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th Annual

October 2 & 3, 2009

Delaware Friends of Folk



Friday, October 2 • Folk Hero Finalists . . Bio Page 7:00 Keith Brodin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 7:25 Kyle Offidani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 7:50 Roots from Seeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 8:15 Jonathan Adam Duerr . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 8:40 Trini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 9:05 Eric Hoover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 9:30 Mike Roots (last year’s winner) . . . . . . . . . . 8

announcing the winner at 10:00

Saturday, October 3 12:00 Folk Hero Contest Winner . . . . . See Above 1:00 Sandcreek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 2:00 Celtic Harvest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 3:00 Chris English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 4:00 Kids Stage: Two Man Gentlemen Band// Workshop: Andy Fox 5:00 Tripping Lily . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 6:00 Antje Duvekot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 7:00 Two Man Gentlemen Band . . . . . . . . 20 8:00 Andrew McKnight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 9:00 Andy & Denise . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Welcome to the Delmarva Folk Festival!!! We’ll all have fun and to make sure, these rules must be followed: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

No glass containers of any kind No pets No open fires - there will be a community bonfire No littering (trash barrels are provided) Children must be supervised Bicycle riding cannot happen in the stage areas, be respectful of pedestrians on paths, your safety is our first concern. 7. Camping in designated areas only - take only pictures, leave only footprints 8. Parking in designated areas only 9. Unsafe horseplay or unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated. If you put yourself or others at risk, you will be escorted off the property. 10. Not responsible for personal injury or loss* 11. No underage drinking on the premises will be tolerated. All coolers are subject to search - if you’re not legal to drink in a bar, you won’t be permitted to drink here either. *Disclaimer: Guests/patrons agree to hold Delaware Friends of Folk, vendors, staff, perfomers, agents, and members of the board harmless from any claims, including, but not limited to theft damage or loss of property and any personal injuries while on this event grounds or during or after arrival and departure.


President’s Letter are singer/songwriters Keith Brodin, Trini, Jonathan Duerr, and Eric Hoover, along with vocal duo Roots & Seeds, and finger style guitarist Kyle Offidani. Friday evening’s host is 2008 Folk Hero Mike Roots, who will also perform a short set.

Welcome old friends and new to the 18th Annual Delmarva Folk Festival. We are delighted that you are hear to experience with us a truly unique and wonderful music festival. The program this year will expose you to music familiar and music that is new, to artists local and artists from far away, with a variety of styles and approaches sure to keep your ears wide open.

Saturday’s show will be great! After the 2009 Folk Hero gets things rolling at noon, we will be treated to a Delmarva legend - Lonnie Field and Sandcreek. Lonnie is a performer of longstanding in this area, and his rich baritone weaves stories from his own life’s experience and form the lives of others. Lonnie is always joined by some of his legion of friends and musical associates, and we will be delighted by an hour of love and music. Following Sandcreek is Kent County’s own Irish Traditional Music band, Celtic Harvest (full disclosure note: this is my band). Celtic Harvest will play dance music and songs from both sides of the Atlantic, sure to get you in the right mood for the rest of the program. At 3:00 PM local bluesman Brother Lowdown (aka Chris English) will demonstrate his Delta-style guitar pickin’ and soulful singing. The kids’ stage fires up at 4:00, with the Two Man Gentlemen Band playing especially for the youngest folkies. Back on the main stage at 5:00 is Massachusetts-based Tripping Lily, with their inspiring instrumentals and stirring harmonies. Another act from Massachusetts, singer-songwriter Antje Duvekot takes the stage at 6:00. The Two Man Gentleman Band comes back at 7:00 for their vaudeville/jazz/old time-inspired act. Andrew McKnight, Americana singer-songwriter takes the stage at 8:00. Closing the night at 9:00 is an act that has long been one of Delaware Friends of Folk favorites, Andy & Denise. Beautiful harmonies, great energy and sophisticated guitar work will delight everyone within earshot.

Friday evening has become the traditional final round of our Delmarva Folk Hero Contest. Competing musicians performed at the July and August Coffeehouse programs, and audience members voted for their favorite acts. Each finalist will take the main stage during the Friday night program of the Delmarva Folk Festival, and again the audience will choose the winner, who will perform the next day as part of the Delmarva Folk Festival program. The winner also takes home an impressive prize package, which includes cash, studio recording time and a photo shoot with a professional photographer. The finalists

You will note that the Delmarva Folk Festival offers more than music. We will have several food and craft vendors on Saturday to feed the body and soul. Andy of Andy & Denise will present a guitar workshop at 4:00 for aspiring and interested guitar players and guitar fans. But as important as all of these offerings is the opportunity to meet with old friends and make new ones in the magic atmosphere that always permeates the Delmarva Folk Festival. Have a wonderful time. I know I will. Jim McGiffin, Chair Editor’s note: This was my tribute to himself on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday in 2008. Graphic design meets music in friendship, beware!


From the Field Farm Welcome to the Delmarva’s 18th annual Folk Festival. Another year has come and gone since the music has flowed through the woods, into the ears of the festival attendees and the neighbors who surround our “little piece of the earth”. The Friends of Folk board members have diligently put together this festival, year after year for your weekend enjoyment. Hard work and dedication from everyone involved with this organization and behind the scenes work seem to “pull this all together”. We extend our praise and thanks to each of you who have involved yourselves with this festival and with every capacity of the Delaware Friends of Folk. We are certain this festival will be no different then the past years, in as much as, you will all have a day to cherish as a memory. Listening to talented entertainment, feasting on some great food from the vendors, drinking “cheers” from the Fordham Beer Taps and shopping at the craft vendor tables. Catching up with all your old friends and making new friends.


Lets not forget the sponsors we have to help support this organization and the advertisers that have listed their business and services in our program year to year, so please be sure you read your program from cover to cover to see everything and not miss anything! So, from our family to all of you, have a safe and fun filled festival day and remember, today when you see a Friends of Folk board member or a volunteer make sure you give them a pat on the back or a big hug and thank them for all they have done to make your day a special one!! Enjoy your day! The Field Family Lonnie, Sonja, Lonnie Jr. and Wes

Saturday Workshop STAGE

Kids Area Activities Saturday

4:00 Andy Fox

• Face Painting • Story Book Reading • Games with Prizes • Activities to Stimulate the Senses • Temporary Tattoos • Bubble Fun

Free Guitar Workshop Andy Fox cut his teeth on the Boston music scene, playing in bands ranging from folk and blues to rock and ska while attending Berklee College of Music. He is about to release his third instrumental acoustic guitar album. This guitar technique workshop should be beneficial for every guitarist at any level! Please come!





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Friday 7:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keith Brodin We don’t have much on Keith to write here, but we did enjoy his performance in July. He is a songwriter with a great voice. He’s a bloke with an accent. That I can tell you.

Friday 7:25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kyle Offidani Kyle was born and raised in Delaware. Dedicated to acoustic fingerstyle guitar at 16, and has not stopped since. He hopes to see the world with his music. He says, “I have had some great influences, and owe my passion and dedication to them.” “Living life and meeting people with different experiences and beliefs has been the basis of my influence, special thanks to Joey Fulkerson and Tommy Emmanuel for being my two greatest influences.” 6

Friday 7:50 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roots from Seeds Roots from Seeds is a two part harmony, singer and in the summer of 2008, Roots from Seeds songwriter duo with guitar. The duo consists was formed. Those songs have become part of of Chelsea Phillips and Vikkie Shaver. their repertoire. Chelsea and Vikkie met in 6th grade at Cab Calloway School of the Arts (Wilmington, DE), both of them enrolled as vocal majors. They instantly become best friends. The idea of a musical duo began 5-6 years ago when Chelsea and Vikkie collaborated on several songs together. Imparting their unique harmonies and vocal arraignments, those songs were back burnered as just “fooling” around stuff. The duo would eventually re-work those songs

Chelsea currently attends Cab Calloway and is a vocal major. Vikkie attends Christiana High School and is in the school chorus. Chelsea’s and Vikkie’ musical influences range from Joni Mitchell, Janis Joplin, Jason Mraz, Eisley, The Clash, Fiona Apple, Phish, Grateful Dead, Professor Longhair, Talking Heads, The Cat Empire, Eisley, SonVolt and early 80’s New Wave Pop; (Joe Jackson, Squeeze, the English Beat).

Friday 8:15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathan Adam Duerr I am a local acoustic/folk musician who is greatly inspired by the work of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and other great folk legends of the 60’s. I am currently a film student at Wilmington University and have attend The University of the Arts for Musical Theater and Film. My style of music ranges from fast, energetic, and expressive to gentle, heart-felt, and somber. I am deeply grateful for everyone who has ever supported me in my music. Mom, Dad, Ducky, Chris, Anthony, my brothers and sisters, and all my wonderful friends throughout the years, thank you.

Friday 8:40 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trini I am a 32 year old, Spaniard-American, proud mother of two, that has lived in Delaware for most of my life. I went to school and graduated here. I guess my interest in music comes from my DNA on my mother’s side. From what I was told, I have had some opera singers/artists/theatre actors in my family. A different time, place, and era of my kin had no obvious effect on me though since most of my young adult life was all about the Rock and Heavy Metal...Still is, but I don’t discriminate much, I enjoy a lot of different genres. I have so many influences to name, however at the top of the list it would have to be Doro Pesch (of Warlock fame) and Queensryches Geoff Tate. Both of these entities in my lifetime have been the cornerstone of energy, idealism, versatility and talent in my book.

I sang all my life, nothing really spectacular. I done some fill in time for friends playing in bands, some talent shows and karaoke, guitar came at 13 on through but I was never striving to be a virtuoso and then real life kicked in, motherhood and responsibilities, so all that had to be put on hold for awhile.

I admit, I had my misconceptions once upon a time about Friends of Folk. For me, coming from a harder, edgier musical taste and background, I was a tad ignorant and had to be “re-schooled” on the definition of “folk music” through the kind input of some pretty cool new acquaintances I had made in the past year that have affiliations with So the past few years or so as the kids got older FOF. So its not all necessarily having to sound like and more self-sufficient, Mommy started finding Simon and Garfunkel. some extra time to find her roots and her niche Folk music is homemade like apple pie. You make it writing, playing and singing with friends and what you want it to be and just hope that people family, and in the past two years my wonderful, will acquire a taste for it. talented fiance of 10 years has been my main So in conclusion, I am looking forward to soul- support, and songwriter/contributor and I presenting my material and playing for everyone have been proud to produce his poetry into song. at the Festival. Please feel free to give me some What I do is as much his as it is mine. feedback, it will be appreciated. With Love, Trini


Friday 9:05 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Hoover

Friday 9:30 . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Roots

(last year’s winner)

Last year’s winner, Mike Roots has performed at a number of Friends of Folk events, and can be seen at local venues and open mics showcasing his unique brand of aggressive folk singer-songwriter style.

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Delaware Friends of Folk Board: Beth Fizell................. Chairman - Artist Relations Jim McGiffin.................Chairman, replacing Beth Kae Mason..........................................Vice Chair Rob Fox................................................. Treasurer John Kidd

Storm Longhauser Nancy McGee Kristin Hamilton Clarence Brackin Kelly Crumpley Jan Crumpley................... Webmaster (non-voting)

Delmarva Folk Festival Chairs:

Entertainment..................................................... John Kidd Entertainment.....................................................Beth Fizell Concessions..............................................Clarence Brackin Program Editor / Program Cover Design .........Jan Crumpley Publicity.......................................................... Jim McGiffin Photographer..................................................... Eric Young Signage................................................................. Rob Fox Signage.............................................................. John Kidd Signage.......................................................Kelly Crumpley Merchandising........................................Storm Longhauser Security/Parking.............................................Gary Johnson Ticket Sales...................................................Mary Belmont Kids Activities................................................ Nancy McGee Folk Hero Contest......................... John Kidd / Jan Crumpley Web Site........................................................Jan Crumpley

Festival Chair.................................................... Kae Mason Festival Co-Chair............................................Jan Crumpley Building/Facilities............................................. Lonnie Field Building/Facilities................................................ John Kidd Building/Facilities.........................................Kelly Crumpley Building/Facilities...............................................Bob Hamel Ad Sales..............................................Kelly & Jan Crumpley Sound/Stage........................................... Paul Gummerman Site Clean-up......................................... Storm Longhauser Backstage Food . ..................................................Giani Siri First Aid............................................................. Bob White Vendors................................................................. Rob Fox Charity.........................................Kristin Hamilton/ Rob Fox Volunteers..................................................Kristin Hamilton

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Saturday 1:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sand Creek As always, members drift in and out of the band. Today’s version features Deloy Moore, John Kidd, Dave Cotullas, and no doubt a few old friends too. Deloy was an early member of the Sand Creek Gang, drifted away on his many other band and solo projects, and has only lately fallen back in the Creek. He’s a multi-instrumentalist in the truest sense, likely migrating from guitar to mandolin to dobro to banjo and back to guitar in one set. And Deloy is also an accomplished songwriter and might be coaxed into offering one or two of his own. John got fully immersed around 1999 and hasn’t crawled out yet. He adds harmonica, vocals, and percussion in support of the guys up front. Together, their individual musical talents blend and enhance each other to create a truly unique sound.

Sand Creek, in one form or another, has been making music since 1978. Along with Lonnie Field, great songs, players, singers, songwriters, and friends have been the constants. If Lonnie doesn’t play, it’s not Sand Creek, and if Lonnie does play, more than likely it is Sand Creek. This band, with all of its changes, has in many ways been the interpreter of Lonnie’s music. Some consider Sandcreek to be the “house band” at the Delmarva Folk Festival.

Dave is the new guy in the Creek, adding tasty lead and rhythm guitar while standing downstream from the rest. He has lately grown very fond of a certain “Blondie”. Dave’s talents are in high demand as a side player in several other groups and he is also an expert sound technician. Sand Creek’s music is a mix of contemporary folk, blues, bluegrass, country, and rock. Influences on their music style come from a broad range. From Steve Goodman and John Prine, to Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, to Jimmy Buffett, The Band, Grateful Dead, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waites, Bob Dylan, Warren Zevon, Hank Williams, Woodie Guthrie, and Minnie Moore.

Warm, intimate, funny, and in-your-face original songs, together with spirited playing and melt-in-your-mouth harmonies have been with the band since the beginning. Lonnie’s songs are a mixture of humor and satire from real life experiences. Some of the songs will hit close to home. Others will take you far away. All are sure to give you a new way to look at the world.

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Saturday 2:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celtic Harvest

We connect with the past and to demonstrate the living tradition of Celtic (pronounced Kel’-tic) music. Celtic music is as much a product of the movement of people away from Ireland and Scotland as it is the music within those two places. Celtic Harvest is the creation of that emigration. Five Americans with family roots in Ireland decided to join forces in 1996 to play tunes and songs that either originated in Ireland and Scotland or that were a product of the people who carried that tradition to the New World.

spirit is best demonstrated by adaption to the times and place that they find themselves in. One song we performed this season sums up that spirit. Stan Rogers sang: “I will take the Northwest Passage... to make a Northwest Passage to the sea.” For Celtic Harvest, this translates to “take from the tradition of Celtic music and to make something new with it.” We all have serious professions; lawyer, high school teacher, college professor, county planner and graphic designer. We met many years ago, through various Delaware Friends of Folk functions.

Our music includes tunes (melodies without words) composed by fiddlers and whistle players and a blind harpist who played for the gentry of the great houses of 17th Century Ireland. The songs come from all over the map--Ireland, Scotland, England, Canada, Australia, and, yes, even America--written by pop stars, folk legends, anonymous balladeers and even some written by us.

We’ve been together now since about 1996 and have really enjoyed each other’s company and playing music here and abroad. You may hear us practicing on any given Sunday night, if you are walking your dog near State Street & William Street in Dover, Delaware. Well, we call it practice, mostly we’re having a musical good time!

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Saturday 3:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris English Chris English was born and raised in Salisbury, Maryland and started playing guitar at age 11. His older brother introduced him to the blues in the late 1960s, during his high school years. Chris concentrated on slide guitar and harmonica at this time teaching himself, using open tunings. Chris is now primarily performing as a solo act, playing traditional and acoustic blues. He has an authentic style of playing. Over the years he has been true to his art learning the subtleties that make each blues special. His performances are both intense and spiritual releases. His dad calls him preacher man. Delta style is his forte, singing, playing guitar and harp, stamping out the time on an old wooden coca cola crate, creating the subtle polyrhythms and powerful vocals that comprise this elusive form. He also uses vintage guitars from the 30s to replicate the sound and feeling of the blues he has studied and loves. Chris released his second CD, Lowdown in the House, in July 2004. This is a live, solo, collection of traditional and original blues. His first CD, recorded in 1996, Live at the Avalon, is a combination of solo and band work. His three-piece band, Brother Lowdown, was formed in 1986. Both CDs were co-produced and engineered by Jim Smith of Muddy Hole Studios. Currently, Chris is teaching a course in Blues, that he created, at Salisbury University, Salisbury MD, titled Blues, the Roots of Rock and Roll. This lecture course explores the social and economic climate that shaped the music as well as the musicians that crafted the music. The course includes live performances to demonstrate different styles of blues, and will serve to further Chris in his own education of the blues.

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Saturday 5:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tripping Lily Tripping Lily’s acoustic folk pop sounds were formed long before they made their move from Nashville to Boston. Their edgy, unique sound took shape when Monica and Demetrius starting writing and recording more than five years ago. With a strong intent to improve upon their craft, Tripping Lily made the move to Boston. Whether they’re exploring new music genres or soaking up popular literature and art, Tripping Lily has found their home on the East Coast. A group of musicians who draw their inspiration from within, Tripping Lily has revolutionized songwriting with its’ personal and passionate work. With Demetrius Becrelis (guitar/mandolin/ vocals), brother Alex Becrelis (guitar/ mandolin/vocals), Monica Rizzio (fiddle/vocals), and Laird Boles (upright bass), Tripping Lily blends a unique sound of traditional and contemporary genres. Touted as fresh, energetic, and alive, Tripping Lily’s poprock groundwork is cross-fertilized with folk music and cutting edge vocal harmonies. The band’s unique ability to absorb traditional music while speaking to the here and now is proof of their versatility as contemporary musicians. Tripping Lily seeks to exploit the empty space of the canvas. They unravel everything they’ve known and in turn, end up in a better place. The band has truly claimed their own place in the world of music.

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Saturday 6:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Antje Duvekot Duvekot moved to Delaware at the age of 13, when her mother remarried. Duvekot writes songs that are often dark and personal, and she frequently records and performs with little accompaniment besides her acoustic guitar. She began recording music on her own at the age of 16, producing limited-edition cassette tapes for her friends. At 18 she won the first open mic competition she entered, at the Sam Adams Brewpub in Philadelphia. Within a year, she had recorded a number of songs on a borrowed 4-Track tape machine, and released a self-produced full-length cassette entitled Waterstains” which she sold at gigs in and around Wilmington, Delaware, where she was enrolled in school. In 2000, her song “Soma” won the grand prize in the rock category of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Duvekot often tours with Ellis Paul, who sings on her first studio album, Big Dream Boulevard. Big Dream Boulevard was produced by Séamus Egan of the Irish-American band Solas. Solas has previously recorded five of Duvekot’s songs: “Black Annis,” “The Poisonjester’s Mask,” “Erin,” “Reasonland,” and “Merry Go Round.” “I think it’s fair to say that over all I turn to music in times of trouble and need as a therapeutic tool to get me through sadness,” said Duvekot in an interview. “That’s why I tend to turn to music. So my songs tend to be a little darker, because that’s where I tend to go for solace. So themes like personal struggle with relationships and existential issues.” Duvekot’s first two albums, Little Peppermints and Boys, Flowers, Miles, are based on recordings of live performances, although some tracks include studio overdubs as well. Both albums include spoken anecdotes from Duvekot. In 2007, Duvekot’s song “Merry-Go-Round” was featured a large-scale marketing campaign for Bank of America, including a high-profile spot during Super Bowl XLI. Duvekot performed for the first time as a professional in Europe, in August 2007, as part of Denmark’s Tonder Festival, accompanied by Karan Casey, John Doyle, Liz Carroll, Julie Fowlis, and Mick McAuley. Duvekot released her second studio CD, The Near Demise of the Highwire Dancer, on Black Wolf Records in March 2009. The album, which features 11 tracks, most of them originals, was produced by singer-songwriter Richard Shindell.

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Saturday 7:00 . . . . . . . . . Two Men Gentlemen Band What better musical prescription for troubled times than an impeccablydressed, throwback, neo-vaudevillian duo whose live performances are a festival of expert musicianship; clever, off-center original tunes; hilarious banter, and rowdy audience interactions? Hailing from New York City, The Two Man Gentlemen Band combines hot jazz, vintage rhythm & blues, old-time country, and tin pan alley to create a joyous two-man sound that is all their own. Performing with plectrum banjo, guitar, string bass, novelty percussion, and a cornet, The Gentlemen whip themselves into a frenzy that is unlike any acoustic duo on the road today. And they belt out original songs that manage to be at once familiar, bizarre, fun, and entirely new. The Gentlemen are on tour now in support of their fourth CD, “Drip Dryin’ with The Two Man Gentlemen Band” (Released Jan 14, 2009 on Serious Business Records). While their previous albums were rich in historical references - to William Howard Taft, The Hindenburg, Prohibition and the like - their latest effort is strictly a feel-good party record. When life gets you wet and doesn’t hand you a towel, The Gentlemen say “Drip Dry your troubles away.” They’ve even invented a dance, The Drip Dry, which they teach to the audience at shows, to accompany the record’s title track.

On the rest of the album, The Two Man Gentlemen Band continues their habit of writing songs that are “so off the beaten path as to be virtually cliche-free” (Bluegrass Journal). There is a New Orleans-style stomp about the joys of rabbit meat, an ode to a croquet-playing girl, a rowdy shout-along celebrating gourmet beer, a tribute to The Gentlemen’s intrepid minivan, a few sincerely tender ballads, a cautionary tale of drunkenness, and even a mini-musical in which The Gentlemen attempt to sing their way free from a pair of handcuffs. On stage, the songs come to life. Their intricate harmonies, instrumental prowess, and uncanny musical connection makes The Two Man Gentlemen Band a great band to watch. But it is their charismatic embrace of a forgotten brand of showmanship that makes them a must-see! During songs, they frequently coax the audience to shout, stomp, dance, and whistle along with them. Between numbers, their well-honed - but, improvised - banter with each other and the audience is often the funniest part of the evening. Banjoist Andy Bean - equal parts vaudevillian comic, depression-era huckster, loveable rogue, and society gentleman - serves as master of ceremonies and manic front-man. Bassist Fuller Condon plays the silent straight-man, stoically accepting the antics of his partner with the mild disdain of an older sibling. After performing together in several dreadful rock bands, Bean and Condon began playing acoustic music together in 2005 as buskers in New York City’s streets and subways. They appeared regularly on the streets for two years, during which time they entertained thousands of passersby, were featured in a documentary on street musicians, had more than a few chance encounters with celebrities, and sang themselves quite hoarse. Since taking their act on the road in 2007, The Gentlemen have embraced the lifestyle of barnstorming vaudevillians. They now play nearly 200 shows per year all across the USA and will be making their first trip to Europe this Spring Instrumentation Andy Bean - Plectrum Banjo, Vocals Fuller Condon - Upright Bass, Vocals Discography Drip Dryin’ with The Two Man Gentlemen Band (2009, Serious Business Records) Heavy Petting (2008, Serious Business Records) Great Calamities (2006, Serious Business Records) Two Man Gentlemen Band (2005, Serious Business Records) Landscape Architectural Services, L.L.C. Registered Landscape Architects Land, site & Park Planning • Wetland Sciences Matthew T. Spong, Principal R.L.A., A.S.L.A. P.O. Box 293 • Dover, Delaware 19903 Phone: (302) 284-4578 FAX: (302) 284-0301 WEB:


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Saturday 8:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew McKnight Since permanently leaving his corporate environmental engineering career in 1996, the award-winning folk and Americana artist’s musical journey has traced nearly half a million miles of blue highways nationwide, and earned him a wealth of critical acclaim and enthusiastic fans for his captivating performances and five CDs on the independent Falling Mountain Music label. The Shenandoah Valley-based performer often shares his talents for worthy causes, such as recent benefit performances for a community radio station in Massachusetts, an at-risk youth mentoring program in California, a food bank in suburban Seattle, and for the Sierra Club’s “Inner City Outings” program in several cities. While Andrew has toured as a solo singer/songwriter and guitarist for the past 15 years, he is a musician first and foremost, in the mold of John Mayer or Darrell Scott. Putting himself through Connecticut College and graduate school at UMass/Amherst by moonlighting in rock and blues trios shaped his musical sensibilities, and his 2008 CD Something Worth Standing For showcases the full maturation of his musical artisanship. With songs collectively arranged with four trusted and talented friends, Something is a coherent and compelling musical portrait of contemporary America, heavily inspired by Andrew’s recent foray into fatherhood. Spanning haunting blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk, and a bit of swing while drawing inspiration from music legends like The Carter Family, Robert Johnson and Woody Guthrie, paints many colors with his supple tenor and acoustic and electric guitars. In addition to his thriving solo career and occasional tours with virtuoso upright bassist Sean Kelly (Annie Gallup, Boulder Philharmonic), Andrew is once again part of a collective creative entity with Beyond Borders, formed in the afterglow of the final CD release concert at the John F. Kennedy Center in March 2008. Together with original Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member and longtime collaborator Les Thompson on upright bass, banjo and mandolin, Stephanie Thompson on harmony vocals, bass, percussion and guitar, and WAMMIE-winning singer and songwriter Lisa Taylor skillfully handling drums and harmony vocals, the quartet blur the lines between electric and acoustic, folk with blues and rock, traditional with contemporary. 22

Whether solo, duo or with Beyond Borders, the foundation is always McKnight’s stellar songcraft and captivating storytelling. His previous CD of the same name was a 2005 Americana Album of the Year Finalist in the Independent Music Awards, and includes “Good Things Matter”, Winner of the Great American Song Contest (Acoustic/Folk). His songwriting also encompasses his passion for community and causes such as preserving American landscapes and heritage, like the haunting Civil War ballad “The Road to Appomattox” and “Company Town”, which opens the acclaimed CD Moving Mountains: Voices of Appalachia Rise Up Against Mountaintop Removal Coal Mining. Those passions, and the thoughtful ways he expresses them, have drawn legions of fans who sustain his independent career. In the early 90s Andrew grasped the power of the internet to grow and connect with a loyal listenership, and his career has blossomed largely through their “efangelism” instead of the traditional elements of the music business. Many friends and fans even host concerts in their homes for 30 to 50 listeners, venues Andrew refers to as “safe houses on the folk underground railroad”.

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Like many other non-profit arts organizations across the state, Delaware Friends of Folk owes a debt of gratitude to the DDOA for the wonderful work they do supporting the arts in Delaware. “This program is made possible, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency committed to promoting and supporting the arts in Delaware. The Delaware Division of the Arts provides technical and financial assistance to artists and arts programs and serves as a clearinghouse for information on the arts.”


Saturday 9:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy & Denise Andy & Denise are acoustic singer/songwriters who feature well crafted songs, compelling harmonies, and Andy’s intricate guitar playing which often adds a third voice to their performances. They are excited to announce the release of their fourth studio CD, appropriately titled “Something New”. This release is a perfect blend of all A&D are known for, from lush full productions to stripped down raw performances to captivating instrumentals. This joins their previous CDs, “Covers”, “Go”, and their debut release “Sunlight In Goodbye”. There’s also a limited release live CD floating around somewhere in folk land but they don’t seem to have a copy. Hailing from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, Andy & Denise have been performing along the East coast for many years from small coffeehouse series to large festivals. Their songwriting has earned them a Finalist slot in the Plowshares Songwriting Contest in 2003 as well as multiple nods from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Their music has also been featured in various TV shows and independent films, and can be heard on numerous episodes of the Oprah Winfrey show.

often cross gender-defining pitch boundaries; a pleasant change that not all duos can handle. Listeners comfortable with David Wilcox and Eddie From Ohio will make familiar guitar and vocal connections.” -Angela Page, SingOut Magazine

“See Me” featured on the WB’s “One Tree Hill” in 2004 Plowshares Songwriting Contest Finalists 2003

“The charisma between the two is what steals the show.” -Ben Howard,

John Lennon Songwriting Contest – Honorable Mention for “South” and “Go”

When not touring, they use their combined talents to produce, record and mix their music as well as design their own packaging and website, proving to be truly independent artists. In addition to their own projects, they have produced and mixed many projects for other artists such as “Engine” by We’re About 9, “God’s Poet Now” by Erik Balkey, and “Another Tourist” by Eliot Bronson.

Omen Productions included “Sienna” in their extreme skiing video “ah-MIG-da-la” “Denise has one of those voices that sounds like she is smiling as she sings. Together, their equally strong voices

Thank you,

Beth Fizzel, our former Chair of Friends of Folk, has moved away from us and up to Bucks County, Pennsylvania. She will be missed by this organization. Because she was such a multi-tasker, whiz kid - it is going to take many people to take up her assignments at Delaware Friends of Folk! Here’s just a small tribute to this wonderful gal! Words cannot express our gratitude! We simply wish Beth all the luck in the world because she is a great person who will go far!

Beth! We miss you!

(Does this sound like a year book yet?! LOL)


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Andy Fox cut his teeth on the Boston music scene, playing in bands ranging from folk and blues to rock and ska while attending Berklee College of Music. He has released 2 instrumental acoustic guitar albums to date, with a third expected in 2009. Denise O’Brien moved to New York to pursue acting and has performed in numerous commercials, soaps and theater. She is also a fused glass artist under the name d’Pholk Designs. Feel free to check out her work at

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Combine the national acts with the best of the East Coast’s touring bands, a spotlight for favorite local musicians, fun and games for children, vendors to satisfy almost any need and a shady spot under a tree to enjoy the day for 1000-plus members and their guests Since 1979, with a modest beginning, the event has grown to the point where in 1995, over $13,000 was raised for over a dozen needy individuals along with several deserving charitable organizations - all helping people in our local area.


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o l u n t e e r s See this list? We’d love to put your name on it next year! It takes a LOT of FOLKS to put on a Folk Festival. We need YOU! Ballard, Jen Bard, Gail Beaman, Rick Bean, Andy Becke, Ossi Becrelis, Alex Becrelis, Demetrius Belmont, Ken Belmont, Louann Belmont, Mary Benton, Jay Boles, Laird Bonneville, Joey Brackin, Clarence Brodin, Keith Chapman, Patty Chason, John Collison, Dottie Condon, Fuller Cornish, Roger Cotullas, Dave Crumpley, Jan Crumpley, Kelly

Dabell, Walter Davis, Ron Dill, Dee Donovan, Mark Doyle, Kathy Duerr, Jon Dunham, Rachael Duvekot, Anjte English, Chris Field, Lonnie Field, Sonja Field, Wesley Fizzel, Beth Fox, Ian Fox, Rob Gummerman, Paul Haddick, Adam Hamel, Bob Hamilton, Kevin Hamilton, Kristin Hampton, Wally Haneline, Billy Hartman, Joe

Hartman, Robin Hoover, Eric Howell, Danny Iacona, Tony Jennie, Lisa Johnson, Gabby Johnson, Gary Johnson, Lisa Kahn, Joe Kidd, John Kimball, Scott King, Gilford Kramer, William Lane, Lissa Longhauser, Storm Malmutt, Amanda Marcum, Jimmy Mason, Alan Mason, Kae McGee, Caitlin McGee, Nancy McGiffin, Jim McKnight, Andrew 27

McNaught, Mike Mereider, John Moore, Deloy Moore, Larissa Morris, Jenn Morris, Timmy O’Brien, Denise O’Neil, Sharron Offidani, Kyle Patz, Jon Paul, Travis Perkins, Rick Phillips, Chelsea Pitman, Bo Plummer, Courtland Posadas, Brad Rizzio, Monica Roots from Seeds Roots, Mike Ross, Jay Shaver, Vikkie Siri, Giani Siri, Leo

Spong, Tim Taylor, Dee Todd, Erin Torres, Henry Torres, Kim Torres, Vincent Trifari, Kelly Trifari, Walter, Trini White, Bob Williams, Garry Yonkers, Dave Young, Eric Zalewski, Nick Zeller, Mary Zeller, Zeke

Thanks to Each & Every One of YOU!

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Delmarva Folk Festival Program 2009  

This is the program I designed & printed in 2009. It contains ads from local merchants, bios of bands and community information.

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