||Saturday, June 12th
||Sunday, June 13th
||Lighthouse String Band
Four friends sharing their love of Irish, Scottish, and Old-time
The DulciMates are DJ Hamouris and Buffalo (aka: John Brownson).
You will hear swirling old-time harmonizing and expertly played
Riz is a talented one-man-band who hails from LA. Part one of
a four part jug band block.
This is what I know: this youngster hails from Honolulu, and possesses
a distinctive voice and an interesting, articulate musical vision.
Mugg is known best as a wash tub bass player.
But he is a highly skilled street corner troubadour who knows
a million songs. Part
two of our jug band thingy.
Jo's many years on the California songwriting circuit show. Her
original songs have an easy, self-assured quality and show a decided
60s pop influence.
Don't be dismayed by Dennis' lack of web presence. Trust me that
you're in for some fine singing and guitar playing on some great
jug/swing era songs and a few originals to tickle your fancy.
Our third jug head.
|Ben de la Cour
Literary, moody and hauntingly melodic in an early Leonard Cohen
kind of way.
||Quake City Jug Band
Happy, rollicking, crowd-pleasers with a gaggle of songs that'll
have you wondering where the heck they get all those amazing numbers.
The final act of our jug band mini-fest.
How do you sum up a guy who sings complex, emotionally available
tunes in a one liner blurb? His songs have a directness and a
Three very talented singer songwriters who have found a real musical
affinity with each other. Contemporary folk originals in the James
Taylor/John Denver vein.
|Special Harp Workshop and Showcase
We’ll look at and listen to several
different diatonic (do-re-mi) harps. Jacqueline Lynaugh, aka The
Blue Fairy, is a storyteller whose wire-strung clarsach
replicates the harp played by the Irish and Scottish harpers of the old Gaelic
order. Kay Nienhuis plays a Paraguayan harp, a descendant of harps brought by
the conquistadores to the new world. Workshop facilitator, Patrice Haan, plays
a levered harp that might be described as Neo-Celtic with gothic influences.
Come hear music old and new played upon the most lovely of instruments!
||Laura & Darin
An award-winning brother and sister duo of string virtuosos from
Potter Valley who specialize in Celtic, old-time, and classical
||Mission Three-Tribute to the BAND
Mike Wolf, Chris Reiter, and Jimmy Sweetwater play accurate and
moving covers of some of the best BAND songs and throw in a few
of their own for good measure.
He's not what you call flashy and in your face. But his unassuming,
honest delivery will win you over the way he won over Tom Waits,
Laurie Lewis, and our discerning pal, Chuck Poling.
Take dazzling guitar aptitude informed by Blind Blake and the
Piedmont School, and fuse it with a contemplative and deeply felt
indy sensibility, and you get some idea of what this young man's
original tunes are all about.
Traditional Scottish and Irish songs, well-played and well-sung.
Sun-soaked hills off the Northern California coast, while dark
storm clouds loom in the distance. That gives a taste of the muse
inhabiting her thoughtful original songs.
Lively rhythmic Americana originals from gifted Austin songwriter.
Award winning singer-songwriter out of Lafayette, California.
Her delivery is disarmingly direct and emotional. Traditional
Korean folk melodies mingle with contemporary acoustic sounds.
I noticed she's a few thousand more fans on her myspace than she
had when she first played the SF FFFest lo those many years ago.