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Saturday August 27, 2011: Nerfa goers
Folk Plus is a blend of
contemporary and older singer songwriters with perhaps a spoken word or
a Broadway tune, or whatever may be relevant to the theme.
In real time I air at 2pm, but since I'm not there at 2, you don't have
to be. Log onto the website above and listen when you'll be near your
computer for listening.
The folks on today's playlist have sent in their songs for submission
to the North East Regional Folk Alliance. [NERFA] This conference
happens close to this area. In the past, several Folk Plus fans,
registered for the conference as audience, hoping to learn about some
new artists. Here is just a slice of what you may be
hearing should you attend this year.
Beth Wood - The New
Kid - THe Weather Inside
Frankenpine - Texas Outlaw - The Crooked
Brad Yoder - Splinters
Brooker & Bullen - The Snake - Reciprocity
Dave Potts - Meteor Shower - 12.99
Heidi Winzinger - Killer - Honeysuckle Dream
C Daniel Boling - Never Speak to me again like
R J Cowdery - Not Going Home - In This Light -
Jay Aymar - I Really Don't Remember - Passing
Paul Sachs - Dirty Trucks - Oil Town
Jadea Kelly - Elevator - Eastbound Platform
Robert Bobby Trio - Brief History of Time
Squid Jiggers - The Liar - Greatest Hits
Following her determined dreams of becoming a musician, a baker, or a
cowgirl, Beth left west Texas to study voice and piano at Brevard
College in North Carolina. A detour from her classical studies led her
to Austin, where she picked up a degree in literature and a guitar.
Beth began writing her own songs and quickly discovered musical freedom
that she has been hooked on ever since. Fifteen years, thousands of
shows, nine albums, three cars, and numerous awards later, Beth now
lives in Eurogene Oregon.
is a Brooklyn-based string band - mining bluegrass, rock, folk and
country with banjo, fiddle, resonator and acoustic guitars, mandolin,
bass, and accordion
Formed as a trio in 2007, Frankenpine has grown to include Kim and
Matthew Chase, Liz Bisbee, Ned P. Rauch, and Colin DeHond. They
have appeared on WNYC, WKCR (Columbia University’s radio station)
North Country Public Radio and perform regularly in New York City and
around the North East. With four regular singers—two girls, two
guys—the band’s words, stories “What they play is the
future of bluegrass, not the past.” -Lucid Culture
performs solo, or as a duo with bassist/mandolinist Jason Rafalak. He s
also know for accompaniment with soprano saxophone which he did most
recently at the Kerrville and Falcon Ridge Folk Festivals. NPR's "Car
Talk," the ABC Family Network's "Beautiful People," the "Dawson's
Brooker and Bullen
Richard Brooker and Elena Bullen are an acoustic guitar-based,
singer/songwriter duo currently living in Wilton CT. Their
style ranges from folk, blues, Celtic, bluegrass and Brazilian. They
love to harmonize though Elena does most of the singing.
Richard’s fingerstyle guitar playing is often complimented by Elena’s
addition of small percussion and stringed instruments. This past Spring
they performed in Ireland - Dublin, Galway, Cork and Kilkee.
was born and raised in the shadow of the
Rocky Mountains. He spent several years living out of the back of his
dusty red pickup truck, typically logging over 50,000 miles a year
honing his skills as musician and performer in coffee houses and
college bars from coast- to-coast. In 1996, Dave stumbled across the
picturesque town of Auburn, Alabama which he now calls his home.
His 8-year old daughter once called him the best male singer in the
history of the world, and second overall to Hannah Montana.
Heidi is a fierce animal rights advocate
and promoter of people becoming acutely aware of where their food comes
She grew up on the edge of the great New Jersey Pine Barrens, home of
the Jersey Devil and her next CD is focusing on local history,
the fabled Pine Barrens and other New Jersey curiosities. Heidi
loves farm work, which led her to study agriculture with an eye on
having a farm of her own someday. “My dream would be
to operate a small farm of my own and write songs, touring in the
winters and farming in the growing season”. She now works preserving
farmland for the State of New Jersey and finds time for writing,
recording and performing her music every chance she gets.
Heidi’s first CD was “Snow Day” includes an assortment of hard
folk rock tunes and her new CD “Honeysuckle Dream”, released
C. Daniel Boling
is a songwriter with a storyteller. In this cut he sings about a
comment his mother made to him, yet he uses his father as the one
delivering the request.
Daniel has released five independent
albums since 1999. His songs have been featured on NPR's "Car Talk",
the Dr. Demento Show.
turned to music full time after years of working in health care.
Rj’s been making up for lost time ever since by racking up some major
songwriting awards. Rj continues to impress, gathering new fans from
folk festivals and house concerts across the country. She is touring in
support of her new CD “In This Light.”
Award winning songwriter Joe Crookston
says: 'There is no possible way to listen to Rj Cowdery’s music
and not feel deeply. The tone of her voice, the clarity of her guitar
and spot on emotive lyrics plumb the depths of human hope and struggle.
These are not just songs, they are arrows shot directly to center of
was born and raised on New York City’s Lower East Side. Paul was a
member of the jack hardy songwriting circle, which still
meets under his name, even though Jack passed away earlier this
year. Many compare him to Springstein or Harry Chapan. In
2009 Paul rleased The Refuge, and just this monday will release
his new cd “Oil Town” You heard “Dirty Trucks” Mexico’s drug trade is
seen through the eyes of a trucker who, despite trying to live life by
the rules is forced into something he can’t get out of - shipping
heroin for money. Acoustic Live newsletter writes about his big
voice and" tales of working class desperation in these times of
corporate takeover. This new effort marks the emergence of an important
voice in the genre of social commentary folk music.
promo reads pure Canadian with geographic references saying he is
both a storyteller and singer. You could be in a bar on Toronto’s
Danforth Avenue, or a hotel in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, or someone’s
living room in Morden, Manitoba. Could be at a festival in British
Columbia, or a coffee house in New Brunswick, or a tavern in Tobermory.
This man’s the real deal. No pretension, no airs, as plain as a Tim
Horton’s double-double and as straight at the highway between Regina
released her first CD, Second Spring, in 2008 and won “Best Country”
honors at the Toronto Independent Music Awards. Her second album,
Eastbound Platform 2010, earned a nomination for New/Emerging Artist of
the Year by the CFMA (Canadian Folk Music Awards). Shes young but
has completed two Cross Canada Tours, took part in a CBC LIVE recorded
performance at the Stewart Park Folk Festival and has toured the U.S
and Netherlands extensively.
was born in Philadelphia and grew up in the suburb of Newtown
Square. In high school he often frequented The Main
Point folk club, getting to hear people like Dave Van Ronk, Chris
Smither, Tom Rush, Tim Buckley, Steve Goodman, Muddy Waters and many
more. After attending college at Franklin &
Marshall in Lancaster, PA, Robert Bobby formed a rock and rhythm &
blues band named The Speedboys who released two albums. 2008
heralded the arrival of the newest Robert Bobby cd "MEET ROBERT BOBBY'
a collection of 17 classic Robert Bobby originals . Over the last
several years, Robert Bobby has released his cd’s F*U*B*A*R and
S*N*A*F*U & TODAY! He is a witty writer.
The Squid Jiggers
are Maine-based folk duo comprised of inveterate musician-
entertainers, Dave Rowe and Troy R. Bennett.
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