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Friday, May 25
 

11:00am PDT

Conjugal Visitors
FRAYED EDGES OF FOLK MUSIC

Friday May 25, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
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  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre JUG -- Jugband
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  • 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.

11:40am PDT

Aarf!
Harmonies by the Pound

Friday May 25, 2012 11:40am - 12:10pm PDT
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12:20pm PDT

Kingnik
Ukelele Dixieland Jugband Fun

Friday May 25, 2012 12:20pm - 12:50pm PDT
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  • Genre JUG -- Jugband
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  • 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.

1:00pm PDT

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

Friday May 25, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
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  • 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.

1:40pm PDT

Olo Kani
Vibrant Sounds of the Ukulele

Friday May 25, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
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  • 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.

2:20pm PDT

Jori Chisholm
Great Highland Bagpipe Music!

Friday May 25, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Hop Skip and Jump
All Original Music

Friday May 25, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
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  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

3:40pm PDT

Mouce Manouche
Hard Swinging Old-time Jazz

Friday May 25, 2012 3:40pm - 4:10pm PDT
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  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • 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.

4:20pm PDT

The Priest and the Publicans
Gospel Bluegrass out of the box

Friday May 25, 2012 4:20pm - 4:55pm PDT
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  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
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  • Biography The core members have been performing together since the early 90's. We have played on stage at Folklife for over 12 years.

6:00pm PDT

The Warren G. Hardings
Bad President. Fun Band.

Friday May 25, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
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  Music Performance, Northwest Stringband Throwdown
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
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  • Biography "While Harding epitomized the vigor of the corn-fed farm boy, he was, in reality, a violator of reasonably healthy behavior. His only exercise consisted of desultory rounds of golf, fairly frequent love trysts, and at least twice-weekly marathon poker games. These card games were drenched in highballs, suffused with cigar smoke, and punctuated with copious expectorations of tobacco juice into strategically placed spittoons. While Harding and his cronies played cards and munched on roast beef sandwiches, the Duchess kept the whiskey flowing. These games often ran past one in the morning."

6:45pm PDT

Nettle Honey
Old Time Influenced Hot Tunes!

Friday May 25, 2012 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
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  Music Performance, Northwest Stringband Throwdown
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Playing high-energy acoustic music deeply rooted in Appalachian old time, Nettle Honey is at home playing tight sets of crafted original music as well as marathon busking sessions and late night square dances.

7:30pm PDT

Water Tower
Psychedelic Folk Ripping

Friday May 25, 2012 7:30pm - 8:10pm PDT
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  Music Performance, Northwest Stringband Throwdown
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography After 5 years on the road, 4 albums under their belt and multiple international tours, Water Tower has been brewing up a storm in the folk music world. The boys have collaborated live with members of bands like Frank Turner, Kitty Daisy and Lewis, the Red Stick Ramblers, and the Foghorn Stringband and shared the stage with acts like Old Crow Medicine Show, Mumford and Sons, Wilco, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three, and Woody Pines. They have toured extensively in both the USA and abroad, and performed live on the BBC, NPR, and RTE. Their all original sound is infectious and has spread far and wide to audiences of all ages and walks of life. Based in Portland, Oregon these young gents got their start busking on street corners playing traditional old time and bluegrass, eventually honing their sound as a solid dance band playing square dances and bluegrass festivals up and down the west coast

8:25pm PDT

Polecat
Stomp Bluegrass Celtic Dance

Friday May 25, 2012 8:25pm - 9:00pm PDT
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  Music Performance, Northwest Stringband Throwdown
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Formed in Bellingham, Washington in March 2010, Polecat has quickly established itself in the Northwest, with two records and over 100 shows in one year. Their unique instrumentation is comprised of Karl Olson (drums), Jeremy Elliott (electric guitar and vocals), Aaron Guest (vocals and 12 string guitar), Cayley Schmid (fiddle), and Richard Reeves (upright bass). This enables them to seamlessly blend genres including bluegrass, country, celtic, rock, and world music into their sound. There is a sense of mass appeal attached to Polecat for their unique take on roots music, as well as an acknowledged respect for their honest approach to where the music comes from. Aside from their self-titled E.P. and full length album 'Fire on the Hill', one of the best aspects of Polecat is their live show. Their music celebrates life, love, and good times, and it reflects on the faces of the players and their audience. Polecat has shared the stage with several nationally acclaimed acts, including The Infamous Stringdusters, The Hackensaw Boys, Trampled by Turtles, and The Moondoggies. More information including audio, video, schedule, and more can be found at www.polecatmusic.com
 
Saturday, May 26
 

11:00am PDT

Fiddlie-I-Ay
Family Stringband

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:00am - 11:25am PDT
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  Music Performance, Family Stringband Showcase: Sponsored by Seattle's Child
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Fiddlie-I-Ay is a family band, featuring sisters Ruby and Maggie Neatherlin. Ruby and Maggie have been growing up surrounded by Olympia's do-it-yourself old time music community and have played festivals, square dances, and benefits. Mostly, they aim to make everyone they meet smile and dance with their lively tunes and sweet harmonies.

11:30am PDT

Fiddlin' Frenzy
Old time fiddle dance

Saturday May 26, 2012 11:30am - 11:55am PDT
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  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Fiddlin’ Frenzy is a pair of BC sibling phenoms who have taken the Western competitive Fiddle scene by storm, This fiddling and clogging duet performs Celtic and traditional music at many events across North America including Celticfest Vancouver, Northwest Folklife and the 2010 Olympics. They started to perform at the age of five and have composed since they were 7. They have also won first place in various categories at the BC Provincial and Grand North America fiddle contest, John Arcand Fiddle Fest (biggest one in west Canada), Kiwanis (classical) Music Festival and many other competitions in different provinces. As the Face of Abbotsford, they are proud to represent the arts and culture of the city and have released two CDs.

12:05pm PDT

Blueberry Hill
Miller Family Bluegrass Band

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:05pm - 12:30pm PDT
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  Music Performance, Family Stringband Showcase: Sponsored by Seattle's Child
  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
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  • Biography We are a family band, using all acoustic instruments, with family harmonies. Our music ranges from bluegrass, to folk, to Americana. We play some originals and traditionals, too.

12:40pm PDT

Hot Cider String Band
Fiddling, bluegrass and more!

Saturday May 26, 2012 12:40pm - 1:05pm PDT
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  Music Performance, Family Stringband Showcase: Sponsored by Seattle's Child
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Kelly started backing up Evan on fiddle with guitar for contests and then Elise started playing fiddle too and they played our first dance. Then they met RuthMabel at Fiddle Tunes and the rest is history! This is their 3rd performance at Folklife.

1:15pm PDT

The Onlies
Awesome Next Gen Musicians

Saturday May 26, 2012 1:15pm - 1:45pm PDT
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  • Genre EMB -- British Isles-Ireland - MUSIC
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  • 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.

2:00pm PDT

Coty Hogue
Haunting Folk/Roots Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:00pm - 2:25pm PDT
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  • Genre NT -- New Traditions
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  • Biography Coty Hogue grew up in Montana, but started playing out in Bellingham where she went to Western Washington Univesrity. She plays music based in the roots/folk genre that features guitar, banjo and fiddle and voice. Be prepared for a mix of traditional, contemporary and original tunes included unaccompanied vocals.

2:30pm PDT

Laura Love
A Lady and her Bass

Saturday May 26, 2012 2:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
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  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Long time political activist and musician in Seattle. Now Occupying herself full time with OccupyOakland in California. singer/songwriter/recording artist, Laura Love

3:10pm PDT

Cliff Perry & Laurel Bliss
Old Pals Sing Old-Time Songs

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:10pm - 3:40pm PDT
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  Music Performance, KBCS Showcase
  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
  • Biography No bio attached. Cliff and Laurel are long-tijme Folklife participants. Ask them for bio info.

3:50pm PDT

Nancy K Dillon & Friends
Okie Roots Americana Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 3:50pm - 4:20pm PDT
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  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Nancy K. Dillon wears her Oklahoma roots on her sleeve, and looks to the road for her inspiration. This is music for traveling down Route 66 to the whine of car wheels on blacktop. This is music born from the American West, from the long distances between dusty towns, and from the rough-hewn folks living along the highway. This is true Americana.

4:30pm PDT

Joy Mills Band
Indie Americana and Folk

Saturday May 26, 2012 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
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  Music Performance, KBCS Showcase
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • Biography Established songwriter Joy Mills branches out from her band, The Starlings, to release a new album of solo material exploring the ethos and modern myth. Backed by a full band (electric guitar, pedal steel, bass and drums), she continues on and past Americana to blend her storied songs with compelling and captivating melodies.

6:00pm PDT

Reilly and Maloney
What Can We Say?

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:00pm - 6:30pm PDT
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  Music Performance, (if applicable)

6:45pm PDT

Kef
Balkan Dance Music

Saturday May 26, 2012 6:45pm - 7:15pm PDT
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  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
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  • 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.

7:35pm PDT

Floating Crowbar
Traditional Irish Music and Song

Saturday May 26, 2012 7:35pm - 8:10pm PDT
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  • 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.

8:20pm PDT

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

Saturday May 26, 2012 8:20pm - 8:55pm PDT
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  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • 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.
 
Sunday, May 27
 

11:00am PDT

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

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:00am - 11:35am PDT
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  • Genre JAZZ -- Jazz
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  • 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.

11:45am PDT

Kafana Republik
Lively Music from the Balkans

Sunday May 27, 2012 11:45am - 12:20pm PDT
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  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.

12:30pm PDT

Alder Street All Stars
Boot Stompin Honky Tonkin

Sunday May 27, 2012 12:30pm - 1:05pm PDT
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  Music Performance, (if applicable)
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
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  • 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.

1:15pm PDT

Vivian & Phil Williams
Northwest Tradition Fiddling

Sunday May 27, 2012 1:15pm - 1:50pm PDT
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  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
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  • 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.

2:00pm PDT

Jim Page
Songs Of Engagement

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:00pm - 2:10pm PDT
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  Music Performance, Next 50: KRAB Radio Show, Presented by Jack Straw Productions
  • Genre SS -- Singer-Songwriter
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  • 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.”

2:15pm PDT

Joy Mills Band
Indie Americana and Folk

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:15pm - 2:25pm PDT
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  Music Performance, Next 50: KRAB Radio Show, Presented by Jack Straw Productions
  • Genre CFMA -- Contemporary Folk Music - Americana
  • URL
  • Biography Established songwriter Joy Mills branches out from her band, The Starlings, to release a new album of solo material exploring the ethos and modern myth. Backed by a full band (electric guitar, pedal steel, bass and drums), she continues on and past Americana to blend her storied songs with compelling and captivating melodies.

2:30pm PDT

Ocheami - Featuring Kofi Anang
Traditional Ghanaian Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 2:30pm - 2:55pm PDT
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3:00pm PDT

Urtnasan
Morin khuur(Horse-head fiddle)

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:00pm - 3:25pm PDT
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  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
  • Biography My name is Urtaa Gantulga. I am a member of Mongolian morin khuur ( Horse-head fiddle ) ensemble. I play Morin khuur since 1995. I've been invited to play morin khuur around world. Now, I live in Seattle studying at school and teaching Morin khuur.

3:30pm PDT

Bob Antone
Timber genre northwest music

Sunday May 27, 2012 3:30pm - 3:55pm PDT
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  • Genre TFM -- Traditional Folk Music
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  • Biography Bob Antone, from North Bend, WA plays timber town genre fiddle music, musical saw in his family tradition, shares stories and songs of the northwest, original music written in the shadow of Mt. Si, exploring the folklore of rural east King County and into the Cascades.

4:00pm PDT

Ruze Dalmatinke
Music & Songs of Croatia

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:00pm - 4:25pm PDT
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  • Genre EME -- Central-Eastern Europe & Balkan - MUSIC
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  • Biography Ruže Dalmatinke is a Seattle-based professional ensemble specializing in the music of Croatia and Bosnia, from the stringent open throat style of interior Croatia, to lyrical Dalmatian and Bosnian melodies. The group was founded by two sisters, Binki Franulović Spahi and Alma Franulović Plancich, who immigrated with their family to the United States after World War II from their native island of Korčula, Dalmatia in Croatia. The sisters are backed by expert musicians who are soloists in their own right. Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble was created in 1975 by Anacortes Croatians under the leadership of Maria Franulović Petrish, for cultural preservation and presentation. The sisters, Maria, Alma and Binki realized in this country it does not take long to lose one’s ethnic and cultural identity and that work must be done to preserve and educate. Vela Luka and Ruže Dalmatinke have been featured in two national TV documentaries - Hrvati! (PBS, 1981) and Children of Ellis Island (ABC, 1986)-numerous local radio and television programs, as well as books and audio recordings. In 1986, they represented the State of Washington at the Rededication of the Statue of Liberty in New York and at EXPO '86 in Vancouver, B.C. RD, in 1986, travelled to Mazatlan, Mexico, performing in numerous concerts. In 1988 and 1990, both groups toured Croatia and Bosnia-Hercegovina and in 2000, VL and RD traveled to the homeland once again performing throughout Croatia. They were featured performers at the Washington State Centennial Celebration in 1989; Voices West, Salt Lake City, 1991, 1993, and 1994, and the opening celebration of the Seattle Symphony's Benaroya Hall in 1998. In 1996, the ensemble received the Governor's Heritage Award from the Washington State Art's Commission. Between 1996 and 2000, the ensembles performed in Idaho, Sacramento, San Francisco, and in 1999 were the featured performers at the Redlands Bowl, Redlands, California. The ensembles were featured in the King County Arts Commission Touring Arts Roster for 2002-2003 and 2009-2012. Fall 2002, VL participated in Green Meadows Productions’ Festival of Cultures west coast tour - 48 performances, 7 cities, across 3 states. The 2003 calendar included the opening of McCaw Hall, local theatre and festival performances and a February concert in San Francisco, CA. In 2004, amongst numerous local performances, VL performed at Paramount Theatre, Seattle, as part of the “DANCE this…” and the ensembles together performed for the opening of the McIntyre Hall, Mt. Vernon, WA. The 2005 calendar featured a tour to Oregon and inclusion in the Kirkland Performance Center Season. In 2008 VL performed the 10th Anniversary of DANCE this… at the Paramount Theatre, Seattle. Annual performances continued 2005-2011: Blessing of the Fleet, Gig Harbor; NW Folklife Festival; EHC Cultural Crossroads and EHC Winter Worldfest. VL & RD instructors and members, over the years, have taught at local schools as part of curriculum and as special event speakers/instructors. Ruze Dalmatinke invited to perform at Kennedy Center in 2012!

4:30pm PDT

Alchymeia
Celtic Eastern European Fusion

Sunday May 27, 2012 4:30pm - 4:55pm PDT
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  • Genre FRW -- World-Intl Folk - MUSIC
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  • Biography The practitioners of the ancient art of alchemy often sought to transform or combine a variety of elements. In a similar manner, the members of the ensemble Alchymeia gather folk song ingredients from various cultures and arrange them in new and fascinating ways. The repertoire reflects the varying backgrounds of the ensemble's founding musicians.

5:00pm PDT

Baby Gramps
Rags Jazz Blues Throat Singing

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:00pm - 5:30pm PDT
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5:40pm PDT

Atlas Stringband
High-Powered Old-Time Musie

Sunday May 27, 2012 5:40pm - 6:10pm PDT
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  • Genre OTM -- Old Time Music
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  • Biography Band's been playing dances, shows and parties for over 8 years

7:15pm PDT

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

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:15pm - 7:40pm PDT
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  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
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  • 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.

7:50pm PDT

Fathia at Les Troubadours
French Gypsy Music

Sunday May 27, 2012 7:50pm - 8:20pm PDT
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  • 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.

8:30pm PDT

Fadin' by 9
Bluegrass Covers & Originals

Sunday May 27, 2012 8:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
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  • Genre BG -- Bluegrass
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  • 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.
 
Monday, May 28
 

11:00am PDT

1928
Speakeasy Swing

Monday May 28, 2012 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
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  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.

11:40am 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.

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.

1:00pm PDT

Trio Lucero del Norte
Son Huasteco

Monday May 28, 2012 1:00pm - 1:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Latin Folkloric Show
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Trio Lucero del Norte plays music from the Huasteca region of Mexico. The group was started by Kim Muñoz, Jose Hernandez and Modesto Hernandez two musicians who grew with this music. Jose Hernandez was born into a family of son huasteco musicians. The group continues today with Jose Hernandez and Kim Munoz, accompanied by muscians Tim Weitmeiller and Abel Rocha.

1:40pm PDT

Los Flacos
Latin American Folk Music

Monday May 28, 2012 1:40pm - 2:10pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Latin Folkloric Show

2:20pm PDT

Diego Coy Musica Colombiana
Colombia, Folk, Afro-Colombian

Monday May 28, 2012 2:20pm - 2:50pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Latin Folkloric Show
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Diego Coy is from Santiago de Cali, Colombia. He is the former musical director of “Fundacion Viva La Musica” and “Fundacion Funmusica” in Cali, Colombia where he taught Colombian folk music. He began his musical career in 1986 at the “Instituto Popular de Cultura de Armenia” in Quindio, Colombia. In 1990 he furthered his musical studies at Colombia's Universidad del Valle in Cali. After that, Diego began his years of journey, traveling to Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru to learn the musical traditions and various wind instruments and South American percussion of native Andean cultures. It was during this time that he mastered the quena and the zampoña, and learned to handmake his own instruments. In 1994 he also contributed his craft skills of hand-made quenas and zampoña for a project called “Timpano” sponsored by Colombian government through “Funmusica”. He donated 100 quenas, 100 traverse flutes and 50 zampoñas and taught children in need how to play them. In 1996 he served as the director of “Grupo Juglares”, which was the declared winner at the “Festival José A. Morales El Socorro” in Santander, Colombia. As a prize, the group was invited to perform at the “Fiesta Latina” in South Carolina. In 1997 he played together with his new band members of “Viva la Musica” in Hiroshima, Japan at the famous Flower Festival. He also performed with “Viva la Musica” as member and director at the Festival of Tolerance in Prague, Czech Republic. Diego has since played in Italy, France, and various cities across the US. Since coming to Seattle in 2003, Diego has been performing at the Northwest Folklife Festival, Washington Flute Circle, University of Washington World Series, Seattle Symphony Educational Program, Seattle Rhythm Festival, Seattle Fiestas Patrias, Seattle Sea Fair, and more. Diego has received a recording grant from the King County 4Culture Special Project and “Quinbaya Award” from Centro Cultural Hispano Americano Organization in Washington.

3:00pm PDT

Enrique Wetzel & Laura Oviedo
Wetzel Oviedo Latinamerican

Monday May 28, 2012 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Fisher Green Stage: Sponsored by KBCS 91.3FM 47.62109, -122.35258
  Music Performance, Latin Folkloric Show
  • Genre EMI -- Latin America - MUSIC
  • URL
  • Biography Since 2005, we've been performing traditional folk music from Latin America (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Mexico, and Cuba), which is beautiful 'nostalgia' music for the hispanic community and a wonderful cultural introduction for American audiences.

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)

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
  • URL
  • 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.

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)
  • URL
  • 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.

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

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)
 

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