The 54th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, taking place August 13th to the 16th at Old Pool Farm, will feature close to 40 Philadelphia-area artists – some 36 of them just added this week in conjunction with the Folksong Society’s Philadelphia music co-op. While we’re looking forward to all of their performances, we’ve decided to give you a taste of what’s in store. Full list below.
Band of Rivals are a five-piece that came together from a medley of genres to create great folk. Watch video for “Ghosts of You” below.
Black Horse Motel are another talented five-piece that blends Americana sounds and mandolin for a unique soundscape. Listen to album Red Summer Spirit below.
Cynthia G. Mason plays her own brand of introspective, more melancholic folk, and is back to performing after a seven-year hiatus. Listen to album Cinematic Turn below.
Dylan Jane‘s ability to craft a narrative into each song is inspiring. Listen to album From An Island below.
Elspeth Tremblay is a singer-songwriter who called Philadelphia home until her recent move to Asheville, NC. Listen to Tremblay’s performance of “More Than I Should” on Philly Local with Helen Leicht below.
Ladybird are a trio of Philadelphians who harmonize over bluegrass instrumentation. Listen to EP Hey There, Ladybird! below.
Man About a Horse are a four-piece who play danceable covers and originals. Listen to their latest EP below.
No Good Sister are another harmonizing trio that came together over a love of folk. Listen to song “Boss Of My Heart” below.
Tin Bird Choir are a four-piece, self-described “barn rock” band. Listen to their songwriter sampler below.
Todd Fausnacht is a solo blues performer who sometimes performs with his Well Whiskey Wind Whistlers. Listen to their self-titled release below.
Here’s a full list of locals added to Folk Fest:
Aaron Nathan & Michael G. Ronstadt
Band of Rivals
Black Horse Motel
Cynthia G. Mason
Daniel S. Bower
The Hello Strangers
Jersey Corn Pickers
John Byrne Band
Man About a Horse
No Good Sister
Paul Saint John
Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes
Tin Bird Choir
Get tickets for the 2015 Philadelphia Folk Festival here.
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