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Friday, August 16
 

11:00am

Magical Mystery Tour
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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
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1:00pm

Martin Jam
Friday August 16, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm
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3:00pm

So Skookum with The East Pointers and Kaia Kater
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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
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4:00pm

Kia Ora with Māmā Mihirangi & The Māreikura
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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
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5:00pm

Shakin' with Mwenso and the Shakes
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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
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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

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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 →
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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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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
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Saturday, August 17
 

10:00am

PFS Member Meeting
Saturday August 17, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am
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11:00am

Mike Miller Celebratory SING
Saturday August 17, 2019 11:00am - 11:50am
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12:00pm

New Found Songs of Newfoundland
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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
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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
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2:00pm

Dreaded Women
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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
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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
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4:00pm

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

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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
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5:00pm

Like Buttah
with Quarter Horse and 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 →
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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
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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
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Sunday, August 18
 

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
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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
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1:00pm

Martin Jam
Sunday August 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:50pm
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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
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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
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5:00pm

PHL Live with Marion Halliday & Trickster Sister, j solomon, and The Jayplayers
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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
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6:00pm

Electronic Folk with Christen B
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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
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7:00pm

Not Suitable for Children with Steve Poltz and Shirley Gnome
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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
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