ Gus’ Ghost which traced the history of Jug Band Music and won the award for Best Music Documentary at the Bare Bones Film Festival and the New York Film and Video Festival. Vagabondo, his second project, looks at the life of singer-songwriter Vince Martin. Mr. Kwait’s recording company Kingswood Records has two recent releases, “Snow Shadows: Songs of Vince Martin” by Alana Amram and the Rough Gems, and Sankofa’s “The Uptown Strut.”

Mr. Stegman has been producing and directing motion pictures for over 30 years, including corporate video, advertising, educational media and broadcast and cable television. His national network documentary productions include the biography Tim Allen: Just for Laughs and the History Channel’s Old Ironsides Returns to Sea. Mr. Stegman is the recipient of Communicator and Aurora awards for his political spot Make Way for Menino, and Golden CableAce Award for the media literacy series KnowTV and two Emmy Awards for his work at ABC-affiliate WCVB in Boston.

Todd and Rob’s other co-production, The Fish Story Song¸ a children’s folk song video with singer-songwriter Tom Rush was just released on DVD.

Betsy Siggins - Historical Advisor
New England Folk Music Archives founder/director Betsy Siggins has been a central figure in the Cambridge folk music community since she happened on the coffeehouse scene as a college freshman in 1958. She was a founding member of Club 47, where fellow Boston University students Joan Baez and Jim Kweskin, along with Eric von Schmidt, helped to launch the local folk revival. She returned to Club 47's successor, the Passim Folk Music Center, as executive director for 12 years before founding NEFMA in early 2009. She aided Ralph Rinzler with the early Festivals of American Folklife in Washington, patterned after Newport. She has been a champion of the folk music and it's community for over 50 years.

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