April 25, 2008

Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Got my volunteer sign-up form in the mail this week. Kind of redundant (I'm a crew chief now) but it was nice to fill it out and mail it off. Will not be too long before I am on that hillside in NY, staring up at the stars, listening to great music, among friends. In the same way that the yoga studio has become my home, the campsite at Falcon Ridge is also home.

This year, the festival is July 24 - 27 (Thurs - Sun) with volunteers expected to show up on Wednesday.

The artist line-up has been posted:
Anthony Da Costa (2007 Showcase Fave)
Beth Molaro
Bill Evans Soulgrass
Chris Smither
The Clayfoot Strutters
Crooked Still
Culver Griffin & Country Spice
Dar Williams
Eddie From Ohio
Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul
Eliza Gilkyson
Falcon Ridge House Band: Mark Dann, Radoslav Lorkovic, and Jim Henry
The Farewell Drifters
The Folk Brothers - David Massengill & Jack Hardy
Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams
George Marshall with Wild Asparagus
Guy Mendilow Band
The Horse Flies
The Ivy Vine Players
Janis Ian
Jason Spooner Trio
Joe Crookston (2007 Showcase Fave)
Jim & Madeline Christensen
John Gorka
Kathryn Wedderburn
Lowen & Navarro
Lori McKenna
Lindsay Mac (2007 Showcase Fave)
Martin Sexton
Mortal Beasts & Deities
Nerissa & Katryna Nields
Nightingale
Patti O'Brien Melita
Patti O & the Hip Hooligans
Patty Larkin (Long time, no see, welcome back!)
Paul Rosenberg
Railroad Earth
Ralph Sweet
Randall Williams (2007 Showcase Fave)
Red Molly
Roger the Jester
The Sevens
The Storycrafters
The Strangelings
Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience
Tracy Grammer
The Walker Family
Vance Gilbert

Want to volunteer? Check out the volunteer information page. While it's certainly nice to have the full festival, there is something special about being part of the Falcon Ridge family, and volunteers get to go / camp for free, get fed, and get to be part of the team. Also to wear a FRFF staff tee-shirt until it pretty much stands up by itself.....

1 comment:

Terrence McCarthy said...

That's an incredible list of talent. And Jack Hardy! My old Farmington Avenue housemate.