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th Annual

October 1 & 2, 2010

Delaware Friends of Folk



Friday, October 1 • Folk Hero Finalists . . Bio Page 7:00 Sean Cheezum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 7:30 Amy & Kelly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 8:00 Vin Fischer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 8:30 Brian Kendig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 9:00 Lauren Ventura . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 9:30 Jamie Tindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 10:00 Jonny Duerr (last year’s winner) . . . . . . . . . 5

announcing the winner at 10:30

Saturday, October 2 12:00 Folk Hero Contest Winner . . . . . See Above 1:00 Tad Jones & the Harbor Town Band . . . 8 2:00 Bad Wheel Jonny & the Broke Spokes 10 3:00 Crabmeat Thompson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 4:00 Kids Stage: Jeff Warner// Workshop: Emily Pinkerton FREE 5:00 Stoney Run String Band . . . . . . . . . . 14 6:00 Emily Pinkerton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 7:00 Jeff Warner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 8:00 Blue Moose & the Unbuttoned Zippers 20 9:00 Roosevelt Dime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

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, performers, 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



W elcome old friends and new to the 19 Annual Delmarva Folk Festival. th

We are delighted that you are here 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. 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 are singer/songwriters Jamie Tindle, Brian Kendig, Lauren Ventura, Vin Fischer and Sean Cheezum, along with vocal duo Amy & Kelly. Friday evening’s host is 2009 Folk Hero Jonathan Duerr, who will also perform a short set. Saturday’s show will be great! After the 2010 Folk Hero gets things rolling at noon, we will be treated to a great variety of wonderful music. At 1:00 pm the multi-talented Tad Jones and the Harbor Town Band go on, and at 2:00 local traditional blues band Bad Wheel Jonny


and the Broke Spokes take the stage. Delaware artistic treasure and absolute riot Crabmeat Thompson lights things up at 3:00 pm. Emily Pinkerton (a style with roots that stretch from Appalachia to the Andes) will conduct a 4:00 pm workshop on guitar rhythms from South America, revealing the fundamentals of percussive strumming and finger picking patterns of the Andes, including Chilean cueca, Peruvian huayno and Argentine zamba, and she takes the main stage at 6:00 pm. Also at 4:00 pm Jeff Warner will perform his kids’ show. Stony Run String Band (strong vocals and challenging instrumentals, playing both traditional and progressive bluegrass) goes on at 5:00 pm and Jeff Warner (among the nation’s foremost performer/interpreters of traditional music) returns at 7:00 pm. Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers (a contemporary string band filled with epic triple fiddles, catchy melodies and driving rhythms full of raw energy and mashy quirk) take over at 8:00 pm and the event is closed by Roosevelt Dime (an unconventional core line-up of banjo, electric bass and drums with horns, slide guitar, rich harmonies and an ear for a classic Band-like groove and melody). It should be wild! 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. Just 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. ~ Jim McGiffin, President DFF

Greetings From the Field Farm Another

year has just passed and preparations for the 19 annual Delmarva Folk Festival are underway. The memories of music and fine people from the last festival, who gather here on the “back forty” (as we call it) have barely faded and now the time has come to do it all again. th

My family and I have made so many new friends at this event over the years and have truly enjoyed the “carnival” like atmosphere we spend with each of these folks, as we prepare for the big weekend . Looking at old photos and seeing the faces of dear friends, who have passed or have moved away, remind me of the dedication and hard work it took by so many of them to make this event a special time for the young and old. I remember many children, who would come to the work parties in the earlier days of this event. Some of them, so eager to help and others “just getting under your feet”… but one common thing they all shared were their big smiles! These days, I see them grown into fine young men and women. Some now, with children of their own and some of them performing their own unique style of music, on this very stage they helped to build. Today I embrace all of that with a big smile of my own.

I have to admit I find it hard to believe it has been over 20 years, since I felled the huge dead oak tree that once stood halfway between the sound booth and the stage that you see here today. After that tree got cut, split and hauled away, I remember sitting on that “huge stump” drinking coffee and looking in the direction of where the stage would later be built. As I sat there, I thought, what a great spot to have a “music jam session” with all of my friends. As they say now… the rest is history! Who ever thought the “end” of an old oak tree would spawn the dream I had that day. A dream that came true, through the support of my wife, Sonja, my sons Wesley and Lonnie Jr. my parents, my siblings, my extended family and so many great friends. So today, I ask of you, put your troubles aside, bring on your own big smiles and welcome to each of you to the 19th Delmarva Folk Festival. Fondly,



Saturday Workshop STAGE 4:00 Emily Pinkerton

Free Guitar Workshop Intro to Andean Guitar Learn guitar rhythms from South America! This workshop will lead you through the fundamentals of percussive strumming and fingerpicking patterns of the Andes, including Chilean cueca, Peruvian huayno and Argentine zamba.

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

Digital Street Studio will provide the winner of the Folk Hero Contest with 2 hours for recording and 2 hours for mixing, editing, and mastering. Capture your musical creativity in a private, fun, & comfortable studio Production & Sound Engineering by Kevin Nemith & Chris Kirby.

Digital Street Studio

20 East Division Street Suite D PO Box 831 Dover Delaware 19903 (302) 242-7127 Kevin & Chris welcome all songwriters, solo musicians, small ensembles, bands, and various other artists to record and capture your musical creativity. We can help you take your projects from concept to CD or web applications , all ready for distribution.



• Broadcast Quality Digital Recording • Mixing, editing, and mastering • Mobile digital recordings (we come to you) • CD creation for songs & albums • Session Musicians on staff • Song Creation from your Recordings • License music for your website and advertising • Converting vinyl albums to digital CD




Friday 7:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sean Cheezum

Friday 7:30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amy & Kelly

Friday 8:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vin Fischer

Friday 8:30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Kendig

Friday 9:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Ventura

Friday 9:30 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Tindle

Friday 10:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonny Duerr 5

Usually the 2nd Saturday of the Month from Noon - 3:00 p.m.





Delaware Friends of Folk Board: Jim McGiffin.........................Chairman - Publicity Kae Mason........................... Vice Chair-Secretary Rob Fox................................................. Treasurer John Kidd Storm Longhauser

Nancy McGee Kristin Hamilton Crabmeat Thompson Kelly Crumpley Jan Crumpley................... Webmaster (non-voting)

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

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

Time to Join? The Delaware Friends of Folk needs YOU to join. We need YOU to join the organization. We need YOU to join a committee. We need YOU to join the Board of Directors. We are beginning a membership drive this Fall, and we need you to become a member, or to renew your membership, so we can keep you up to date with our activities. We also need to draw on your talents to help the organization thrive. All of our work, except the music performed on our stage, is done by volunteers. That is where our committees come in. The committee members make the coffee house concerts and the Delmarva Folk Festival go. What about the Board of Directors, you may ask? If live acoustic music is the heart of our organization, the Board of Directors is the brain. The organization needs both the heart and the brain to live. The Board meets monthly throughout the year, on the first Wednesday of each month, 7:30 PM at Sheridans Pub in Smyrna. The Board satisfies certain legal obligations imposed by state and federal law, plans our activities and raises money to pursue those activities. The Board is made up of volunteer members, most of whom also perform volunteer and other committee

tasks to keep the organization going. Some work every month at the coffee house concerts. Some devote time to the myriad tasks necessary for the Delmarva Folk Festival. The treasurer volunteers in book keeping. We have a publicity volunteer who keeps our events in the media. We have a web master. We have a talent liaison who books all of the acts for the events. All of these folks need help. There is much that goes on with the Delaware Friends of Folk on stage, back stage and off stage. Why do we need YOU? The organization is constantly evolving. At this moment, we know that a few of our Directors must move on. When I conclude my term as President in January, I, myself, will leave the Board for a new challenge and new time commitments. The Board needs new people with new ideas and new energy. Committee and Board membership is a great way to help the organization and the music we exist to promote. Please think about how you can help us keep the music going, and join a committee or join the Board. I am happy to answer questions from anyone interested in learning more about Board membership. I am at


Saturday 1:00 . . . Tad Jones & the Harbor Town Band Tad Jones’ Harbor Town Band is building momentum as one of the areas most entertaining musical acts. With fellow band members Gary Coleman, Joel Hazzard, Tom Godfrey and Gary Kennett, the HTB delivers the best of Island Country Rock to crowds in the Delmarva region.

With a passion for hot summer days and

fun filled nights at the shore, song writing and performing is a natural way for Tad to express his view of life and the way he lives, loves and works on the East Coast. His folks were Nashville natives that moved to Delaware over fifty years ago. They both played music and loved to invite friends over for jam sessions on a Saturday night to pass the time. When Tad was old enough to play an instrument, he joined in. As they say “It was all good in Delaware.” Tad was raised on even portions of southern music, greens, pinto beans, cornbread and a heapin’ helpin’ of local seafood. The southern influences of his parents combined with the East Coast lifestyle shaped the way he lives and the music he writes. He enjoys many styles of music including 50s/60s, Folk, Rock, Country and Bluegrass. Because of his passion for the sand and the sea, he plays what he calls “Island Country Rock”. The Americana and Alternative Rock scene are favorites also.


Tad says, “One of my favorite locations to perform is The Harbor Shack in Rock Hall, MD. During the summer of 2008, I was doing a regular gig with a great local band called Second Sight. We were asked by John Webster, the producer of No Wake Productions, to perform live on the deck at The Shack for the filming of a new TV show called Making Waves in a No Wake Zone. John liked the band and my original songs. After filming was completed, I was offered a recording contract for the original songs featured in the TV pilot. In September 2008, Simple & Free, Chesapeake Bay and Do They Have Rum were recorded with Erwin Musper at The Bamboo Room in Cincinnati, OH. Erwin is a renowned sound engineer whose clients include John Lennon, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Van Halen and The Scorpions. The songs are now part of the Making Waves in a No Wake Zone TV series due to air before 90 million viewers starting in July 2010!” New Project:

Simple and Free Radio, an Internet radio station, is up and running 24/7. Operated and managed by co-owners Tad Jones, Bruce Hunt and Dave Cotullas, the station features favorite Island Country cover tunes and original music by local artists. Go to simpleandfreeradio. com to check it out!

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Saturday 2:00 . . Bad Wheel Jonny & the Broke Spokes

Bad Wheel Jonny and

the Broke Spokes are comprised of Jonny on six string guitar and vocals, John on harp, Craig on four string archtop tenor guitar, and Melissa with percussion and vocals. Bad Wheel Jonny won the very first Delmarva Folk Heroes contest in 2007. The Spokes formed around him in 2008 with a focus on performing Jonny’s original songs, and some others that lend themselves to our interpretation. Since then we have played at the Friends of Folk coffee house, Kipona Festival in Harrisburg, Bellvue State Park,   Cooldog

House Concerts (THANKS PAUL!!) and assorted diners, street corners, and speak-easies. We like Americana...oh, and the blues.

At all of our events, we support the Food Bank of Delaware. Please bring a non-perishable food donation to help the Food Bank of Delaware eliminate hunger in our area.


NEW! Bring goods to our upcoming Coffee House and receive a free ticket to a future Coffee House performance! The Food Bank needs not only non-perishable food, but also new (in a sealed package) personal care items that are not covered by food stamps.

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Saturday 3:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crabmeat Thompson

C rabmeat Thompson is an original humorist and performer, mixing blues and folk with his own lyrics like “Poodles from Hell.” Crab has performed with John Sebastian, Tiny Tim, and Roscoe the Wonder Horse. Jerry “Crabmeat” Thompson fronted a swing band in Montana, the “Live Wire Choir,” that toured the West from Big Sur on Monterey Bay up to Likely, British Columbia. As a solo he’s played to rowdy crowds from Sloppy Joe’s in Key West and the Starboard in Dewey Beach. Crabmeat went to the Knoxville World’s Fair as Delaware’s “exhibit,” courtesy of the newly-formed Tourism Bureau, for whom he penned “Small Wonder,” about Delaware. PRESS by Gary Mullinax of the News-Journal: Here’s the way Jerry “Crabmeat” Thompson’s mind works south of that boldly bald dome and somewhat north of the devilish goatee. The singer-songwriter is invited to perform at this summer’s annual Delmarva Chicken Festival. He wants to write a song for the occasion. He gets to thinking about chickens, which leads him not to eggs or drumsticks but to the Guatemalan truck drivers who will deliver poultry to the event in Millsboro. “I think I’ve realized one of my life’s goals,” he said happily. “I was able to put ‘Chichicastenango’ in a song.” That’s the Guatemalan town many of the truck drivers come from. “I put the whole word in there,” he pointed out. Chickens themselves do have a role in the song. “They fall off the truck and have a romance,” Thompson said. He is known to most of his fans simply as Crabmeat. He says he got the name as a teenager when he was designated by his friends to toss three paper bags filled with scraps from a seafood meal into a roadside dumpster in Dewey Beach. The waterlogged paper gave way, “coating me with


the juice of many pounds of seafood and beer.” With only one set of clothes for the weekend, “I toughed it out, to the jeers of my peers, who stuck me with the handle ‘Crabmeat.’ “ He has been setting his funny, clever lyrics to his good-time, folk-country-rock music since the early 1970s. He has opened for the likes of John Sebastian, Steve Forbert and Norman Blake. He has performed lately in his native Delaware. He got it going, though, when he lived in San Francisco in the early 1970s. There, he hung out at the boho City Lights bookstore, opened for cranky post-Beat poet Charles Bukowski at a reading, gave a party where he did a juggling act with two other jugglers on his shoulders and learned some of the mysteries of life from a San Francisco State University professor he refers to simply as “Wong.” “We drank some of Bukowski’s Heinekens backstage,” Thompson said of his brush with the man who eventually became one of the most popular poets in America. “He had a contract that they had to have Heineken for him in a case of ice. I didn’t talk to him. He would have said, ‘Get the heck out of the way. Where are the women and booze?’ “ Thompson has lived mostly in Delaware the past two decades. He also performs in other states, including Florida, where he lived for a few years in the 1980s. He keeps going back to Florida to perform songs that remind audiences of another good-time singer with a penchant for Hawaiian shirts - even if he sometimes wishes they didn’t. “I played in Florida twice last year and nobody requested any Jimmy Buffett songs,” he said. “I think I’ve turned a corner.” He recently was a guest on a radio gardening show in Birmingham, Ala., where his version of “One Ton Tomato” is played between segments. “They want to get me down there for Tomato Day at the state fair. I told them my bags were packed.”


Irish Session

The Fourth Friday each month 7:00 p.m.

Hosted by the Riverside Country Inn 204 North Main Street Greensboro, MD (410) 482-6550 Along with Celtic Harvest & Their Maryland Friends

Bring your ears or instruments & ears! Also, bring your comestibles, BYOB

Kae Mason and family support


Friends of Folk!


Saturday 5:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . Stoney Run String Band

Stoney Run String Band is named for Stoney

Run Farm in Cecil County, Maryland. Stoney Run Farm was the home of grandparents of the

Brian met fiddler Mimi Cukier at the Baltimore Bluegrass Meetup Group. Mimi is an educator at Park School in Baltimore and a classical violinist in the Johns Hopkins Symphony Orchestra. About the same time Ray Burns was “re-discovered”, living in Gaithersburg, MD. More events and new songs soon followed and the new Stoney Run sound was born. The latest addition to the band is Allen Hackley, aka “Hack”. Hack’s musical background was primarily rock and blues based until taking up acoustic and bluegrass music in 2007. He played in the band “Blues Disciples” in his rock days. Fortunately for Stoney Run, Hack made the switch to bluegrass, taking up the mandolin and upright bass.

band’s founder Steve Mahoney. The band got its start around a kitchen table in an apartment in Laurel, MD in 1981. Back then Steve played mandolin with Ray Burns on the banjo and Brian Markley on guitar. In the early days, Stoney Run played church and community events, being a fixture of Greenbelt Day and numerous coffee houses.

With strong vocals and challenging instrumentals, Stoney Run plays both traditional and progressive bluegrass. The band members especially enjoy when the audience succumbs to the urge to dance to the music’s infectious rhythms.

Phyllis Dodd joined the band early on, singing and playing guitar. Through the ensuing years there were many changes. Steve went to graduate school and became an Evangelist in the church of Christ. These days Steve only plays with the group on rare occasions.


Phyllis’s husband Paul also entered the ministry. Phyllis moved to Farmington, DE, becoming a member of the female bluegrass band, Pink Grass. Ray Burns’ travels took him to Tennessee and Arizona, where he played with the bluegrass band Creekside. The band stayed in contact, playing occasionally at events like Laurel Main Street Festival. The revival of the band began in 2006, when


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Please visit them today! They support Delaware Friends of Folk, they deserve your support, too!

Delaware Friends of Folk Monthly Coffee House Series Held at the Wesley College Chapel Located on the corner of W. Division & N. Bradford Streets Usually the Third Saturday Each Month Music Starts at 7:30 p.m. • Fresh Ground Coffee • Fresh Baked Cookies

(whose proceeds go to the Maurice Shockley Acoustic Stringed Instrument Scholarship Fund)

We bring top regional acts to Dover for the best cheap date in town! Information & pricing for each Coffee House: Toll free telephone number: 1-877-DEL-FOLK or look up

Our NEXT Coffee House: Covered Bridge • October 16th

Covered Bridge is a musical partnership between two friends, Kevin Nemith and Joey Fulkerson. Kevin and Joey have known each other since high school and both have been musicians for over 35 years.

Joey has played professionally all his adult life, touring all over the world with Chubby Checker. Joey has also recorded in Nashville and has been the guest guitarist for numerous musical projects. Joey is also part of the Nothin But Trouble Blues band which plays regionally and has two albums under their belt. He writes songs, gives lessons, and repairs guitars. Joey is also known regionally for his solo guitar and vocal performances.

Kevin has been involved with numerous singing groups and church choral groups over the last twenty five years. He has also performed as a soloist at numerous weddings in the region and as a guest musician for various bands. Along with the Covered Bridge project, Kevin writes songs, performs as a solo guitarist / vocalist, produces recordings, and owns Digital Street Studio in Dover. Kevin also owns CNC Insurance Associates and works

as a commercial insurance broker.   

Covered Bridge music project came together when Kevin contacted Joey to help bring 20 years of written music to life. The two plan to record 5 albums over the next few years. Almost all of the instrumentation and production on the records are done by Kevin and Joey, but they will involve guest musicians as the projects dictate. Also many of the songs they will record are available for licensing, for production, and for media uses.

Covered Bridge will also give back by donating a percentage of the sales of their music to local charities and community needs. Kevin Brodin opens the show. FUTURE UPCOMING EVENTS:
 November 20, 2010    Chris English, Delmarva Blues man
with Delaware Friends of Folk favorite, Sand Creek opening! December 11, 2010    Annual Meeting (starting at 6:30, music at 7:30) Open Mic hosted by Jim McGiffin & Kathy Doyle. Bring holiday dish to share, coffee provided free. 15

Saturday 6:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emily Pinkerton

Born in the heart of the Midwest, songwriter

Emily Pinkerton has crafted a style with roots that stretch from Appalachia to the Andes. Picture the stark sound world of Gillian Welch steeped in South American rhythms, and you’ll see why Sing Out! has dubbed Emily’s music “affecting and poignant—a different kind of high lonesome.” High, haunting vocals soar over pulsating guitar and banjo riffs that draw

from a decade of travel between her hometown of Valparaiso, Indiana and her second home in Valparaíso, Chile. During three years in Chile, Emily was an apprentice to master musicians Alfonso Rubio and Chosto Ulloa, learning to compose and improvise traditional poetry of the central valley. Lyrical and chant-like, the sound of canto a lo poeta permeates her latest work: “Even when writing in English, my songs gravitate towards the rhythms I learned in Pirque. I love how it feels to sing the high, arching melodies of Chilean canto, and I think you can sense this in Valparaíso, whether the tune is an Old-Time reel or a South American cueca.” Emily has toured North and South America, appearing at venues such as SXSW (TX), Sala América (Chile), Kamikaze (Peru), and Makor (NY), sharing the stage with Alejandro Escovedo, Stacy Phillips, and the Chieftains. She is shaping an ever-growing audience for her music, winning the City Paper readers’ poll as one of the top acoustic acts in Pittsburgh, where she now lives. She performs solo and with her trio, featuring bassist Layo Puentes, and cajón player Lucas Savage.


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Saturday 7:00 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeff Warner

Jeff Warner is among the nation’s foremost

performer/interpreters of traditional music. His songs from the lumber camps, fishing villages and mountain tops of America connect 21st century audiences with the everyday lives–and artistry–of 19th century Americans. “Providing more than just rich entertainment, Jeff will leave you with a deeper appreciation of the land you live in” (Caffé Lena, Saratoga, NY). His songs, rich in local history and a sense of place, bring us the latest news from the distant past.

he represents a tradition that is fundamentally unbroken since preindustrial times” (Stuart Frank, Senior Curator, New Bedford Whaling Museum). Jeff has performed widely, from large festivals in the UK, to clubs, festivals and schools across America. He plays concertina, banjo, guitar and several “pocket” instruments, including bones and spoons. And “he inhabits a song in a way which few singers can do” (Royal Oak Folk Club, Lewes, UK). A native of New York City, Jeff has lived in Portsmouth, New Hampshire since the late 1990s. He is an artist for the New Hampshire Council on the Arts, a speaker for the New Hampshire Humanities Council and was a 2007 State Arts Council Fellow.

Jeff grew up listening to the songs and stories of his father Frank Warner and the traditional singers his parents met during their folksong collecting trips through rural America. He accompanied his parents on their later field trips and is the editor of his mother’s book, Traditional American Folk Songs: From the Anne and Frank Warner Collection. He is producer of the two-CD set, Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still, the Warners’ recordings of rural singers, many of them born in Victorian times. “The scion of one of the nation’s most eminent families of folksong collectors,


He has toured nationally for the Smithsonian Institution, taught at Pinewoods, Ashokan and Swannanoa summer music programs and recorded for Flying Fish/Rounder, National Geographic and other labels. His 1995 recording Two Little Boys received a Parents’ Choice Award. Jeff is past president of the Country Dance and Song Society, a founding officer of the Folk Alliance, a producer of the Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival and a graduate of Duke University.

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Saturday 8:00 . . Blue Moose & the Unbuttoned Zippers

B lue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers (BMUZ) is not your average folk band. Founded in 2006 by four Berklee College of Music students, BMUZ decided to do something really different. They combined Scandinavian music and a nyckelharpa with American Old Time music, four and five string fiddles and a jazz and bluegrass guitarist. The result? A contemporary string band filled with epic triple fiddles, catchy melodies and driving rhythms full of raw energy and mashy quirk.

Although they think of themselves as a musical unit, the members of BMUZ each have their own individual sound. Bronwyn Bird grew up performing in musical theater. As a teenager, she discovered a nyckelharpa hanging on a neighbor’s wall, and quickly fell in love with the instrument. While spending a year in Sweden studying Swedish music, she built the nyckelharpa she currently uses. Andy Reiner grew up in a musical family and spent his childhood attending music camps where he was exposed to a myriad of styles of folk and contemporary music. He can’t choose which genre he likes playing the most, so he tends to successfully mesh them all together. Stash Wyslouch thought he was going to be an engineer until quite recently. His music has moved from heavy metal to bluegrass and jazz and draws on his Columbian and Polish background


and love of reggae and funky grooves for his quirky compositions. Mariel Vandersteel grew up playing traditional Irish, Scottish and Quebecois music at contra dances as well as touring with Alasdair Fraser and the San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers and with the Black Brothers. Before Berklee, she spent her summers studying music in Ireland and across the US and has spent four months studying the hardingfele in Norway. Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers has performed across the country at the Kennedy Center (Washington DC), The Freight and Salvage (CA), Club Passim (MA) and the Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour (KY). After playing in the Emerging Artist Showcase at the 2008 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, they were voted back to perform as the 2009 FRFF’s Most Wanted Artists. Other festivals they have performed at are: Blissfest, Champlain Valley Folk Festival, the New England Folk Festival and the Boston Celtic Music Festival. They have had official showcases at the International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN. and at the New England Regional Folk Alliance. Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers have been called, “an extraordinary group of wonderful young musicians” (Matt Glaser, Berklee College of Music) and as, “a band you can’t put a label on.” (Matt Smith, Club Passim). Many have called BMUZ the next generation of roots and folk music and they have been compared to other genre-breaking bands such as Crooked Still, The Duhks, and Vasen. According to Paul Hartman, editor of Dirty Linen magazine, “the next generation…shows that folk/ roots music is in good hands and will continue to be played and evolve…Just a few of the younger artists are Carolina Chocolate Drops, Crooked Still, Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers…” BMUZ is a truly eclectic band that continues to skillfully and creatively push the boundaries of folk music. While combining old melodies with quirky new compositions, it will be exciting to watch BMUZ’s future blossom. They began work on their first full-length record in early 2010, which will be produced by fiddler and songwriter, Laura Cortese.

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