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Saturday, August 17
 

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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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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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
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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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Sunday, August 18
 

11:00am

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

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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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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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 →
avatar for Mariel Buckley

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 →
avatar for Wallis Bird

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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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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3:00pm

Happy Trails
Artists
avatar for Andy Hedges

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 →
avatar for Dom Flemons

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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