May 23-25 ~ GottaGetGon Folk Festival

Saratoga County Fairgrounds/Ballston Spa, NY

Michael Jerome Browne • Gina Forsyth • The Murphy Beds (Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary) • Molly Andrews • New Folk; Hannah Rosen, MC • Alex Smith • The Irregulars (Vt) • South Carolina Broadcasters

May 22-25 ~ DelFest

Allegany County Fairgrounds/Cumberland, MD

The Del McCoury Band • The String Cheese Incident • Ricky Skaggs & Bruce Hornsby w/ Yonder Mountain String Band • Railroad Earth - Hot Rize feat. Red Knuckles & The Trailblazers • Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn • The Travelin’ McCourys • Greensky Bluegrass • Carolina Chocolate Drops • The Devil Makes Three • Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott • The Gibson Brothers • Sierra Hull • Jim Lauderdale • Chris Jones &The Night Drivers • The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band • Kruger Brothers • The Duhks • Joe Craven • Shook Twins • The Deadly Gentlemen • Spirit Family Reunion • Cabinet • The California Honeydrops • Rebecca Frazier and Hit & Run • The Unseen Strangers • T Sisters • Horseshoes & Hand Grenades

May 22 - June 8 ~ Kerrville Folk Festival

Quiet Valley Ranch/Kerrville, TX  830/257-3600

Dale Watson • Judy Collins • John Flynn • Terri Hendrix • Ian Moore • Moors & McCumber • Mary  Gauthier • Steve Seskin • Allen ShambIin • Vance Gilbert • Michael Smith • Trout Fishing in America • Mr. Pancake (Frank Meyer) • Brennan Leigh & Noel McKay • Shake Russell & Michael Hearne • Ray Chesna • Dana Cooper • James Hill • Jeff Black • Billy Jonas • Eliza Gilkyson • Harpeth Rising • Steve Forbert • Albert & Gage • Bobbi Bridger • Others TBA

The southward shift of the polar vortex, and its effect on the jet stream during the 2013-14 winter, turned New York City into Anchorage, Alaska. Frequent online weather checks showed that, on many days, Manhattan was as cold as or colder than Anchorage. Moving around outdoors and getting things done was difficult in subfreezing, single-digit temperatures. As a diehard climate change/global warming adherent, I have a hard time believing things are going to get any better. I have a nagging sense of lurking doom. This recalls a familial interaction during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962. A still-green college student, with only a modicum of historical perspective, I hysterically blurted out to my father (realizing how ridiculous I sounded as soon as the words left my lips): “Dad! They’re gonna blow up the world! What are we gonna do?!!” With his blue-collar mindset and workingman’s aplomb, he said, “Eat. Sleep. Go to work. Get laid…” It turned out to be the smartest thing he ever said to me.

Pete Seeger said, “Participation — that’s what’s going to save the human race.”

Whether we survive or not, for now, we still have the music…

Summer Festivals at Warwick Valley Winery

114 Little York Road, Warwick, NY   845-258-4858


24,25, 26:  Dylan Fest  |  A Weekend Tribute to Bob Dylan

Saturday-Dead on the Tracks, Mike Corbin, The Kennedys,

    Hollis Brown, The Complete Unknowns

Sunday- Anthony Fiore, E’lissa Jones Band, Uncle Shoehorn, Rod

    MacDonald, The Kennedys, Waynard and Rainbow Full of Sound

Monday- The Whitney Rose, Evan and Lesley, Rod MacDonald,

    The Kennedys, Bill Kirchen

June 28:  British Invasion  |  ‘60s UK groups that stormed America

June 29:  Watkins Glen Revisited  |  Summer Jam of 1973 Tribute

Aug 2-3: Cash & Country Weekend | Country Saturday / Black

    Sunday – Tribute to Johnny Cash

Aug 23 24: Dead Weekend | Tribute to the Grateful Dead

Strawberry Park Festivals

42 Pierce Rd, Preston, CT (860) 886-1944  

May 29 - June 1 ~ Bluegrass

Grass Routes • Boxcar Lilies • Gail Wade Turning Point • South Carolina Broadcasters • Cold Chocolate • Flatt Rabbit • Nora Jane Struthers • Cricket Tell the Weather • Monica Rizzio and Old Kings Highway • Tennessee Mafia Jug Band • The Greencards • Clair Lynch Band • Hot Mustard • Sierra Hull • Stray Birds • Boxcars • Dry Branch Fire Squad  • Grascals

June 6-9 ~ Cajun/Zydeco

  1. Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys • The Pine Leaf Boys • The Revelers • Dennis Stroughmatt and the Creole Stomp • Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys • Bonsoir Catin • Lil Wayne & Same Ol’ 2-Step • Li’l Anne & Hot Cayenne • Planet Zydeco • Slippery Sneakers • JimmyJo & The Jumbol’ayuhs • C’est Bon

May 15-18 ~ Spring Gulch Folk Festival

Spring Gulch Resort Campground, 475 Lynch Road,
New Holland, PA

John Gorka • Antje Duvekot • The Boxcars • Tom Chapin (Family Show) • Mustard’s Retreat • Michael Braunfeld • Vinegar Creek Constituency • Spuyten Duyvil • BeauSoleil • Brother Sun • Craig Bickhardt • Cassie and Maggie MacDonald • Alexis P. Suter Band • Nora Jane Struthers and the Party Line • Mary  Gauthier • The Grand Slambovians

June 5-8 ~ Warren Haynes’ Mountain Jam

Hunter Mountain, NY

Allman Brothers Band • Bob Weir & RatDog • Gov’t Mule • Pretty Lights • The Avett Brothers • Tedeschi Trucks Band • Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley • Jeff Tweedy • Michael Franti & Spearhead • Umphrey’s McGee • Chris Robinson Brotherhood • Trampled By Turtles • Dark Star Orchestra • Robert Randolph & The Family Band • Blitzen Trapper • Beats Antique • Jackie Greene • Anders Osborne • Antibalas • Lucius • Valerie June • Moon Taxi • The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (ft. Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl) • Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds • Reignwolf • Jonathan Wilson • The Weeks • Treetop Flyers • Sean Rowe • Connor Kennedy • Citizens Band Radio • Elijah & The Moon • Copious Jones • The Dirty Gems • K-Jamm • The Dough Rollers • Ratboy Jr. • Paul Green Rock Academy

June 5-8 ~ Roots on The River

Bellows Falls, Vermont, I-91, Exit 6    Info: 866-484-3669

Hosted by James McMurtry featuring:

• Curtis McMurtry • The Bottle Rockets • Mary Gauthier • Carolyn Wonderland • JD McPherson • Sean Rowe • Poor Old Shine • Heather Maloney Band  • Caitlin Canty • Hayley Reardon • The Meadows Brothers • and many more

June 19-22 ~ Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Telluride, CO  Tel: 800/624-2422

Brandi Carlile • Nickel Creek • Del McCoury Band • John Cowan, John McFee and Friends • The Lone Bellow • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen • Chris Thile • Steve Winwood • Dave Rawlings Machine • Béla Fleck and the Colorado Symphony • Tim O’Brien & Darrell Scott • Jason Isbell • Keller Williams with The Travelin’ McCourys • Aoife O’Donovan • Chatham County Line • Leftover Salmon featuring Bill Payne • Sam Bush Band • Telluride Troubadour • Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory • Yonder Mountain String Band • Punch Brothers • Peter Rowan • Front Country • Ray Lamontagne • Greensky Bluegrass • Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester • Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider • Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers • Dailey & Vincent

June 21 & 22 ~ Clearwater Festival 2014

Great Hudson River Revival

Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Lucinda Williams • Puss ‘N’ Boots feat. Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson, Catherine Popper • Rufus Wainwright • The Mavericks • moe.Acoustic • Richard Thompson • Martin Sexton • David Bromberg Big Band • Josh Ritter • Dar Williams • Jake Shimabukuro • Buckwheat Zydeco •  Bettye LaVette • Lake Street Dive • Laurie Berkner • Tom Paxton • The Klezmatics • Dan Bern • Bernice Johnson Reagon • Houndmouth • Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely • David Amram • Tom Chapin • Holly Near & Emma’s Revolution • Guy Davis • Rory Block • Delhi 2 Dublin • Garland Jeffreys • Wild Asparagus • Jay Ungar & Molly Mason • Tony Trischka • Pete Francis (of Dispatch) • Spirit Family Reunion • Josh White Jr. • Arc Iris •  Ricardo Lemvo • The Como Mamas • Laura Cantrell • John Fullbright • M.A.K.U. Soundsystem • Martha Redbone Roots Project • The Revelers • Joseph Firecrow • The Vanaver Caravan • Work o’ the Weavers • Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew • Margo Thunderbird • Brother Joscephus and the Love Revolution • Arm-of-the-Sea Theater • Elizabeth Mitchell • Thomasina Winslow • The Ebony Hillbillies • Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer • Marva P. Clark • Linda Richards • The Storycrafters • Peninnah Scham • Joseph and Jesse Bruchac • Davis Bates • Carol Birch • Bill Gordh • Jackson Gillman • Bob Reiser • Bairbre McCarthy • Judith Heineman and Dan Marcotte • Children at the Well •  Walkabout Clearwater Chorus • The Rivertown Kids •  Dog on Fleas • Dan Einbender • Rik Palieri & George Mann • Roger the Jester • Betty and the Baby Boomers • Hudson Valley Sally • Paul Richmond • Bernardo Palombo • Rick Nestler • Jacob and David Bernz • Matt Turk •  Dirty Stay Out Skifflers • Edukated Fleas • Donna Nestler • Jan Christensen • Mel and Vinnie • Todd Crowley • Tinhorn Calico • Wild Swan Band • Keith Leaf • Nate Marshall • Ezzell Floranina

May 17-18 ~ Muses in the Vineyard

Four Sisters Winery, Belvedere, NJ

Christine Havrilla • Sarah Ayers Band • Trina Hamlin • Sarah Blacker • Regina Sayles • Kathy Moser • Shawnee Kilgore • Red Molly • Amy Speace • Danielle Miraglia • Maura Kennedy • Jess Klein • Camela Widad • Mara Levine with Caroline Cutroneo

Our roster of festival performers begins with Spring Gulch. Two old favorites, John Gorka and Antje Duvekot, headline this year’s event. Not to be overlooked, however, is the kick-ass band from Yonkers, Spuyten Duyvil. As Fordham radio DJ John Platt said when they burst upon the scene a few years ago, “They’re the real deal.” Brother Sun, Beausoleil, and Mary Gauthier are also great additions.

Muses in the Vineyard is a celebration of the women of folk music, thus, all female acts. We can’t quarrel with the choices of Red Molly, Amy Speace and superwoman Trina Hamlin (we love her so).

It’s for certain that Delfest will attract the “creme de la creme” of bluegrass and folk. In addition to The Del McCoury Band, we take note of Tim O’Brien, Darrell Scott, Bela Fleck paired with Abigail Washburn, and  those Canadian barn-burners, The Duhks. Joe Craven is a professor of the connectivity of roots music with every other style. We first saw Joe live at the 2013 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference and hope to see him more often here in the Northeast.

The Kerrville website provided a partial listing of featured performers. The names that jump out at us are Judy Collins, John Flynn, Eliza Gilkyson and Dale Watson. Our first introduction to Dale was via his Truckin’ Sessions album. It came as a surprise to learn that his father was the revered bluegrass legend, Doc Watson.

At GottaGetGon, once again, we are unfamiliar with many of the names, but can’t help being intrigued by the moniker, The Murphy Beds. We see that this is a participatory festival where attendees who also play can jam with “official” performers.

There are a bunch of tribute festivals throughout the summer at Warwick Winery. The first one is always their tribute to Bob Dylan. We especially like Rod MacDonald, The Kennedys and Bill Kirchen, but want to make sure that nobody overlooks the brilliant fiddler E’lissa Jones and her band.

There’s a one-two punch of bluegrass and zydeco at Strawberry Park on back-to-back weekends. At the bluegrass festival, there are some heavy hitters like The Greencards and the Clair Lynch Band, who’ve been around awhile. There are also some newer names like Sierra Hull, Cricket Tell the Weather and our newest darlings, the Boxcar Lilies. Additionally, we see that Monica Rizzi, formerly of Tripping Lily, is here with a new band, Old Kings Highway. Listeners may liken her singing to a cross between Mindy Smith and Alison Krauss. She’s a marvelous fiddler as well.

Steve Riley & The Mamou Playboys are the headliners at the Strawberry Park Cajun zydeco festival, and there’s certainly no problem with that. There’s Louisiana dripping off Jeffery Broussard and the Creole Cowboys as well. We know a lot of people who travel many miles to dance to this music and we’re sure that all these bands will make those miles worthwhile.

A non-stop flow of groups will keep booties shakin’ at Warren Haynes’ Mountain Jam. Although Warren has stated that he’ll stop touring with the Allman Brothers Band, they’re playing at this festival and we’ll bet the mortgage that he’ll be sitting in. Derek Trucks, also an Allman Brothers Band member (who’s also leaving), is here with his own group, the Tedeschi Trucks Band. The “Tedeschi,” for the two or three people who didn’t already know, refers to Derek’s guitar-slinging, singing wife, Susan. We’re intrigued by The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, which features John Lennon’s son, Sean.

There are a whole slew of Amidon family members once again at Old Songs Festival. We’re only familiar with Sam, offspring of Peter and Mary Alice, whose songs are contemporary but still have a traditional feel. If our old friend, guitar-slinger Brooks Williams, can show up here, why not Sam? We’re not sure if this is the first time The Stray Birds are performing here, but we are sure that their virtuosity is going to make them an instant favorite of this audience.

The organizers at the Great Blue Heron Music Festival show great acumen in booking both Donna the Buffalo and The Horse Flies. Donna has shown the ability to induce a trance-like effect on revelers with a penchant for dancing while the music is playing. It’s sort of a Grateful Dead-meets -bluegrass-meets-zydeco thing. We’ve seen The Horse Flies have that effect as well. Although we’re unfamiliar with many of these bands, we like the sound of Plastic Nebraska, Stewed Mulligan and Hindu Cowboys.  Nobody’s getting bored at this festival!

Caramoor has struck gold again this year, getting Rosanne Cash as a headliner. She’s got a new album out that’s getting rave reviews and this show is going to mesmerize. The people we like the most during the afternoon are Tony Trischka and Michael Daves, Miss Tess & the Talkbacks, Joe Crookston, Cricket Tell the Weather and Spuyten Duyvil. I first heard Miss Tess & the Talkbacks when American Roots organizer Maggie Landau presented them at her summertime MadSq. series in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park. Having come of age during the era of the rockabilly explosion, I was thrilled when Tess and her band perfectly replicated the rockabilly sound, sending me back to the ’50s through a tear in the time warp.

There are a lot of Canadian names that are new to us (except Feist) at Mariposa, but we’re glad to see that stalwart Americans Ani DiFranco, Dar Williams and Rosanne Cash have made it into the mix.

July 4-6  ~ Great Blue Heron Music Festival

Wait Corners Road , Sherman, NY   716-487-1781

Donna the Buffalo • The Horse Flies • The Town Pants • Holy Ghost Tent Revival • Jimkata • Red Dog Run • Big Leg Emma • Smackdab • Mosaic Foundation • Plastic Nebraska • The Ragbirds • Driftwood • Matt Homan and the Bluegrass Disciples • Ron Yarosz & The Vehicle • Tiger Maple String Band • Stewed Mulligan • Hindu Cowboys • Amanda Barton, Bill Ward • The Bogarts • Falling Hollywood • Claire Stuczynski • Ken Hardley • Max Garcia Conover • Black Rock Zydeco • Jim Donovan • Honey Spine • The Cabin Killers • Cindy “Love” Haight • Symba • 12/8 Path Band • Uncle Claud’s Heron Family Band • Naryan Padmanabha

June 27-29  ~ Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music & Dance

Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, NY

Peter & Mary Alice Amidon • Stefan Amidon • Annie & the Hedonists • Anita Best • Debra Cowan • Comas • Todd Crowley’s Musical Petting Zoo • De Temps Antan • John Dickson • Fennig’s All-Star String Band • The Fourth Wall • Stu Fuchs • Groovemama • Ankie, Nanne & Tseard • Ken & Brad Kolodner • Long Time Courting • Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette • Matuto • Timothy Mason, Trio of Poets • Will Mentor • Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman • Nor’easter • Panache Quartet • Ocean Quartet • John Roberts • Roger the Jester • Lauren Sheehan • Sheesham and Lotus & ‘Son • Bill Spence • Toby Stover • The Stray Birds • Swallowtail • Jake Thomas • Vanaver Caravan • Vishten • Brooks Williams • George Wilsono

Things are going to get interesting, in an activist sort of way, at Roots on the River with James McMurtry hosting. There may be no finer songwriter alive who can castigate the corporate elite. We see that Heather Maloney and Caitlin Canty have been included. If the festival organizers had been able to include Darlingside, it would have been a trifecta, since both singers have close ties to this fast-rising “string-rock” band. For the time being, however, the attendees will have to be content with the likes of The Bottle Rockets and Poor Old Shine. Not too shabby.

The Telluride Bluegrass Festival is taking a back seat to no one in talent. There’s the re-formed Nickel Creek, Del McCoury, The Lone Bellow, Steve Winwood (didn’t know he played bluegrass, but who’s complaining? — not me), Leftover Salmon, Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Aoife O’Donovan … yikes! The talent alone will have the audience gasping. In that thin mountain air, better bring your own oxygen.

Steve Lurie and his team have knocked it out of the park yet again at Clearwater Festival. A bill that boasts the likes of Lucinda Williams, Rufus Wainwright and Richard Thompson has become typical since Steve began booking this festival. We’re happy to see that the galvanizing Josh Ritter has been invited back. While we’re using that word, let’s take notice of Martin Sexton. That voice has dazzling folks for about two decades now. I should probably be embarrassed to admit it, but this will be the first chance I’ll be getting to hear Jake Shimabukuro, live. It will be interesting to see what Norah Jones has in store with her group, Puss ‘N’ Boots. This is an incredibly jam-packed roster, and it’s going to be tough to pick what stage to be at during the two days.

June 28 ~ American Roots Music Festival

at Caramoor

149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York  12:30pm

Evening Feature: Rosanne Cash w/ The Lone Bellow

Afternoon Performances: Bruce Molsky • Tony Trischka &
Michael Daves • Kim & Reggie Harris • Miss Tess & the Talkbacks
• Joe Crookston • Cricket Tell the Weather • Spuyten Duyvil
• Walkabout Clearwater Chorus

July 4-6 ~  Mariposa Folk Festival

Tudhope Park, Orillia, ON, Canada

Ani DiFranco • Birds of Chicago • Craig Cardiff • Dar Williams • Eileen Laverty Trio • Elephant Revival • Ennis • Hydra (featuring AroarA, Feist, Snowblink) • Ian Tamblyn • Keith Secola • Kim Wempe • Maria Dunn • PrufRock Shadowrunner • Red Wanting Blue • Rosanne Cash • Seryn • Sugar Brown • The Carper Family • The Harpoonist and The Axe Murderer • The JD Edwards Band • The Most Loyal • The Paper Kites • Three Little Birds • Tim Chaisson • Trevor Gordon Hall • Union Duke • Zachary Lucky

July 5-6 ~ New Bedford Folk Festival

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park,

New Bedford, MA

Barbo • Beaucoup Blue • Craig Bickhardt • Benoit Bourque • Kate Campbell • Ronny Cox • Joe Crookston • Chrissy Crowley • Cliff Eberhardt • Jonathan Edwards • Bob Franke • Gail Finnie • Marina Evans • Vance Gilbert • Bill Harley • Matt and Shannon Heaton • John Gorka • Anne Hills • Pete and Maura Kennedy • Christine Lavin and Don White • Mike Laureanno • Zoë Lewis • Grace and the RSO • The Murphy Beds • New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus • Chris Pahud • Poor Old Shine • Hayley Reardon • RUNA • Sacred Harp with The Beans • Chris Smither • Devon Sproule • Spuyten Duyvil • Art Tebbetts • Steve Tilston • Jeff Warner

We’re happy to welcome back a lot of old friends to New Bedford this year. Among these are Fast Folk alumni Christine Lavin, John Gorka and Cliff Eberhardt; the father-and-son tandem of David and Adrian Mowry known as Beaucoup Blue (David rips off some of the cleanest, most lyrical slide guitar licks we’ve ever heard); Pete and Maura Kennedy and Joe Crookston, all of whom write anthemic songs that can provide uplift during these discouraging times; and Vance Gilbert, an acquaintance since the mid-’90s, when his soaring vocals and outrageous humor won over vast audiences. We’re disappointed, however, to see no mention of genre-bending fiddler extraordinaire Jeremy Kittel, in attendance for the past two years. We hoped he’d be the heir apparent to the late, sorely missed Johnny Cunningham, whose yearly appearances at New Bedford brought magic to the proceedings. Oh, well… we can always hope for next year.

Winnipeg has a cavalcade of roots stars, such as Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joan Baez and Bonnie Raitt. It’s quite a mix. Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion provide lineage to folk royalty, while Amy Helm does the same for roots-rock. We know James McMurtry will rock out, while Jake Shimabukuro shreds it on uke. Speaking of shredding, We hope The Bros. Landreth will be doing just that, even if Sonny isn’t part of the act.

The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival has longtime participants Ellis Paul and Jimmy LaFave, while it also brings in newer acts such as Rebecca Loebe. Since John Fullbright is an Okemah native (and brilliant songwriter as well), it’s fitting that he “represent.”

Grey Fox is pretty much the “monster of the Northeast” when it comes to bluegrass festivals. Many from Delfest are here: Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott, Nickel Creek, The Deadly Gentlemen (whose banjo wizard, Greg Liszt, started in Crooked Still), The Travelin’ McCourys and Del himself. His 75th birthday party is being called a “Delebration.” It’s nice to see that Aoife O’Donovan, another Crooked Still alumna, has gained widespread fame as a solo act (while fronting her own band).

July 9-13 ~ Winnipeg Folk Festival

Birds Hill Park, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Aaron Burnett • Aisha Alfa • Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers • Ani DiFranco • Baskery • Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite • Bonnie Raitt • Boy & Bear • Bry Webb •  Buffy Sainte-Marie •  Calypso Rose • Cara Luft • Chic Gamine • Como Mamas • Corb Lund • Daniel Bachman • Daniel Romano • Danny Barnes • David Bridie • David Myles • Della Mae • Elephant Revival • Fortunate Ones • Fox & Branch • Frank Yamma •  Geomungo Factory •  Grace & Tony • Grant Lawrence • Gustavo with The Green Fools • Guy Forsyth • Hiss Golden Messenger • Hurray For The Riff Raff • Ismaila Alfa • Jake Shimabukuro • James Hill •  James McMurtry •  Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything  •  Joan Baez •  Joe Nolan • John Hammond • JP Hoe • Kacy & Clayton • Koo Koo Kanga Roo • Langhorne Slim & The Law •  Left Lane Cruiser •  Les Poules à Colin • Little Miss Higgins & The Winnipeg Five • Marie-Claude • Martha Redbone Roots Project • Mexican Institute Of Sound • Michael Bernard Fitzgerald •  Mr Mark •  Namgar • Noura Mint Seymali • Oliver Swain’s Big Machine •  Palenke Soultribe •  Reuben and the Dark • Ross Ainslie & Jarlath Henderson • Ruth Moody •  Samantha Martin • Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion • Scarlett Jane • Shakey Graves • Sharon Van Etten • Shinyribs • Shovels & Rope •  Spirit Family Reunion •  Sunparlour Players •  Sweet Alibi • The Both (feat. Aimee Mann & Ted Leo) • The Bros. Landreth • The Deep Dark Woods • The Relatives • The Rua Macmillan • The Sheepdogs • The Strumbellas • The Wilderness Of Manitoba • The Wood Brothers • The Wooden Sky • Whitney Rose

July 9-13 ~ Woody Guthrie Folk Festival

Okemah, OK

Ellis Paul • Jimmy LaFave • Annie Guthrie • Joel Rafael • Tim Easton • Don Conoscenti • David Amram • Ronny Elliott • Ramsay Midwood • Rebecca Loebe • Red Dirt Rangers • Parker Millsap and Michael Rose • Ronny Cox • John Wort Hannam • Larry Long • Wink Burcham • Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines • Michael Fracasso • Paul Benjaman • Folk Uke • John Fullbright • Radoslav Lorkovic


July 17-20 ~ Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival

The Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Road, Oak Hill, NY

Hosted by Dry Branch Fire Squad • Nickel Creek • Del McCoury’s 75th Birthday Delebration • The Gibson Brothers  • Carolina Chocolate Drops • Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott • Keller Williams and The Travelin’ McCourys • Claire Lynch Band • Steep Canyon Rangers • Della Mae • Balsam Range • The Deadly Gentlemen • Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen • Jim Lauderdale featuring Della Mae • Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers • Red Wine • Elephant Revival  • Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line • The HillBenders • Aoife O’Donovan Band • Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys • The Steel Wheels • Town Mountain • Wood & Wire • The Barley Jacks • The Barefoot Movement • Gangstagrass • Lonely Heartstring Band • Mama Corn • Bill Keith • John Kirk, Trish Miller & Quickstep • Red June • Caribou Mountain Collective • Mala and Fyrmoon • High Rock Mountain