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Friday, August 16 • 12:00pm - 7:20pm
Philadelphia Music Co-op Showcase

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  • 12:00 – 12:35 Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt
  • 12:45 – 1:20 Lara Herscovitch & the Highway Philosophers
  • 1:30 – 2:05 Jackson Pines
  • 2:15 – 2:50 Bobtown
  • 3:00 – 3:35 Emily Drinker
  • 3:45 – 4:20 Marion Halliday with Trickster Sister
  • 4:30 – 5:05 Bethlehem & Sad Patrick
  • 5:15 – 5:50 Rachel Andie & the V Element
  • 6:00 – 6:35 Stella Ruze
  • 6:45 – 7:20  Haint Blue

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Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt

The dynamic cello-guitar duo of Aaron Nathans & Michael G. Ronstadt push the boundaries of folk music with a creative and adventurous approach. Their new album, “Hang On for the Ride,” channels the immediacy of their exciting live shows. Michael, who hails from his famous Arizona... Read More →
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Bethlehem and Sad Patrick

Folk Fest sophomores Bethlehem and Sad Patrick combine soaring vocals, sparse guitar, and driving percussion to deliver powerful songs on universal themes. Their moving musical performances dig deep into love (good, bad, and better off gone), city life, living on the margins, and... Read More →
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Incorporating elements of pop, gospel and country, Bobtown is perhaps most widely known for unique vocal arrangements. One of their three previous albums was featured on NPR's 'All Songs Considered,' and the band's fourth CD will be released in the spring of 2019. John Platt of NYC's... Read More →
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Emily Drinker

Emily Drinker is an award-winning singer-songwriter who blends folk, soul and pop with a ukulele, backing band, and captivating harmonies through live looping. Last year Emily was featured by NPR Music, opened for several of her favorite artists - Joey Dosik (of funk band Vulfpeck... Read More →
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Haint Blue

Haint Blue is a seven-piece Americana band from Baltimore, MD. Hailed "not just a successful folk band but a welcome addition to the scene as a whole" [BMOREhush.com], Haint Blue's powerful live performance has solidified them as a beloved Baltimore band. Delivering "some of the best... Read More →
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Jackson Pines

Jackson Pines is a band of best friend from the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. Having played together for almost ten years they take minimalistic folk instrumentation and weave their stories of growing up in modern America through the loom of their ringing strings. After recording their... Read More →
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Lara Herscovitch & the Highway Philosophers

Lara Herscovitch is a modern American songwriter-poet-performer gem creating masterful contemporary folk. Former CT State Troubadour she writes sings and leads with authenticity integrity humor and heart delivering performances that inspire inform uplift and entertain. Sound Waves... Read More →
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Marion Halliday & Trickster Sister

Marion Halliday, and her band Trickster Sister, is proud purveyor of their own special blend of bluegrass and bourbon-infused original women-powered, Americana. Marion, a native Kentuckian, now living in Philadelphia, is songwriter for the band and has found great inspiration in the... Read More →
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Rachel Andie & The V Element

Rachel Andie & The Fifth Element are an alternative folk group from Philadelphia featuring singer/songwriter Rachel Andie from Lansdale, PA. Her often called "ethereal" five piece band, which inspired the name "Fifth Element", have risen in the thriving music scene of Philly within... Read More →
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Stella Ruze

Stella Ruze emerged out of Philadelphia in 2014. Bandleader Brendan Johnson was a regular musician of the dive bar scene when he connected with co-vocalist Katie O’Donnell through a mutual friend. Soon after, the duo were introduced to keyboardist Mason Wallack and trumpet player... Read More →

Friday August 16, 2019 12:00pm - 7:20pm EDT
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