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

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Christine Lavin

Christine Lavin is a singer/songwriter/guitarist/recording artist/author/videographer based in New York City. Her latest solo album, her 25th, ON MY WAY TO HOOTERVILLE, includes 10 new songs and one re-worked song, “Ramblin’ Waltz,” a re-telling of her time in 1975 when she was an entourage driver for the first week of Bob Dylan’s iconic “Rolling Thunder […]

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Ms. Molly

Singer and children’s music instructor Molly Hebert-Wilson has degrees in Irish studies and Musical Theater from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. An actress, musician, and vocalist, Molly’s vocal styles range from classical to powerhouse belting. Molly imbues Irish, French and English language songs with character and meaning. As PFS’ Education and Membership Manager, Molly […]

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Dave Ernst

Dave Ernst has been a fixture in the Kentucky music scene his entire life. No stranger to the local and regional music scene as a singer/songwriter and guitarist, Dave in the 90’s, drove the local music scene performing in notable Louisville bands such as Big Wheel & Starbilly alongside national touring and recording artist, Peter […]

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Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys

Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboy are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. And earlier this year, they were part of the Merlefest on the Road tour. Between heartbreaking ballads and high-energy sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show. Byrd is a seventh generation North Carolinian, a preacher’s son, […]

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Global Music Match

WHAT IS GLOBAL MUSIC MATCH? Created in a world first collaboration between founding partners Sounds Australia, Showcase Scotland Expo, and East Coast Music Association (ECMA), along with export organizations and showcase events from around the world, Global Music Match is a returning initiative created to continue raising the profile of local artists in international music […]

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Andrea Nardello

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 […]

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Eliza Carthy

If there is one musician who embodies the dynamism and vitality of the current English folk revival, it’s Eliza Carthy. Beloved of staunch traditionalists and iconoclasts alike, Eliza’s music effortlessly crosses boundaries of genre and style. Whether performing a centuries-old ballad or a self-written song, her powerful, nuanced voice, fiercely beautiful fiddle playing and mesmerizing […]

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Van Walker

Van Walker is a Tasmanian native who’s prolific songwriting productivity has seen him become a ‘cult figure locally’ in his adopted Melbourne, having written over 500 songs across many genres, releasing 6 full length albums between 2008 & 2010, a selection of which the Fuse Music Group realised in 2012 on the Underneath the Radar […]

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Sal Kimber

Sal Kimber is steeped in talent, personality, and connection. Sal’s authentic and warm stage presence, storytelling and antipodean vocals, along with the captivating musicianship of her close-knit band ‘The Rollin’ Wheel has seen the five piece win over loyal audiences all over Australia. Born and bred in the mountain valleys of Victoria, Kimber’s songwriting is […]

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Fenn Wilson

Fenn Wilson ‘s stunning vocals and mesmerizing stage presence shows a depth of talent which belies his young age and prompted both Queenscliff Music Festival and Port Fairy Festival to announce him as their emerging artist of the year in 2018/17. Think George Ezra with Nick Cave’s early songbook. With a baritone that is resonant […]

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