Ross Kurtz a well-known local artist, musician and current president of the Gulgong Folk Club is well known in Mudgee and surrounding area for playing renditions and interpretations of Henry Lawson poems. Ross and family, known as Stringy Bark Bush Band perform at many bush dances, weddings and birthday parties. Ross plays a 12-string acoustic guitar, tin whistle and composes his own songs.
Judy Kurtz is very well-known for her lovely singing voice, she also is a multi-instrumentalist and well known local artist. Judy plays the ukulele and the recorder.