Falcon Ridge Folk Festival 2013 - Featured Performers

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Falcon Ridge Folk Festival (FRFF) is a three-day community folk music and dance festival at the foot of the Berkshire Mountains in east-central New York State. 2013 will be the 25th anniversary of the fest.

The festival takes place Aug 2-4, 2013 on the Dodds Farm in Hillsdale, New York near the MA/CT/NY border. The festival has 4 stages: Main Stage, Dance Stage, Family Stage and Workshop Stage. Dance Stage artists are usually booked first, Main Stage next and the Family Stage last. The Workshop Stage features different combinations of performers booked on one or more of the other 3 stages sharing sets on a variety of topics. Some performers are booked specifically for one stage but most appear on more than one.

Past performers at FRFF include: GRAMMY winners Shawn Colvin, Janis Ian, Alison Krauss, Mary Chapin Carpenter, CJ Chenier and Kathy Mattea plus Arlo Guthrie, Ani DiFranco, Greg Brown, Crooked Still, Dar Williams, John Gorka, Richard Shindell, The Nields, Moxy Früvous, The Flirtations, George Marshall with Wild Asparagus, Odetta, Chris Smither, Cheryl Wheeler, Tom Paxton, Richard Thompson, Roger McGuinn, The Horseflies, Martin Sexton, The Kennedys, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Andes Manta, Hoopoe the Clowne, The Clayfoot Strutters, Dan Bern, disappear fear, Jubal's Kin, Vance Gilbert, Ferron, Ellis Paul, Susan Werner, Solas, Grand Slambovians, Railroad Earth, The Storycrafters, Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer, Eddie From Ohio and many others.

How Do They Decide Who To Book? The Artistic Director makes all programming decisions but before decisions are made, their audience surveys are carefully tabulated. A great deal is decided by the audience including specific artists and types of music considered.

The promoter requests this opportunity be reserved for established artists. There is an additional opportunity available to emerging artists for one of 24 spots in the Emerging Artist Showcase held on the first day of the fest. Emerging submissions will open in February.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be just 1-2 NEW TO FALCON RIDGE feature artists booked in 2013 since it is the 25th anniversary & will feature past faves almost exclusively. This does not apply to the EMERGING showcase.