The 2013 edition of the Brooklyn Folk Festival starts a little earlier and in a new location this year, happening from April 19 - 21 at The Bell House and features, "the best in old-time string-band music, folk, blues, song writers, bluegrass, traditional Mexican, Irish and Balkan music, songwriters and much more!" The line-up for the 5th annual fest includes The Cactus Blossoms, Peter Stampfel and the Ether Frolic Mob, Jeffrey Lewis and many more. Tickets for individual shows and festival passes are on sale now, and the full day-by-day line-up is listed below.
The 2013 Brooklyn Folk Fest line-up:
FRIDAY APRIL 19
7pm Jackson Lynch - Blues guitar, old time fiddle and banjo.
7:45pm Joey Arbata - Uilleann piper - Irish bagpipes.
8:30pm Kristin Andreassen & Friends - Old time and original songs.
9:15pm Cherven Traktor - Bulgarian stringband music.
10pm The Cactus Blossoms - Old school original Country music, all the way from Minnesota! Not to be missed.
10:45pm Alex Battles and the Whisky Rebellion - Brooklyn Country at its finest.
11:30pm The Brain Cloud - Western Swing and early popular styles, traditionals and originals.
SATURDAY APRIL 20
1:30pm Heather Wood with Ken Schatz and Frank Woerner- Ballads, Sea Shanties and English Folk Songs.
2:15pm Stephanie Coleman & Cleek Schrey - Old time fiddle duet.
3pm Eva Salina- Balkan Country music on voice and accordion.
3:45pm Melody Walker and Jacob Groopman - Folk duet, all the way from California!
4:30pm Great Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Band - Excellent Bluegrass from the great state of Tennessee!
5:15pm Hunter Holmes - Blues and old time, direct from South Carolina! Not to be missed.
6pm Mamie Minch and Tamar Korn - Blues and old time duet.
6:45pm The Canebrake Rattlers - Old time string band making rare appearance.
7:30pm Peter Stampfel and the Ether Frolic Mob - Natural music.
8:30pm The Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen - Old time string band.
9:15pm Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens - Gospel.
10pm Radio Jarocho - Son Jarocho from Veracruz, MX
10:45pm Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess - Hot Jazz
SUNDAY April 21
2pm: The Whistling Wolves - Folk, old time, jug band and novelty songs!
2:45pm Andy Statman - Amazing Bluegrass and Klezmer music! 2012 NEA National Heritage Award winner.
3:30pm Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues - Jug band music, traditional, original.
4:15pm Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton - Blues guitar, stride piano, old time banjo and fiddle.
5pm The Whiskey Spitters - Blues, jug band, old time and novelty songs.
5:45pm Elijah Wald - Folk singer, all the way from Boston. Not to be missed!
6:30pm Feral Foster - Original songs and occasional blues with harmonica.
7:15pm SQUARE DANCE called by Dave Harvey of NYC Barndance!
8pm Tim Eriksen - old time songs and ballads with banjo, fiddle and guitar. Shapenote singing. Featured in the film, "Cold Mountain."
9pm Jeffrey Lewis - Original songs, sometimes with visuals!
9:45pm Four o'Clock Flowers - Blues and old time duet.
10:30pm Ian Link - Original songs.