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Friday, May 25
 

11:00am PDT

Hamilton International Middle School Marimba
Marimba Jazz

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • Biography A vibrant and energetic group of 6-8th graders playing traditional music of Zimbabwe as well as original material. Great for dancing.

11:00am PDT

Autumn Electric
Exciting, Original Folk Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

11:00am PDT

Conjugal Visitors
FRAYED EDGES OF FOLK MUSIC

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JUG -- Jugband
  • URL
  • Biography These folks are hot musicians and great singers, and they aren't shy about putting it on display during explosive marathon sets of tightly woven arrangements and jazzy improvisation. Watching them perform makes you feel like you've stumbled into a free-wheeling living room jam session party, but the talent and polish soon shine through the laid back attitude.

11:00am PDT

Shillelagh Jack
Foot stompin' good times!

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Shillelagh jack was formed by a group of friends who are so good at having fun, that they felt obliged to include everyone! They play hard stomping Irish traditional music that brings out the "Rompous, head-butting, foot tapping, group chanting animal" in us all! Never a dull time when this group is around a good pint with good friends!

11:00am PDT

SBOC/Seattle World school
Celebrating student culture!

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • Biography Students come from all over the world to perform their native dance. They also where their native dress.

11:35am PDT

Hamilton International Senior Jazz Band
Senior Jazz Band

Friday May 25, 2012 11:35am - 12:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • Biography This is the highest level of jazz ensemble at Hamilton International Middle School. There will be emphasis on stylistic considerations through the jazz idiom as well as improvisational practice and performance. This ensemble swings hard in the jazz tradition and interprets several styles of jazz including blues, ballads , latin and vocal compisitions.

11:40am PDT

Aarf!
Harmonies by the Pound

Friday May 25, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

11:40am PDT

The Bottlecap Boys
A Renegade Folk Quartet

Friday May 25, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography The Bottlecap Boys are pure, insatiable energy. Guaranteed to lift your spirits, their infectious, boot-stompin’ folk captures the freedom and vastness of middle America with a city pace. A fiery praise for the ‘onward and upward’ fuels The Bottlecap Boys’ magnetic performances. Coming together from north, south, east, and west, the diversity of experience is reflected in the different textures of their songs

11:45am PDT

Gin Creek
A musical tonic

Friday May 25, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
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  • Biography Gin Creek has been together about 2 years, and has played in most of the top blues and roots music venuses in the Puget Sound area. All it members are veteran musiicians with extensive performing experience spanning multiple musical genres, including blues, jazz, rock, and country.

12:10pm PDT

Hamilton International Middle School
Vocal Jazz

Friday May 25, 2012 12:10pm - 12:35pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography HIMS Vocal Jazz is in it's first year and is carrying on the vocal traditions of past generations. The groups reportroire ranges from classic blues and jazz and latin to The Great American Songbook and contemporary music. We are proud to represent the Seattle Public Schools music programs.

12:20pm PDT

Kingnik
Ukelele Dixieland Jugband Fun

Friday May 25, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JUG -- Jugband
  • URL
  • Biography Nikki and Curtis started playing the ukulele 10 years ago and performing at parties and coffee shops as a duo. Clark sat in with them 4 years ago and a trio was born. Chris joined them 1.5 years ago on the washtub bass and the current band was complete.

12:20pm PDT

The Summer Januaries
Fast and Fun Fiddle Tunes

Friday May 25, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography The Summer Januaries got their start busking the streets of Seattle, in the summer of 2011, playing Pike Place Market upwards of five days a week. Made up of two sets of musical and romantic partners, the band shoots little arrows of love to their audience in the form of ridiculously fast and fun fiddle tunes and songs. Fiddle player Rachel Sage was trained as a classical violinist at a young age, but was always drawn to fiddle music and more folk traditions. She has made these aspirations a reality for the past six years, learning folk fiddle tunes from a wide variety of sources, and busking and performing all around the Pacific Northwest.

12:30pm PDT

Blue Star Creeper
Don't Fear the Creeper

Friday May 25, 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography Psych / folk / rock 5 piece original veteran band with a fresh sound. New full length concept album out called "Modern Mythology." Acoustic, electric, indoor, outdoor, on the grid, off grid. Reliable, flexible, capable. Review of our street performance at Folk Life 2011: “Kelly Blanchard might have skipped on the eye patch, but his orange jumpsuit, cowboy hat and goggles sure made up for it. Blanchard, lead vocalist and guitar player for Seattle's own Blue Star Creeper, stood out both visually and vocally, with a voice and presence that screamed "stop and take a listen, dammit." The psychedelic-folk-rock band also shined with its electric cello player, who was discreetly plugged into a concealed amp.” — Joe Williams, Seattle Weekly Link to article:

12:35pm PDT

Hamilton International Middle School Choir
Vocal Ensemble

Friday May 25, 2012 12:35pm - 1:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
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  • Biography Taught by Mika Armaly, Choir is open to all Hamilton students. Students will rehearse and perform a variety of choral music. There will be an emphasis on using solfege, sight-reading, developing aural perception (ear training), and basic music theory. While no audition is required for choir, students are expected to be highly motivated and reflect an advanced ensemble attitude. Choir will take part in many types of performances throughout the year including the Fall and Spring concerts.

1:00pm PDT

Little Wooden Wolves
Coy.

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography Alex Coy recently moved to Seattle and carefully picked this band of crack Seattle musicians to help realize her musical dreams.

1:00pm PDT

Maplewood 5th & 6th Grade Orchestra
Edmonds Students Perform

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • Biography The 5th & 6th grade orchestra students have been coming to perform at Folklife for about 17 years. The students love performing, visiting the festival and hearing other musicians play live. It is one of the best field trips ever.

1:00pm PDT

The Humours: Ryan McKasson, Ashley Broder, Colin Cotter
Chamber-U2

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography The Humours are an up and coming acoustic power trio centered around contemporary song, rock energy and the band's roots in traditional music. It features Ryan McKasson on fiddle, Ashley Broder on mandolin, and Colin Cotter on guitar and vocals. Their material spans from traditional Scottish dance tunes and newly composed instrumental arrangements to early American and original contemporary folk songs.

1:15pm PDT

KapKa Cooperative School
Spirited songs past & present

Friday May 25, 2012 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography For 23 years KapKa Cooperative School students have been singing folk songs, earth songs and community songs.

1:15pm PDT

Sly Mr. Y
High energy upbeat dance rock!

Friday May 25, 2012 1:15pm - 1:50pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography Sly Mr. Y is a high energy classic rock dance band providing classic rock and pop from the 60's, 70's, and 80's with some newer stuff and originals thrown in as well. Whether you like to sit and listen, watch, get up and dance - this is your band. Sly Mr. Y is great for a party!

1:40pm PDT

Olo Kani
Vibrant Sounds of the Ukulele

Friday May 25, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - MUSIC
  • Biography Olo kani will be celebrating 9 years of existence in 2012. The Group is an off shoot of SUPA, Seattle Ukulele Players Association, focusing on traditional Hawaiian music and dance that most of the group members grew up with. Most members were born and raised in Hawaii and currently living in the Pacific Northwest. A diiversified Group that includes retirees and professiions in the medical, engineering, technical and real estate fields.

1:45pm PDT

Landlord's Daughter
Fiery Folk Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • Biography Landlord's Daughter has been playing as a group since 2006. Established in Seattle, we are focused on contributing to the local music scene with our high-energy performances of original folk-inspired rock music. We draw thick vocal harmonies and fiery violin solos from the folk music we love and infuse it into the rock idiom we grew up with.

1:45pm PDT

Maplewood 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra
Edmonds' Students Perform

Friday May 25, 2012 1:45pm - 2:15pm PDT
Center House Court 47.62153, -122.35085
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • Biography The 7th & 8th Grade Orchestra from Maplewood K-8 School has been performing at the Folklife Festival for 17 years. The students enjoy a chance to perform and hear others share their craft of music, dance, and art. This field trip is one of their favorites.

2:00pm PDT

Spruce Street School 5th Grade Ensemble
Exciting marimba sounds

Friday May 25, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Spruce Street School is an independent school located in downtown Seattle. These students have been playing marimba since kindergarten.

2:05pm PDT

Flying Blind Blues Band
Cool old time blues

Friday May 25, 2012 2:05pm - 2:40pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Flying Blind Blues Band is a group of 5 pilots that found each other during a recent fly-in. We have been performing now for a couple of years in the local area. We have played at the Arlington Fly-infor the last two years and are invited back again, as well as Positive Seattle. We have been invited back again this year. Darius Heggin is the promoter of Positive Seattle.

2:20pm PDT

Jori Chisholm
Great Highland Bagpipe Music!

Friday May 25, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258

2:30pm PDT

Blackbird RAUM
Anarcho-Cynicalism

Friday May 25, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979

2:45pm PDT

Columbia River High School Fiddle Orchestra
Large Group Fiddle Tunes

Friday May 25, 2012 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMS -- School Ensembles
  • URL
  • Biography The Columbia River High School Fiddle Orchestra has been entertaining folks in the spring of the last four years. It is made up of the schools string orchestra and a few friends. It is our opportunity to let our hair down and have some fun playing alternative styles of music.

2:55pm PDT

Sam Marshall Trio
Blues and Boogaloo

Friday May 25, 2012 2:55pm - 3:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography The Sam Marshall Trio is a progressive blues and boogaloo band. Their sound started in the roots of the blues and has grown to included elements of jazz, funk, and hip-hop. The trio creates a groovy backdrop that blends perfectly with Sam’s weathered voice and finger style/slide guitar playing.

3:00pm PDT

Truman Price
Old-Time Appalachian Music

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:25pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography Truman has played fiddle most of his life and has performed at hundreds of events. He's also taught old-time square dances to about 14.000 children. His son Adam, born long ago in Union, West Virginia, is a splendid banjo player. website: trumanprice.com

3:00pm PDT

& Yet
Acoustic/Strings Indie-Folk

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography & Yet is an acoustic/strings driven indie-folk project from Seattle, WA. Fronted by singer-songwriter Dane Ueland, the band is a fuller realization of his deeply introspective and poetic performance. It began as a two-piece between Ueland and cellist, Maren Haynes, but has since grown to include Jonathan Steele (bass/vocals), Nathaniel Orwiler (percussion/vocals), Neel Datta (solo guitar/vocals) and Hillary Johnson (vocals/ aux. percussion). Dramatic tales of romance and religion are interwoven with a sound that aims to be as gentle as it is operatic with overtones of a prototypical folk-rock sound. Currently, & Yet is recording and working on their first full band E.P. entitled “A Bud Has Bloomed” which is slated for release in February of 2012.

3:00pm PDT

Hop Skip and Jump
All Original Music

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • Biography Skip,Multi Instrumentalist and Composer Elena, Music Teacher and Instrumentalist Cary, Quirky Mandolin All original music

3:15pm PDT

LoveBomb Go-Go
Intergalactic Marching Band

Friday May 25, 2012 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography LoveBomb Go-Go was formed in Portland Oregon in late 2011. Band leader Mars Ponte gathered players from several Northwest ensembles to create a high energy, horn powered indie brass band featuring vocals and real time performance art.

3:30pm PDT

Karin Blaine
Protest & Passion

Friday May 25, 2012 3:30pm - 3:55pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Folklife Veteran first performed in 1979. Devoted acoustic performer, songwriter and entertainer. Protest and Love songs for modern day living. Lately - heavy on the protest.

3:30pm PDT

Pandemic Steel Drum Band - Columbia River High School
Island Music and Mayhem

Friday May 25, 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMS -- School Ensembles
  • URL
  • Biography The Pandemic Steel Band was formed at CRHS 4 years ago. Since then we have enjoyed making music for all kinds of folks.

3:35pm PDT

The Guy Johnson Band
Guy Johnson

Friday May 25, 2012 3:35pm - 4:10pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography Visit the website for Bio
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3:40pm PDT

Mouce Manouche
Hard Swinging Old-time Jazz

Friday May 25, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography We we're brought together by our love of the music of Django Reinhardt and hot club jazz, but have since branched out to explore a variety of early swing music, as well as our original compositions. We make our home in the U-district and Ravenna, playing swingin music for the rowdy, dancing crowds of Seattle's bars and farmer's markets.

3:45pm PDT

Terrible Buttons
Horror-folk from Spokane, WA

Friday May 25, 2012 3:45pm - 4:15pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography If the music industry is to survive, it needs to start paying attention to bands like Terrible Buttons and remember that music is about self-expression, not salesmanship. Kent Ueland (lead vocals/guitar) and his fellow bandmates have managed to harness a piece of a dying art form. Not the three minutes of predictable radio drivel we have come to expect from talented people, but a close encounter with the human experience. In the case of Terrible Buttons (Spokane, WA/Plastic Horse Records, Northfield, MN), this experience comes from the heart of musicians who know that what they are trying to say is hard on the ears and aggressively challenging to the mind. Musical conventions are tools, not the entirety of songwriting, and the Buttons have managed to find truth through music at a young age.

4:00pm PDT

3 Play Ricochet
String Band Americana

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography Long-time performers of traditional American music. One of use runs adult music camps. One of os flies airplanes. One of us builds guitars.

4:00pm PDT

Jeremy Burk
Americana meets Indie Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

4:00pm PDT

Northwest Scottish Fiddlers
Scottish Fiddlers and Friends

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography The NW Scottish Fiddlers, originally formed in the 80's by Calum MacKinnon have been enjoying a revival since 2006 with a growing membership of fiddlers and friends. They play at events around the NW and sponsor an annual winter workshop featuring Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas. The club is mostly based in Edmonds where they hold monthly meetings and they welcome new members interested in traditional Scottish fiddling.

4:00pm PDT

Randi Coffman
Singer/Songwriter

Friday May 25, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography Randi Coffman, Singer/Songwritier Born 3/16/67 - Seattle, WA Singing since age 5 Wife and mother of 2 - Boy 11, Girl 7 Love singing and songwriting, collaborating with other musicians, poetry, nature, adventure. Enjoy singing, writing songs, drawing & graphic design, being silly with my husband & kids, and watching both kid and adult movies that make me think, laugh & cry. I had the great fortune to perform with Uncle Fuzzy's Jamshack Band in 2010. I have applied as a solo performer three times, without success...going to keep trying until you let me in. Hopefully, this is my year! :)

4:20pm PDT

Sarah Christine
Positive Reggae, R&B and Soul

Friday May 25, 2012 4:20pm - 4:55pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CB -- Caribbean-Reggae
  • URL
  • Biography Sarah Christine has spent the past 12 years honing her craft and evolving as an artist by performing throughout the West Coast and Hawaii both as a solo act and harmony singer with numerous artists and bands. Sarah Christine is driven by her desire to spread the message of peace positivity and natural awareness to a global audience. "My hope is to inspire people to remember that this life is a gift, and to embrace everyday as an opportunity to become the best versions of ourselves."

4:20pm PDT

The Priest and the Publicans
Gospel Bluegrass out of the box

Friday May 25, 2012 4:20pm - 4:55pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography The core members have been performing together since the early 90's. We have played on stage at Folklife for over 12 years.

4:30pm PDT

Northwest Taiko
Japanese Drum Group

Friday May 25, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Northwest Taiko is a Japanese-American drum group striving to learn more about their cultural heritage through the traditional drumming artform of Taiko. Northwest Taiko began performing in October 1984 and is frequently sought after to entertain at a variety of community events throughout the the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Members come from a diverse background , some are of Japanese heritage, others have a blend of Asian as well as European/Anglo backgrounds but all with a common interest in playing and performing Taiko.

4:30pm PDT

The Parade Schedule
Matt Kinder and Friends

Friday May 25, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography I have been writing and performing songs for about six years. I grew up Indiana, and moved to Louisville, Kentucky when I was 18. I started writing songs and playing shows. A little over a year ago, I got a chance to open for my hero, Damien Jurado in Louisville. He liked my music and convinced me to move to Seattle. I've been here since June.

4:35pm PDT

John Gothard
Songs of the British Isles

Friday May 25, 2012 4:35pm - 5:05pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography performances includes voice, guitar and English concertina, you might hear anything from sea songs and Child ballads to songs of Irish immigration

4:40pm PDT

Laughing Rose Duo
Fab Fem Vocals w/ banjo & uke

Friday May 25, 2012 4:40pm - 5:10pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • URL
  • Biography We met playing old-time music and draw from the rich American traditional song repertoire, but we don't stop there. We write original tunes that speak to our love of jazz, pop, and indie rock as well as food, cats, past lovers, current lover, future lovers (the condition of the heart is an endless source of material), nature, and much much more.

4:45pm PDT

Accordions Anonymous
12 Steps to Accordion Awarenes

Friday May 25, 2012 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
  • URL
  • Biography Accordions Anonymous is the Northwest's first and foremost 12-step group for accordion awareness. They have been facing the music one note at a time since 1998, bringing their quirky brand of musicality and eclectic mix of dance tunes to accordion lovers everywhere.

4:45pm PDT

Brian Ledford and the Cadillac Desert
Americana Folk/Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Brian Ledford can’t bring himself to do the safe thing. Not content to do straight revival Americana he draws on his diverse musical roots and turns it into something rare these days—great, original songs. As informed by The Clash as The Flatlanders. At turns as lush as Lanois, or as direct as Cash.

5:00pm PDT

Seattle Song Circle
Tribute to Silent Voices

Friday May 25, 2012 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle Song circle is a tradition dating to the Second Northwest Folklife Festival 40 years ago. A core group of folksingers decided that once a year was not enough, so Seattle Song Circle was born. We are a very loosely organized group of folks that gather most every Sunday evening to sing, harmonize, play along or just listen. The group varies in size from a half dozen to perhaps twenty, so the music we create together can raise the rafters. Instruments are welcome and vary from kazoo to folk harp. Much of the material is traditional, some is contemporary and quite a few have written their own as well. The sole intention is to share and enjoy one another's music and company.

5:10pm PDT

Professor Banjo
Old-time for kids and families

Friday May 25, 2012 5:10pm - 5:40pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography Paul Silveria has a passion for sharing traditional music and dance with wide range of audiences. Paul is an old-time banjo player who covers a variety of intriguing Americana with a ready wit and engaging delivery. Most notably he plays for kids and their banjo-loving parents as Professor Banjo in a show that features sing-a-longs, dancing games, and more! Paul has also been calling traditional Square Dances with live music since 2002.

5:10pm PDT

Sebastian and the Deep Blue
Orchestral Dance Music

Friday May 25, 2012 5:10pm - 5:40pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

5:10pm PDT

Adrian Xavier & Friends
Positive uplifting reggae

Friday May 25, 2012 5:10pm - 5:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CB -- Caribbean-Reggae
  • URL
  • Biography Adrian Xavier experienced a diverse spectrum of cultures and ways of life growing up on the west coast, traveling between Seattle and L.A. A internationally acclaimed Seattle-based musician, he has been performing and headlining events for over a decade, performing and working with many legendary musicians. Adrian Xavier makes dynamic original world music, blending elements of reggae, rock, dub, folk, hip-hop and more to create his signature sound. He is committed to being a voice for the voiceless, performing extensively for events that benefit the environment, indigenous peoples and youth organizations. His music crosses social cultural barriers and strives to provide a deeper understanding of our global community. Performing extensively at colleges, festivals and schools, Adrian Xavier has been able to inspire a broad range of ages and backgrounds.

5:15pm PDT

Molly Bauckham
Sweet, soulful harp and voice

Friday May 25, 2012 5:15pm - 5:45pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Molly has been playing the harp since 1998 and singing most of her life. She is of Irish and Scottish descent, and has always been drawn to the traditional music of her heritage. She works at Seattle's own Dusty Strings and is affectionately known as the "harp pixie".

5:25pm PDT

onefourfive
Georgian polyphonic folksongs

Friday May 25, 2012 5:25pm - 5:55pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography We sing ancient folksongs from the Republic of Georgia. Some of our members have been to Georgia multiple times to bring back these unique harmonies by studying with revered songmasters there. We started out singing a cappella folk music from multiple backgrounds and decided to focus solely on Georgian singing since its many regional styles are so diverse.

5:30pm PDT

Low Hums
Guided Meditation

Friday May 25, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography Low Hums is a collective of musical friends. We've all played together for a really, really long time and crossed land and sea both here and there. The group started as a solo project for Jonas. Just making some recordings during the winter months, about the winter months, islands, woods, lightning, warm fires, and looking forward to the summer warmth... well kind of. 2009 found us playing lots of shows around seattle, the san juan islands, and eastern washington. 2010, we recorded our first full length record .. Due out Feb 25th 2012!

5:45pm PDT

Michael Connolly and Miller McNay
The Mandolin Casefiles

Friday May 25, 2012 5:45pm - 6:15pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
  • URL
  • Biography The Mandolin Casefiles is a duet featuring two of the Northwest's finest pickers sharing their interpretations of traditional and original instrumental tunes on the mighty mandolin.

5:50pm PDT

Diminished Men
Dark Cinematic Surf Rock

Friday May 25, 2012 5:50pm - 6:20pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • URL
  • Biography Rock and roll band with eclectic influences ranging from Ennio Morricone to Omar Khorshid.
  • website

5:50pm PDT

Horace Pickett
Musical Story-Tellers

Friday May 25, 2012 5:50pm - 6:20pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • Biography Horace Pickett brings a much needed energy to the stage that is lacking today. The audience will not forget a performance by Horace Pickett and will be singing along by the end of the night. With Deliberate Tone, Clever Construction, and Stand-Alone Musical Vignettes, Horace Pickett continuously creates Attention-Capturing Music, Glamorous Stage Theatrics, and an overall Memorable Performance.

5:50pm PDT

Robert Richter & Jessica Hitch
Engergetic folk rock blues

Friday May 25, 2012 5:50pm - 6:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Featuring singer/songwriters Robert Richter and Dana Fontaine and fiddler Erica Liebert “Moonlight Mile” delivers a unique sound played with passion and energy entertaining audiences around the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Their influences range from folk to blues to Celtic.

6:00pm PDT

Jonny Hahn
Hot Political Piano

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography I've been performing original music featuring songs of social commentary and political satire as well as instrumental piano pieces at Seattle's Pike Place Market for over 25 years. Prior to performing at the Market, I was in several rock bands featuring various, cheesy 40's rock and roll, as well as the music of the Grateful Dead. To hear sample of Jonny's music go to CD baby.com

6:00pm PDT

Middlemarch
Music Scottish/English Borders

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Kat Eggleston is a well known singer/song writer. Wally Bell is from Morpeth, Northumberland, where he has been involved with the traditional music scene for decades. John Dally has been playing pipes for over 40s. He's appeared on CDs and published a book of tunes with NW piping history.

6:20pm PDT

Levi Fuller
We are colossal.

Friday May 25, 2012 6:20pm - 6:50pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

6:30pm PDT

Geist & the Sacred Ensemble
spirit, mind, ghost

Friday May 25, 2012 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography "They convene the forces of original mud black and hooked roots planted deeply around the instruments. From there, traditional green fumaroles rise and the singer raises the arms to the sky while its voice is had by the spirits…" - Delicious Scopitone

6:30pm PDT

Jim Page
Songs Of Engagement

Friday May 25, 2012 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Jim Page was named by Seattle Metropolitan Magazine as “One Of The 50 Most Influential Musicians In Seattle History.” Having recorded 21 albums over the course of a 40-plus year career and written a mountain of songs Page is a force to be reckoned with. Originally a California native Jim Page has called Seattle and the Pacific Northwest “home” since 1971. His songs have been covered by The Doobie Brothers, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughan, Michael Hedges, and Roy Bailey. He has toured in 13 countries including the US, Canada, Ireland, the UK, most of northern Europe, and Taiwan. Renowned lyricist Robert Hunter says, “If Jim Page ain’t the bastard son of Woody Guthrie I’m T-Bone Walker,” and Bonnie Raitt says, “I'm a longtime admirer.” The late Utah Phillips said it best: “If you’re ever going to get the message, this is the messenger to get it from.”

6:40pm PDT

Loch Dhu
Energetic Celtic Music

Friday May 25, 2012 6:40pm - 7:10pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

7:00pm PDT

The Wanderers
Sweet Songs from Yesterday

Friday May 25, 2012 7:00pm - 8:00pm PDT
Intiman Choral Courtyard 47.62372, -122.35242
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Celebrating 53 years together, the Wanderers sing and play sweet harmonies on 1960's folk and Woody Guthrie tunes.

7:10pm PDT

J.W. McClure
Humor, clever lyrics, yodels and jazz chords!

Friday May 25, 2012 7:10pm - 7:40pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Songwriter, yodeler, guitarist J.W. McClure has often been an opening act, MC and humorist on both coasts and is an award winning songwriter in national contests. Thaddeus Spae is a multi-instrumental musician's musician knowledgeable in jazz. Website: www.reverbnation.com/jwmcclure

7:20pm PDT

Celtic Fire
Wild Celtic Band - Fun Folk Music

Friday May 25, 2012 7:20pm - 7:50pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography We play fun Celtic music. Lots of humor, some off the wall songs. We love to entertain and have strong audience participation. Celtic Fire has played together for 15 years. Website: Acelticfire.com

7:50pm PDT

Prairie Dog Backfire
Kickin' Up Countrygrass!

Friday May 25, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Callin’ their style “countrygrass”, they’re kickin’ up bluegrass with country flavor and grassin’ up country songs on mandolin, stand-up bass, guitar, and banjo. A fair bit of the music is genuine original with each pardner singin’ lead and/or harmony. These four seasoned performers have been together since 2009.

8:00pm PDT

Tra le Gael
Montana Celtic with a flair

Friday May 25, 2012 8:00pm - 8:30pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Tra le Gael is a Montana favorite that plays Celtic music ranging from sweet harmonies to driving, energetic reels. Their members off-stage talents range from veterinary medicine to civil engineering, with teaching and parenting in between. The variety of their arrangements, from traditional to contemporary, fits many a festive occasion. They have been featured at several Irish festivals in Montana, and will appear on the Montana PBS series “11th and Grant with Eric Funk” airing in March 2012.

8:30pm PDT

The Isotunes
Mm, mm good: Tasty music & fun

Friday May 25, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography In 2010 The Isotunes’ took audiences on a musical tour of the “Seven Deadly Sins”; this year they’re serving up cool jazz and other tasty tunes that have audiences saying “M’m, m’m good!”

8:40pm PDT

Hanz Araki and the Mighty Few
Celtic songs and tunes

Friday May 25, 2012 8:40pm - 9:10pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography 6th generation shakuhachi master-turned-Irish flute-player and singer Hanz Araki is the quintessential world Music musician. He has delighted audiences the world over and is featured on dozens of well-received recordings. Appearing with him are the radiant singer/fiddler Kathryn Claire, guitar-player extraordinaire Cary Novotny, and the incomparable Joe Trump on myriad percussion instruments.

9:20pm PDT

Molly's Revenge with Rebecca Lomnicky
Dynamic, acoustic, Celtic.

Friday May 25, 2012 9:20pm - 10:00pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography This high energy Celtic band is ten years old, having performed at prestigious events all over the the US, and as far away as China, Australia, and Scotland, and last year performed such a rousing set at the Northwest Folklife Festival that their 2011 set was included on this years official festival cd, "Roots and Branches". They are once again joined by Glenfiddich fiddle champion of Scotland, Rebecca Lomnicky.
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Jonathan Kimball
Gotta Push Along...

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography Kimball's self-produced debut full-length 'Optimisms' is a clear example of the latest capstone on his journey through musical endeavors rich with harmony driven-vocals, entrancing melodies, and soulful, bluesy rhythms. “Jonathan Kimball is an artist with an almost inconceivable range of talent. He seems to know what style will have the most impact at exactly the right moment. With an Art Garfunkel meets Hank III sort of country feel, Kimball pushes us from ships to flights of stories that tell us what exactly he believes it takes to be alive.” -Train Wreck’d Society October 2011 Jonathan Kimball has been noted as one of the most progressively active young musicians in the Seattle area. Look for Kimball to continue spearheading his project on stages in the Northwest as he pursues the development of delicately crafted sounds sure to please the ears of music lovers abound.

11:00am PDT

Kevin McCormack
Irish Folk Singer

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Originally from Dublin, Kevin McCormack spent his music career playing drums in various different indie rock bands in Ireland until the summer of 2008 when he moved to New York City to indulge in his real passion; singing the ballads. McCormack's love of traditional Irish music started after hearing the voice of Luke Kelly from his fathers two Dubliner's cassette tapes in the car. Over the years McCormack collected an extensive repartoire of Irish folk songs from the the singing of the greats such as Kelly, Drew, Moore, Makem and Clancy. Currently touring extensively throughout the United States, McCormack is to start working on his first studio album this coming Spring. Kevin sings and plays guitar, 5-string banjo and bodran and is currently playing most gigs as a duo with Aaron Lowry on guitar and backing vocals. Known for his lively and energetic sets, McCormack's repertoire spans from the bawdiest of Irish drinking songs, down to the quietest of laments and love songs. No two shows are the same, though, of this you can be always certain; plenty of craic will be had by all...

11:00am PDT

Oldwailer
Too Pretty for the Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Have been playing music and singing for over 50 years. I play fingerpicked guitar, harmonica on a rack. Mostly old-time folk/blues music like Mississippi John Hurt.

11:00am PDT

Paul 'Che oke ten' Wagner
Native Flutist & Storyteller

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMN -- Native American - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography International performing, Award winning Native American flutist & Coast Salish Storyteller Paul "Che oke ten" Wagner weaves humor, wisdom and Native flute into traditional and contemporary stories.

11:00am PDT

Seattle Mandolin Orchestra
Mandolins of All Sizes

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:35am PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
  • URL
  • Biography The Seattle Mandolin Orchestra has been delighting audiences with mandolin ensemble arrangements of folk, Italian, contemporary and classical tunes for over 30 years. Under the current direction of Dr. Joseph White, the orchestra regularly performs with internationally known mandolin soloists and local vocalist Julie Finch.

11:00am PDT

Tropical Montana Marimba Ensemble
Stir your soul, lift your feet

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:35am PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Our music has its roots in the polyrhythmic mbira traditions of the Shona people of Zimbabwe. In 1985, we were the Grin and Bear It String Clan performing Irish and Old Time music at the NW Folklife Festival. There we encountered the marimba version of this music, caught the spark, and Tropical Montana Marimba Ensemble was born. We have been playing and learning ever since.

11:35am PDT

Dr. Maggie Bennett
Folklorist with Irish Harp

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:35am - 12:00pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • Biography Maggie Bennett has been a State Arts Commission "Folklorist in the Schools" for Washington and Idaho. She uses the Irish harp, autoharp, and mountain dulcimer to accompany her programs on "Lore, Legends, & Lyrics" of Winter and Spring Holidays, The Irish, Folklore of Many Lands, United States Folklore, and Follow Your Bliss. She is a respected author and holds a Ph.D. in Folklore from the University of Washington. An accomplished folksinger and storyteller, her programs are suitable for all ages, and she has performed widely for radio, television, schools, churches, clubs, festivals, senior centers, and through recordings. She is a retired teacher who has taught at all levels.

11:35am PDT

Jim Houston
Jazz, Blues & Roots Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:35am - 12:10pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography I immerse myself in the history of jazz & blues tradition, combining the depths of nascent jazz, the drive of Delta blues and the deep roots of acoustic music, meshing traditions into finely written song material. Backed by finger-picked guitar on vintage and resophonic instruments, bottleneck slide, tenor banjo, ukulele, harmonica and vocals that range from a deep growl to a decent tenor.

11:40am PDT

Puirt na Gael
Scottish Instrumental Quartet

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Puirt na Gael is a folk-band based in the Pacific Northwest that plays traditional Celtic instrumental music. Fast-paced jigs, hornpipes and reels in the Cape Breton style are typical, with melody leads being passed around between Borderpipe, Scottish Smallpipe, Fiddle and Guitar – with the odd flute and penny whistle contributing to tune sets from time to time as well. The band members are huge fans of Scottish music, and regularly participate in sessions with other Celtic music enthusiasts around the greater Seattle area. Aaron Malcomb plays Scottish Reelpipes, flute and whistle for the band, and has assembled many of the tune sets performed by the band. An accomplished Highland piper, Aaron lives in Bellingham, WA, and plays with the New Westminster Police Pipe Band in British Columbia. He also pursues an active competitive piping career in the circuit of Highland Games in the Pacific Northwest and Lower Mainland of British Columbia. Brandy Driscoll plays fiddle with the band, and lives in Sedro Woolley, WA. Originally from Phoenix, Brandy is a very talented and energetic fiddler, well-versed in a variety of styles of fiddle music. She loves session music playing, and especially the Cape Breton style of Scottish tunes played at break-neck tempos! She will take the melody lead often in sets, but sneaks in beautiful harmonies all the time too! Skye Richendrfer plays Scottish Smallpipes and Reelpipes, along with whistle. He lives in Mount Vernon, WA, and has played Highland Pipes for over 40 years, and only recently has leapt into the trad music scene. As the Founder and Executive Director of the Celtic Arts Foundation, Skye is very involved in organizing Highland Games, producing concerts and instructional workshops featuring top pipers and drummers from the UK and beyond. Sue Truman lives in Seattle and plays guitar, and fiddle. What’s more, she keeps a continual Cape Breton Step Dance going with both feet during her playing! Sue’s been plugged into the greater Seattle music scene for many years, and just loves to play tunes and she’s a much sought-after accompanist.

11:40am PDT

The Sagebrush Sisters
Cowboy Harmony/Swingin' Fiddle

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • Biography The Sagebrush Sisters will take you back to the western plains and then on to the old south, featuring vocal duo Mary Rondthaler and Allison Handler backed up by the sweet swingin' sounds of Kevin Healy's fiddle. You’ll hear cowgirl yodeling duets, the sweet harmonies of the Delmore Brothers, fun fiddle tunes for dancing and even Irving Berlin.

11:40am PDT

Wainwright Brothers
Boot Stomping Roots Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography The Pacific Northwest has become the birthing grounds of a new folk revival, and the Wainwright Brothers have stomped out their brand of this 21st century genre in the shaking of walls of concert halls and the dancing feet of crazed audiences.

11:50am PDT

Brandon Vance and Mark Minkler
Celtic Fiddle

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:50am - 12:25pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Brandon Vance, Two-time U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion, and multi-instrumentalist folk and jazz musician Mark Minkler have been collaborating in the Northwest for more than a decade now, and have released a beautiful album called "Beyond the Borders," an intimate album comprised of both original traditional music rooted strongly in the Scottish and Irish traditions, while allowing subtle harmonic and stylistic influences from Jazz and Classical music to seep into the fabric.

11:50am PDT

Reggie Garrett & the Snake Oil Peddlers
Urban Acoustic Folk-Soul

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:50am - 12:25pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography Reggie Garrett & the SnakeOil Peddlers are a mostly acoustic ensemble who perform an eclectic mix of music incorporating folk, blues, latin rhythms, gospel, jazz (and just about anything else you can think of). It has been dubbed “urban acoustic folk-soul” by the national music magazine Dirty Linen. The group has wowed audiences across the U.S. and Canada.

12:00pm PDT

'Jamtown' John Hayden
Family Music Fun

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:00pm - 12:50pm PDT
Rhythm Tent 47.62298, -122.35159
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography John Hayden and his company JAMTOWN™ celebrate a common love for music shared by all cultures in two important ways. First, he facilitates school, business and community events featuring hands-on participation with rhythm instruments. He is a pioneer in the field of accessible music technology that delivers a ‘shared experience’ to like-minded populations regardless of age or skill. John develops links between the personal music experience, group dynamics, organizational issues and important lessons such as multicultural awareness and diversity. But most of all, he delivers a remarkable session that will be remembered for years to come! His workshops have delivered in-the-moment musical excitement throughout the Northwest including those at the Experience Music Project Museum, Bumbershoot, Folklife, and WOMAD Music Festivals. His work with elementary and middle school children spans 13 years, with a focus on one-time multicultural, hands-on percussion events for classrooms and community gatherings. He has delivered multi-visit programs at Bertchi School in Seattle, Evergreen School in Shoreline, and Chestnut Hill Academy in Bellevue. And he is currently leading Parent/Child classes on Saturdays in Lake City at Jamtown! Second, Since 1995 John has created fair trade relationships with low-income artisans and co-operatives around the world for the purpose of importing musical instruments. JAMTOWN was selected to join the Fair Trade Federation in 1999 and served on the Board for three years. John has written and produced three artisan videos, group rhythm activity guides and a children’s album - included in the award winning JAMTOWN Junior Rhythm Pack. Also in 2006, Creative Child Magazine awarded the Sun Moon Star Drum with a Seal of Excellence.

12:10pm PDT

The Marshalls
New and Old Songs and Tunes

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:10pm - 12:40pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography Roy and Chyrissie met at the NW Folklife Festival in 1980 when Mount St. Helen's blew! They've been playing music together ever since.

12:20pm PDT

All Strings Considered
Dulcimer Fiddle Mando Guitar

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography We are three music teachers that met to play at the farmers market and became a performing group! Tanya writes our original pieces, and we also play celtic, and american fiddle tunes.

12:20pm PDT

Annie Ford
Roots infused Country

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Barely a year old, The Annie Ford Band headed by Virginia native Annie Ford weaves together the sounds of pedal steel (Olie Eshleman), fiddle, viola, banjo (Annie), bass (Ivan Molton) and drums (Matt Manges) to paint a musically diverse and dynamic background for lyrically pleasing songs about wounded hearts and hopeful love Annie's authentically timeless voice swells in a soulful wail of emotion in sync with the skillful playing of the rest of the band. Their sound is a careful balance of American roots music and old country.

12:20pm PDT

The Whiskey Chasers
Keep It Rowdy

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography The Whiskey Chasers hale from all corners of the country but have come together in Eugene Oregon over music, whiskey, and a general desire to keep things rowdy. Driven by powerful two part harmonies, flashy and at times fancy instrumental performance, and a rich mixture of uniquely arranged traditional tunes and well crafted originals, the Whiskey Chasers have been bringing the out the rowdy in a wide variety of venues; from Mulligans Pub to the University of Oregon to the Oregon Country Fair.

12:20pm PDT

Michelle Dedman
Jazz tunes from the heart

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:20pm - 12:55pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography Michelle Dedman has been singing jazz standards, blues, bossa nova, jump blues, and more in the northwest since she moved from Texas in 1987. She is known for her singing, but she is also a rhythm guitarist. An integral member in the vocal swing band "Beats Cookin'" for 9 years, she sang and played drums. In the early 90's, Michelle formed a folk/blues quartet and in 1995 came out with the CD "Meet Me Where They Play the Blues." She loves to sing songs from the1920's to the present day. While a member of “Bevy” (bevytheband.com), an all-woman ensemble from Olympia, Washington specializing in Latin-American and African rhythms and songs, jazz standards and music by local composers, Michelle added her vocals and rhythm guitar and ukelele. She now resides in Corvallis, Oregon.

12:35pm PDT

Northwest Junior Pipe Band
Seattle's Only Youth Pipe Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:35pm - 1:05pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography We are a performance & competition youth bagpipe & drum band teaching bass, tenor and snare drumming and bagpipe to children ages 6-18. Based in Shoreline WA, founded in 1995 by Charlie McNeil to foster the love of traditional Scottish music in Puget Sound Youth. NWJPB traveled to Glasgow, Scotland in 2011 to compete in the World Pipe Band Championships where they took 5th place in their division.

12:35pm PDT

Hot Club Sandwich
Gypsy Jazz

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:35pm - 1:15pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography Hot Club Sandwich plays gypsy jazz.

12:45pm PDT

Kaze Daiko
Youth Taiko Drumming Group

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:45pm - 1:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Kaze Daiko is a performing group for youth in Seattle, WA, with strong ties to the local Japanese American community. Our members range in age from 9 to 20 years old. In Kaze Daiko, we strive to develop an appreciation of Japanese music and movement; to learn about Japanese and Japanese American culture, history and heritage; to help members develop and maintain a sense of identity, pride and self-confidence; to reach out to a broader community in support of diversity, tolerance and mutual education; and to foster a spirit of teamwork and unity of purpose.

12:50pm PDT

Skolkis
Fresh Nordic Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:50pm - 1:20pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMC -- Scandinavia-Baltic - MUSIC
  • Biography Skolkis became a performing quartet in the autumn of 2010. We play great Scandinavian dance music with a fresh sound, high energy, and unique arrangements. Our love is to play for dancing, but we enjoy all kinds of audiences as well.

1:00pm PDT

A Wee Bit Celtic
High Energy Celtic Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography A Wee Bit Celtic (formerly Irish Revenge) has been playing shows in the Seattle-Tacoma area for the past year, including Folklife in 2010, Summer Fest in Lakewood; Kent 4th of July and the Puyallup Fair. Band info at: aweebitceltic.com

1:00pm PDT

PK Dwyer
Cosmic American Blues

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography A seasoned and respected artist, PK Dwyer prefers busking his original folk & blues to performing on the bar and club circuit. PK was one of the first to street perform at the Pike Place Market in 1970 and has made his living for years drawing crowds on street corners across the country. With more than 40 years of original material [and a new album] to draw from, expect a mix of unvarnished, but masterful guitar, soulful harmonica and homegrown lyrics.

1:05pm PDT

Hank Bradley, Candy Goldman & Bill Meyer
Southern String Band Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:05pm - 1:45pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography All of us have played southern string band music for over 30 years, and have lived in the South. We have performed there in local bands and contests of traditional music.

1:15pm PDT

The Onlies
Awesome Next Gen Musicians

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography The three amazing traditional musicians have known each other since they were 2 years old, and have been playing together as a band for about 4 years. They are steeped in tradition, having studied with many of the masters in the US, but are also writing their own tunes.

1:20pm PDT

Big Rock Fiddlers
Hot Fiddle Music/ Cool Teens

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:20pm - 1:50pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography The Big Rock Fiddlers are an ensemble of string players from Horizon Middle School in the Central Valley School District. Under the direction of Eugene Jablonsky, they have performed an assortment of world fiiddle tunes at Folklife and in the Spokane area since 1992.

1:25pm PDT

Sean Connors
Kids dig Irish Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:25pm - 1:50pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Sean Connors is a dynamic 14 year old fiddler with a passion for Irish Folk music. Sean's roots are in Seattle where he lived for 12 years and studied under Isla Ross and Eliot Grasso. Now living in Southern Oregon, Sean regularly plays small concerts, dances and sessions.

1:40pm PDT

Early Humans
Fiddling Melody and Groove

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Hailing from Portland Oregon, the Early Humans emerged out of living room jam sessions. They explore traditional and unique Irish, Scandinavian and American tunes.

1:40pm PDT

The Original Pot Belly Boys
Delux Folk Rag Blues & Bluegrass

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

1:50pm PDT

R.X. Bertoldi
R.X. Bertoldi

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:50pm - 2:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography R.X. "Bob" Bertoldi is a Seattle area native and an accomplished singer/songwriter. Songs and lyrics from his self released debut CD, "Stronger not Bitter" have won and placed in national and international songwriting competitions. The Roots Music Report had the following to say about his debut CD: "R.X. Bertoldi presents Folk plus Roots/Americana the way it was meant to be and he does it all on a shoestring. R.X. plays all the instruments, including acoustic and slide guitars, drums, harmonica, and percussion. No vocal tuners, no big production just great sounding music..." R.X.'s songs are available on iTunes and at cdbaby.com. His live sets are a mix of (mostly) original and cover tunes that leave fans of Acoustic Blues and Roots/Americana well pleased. http://www.rxbertoldi.com

1:55pm PDT

Carl Tosten
Singer Songwriter Guitarist

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:55pm - 2:20pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

2:15pm PDT

Seeing Blind
Breaking the "Rules" Since '02

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography Seeing Blind is an avante garde indie rock folk band hailing from Seattle, WA. Featuring female vocals & acoustic cello, Seeing Blind has been performing their unique blend of rock, blues, jazz and folk for over 10 years, sharing the stage with such acts as Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlilie and more!

2:20pm PDT

HomeGrown Old time
Toe tapping music with heart

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography As a group we have performed for the Tillamook music fest, Monmouth 4 of July, Hop fest , Monmouth music in the parks, Independence music in the parks, Rogue Brewery, Other private parties.

2:20pm PDT

Waterbound
Blazing Mando/Autoharp

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography From their beginnings at a Victory Open Mic, Waterbound has been a unique (as in the only mandolin/autoharp duo anywhere!) presence in the NW music scene. Steve and Mimi demonstrate their abilities to take the traditional and twist it something completely new. They demonstrate just what can be done with this most unusual of instrument combinations. They have played from Fort Langley to Florence and Tukwila to Tumbleweed.

2:30pm PDT

Les Chattes Creole
Cajun/Creole dance music trio

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle gals who love the Creole sound. Learned it from visits to Louisiana, from old recordings, and from the Louisiana musicians who have visited the Pacific Northwest.

3:00pm PDT

Prozac Mtn Boys
Keeping PNW safe for bluegrass

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography The PMBs have been keeping the PNW safe for bluegrass for over a decade. Someone has to do it. If not us, who?

3:00pm PDT

NighTraiN
Choo Choo

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:00pm - 3:35pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFP -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Punk
  • URL
  • Biography The women of NighTraiN were brought together as a concept band for an original stage play production called “Hot Grits.” In a process that was projected to take nine months, the women were assigned their instruments which they had to learn, write songs and begin gigging in the Seattle underground music scene in preparation for the play. The Band and music were very well received. Being very diverse in experience, age and backgrounds, the original women developed a profound friendship and connection in the music and decided to reunite after the stage play ended and formed NighTraiN. NTN offers a fresh take on the punk/funk/soul genres. Their sound is a heavy engine hum formed by the blunt bass rhythms of Selena "No Pick" Whitaker‐Paquiet. It is a heart beat held steady by the percussive stylings of Taryn "Hot Legs" Dorsey. It is dark heat strummed from the guitar of Nicole "Christ Child" Peoples and accompanied by the steam whistle wail of Rachael F. NTN is locomotive punk!

3:40pm PDT

Sour Mash Hug Band
Klezmer & Hot Jazz Cabaret

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography A cabaret band that combines virtuosic central European violin technique with 1920s/30s jazz and Yiddish theatre, the Sour Mash Hug Band evokes an era that never quite existed. Paris in the 30s, Harlem in the 20s, New Orleans in the 90s, its hard to say. The band is especially known for their original tunes reminiscent of Kurt Weill and Danny Elfman. The band started in Eugene, OR 10 years ago as an old-time band with the classic line-up of claw-hammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, and bass. After a couple years in Eugene they took to the road, and toured the country by bike, freight train, hitchhiking, and a broken down old van. This took them to San Francisco, Bellingham, New York and finally to New Orleans which became their home away from home. For the past five years the band has split their time between a quiet spot by Lake Merritt and a couple of less quiet shotgun shacks in New Orleans, while spending summers in Romania and Hungary studying the music they love. Being exposed to many varieties of music in their travels the musicians have developed a unique cabaret style drawing on New Orleans jazz, muzica lautareasca, and Yiddish theatre.

3:50pm PDT

Dyslexic
Seattle Based Hiphop Artist

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:50pm - 4:25pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
  • URL
  • Biography Robert Reed was born backstage at the Apollo Theater in 1986, delivered directly into the curtains, and presented on stage immediately. He showed an early talent for lyricism, in fact rapping inside the womb, kicking dope beats from within his mother. Since his emergence, he has continually honed his musical skills and lyrical flow, all while working to overcome the personal challenge of being dyslexic. Able to entertain in any context, Dyslexic lives for the thrill of performing and vibing with a crowd.

4:00pm PDT

The Sumner Brothers
Indie-Roots

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography In the words of Bruce Springsteen, “nothing feels better than blood on blood”. The Sumner Brothers know this in the most intimate of ways; they make music together. They are a partnership and they are friends, and they are a band. The trust shared between front-men Brian and Bob Sumner is a trust that is hard to come by. Their first release In The Garage, became an underground sensation charting in the top 10 for Folk/Roots/Blues on Canadian College Radio. With a fired-up fan-base and a sprawling tour schedule, the Sumner Brothers released their Self Titled Debut in 2008. Recorded on Galiano Island, surrounded by wildlife and fueled by BBQ and beer, the brothers created a true alt-country gem. The album placed in The Province Newspaper’s 2008 top ten list and Herohill.com’s top 20. In 2010. The brothers released a follow-up to their popular underground record In The Garage entitled In The Garage II - Your Last Chance. The collection of live cuts and impromptu collaborations was featured in Slowcoustic’s top Canadian records of 2010 and received 4.5 stars from Americanrootsuk.com. The brothers much anticipated sophmore release, 'I Love You, Smile' will soon have a confirmed release date.

4:10pm PDT

The Disco Cowboys
Disco Done Country

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:10pm - 4:40pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CW -- Country Western
  • URL
  • Biography Take one part Bee-Gees, one part Hank Williams and you get the outrageously fun troupe, THE DISCO COWBOYS! The Northwests most fun outlaw country disco band plays the disco era hits in cowboys style! Haven’t heard of them yet? Well, then your in for a real treat. Throw on your favorite cowboy hat, slide into an old pair of boots, grab a dancing partner and giddyap to Folklife and see THE DISCO COWBOYS! ---- We have a lively stage presence and always put on a good show. We gig around the northwest and would love the opportunity to play Folklife. If we were accepted I think that the Fountain Stage (Nortwest of the fountain) would be a reasonable stage for us. Bars love us and that stage is close to a beer garden. OK, you caught me. We like beer gardens too...

4:20pm PDT

Convergence Zone Bluegrass
Bluegrass, etc.

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:20pm - 4:50pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography Two years ago the rainy convergence zone left little to do outdoors - so like a northwest salmon run, musicians migrated indoors to create music.

4:40pm PDT

Eastern Sunz
Intellectual Hip Hop

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:40pm - 5:10pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
  • URL
  • Biography Independent Music Award winners Eastern Sunz have been creating dynamic, thought provoking music and touring for over a decade with their unique sound referred to by CMJ Magazine as “intellectual hip hop”.

4:45pm PDT

Truckstop Darlin'
A Sweaty Fist Pumiping Riot

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography Truckstop Darlin’ comes out of the amazing music scene of the Great Northwest, more specifically, Portland, OR. Their self-titled debut album has been hailed as “raw and powerful” and their live shows are a sweaty, fist-pumping riot soaked in cheap beer and whiskey. These boys play honest, driving rock n’ roll and have been compared to The Drive-By Truckers and early Uncle Tupelo. [Read more]

4:50pm PDT

Rob Marcus
Soulful Acoustic Rock

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:50pm - 5:20pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Rob Marcus offers a fresh sound that touches on a remarkable array of influences. Inspired by his travels abroad, his music incorporates elements of folk, rock and world beats. As a self-taught musician, Rob Marcus’ unconventional melodies satisfy a desire for the new, while his introspective lyrics explore themes both intimate and universal. His seductive vocal style is complimented by the weaving of traditional instruments with modern sounds, creating a smooth and rhythmic experience. Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, Rob has been surrounded by a thriving music scene from an early age.  He has traveled abroad extensively, always with a guitar and the goals of making new friends, creating new music, and making a difference.  During his travels he has been involved in international aid, teaching, guiding, and sustainability efforts.  The songs on his new self-titled EP were written or inspired while working and traveling throughout Southeast Asia immediately following the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004. While Rob still loves performing solo in intimate settings he feels right at home in larger venues backed by a full band.  He is currently celebrating the release of his EP, performing throughout the Northwest and working on a full-length album.

5:00pm PDT

Seirm
Scottish Gaelic Songs & Tunes

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Seirm is the main musical porgram of Slighe nan Gaidheal, Washington's Scottish Gaelic language and cultural society. The group began in November 1996 as a 4-part a cappella choir in order to participate in Mod Vancouver 1997, where it won the Sons of Scotland shield for mixed choirs. Seirm continued to compete and win honors at Mod Vancouver until the biennial Gaelic singing competition ended in 2007. Seirm changed formats, adding tradition- friendly instruments to accompany songs and play tunes fosr Scottish ceildh dances. Seirm performs at various Scottish aand community events, promoting interest and awareness of the Scottish Gaelic language, music and song tradition. Website: www.slighe.com

5:25pm PDT

Dirty Scientifix
True Artists Of The Grid

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:25pm - 6:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre HH -- Hip Hop
  • URL
  • Biography Yze, ORB, Mozes Lateef, accompanied by producer/deejay EarDr.Umz True artists of the grid via Seattle, Washington. We got that Potent Antidoap for sick souls energy low we got that let go stress relief medicine flow ~ Dirty Scientifix

5:30pm PDT

Sean Flinn and The Royal We
Popular Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979

5:30pm PDT

Vince Mtz. & The Great Blue Yonder
A Seattle-based Americana Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Vince Martinez is a Seattle-based americana singer/songwriter originally from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Vince and his band, The Great Blue Yonder, have been performing in and around Seattle for the past two years and have increasingly been receiving recognition for their engaging live performances and honest, straightforward music. Vince and the band’s latest album, Northwest by Southwest, features original music inspired by Martinez’s New Mexican roots, as well as his recent Pacific Northwest experiences. Vince is also a member of the Seattle chapter of the Bushwick Book Club, a group of musicians that read books and perform original music based on the reading. The Bushwick Book Club has been celebrated in the Seattle Times and the Stranger. Vince has released two full length albums: the debut, self-titled Vince Mtz. & The Great Blue Yonder in 2008 and the more recent Northwest by Southwest in 2010. Both albums have received glowing reviews from the Northwest’s acoustic music society, Victory Music, calling the first album “a record to be experienced and absorbed, not just listened to.” After the latest recording Victory stated that “Martinez and his band show a lot of promise” and to “go see Vince when he passes through”.

5:40pm PDT

Wu Ziying
Chinese zither (guqin) soloist

Saturday May 26, 2012 5:40pm - 6:10pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
  • Biography Wu Ziying is a master of the guqin 古琴 (Chinese seven-string zither) and pipa 琵琶 (Chinese four-string lute). He studied with the 20th-century’s foremost Chinese masters of these instruments. Of particular influence on him were the great guqin players: Wang Jiru 王吉儒,Wu Jinglue 吳景略, Zha Fuxi 查阜西, Sun Zongpeng 孫宗彭, Xu Lisun 徐立蓀, and Gu Meigeng 顧梅羹. Wu Ziying was a professor of traditional Chinese music at Shanghai Normal University and the Director of the Shanghai Qin Association. From 2001-3, he was a Visiting Artist in Ethno-musicology at the School of Music, University of Washington. He is a 2006 and 2010 recipient of the Jack Straw Artist Residency in Music. Wu Ziying resides in the Seattle area where he teaches, performs, and repair instruments.

6:00pm PDT

Burgundy Pearl
Old Meets New, Voices Fuse

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:25pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Peggy Sullivan and Ron Dalton perform a mix of mongrel Americana music as an acoustic duo. Audiences pay attention to their tightly interwoven voices, their superbly-blended harmonies, and clean, alluring guitar arrangements. From 20s-30s old-time blues to contemporary folk-pop with swing-jazz overtones, Burgundy Pearl performs a tasteful variety of genres reflecting their own unique stylings. Both Peggy and Ron enjoy the art of songwriting and composition, while embracing their musical traditions to spice up a performance with both the old and the new. Each brings musical expression and experience to this collaboration, in a successful merging of song and soul.

6:00pm PDT

Brian Oberlin
Solo Swing Mandolin

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography Brian Oberlin is the found/director of the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra and the River of the West Mandolin Camp.

6:00pm PDT

Reilly and Maloney
What Can We Say?

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

6:10pm PDT

Orkestar Slivovica
High Energy Balkan Brass

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:10pm - 6:50pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Wandering the streets of Vancouver with battered and ancient instruments, appearing and disappearing into the night, and dressed in the highest fashions of your great-grandparent’s youth, with a bottle in hand of that delicate concoction which is half of the band’s name, everything they cross paths with becomes a Balkan wedding dance party, with tunes from Serbia, Macedonia, and other mysterious and distant lands, and like this sentence, the music runs on forever… .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..

6:20pm PDT

House of Tarab
Arabic Music Ensemble

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:20pm - 6:50pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

6:35pm PDT

Gary Lee Moore
Gary Lee Moore

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:35pm - 7:00pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • Biography National Champion Senior Division fiddler, Washington State Champion fiddler. North Cascades Champion fiddler, NW Regional Senior Division champion fiddler. I play fiddle, guitar, tenor guitar, and banjo. Oklahoma/Texas style fiddling done very nice.

6:40pm PDT

North of the Black Sea
Voice and Ukrainian Bandura

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:40pm - 7:10pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • Biography Multi-talented instrumentalist Roy Torley and vocalist Joan Gaustad began performing as North of the Black Sea in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1980s. They moved to Oregon in 1989 when Roy was accepted into the graduate program in geology at the University of Oregon at Eugene, where he obtained his PhD in 1998. They currently live in Gresham, OR. Roy studied the 55-stringed Ukrainian bandura with Victor Kytasty, son of Hryhory Kytasty, renowned Ukrainian bandurist, composer, and director for many years of the musically and historically significant ensemble, Taras Shevchenko Bandurist Chorus. Roy is an outstanding exemplar of the "North American" bandura tradition, which preserved and developed playing styles, repertoire, and types of instruments that were suppressed in Ukraine under Soviet rule. Roy also performs a variety of non-Ukrainian music on the bandura, from Renaissance court dances to movie themes. Vocalist Joan Gaustad has studied classical and folk voice for many years and has performed in sixteen languages, ranging from English (Gilbert and Sullivan) and Latin (Mozart's Requiem) to Turkish and Georgian. Her specialties are Ukrainian, Russian, and Transylvanian-Hungarian folk vocal styles. Joan sang for several years with the Oakland, California-based Danica Balkan Chorus, and she performed with San Francisco's Khadra International Folk Ballet for ten years as dancer, singer, musician, and vocal director. She has taught Balkan, Hungarian, Russian, and Ukrainian folk singing workshops at the Willamette Valley Folk Festival, at the Northwest Folklife Festival, and at conventions of the Balalaika and Domra Association of America.

6:45pm PDT

Kef
Balkan Dance Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography The word "Kef" refers to that spirit and energy shared by a group of people in celebration. It is a state of being, an intangible quality approaching ecstasy, often engendered by musical experience. Kef is a Turkish concept and term that has become naturalized across the Balkans throughout the former domain of the Ottoman Empire. That same cultural force left an indelible mark on the music of Balkans. Today, Slavs, Roma and a multitude of other ethnic groups – even Americans – play and dance to music that is an amalgam of Turkish influences and indigenous regional styles. Kef, the band, has been performing for dancers and listeners, weddings and exhibitions, dance halls and crowded eateries, festivals and outdoor markets, since 2007. Its music is a sampling of the regional genres found across the Balkans, from Bulgarian wedding music to Serbian brass band, and from 1960s radio-style orchestrations to melody/drone-based village music, all interpreted through the lens of their unique instrumentation.

6:55pm PDT

The Valley Four
Americana Vocal Quartet

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:55pm - 7:25pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CR -- Choirs-Vocal Groups
  • Biography We're good friends who have a good time singing together! We enjoy sharing lively Americana vocal traditions - folk, gospel, doo wop & more.

7:00pm PDT

The Cumbieros
Come dance with us! ESO!!!!!!!

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography The Cumbieros are a cumbia band from Seattle, WA that started in the spring of 2011 and have grown to 9 members (3 Chileans, 1 Brazilian and 5 Americans) to date. Featuring such instruments as guitar, violin, accordion and horns, The Cumbieros fuse traditional cumbia with ska and rock creating fun, high-energy music that drives everyone to the dance floor. Cumbia is a genre of music that originated in Columbia and is now extremely popular all across Latin America. The Cumbieros hope to help spread the popularity of this music to the Pacific Northwest and beyond with one goal in mind; getting people on the dance floor. Come dance with us! ESO!!!

7:15pm PDT

Amir Beso
Balkan Flamenco From Sarajevo

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:15pm - 7:45pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography One of the most prominent guitarists in his native Bosnia. During the war, he kept performing his music in besieged Sarajevo until he was seriously wounded and airlifted out of the country.

7:15pm PDT

O'Carolan's Corner
O'Carolan Most of the Time

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:15pm - 7:45pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Four Seattle musicians who -- to our benefit -- can't get enough of late-17th/early-18th century composer, Turlough O'Carolan. It is rumored, however, that they will, on occasion, play music of other composers. The group features Mary Grider, multi-instrumentalist and arranger, who for years has led an Irish jam on Sundays at Fado downtown. Lynn Graves, on Fiddle; Phyllis Baker on concertina and penny whistle; and Bob Morgan on guitar.

7:20pm PDT

Te Fare O Tamatoa
Te Fare O Tamatoa

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:20pm - 7:50pm PDT
International Dance Stage in the Exhibition Hall 47.62415, -122.35151
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

7:35pm PDT

Floating Crowbar
Traditional Irish Music and Song

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:35pm - 8:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Floating Crowbar plays a high energy mix of irish instrumental music and songs from traditional and contemporary sources. Coming from a wide variety of backgrounds and musical interests, they bring together their common passion for Irish music, good humour, mutual respect and friendship in to a show that will be enjoyed by all.

7:45pm PDT

Cordaviva
Afro-Latin Dance Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:45pm - 8:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Cordaviva is a 9-piece powerhouse of dance music influenced by the disparate rhythms and styles of the African diaspora. Their upbeat original music is a unique blend of soukous, rumba, afrobeat, funk, and various latin styles. Bright horns compliment sublime vocal harmonies (sung in various languages), soulful guitars, and relentlessly driving percussion. The members of Cordaviva have performed at such notable Seattle venues as Sasquatch Music Festival, Bumbershoot, Hard Rock Cafe, The Triple Door Mainstage, Showbox, Neumo’s, Tractor Tavern, and ACT Theatre. Cordaviva’s influences stem from musical legends such as Nigeria’s Fela Kuti, Guinea’s Bembeya Jazz, and Congo’s Franco & TP OK Jazz, as well as the Brazilian and Afro-Cuban sounds of Caetano Veloso and Mongo Santamaria.

7:50pm PDT

Liberty Bay Trio
Sweet Folk Harmonies

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography All attended Occidental College in L.A. Bill & Jeff have played together off and on for over 40 years. Cathy is International Autoharp Champ (2005) and has got us singing trios again. http://britellandlimback.com

7:55pm PDT

Karsangjamtso (Karjam) Saeji
Heartfelt Tibetan Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:55pm - 8:25pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Karsangjamtso "Karjam" Saeji is a singer from Amdo Tibet, he was raised as a nomadic herder of yak and sheep about thirty mountainous miles from the town of Machu. While still in high school he was recruited by the ground-breaking and widely-known Gannan Tibetan Performing Arts Troupe. From 1991 to 2007 he was a full-time member of their company, performing as a dancer and increasingly a singer. In 2007 he moved to America where he has been pursuing a solo career. In 2007 he released his first solo CD, Pilgrimage and in 2011 he recorded the long-awaited follow-up, Tibet in my Heart.

8:20pm PDT

Spare Rib and the Bluegrass Sauce
Foot Stompin' Groove Grass Fun

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:20pm - 8:55pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography We've been together for five years, played all over the State, and enjoy making people happy with our music. For the most part, we met in Cliff Perry's bluegrass class , got a new guitar player last year, pretty much it's all fun all the time.

8:30pm PDT

Brother Noland
Brother Noland/ Mystical Fish

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Brother Noland has been credited as the father of "Jawaiian" music and has been instrumental to the development of modern Hawaiian music.

8:30pm PDT

Cottonwood Cutups
Raucous Rag Time

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography heavily influenced by bands such as Old crow medicine show, Lucero, The devil makes three, this trio formed as a campfire jam. Blending the things they like such as rag time blues, Bluegrass, and southern rock to form a catchy, good time feel that is better heard than described.

8:30pm PDT

Kermet Apio
Hawaiian Slack Key Guitar

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - MUSIC
  • Biography He was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and now lives in Mountlake Terrace. He is a full time comedian but enjoys playing Hawaiian music.
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

Golden Tree Story
5-piece Folk, Original music

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography The Golden Tree Story is a 5-piece folk ensemble from Seattle, WA: it is a collaboration of 5 friends, performing original music by songwriter, Cynthia Marie, and new arrangements of traditional tunes.

11:00am PDT

Celt Check!
Full Frontal Harmony

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Celt Check! has been together for about 7 years, performing, primarily, at Highland Games & Renaissance Fairs, with a few pub gigs thrown in here and there.

11:00am PDT

Dan and Molly Tenenbaum
Old-time music sibling style

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography Dan and Molly listened to folk music records as children. Dan used to sit on an autoharp and pretend to drive it, and Molly liked to sing Joan Baez songs out the car window while riding in the back seat. Soon they fell in love with old time music and have been playing it ever since.

11:00am PDT

Humours of Hawthorne
Irish

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography The players' musical stars crossed at various sessions and tune learning opportunities in Portland, Oregon, including Artichoke Music, on Hawthorne Boulevard, where Dan Compton shares tunes. Mary Carey most recently hails from Atlanta Georgia, where she performed with Father O'Reilly Ceili Band and the Ballybeg Ceili Band and active Comhaltas. Nancy and Mark Roberts have performed with various small groups including Swanky Ceili and Furriskey's Lament and served on Portland Ceili Society's Board. All members are a part of the Green Apple Jam band, and Steve Rapalus can be found playing with The Cat Food Band at East Fork Cellars and IrishTown in Vancouver.

11:00am PDT

Mariachi Huenachi
Mariachi

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Mariachi Huenachi:www.whsmariachi.com The Wenatchee School District’s Mariachi Program has over 300 students district wide. Mariachi Huenachi is the advanced mariachi music class at Wenatchee High School and has earned a reputation as the best high school mariachi group in the State of Washington. Last year the group performed at over 40 events and festivals including games of the Seattle Seahawks,Mariners and Sounders, and at Chivas de Guadalajara games, Washington State University, University of Idaho, the Seattle Space Needle , Folklife Festival, Experience Music Project and for Governor Gregoire. In summer of 2009, Mariachi Huenachi shared the stage with the renowned group Los Tigres Del Norte

11:00am PDT

Simple Monsters
The Hottest Indie Punk around

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography Last year, Simple Monsters played all around the Seattle area. With their unique punk/indie sound Simple Monsters have been written up in The Stranger and the Seattle Weekly. They have played at The Crocodile, The Vera Project, Chop Suey and other superb Seattle Venues

11:00am PDT

Sing with Señor
Music for learning Spanish

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography Sing with Señor music teaches the basics of the Spanish language through simple lyrics and infectious melodies. We have developed our songs for not only teachers and students, but for parents and children to enjoy learning or teaching the language in a fun and creative way.

11:00am PDT

The Irish Pipers' Club
Irish music, Irish pipes

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

11:00am PDT

Ranger and the 'Re-Arrangers'
Gypsy Jazz featuring Violin

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:35am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography Ranger and the “Re-Arrangers” evoke the spirit of a Paris cafe and the raucous energy of Gypsy campsite with their unique twist on gypsy jazz. “At the heart of their sound is Ranger Sciacca's sweet violin playing… his sense of melody and daring improvisations” (World Rhythm Webzine). Their tight rhythm section features a hand drummer, giving the music a bouncy swing and accentuating the joyful interplay between the two soloists. The band’s repertoire includes swing standards, traditional Gypsy melodies, the music of Django & Grappelli, Brazilian choros, and Ranger's unique originals.

11:35am PDT

Bees in a Box
Twin Hurdy Gurdies

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:35am - 12:05pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography We met at a hurdy gurdy workshop in 1995. Somehow, we kept playing together. Our musical neuroses fit in a magical way.

11:35am PDT

The Winterlings
Northwest Indie Folk Frontier

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:35am - 12:05pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography The Winterlings are an Indie Folk/Americana band based in Port Angeles, Washington. Their debut album, THE ANIMAL GROOM, hit #6 on the ROOTS MUSIC REPORT FOLK CHART and has been getting airplay on over 90 stations, nationwide. Their song "Take Give" was the 3rd most played song on Sirius/XM Radio's The Village in March (2011). KBCS, Bellevue, named THE ANIMAL GROOM as one of the 10 BEST OF 2010. The Winterlings have performed at many festivals, including CMJ’s Music Festival in Manhattan and Northwest Folklife in Seattle.

11:40am PDT

Cathy Britell
International Autoharp Champ

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
  • URL
  • Biography Cathy has performed and taught all around the US and Great Britan, and has won the International Autoharp Competition in Winfield, KS as well as a number of others. She is known for her lyrical autoharp style as well as clean and fast picking on old-time fiddle tunes, traditional and popular composers. She plays and sings in a number of old-time and folk/rock groups, but right now she wants to show you what an autoharp can do by itself.

11:40am PDT

Stanley Greenthal Ensemble
New Songs and Breton/Balkan Gems

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography With his latest CD, First Song, songwriter and instrumentalist Stanley Greenthal stretches musical borders from Celtic Scotland and Brittany to Greece and the Balkans. With soulful fluidity, he sings and plays a constellation of strings: guitar, bouzouki, laouto, (Greek and Turkish lutes). On stage he is joined by his wife, Kip Greenthal for harmony vocals and percussion on frame drum and Christos Govetas on clarinet and oud. website. www.stanleygreenthal.com

11:45am PDT

Boka Marimba
Dance Music of Zimbabwe

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Boka Marimba is Portland’s original African-style marimba band. We have been thrilling audiences in the Pacific Northwest with the exuberant music of Zimbabwe and Southern Africa for more than 20 years. Boka Marimba is a ten piece band, blending soprano, alto, tenor, baritone and bass marimbas, drum set, percussion, and vocals to create a unique and irresistible sound. Our music is upbeat, danceable, fun to watch, and appeals to listeners of all ages.

11:45am PDT

For the Birds
Alternative/Indie Group

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography The official alternative/indie group of For the Birds began collaborating their musical ideas in October of 2010. The group plays often and willingly. They are close friends with a passion for melancholy tunes that're liable to keep feet tapping and smiles abundant.

11:45am PDT

Kafana Republik
Lively Music from the Balkans

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:45am - 12:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Kafana Republik faithfully recreates the music of Eastern Europe from Macedonia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Serbia and Croatia. Their repertoire highlights the songs, ballads and dance music that form the heart beat and the soul of these cultures. The kafana has a place of honor in the Balkans- typically a cafe or a coffee house; a place where the community gathers to share food, drink, ideas, songs, passion and experiences.

11:50am PDT

The MoodSwings
All women, All swing

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:50am - 12:20pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography 18 musical women, 1 1/2 cups Duke Ellington, 1 cup Gershwin, 1 cup Latin Spice, 2 tablespoons funk, a pinch of attitude and a generous helping of danceable fun. Blended it together... the MoodSwings!

12:10pm PDT

Bold Horizon
Broad Spectrum Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:10pm - 12:40pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Tom, Steve, and Dandrifted together aboutsix years ago. Veterans of decades of Seattle area bands and solo performances, they bring experience and passion for the music to their performances

12:15pm PDT

Blvd Park
Blvd Park

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:15pm - 12:45pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Blvd Park is a Sacramento raised, Seattle based all original, all singer, all player band. Beautiful near-constant four and five part harmonies with musical inspiration coming from Roots, Traditional Country, R & B, Swing, Gypsy, Folk, New Orleans and Tijuana Brass, Blvd Park presents a diverse, melodic and harmonic sound that has a strong cross-generational appeal. Truly a family band, Blvd Park members relocated to Seattle and currently reside together, operating under a democratic, "everyone has a voice" mentality with each member taking a turn as lead vocalist as well as contributing to the song-writing process.

12:20pm PDT

The Gloria Darlings
Fresh Angelic Harmonies

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography 2011 NW String Summit Band Competition Finalists; These young ladies have been a band for 3 years. They got their start playing on the streets of Pike Place Market and have been growing writing original music, touring, getting radio play, and singing beautiful harmony ever since!

12:20pm PDT

Tyler Stenson
Award-Winning "Elegant Folk"

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Born in Lander, WY and raised in Oregon, Tyler Stenson (30) is a bold singer/songwriter that draws profound influence from his roots in the humble West. His music is tightly crafted and reminiscent of a pining Western poet; straightforward yet elegant at its core. As front man and songwriter for his former bands Lander and Rhetoric Tuesday, Stenson played the Northwest college circuit throughout the early 2000s but soon put band-oriented rock-n-roll to rest and tackled the burgeoning Portland scene as a solo artist where he was twice-named the “Songwriter of the Year” by the Portland Songwriters Association in 2007 and 2008, the “Best Male Artist” at the 2011 Portland Music Awards and has recently opened for famed rocker, Chris Isaak, at the Oregon Zoo. Stenson has learned one thing through his decade of experiences and performances at the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles: lyric is King. Stenson’s music is just that – words paired with notes that sum up the human existence and endlessly inspire his train of followers that find a piece of themselves in the sincerity of his words.

12:30pm PDT

Erin NcNamee & Friends
Irish Folk/Celtic/Sean-nos

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Erin McNamee and Friends have been playing music together for eight, almost nine, years in Seattle. They play fun upbeat Irish tunes,ballads, jigs, and reels are what we enjoy playing. More info at www.erinmcnamee.com

12:30pm PDT

Speaker Speaker
Pop/Punk Power Trio

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography Established in the Fall of 2004, Seattle trio Speaker Speaker generated a quick and substantial buzz within the Seattle music community. Their 3 song introductory EP, Again & Again & Again, earned them regular rotation on the influential KEXP 90.3 and airplay at over 150 more college and public stations across the country, peaking at #147 on the CMJ Top 200. As a result of the exposure, they ultimately were nominated for Seattle Weekly's Best Pop Band of 2006 and were also voted by the community as the winners of The Stranger's Big Shot competition.

12:30pm PDT

Alder Street All Stars
Boot Stompin Honky Tonkin

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:30pm - 1:05pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Alder Street has been rocking the dance floors of the Northwest for around 6 years now. They started at a benefit for some friends who were facing deportation, and had such a good time that they kept it up. Alder Street has played all over the Northwest and California, and has toured from Oregon to North Carolina and back.

12:40pm PDT

Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band
Sousa Marches and More

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:40pm - 1:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZCH -- Children's Programs
  • URL
  • Biography The Ballard Sedentary Sousa Band plays hits from the Golden Age of The Band, 1890-1935. Personnel includes the world's only sedentary majorette and an award winning sedentary drill team.

12:50pm PDT

Hot Damn Scandal
Tipsy American Gypsy Blues

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:50pm - 1:20pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • URL
  • Biography Stinky Pete and Charlie Baby have been travelling around the country in various forms of low rent transportation for several years now, playing music in whichever watering hole takes them in

12:55pm PDT

Hannalee
Harmony-Laden Acoustic Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:55pm - 1:25pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Blending the sounds of traditional folk music with elements of dark, neverland whimsy, Hannalee creates a unique music strange and familiar at once. Fidelia Rowe, Michael Harley & Anna-Lisa Notter sing in warm three-part harmony that wraps the ear like its favorite childhood blanket and sends it off to bed to dream enchanted dreams.

1:00pm PDT

Willy Blizzard
Indie / Roots / Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Willy Blizzard: Three singer/songwriters from Western Canada who perform original music, presenting awesome vocal harmonies set against the warmth of acoustic instruments. But it’s really about the lyrics. Their debut album “In From The Cold” showcases twelve songs that make a superb collection of rich songwriting fronted by "the smoothest baritone West of the Rockies" (Vancouver Province). The album captures the musical imagination called "Americana", as well as the spirit of Hank, set against some great grooves of alt-folk, rocked up with electric guitar and pedal steel.

1:15pm PDT

Miss Mamie Lavona
Put Some Color In Your Life

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Miss Mamie Lavona the Exotic Mulatta and her White Boys started as a trio in 2005. As the years went by Mamie collected more Caucasian cuties til she had a full stable. The band comes from theatre, stage, and music backgrounds, and continues to be highly involved in the stage-ly arts scene of Seattle. Drawing from styles such as cabaret, swing, New Orleans-style jazz, klezmer, Balkan, vaudeville and more, Miss Mamie and her Boys always put on a racous, diverse, and colorful show.

1:15pm PDT

Vivian & Phil Williams
Northwest Tradition Fiddling

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:15pm - 1:50pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography The Williams have been performing the traditional fiddle dance music of the Pacific Northwest for over 55 years. Vivian is a well known champion fiddler and one of the foremost historians of the pioneer dance music of the Far West, as well as its premier performer. Phil is a well respected backup player, creator of the largest field recording archive of traditional fiddlers in the Northwest, and a principal founder of Folklife. The Williams have issued recordings of over 85 traditional fiddlers, mostly from the Pacific Northwest, on their record label, Voyager Recordings, along with publication of the only music manuscripts so far discovered and published from which dance bands in the pioneer West actually played dances.

1:30pm PDT

King Hat String Band
Close Enough for Bluegrass

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography This band grew from a long-running jam session, and has evolved a bit since we started playing out in 2010. We all have deep musical roots and interests, and those interests coalesce around traditional and contemporary bluegrass and Americana music.

1:30pm PDT

Quichua Mashis
Music from the Andes Ecuador Peru Bolivia

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography Sharing their ancient music with the world over 2 decades
  • website

1:40pm PDT

Edmund Wayne
Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

1:40pm PDT

Fofinho, Samia and Dinnen
Brazilian Samba and Choros

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • Biography All three members have been performing Brazilian music for many years. All three have visited Brazil many times and also studied at music camps and workshops. Samia has a aradio show on KBCS Saturday afternoons at 2:00 p.m.

2:00pm PDT

Charles Delahunt
Irish Fiddle Tunes on Guitar

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Used to play fiddle, switched to guitar in order to combine melody and chords on one instrument. Electrical engineer in neuroscience. Main musical venue is the living room, playing for our spaniel Piper who lays on the sofa.

2:00pm PDT

Lumpkins
Northwestern Country Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CW -- Country Western
  • URL
  • Biography Second time Northwest Folklife performers Lumpkins are a Bellingham, WA band. They have been playing uniquely Northwestern Country Music since 2009. Their first LP (released on vinyl and in digital formats) "Another Wasted Day" showcased the Stringband lineup of 2009. Their music took a decidedly Country Rock direction with the lineup change in the Summer of 2010. The current lineup, consisting of David Ney, Kevin Lee, Tyler Clarke, Christopher Stainback, and Ross Robinette is on the verge of heading into the studio to record the sophomore LP. They continue to entertain up and down the I-5 corridor.

2:15pm PDT

Juliana & PAVA
Ancient Russian Folk Songs

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Juliana is a Russian folk singer and ethnomusicologist who formed the group PAVA in Seattle in 2008 to perform songs collected by her in expeditions to remote Russian villages. The ensemble performs frequently on various multicultural events in USA and abroad. In 2010 PAVA performed at the first postwar international music festival in Baghdad, Iraq, by invitation of the Iraqi Ministry of Culture. This is their fifth Folklife (and sixth for Juliana).

2:15pm PDT

Northwest Tap Connection
South West Tap

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography The Southeast Seattle Community Youth Orchestra & NW Tap Connection are programs in music and dance that seek to provide access to high quality arts program to underserved children in Southeast Seattle

2:20pm PDT

Anna Gordon
18 year-old singer/songwriter

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography I began writing songs at the age of 14 as a creative outlet, and people seemed to like it. I have been playing shows around cafes and teen centers on the Eastside for nearly three years now.
  • website

2:20pm PDT

Nathaniel Talbot
Fingerstyle-Driven Indie Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography “Nathaniel Talbot’s high-register croon floats lightly over complex, plucky melodies and lucid tempos with an ethereal, ghostly vibe that meshes perfectly with the music’s forlorn, yet aggressive and ambitious, sound.” Willamette Week, Portland At the ripened age of 28, this Oregon-grown tunesmith is newly celebrating his 16-year anniversary of song-writing. With influences ranging from the traditional sounds of Kelly Joe Phelps, Doc Watson, and Gillian Welch to the more contemporary Iron and Wine, Sufjan Stevens and Elliott Smith, the music represent a unique synthesis of old-time picking and the indie here-and-now. Nathaniel combines furious, finger-style guitar work with thoughtful, melodic vocal lines to create a sonic experience that is truly fresh and memorable.

2:25pm PDT

Aurora Burd
Irish fiddle Airs & Tunes

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:25pm - 2:50pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Aurora discovered her love of traditional Irish music upon moving to Seattle from California. She enjoys listening to (and playing along with) recordings of Clare-based fiddlers such as Paddy Canny, P.J. Hayes, James Kelly, and Martin Hayes. Several years ago she was drawn to the slow airs, since these beautiful melodies are older than most reels and jigs. From 2008 - 2010 she competed at the All-Ireland Fleadh (the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann) in Tullamore, Ireland, where in 2009 she placed second in the Fiddle Slow Air competition.

2:40pm PDT

Sean Gaskell
Kora Music from West Africa

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:40pm - 3:10pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Olympia native Sean Gaskell plays the West African Kora, a 21 string harp native to the Mandinka people of The Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The instrument dates back a few hundred years. Many of the songs played on the Kora come from the era of Sunjata Keita, the person who founded the Mande empire back in the mid thirteenth century. The Kora sounds similar to a harp, and with 21 strings, there is much room for personal innovation and improvisation. Gaskell studied the Kora in The Gambia in 2008, and will be returning there in January of '12. He anticipates his first CD release to take place in March of 2012. Visit myspace.com/seankora and listen to a few tracks that will be included in this recording.

2:45pm PDT

A Cedar Suede
Mediterranean

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography A Cedar Suede is an eclectic combination of high-energy Latin grooves, soaring classical motifs, spontaneous improvisations, and Mediterranean jazz. All pieces are the result of collaborative writing by Belskus and Maschler: a crossroads of modern musical flavors.

2:45pm PDT

The Fabulous Hammers
The Original Northwest Sound

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography The Fabulous Hammers from right here in Seattle boast an enviably slinky '60s vibe that unmistakably harkens directly back to the heyday of the original "Northwest Sound," developed in this region four decades ago by such influential local players as the Dave Lewis Trio, Frantics, Wailers, Playboys, Dynamics, Viceroys, and Imperials. Oomphs of an electric organ, the traditional saxophone squawking, the rockin' garage/jazz guitar lines– all anchored by reams of driving bass-work, snappy snare-drumming, and sizzling cymbals. this band is a living testament to the timeless power embodied by a regional strain of rock'n' roll. Rather than attempting to recreate a long-gone day, these guys successfully resurrect the best elements of a music-form still held in great esteem by many fans -- but they do it with a modern sensibility and the full-on energy of today.

3:00pm PDT

Colleen Raney Band
Trad/Contemporary Celtic Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Colleen Raney is among the best young Celtic singers of her generation, inspired by the Irish and Scottish songs and tunes that she grew up with as a member of the multi-talented Raney family and alongside the world renowned harp and dulcimer duo Magical Strings. Through her gorgeous voice, at turns whisper soft or intensely powerful, her deft arrangements, and her sidemen – some of the best acoustic musicians in the Northwest – Colleen breathes new life into the old songs, bringing out new facets to the music that haven’t been heard before.

3:00pm PDT

RedDog
Hardtimes

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Doug Yule - fiddle, vocals Cary Lung - mandolin, vocals Tom Collicott - guitar & banjo, vocals Little Ann Yule - bein' a houn'dog, barking, eating Doug grew up on the East Coast playing and singing from an early age. In 1968, standing on the wrong street corner, he was captured by The Velvet Underground, a cult rock band, and served a three to five year sentence. On his release he continued his ill advised flirtation with rock and roll for another four or five years, finally retiring to do manual labor. On his fiftieth birthday he received a fiddle and three lessons from a rival and became addicted to the traditional music of the American Southeast. This dependency continues unabated today and finds a creative outlet in RedDog. When he's not kneed-up with RedDog playing tunes, Doug builds violins, violas, and (if his granddaughter keeps practicing) cellos. His instruments can be seen at Lasley & Russ' Violin Shop. Cary grew up in a small farm town in the San Joaquin Valley of California where there were more cows and vineyards than street corners. As a young boy he sang and harmonized with his grandfather. In the mid-1960s he met Kenny Hall, the legendary mandolin player, who became his mentor. Cary recorded two albums with the Sweets Mill String Band and, with the Portable Folk Festival, performed in coffeehouses and festivals across the country. In the late 70s he changed directions and opened a magical toy store in Tucson. He moved to Seattle in 2003 and retuned to his musical roots. Tom has spent most of his adult life in Seattle, Washington where he has carved out a successful career as a photo-illustrator and website designer. Tom picked up the guitar of his youth about 12 years ago. He found himself spending more and more time spellbound by the Southern roots music he was learning through the Pacific Northwest’s thriving old-time music scene. In addition to playing guitar and banjo in RedDog, Tom also performs with Seattle’s raucous Atlas Stringband.

3:00pm PDT

Ruzivo
Zimbabwean Afro-Pop

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:35pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Ruzivo plays a mix of Zimbabwean traditional music and compositions from Paul Mataruse that produces an infectious sound that always gets audiences dancing and singing along.

3:15pm PDT

Exohxo
Eight-piece Chamber Pop/Rock

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography "Exohxo are a chamber-pop band you should know about; they're experts at combining orchestral strings, forceful guitars, and poppy melodies into something at once catchy and erudite." - Paul Constant, The Stranger

3:20pm PDT

Koshanin
Balkan Minimalist World

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:20pm - 3:50pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
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  • Biography Koshanin - a pianist, composer and a veteran on the music scene whose career stretches well over 20 years, acquired his formal music education at the early age and had his first public performances with youth choirs at the age of 10. With the onset of the new wave of pop music in the '80s, he jumped into the Yugoslavian music scene to play and tour with several groups and finally, with all the turmoil unfolding in the Balkan region in the ‘90s, he moved to the USA to continue his musical journey. He has performed extensively on festivals and stages throughout the USA and Canada with various groups playing Pop, Rock, Blues, Funk, Reggae & Afrobeat. After focusing on more private studies Koshanin developed an interest in reed instruments and gradually shifted to new directions. He continued recording and performing with new groups playing Latin, Jazz, Afro-Cuban, Samba & Rumba Flamenca. New projects followed and by this time all the collaborations and side work amounted to over 30 albums. Meanwhile Koshanin found himself returning to his first love in music - piano, and this, coupled with a revived fascination with Balkan folk music from his childhood, laid the foundation for a new body of work. Koshanin’s new self-titled solo piano project blends musical traditions of his native Serbia and Mediterranean sensibility with contemporary western music styles. Material for this project consists of original compositions complemented with Koshanin’s unique piano adaptations of select traditional folk tunes. Instead of looking at piano exclusively as a classical instrument, Koshanin treats it predominantly as a modern-day folk instrument. This approach allowed music to flow freely, develop gradually and it yielded unrestrained, unconventional forms and song structures resembling old times' folk music. Characterized with abundance of odd time signatures, classical and jazz techniques, and a minimalist compositional approach, these delicate musical tales stand at the meeting point of the East and West, reflecting Koshanin’s own journey. Koshanin is currently based in Portland, Oregon.

3:20pm PDT

The Dapper Cadavers
Dark Country, New Old-Time

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:20pm - 3:50pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography The Dapper Cadavers are purveyors of a rare musical tapestry of contemporary Americana, replete with ghastly dirges reminiscent of sacred harp chorales, driving refrains of the new-time old-time music, bluesy funerary ballads, and the chimerical inventions of Hazel Rickard’s songwriting. With a graveyard of past members, the Cadavers are Will Munger, Hazel Rickard, Kyle Butz, and Tom Fenollosa.

3:30pm PDT

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra
Indie Contemporary Alt Roots

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:30pm - 4:05pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography Emerging as on of Canada's most exciting young multi-genre roots band, The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra's faithful underground following has expanded to National awareness and has seen them playing festivals and stages across Canada and The U.S.! 2011 has had a lot of surprises in store for the band with no town to call their home. After attending the Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis Tennessee this February (where their unique style of cross genre contemporary folk peaked interest from festivals and venues across the US and Canada) the band surprisingly had to cancel their spring recording session and tour at the very last minute. But with new music bursting from the seams, it took very little time to reschedule a more creative session for June 2011. The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra spent the month of June in a tiny cabin on a farm, with no electricity....on a secluded island...together...always together....(...!) creating, merging, and once again melding with expertise, their version of gypsy-roots-grass. For those of us waiting with baited breathe to hear TMO's newest recordings, there is a 5 song EP in the works with a widening sound that binds the country-roots feel and harmonic storytelling of “The Blanche Album”, with the Roma and Afrrican inspiration that the band is known for from “The Double EP”, and as always, is firmly grounded in traditional and roots music. The EP will be released for promotional use only, featuring this years festival hits “The Otter Song” (“Shine”) and “Mountains On Fire”, as well as a new recording of “Home On The Water”, which has been quoted by one young fan as being “the song of our generation”. With an absolute truth to their music that is immediately recognized by audiences, The EP sees TMO experimenting with purposefully plodding and visceral rhythms, described as “like a heard of elephants being held back tight with reigns”, interwoven with elemental break downs, jazz flourishes, and often unadorned, but striking vocals . The ballads have a nostalgic, romantic appeal and a developing mastership of group vocals and 3 part harmonies. It is as the band says, just a blueprint of the next album, to be recorded in January, 2012. The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra's previous release "The Blanche Album" (2009) was quoted as “that most rare of records: a studio CD that manages to capture the fun of their high-energy onstage performances. They refer to their music as gypsy-ska-folk-grass, and unlike most other bands with eclectic roots like this, they actually pull off the different influences." Devon Leger, Victory Music Review (Seattle). The album pays homage to their beloved piano-carrying touring bus, complete with pot belly stove, hard woods floors, ( and a front seat tied in with rope) that died on the banks of Logan Lake, BC. Although nothing could take her place, upon realizing the free time that comes with being able to be on time for a gig if travelling faster than 35km an hour, TMO has found a new love for their speedy 15 passenger 'lead top hat' Started as a jam band in a Victoria BC's open mic, The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra have consistently followed the demands of their fans, taking them from a 4 month tour in Europe in 2008, and national tours in 2009 and 2010 that garnered much recognition, wining 2010 Monday Magazine “M” award for Most Promising Local Band, and performing showcases at NXNE, Folk Alliance, and this year at OCFF. These travels have also developed the bands collection of 13 typewriters, 3 pairs of riding boots (found in abandoned houses in the prairies), two shaving kits complete with shoe polishers, a fountain pen, numerous pocket watches, 25 golden deblumes, and 13 hay pennies.... TMO has been honoured to share the stage with the likes of Oka, Delhi to Dublin, Hanson, Jon And Roy, Railroad Earth, Maria In The Shower, United Steel Workers of Montreal, Carolyn Mark, Geoff Berner, David Francey, CR Avery, Fish and Bird, and Miss Emily Brown. In addition to touring summer festivals and the North American music circuit, TMO also regularly donates their time and music to community events, fundraisers and awareness campaigns as well as consistently bringing fresh new bands in from the Pacific Northwest and across Canada to Vancouver and Victoria BC. TMO 's past dates can be found under 'shows'. For booking contact info@ttmo.ca

3:40pm PDT

La Famille Léger
French-Canadian Family Band

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:40pm - 4:05pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography The Légers play the dancing music of French Canada - the music handed down through generations in the New World, the music of back porches and kitchen parties. Patriarch Louis Léger leads the band on the one-row melodeon (a type of button accordion), son Devon plays fiddle, Devon's mom Barbara plays guitar and his wife, Dejah is on piano. This proudly "old school" family band will have your own family dancing and joining in on the fun”

3:40pm PDT

Squirrel Butter
Oldtime, Blues & Country Duets

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328

3:50pm PDT

Anzanga Marimba Ensemble
25 years of exciting sounds

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:50pm - 4:25pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Tradtional and contemporary marimba music from Zimbavbwe and beyond. Performed for 26 years. produced 5 recordings

3:55pm PDT

the Wiretappers
Western Swing & Honky Tonk Fun

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

4:00pm PDT

The Horde and the Harem
Chamber Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 4:30pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography The Horde and the Harem's brand of intricate Folk-Rock however, has proven that it is possible to amass a large following in a short time. Within less than a year of their formation, they've headlined every major venue from Seattle to Arizona. Creating music that is driven by four-part vocal harmonies and melodic guitar fills, combining over a precise rhythm section and anchored into place by the weight and grace of the piano, The Horde and the Harem's style results in thick layers of melody that infiltrate your senses, lodging themselves in your brain and cursing you with their inherent catchiness. Be it at festivals, such as South by Southwest, Capitol Hill block party, and Northwest Folklife, or at premiere venues all over the west coast, the Horde and the Harem bring an energy to every live performance that makes their act second to none.

4:15pm PDT

Sami Braman
Daughter/Father Cape Breton

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:15pm - 4:40pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography Samantha has played in The Onlies for four years, and the Onlies have played on stages at Folklife since 2009. She is a member of Northwest Scottish Fiddlers (also a regular folklife performer). A student of Ruthie Dornfeld, she loves Cape Breton fiddling. She plays and practices every night with her father, Tom, who tries to keep up with her. Sami is in eighth grade and will enter high school in the fall. Her CD is with her band, The Onlies.

4:20pm PDT

Trio Fleur de Lys
Lyrical harp, cello and flute

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:20pm - 4:50pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography We came together as a group 7 years ago at the request of a hospice patient. She asked us to play chamber music at her home once a week as she said farewell to firiends and family. She named our group and each performance is in her honor. Our flute player writes original adaptations of Irish folk songs as well as original compositions that feature our instruments in unique ways. We love playing together. This would be our 4th year at Folklife and we consider it an honor and a highlight of the year to come from Ellensburg with friends and family in tow to play for you.

4:20pm PDT

Chervona
Gypasy/Klezmer/PolkaforMasses!

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:20pm - 4:55pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography The band started practicing in Nov of 2006, and within first weeks of its existence they played at “Gypsymania” – gypsy dance discotheque created by Gogol Bordello’s debaucher D.J. Dimon. After their first public appearances they rapidly gained popularity in their hometown. In 2007 Chervona played some special appearances with world famous Manu Chao and Gogol Bordello. By 2009 Chervona have shared stage with most exiting and famous Portland’s bands including March Forth , 3 Leg Torso, Vagabond Opera, Portland Cello Project and many more. In addition to countless street and club performances Chervona has played quite a few big stages, among them: Bite of Oregon, Northwest Folk Life festival in Seattle, Slavic Festival and Oregon Country Fair in Eugene, Red Marines festival in California, Under Volcano Festival in Vancouver (BC), April Fool’s Day Carnivals, Revolution Party in Portland and many others. In 2008, Chervona appeared in Hale Mednick's locally produced, directed and shot independent film Messiah Complex. Two of their songs,"Chervona Wine"and "Girlfriends are a Pain in the Ass," were featured on the soundtrack. "Messiah Complex" planned for screening at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. During it's first 3 years Chervona has played about 200 performances all over NW of America. Thousands of people from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles watched, listened and danced to Chervona's music calling Chervona - Best NW Party Band! As year 2010 is in porogress, Chervona is focusing on producing new audio, video/mulimeia materials and establishing it's e-net presence to gain more a solid fan base for the upcomming US and Europe tour and major label CD release.

4:30pm PDT

Professor Gall
Junkyard Folk and Jazz

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Acoustic Stage (Shaw Room) 47.62296, -122.35508
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography 'A Tincture of Junkyard Folk and Steampunk Jazz'. Professor Gall seeks to uncover the contradictions of an ambiguous and native-less society, 'dreaming the existentialists' dream', while at the same time pleading for individualism, peace, and more fun at funerals. The Portland, Oregon conglomerate starts with Drew Norman on vocals, guitar, percussion stomp box and banjo, who brings his theatrical experience to the musical stage and is responsible for the initial musical and lyrical embellishments. Drew’s recent side roles include the ‘Husband’ in the stage and movie version of Sally Tomato’s TOY ROOM(Severe Enterprises), a rock opera that won accolades from The Heart of England Film Festival, among others. He is also commissioned by other musical luminaries on stage and in the studio from Chris Robley’s Fear of Heights Orchestra (Cutthroat Pop Records) to Jeff Hanson (Kill Rock Stars Records). Scott Johnston heads up the first chair position for the horn section, arranging charts and providing his saxophone alchemy. Rounding out the ensemble is Monte Skillings on trombone, Todd Burba on clarinet and accordion, Sean Hudson on stand-up bass, Jake Pegg on tuba, and Andrew Clarinet on the.…ahem…clarinet. Critical acclaim for their first full length CD ‘Intravenous Delusion’ has enabled Professor Gall to become a regional favorite, sharing the stage with semi-national/national acts like The Devil Makes Three, Eric McFadden Trio, Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Billy Nayer Show, Vagabond Opera, the Dandy Warhols and Sleepytime Gorilla Museum at venues throughout the West Coast as well as festivals and conventions like the Folklife Festival (Seattle,WA), Gearcon (Portland,OR), Teslacon (Madison,WI) and Steamcon( Bellevue, WA). The band released in March of 2010 their sophomore release entitled ‘The Psychology of Booze and Guilt’ to rave reviews. Professor Gall was recently featured by Seattle’s City Arts Magazine as the Portland, Oregon representative of the National Steampunk Movement, along with the Dresden Dolls (Boston), Abney Park (Seattle) and Unwoman(San Francisco).

4:40pm PDT

Spirit of Ojah
World music from West Africa

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:40pm - 5:15pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography The Spirit of Ojah Dance band, led by legendary Ghanaian highlife drummer, Roger Ocquaye, plays long harmonious waves of sound and rhythm. The band has performed all around the PNW for 5 years. People are inspired to get up and dance.

4:45pm PDT

Us on Roofs
Ethereal upbeat adventure rock

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:45pm - 5:15pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre ZZZ -- Uncategorized
  • URL
  • Biography From the seaside town of Gig Harbor, WA, Us on Roofs was formed by three friends with a mutual love for the Pacific Northwest, mid-twentieth century science fiction, and local music. Since forming in 2009, Us on Roofs has worked hard and accomplished a great deal. Their achievements include: participating as a semi-finalist in EMP Sound Off 2010, releasing a seven song EP, releasing a single on Burning Building Recordings’ 2011 compilation, adding a fourth member, releasing another 5 track EP, touring down the west coast, and all the while building a stronger local following. They continue to promote their newest EP as they gear up for a full-length release in 2012.

4:50pm PDT

John Palmes
Go Lemmings, Alaska Folk Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:50pm - 5:15pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography "Don't call me a singer/songwriter!" John Palmes is an Alaskan folk musician who plays a mix of traditional folk music and songs he makes up from everyday experience. “I’d rather sing with people than for people. Lately, I’ve been concentrating on songs that we can sing together.” “I am a singer. Singing is the most powerful way to communicate. It makes you want to dance, it gets you at a very basic emotional level and it has an intellectual part too. I use my instruments, guitar, fiddle and mouthbow, to support my voice. I want to use my voice to say important things and to support other voices.” “I am a folk singer: My songwriting is something that happens as I think about the things around me. I write songs when I’m walking, driving or running my fishing boat. I sing along with the engine and add the thoughts that are going through my head. Otherwise, I collect and sing folk songs both ancient and modern that help me say what I feel.” John is known for his innovative playing of the mouthbow, the world’s first stringed instrument (Google “mouthbow”). His album, Mouthbow:Small Voices was featured on National Public Radio. John’s songwriting and his song “The Ballad of Ramblin’ Jack Pachelbel” was featured on All Things Considered in the “What’s in a Song?” series. John performs regularly at the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Alaska Folk Festival in Juneau, and the Fisher Poet’s Gathering in Astoria, Oregon, and is the musical director of the Tlingit Gospel Singers, singing traditional hymns in the Tlingit language. In 2003 and 2005 he played at the Australia National Folk Festival, and in 2007 John played at the Cygnet, and Georgetown Folk Festivals in Tasmania. He has been on the board of the National Jew’s Harp Festival held in Bay City Oregon. “ I am an entertainer, but I want to reach my audience in a more fundamental way. I want them to be different people when the set’s over, with new ideas and new ways of using music in their own lives.”

4:50pm PDT

Kierah Raymond
Cape Breton/Scottish Fiddling

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:50pm - 5:20pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Kierah has been a performer since she was 5 years old. She just completed her classical violin teachers certification. Kierah has recorded two Celtic music CD's - both dominated for Canadian Folk Music awards. She has also written and published a book of all original fiddle music.

5:00pm PDT

Baby Gramps
Rags Jazz Blues Throat Singing

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

5:20pm PDT

Eleanor Murray
Olympia, WA Warble-Songbird

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:20pm - 5:50pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Olympia, WA, warble-songbird Eleanor Murray weaves songs from ferns and yarn. Music that is like looking into a glittery glass terrarium; each track is a miniature world of fog and trees. Her new release, “Oh Thunder” is an album of country-folk dreams to make you swoon for a forest. It pushes the boundaries of “folk,” eager to explore new and majestic territories. Eleanor’s music teeters between the careful crafting of a folk song to full band explosions, with drums, violin, bass, and electric guitar accompanying the ride. “It throws you through loops; one moment you think you have Eleanor Murray figured out, but then she shows you that she’s not an easy catch. You cannot draw a square around her and call it good – she is undefinable.” – Fensepost

5:30pm PDT

Blackthorn
High-energy westcoast celtic

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Blackthorn's repertoire celebrates the traditional music of Ireland and Scotland as well as folk music of English and French Canada. From lively jigs and reels to heart-wrenching airs and ballads, savour the melodies and intricately woven harmonies that bring this music to life in a new way, mixed with humour and above all else, fun.

5:30pm PDT

BOAT
Sloppy Pop

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
EMP Sky Church 47.62126, -122.34799
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

5:30pm PDT

Seattle Waldorf H.S. Jallamollawalla Rhythm Band
Nigeria to New Orleans

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMS -- School Ensembles
  • Biography This is a World Music Ensemble from the Seattle Waldorf H.S. on John Street.We play music from the Yoruba and Mande cultures in Africa and follow the journey of the music to the caribbean and New Orleans. The Band meets for 4 classes a week as is led by Gordy Ryan, who played for 25 years with the Babatunde Olatunji Drums of Passion as well as with Santana and many other international artists.

5:40pm PDT

Atlas Stringband
High-Powered Old-Time Musie

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:40pm - 6:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • URL
  • Biography Band's been playing dances, shows and parties for over 8 years

5:50pm PDT

Renegade Stringband
Northwest Bluegrass

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:50pm - 6:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography Renegade Stringband plays Northwest Bluegrass music. The band formed in Portland, Oregon during the summer of 2010, uniting around their love of traditional music, hard-stomping acoustic songs, and bluesy vocal harmonies. When they aren’t playing original numbers or interpreting the work of legends like Woody Guthrie or Ella Fitzgerald, the band covers everyone from Tom Waits to the Black Keys. The band features singer Jessica Jarris, mandolinist Ben Larsen, Austin Moore on guitar, Joe Seamons plays banjo & harmonica, and Allen Clayton plucks & slaps the upright bass. All five members sing.

5:55pm PDT

The HeartRocks
The HeartRocks

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:55pm - 6:25pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography flora and sarah became fast friends at cornish college of the arts several years ago, and just recently made the brilliant realization they need to sing their quirky serious folk/pop songs together.

6:00pm PDT

Titanium Sporkestra
Heavy Metal Marching Band

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:00pm - 6:50pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SE -- Special Events
  • URL
  • Biography Titanium Sporkestra formed in 2007 and since then have played their unique blend of heavy metal and marching band punk for audiences in Boston, Austin, Providence, Brooklyn, NYC, San Francisco, Portland, and Burning Man. Titanium Sporkestra is proud to be from Seattle and looking forward to bringing our show to Europe.

6:30pm PDT

A. E. and the I.O.U's
Wacky Relevant Original Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:30pm - 7:00pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • Biography Original songs that make funny and sometimes more serious observations about our world. Influenced by Tom Lehrer, John Prine and others, their style encompasses folk, rock, country and even a little reggae.

6:45pm PDT

Stacy Jones Band
high energy blue eyed soul

Sunday May 27, 2012 6:45pm - 7:20pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BLS -- Blues
  • URL
  • Biography Winner of the 2010 Best Female Vocalist and 2009 Best New Band awards from the Washington Blues Society, SJB continues to blow fans away with their high-energy, genre bending performances. Amazing vocals, incredible musicianship, outstanding songwriting and powerful, dynamic arrangements – it’s easy to understand why Stacy and her band are captivating the crowds and gathering new fans at each event they perform.Twenty-Something Stacy Jones not only impresses with a vocal richness beyond her years but is also a top-notch harmonica player as well as playing keyboards and acoustic guitar. The entertaining trio of Rick Bowen (drums), Tom Jones (bass) and Jeff Menteer (guitar) provides the foundation for a strong ensemble sound and the band’s obvious joy of making music together is contagious.

7:00pm PDT

More of Anything
MoA

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:00pm - 7:30pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
  • URL
  • Biography MoeBetta is an MC who truly believes it is his duty to not just rhyme to beats but to actually "move the crowd". He believes that by making his stage show the central piece of his musical artistry and incorporating elements and ideas not usually associated with hip hop in to his live performance he can take the observer on a journey to the essence of his message; "Music Is Everything!"

7:10pm PDT

Laura Kemp Trio
Folk-Grass and a Twist of Jazz

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:10pm - 7:40pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography With musical interests that span anything from folk to bluegrass to jazz to kirtan, Laura Kemp has been entertaining audiences on the west coast for 20 years. During that time, she has produced 6 studio and two live CD’s, and has won the Eugene Weekly’s annual poll for Best Singer-Songwriter too many times to keep track of.

7:15pm PDT

Paul Anastasio's Fire of Tierra Caliente
S.W. Mexican violin music

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:15pm - 7:40pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Born at an early age, I began playing the violin before I had good sense. Against almost insurmountable odds, I became incredibly famous, making hundreds in a given year. Despite all this, I remain a nice guy.

7:45pm PDT

Jason Parker Quartet
Playing the music of Nick Drake

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:45pm - 8:20pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • URL
  • Biography The JPQ consists of Jason Parker on trumpet & flugelhorn, Josh Rawlings on piano, Evan Flory-Barnes on bass and D’Vonne Lewis on drums. They have been honing their tight swinging sound for three years, which shows in the way they interact with each other on stage and the deep bond that results. Each member of the group pours his passion and excitement into the performance making a Jason Parker Quartet show both musically and visually exciting. These four Seattle musicians have carved their own path, honoring the jazz tradition by bringing their own passions and personalities to bear on the music. For this project Parker enlisted the help of two very special guests, Cynthia Mullis on tenor sax & flute and Michele Khazak on vocals. The JPQ has released three previous, critically acclaimed CD’s and played all the top venues in Seattle, including Jazz Alley, The Triple Door, Tula’s, Lucid Jazz Lounge and Egan’s.

7:50pm PDT

Fathia at Les Troubadours
French Gypsy Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • Biography Fathia Atallah is a French Algerian composer and guitarist and jazz singer from Toulouse, France. She sings in English and French.

7:50pm PDT

Steer Crazy
Americana Music, Cowboy Twist

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CW -- Country Western
  • URL
  • Biography Hometown Fir Creek Oregon About A New Brand of Western Swing & American Music. Mixing classics, originals and modern music together. Steer Crazy selects great music from across time and puts together for people to enjoy. Steer crazy is also the perfect chose for folks that want to Dance in the Western Swing Style. Musical fun that requires no complicated explanation.

8:30pm PDT

Fadin' by 9
Bluegrass Covers & Originals

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography Fadin' by 9 is a Vancouver USA-based bluegrass band that features "bluegrassified" folk, rock, and bluegrass covers as well as a bunch of original tunes. Fadin' by 9 has been playing its unique, uplifting brand of bluegrass at various PNW venues since 2005.

8:30pm PDT

Na Hilahila Boys
Old Hawaiian Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMF -- Polynesia-Hawaii - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Curated by native Hawaiian Patrick Perkins, Na Hilahila (the shame, shame) Boys has played around Hawaii for a decade. Many of the songs the Boys do were taught to Patrick by his mother, and some are more than 200 years old.

8:35pm PDT

Master Musicians of Bukkake
No Age Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:35pm - 9:10pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
  • URL
  • Biography This is the first sound of NO-AGE. Vibrating stones transmitting the last echos of electrified psychic attacks. Now the NO-AGE has begun a void time..... Master Musicians Of Bukkake’s newest record and part of a Northwest trilogy, Marks an evolution from their first record 'Visible Sign Of the Invisible order' (Abduction records 2005). MMOB has now solidified into a 7 piece cosmic psyche force. Like a reverse dark side of the New Age sound, on the Totem series Master Musicians of Bukkake perform ritualistic electric excursions into the outer and inner reaches. Relying more on the electric power of psyched guitars, analog synth chants, and exotic heavy percussion. Totem one echos with the delusions of a West Coast Death cult. Outer spaced Gamelan, dusty fuzz rock from celestial deserts, meditations of a deranged Krishna gathering, and the Blurry acoustic guitar majesty of The Cascade mountains all reveal themselves here in epic form On Totem One. Every sound and note played put to tape by a group with a singular purging purpose....

9:25pm PDT

Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes
Dark psychedelic jazz rock

Sunday May 27, 2012 9:25pm - 10:00pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre MI -- Misc Instrumentals
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle improv ensemble Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes blend acoustic and electronic instruments with electronic sampling and effects with liberal usage of wit and melodic structure to create music that straddles avant garde, jazz, and rock.
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

1928
Speakeasy Swing

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
  • Biography Marc and Dennis have been playing together sincve the early 90s first with the Spakling Tonics, then as a duo and then with various incarnations of 1928. now we have found the perfect balance with award winning fiddler Lyn Neal and our accomplished vocalist and multi instrumentalist Hiedi Stoermer.

11:00am PDT

Alex Krynytzky
Alex Unplugged: Old Man Music

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • Biography Unplugged from anything he has done in public before. Started with Ukrainian ethnic tunes, church and classical music. The 1960's folk revival enhanced the mix.

11:00am PDT

Jess Lambert
Seattle Singer/Songwriter

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography (I was scheduled to perform last year and had to cancel shortly before the festival due to the diagnosis of a cerebral aneurysm. I have since been treated and hope to experience Folklife 2012!) Music is in her blood. Jess Lambert may not come from a background or family of musicians, but it's in her blood just the same. Growing up in a religious family she was forbidden to listen to secular music through most of her childhood. Feeling a deep love and hunger for music she listened to anything she could get her hands on. As a teenager she longed to make music and tried piano lessons, but it didn't stick. Instead she found an outlet through poetry and wrote constantly. A strong urge to create her own music returned after moving out of her parents’ house and finding inspiration in new found music and artists like Damien Rice and Dave Matthews. She was given a guitar as a birthday gift and started learning to play. As soon as she could play a few chords she started writing songs. Lyrics came easily thanks to years of scribbling down poems in notebooks. After a few years of learning, writing, posting some songs on the internet and a hand-full of open mics, Jess played her first gig at High Dive-Seattle in October of 2009. Since then Jess has opened for indie artists Dawn Mitschele, Jeremy Messersmith and Parker Ainsworth. In November of 2010 she released Only If Love Remains, a five song EP she recorded with a friend. In April of 2011 after months of struggling with horrible headaches and facial pain, Jess was diagnosed with a large cerebral aneurysm. All upcoming shows were canceled, including her spot in the 2011 NW Folklife Festival and Jess decided to take a break from her music for the spring and summer to focus on her health and treatment of the aneurysm. In August she had surgery for the placement of a newly FDA approved stent called the Pipeline Embolization Device. She hopes to return to playing live shows sometime in the Fall of 2011 and plans to begin recording a second EP! Only If Love Remains is available at live shows and by digital download at jesslambert.bandcamp.com

11:00am PDT

The Beautiful Sunsets
Male/Female Folk Harmonies

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography The Beautiful Sunsets are a four piece Seattle based folk rock band that play clever and salient original songs. As the name implies, they focus on making beautiful music, rich with textures and harmonies, but music with substance.

11:00am PDT

The Bow Pullers
Five fabulous young fiddlers!

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
  • Biography The Bow Pullers are a group of fantastic young fiddlers who play everything from traditional old-time to new, genre-pushing fiddle tunes. The future of traditional music looks bright!

11:40am PDT

Dinas o Frain 'The City of Crows'
A Nawr Gyda Thelyn Hefyd

Monday May 28, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography Kevin Gow & Laura Lovell, core members of Dinas o Frain, have played traditional Welsh dance music at FolkLife for the past five years on flute, fiddle & bouzouki. This year's guest artist is Motter Snell, harpist. Although Wales is more known for choral singing, there also is a great tradition of dance music.

11:40am PDT

Stewart Hendrickson
Irish Slow Airs & Songs

Monday May 28, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Stewart plays fiddle and guitar, and sings traditional songs from the British Isles and America. He plays in Irish sessions and performs at open mics and other venues, including Northwest Folklife Festival. He studied voice at Pomona College and the University of Illinois while majoring in Chemistry. He taught Chemistry at St. Olaf College (Minnesota) for 28 years and was research professor at the University of Washington before retiring to become a full-time folk musician. He studied classical violin, but gave it up in high school for guitar and singing. He was active in the Northfield (Minnesota) Arts Guild, singing lead roles in summer musicals and opera workshops. After moving to Washington he picked up the violin again to become a fiddler. With Victory Music he helped set up open mics and an acoustic music venue in north Seattle. He has produced two CDs: “Paddy Graber – The Craic Was Great” (2004), songs by an Irish traditional singer and story teller from Vancouver, B. C.; “Songs of the Pacific Northwest” (2005), original and traditional songs of the Pacific Northwest sung by various regional musicians; and his own CD, "Erin's Green Shore."

11:40am PDT

The Holy Crows
No Jazz, No Joke, Rocking Folk!

Monday May 28, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography We have been playing together for 3 1/2 years. Our specialty is original folk/rock music, such as Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash, and the greats of country and bluegrass music, such as Alison Krauss, Hank Williams and Gillian Welch. Website: holycrows.com To hear our music as well as similar music, tune in to KBCS Bellevue, 91.3 FM, Especially Outskirts, weekday afternoons.

11:40am PDT

The Unpaid Bills
Songs about your money & life

Monday May 28, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography Bill Murlin has performed folk music in the Northwest for 53 years. He is a former folk music DJ with KBOO radio, Portland. Bill Rose is a former member of the Seattle Labor Chorus. Jim Portillo is a member of the Seattle Folklore Society concert committee. The Unpaid Bills met 15 years ago and decided they would sing humorous songs about money, little realizing how contemporary the topic would become.

11:45am PDT

Betty and the Boy
Heirloom Artisans

Monday May 28, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Betty and the Boy originally started as a modest duo with a solid belief in performing original music compositions. Meeting in a small town in Montana and relocating their music to Eugene, Oregon, Bettreena Jaeger and Josh Harvey combine their contrary influences to write and perform their minimalistic melodies on street corners and stages across the Northwest.

11:45am PDT

Mlodzi Poland (Young Polanie)
Young Polanie

Monday May 28, 2012 11:45am - 12:15pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

12:20pm PDT

Ben Fisher
Busker, Bellower, Songwriter

Monday May 28, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
  • URL
  • Biography Ben Fisher was born clutching a copy of Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited on cassette. Through his middle and high school years, he was ridiculed for listening to John Prine and Joan Baez instead of Nelly and Lil’ Jon. After being hit in the face with a baseball, and consistently being picked last for recess football games, he stopped playing sports and decided that a less aerobic past time was better for him, so he picked up the guitar. On any given day, you may be able to find him busking for loose change in front of the UW bookstore or at the Ballard Farmer’s Market. Chances are, you’ll mistake him for a homeless person.

12:20pm PDT

Dale Russ and Friends
Outstanding Teens Play Fiddle

Monday May 28, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
  • Biography These are 4 students of Dale's who have been studying fiddle for several years. This is a perfect opportunity for these four to meet and play together, and to perform in a venue where they can be heard by their friends and relatives as well as the general public. Dale will host.

12:20pm PDT

Deer In The Headlights
Bluegrass Band

Monday May 28, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • Biography In 2005 after meeting at a local home jam, a friendship began. DITH has evolved into a group of friends that love to play music and bring the joy of their music to anyone who will listen. Their music is a mix of traditional bluegrass with a bit of country and folk tossed in. Playing some standards along with originals the band has a sound all their own. The harmonies and instrumentals are a pleasing blend.

12:20pm PDT

Klapa DooWopella
Male Harmony from Croatia & US

Monday May 28, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Songs of the sea, love and wine. Mournful songs of lost fish, lost love and spilled wine. Also songs of joy! All done acappella, in traditional style.

12:30pm PDT

Vivat Musica
Choir sings Polish Folksongs

Monday May 28, 2012 12:30pm - 1:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
  • Biography We sing folksonfs and national songs from Poland in Polish. These are songs that have been sung for generations in Poland. They are sung whenever Polish people get together. These songs were collected by artists from the villages themselves and performed by national folk groups. Our choir heard them growing up and now would like to share them with others. This keeps the traditions alive in our families and communities. The Poles have a saying, "I've travelled all over the world, but haven't found any music that could match what we have in Poland."

1:00pm PDT

Pickled Okra
Un-traditional Bluegrass

Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
  • URL
  • Biography This group of string players breathes life into a classic genre with fresh ideas and pure family charm. Conceived in 2006 by husband and wife, Todd and Paisley Gray, what started out as a living room pass time quickly took to the streets to become a band.

1:15pm PDT

Seattle Cello Experiment
An experiment in Cello

Monday May 28, 2012 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMH -- Western Europe - MUSIC
  • Biography My name is Peter Williams and am a Seattle native, a local cello performer and the Cello Director at the Suzuki Institute of Seattle. I am a member of the Tacoma Symphony, principal cellist of the Northwest Symphony, and have played and performed with the Bellevue Philharmonic, the Tacoma Opera, the Seattle Choral Company and the Seattle Modern Orchestra amongst many others. Additionally, I have performed with Natalie Cole, Chicago, Alice in Chains, Kenny Rogers, Heart, and have toured wth the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. I founded the Seattle Cello Experiment two years ago which is a cello choir composed of my advanced students. We have given many performances in the area - most recently a Christmas concert at Northgate Mall. Stylistically, we cover many musical genres including classical, heavy metal, pop, fiddling, jazz and perform video game and movie favorites.

1:40pm PDT

Radio Cavalier
Working-class Timber Folk

Monday May 28, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

2:00pm PDT

Stellarondo
Astral Art Folk from Montana

Monday May 28, 2012 2:00pm - 2:35pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography Stellarondo emerged in Missoula, Montana during winter 2010 when Caroline Keys-- a regular in the NW old time stringband community-- responded to a challenge by writing and recording an album of original music during the month of February. Keys' project quickly evolved to include a full band of stalwarts from diverse corners of Missoula's music scene. Stellarondo's lush, dreamy alt-folk debut was recorded by Adam Selzer at Type Foundry and Scenic Burrows in Portland, OR in September 2010. Since the band's debut CD release tour in February Stellarondo has served as Artists-in-Residence at a rural school in central Montana, scored a locally-written short play, worked with Missoula Writing Collaborative to set poems of 4th & 5th graders to music. Stellarondo is currently collaborating with writer Rick Bass "scoring" pieces of his short fiction.

2:15pm PDT

La Banda Gozona
Oaxacan Brass and Wind

Monday May 28, 2012 2:15pm - 2:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography With the help of musicians and arrangers in Oaxaca, we have been playing the fiesta music of Oaxaca in the SEattle Area since 2003

2:45pm PDT

Corespondents
Ghost-Western/Other-worldly

Monday May 28, 2012 2:45pm - 3:20pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFP -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Punk
  • URL
  • Biography Corespondents began in 2003 with Olie Eshleman and Doug Arney playing guitars in the living room. In late 2008, Kieran Harrison-Buhlinger started playing percussion, among other things and joined them. Corespondents' guitar-based musical stylings incorporate non-western instrumentaion such as the Vietnamese dan-bao and the Greek bouzouki, while still appealing to metal heads, noisers, guitar-wankers, audiophiles, tech-heads, swingers and the blues. Corespondents has also been featured in Lynn Shelton's indie film, "We Go Way Back" as well as in MTV.com's web series, "$5 Cover: Seattle" “Olie Eshleman, Doug Arney, and Kieran Harrison-Buhlinger are acutely sensitive players with fantastic chops, and their music efficiently transports you to a more antique-y place and time without sounding overly reverent or staid. Corespondents have that old-soul spirit in spades, but without the kitsch, thankfully.” -Dave Segal, The Stranger "Experimental, without a genre music on the musical mystery tramp side, Corespondents organically chop up Italian cowboy soundtrack guitar playing, circus rhythms, and woozy ragtime to make perfect night music for absinthe-sipping poets and whiskey-slurping marginals." -Chris Estey, KEXP Blog "Sentimental Cowboy Music For Dreaming Circus Workers Just Before Dawn Out In The Field Next To The Tiger Cages And The Cotton Candy Machine." -Jeffrey Taylor, Climax Golden Twins AFCGT And Wall Of Sound Records "Three superb musicians who span the musical map- from western swing to Bollywood steel and a good many things in between. They have a magical quality of appealing to just about everybody without fitting nicely into a style, often being pretty weird, and not having a singer. This album is the perfect album for a good many situations- dinner parties, acid trips, movie sequences, road trips, and the like." -Ms Valerie Park Distro "Sexy and confusing" -DJ Dropacat

2:50pm PDT

The Ames
We're Rhythm-Folk!

Monday May 28, 2012 2:50pm - 3:10pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography We're a Bellingham, Wa. trio that combines Banjo, Bass, Keys, Guitar, and Drums into a collection of all orignal songs. When asked, the best description of our sound can be described as "Rhythm-Folk". Since forming over the summer of 2011, we've played all over Bellingham and in the Seattle area too.

3:15pm PDT

Ben Fuller
Northwest Folk Artist

Monday May 28, 2012 3:15pm - 3:45pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Ben Fuller is the lead singer for the band China Davis. He is very active in the Northwest music community as a leader of Music Giving Back, an organization that organizes fundraising efforts through music in the Puget Sound. He also organizes the 253Heart Music Festival in Tacoma, WA each year.

3:25pm PDT

Camp Wisdom
Cats! Everywhere!

Monday May 28, 2012 3:25pm - 4:05pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMFR -- Contemporary Folk Music - Folk Rock
  • URL
  • Biography Camp Wisdom is a 7 person folk collective who specialize in fire building and canoe racing. they also like having fun while being respectful! "bare knuckle folk. Seriously, these guys could beat up 4 young bob dylans"

3:35pm PDT

Shana Cleveland and the Sandcastles
Quiet Time Soul

Monday May 28, 2012 3:35pm - 4:10pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFM -- Contemporary Folk Music
  • URL
  • Biography Shana Cleveland is a songwriter and artist who plays most often with the Curious Mystery. This band is a mellower side, playing songs for a windy morning or at night with no lights on or on a slow day at the beach.

3:45pm PDT

David Maloney
2011 Grammy Nominee

Monday May 28, 2012 3:45pm - 4:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

3:55pm PDT

Larry 'n' Lynette
Sad & Sweet Harmonies

Monday May 28, 2012 3:55pm - 4:25pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • Biography Larry, as his alias E.G. Plant, an original member of the Emerald City Jug Band, (electric jug) and Lynette, a “foundational” member of the Underwires, Musical “Support” for a New Millennium, have forged their own musical identity from these and other usual (some unusual) influences to create an air of love, interplay and harmony in the musical stories they tell. Incidentally, Larry is the current President of Victory Music, and Lynette is the editor of the Victory Review.

4:15pm PDT

Impossible Bird
A duo that will shake your bones. Hello.

Monday May 28, 2012 4:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Former members of The Senate, songwriter Nick Drummond and violinist Tyler Carson have re-grouped and are wowing audiences across the Northwest, through Canada, and around the world. Their unique sound and infectious onstage chemistry is not to be missed.

4:20pm PDT

Zebra Mirrors
Contermporary Folk from Bremerton

Monday May 28, 2012 4:20pm - 4:55pm PDT
Vera Project/Gallery 47.62309, -122.35359
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

4:25pm PDT

Pufferfish
Welcome to Math Country

Monday May 28, 2012 4:25pm - 5:00pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Pufferfish released their debut album 'Hello Zero' in 2006. It caught the attention of DJs at KEXP, and after some solid airplay was voted in the top 100 albums of 2006 by KEXP listeners. Their second album, Swell, was released in 2009, and they're currently at work on their third. Pufferfish's sound has been described as eclectic country or freak folk, and their music is curious and playful, turning a tiny toy piano into a clanking train, or a distorted thumping bass drum into a distant heartbeat.

4:30pm PDT

NJUZU MBIRA
Sweet Roots Music of Zimbabwe

Monday May 28, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Folklife Cafe 47.62383, -122.35084
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • Biography Njuzu Mbira was foremd in 1998 by Nathan Beck and Marian Grebanier and later joined by Mark Burdon on hosho. Subsequently, singers Melanie Lyon and Karin Tauscher joined the group. Njuzu Mbira has performed at Zimfest; in cafes, libraries, schools, hospitals, farmers markets, and street festivals. Website:

4:30pm PDT

Inochi Taiko
Japanese Drumming

Monday May 28, 2012 4:30pm - 5:05pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMA -- Asia - MUSIC
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  • Biography Inochi Taiko was formed in the fall of 2003. The name Inochi, meaning “life force”, had a personal meaning to the founding members of the group since Taiko had been an integral part of each one of their lives starting at a young age. While growing up, taiko had been the life force or “spirit” which helped to develop leadership skills, artistic expression and other personal aspects of their lives. Even new members can appreciate these intangibles and they have also been able to grow in their everyday lives. Inochi Taiko is lead by Garrett and Tyrone Nakawatase who both have over 20 years of experience playing and performing taiko. Although they lead the group, all of the members push each other creatively to form a uniquely distinct sound and to play at a high caliber to entertain audiences.

4:35pm PDT

KlezterBalm
An episode in story of klezmer

Monday May 28, 2012 4:35pm - 5:05pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMO -- Jewish-Israel - MUSIC
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  • Biography Playing klezmer for 3 or 4 years as a grooup, the musicians total hundreds of years of experience

5:00pm PDT

Magical Strings
Celtic Harp & Hammered Dulcimer

Monday May 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • Biography Philip and Pam of Magical Stgins have been performing, touring, teaching and building harps since 1978. Their musical family of 7 expands during the Yuletide season to a full gala of musicians and dancers. They have recorded 18 albums, appeared on A Prairie Home Companion; toured with Dan Fogelberg; toured Japan and Ireland. Website: www.magicalstrings.com

5:00pm PDT

Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble
Mbira Music from Zimbabwe

Monday May 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:35pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EMD -- Africa - MUSIC
  • Biography Members of Mahonyera Mbira Ensemble have all been studying Shona mbira music for at least 15 years and as much as 40 years!

5:00pm PDT

DJ Court
reggae roots

Monday May 28, 2012 5:00pm - 5:45pm PDT
Mural Amphitheatre 47.62057, -122.35049

5:10pm PDT

Charlie Beck
Charlie Beck

Monday May 28, 2012 5:10pm - 5:40pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Charlie began playing folk, jazz, blues, bluegrass and honky-tonk in Bloomington, Indiana and took great interest in songwriting and compositon. Rambled out to the Northwest and found an affinity for the old-time music of southern appalachia and the Missouri valley, and he sought to add some of those traditional sounds to his original music.

5:15pm PDT

Bucharest Drinking Team
An Eastern Bloc Party!

Monday May 28, 2012 5:15pm - 5:45pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
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  • Biography Bucharest Drinking Team is a northwest conglomerate of modern Balkan musicians who have been loosely working together since 2009. They bring the party from the Eastern Bloc right to your door, complete with food, drink, dancing and music all night.
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5:20pm PDT

The New Iberians Zydeco Blues Band
Stumptown Zydeco

Monday May 28, 2012 5:20pm - 5:55pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CAJ -- Cajun-Zydeco
  • URL
  • Biography For over 15 years performing up down and around the West Coast, despite popular demand.

5:40pm PDT

Phinney Ridge Rumrunners
From Highlands to High Seas

Monday May 28, 2012 5:40pm - 6:10pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Biography Steve Lalor has been in the forefront of Northwest Folk since the Seattle Center Hootenanny Days and seminal folk rock group The Daily Flash. Trapper Graves-Lalor has sung with some of the best Northwest groups, including St. Elmo's Choir and Broadside. Together, they weave a great musical tapestry.

5:45pm PDT

Tom Colwell & The Southbound Odyssey
Songs for the Journey ...

Monday May 28, 2012 5:45pm - 6:20pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
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  • Biography Tom first picked up a guitar in 1957, playing the music of Burl Ives, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, The Kingston Trio, Peter, Paul and Mary and the Limelighters. He’s been playing ever since: solo, duos/trios, and large bands. From small gatherings, to concerts, to hosting shared mic nights, his playing has included years of small song-circles, musical leadership at retreats of 10 to 600, and venues from coffee houses in D.C. to Denver; in Seattle from Clinkerdagger, Bickerstaff & Pett’s to The Grovsnor House; from Horatio’s and the Red Baron to being the opener of Shucker’s Bar & Grill during the Grand Re-opening of the Olympic Four Seasons; to the Northwest Folklife Festival. His musical odyssey has led him through road houses, taverns, bars, clubs, stages and halls all over Puget Sound; on to Spokane, The Ram in Sun Valley, and to Chicago’s Dirty Dan’s Saloon (performing with Steve Goodman); from The 21 Club and J.P.’s in New York City; to Montego Bay, Jamaica, to the Castle Harbour Club in Bermuda. He has sung before a wide variety of audiences including then First-Lady Ladybird Johnson and two Presidents: Richard Nixon and George W. Bush. Tom's was the anchor band celebrating Pete Seeger's 90th Birthday party here in Seattle at the Historic Admiral Theater, donating all proceeds to Northwest Folklife. With the Southbound Odyssey – including musicians he has performed with for more than 30 years – Tom has remerged, still a powerful and masterful performer, anchored in the folk tradition, composing and still singing, leading and sharing the songs of life.

5:50pm PDT

Eric Apoe and They
American and Indie Roots Music

Monday May 28, 2012 5:50pm - 6:20pm PDT
Alki Court Stage 47.62286, -122.35328
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
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  • Biography Eric Apoe · vocals and guitar The experience of Eric Apoe is a walk through a cinematic time capsule, his lyrical masterworks chill the soul and enlighten the mind. Comparisons to Tennessee Williams, Johnny Mercer, Mark Twain, Hank Williams, Dickens or Dylan are as appropriate as Billie Holiday, Eric Burden or Bob Marley. A Seattle born songwriter, composer and musician, with a genre blending musical aptitude that spans Jazz, Symphonic, Rock and Folk. Apoe spent a number of years touring with Cajun Fiddler, Doug Kershaw, developing a lifelong passion for American Roots music. As a staff writer for Chappell Music, Apoe co-wrote and worked alongside Tim Harden (If I was a Carpenter, Reason to Believe, Misty Roses), and Ron Davies, (It Ain't Easy, recorded by David Bowie). He also gained support and encouragement from two music industry legends, Tom Dowd and John Hammond Sr. To date Apoe has released 5 CD’s with his band ‘Eric Apoe and They’ and is working his 6th album, along with producing a Pacific North West tribute to Ron Davies, due out in the spring of 2011. Currently, Apoe is writing with Saar Liven, an Israeli singer/songwriter and producing a CD for Tommy Dean, a young Seattle songwriter who is wise beyond his years. Eric Apoe’s years of dedication and craftsmanship are clearly hewn into his pieces, with an ever adapting style and constant refinement that speaks to the heart of a true musician and rings in the soul of the listener. With poetic force and humorous paradox, Apoe is a Leonard Cohen for the Age of Unreality. Eric Apoe regularly performs in the Seattle area.

6:00pm PDT

Gabriel Mintz
Gabriel Mintz

Monday May 28, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

6:10pm PDT

Creeping Time
Acoustic Grassrock

Monday May 28, 2012 6:10pm - 6:45pm PDT
Fountain Lawn Stage 47.62314, -122.35246
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Creeping Time has been serving up high energy, original acoustic grassrock and alt. country americana in the northwest and beyond for 13 years. Collectively and individually they have also served both on stage and in the studio as the rhythm section for many Seattle artists. They are currently putting the finishing touches on their fifth release, The Smolder Sessions.

6:25pm PDT

The Jocelyn Pettit Band
Blazing New-Trad Celtic Fiddle

Monday May 28, 2012 6:25pm - 7:00pm PDT
Northwest Court Stage 47.62285, -122.35476
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
  • URL
  • Biography JOCELYN PETTIT is an exceptional young fiddle player, stepdancer, singer, guitar player, and composer, from the West Coast of Canada. With her 4-musician band, she performs NEW-TRAD Celtic music - from high-energy dance tunes to lyrical airs. This uplifting music is based on Canadian Maritime, French-Canadian, Scottish and Irish traditions, and original influences inspired from living in the British Columbia Coastal Mountains. A highly successful debut CD was released in 2010, and received honourable recognition nationally and internationally. In the words of Europe's Folkworld Magazine, Jocelyn is "a top-notch musician, and major emerging talent". With grace and passion, her dynamic, feel-good performances have ignited stages and delighted audiences across Canada, the USA, Scotland, and Malaysia.

6:30pm PDT

Back Spin
Country Bluegrass

Monday May 28, 2012 6:30pm - 7:05pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • URL
  • Biography Warren Murfitt singer song writer, luthier Bruce Clausen classical guitarist, mandolinist Chris Murphy multi instrumentalist Kate Main singer songwriter

6:45pm PDT

Let's Get Lost
2nd Greatest Band in the World

Monday May 28, 2012 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMI -- Contemporary Folk Music - Indie
  • URL
  • Biography Seattle indie rock band has been mining dusty record bins for that sweet vintage sound. Playing around town for the last 2 years has helped craft their timeless sound.

7:20pm PDT

Da Oddah Guyz
Aunty's Backyard, Hilo 1948

Monday May 28, 2012 7:20pm - 7:55pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, (if applicable)

7:25pm PDT

Sampada Bhalerao
Sitar by Sampada Bhalerao

Monday May 28, 2012 7:25pm - 8:00pm PDT
Center House Theatre: Sponsored by KUOW 47.62170, -122.35049
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography I learned to play sitar from my mother in Indian Classical Music Tradition. I have also received vocal as well as sitar training from other renowned teachers. I grew up in India and now settled in Seattle for past 15 years.

7:30pm PDT

Midday Veil
Spectral synth rock

Monday May 28, 2012 7:30pm - 8:00pm PDT
Indie Roots at Broad Street: Sponsored by BECU & 103.7 The Mountain 47.61938, -122.34979
  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • URL
  • Biography Known for intense multimedia performances as well as subtle, varied recordings, Seattle's Midday Veil draw from an ever-deepening well of influences including improvisation, psych, folk, krautrock, drone, blues, noise, new age, metal, and a broad range of non-western and traditional music. The band began in 2008 as the duo of David Golightly (synths) and Emily Pothast (vocals + guitar) and quickly expanded to include Timm Mason on lead baritone guitar and Chris Pollina on drums. In 2011 the band added Jayson Kochan on bass guitar and and Sam Yoder on percussion.
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