Pete Seeger Stage
Location: room #117

Despite its modest size, the Pete Seeger Room is an all acoustic venue that features wonderful performers with jumbo-sized talent. This is the place to really HEAR and EXPERIENCE your favorite music acts.


Saturday, June 8th, 2013
12:00pm Samuel Roland
Samuel Roland is a singer/songwriter originally from New York but a Bay Area denizen since 1988, so he considers himself a Californian at heart. Having grown up in a socially and politically active family, he brings a touch of Phil Ochs to his protest songs, while incorporating a wide range of rock and folk-rock styles. Intensely personal and yet accessible to his fans, Roland strives to develop each song as a unique piece.
12:45pm Justin Farren
Singer-songwriter from Sacramento. He's described by the Sacramento Bee as a "storyteller with an impeccable voice, a guitar and a head full of funny, tender and engaging observation".
1:30pm Ragtime Skedaddlers
The Ragtime Skedaddlers are Dennis Pash on banjo-mandolin, Nick Robinson on mandolin, and Dave Krinkel on guitar. They play rags, cakewalks, marches, waltzes, and latin-tinge pieces from vintage mandolin and guitar sheet music arrangements.
2:15pm Hali Hammer Band
The Hali Hammer band plays mostly original music by award-winning singer/songwriter Hali. She is accompanied by Randy Berge on lead guitar and Paul Herzoff on harmonica, both songwriters as well. The music is a variety of styles from sweet ballads to folk-rock numbers.
3:00pm Claussen & Cadora
Multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriters Leslie Claussen and Joe Cadora met as members of the Bay Area rock band, the Mercuries. Since then they have occasionally played as an acoustic duo while Joe pursued Celtic music with Tinker's Damn, and Leslie toured behind a solo album, then took some years off to have her daughter, Helena. Claussen and Cadora are now back with a vengeance, kicking off their new musical partnership at SFFFF. Expect to hear stellar harmonies and dazzling fretwork in an eclectic mix of songs and instrumentals ranging through many genres.
3:50pm Dogwatch Nautical
A very talented group who sing lively songs and tunes of the world's oceans and rivers, and of those who work them. Members include: Gary Keep, Roger Bramble, Claire Norman, Shay Black, Robert Hill, Craig Johnson, and Steve Aultman.
4:35pm Lighthouse String Band
The Lighthouse String Band plays mostly Irish and Scottish traditional music, but also love to play American old time tunes.
5:25pm Mark Lemaire and Twilight
Mark performs with his partner, vocalist Cindy van Empel, as Mark Lemaire and Twilight. The songs Mark and Cindy sing are personal, but everyone can identify with them. They sing of the vicissitudes of love and the strange surprise of middle age creeping up on us.

Sunday, June 9th, 2013
12:00pm Pete Kronowitt
A talented singer/songwriter who composes smooth contemporary folk originals in the James Taylor/Jackson Brown vein.
12:45pm Some Good Music
Susan Giba and Tatiana Tilley are Some Good Music. Two great voices with amazing harmonies, some guitar and a little percussion. They say they purposefully defy genre labeling - so come out to listen and have a good time.
1:30pm Peter Daldry
Peter Daldry is an award-winning singer/songwriter from Clydebank, Scotland and he performs Scottish and Irish music as well as self penned songs. His version of the song " I wish I Was in Glasgow" from my Cd " Under a Leaden Sky" has been nominated for best A Cappella in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards.
2:15pm Misisipi Mike
Mike is famed for being in nearly a dozen bands at any given time. One night he did 4 different gigs in 4 different bands. You've got to be pretty darned good to be in that kind of demand, not too mention swift-footed. He plays impeccable covers, righteous originals, and is one of the driving forces in the Bay Area Americana music scene.
3:00pm Blind Lemon Pledge
A steaming bowl of Delta and Chicago blues, a dash of New Orleans, a taste of country, and a teaspoon of rock, all flavored with a unique songwriting sensibility, create the tasty gumbo that is Blind Lemon Pledge. This San Francisco based quartet, featuring bluesy vocals, guitars, bottleneck slide, fiddle, mandolin and bass, plays a combination of blues classics, re-imagined rock/pop standards and sparkling originals.
3:50pm David Maloney
David Maloney is best known as one half of the duo, Reilly & Maloney. In recent years he's been recording solo, and a recent CD of 15 original songs, One Day More, was nominated for a Grammy.
4:40pm Mountain Dojo
Mountain Dojo is a musical meeting of the minds featuring Toshio Hirano and Dave Berry. Toshio is famed for his spot on renditions of Jimmie Rodgers' songs. Dave Berry adds his Appalachian roots to the classic country standards.
5:25pm Spark and Whisper
Spark and Whisper is an indie-folk band led by singer/songwriters Velvy Appleton (vocals, acoustic/electric/slide guitars) and Anita Sandwina (vocals, guitar, mandolin). "Spark & Whisper is now a serious force in modern folk", Paul Liberatore, Marin IJ