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Festival Calendar

Aug 2, 2015

Aug 6-9

Podunk Bluegrass Festival ~ Hebron, CT

Lion’s Fairground  Http://

Note: New this year is an Americana/Acoustic stage

Bluegrass performers include: Blue Canyon Boys, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Detour, Gold Heart, James Reams & The Barnstormers, Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers, The New England Bluegrass Band, The Railsplitters, Sister Sadie, Special Consensus, The Seldom Scene, Tumbling Bones, Bluegrass Gospel Sing

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Long Steel Rail/ Ethan Jodziewicz and Tatiana Hargreaves/ Ethan Jodziewicz and Tatiana Hargreaves/ Ethan Jodziewicz and Tatiana Hargreaves

The Biting Reel, Lost Time/ Jeremy Kittel/ Chasing Sparks/ Compass Records

The Ballad Of The St. Anne's Reel (Featuring Dave Mallett And The Mallett Brothers)/ Makem And Spain/ Sessions, Vol. I/ Makem and Spain

I Don't Want Your Millions Mister/ Tom Rush/ Blues, Songs & Ballads/ Fantasy

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Cotton Fields Mustard's Retreat The First Album Plus Yellow Room Records

Love One Another The Infamous Stringdusters Things That Fly Sugar Hill

Tam Lin (Child 39) Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer Child Ballads Wilderland Records

Reynadine Carolina Chocolate Drops Genuine Negro Jig Nonesuch

Bury Me Beneath the Willow Chris Thile & Michael Daves Sleep With One Eye Open Nonesuch

Sanctuary Eliza Gilkyson Hard Times in Babylon Red House

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Where The Cold Wind Blows/ Donna Ulisse/ An Easy Climb/ Hadley Music Group

Trains I Missed/ Balsam Range/ Trains I Missed/ Mountain Home

Add Me/ Chumbawamba/ The Boy Bands Have Won/ Trade Roots Music Group

They Killed John Henry/ Justin Townes Earle/ Songs From Sing Out! V.53#1/

Emmylou/ First Aid Kit/ The Lion's Roar / Wichita

Down In A Hole/ Decatur Creek/ Decatur Creek/ Decatur Creek

Nowhere, Massachusetts/ Black Prairie/ A Tear In The Eye Is A Wound In The Heart/ Sugar Hill

July 30-Aug 2

Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival ~ Thornton, NH

Sugar Shack Campground  603-726-6005

Performers include: The Gibson Brothers, Claire Lynch Band, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Steeldrivers, Goldwing Express, The Spinney Brothers, Larry Efaw & Bluegrass Mountaineers, New Town, The Lonely Heartstring Band, The Feinberg Brothers, Mary Maguire Band, Blackstone Valley Bluegrass, Chasing Blue, NewFound Grass, Smokey Greene, Robinson Gospel Jam

July 31- Aug 2

Monday, July 27

>>>Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki at the Penacook Farmer’s Market ~ Penacook, NH ~ 4pm ~

Tuesday, July 28

>>>Liz & Dan Faiella at Exeter Public Library ~ Exeter, NH ~ 3pm ~

Newmarket's Craig Werth has been busy with his new Oh, Pluto project.  Listen in to find out more!

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Sitting On Top of the World/ Peter Keane/ Rural Electification/ Little

Passing Through/ Catie Curtis/ Long Night Moon/ Compass

Morrison's Jig - The Mist - Covered Mountain - Road To Lisdoonvarna/ Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio/ Return To The Castle/ Jordan Tirrell Wysocki Trio

Jilted By A Venezuelan/ Kim Wallach/ Where Does Love Come From?/ Black Socks Press

Barb'ry Allen/ Tom Rush/ Blues, Songs & Ballads/ Fantasy

The Kind/ Steve Earle/ Jerusalem/ Artemis

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Django and Jimmie/ Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard/ Django and Jimmie/ Legacy

My Rough And Rowdy Ways/ Jimmie Rodgers/ On The Way Up, 1929/ Rounder Records

The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home/ Iris DeMent/ Going Driftless - An Artist's Tribute to Greg Brown/ Red House Records

Train Carried My Girl From Town/ Kelly Joe Phelps/ Shine Eyed Mister Zen/ Rhino

Your Red Wagon/ Asleep At the Wheel/ Asleep At the Wheel/ MCA

Watson's Blues/ Bryan Sutton/ Into My Own/ Sugar Hill


Thursday, July 9

>>>Carol Noonan w/ Duke Levine  & Kevin Barry at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~

>>>Liz & Dan Faiella at Odell Park ~ Franklin, NH ~ 6:30pm~

Kate McNally visits with Morning Bugle's Max Wareham and Eric Lee before they head out on their debut tour.

July 5-11

Festival On the Green ~ Middlebury, VT

At the Middlebury Recreation Park : 802-462-3555

Performers include: Vance Gilbert, Ten Strings & a Goat Skin, The Bluegrass Gospel Project, Rik Palieri, Darlingside, Caitlin Candy, and many more

July 9-12

Basin Bluegrass Festival ~ Brandon, VT  802-247-3275

Tuesday, June 23

>>>Keb’Mo’ at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~

>>>Susie Burke w/ the Seldom Playrights at the Blue Mermaid ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 8pm ~

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Robert Frost Said…/ John & Sheila Ludgate/ Two, Three, Four…/ John and Sheila Ludgate

I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome/ Tim May And Steve Smith/ Tim May And Steve Smith/ Desert Night Music

My Father's Mansions/ Billy Bragg/ Where Have All The Flowers Gone: The Songs Of Pete Seeger/ Appleseed

His Father's House/ Garnet Rogers/ Small Victories/ Snowgoose

The Fields Have Turned Brown/ David Bromberg/ Only Slightly Mad/ Appleseed

Alouette/ Dennis Stroughmatt/ La Belle Blondine/ Swallow Records

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Maggie/ Tanglefoot/ Dance Like Flames/ Borealis Records

The Banks Are Made of Marble/ Runa/ Current Affairs/

William MacGillivray/ Poor Angus/ Gathering/ Borealis Records

Haul Away/ West of Eden/ Safe Crossing/ West of Music

The Sunday Song/ Amelia Curran/ War Brides/ Six Shooter Records

Blind Indifference/ Stephen Fearing/ So Many Miles/ True North

Pharisee/ Stan Rogers/ From Coffee House To Concert Hall/ Fogarty's Cove

Folk Festival Calendar

Jun 14, 2015

2015 Festivals


June 17-20

Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival ~ Litchfield, ME 207-873-6539

Performers include: The Cleverlys, Phat Burger Deluxe, Trinity River band, Kevin Prater Band, Wilf Clark & The Misty Mountaineers, The Baker Family, Dun Paisley & The Southern Grass, The Gibson Brothers and more…

June 26-28

Old Songs Festival ~ Altamont, NY

                   Wednesday, June 17

<<< Neko Case and Jennifer O’Connor, Prescott Park, 7 p.m.

Thursday, June 18

>>>Erica Brown Bluegrass Connection at North Church ~ Farmington, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-778-2006,

                                                       Friday, June 19

Thursday, June 11

>>>The Quebe Sisters (Texas Fiddle & Swing) at The Cabot ~ Beverly, MA ~ 8pm ~ 978-927-3100

>>>Golden Oak at Route 27 Arts ~ Stratton, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-246-2300,

                                                      Friday, June 12

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

If I Had A Boat/ Tom Lewis/ 360º/ Borealis

Red River Rising/ James Keelaghan/ History - The First 25 Years/ Borealis

Swing Boys Swing/ Aengus Finnan/ North Wind/ Borealis

Lady Of Spain/ Garnet Rogers/ Firefly/ Snowgoose

Death Came A Knockin'/ The Duhks/ The Duhks/ Sugar Hill

Jack The Sailor/ Once/ Row Upon Row of the People They Know/ Borealis

Something About A Sunday/ Eve Goldberg/ Crossing The Water/ Borealis

Suzanne/ Leonard Cohen/ Songs Of Leonard Cohen/ Sony Legacy

Della Mae stopped by with some brand new tunes from their most recent Rounder recording, Della Mae.

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Bad Liquor/ Kitty Amaral/ Fiddle Gems/ String Dreams

The Scolding Wife/ Deb Flanders/ The Female Highwayman/ Deb Flanders

Follow The Heron/ Karine Polwart/ Threshold/ Borealis Records

Lovely Annie/ Matt & Shannon Heaton/ Tell You in Earnest/ Matt and Shannon Heaton

Ain't Gotten Around/ Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio/ Still She Will Fly/ Vessel Recordings

Eighteen Fifty Five/ Heather Maloney/ Making Me Break/ Signature Sounds

I Used to Fall/ Chuck Brodsky/ Tell Tale Heart/ Chuckbrodsky.Com Records

NHPR Folk Calendar

May 31, 2015

Monday, June 1

>>>Devonsquare at Slate’s Monday Night Concert Series ~ Hallowell, ME ~ 8pm

>>>Jesse Peters at the Old South Church ~ Windsor, VT ~ 6:30pm


Tuesday, June 2

>>>Jesse Peters at the Norman Williams Library ~ Woodstock, VT ~ Noon         


Wednesday, June 3

Thursday, May 28

>>>The Buskers at Giuseppe’s ~ Meredith, NH  ~ 6pm

Friday, May 29

>>>The Joshua Incident at the Sunapee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm 603-763-3241

Saturday, May 30

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Buskers/ Vedran Smailovic-Tommy Sands/ Sarajevo to Belfast/ Appleseed Records

Balltimore Fancy/Duke Of Leinster/ Sarah Bauhan/ Chasing The New Moom/ Whistler's Music

Six White Horses/ Norman Blake/ Slow Train through Georgia/ Rounder

Bristol Bay/ Si Kahn/ Bristol Bay/ Strictly Country Records

Wagon Wheel/ Pesky J. Nixon/ Red Ducks/ Pesky J. Nixon

Louisiana 1927/ Old School Freight Train/ Run/ Acoustic Disc

Goodby Bottle of Whiskey/ Steep Canyon Rangers/ Steep Canyon Rangers/ Rebel Records

Tuesday, May 19

>>>Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb (Bluegrass, Jazz & Western) at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-237-9302, 603-246-8998

>>>Don & Cindy Roy at Rte 27 Arts ~ Stratton, ME ~ 7pm ~  207-246-2300(answered as Stratton Fuel)

Thursday, May 21

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Pastures of Plenty/ Pierce Pettis/ That Kind of Love/ Compass Records

Nine Hours To Go/ Po' Girl/ Home To You/ Nettwerk Records

Cowboy Style/ Dan Weber/ What I'm Lookin' For/ Highway 142 Music

The Water Is Wide/ Priscilla Herdman/ Forever & Always/ Flying Fish Records

A Whiter Shade Of Pale/ Darol Anger & Mike Marshall/ Psycho Grass/ Windham Hill Records

Semper Fi/ John Gorka/ Jack's Crows/ RCA Victor

Thirsty Boots/ John Gorka/ Recorded live  NHPR/ John Gorka

Friday, May 15

>>>Rattye McGee at the Sunapee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm

>>>Jonathan Edwards at the Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ B rownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~  207-935-7292,

>>>Cheryl Wheeler, Popolo, Bellows Falls, Vermont,


D'oust en est/Le Vent Du Nord/ Tetu/Borealis


Farewell To Saint Dolores/Pine Hill Project/Tomorrow You're Going/Signature Sounds


Sometimes/Jonathan Edwards/Live In Massachusetts/Rising Records


Arrow/ Cheryl Wheeler/Circles & Arrows/Capitol Nashville


Hurricane Clare/Bennett and Perkins/House On Fire/Bennett and Perkins


Fired Up!/Holly Near/And Still We Sing: The Outspoken Collection/Calico Tracks


Wednesday, May 6

>>>Bruce Cockburn at the Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~  207-935-7292,

Thursday, May 7

>>>John Gorka & Cheryl Wheeler at the Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~  207-935-7292,