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

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Category: Cabin Fever

Huston West

Huston West has been playing banjo and singing songs in and around philly over the past eleven years. Whether busking on the street, playing a gig with his band “the cheddar boys”, or doing a solo livestream during corona times. He plays mostly clawhammer, percussive banjo and covers traditional old time tunes, Johnny cash, John […]

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Hot Club of Philadelphia

The Hot Club of Philadelphia was started in 2001 by guitarist Barry Wahrhaftig, [War-hof-tig]. They are an acoustic ensemble, dedicated to playing ‘Gypsy Jazz.’ That’s the term used to describe the music pioneered by the legendary original ‘Hot Club of France Quintet,’ which was led by guitarist Django Reinhardt and Violinist Stephane Grappelli. Django and […]

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Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog

Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog are a folk band consisting of three brothers, Iwan, Aled and Dafydd Hughes, from Rhos Botwnnog, between the villages of Botwnnog and Llaniestyn on the Llyn Peninsula, Gwynedd, Wales and Llyr Pari, Branwen Williams, Euron Jones, and Osian Huw Williams. They experiment with country, folk and rock music, with most of their […]

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Bethlehem & Sad Patrick

Bethlehem and Sad Patrick deliver powerful songs of love and other struggles. Combining smart, heartfelt lyrics, soaring vocals, sparse guitar and driving percussion, they dig deep into being in and out of love, keeping your head up in the city, struggling in all sorts of ways, and searching for peace on the margins. Sad Patrick’s […]

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Ants On A Log

Curious: Think Outside the Pipeline! is the musical story of two young siblings who organize their neighbors to fight for clean air. With the help of a songful community and a dancing pencil, Clio and Taylor learn to stand up for their beliefs, striving to make big change even in the face of some bigger, […]

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Ami Yares

Ami Yares is a New Jersey- born, Philadelphia- living, world travelling folk musician with a knack for making music that moves you physically, spiritually, and politically. Influenced by the spectrum of Americana music, Ami’s music merges his Jersey roots into Middle Eastern culture in a yet-to-be-named fusion of styles. Ami thrives off the energy of […]

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AJ Lee & Blue Summit

AJ Lee and Blue Summit, a bluegrass band led by singer, songwriter, and mandolinist, AJ Lee, has been the darling of the North Bay, California bluegrass scene since their first appearance in Santa Cruz. Drawing from influences such as swing, folk, blues, jazz, country, soul, and rock, their undeniable talent and insatiable passion for bluegrass […]

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Larkin Poe

“The songwriting and recording development of Larkin Poe and their connection to the live audience has been a joy to behold…If you can find something of your own in a Skip James song, or spend a Berlin afternoon banging your hotel room’s furniture to render a YouTube version of an M.J. song, you know you’ve […]

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Keb’ Mo’

“I’m more interested in pleasing myself, and making records that make me feel proud and make me feel like I’ve done my best. And if other people like it, that’s gravy.” states Keb’ Mo’, assessing his most recent release Oklahoma. Indeed, in his quarter-century as a recording artist, the charismatic singer/guitarist/ songwriter and five-time GRAMMY […]

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Wesli

Wesli’s musical journey has gone from stringing up an oil can with nylon fishing string to winning a JUNO for World Music Album of the Year. Born Wesley Louissaint in Port-au- Prince, Haiti, he has grown into his role as a prolific songwriter, guitarist, and producer. Uniting a large cross-section of Montreal talent, his music […]

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