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Just some of the entries for Falcon Ridge Folk Festival's Emerging Artist Stage
Saturday May 26 and June 2, 2012 WFTE, WJFF,
June 6, 2012 in its entirety on WIOX
These two hours consisted of a slice of the entrants for the emerging artist's stage for this years falcon ridge folk festival. Falcon Ridge will be July 27 - 29 this year. See their website for performers and directions at http://www.falconridgefolk.com/index.html
Friday afternoon begins the festival with 22 artists chosen from hundreds to represent emerging artists in the field of folk. This hour you will hear just random entries, who allowed downloading from their entry pages.
Alicia McGovern Our Tiny Little Hearts 3:25 Words Through The Seasons
Allie Farris How Is Your Love (Tonight) 3:46
Bethel Steele Little Flame 3:38
Boris McCutcheon peace with the pines 3:44 Bad Road, Good People
Burlap To Cashmere Don't Forget To Write 3:07 Burlap To Cashmere
Carrie Ferguson Girls Like Me 3:08
Cary Cooper - Nothing in the Middle - Pink Umbrella
Chris Kokesh My Name is Barbara Allen 3:07
Connor Garvey Western Wind 3:52 Where Ocean Meets Land
Dan Weber Hank and Jesus mp3 3:58 Ash and Bone
Heather Styka Tightrope Walker 3:11 Lifeboats For Atlantis- kite stripe records
Heidi Winzinger Last Farm 2:56 Jersey Country & Folk
Honor Finnegan Life Is Short 3:13 The Tiny Life- honorfinnegan.com
Jamie Kent Changes 4:07 Navigation Pop
Jane Fallon The Boy He Used To Be 4:24
Jarrod Dickenson Unemploy The Lonesome Traveler
John Schmidt - Ophelia 3:45
Jon Brooks Because We're Free 4:31 Delicate Cages- JONBROOKS.CA
Kate Klim Even When It's Bad 3:51 Kamikaze Love
Kyle Carey Resurrection 3:01 Monongah- kyleannecarey.com
Loretta Hagen Mud And Stone 4:11 Mud And Stone - lorettahagen.com
Mandalyn May Get Happy Blues Live at Freedom Dance 2:48
Marc Black - I Love You Rachel Maddow 319 Picture of the Highway
The Marrieds Take Me To California (final) 3:28 The Marrieds
Pawn Shop Saints Cotton Mile 1:58
Rob Lytle - Daddy Knows What Boys Want
Ryan Tennis 17 Years 4:47 Goodbye To The Ground
Tony DeSantis Psalm 136 2:45 Bright Red Sky
The Vulcans Auburn Girl 4:02 Shadows
Wahoo Skiffle Crazies Rag Mama 2:42 Strange Tales of The Amazing Platypus
Wandering Bards* The Good, The Bad & The Ugly theme (Ennio Morricone) 3:34 [*not in WIOX playlist] ]
Ya Yas - You Should Go - Paper Boats
Salt Lake City, Utah USA
Songwriter Steve Seskin says: she "doesn't just write songs and sing them, she feels them deeply and when you listen to her, you can't help but do the same."
singer/songwriter and pianist with a powerful voice from Nashville, Tennessee
Bethel Steele is a touring singer-songwriter based out of Boston, MA but at 21 lived outside of poughkeepsie ny and began playing local clubs
Singer/Songwriter from Ojo Sarco, New Mexico USA
His works have made it to three different TV shows including Friday Night Lights, and in a Tostino's commercial, also on Lifetime television.
Boris attended the University of California, Santa Cruz specializing in sustainable farming all the while gathering materials for his so
Burlap to Cashmere
from Brooklyn, New York USA
Burlap has sold over 400,000 records world wide and has toured the US, Canada, Europe, Brazil and even Kuwait!
Their new record is on Sony Jive Records produced by the legendary Mitchell Froom (Paul McCartney-Elvis Costello) first husband of Suzanne Vega interviewed recently on Folk Plus.
from Northampton, Massachusetts USA
her first full-length solo CD, Riding On the Back of The Wind, in February 2010 with a sold out show at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA.
from Northwest USA she has 'little stick powered vocals carrying big stick emotional messages, her writing is laid back excellence'
folk-funk guitar & ukulele, from Portland Maine
Recent Achievements include winning songwriting competitions in Texas 2012, Maine 2011, Honorable mention in Rocky men
folk festival and telluride troubadour
“I love Dan’s songs and he tells really good stories.”
- Ramblin’ Jack Elliot, Legendary Folk Troubadour
Finalist in 2012 Kerrville Folk Festival ‘New Folk’, also a national finalist in the 2010 Dave Carter Songwriting Contest
Singer/Songwriter from Chicago, Illinois USA
Styka resides in Chicago’s North Side with a large collection of tea and a family of moss terrariums.
Singer/Songwriter, Riverton, New Jersey USA
A native Jersey girl, Heidi was influenced by old time Country music her father loves. With a dream to work her own farm, Heidi studied agriculture in college while continuously nurturing her love of singing and writing. Today Heidi preserves farmland in New Jersey, supporting local agriculture and an advocate for animal rights and rescue.
New York, New York USA
Ukulele diva, heart-tugger and humorist.
Her newest release "The Tiny Life" came it at #9 on the Folk DJ Charts for February 2012
Singer/Songwriter, Brookline, New Hampshire
Jane was raised in rural California and Oregon in a large musical family.
born in Texas, now in Brooklyn NY. He had 3 cds out, the latest is Lonesome Traveler
John John Schmitt
Singer/Songwriter, Brooklyn, New York USA
2012 Telluride Bluegrass Festival Troubador Competition, Honorable Mention
2008 3rd Place Winner, NY Songwriters Circle Contest
2006 Artvoice Magazine Nominee for Best Musician
Called "one of New York City's best young storytellers," John Schmitt was born and raised in Buffalo
Singer/Songwriter King City, ON, Ontario Canada
Upon his return in 1997 from war ruined Bosnia-Herzegovina, Jon quit writing songs and performing, claiming,
"I'm at least a 1000 books and emotions shy of earning the right to stand behind a microphone."
8 years later - at the suggestion of one of his Canadian literary heroes, Austin Clarke - Jon wiped the dust off his Taylor Jumbo 615.
"Until love and compassion enter all levels of politics, the folk singer is fully employed.”
Winner in International Songwriting Competition - Kerrville NewFolk - Mountain Stage NewSong and Canadian Folk Music Awards
Nashville, Tennessee USA
Winner and finalist in famous competitions:Telluride and Kerville, Mountain stage
Kate Klim was 5 years old when her family inherited a piano, 9 years old when she received her first lesson, and 11 years old
when an unsuccessful audition for the film "Life with Mikey" caused her to turn to music.
An artist with a celtic flare
Rich alto vocals. A 2011 winner of the New Jersey Folk Festival Songwriter Competition, Loretta recently released her third CD, Mud and Stone,
“Mud and Stone will be a treasure for weeks, months, and years to come” Ron Olesko WFDU-FM Traditions 89.1
Cool, California USA
Mandalyn plays rhythmic ukulele love songs and soulful guitar ballads, on both coasts of the US and across the pond.
Singer/Songwriter from Katonah, New York USA
After college, he moved to Woodstock, NY. His release is Pictures of the Highway
from London, Ontario, Canada
The Marrieds in December 2010 when they posted 3 snow day songs on Youtube during “Snowmageddon.” The songs received over 10 000 views in a couple of days and captured the attention of CBC Radio, making them "The Sound of the Day" across Canada.
Pawn Shop Saints
Berkshire County, Massachusetts USA
Singer/Songwriter from Apex, North Carolina
He currently splits his time between Raleigh, NC and Oak Bluffs, MA.
an All-American college football player turned singer/songwriter, from Philly Pa.
Collingswood, New Jersey
Nick Lindsay - Vocals, Guitar, Percussion, Harmonica, mandolin
Aaron Spangler - Banjo, Vocals, Guitar, Percussion, mandolin
John Thomas - Banjo, Vocals, Guitar, Percussion, Harmonica, mandolin
The Vulcans are an Americana trio from Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, founded in search of a more understated and traditional style of music emphasizing unique harmonies, sincere lyrics, and tight musicality.
Wahoo Skiffle Crazies
Staten Island, New York USA
The Wahoo Skiffle Crazies are an 8-piece acoustic jug band from Staten Island, NY. Including washtub bass, bowed saw, washboard and jug, among other things, the Wahoos offer a home-made, post-modern, time-traveling, gonzo-folk take on traditional jug band tunes and originals.
Catherine Miles - Vocals
Jay Mafale - Vocals, Guitar
Paul Silverman - Piano
Catherine Miles and Paul Silverman became friends in college, meeting Jay Mafale a few years later while performing with a theatre company. At first, the three got together to play just for the fun of it. On her honeymoon with Jay, Catherine Catherine was thrown from a horse and broke her back.