59th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival August 13-16, 2020


PFS Presents Mavens in the Round – 6/09 at 7:30pm

Come experience a unique night of incredible songs, storytelling and collaboration in an intimate listening room environment. Marion Halliday will host an in-the-round concert showcasing some of the best female-identified songwriters and storytellers of our region.

About the Artists:
Drawing comparisons from Adele to Janis Joplin, Katie Feeney is a versatile and dynamic singer and bandleader in Philadelphia, PA. The powerhouse contralto fronts 8-piece funk rock band You Do You and moonlights as cosmic country crooner, Roberta Faceplant in addition to several cover projects.



Meaghan Kyle is a Philadelphia based singer-songwriter. She is formerly one third of the Americana vocal harmony trio, No Good Sister, whose 2017 album You Can Love Me garnered a glowing 3.5 star review in the Philadelphia Inquirer and found its way to the Americana Billboard charts and on airwaves across the globe.With No Good Sister she played such stages as WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival, the mainstage of the Philadelphia Folk Festival, as an Emerging Artist at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, MusikFest, SXSW, and some of the best listening rooms from Boston to Austin.

While Meaghan is currently writing her first solo album, you can find her locally performing in Philadelphia’s favorite venues, listening rooms and clubs such as World Café Live, Ardmore Music Hall and Milkboy.

Meaghan has recently teamed up with fellow Philadelphia singer-songwriter Scott Silipigni to form the Americana duo, The Duvals, writing and playing new original music. They are currently working on their first album together, and will hit the Philly music scene with live performances this summer.

She continues to love singing harmony with other bands and artists, and is a member of the NJ based Rock-Country band Bullzeye, and sits in with the Steely Dan tribute band Countdown to Ecstasy. Other bands and artists she has performed and/or recorded with include Nicole Atkins, Tom Brosseau, Gregory Page, Kenny Rogers, Christie Lenée, Jefferson Berry, A Fistful of Sugar, Shane Dodd, Midnight Singers, Neil Nathan, Rich Adams, and many more.

Originally from Maryland, her first love was musical theatre. She kicked off her professional career as a teenager doing eight shows a week in the local dinner theatre’s production of Hello, Dolly! She graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in Musical Theatre.


Marion Halliday, a native Kentuckian now splitting her time between Louisville and Philadelphia, has been a professional singer much of her life. In 2016, she turned to songwriting and performing her own music, an urban influenced modern folk concoction that reflects her bluegrass and bourbon-infused roots. Marion’s first solo full-length album, released July 2019, RINGS AROUND SATURN, debuted at #3 on US/International folk radio charts; the album also made the FAI listing of Top Albums for 2019. In the last three years, Marion has appeared as a featured songwriter on many stages and festivals across the US and has garnered other accolades including being named runner-up for Best of Philly Live Performer.


Lia Menaker delivers soulful, expressive vocals with a unique blend of pop, electronic, and alternative R&B. With expressive, soulful vocals soaring over a mix of ambient pop, electronic, and alternative R&B sounds, Lia Menaker’s music moves beyond genre to sit in a world of its own. Dubbed “Noirtronica” by WXPN radio, Menaker’s music calls back to jazz vocalists like Nina Simone and Amy Winehouse, while also experimenting with space and percussive electronic elements reminiscent of Bjork and Portishead.

Menaker’s music has been played over radio stations across the east coast, including Philadelphia’s iHeartRadio (Alt 104.5) and NPR (WXPN 88.5), who consequently included Menaker in the “2020 Best of Philly: Pandemic Edition.” In 2021, he wrote the score for Welcome to Campfire’s danceplay and subsequent film “Subject”. Menaker has performed in 50+ cities around the country. She balances performing (locally and online) with producing and vocal coaching through her home studio.

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