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The 6th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival happens April 18 - 20 at The Bell House with a full slate of daytime and evening shows. This year's line-up includes East River String Band with R. Crumb, Eva Salina, former Carolina Chocolate Drops songster Dom Flemons, Feral Foster, The Drunken Catfish Ramblers, Stone Mountain Wobblers, Dubl Handi, a Pete Seeger tribute and lots more. There are also workshops and screenings which are included with admission.
Tickets are on sale now and full schedule/line-up is below....
6th Annual Brooklyn Folk Festival schedule
Friday April 18th:
8:00PM Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues - Jug Band Music
8:45PM Feral Foster - Songwriter and Blues singer
10:15PM Eva Salina - Balkan music
11:00PM Dom Flemons (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) - Blues, Old time, Songster
11:45PM Jan Bell and the Maybelles - Folk, Americana, Country
Saturday April 19th:
1:30PM Peter K. Siegel and Eli Smith - Songs of the American Labor Movement
2:15PM Piedmont Bluz - Country Blues
3:00PM Pat Conte - Blues guitar
3:45PM Wyndham Baird - Folk and Popular music with guitar, harmonica and piano
4:30PM Blueridge Entertainers - Old Time Stringband duet from North Carolina
5:15PM Willy Gantrim - Original songs and Blues
6PM The Tillers - Old Time String Band and Folk Music from Southern Ohio
6:45PM East River String Band with R. Crumb - Country Blues, Ragtime and Old Time music
7:30PM Tahuantinsuyo - Music from the Andes, styles represent the peoples of the ancient Incan empire
8:45PM Gamelan Kusuma Laras - Gamelan gong and string orchestra from Java, Indonesia
9:45PM The Down Hill Strugglers with John Cohen - Old Time String Band
10:30PM Frank Fairfield - Old Time Music on the fiddle, banjo and guitar
11:15PM Drunken Catfish Ramblers - Blues, Ragtime, Old Time direct from New Orleans, LA
Sunday April 20th:
1:15PM Kerri Lowe - Original songs
2:00PM The SpYder Stompers - Blues, Old Time and Folk from Ohio!
2:45PM Hubby Jenkins (of the Carolina Chocolate Drops) - Old time and Blues and banjo and guitar
3:30PM Nathan M. Godfrey - Old time and Blues and banjo and guitar direct from Calgary, Alberta, Canada!
4:15PM Stone Mountain Wobblers - Old-Time String Band, from Georgia!
5:00PM Elizabeth LaPrelle and Anna Roberts-Gevalt - Ballads and Old Time Music from Virginia!
5:45PM The Whiskey Spitters - Ragtime, Country Blues and Old Time - the Jalopy House Band!
6:30PM Pete Seeger Tribute and Sing-a-long
7:30PM SQUARE DANCE!
8:15PM Spuyten Duyval - Folk/Americana
9:00PM Jerron "Blindboy" Paxton - Country-Blues guitar, Old Time banjo & fiddle and stride piano!
9:45PM Dubl Handi - Old Time and Folk music
Workshops and Film Screenings:
1:00PM Old Time Jam Session with Hilary Hawke
3:00PM Old Time Mandolin workshop
4:00PM Blues Guitar Workshop
5:00PM Banjo Workshop with John Cohen
1:00PM Banjo Toss - The famous banjo throwing competition. Win a free banjo!
2:00PM Georgia Style Fiddle Workshop
3:00PM Film: Musuo Song Journey - Documentary about unaccompanied singing among a non-hierarchical tribe in mountainous South Western China.
4:00PM Films by Alan Lomax Films hosted by Nathan Salsburg, curator of the Lomax Archive
6:00PM Film: "Musical Holdouts" - a film by John Cohen, followed by Q&A with the filmmaker