Barry Wahrhaftig, [War-hof-tig], is the lead guitarist & founder of the Hot Club of Philadelphia. He has studied with players like Stephane Wrembel, Fapy Lafertin & Howard Alden.
The HCPhilly band mixes the original style of the HCOF, along with their own modern influences and performs as a trio, quartet, quintet, etc. The band features vocalists Phyllis Chapell (Sage Stream Roster Member) and Cecilia Ferneborg. The group has performed for a wide range of venues, including; The Kimmel Center’s PIFA Festival, the area’s first ‘Diner en Blanc’, The World Café Live, Sellersville Theater, WHYY-NPR, Musikfest-Bethlehem, Pastorius Park Summer Festival, the Philadelphia Folk Festival, The Barnes Foundation & The Phila Museum of Art, to name a few.