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


PFS Presents Renee Wahl & Amelia White – 6/3 at 8pm

PFS Presents Renee Wahl & Amelia White

Friday, June 3rd, 2022
Doors 7:30pm | Music 8:00pm
$10 Members | $13 Not-Yet-Members | $16 Doors | $15 Streaming

Due to the constantly changing reality surrounding the global health crisis of COVID-19, the FIRST priority of the Society is the health and well-being of our community. After raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for artists through our Digital Concert Venue, we are thrilled to welcome you back to our Roxborough Venue, 6156 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA!

Tickets are available IN PERSON at the PFS Venue or streaming Online here at folkfest.org

All persons entering the Philadelphia Folksong Society at 6156 Ridge Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19128 must provide proof of vaccination or negative PCR test within 72 hours and wear a face mask per the venue’s agreement with the artist that this will be a masking ENCOURAGED performance. If the person does not have an appropriate face mask, per CDC guidelines no vented masks or gaiters, PFS will provide one. Inability to adhere to these protocols will lead to a warning then a removal without refund. PFS’ COVID protocols will be reviewed at each board meeting as the pandemic continues.

About Renee Wahl:

Renee Wahl is a teacher; she’s a physics major; she’s a former member of the Air Force, and she’s a damn good musician.

Her brand of Americana is sharp as a tack. It’s precise and carefully thought out, yet wrought with an emotional rawness that cannot be taught. Her soulful voice has a grit that’ll give you goosebumps, and her innate gift of storytelling will make you feel like you’ve lived through every song lyric she sings. Perhaps that connection stems from the Nashville-based musician’s unconventional way of songwriting. Very rarely will she go into the studio before playing the songs live first. To her, it’s imperative to flesh out ideas onstage, watch them evolve and take their true forms before committing them to tape. It’s part audience response and part band chemistry, two aspects that are of the utmost importance to her.

Wahl’s latest collection of songs was crafted in this manner, and its authenticity shows. Cut to the Bone is a self-exploration of discovery, awareness, and finding the beauty in spite of something painful. She writes from her heart, occasionally changing names “to protect the innocent.” The nine songs that comprise her latest effort are her darkest, rawest yet, as Wahl opens herself up more than ever before.


About Amelia White:

If there were an east Nashville music hall of fame, Amelia White would already be in it. The now-famous scene was in its formative days when White arrived from Boston in the early 2000s and became a fixture at The Family Wash. She’s been a leading light in America’s most musical zip code ever since, even as she’s developed a reputation in the rest of the U.S. and Europe as a first-rate songwriter. She helped define and refine the core folk-rock sound of Americana, yet her band’s energetic pulse never outshines her carefully wrought lyrics. She’s a poet who’s been compared to more famous songwriters for years; now, it would be more appropriate to use her as a benchmark.

Amelia is set to release “Love I Swore,” produced by Kim Richey in Fall 2022.

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