Sunday, June 26th, 2022
Doors 7:30pm | Music 8pm
$13 Members | $15 Not-Yet-Members | $15 Streaming
The Martin Stage Melee is a contest to find YOUR favorite artist in the Philadelphia region. 32 acts will compete in 8 sets of 4 to advance to a final round where one act will receive a coveted headlining slot on the Martin Guitar stage at the 60th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival August 18-22, 2022. Attendees in person and virtually via the livestream will be able to vote for their favorite to win! Support your favorite act or take a chance on a night of incredible new-to-you artists.
Tickets are available IN PERSON at the PFS Venue or streaming Online here at folkfest.org
Nardello’s fans describe her as relatable, passionate, soulful, and unapologetically real. A modern torch bearer for the powerful, independent female folk singer. Janis Ian meets Janice Joplin! Nardello’s refined accessibility draws from folk, rock & pop. She can tug at your heartstrings with her softer tunes and get you dancing on your feet with her upbeat songs and powerful voice. Nardello won a contest and had the opportunity to sing with Brandi Carlile at Carlile’s all women’s festival in Mexico and was then named a top “Emerging Artist To Know” by NPR. Nardello is working hard on new music for a 2022 release!
Erin Fox has performed in various outfits in the Philadelphia music community for nearly two decades before stepping out to record her own music. She began working on her first full-length solo album, “Forbidden Youth” in 2017 and subsequent EP, “Your Joy” in 2018. She previewed much of the material from her new album, “Fuzzy Logic” for NPR’s Unprecedented Sessions series in Winter 2021.
Fox’s compulsive expressions encompass a dark ambiance of quirky chord structures, poetically intense lyrics, and distinctly haunting harmonies that amuse a vast range of emotion all the while continuously documenting life’s challenges.