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Thursday, August 15
 

7:30pm

Special Thursday Night Concert - Just for Campers!
Order of Appearance:
Ida Mae
The East Pointers
AJ Ghent

Artists
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AJ Ghent

J Ghent [ j-ent ] fuses the sounds of his Singing Guitar with rock, blues, funk and pop into what he likes to call Neo Blues. The musical art produced has been classified as witty, energetic, soulful and funky, with messages of positivity, love and overcoming hardships. He has had... Read More →
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David Dye

David Dye is a Philadelphia radio personality who has captivated listeners of "World Café"® at WXPN (of the University of Pennsylvania) since 1991. Dye launched his distinguished broadcasting career as host of a progressive music show on the local WMMR. After five years in Maine... Read More →
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Ida Mae

“We wanted to make something simple and honest and raw,” says Chris Turpin, one half of the breakout British duo Ida Mae. “We wanted to make a record our way, with no compromises.” That brand of fiercely unconditional commitment—to the songs, to the sound, to each other—has... Read More →
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The East Pointers

There’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going. The reason? The East Pointers - fiddler/singer... Read More →


Thursday August 15, 2019 7:30pm - 11:00pm
Camp Stage
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11:59pm

Midnight Special with Shirley Gnome
Artists
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Shirley Gnome

Shirley Gnome, “the Queen troubadour of intelligent black comic sex balladry” (Edmonton Journal) is a performer whose all-original music about human nature is hilarious, uncensored, honest, subversive, raunchy, irreverent, witty, empowering, taboo, satirical and not for the faint... Read More →


Thursday August 15, 2019 11:59pm - Friday August 16, 2019 12:40am
Front Porch Stage
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Friday, August 16
 

10:00am

Great Groove Band Rehearsal

Friday August 16, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am
Lobby Stage
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11:00am

Give and Take Jugglers
Artists
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Give and Take Jugglers

Give and Take has been a consistent hit with both children and adults for over 40 years. Our highly interactive, comedic show uses traditions from vaudeville, circus arts, theater, and music to create a lively and wholesome performance that feels fresh and contemporary. We tailor... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Dulcimer Grove Circus Arts
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11:00am

Ms. Rachel
Artists
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Ms. Rachel

Ms. Rachel’s Music Classes have been providing music education in lower income Pre-schools and High Schools in the Greater Philadelphia area since September of 2015. Her articulate style of encouraging children to express themselves through dance, music, and language have inspired... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Dulcimer Grove

11:00am

Magical Mystery Tour
Artists
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Moonfruits

Fronted by partners Alex Millaire and Kaitlin Milroy, Ottawa-based Moonfruits are makers of art-folk bilingue. In a forest of banjo, guitar, kalimba and glockenspiel, their voices burrow and soar. Here is a reverie, tender and powerful, beckoning listeners to elevate the stuff of... Read More →
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Son of Town Hall

Welcome to the mythic world of Son of Town Hall, the unusual union of Ben Parker of London, England, and David Berkeley of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Parker, a highly sought-after London-based songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist, and Berkeley, a celebrated singer/songwriter/author... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 11:00am - 12:50pm
Culture Tent
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11:30am

Showcase with OSOG
Artists
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OSOG

OSOG stands for “On Shoulders Of Giants,” honoring their musical roots, and on the way to their unique sound, they have done some deep listening. You may be tempted to think: Americana, and that would be true, because their life-water comes from the same well. But the creature... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 11:30am - 12:20pm
Craft Stage
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12:00pm

CANCELLED: Nick and Luke
Nick and Luke have sadly had to cancel due to illness.

Friday August 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Front Porch Stage
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12:00pm

50th Anniversary Celebration of the Beatles' Abbey Road
Shook Twins welcome several of their musical friends to perform the songs from the legendary Abbey Road from The Beatles.

Artists
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Kaia Kater

A Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: her family’s deep ties to folk music and the years she spent soaking up Appalachian music in West Virginia. Her old-time banjo-picking skills, deft arrangements, and songwriting abilities have landed her... Read More →
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Shook Twins

Everybody in your life will write his or her own chapter in your story. Take a step back, and you’ll see the influence of your loved ones, mentors, and friends in your decisions. Shook Twins refer to these folks in the title of their fourth album, Some Good Lives. Throughout fourteen... Read More →
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Son of Town Hall

Welcome to the mythic world of Son of Town Hall, the unusual union of Ben Parker of London, England, and David Berkeley of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Parker, a highly sought-after London-based songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist, and Berkeley, a celebrated singer/songwriter/author... Read More →
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Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz is not normal. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) but has lived most of his life in Southern California and those geographic poles are quite likely responsible for his unhinged genius. He is a dual citizen - Canada/USA - but has often said that, "should a hostage... Read More →
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Tami Neilson

"Tami Neilson is a fire-breathing belter on her own terms." - ROLLING STONE "There are singers, and then there is Tami Neilson, for whom the word singer just isn't big enough." -HMV "A great big canyon of a voice.." -DOWNBEAT With a soulful voice straight from the golden age of... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Camp Stage

12:00pm

Dave Fry
Artists
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Dave Fry

Dave Fry remains a consummate folk performer and children's entertainer, with many PFF appearances, including emceeing the Main Stage with Gene Shay. Dave founded Godfrey Daniels in '76 while performing at over 200 festivals, schools, folk clubs and more every year since. Dave's repertoire... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dulcimer Grove
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12:00pm

Philadelphia Music Co-op Showcase
  • 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

Artists
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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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Bobtown

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
Lobby Stage
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12:30pm

Showcase: Meghan Cary with Analog Gypsies
Artists
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Meghan Cary with Analog Gypsies

Critically-acclaimed artist Meghan Cary earned Billboard Magazine’s esteemed Critic’s Choice Award, and the title track of her latest album, “Sing Louder”, debuted at #2 on the US/International Folk DJ Radio Charts. Cary is known for her raw honesty and ability to connect... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Craft Stage
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12:55pm

Julia Levitina
Artists
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Julia Levitina

 Born and raised in Odessa, Ukraine, but now calling Philadelphia her home, singer-songwriter Julia Levitina brings a global perspective to her unique brand of organic, lyrically driven Americana, subtly influenced by Eastern European and French folk melodies from her youth. Julia's... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 12:55pm - 1:40pm
Front Porch Stage
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1:00pm

Showcase: AJ Ghent
Artists
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AJ Ghent

J Ghent [ j-ent ] fuses the sounds of his Singing Guitar with rock, blues, funk and pop into what he likes to call Neo Blues. The musical art produced has been classified as witty, energetic, soulful and funky, with messages of positivity, love and overcoming hardships. He has had... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Camp Stage
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1:00pm

Give and Take Jugglers
Artists
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Give and Take Jugglers

Give and Take has been a consistent hit with both children and adults for over 40 years. Our highly interactive, comedic show uses traditions from vaudeville, circus arts, theater, and music to create a lively and wholesome performance that feels fresh and contemporary. We tailor... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dulcimer Grove Circus Arts
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1:00pm

Ms. Rachel
Artists
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Ms. Rachel

Ms. Rachel’s Music Classes have been providing music education in lower income Pre-schools and High Schools in the Greater Philadelphia area since September of 2015. Her articulate style of encouraging children to express themselves through dance, music, and language have inspired... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dulcimer Grove
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1:00pm

Martin Jam
Friday August 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Culture Tent
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1:50pm

Amy Dee
Artists
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Amy Duckett Wagner

Sharing music that improves lives is Amy’s mission. This big-hearted story-tellin’ question-askin' genre-jumpin' Americana songsmith travels through Folk Newgrass Blues Swing. Raised by music-lovers with wanderlust and a Volkswagen bus she did the college/business thing but after... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Front Porch Stage
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2:00pm

Friday Afternoon Concert
2:00PM – 2:45PM Sharon Katz & The Peace Train
2:55PM – 3:40PM Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys
3:50PM – 4:35PM Mwenso & the Shakes
4:50PM – 5:35PM The Way Down Wanderers
5:45PM – 6:30PM Digging Roots

Artists
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Digging Roots

Digging Roots utilize traditional and contemporary artistic practices, themes, traditions, forms, and are committed to and influenced by, the broad and diverse music community and creative culture that we live in. They pursue their art as a means of survival personally and culturally... Read More →
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Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys

There’s no other band out around like Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys. Led by fiddling wiz Gordie “Crazy Legs” MacKeeman, the roots quartet features all-star pickers and singers, with everything from down-home country to reckless rockabilly to intricate bluegrass. Now... Read More →
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Mwenso and the Shakes

Mwenso and the Shakes are a unique troupe of global artists who present music that merges the highest form of entertainment and artistry while commanding a formidable timeline of jazz and blues expression through African and Afro American music. Immigrating from Sierra Leone, London... Read More →
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Sharon Katz & The Peace Train

The multicultural South African band of Sharon Katz & The Peace Train helped Nelson Mandela end Apartheid and have continued spreading their message of peace and reconciliation at festivals, colleges, schools and performing arts centers around the world. Their pulsating rhythms, rich... Read More →
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The Way Down Wanderers

Often referred to by fans as one of the hardest-working, hardest-touring bands on the circuit today, the 5-piece Illinois-based act not only proves that classification with their jam-packed tour schedule but also on stage every night, with youthful exuberance and a lively stage show... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 2:00pm - 6:30pm
Martin Guitar Stage
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2:45pm

Homestead Collective
Artists
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Homestead Collective

Known for their memorable melodies and haunting honest lyrics Homestead Collective is Caitlyn Deviney & Ben Morris - an indie-folk duo based just outside Philadelphia. Formed in 2017, they've crafted a unique sound influenced by artists such as Nickel Creek, Josh Garrels and Gregory... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Front Porch Stage
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3:00pm

So Skookum with The East Pointers and Kaia Kater
Artists
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Kaia Kater

A Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: her family’s deep ties to folk music and the years she spent soaking up Appalachian music in West Virginia. Her old-time banjo-picking skills, deft arrangements, and songwriting abilities have landed her... Read More →
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The East Pointers

There’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going. The reason? The East Pointers - fiddler/singer... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Culture Tent
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3:00pm

Give and Take Jugglers
Artists
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Give and Take Jugglers

Give and Take has been a consistent hit with both children and adults for over 40 years. Our highly interactive, comedic show uses traditions from vaudeville, circus arts, theater, and music to create a lively and wholesome performance that feels fresh and contemporary. We tailor... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dulcimer Grove Circus Arts
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3:40pm

Originaire
Artists
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Originaire

Entwining soulful strings with sweetly blended male/female vocals Originaire captivates audiences with heartfelt original songs performed with engaging chemistry and seamless musical precision. From rousing, foot stomping refrains to raw heart tugging ballads interspersed with candid... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 3:40pm - 4:25pm
Front Porch Stage
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4:00pm

Kia Ora with Māmā Mihirangi & The Māreikura
Artists
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Māmā Mihirangi & The Māreikura

“New Zealand’s Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura took the stage by storm with a powerful show of stunning contemporary Māori music, dance, instruments, language, stories and costumes. The queen of live loops is back in force after a break from touring and this new show is her... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Culture Tent
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4:35pm

River Drivers
Artists
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River Drivers

The River Drivers, an acoustic band from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has cultivated a passion-infused style drawing from Celtic, Americana and Mountain influences. Their high energy music with its themes of social justice and hard-working men and women can be heard at festivals throughout... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 4:35pm - 5:20pm
Front Porch Stage
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5:00pm

Shakin' with Mwenso and the Shakes
Artists
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Mwenso and the Shakes

Mwenso and the Shakes are a unique troupe of global artists who present music that merges the highest form of entertainment and artistry while commanding a formidable timeline of jazz and blues expression through African and Afro American music. Immigrating from Sierra Leone, London... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Culture Tent
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6:00pm

Backstage Sessions
Hosted by Ethan Baird of Pesky J. Nixon

6:00 Tami Nielson
6:15 Emerald Rae
6:30 Lara Herscovitch
6:45 Son of Town Hall
7:00 Shirley Gnome
7:15 Matt the Electrician
7:30 The Young'uns
7:45    Bobtown

Artists
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Bobtown

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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Emerald Rae

Hailing from the historic fishing town of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Emerald Rae is both a small-town girl steeped in cherished traditions and a world-class artist breaking new ground with her sophisticated approach to rhythmic and percussive fiddling. Her direct and intimate style... 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 →
avatar for Matt the Electrician

Matt the Electrician

Matt the Electrician's music career has spanned the course of two decades, a dozen records, and thousands of shows. His music, however, remains rooted in his blue-collar electrician beginnings with lyricism that embraces the mundane, day-to-day, and beauty of the ordinary. Matt spent... Read More →
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Shirley Gnome

Shirley Gnome, “the Queen troubadour of intelligent black comic sex balladry” (Edmonton Journal) is a performer whose all-original music about human nature is hilarious, uncensored, honest, subversive, raunchy, irreverent, witty, empowering, taboo, satirical and not for the faint... Read More →
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Son of Town Hall

Welcome to the mythic world of Son of Town Hall, the unusual union of Ben Parker of London, England, and David Berkeley of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Parker, a highly sought-after London-based songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist, and Berkeley, a celebrated singer/songwriter/author... Read More →
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Tami Neilson

"Tami Neilson is a fire-breathing belter on her own terms." - ROLLING STONE "There are singers, and then there is Tami Neilson, for whom the word singer just isn't big enough." -HMV "A great big canyon of a voice.." -DOWNBEAT With a soulful voice straight from the golden age of... Read More →
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The Young’uns

Teesside trio The Young’uns have always had the human touch. In the space of little more than a decade - and just five years after giving up their day jobs - they have become one of UK folk music’s hottest properties and best loved acts.  Stockton Folk Club’s star graduates... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Culture Tent
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7:00pm

Friday Evening Concert
In order of appearance:
The East Pointers
YOLA
Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan
Cha Wa
Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Hosted by Christine Lavin!

**SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE

Artists
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Cha Wa

From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts that kick off their album “Spyboy” to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s... Read More →
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Christine Lavin

Christine Lavin began her professional life as a waitress at the Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs in 1975. That's where she met Dave Van Ronk, who encouraged her to relocate to NYC so that he could teach her how to play her guitar properly. Forty-two years later she’s recorded 23... Read More →
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Gene Shay

For more than 45 years, Gene Shay has been the Philadelphia folk scene's most visible representative, producing folk radio shows every Sunday since 1962 (currently on 88.5, WXPN). A founder of the Philadelphia Folk Festival and the event's emcee since its inception, he has been called... Read More →
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Joan Osborne Sings the Songs of Bob Dylan

Joan Osborne has rightfully earned a reputation as one of the great voices of her generation -- both a commanding, passionate performer and a frank, emotionally evocative songwriter. A multi-platinum selling recording artist and seven-time Grammy nominee, the soulful vocalist is a... Read More →
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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

At a moment when musical streams are crossing with unprecedented frequency, it’s crucial to remember that throughout its history, New Orleans has been the point at which sounds and cultures from around the world converge, mingle, and resurface, transformed by the Crescent City’s... Read More →
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The East Pointers

There’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going. The reason? The East Pointers - fiddler/singer... Read More →
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YOLA

Yola’s debut album Walk Through Fire, produced by Dan Auerbach, is a genre-bending release from one of the most powerful emerging British voices in music today. The singer/songwriter first came to the attention of Auerbach (The Black Keys) after a chain of people, starting with... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 7:00pm - Saturday August 17, 2019 12:00am
Martin Guitar Stage
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7:30pm

Contradance
Mist Covered Mountains with George Wilson
Donna Hunt, Caller
George Wilson, Fiddler

Artists
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Mist Covered Mountains

“Mist Covered Mountains are a trio of masterful Celtic roots musicians based out of New England. Their album, This Distant Shore, is a delight from start to finish, revealing new sides to the group with each spin. Anchored by the amazing vocals of Molly Hebert-Wilson, mom and fiddler... Read More →


Friday August 16, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Lobby Stage
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Saturday, August 17
 

10:00am

PFS Member Meeting
Saturday August 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
Culture Tent
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10:00am

Great Groove Band Rehearsal

Saturday August 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am
Lobby Stage
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11:00am

Happy 100 Pete Seeger!
Artists
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Christine Lavin

Christine Lavin began her professional life as a waitress at the Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs in 1975. That's where she met Dave Van Ronk, who encouraged her to relocate to NYC so that he could teach her how to play her guitar properly. Forty-two years later she’s recorded 23... Read More →
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Dave Fry

Dave Fry remains a consummate folk performer and children's entertainer, with many PFF appearances, including emceeing the Main Stage with Gene Shay. Dave founded Godfrey Daniels in '76 while performing at over 200 festivals, schools, folk clubs and more every year since. Dave's repertoire... Read More →
avatar for Matt the Electrician

Matt the Electrician

Matt the Electrician's music career has spanned the course of two decades, a dozen records, and thousands of shows. His music, however, remains rooted in his blue-collar electrician beginnings with lyricism that embraces the mundane, day-to-day, and beauty of the ordinary. Matt spent... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Craft Stage
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11:00am

Mike Miller Celebratory SING
Saturday August 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Culture Tent
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11:00am

Give and Take Jugglers
Artists
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Give and Take Jugglers

Give and Take has been a consistent hit with both children and adults for over 40 years. Our highly interactive, comedic show uses traditions from vaudeville, circus arts, theater, and music to create a lively and wholesome performance that feels fresh and contemporary. We tailor... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Dulcimer Grove Circus Arts
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11:00am

Lolly & YoYo
Artists
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Lolly & YoYo

Lolly & YoYo have been delighting children across the country with their blend of catchy kindie music and fun interactive games. The songs, inspired by classic Sesame Street, Harry Nilsson and Carol King, weave the audience through an adventure based themed show using parachutes... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Dulcimer Grove
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11:00am

NERFA Presents Young Folk
Nina de Vitry
j solomon
Saffron A

Artists
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j solomon

j solomon is an 18 year-old singer/songwriter from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He has been writing songs since he was seven, and playing guitar since he was 12. His music has been described as a mix between Jack Johnson and James Taylor, with Folksy undertones.
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Nina de Vitry

Nina de Vitry is an emerging songwriter and musician from Lancaster PA. With influences ranging from the old “two-steppin” country of Hank Williams to the jazz of Norah Jones, Nina describes her sound as a fusion of Folk and Jazz. She brings a tangible energy and genuine spirit... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Tank Stage
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11:00am

WXPN and Helen Leicht Present the Philly Local Showcase
11:00-11:35 Blair Bodine
11:50-12:20 Jackson Pines
12:35-1:05 Great Time Band
1:20-1:50 The End of America

Artists
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Blair Bodine

Winner of the American Songwriter Magazine Grand Prize for lyric writing, Blair Bodine has been described as "a songbird with heart." With powerful vocals and compelling arrangements, Blair’s latest release features new songs that are rich in traditions of storytelling and song... Read More →
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Great Time

GREAT TIME released their debut record GREAT ALBUM in April 2018. The trio combines their eclectic musical influences with a discerning approach and a small serving of goofs; one listen front to back will have you forgetting whether you’re couch surfing or crowd surfing. At their... Read More →
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Helen Leicht

For nearly 36 years, disc jockey Helen Leicht has been a fixture on Philadelphia radio. She’s known music royalty, such as Sir Paul McCartney, and has introduced local listeners to the music of Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, and Coldplay. She created, hosted and produced an early version... 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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The End of America

Philadelphia natives The End of America (TEOA) caught the attention of the industry and fans alike with their debut release Steep Bay (2010), following up with the sophomore LP Shakey (2012) and the critically acclaimed eponymous S/T album in 2016. TEOA’s new single “Break Away... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 11:00am - 1:50pm
Camp Stage
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12:00pm

Jackson Howard
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Jackson Howard

Jackson Howard’s neo-folk draws weaves poetry over precise and complex fingerstyle guitar. Jackson has toured the US, Canada, Iceland, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. His latest release, Just for the Mystery, has received significant radio play and licensing for television. Having... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Front Porch Stage
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12:00pm

String Theory
Artists
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Emerald Rae

Hailing from the historic fishing town of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Emerald Rae is both a small-town girl steeped in cherished traditions and a world-class artist breaking new ground with her sophisticated approach to rhythmic and percussive fiddling. Her direct and intimate style... Read More →
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Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys

There’s no other band out around like Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys. Led by fiddling wiz Gordie “Crazy Legs” MacKeeman, the roots quartet features all-star pickers and singers, with everything from down-home country to reckless rockabilly to intricate bluegrass. Now... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Craft Stage
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12:00pm

New Found Songs of Newfoundland
Artists
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Kellie Loder

There is something truly extraordinary about Juno Award–nominee Kellie Loder. It’s there in her immensely poignant lyrics, which are set against dazzling, melodic folk/pop. And it’s there in the singer/songwriter’s electrifying live shows which simultaneously inspire profound... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Culture Tent
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12:00pm

North Star Puppets
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North Star Puppets

North Star Puppets, the "puppeteers of Folk Fest," return with more surprises and fun!  Look for our 16-foot-tall JO THE BANJO GIANT PUPPET walking the Festival grounds in the afternoons and evenings! Come say hi, snap a pic, and get a high five with the BIGGEST music fan around!   Come... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dulcimer Grove
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12:00pm

Non-Fiction Folk
Artists
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Andy Hedges

Andy Hedges is a songster, reciter, and guitarist. His varied repertoire includes classic cowboy poetry recitations, obscure cowboy songs, dust bowl ballads, and blues. Andy taught himself to play the guitar when he was 14 and began collecting classic cowboy poems and traditional... Read More →
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Bruce Sudano

Singer-songwriter Bruce Sudano has a storied history, from his chart debut in the 1970s with "Tighter, Tighter" and "Heaven Knows" to "One Beautiful Life" off 2015's "The Burbank Sessions." His work crosses genres and spans several generations of listeners allowing intimate performances... Read More →
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Kathy Mattea

Hailed by The Washington Post as ‘one of Nashville’s finest song interpreters,’ Kathy Mattea has enjoyed the kind of success many artists only dream of: two GRAMMY wins, four CMA Awards, four #1 country singles, and five gold albums (plus a platinum collection of her greatest... Read More →
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Michael Braunfeld

Michael Braunfeld is, first and foremost, a storyteller. His songs capture the everyday triumphs and struggles of ordinary people. His characters –though trapped in the particular circumstances of their own lives –appeal to a universal audience.Michael was welcomed into the Writers... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Tank Stage
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12:00pm

Showcases
  • Mariel Buckley      12:00PM – 12:45PM
  • Kaia Kater              12:55PM – 1:40PM
  • Tami Neilson           1:50PM – 2:35PM
  • Shook Twins.           2:45PM – 3:30PM
  • Wallis Bird               3:40PM – 4:25PM
  • Caitlin Canty           4:35PM – 5:20PM
  • Front Country         5:50PM - 6:15PM

Artists
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Caitlin Canty

Caitlin Canty is an American singer/songwriter whose music carves a line through folk, blues, and country ballads. Her voice was called “casually devastating” by the San Francisco Chronicle and NPR Music describes her songs as having a “haunting urgency.”  Motel Bouquet... Read More →
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Front Country

An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco's Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned... Read More →
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Kaia Kater

A Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: her family’s deep ties to folk music and the years she spent soaking up Appalachian music in West Virginia. Her old-time banjo-picking skills, deft arrangements, and songwriting abilities have landed her... Read More →
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Mariel Buckley

Few performers combine the lyrical heartfelt authenticity of classic country music with a steely-eyed intensity that compels an audience’s attention like Calgary, Alberta’s Mariel Buckley. Amidst a sea of neon-Nashville superstars, Buckley offers a crunchy, roots alternative... Read More →
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Shook Twins

Everybody in your life will write his or her own chapter in your story. Take a step back, and you’ll see the influence of your loved ones, mentors, and friends in your decisions. Shook Twins refer to these folks in the title of their fourth album, Some Good Lives. Throughout fourteen... Read More →
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Tami Neilson

"Tami Neilson is a fire-breathing belter on her own terms." - ROLLING STONE "There are singers, and then there is Tami Neilson, for whom the word singer just isn't big enough." -HMV "A great big canyon of a voice.." -DOWNBEAT With a soulful voice straight from the golden age of... Read More →
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Wallis Bird

“It’s her humour and bold honesty that makes Bird so special ” The Guardian “The intensity of Wallis Bird’s sound will pin you to the wall.” Sydney Morning Herald “The sheer visceral energy of Wallis Bird could kick-start an entire economy.” The Irish Times It may... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 12:00pm - 6:15pm
Lobby Stage
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12:55pm

Nina de Vitry
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Nina de Vitry

Nina de Vitry is an emerging songwriter and musician from Lancaster PA. With influences ranging from the old “two-steppin” country of Hank Williams to the jazz of Norah Jones, Nina describes her sound as a fusion of Folk and Jazz. She brings a tangible energy and genuine spirit... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 12:55pm - 1:40pm
Front Porch Stage
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1:00pm

One if by Land, Two if By Sea
with Peter Mulvey and Son of Town Hall

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Peter Mulvey

Peter Mulvey has been a songwriter, road-dog, raconteur and almost-poet since before he can remember. Raised working-class Catholic on the Northwest side of Milwaukee, he took a semester in Ireland, and immediately began cutting classes to busk on Grafton Street in Dublin and hitchhike... Read More →
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Son of Town Hall

Welcome to the mythic world of Son of Town Hall, the unusual union of Ben Parker of London, England, and David Berkeley of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Parker, a highly sought-after London-based songwriter/producer/multi-instrumentalist, and Berkeley, a celebrated singer/songwriter/author... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Craft Stage
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1:00pm

We Will Outlive Them with Tsibele



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Tsibele

Tsibele is a band led by women, queer and non-binary musicians that plays Moldovan/Bessarabian music and the music of Jewish migrants from Europe to America. They create unusual compositions for full klezmer band that, while within the klezmer idiom, also challenge its boundaries... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Culture Tent
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1:00pm

Give and Take Jugglers
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Give and Take Jugglers

Give and Take has been a consistent hit with both children and adults for over 40 years. Our highly interactive, comedic show uses traditions from vaudeville, circus arts, theater, and music to create a lively and wholesome performance that feels fresh and contemporary. We tailor... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dulcimer Grove Circus Arts
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1:00pm

The Oot n'Oots
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The Oot n’ Oots

CFMA and WCMA nominated The Oot n’ Oots make kids music that is, to quote Jerry Garcia, not for kids only. Drawing on diverse influences from the history of rock n’ roll, this is a band with chops, soul, and swagger. Their original songs are wildly imaginative, brimming with humour... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dulcimer Grove
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1:30pm

Wheel Decide
with Christine Lavin, Mariel Buckley, Shirley Gnome, Wallis Bird


Artists
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Christine Lavin

Christine Lavin began her professional life as a waitress at the Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs in 1975. That's where she met Dave Van Ronk, who encouraged her to relocate to NYC so that he could teach her how to play her guitar properly. Forty-two years later she’s recorded 23... Read More →
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Mariel Buckley

Few performers combine the lyrical heartfelt authenticity of classic country music with a steely-eyed intensity that compels an audience’s attention like Calgary, Alberta’s Mariel Buckley. Amidst a sea of neon-Nashville superstars, Buckley offers a crunchy, roots alternative... Read More →
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Shirley Gnome

Shirley Gnome, “the Queen troubadour of intelligent black comic sex balladry” (Edmonton Journal) is a performer whose all-original music about human nature is hilarious, uncensored, honest, subversive, raunchy, irreverent, witty, empowering, taboo, satirical and not for the faint... Read More →
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Wallis Bird

“It’s her humour and bold honesty that makes Bird so special ” The Guardian “The intensity of Wallis Bird’s sound will pin you to the wall.” Sydney Morning Herald “The sheer visceral energy of Wallis Bird could kick-start an entire economy.” The Irish Times It may... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Tank Stage
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1:50pm

Last Chance
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Last Chance

Last Chance, the musical duo of Jack Scott and Ingrid Rosenback, performs exclusively original music. Their unique, contemporary sound emanates from Ingrid’s classical training and Jack’s songwriting rooted in traditional folk music. Members of the Philadelphia Music Co-op, winners... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Front Porch Stage
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2:00pm

Four of a Kind
with Caitlin Canty, Jeffrey Foucault, Melody Walker, and Jacob Groopman

Artists
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Caitlin Canty

Caitlin Canty is an American singer/songwriter whose music carves a line through folk, blues, and country ballads. Her voice was called “casually devastating” by the San Francisco Chronicle and NPR Music describes her songs as having a “haunting urgency.”  Motel Bouquet... Read More →
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Front Country

An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco's Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned... Read More →
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Jeffrey Foucault

BLOOD BROTHERS, the much-anticipated follow-up to Jeffrey Foucault’s critically acclaimed 2015 album Salt As Wolves (“Immaculately tailored… Sometimes his songs run right up to the edge of the grandiose and hold still, and that’s when he’s best… Close to perfection... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Craft Stage
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2:00pm

Dreaded Women
Artists
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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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Emerald Rae

Hailing from the historic fishing town of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Emerald Rae is both a small-town girl steeped in cherished traditions and a world-class artist breaking new ground with her sophisticated approach to rhythmic and percussive fiddling. Her direct and intimate style... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Culture Tent
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2:00pm

Dave Fry
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Dave Fry

Dave Fry remains a consummate folk performer and children's entertainer, with many PFF appearances, including emceeing the Main Stage with Gene Shay. Dave founded Godfrey Daniels in '76 while performing at over 200 festivals, schools, folk clubs and more every year since. Dave's repertoire... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Dulcimer Grove
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2:00pm

Mother Tongue
Māmā Mihirangi and The Māreikura
Digging Roots

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Digging Roots

Digging Roots utilize traditional and contemporary artistic practices, themes, traditions, forms, and are committed to and influenced by, the broad and diverse music community and creative culture that we live in. They pursue their art as a means of survival personally and culturally... Read More →
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Māmā Mihirangi & The Māreikura

“New Zealand’s Māmā Mihirangi & the Māreikura took the stage by storm with a powerful show of stunning contemporary Māori music, dance, instruments, language, stories and costumes. The queen of live loops is back in force after a break from touring and this new show is her... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:50pm
Camp Stage
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2:45pm

Michael Spear Duo
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Michael Spear Duo featuring Smiling Ed

Folkin’ smokin’ original Americana with a social conscience. All original songs covering topics such as the political system (“Get Back Hope”) USA-born children of illegal immigrants (“Call Me An Immigrant”) juvenile criminal sentencing (“Life Without Parole”) freedom... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Front Porch Stage
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3:00pm

Quirky Folk
with Matt the Electrician, Steve Poltz, and Peter Mulvey

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Matt the Electrician

Matt the Electrician's music career has spanned the course of two decades, a dozen records, and thousands of shows. His music, however, remains rooted in his blue-collar electrician beginnings with lyricism that embraces the mundane, day-to-day, and beauty of the ordinary. Matt spent... Read More →
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Peter Mulvey

Peter Mulvey has been a songwriter, road-dog, raconteur and almost-poet since before he can remember. Raised working-class Catholic on the Northwest side of Milwaukee, he took a semester in Ireland, and immediately began cutting classes to busk on Grafton Street in Dublin and hitchhike... Read More →
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Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz is not normal. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) but has lived most of his life in Southern California and those geographic poles are quite likely responsible for his unhinged genius. He is a dual citizen - Canada/USA - but has often said that, "should a hostage... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Craft Stage
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3:00pm

Between Two Worlds
with YOLA and Kaia Kater

Artists
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Kaia Kater

A Montreal-born Grenadian-Canadian, Kaia Kater grew up between two worlds: her family’s deep ties to folk music and the years she spent soaking up Appalachian music in West Virginia. Her old-time banjo-picking skills, deft arrangements, and songwriting abilities have landed her... Read More →
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YOLA

Yola’s debut album Walk Through Fire, produced by Dan Auerbach, is a genre-bending release from one of the most powerful emerging British voices in music today. The singer/songwriter first came to the attention of Auerbach (The Black Keys) after a chain of people, starting with... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Culture Tent
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3:00pm

Give and Take Jugglers
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Give and Take Jugglers

Give and Take has been a consistent hit with both children and adults for over 40 years. Our highly interactive, comedic show uses traditions from vaudeville, circus arts, theater, and music to create a lively and wholesome performance that feels fresh and contemporary. We tailor... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dulcimer Grove Circus Arts
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3:00pm

Lolly & YoYo



Artists
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Lolly & YoYo

Lolly & YoYo have been delighting children across the country with their blend of catchy kindie music and fun interactive games. The songs, inspired by classic Sesame Street, Harry Nilsson and Carol King, weave the audience through an adventure based themed show using parachutes... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dulcimer Grove
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3:00pm

Har-men-ies
with Oshima Brothers, Quarter Horse, and The Young'uns


Artists
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Oshima Brothers

Oshima Brothers' magnetic sibling sound and contagious joy result from a lifetime of making music together. Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, the brothers have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. On stage, Sean and Jamie create a surprisingly... Read More →
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Quarter Horse

Members from two Long Island bands, comprised of siblings and long-time friends, came together to form Quarter Horse in 2013. Described as Americana, the group’s sound is further characterized by a wide range of influences including folk, rock, alternative, and jazz. The songwriting... Read More →
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The Young’uns

Teesside trio The Young’uns have always had the human touch. In the space of little more than a decade - and just five years after giving up their day jobs - they have become one of UK folk music’s hottest properties and best loved acts.  Stockton Folk Club’s star graduates... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Tank Stage
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3:40pm

Matthew Gordon & the Silvershade Scenery
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Matthew Gordon & Silvershade Scenery

Turning on a dime from soulfully funky to longingly wistful, Matthew and his latest project, Silvershade Scenery, apply strong folk roots with a hard-driving sensibility. Recognizing the unique power that the combination of music and lyrics has on forging emotional connections, Matthew's... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 3:40pm - 4:25pm
Front Porch Stage
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4:00pm

Folk Without Borders
with Letitia VanSant, Saffron A, Dave Gunning, and Bruce Sudano

Artists
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Bruce Sudano

Singer-songwriter Bruce Sudano has a storied history, from his chart debut in the 1970s with "Tighter, Tighter" and "Heaven Knows" to "One Beautiful Life" off 2015's "The Burbank Sessions." His work crosses genres and spans several generations of listeners allowing intimate performances... Read More →
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Dave Gunning

Dave Gunning is best defined as a master craftsman. Over the course of 23 years and 11 earlier albums, the Nova Scotian folk singer/songwriter has diligently sharpened his skills, developing into a poetic storyteller and emotionally convincing singer with few equals. The fruits of... Read More →
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Letitia VanSant

Letitia VanSant's lyrics are at once personally and politically relevant. BBC Radio calls her "very, very good - a fascinating new artist" and Baltimore Art names her as one of the city's strongest American songwriters. Her distinctly intimate voice is fortified by sparse indie folk... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Culture Tent
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4:00pm

Saturday Evening Concert
  • The Lee Boys                                                  4:00PM – 4:40PM
  • Kim So Ra                                                        4:50PM – 5:20PM
  • Dave Gunning                                                5:30PM – 6:10PM
  • Jeffrey Foucault                                              6:20PM – 7:05PM
  • Steve Poltz                                                       7:15PM – 7:55PM
  • Kathy Mattea                                                   8:05PM – 8:50PM
  • Talisk                                                                 9:00PM – 9:45PM
  • Langhorne Slim & The Lost at Last Band   9:55PM – 10:45PM
  • The Mavericks.                                              11:00PM – 12:00PM


Hosted by Christine Lavin!

Artists
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Christine Lavin

Christine Lavin began her professional life as a waitress at the Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs in 1975. That's where she met Dave Van Ronk, who encouraged her to relocate to NYC so that he could teach her how to play her guitar properly. Forty-two years later she’s recorded 23... Read More →
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Dave Gunning

Dave Gunning is best defined as a master craftsman. Over the course of 23 years and 11 earlier albums, the Nova Scotian folk singer/songwriter has diligently sharpened his skills, developing into a poetic storyteller and emotionally convincing singer with few equals. The fruits of... Read More →
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Jeffrey Foucault

BLOOD BROTHERS, the much-anticipated follow-up to Jeffrey Foucault’s critically acclaimed 2015 album Salt As Wolves (“Immaculately tailored… Sometimes his songs run right up to the edge of the grandiose and hold still, and that’s when he’s best… Close to perfection... Read More →
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Kathy Mattea

Hailed by The Washington Post as ‘one of Nashville’s finest song interpreters,’ Kathy Mattea has enjoyed the kind of success many artists only dream of: two GRAMMY wins, four CMA Awards, four #1 country singles, and five gold albums (plus a platinum collection of her greatest... Read More →
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Kim So Ra

A multi-award winning Korean traditional percussionist, composer, and ambassador of Honam Province Jeongeup folk music, Kim So Ra is one of the most skilled and prominent Janggu (Korean double-headed drum) players in Korea. Kim is known for her genre-bending performances combining... Read More →
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Langhorne Slim and The Lost at Last Band

As the phenomena of instant connection and the need for constant self-improvement further implant their tendrils into our culture, the ability to truly connect with each other and ourselves has begun to fade. As we all reach for our smartphones to gaze upon the manufactured perfection... Read More →
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Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz is not normal. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) but has lived most of his life in Southern California and those geographic poles are quite likely responsible for his unhinged genius. He is a dual citizen - Canada/USA - but has often said that, "should a hostage... Read More →
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Talisk

Barely four years since their formation, Talisk have already stacked up several major awards for their pyrotechnic yet artfully woven sound - including Folk Band of the Year 2017
at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Mohsen Amini - the BBC Radio... Read More →
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The Lee Boys

The Lee Boys are one of America's finest African-American sacred steel ensembles. This family group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string... Read More →
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The Mavericks

The genre-defying Mavericks are declaring their independence and stepping out on their own with Brand New Day, the first studio album released on Mono Mundo Recordings, the label they founded in 2016. Brand New Day is the follow-up to the widely praised albums Mono (2015) and In Time... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 4:00pm - Sunday August 18, 2019 12:00am
Martin Guitar Stage
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4:35pm

Charlie Frey's Blue Plate Specials
Artists
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Charlie Frey’s Blue Plate Specials

Charlie honed his chops backing up Howlin' Mad Jerome at Little Jimmie's Gin and Juke on Lenox Ave. in NYC. Charlie's own brew of energetic Blues-based music, fun and introspective songwriting, not only sets the band apart from many Blues bands, but finds them equally at home at Blues... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 4:35pm - 5:20pm
Front Porch Stage

5:00pm

Like Buttah
with Quarter Horse and Jackson Howard

Artists
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Jackson Howard

Jackson Howard’s neo-folk draws weaves poetry over precise and complex fingerstyle guitar. Jackson has toured the US, Canada, Iceland, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands. His latest release, Just for the Mystery, has received significant radio play and licensing for television. Having... Read More →
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Quarter Horse

Members from two Long Island bands, comprised of siblings and long-time friends, came together to form Quarter Horse in 2013. Described as Americana, the group’s sound is further characterized by a wide range of influences including folk, rock, alternative, and jazz. The songwriting... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Culture Tent

6:00pm

Backstage Sessions
Hosted by Ethan Baird of Pesky J. Nixon

6:00 Letitia VanSant
6:15 Kellie Loder
6:30 Rare Spirits
6:45 OSOG
7:00 Driftwood Soldier
7:15 Moonfruits
7:30 The End of America
7:45 Quarter Horse

Artists
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Driftwood Soldier

Driftwood Soldier isn’t your average gutter-folk duo. Growling and crooning, muttering about lost love, brimstone, and the glorious view from the underside of a rusty world-order, Owen holds the rhythm on mandolin and foot percussion while Bobby stretches bass notes into lyrical... Read More →
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Kellie Loder

There is something truly extraordinary about Juno Award–nominee Kellie Loder. It’s there in her immensely poignant lyrics, which are set against dazzling, melodic folk/pop. And it’s there in the singer/songwriter’s electrifying live shows which simultaneously inspire profound... Read More →
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Letitia VanSant

Letitia VanSant's lyrics are at once personally and politically relevant. BBC Radio calls her "very, very good - a fascinating new artist" and Baltimore Art names her as one of the city's strongest American songwriters. Her distinctly intimate voice is fortified by sparse indie folk... Read More →
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Moonfruits

Fronted by partners Alex Millaire and Kaitlin Milroy, Ottawa-based Moonfruits are makers of art-folk bilingue. In a forest of banjo, guitar, kalimba and glockenspiel, their voices burrow and soar. Here is a reverie, tender and powerful, beckoning listeners to elevate the stuff of... Read More →
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OSOG

OSOG stands for “On Shoulders Of Giants,” honoring their musical roots, and on the way to their unique sound, they have done some deep listening. You may be tempted to think: Americana, and that would be true, because their life-water comes from the same well. But the creature... Read More →
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Quarter Horse

Members from two Long Island bands, comprised of siblings and long-time friends, came together to form Quarter Horse in 2013. Described as Americana, the group’s sound is further characterized by a wide range of influences including folk, rock, alternative, and jazz. The songwriting... Read More →
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The End of America

Philadelphia natives The End of America (TEOA) caught the attention of the industry and fans alike with their debut release Steep Bay (2010), following up with the sophomore LP Shakey (2012) and the critically acclaimed eponymous S/T album in 2016. TEOA’s new single “Break Away... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 6:00pm - 7:50pm
Culture Tent

6:30pm

Creole Cookin' with Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band
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Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band

Chubby Carrier is undeniably "The World's Premier Zydeco Showman." Born on July 1, 1967 in Churchpoint, Louisiana, Chubby is the third generation of zydeco artists with such famous relatives as Roy Carrier (father), Warren Carrier (grandfather), and cousins Bebe and Calvin Carrier... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 6:30pm - 7:20pm
Lobby Stage
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7:30pm

Contradance
Mist Covered Mountains with George Wilson.
Donna Hunt, Caller

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Mist Covered Mountains

“Mist Covered Mountains are a trio of masterful Celtic roots musicians based out of New England. Their album, This Distant Shore, is a delight from start to finish, revealing new sides to the group with each spin. Anchored by the amazing vocals of Molly Hebert-Wilson, mom and fiddler... Read More →


Saturday August 17, 2019 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Lobby Stage
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Sunday, August 18
 

10:00am

Great Groove Band Rehearsal

Sunday August 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am
Lobby Stage
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10:30am

Pete Seeger Rounds SING
with Gather Round

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Gather Round

Group Singing in the Round! Join song leaders Connie Koppe, CJ Fitts, and Carol Sandler for a participatory morning of song! Don't just observe, Gather Round!


Sunday August 18, 2019 10:30am - 11:50am
Culture Tent
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11:00am

True North
with: Kellie Loder, Moonfruits, and Dave Gunning

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Dave Gunning

Dave Gunning is best defined as a master craftsman. Over the course of 23 years and 11 earlier albums, the Nova Scotian folk singer/songwriter has diligently sharpened his skills, developing into a poetic storyteller and emotionally convincing singer with few equals. The fruits of... Read More →
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Kellie Loder

There is something truly extraordinary about Juno Award–nominee Kellie Loder. It’s there in her immensely poignant lyrics, which are set against dazzling, melodic folk/pop. And it’s there in the singer/songwriter’s electrifying live shows which simultaneously inspire profound... Read More →
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Moonfruits

Fronted by partners Alex Millaire and Kaitlin Milroy, Ottawa-based Moonfruits are makers of art-folk bilingue. In a forest of banjo, guitar, kalimba and glockenspiel, their voices burrow and soar. Here is a reverie, tender and powerful, beckoning listeners to elevate the stuff of... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Craft Stage
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11:00am

Give and Take Jugglers
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Give and Take Jugglers

Give and Take has been a consistent hit with both children and adults for over 40 years. Our highly interactive, comedic show uses traditions from vaudeville, circus arts, theater, and music to create a lively and wholesome performance that feels fresh and contemporary. We tailor... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Dulcimer Grove Circus Arts
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11:00am

The Bright Siders



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The Bright Siders

The Bright Siders present music that helps kids and families have meaningful conversations about emotions. Created by award-winning songwriter Kristin Andreassen and Brooklyn child psychiatrist Dr. Kari Groff, the Bright Siders feature excellent musicianship and skillful audience... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Dulcimer Grove
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11:00am

Good Morning Baltimore
with Brooks Long, Christen B, and Letitia VanSant

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Brooks Long

Brooks Long is a Baltimore rock & soul performer. Brooks has shared the stage with acts like Trombone Shorty and Rebirth Brass Band. He released the low-fi collection The Songster in 2011 and and formed backing band The Mad Dog No Good.  In 2014, Brooks began an apprenticeship with... Read More →
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Christen B

Christen B seamlessly blends electronic and acoustic instruments with transcendent vocals leaving listeners in a state of euphoria! This Baltimore native is changing the way people experience music. She allows the audience to watch as she masterfully layers unique sounds while looping... Read More →
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Letitia VanSant

Letitia VanSant's lyrics are at once personally and politically relevant. BBC Radio calls her "very, very good - a fascinating new artist" and Baltimore Art names her as one of the city's strongest American songwriters. Her distinctly intimate voice is fortified by sparse indie folk... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
Tank Stage
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11:00am

Sacred Steel
with The Lee Boys

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The Lee Boys

The Lee Boys are one of America's finest African-American sacred steel ensembles. This family group consists of three brothers, Alvin Lee (guitar), Derrick Lee and Keith Lee (vocals) along with their three nephews, Roosevelt Collier (pedal steel guitar), Alvin Cordy Jr. (7-string... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Camp Stage
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12:00pm

The Cornerstones
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The Cornerstones

The Cornerstones are a trio of musicians local to the Philadelphia, PA region, each different musical artists in their own way, but together create a new sound of acoustic roots music. Will Paynter and Jay Popky are the founding members of Sonoma Sound, but also play with many other... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Front Porch Stage
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12:00pm

Deuces Wild!
with Brother Oliver and Driftwood Soldier

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Brother Oliver

Brother Oliver is a South Carolina-based musical project formed by two brothers, Andrew & Stephen Oliver. The brothers deliver high-energy performances through the lens of a folk-rock / psych-rock aesthetic—a genre they've officially coined as "psychedelic folk-rock." Their explorative... Read More →
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Driftwood Soldier

Driftwood Soldier isn’t your average gutter-folk duo. Growling and crooning, muttering about lost love, brimstone, and the glorious view from the underside of a rusty world-order, Owen holds the rhythm on mandolin and foot percussion while Bobby stretches bass notes into lyrical... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Craft Stage
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12:00pm

Samul Nori with Kim So Ra
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Kim So Ra

A multi-award winning Korean traditional percussionist, composer, and ambassador of Honam Province Jeongeup folk music, Kim So Ra is one of the most skilled and prominent Janggu (Korean double-headed drum) players in Korea. Kim is known for her genre-bending performances combining... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Culture Tent
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12:00pm

North Star Puppets
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North Star Puppets

North Star Puppets, the "puppeteers of Folk Fest," return with more surprises and fun!  Look for our 16-foot-tall JO THE BANJO GIANT PUPPET walking the Festival grounds in the afternoons and evenings! Come say hi, snap a pic, and get a high five with the BIGGEST music fan around!   Come... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Dulcimer Grove
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12:00pm

WXPN Kids' Corner
Kathy O'Connell welcomes The Oot n'Oots

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Kathy O'Connell

Celebrating almost a quarter-century of hosting the acclaimed radio show "Kids Corner," Kathy O’Connell is a pioneer in the field of modern children’s radio. She has served as an advisor on children’s media and issues for the University of Pennsylvania, theAnnenberg International... Read More →
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The Oot n’ Oots

CFMA and WCMA nominated The Oot n’ Oots make kids music that is, to quote Jerry Garcia, not for kids only. Drawing on diverse influences from the history of rock n’ roll, this is a band with chops, soul, and swagger. Their original songs are wildly imaginative, brimming with humour... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Lobby Stage
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12:00pm

Women Who Love Women Who Make Music
Artists
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Kellie Loder

There is something truly extraordinary about Juno Award–nominee Kellie Loder. It’s there in her immensely poignant lyrics, which are set against dazzling, melodic folk/pop. And it’s there in the singer/songwriter’s electrifying live shows which simultaneously inspire profound... Read More →
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Lucy Spraggan

By the time Sheffield-raised, Canterbury-born photograph salesperson Lucy Spraggan had received rapturous applause for her performance of the self-penned "Last Night" during an X Factor 2012 audition, the singer/songwriter already had a self-released album to her name. October 2011's... Read More →
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Mariel Buckley

Few performers combine the lyrical heartfelt authenticity of classic country music with a steely-eyed intensity that compels an audience’s attention like Calgary, Alberta’s Mariel Buckley. Amidst a sea of neon-Nashville superstars, Buckley offers a crunchy, roots alternative... Read More →
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Wallis Bird

“It’s her humour and bold honesty that makes Bird so special ” The Guardian “The intensity of Wallis Bird’s sound will pin you to the wall.” Sydney Morning Herald “The sheer visceral energy of Wallis Bird could kick-start an entire economy.” The Irish Times It may... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Tank Stage
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12:10pm

Showcase: The Young'uns
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The Young’uns

Teesside trio The Young’uns have always had the human touch. In the space of little more than a decade - and just five years after giving up their day jobs - they have become one of UK folk music’s hottest properties and best loved acts.  Stockton Folk Club’s star graduates... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 12:10pm - 1:15pm
Camp Stage
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12:55pm

Joshua Fialkoff
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Joshua Fialkoff

Joshua Fialkoff fuses pop, funk, jazz, and soul, glues it together with smoky vocals, and sprinkles it with a variety of piano stylings that span the eras. The result: great music that moves your soul and body.


Sunday August 18, 2019 12:55pm - 1:40pm
Front Porch Stage
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1:00pm

City of Brotherly Love
with Oshima Brothers, and Brother Oliver

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Brother Oliver

Brother Oliver is a South Carolina-based musical project formed by two brothers, Andrew & Stephen Oliver. The brothers deliver high-energy performances through the lens of a folk-rock / psych-rock aesthetic—a genre they've officially coined as "psychedelic folk-rock." Their explorative... Read More →
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Oshima Brothers

Oshima Brothers' magnetic sibling sound and contagious joy result from a lifetime of making music together. Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, the brothers have honed a harmony-rich blend of contemporary folk and acoustic pop. On stage, Sean and Jamie create a surprisingly... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Craft Stage
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1:00pm

Give and Take Jugglers
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Give and Take Jugglers

Give and Take has been a consistent hit with both children and adults for over 40 years. Our highly interactive, comedic show uses traditions from vaudeville, circus arts, theater, and music to create a lively and wholesome performance that feels fresh and contemporary. We tailor... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dulcimer Grove Circus Arts
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1:00pm

Gather Round
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Gather Round

Group Singing in the Round! Join song leaders Connie Koppe, CJ Fitts, and Carol Sandler for a participatory morning of song! Don't just observe, Gather Round!


Sunday August 18, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Dulcimer Grove
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1:00pm

Martin Jam
Sunday August 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Culture Tent
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1:00pm

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Bluegrass
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Front Country

An acoustic band born in the land of tech innovation, Front Country was never going to be accepted as an authentic American roots band out of the gate. Cutting their teeth in progressive bluegrass jams in San Francisco's Mission District and rehearsing in the East Bay, they learned... Read More →
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Kruger Brothers

Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. Growing up in a family where music was an important part of life, they were exposed to a wide diversity of musical influences. The brothers were performing regularly... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm
Lobby Stage
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1:30pm

Wheel Decide
with Brooks Long, Steve Poltz, Peter Mulvey, Matt the Electrician, and Dave Gunning

Artists
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Brooks Long

Brooks Long is a Baltimore rock & soul performer. Brooks has shared the stage with acts like Trombone Shorty and Rebirth Brass Band. He released the low-fi collection The Songster in 2011 and and formed backing band The Mad Dog No Good.  In 2014, Brooks began an apprenticeship with... Read More →
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Dave Gunning

Dave Gunning is best defined as a master craftsman. Over the course of 23 years and 11 earlier albums, the Nova Scotian folk singer/songwriter has diligently sharpened his skills, developing into a poetic storyteller and emotionally convincing singer with few equals. The fruits of... Read More →
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Matt the Electrician

Matt the Electrician's music career has spanned the course of two decades, a dozen records, and thousands of shows. His music, however, remains rooted in his blue-collar electrician beginnings with lyricism that embraces the mundane, day-to-day, and beauty of the ordinary. Matt spent... Read More →
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Peter Mulvey

Peter Mulvey has been a songwriter, road-dog, raconteur and almost-poet since before he can remember. Raised working-class Catholic on the Northwest side of Milwaukee, he took a semester in Ireland, and immediately began cutting classes to busk on Grafton Street in Dublin and hitchhike... Read More →
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Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz is not normal. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) but has lived most of his life in Southern California and those geographic poles are quite likely responsible for his unhinged genius. He is a dual citizen - Canada/USA - but has often said that, "should a hostage... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Tank Stage
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1:30pm

Celtic Afternoon
with Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys, Talisk, and The John Byrne Band

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Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys

There’s no other band out around like Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys. Led by fiddling wiz Gordie “Crazy Legs” MacKeeman, the roots quartet features all-star pickers and singers, with everything from down-home country to reckless rockabilly to intricate bluegrass. Now... Read More →
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Talisk

Barely four years since their formation, Talisk have already stacked up several major awards for their pyrotechnic yet artfully woven sound - including Folk Band of the Year 2017
at the BBC Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, and a 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award. Mohsen Amini - the BBC Radio... Read More →
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The John Byrne Band

John Byrne’s latest recording, “The Immigrant and the Orphan” has been called “gorgeous, nostalgic..everything that tugs your soul and spills your blood and guts” (That Music Mag) and a “powerful, deeply moving work that stays with you long after you've heard it” (Sing... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 1:30pm - 3:50pm
Camp Stage
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1:50pm

j solomon
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j solomon

j solomon is an 18 year-old singer/songwriter from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He has been writing songs since he was seven, and playing guitar since he was 12. His music has been described as a mix between Jack Johnson and James Taylor, with Folksy undertones.


Sunday August 18, 2019 1:50pm - 2:35pm
Front Porch Stage
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2:00pm

Key Change
with Tami Neilson, Wallis Bird

Artists
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Amanda Shires

“It’s all rock & roll – no golf!” is how acclaimed singer/songwriter/violinist Amanda Shires describes her electrifying fifth album, To The Sunset. She’s borrowed a lyric from the effervescent track “Break Out the Champagne,” one of ten deftly crafted songs that comprise... Read More →
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Tami Neilson

"Tami Neilson is a fire-breathing belter on her own terms." - ROLLING STONE "There are singers, and then there is Tami Neilson, for whom the word singer just isn't big enough." -HMV "A great big canyon of a voice.." -DOWNBEAT With a soulful voice straight from the golden age of... Read More →
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Wallis Bird

“It’s her humour and bold honesty that makes Bird so special ” The Guardian “The intensity of Wallis Bird’s sound will pin you to the wall.” Sydney Morning Herald “The sheer visceral energy of Wallis Bird could kick-start an entire economy.” The Irish Times It may... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Craft Stage
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2:00pm

The Bright Siders
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The Bright Siders

The Bright Siders present music that helps kids and families have meaningful conversations about emotions. Created by award-winning songwriter Kristin Andreassen and Brooklyn child psychiatrist Dr. Kari Groff, the Bright Siders feature excellent musicianship and skillful audience... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Dulcimer Grove
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2:45pm

The Jayplayers
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The Jayplayers

This Americana act, based around the songwriting of Keeley McCue and Chris Weidensaul, has developed from an acoustic duo into a full electric band set up. The inclusion of bassist Michael Broda and drummer Tyler Kollinok into the fold, has resulted in their debut LP Glitter & Wine... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 2:45pm - 3:30pm
Front Porch Stage
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3:00pm

Tea & Toast
with Lucy Spraggan

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Lucy Spraggan

By the time Sheffield-raised, Canterbury-born photograph salesperson Lucy Spraggan had received rapturous applause for her performance of the self-penned "Last Night" during an X Factor 2012 audition, the singer/songwriter already had a self-released album to her name. October 2011's... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Craft Stage
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3:00pm

Folk Yeah!
with  Mariel Buckley and Driftwood Soldier

Artists
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Driftwood Soldier

Driftwood Soldier isn’t your average gutter-folk duo. Growling and crooning, muttering about lost love, brimstone, and the glorious view from the underside of a rusty world-order, Owen holds the rhythm on mandolin and foot percussion while Bobby stretches bass notes into lyrical... Read More →
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Mariel Buckley

Few performers combine the lyrical heartfelt authenticity of classic country music with a steely-eyed intensity that compels an audience’s attention like Calgary, Alberta’s Mariel Buckley. Amidst a sea of neon-Nashville superstars, Buckley offers a crunchy, roots alternative... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Culture Tent
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3:00pm

Give and Take Jugglers
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Give and Take Jugglers

Give and Take has been a consistent hit with both children and adults for over 40 years. Our highly interactive, comedic show uses traditions from vaudeville, circus arts, theater, and music to create a lively and wholesome performance that feels fresh and contemporary. We tailor... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dulcimer Grove Circus Arts
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3:00pm

The Oot n'Oots
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The Oot n’ Oots

CFMA and WCMA nominated The Oot n’ Oots make kids music that is, to quote Jerry Garcia, not for kids only. Drawing on diverse influences from the history of rock n’ roll, this is a band with chops, soul, and swagger. Their original songs are wildly imaginative, brimming with humour... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Dulcimer Grove
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3:00pm

Driver with Michael Braunfeld and The Boneyard Hounds
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Michael Braunfeld

Michael Braunfeld is, first and foremost, a storyteller. His songs capture the everyday triumphs and struggles of ordinary people. His characters –though trapped in the particular circumstances of their own lives –appeal to a universal audience.Michael was welcomed into the Writers... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Lobby Stage
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3:00pm

Happy Trails
Artists
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Andy Hedges

Andy Hedges is a songster, reciter, and guitarist. His varied repertoire includes classic cowboy poetry recitations, obscure cowboy songs, dust bowl ballads, and blues. Andy taught himself to play the guitar when he was 14 and began collecting classic cowboy poems and traditional... Read More →
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Dom Flemons

GRAMMY Award Winner, Two-Time EMMY Nominee, 2019 WAMMIE Award Winner- Dom Flemons is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area. He is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers over 100 years of American folklore... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Tank Stage
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3:40pm

The Carryons
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The Carryons

The Carryons are a Philadelphia-based trio that plays original Mediterranean Folk Jazz. Comprised of guitarist Ozzie Coe (Turkey) trumpeter Timothy Hill (Greece/USA) and bassist Christian Hencek (USA), the group fuses middle eastern rhythms and balkan melodies with jazz harmonies... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 3:40pm - 4:25pm
Front Porch Stage
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4:00pm

Boogie Woogie and Stride with Joshua Fialkoff
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Joshua Fialkoff

Joshua Fialkoff fuses pop, funk, jazz, and soul, glues it together with smoky vocals, and sprinkles it with a variety of piano stylings that span the eras. The result: great music that moves your soul and body.


Sunday August 18, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Culture Tent
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4:00pm

On the Shoulders of Giants with OSOG
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OSOG

OSOG stands for “On Shoulders Of Giants,” honoring their musical roots, and on the way to their unique sound, they have done some deep listening. You may be tempted to think: Americana, and that would be true, because their life-water comes from the same well. But the creature... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Lobby Stage

4:00pm

Sunday Evening Concert
  • Great Groove Band               4:00PM – 4:20PM
  • Kruger Brothers                     4:30PM – 5:15PM
  • Dom Flemons                        5:30PM – 6:15PM
  • Amanda Shires                      6:30PM – 7:20PM
  • Margo Price                            7:35PM – 8:35PM
  • David Crosby & Friends       8:50PM – 9:50PM


Hosted by Christine Lavin!

Artists
avatar for Amanda Shires

Amanda Shires

“It’s all rock & roll – no golf!” is how acclaimed singer/songwriter/violinist Amanda Shires describes her electrifying fifth album, To The Sunset. She’s borrowed a lyric from the effervescent track “Break Out the Champagne,” one of ten deftly crafted songs that comprise... Read More →
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Christine Lavin

Christine Lavin began her professional life as a waitress at the Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs in 1975. That's where she met Dave Van Ronk, who encouraged her to relocate to NYC so that he could teach her how to play her guitar properly. Forty-two years later she’s recorded 23... Read More →
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David Crosby & Friends

Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby is heading out on tour in May and June. Joining him will be five musical friends, collectively and affectionately known as the ‘Skytrails Band’. James Raymond on keys, Mai... Read More →
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Dom Flemons

GRAMMY Award Winner, Two-Time EMMY Nominee, 2019 WAMMIE Award Winner- Dom Flemons is originally from Phoenix, Arizona and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area. He is known as “The American Songster” since his repertoire of music covers over 100 years of American folklore... Read More →
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Kruger Brothers

Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. Growing up in a family where music was an important part of life, they were exposed to a wide diversity of musical influences. The brothers were performing regularly... Read More →
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Margo Price

A lot can change in a year: markets boom and bust, trends come and go, presidents get elected. In 2015, Margo Price was a country underdog just trying to keep enough gas in the tank to get to the next gig, but by the end of 2016, she was one of the genre’s most celebrated new artists... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Martin Guitar Stage
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4:35pm

CAMPFIRE WINNER
Sunday August 18, 2019 4:35pm - 5:20pm
Front Porch Stage
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5:00pm

PHL Live with Marion Halliday & Trickster Sister, j solomon, and The Jayplayers
Artists
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j solomon

j solomon is an 18 year-old singer/songwriter from Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He has been writing songs since he was seven, and playing guitar since he was 12. His music has been described as a mix between Jack Johnson and James Taylor, with Folksy undertones.
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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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The Jayplayers

This Americana act, based around the songwriting of Keeley McCue and Chris Weidensaul, has developed from an acoustic duo into a full electric band set up. The inclusion of bassist Michael Broda and drummer Tyler Kollinok into the fold, has resulted in their debut LP Glitter & Wine... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Culture Tent
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5:00pm

Klezmer Dance Party
Artists
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Dan Blacksberg’s Frielach’s Music

Philadelphia trombonist and bandleader Dan Blacksberg's group Frielachs Music will bring a program of klezmer music spanning from the old world to our world. Featuring a band of internationally renowned klezmer stars such as Philly's own klezmer trumpet legend, Susan Watts, Freilachs... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Lobby Stage
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6:00pm

Electronic Folk with Christen B
Artists
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Christen B

Christen B seamlessly blends electronic and acoustic instruments with transcendent vocals leaving listeners in a state of euphoria! This Baltimore native is changing the way people experience music. She allows the audience to watch as she masterfully layers unique sounds while looping... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Culture Tent
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7:00pm

Not Suitable for Children with Steve Poltz and Shirley Gnome
Artists
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Shirley Gnome

Shirley Gnome, “the Queen troubadour of intelligent black comic sex balladry” (Edmonton Journal) is a performer whose all-original music about human nature is hilarious, uncensored, honest, subversive, raunchy, irreverent, witty, empowering, taboo, satirical and not for the faint... Read More →
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Steve Poltz

Steve Poltz is not normal. He was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) but has lived most of his life in Southern California and those geographic poles are quite likely responsible for his unhinged genius. He is a dual citizen - Canada/USA - but has often said that, "should a hostage... Read More →


Sunday August 18, 2019 7:00pm - 7:50pm
Culture Tent