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

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Category: Cabin Fever

The Wandering Hearts

The Wandering Hearts shot to the forefront of the UK folk-Americana scene with their debut album ‘Wild Silence’. Earning glowing comparisons ranging from First Aid Kit to Fleetwood Mac, the album propelled them upon a remarkable journey during which they played some of America’s most storied venues. After a personal invitation from the legendary Marty […]

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VRï

Three young men from deepest, darkest, chapel-going Wales create a soundtrack to the cultural upheaval of the past two hundred years. Their intricate and infectious interpretations of Welsh traditional melodies and songs have gained them widespread critical acclaim. Their debut album ‘Ty Ein Tadau’ (House of Our Fathers’) received Best Album and Best Traditional Welsh […]

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Todd Fausnacht

Whatever muse inspires Todd Fausnacht to pen his blue notes, she overshot by about two generations. Fausnacht is an echo chamber of the early twentieth century whose soulful blues ballads and front porch country toe­tappers kick up a Dust Bowl nostalgia the size of Oklahoma. The sound is Americana through and through, drawing from the […]

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TANT

With heart-achingly beautiful five-part harmonies layered with harp and guitar accompaniment, this seriously impressive trilingual band hails from across North Wales. Effortlessly deploying their formidable combined vocal range on everything from sunny percussive Vanessa Paradis covers, to songs of hiraeth and saying never again to the drowning of the Celyn, this band are certainly worthy […]

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Sabine McCalla

Sabine is a dreamy vocalist based out of New Orleans. Her beautiful vocal stylings and haunting story telling put the listener in the scene. McCalla sings a capella or with minimal instrumentation. She is deeply inspired by folk gospel, early rural blues, jazz, and r&b. McCalla’s sensitivity to singing her stories fabricates a scene in […]

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Rebecca Lang Fiorentino

Rebecca Lang Fiorentino delivers original and memorable songs that feature simple, heartfelt lyrics on life and love, which at times capture a classic folk sensibility. When not anchoring songs with her guitar, Rebecca picks up her violin and provides another emotional voice to the arrangement. Her debut album, Only Be You came out in 2017 […]

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Rachel Eve

Rachel Eve writes and sings from a place that is at once personal and universal, drawing from her own experiences and observations of the world around her; several of her songs are directly inspired by her work as a music therapist. Rachel’s voice has been described as “soulful,” “passionate,” “songbird-like” and her diverse and lyrical […]

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Pedair

Pedair, or four translated from Welsh, features four exceptional Welsh solo artists – Gwyneth Glyn, Gwennan Gibbard, Meinir Gwilym and Siân James – who came together virtually to compose and perform while in quarantine. The result is the gorgeous Cân y Clo or Lockdown Song. It was such a hit, the group created several other […]

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Ken Ulansey

Whirled Music Does Klez! Ken Ulansey has been blending instruments and voices for over 15 years, recording projects, mixing influences, and broadening others musical outlooks. Drawing from traditions as diverse as the Middle East, Europe, Brazil, Ireland, and, of course, the American songbook, his travels through most of these cultures lend an authenticity to the […]

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Jason Ager

Jason Ager is a dedicated father, a passionate college professor, and a hyper-literate original songwriter. Balancing a PhD in German Literature with a few days a week as a stay-at-home dad, Jason still plays more than 100 shows a year in the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond. On his third album, Porchlight, Ager’s talent as a […]

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