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Friday, August 16
 

10:00am EDT

Great Groove Band Rehearsal

Friday August 16, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am EDT
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12:00pm EDT

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 EDT
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7:30pm EDT

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 EDT
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Saturday, August 17
 

10:00am EDT

Great Groove Band Rehearsal

Saturday August 17, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am EDT
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12:00pm EDT

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 EDT
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6:30pm EDT

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 EDT
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7:30pm EDT

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

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 →


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

10:00am EDT

Great Groove Band Rehearsal

Sunday August 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:50am EDT
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12:00pm EDT

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 EDT
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1:00pm EDT

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Bluegrass
Artists
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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 EDT
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3:00pm EDT

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 EDT
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4:00pm EDT

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 EDT
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5:00pm EDT

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 EDT
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