The final performance schedule is available.
2013 Festival Performers
|The Andrew & Noah Band||✓|
|Chester River Runoff||✓|
|CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band||✓||✓|
|The Clayfoot Strutters||✓||✓|
|The Falcon Ridge House Band||✓||✓||✓|
|George Marshall with Wild Asparagus||✓||✓||✓|
|The Grand Slambovians||✓||✓||✓|
|The Great Bear Trio||✓|
|Hoopoe the Clowne||✓||✓||✓|
|The Jason Spooner Band||✓|
|Jim & Madeline Christensen||✓||✓||✓|
|Mike Ford & Dave Matheson (formerly of Moxy Früvous)||✓||✓|
|Nerissa & Katryna Nields||✓||✓|
|Patti O & the Hip Hooligans||✓|
|Patti O’Brien Melita||✓||✓||✓|
|Poor Old Shine||✓||✓|
|The Russet Trio||✓||✓||✓|
|The Stray Birds||✓||✓|
The top voted artists from the 2012 showcase who have been invited to the 2013 Most Wanted Song Swap on our Main Stage are:
- Poor Old Shine - garnering over 25% of the voters
- The Yayas - virtually tied for first with 25%, had exactly one vote less than 'Poor Old Shine.'
- Gathering Time - with just over 21%.
Much thanks to our FRFF 2012 showcase judges, Angela Page from WJFF Radio in Jeffersonville NY, Sara Gallmann of Music at the Mission in West Milford NJ and Scott Moore of Focus Music and Moore Music in the House in Rockville MD. Much thanks to Jeff, Brad and Benji at Sonicbids and Donna Grande, tech coordinator AND mainstage manager extraordinaire.
Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase at Falcon Ridge
Twenty-four artists - individual performers and groups - have been selected for this year's Emerging Artist Showcase.
- Amanda Pearcy (Austin TX)
- Amy Black (Somerville MA)
- Annalivia (Boston MA)
- Bethel Steele (Boston MA)
- Bobtown (NYC)
- Brad Yoder Duo (Pittsburgh PA)
- Carrie Ferguson (Northampton MA)
- Connor Garvey (Portland ME)
- Cricket Tell the Weather (New Haven CT)
- Darlingside (Boston MA)
- Doug Allen (Stamford CT)
- Doug Kwartler (Boston MA)
- Jacob Latham (Bloomington IN)
- Jonah Tolchin (Princeton NJ)
- Martin Swinger (Augusta ME)
- Michael Braunfeld (Philadelphia PA)
- Noble Hunter (Brooklyn NY)
- Phil Henry Acoustic Trio (Rutland VT)
- Rachael Sage (NYC)
- Reverend TJ McGlinchey (Philadelphia PA)
- Roosevelt Dime (Brooklyn NY)
- Tall Heights (Boston MA)
- The Bones of J.R. Jones (Manilus NY)
- The Boxcar Lilies (Greenfield MA)
Much thanks to this year's judges, Carter Smith, producer of Common Ground Community Concerts in Hastings-on-Hudson NY, Dennis O'Brien, talent buyer for the Newtown Theater in Newtown PA and Kathy Sands-Boehmer, booker for the Me & Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead MA now in its 43rd year of presenting great acoustic music. Much thanks to Jeff at Sonicbids as well. And to Grassy Hill Entertainment who has generously provided major sponsorship to the festival and sole support for this showcase event.
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Booking/Showcasing Guidelines
FRFF begins booking every year by November. The festival is the 1st weekend in August. Artists submit electronically thru Sonicbids for both feature and/or Emerging Artist Showcase consideration. The deadline for feature submissions is February 1st every year. Showcase deadline is usually May 1st. Check the Sonicbids website for updates or extensions of these deadlines.
FRFF has 4 stages. Dance is booked first, Main Stage next, and the Family Stage last. The Workshop stage features different combinations of performers booked on the other three stages, sharing sets on a variety of topics. Some performers are booked specifically for one stage but most appear on more than one.
All feature submissions are logged into an online database. Automatic e-mail receipts are sent. All submissions are reviewed, and comments recorded. Please do not send unsolicited materials by mail. We are no longer able to accept mail-ins. The festival will contact you if we have a spot or need additional materials.
How Do We Decide Whom To Book?
The Artistic Director makes all programming decisions, but before doing so, our audience surveys are carefully tabulated. A great deal is decided by our audience, including specific artists and types of music to include. Other performers including World, Bluegrass, Cajun, Blues are chosen by the Artistic Director. Sources include radio, other venues & our own meanderings around the folk world. New performers our audience has never heard are sought out every year.
For Feature Consideration...
Please follow instructions at www.sonicbids.com/FalconRidgeFeaturedPerformers.
Emerging Artist Showcase Information
The Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase is open to all performers who have not showcased or appeared as part of a feature act at the festival in the last two years, and who will not be appearing in any other capacity in the current year. The Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase is open to all performers who have not showcased at the festival in the last two years, at either FRFF 2011 or 2012, and will not be appearing at the 2013 fest in any capacity such as sideperson or special guest. This is a two song or ten-minute spot on our Main Stage on Friday afternoon. Artists new to the Northeast, not nationally touring or those with limited exposure are encouraged to apply. See details and apply online at www.sonicbids.com/FalconRidgeEmergingArtists.
Falcon Ridge Artistic Director
Anne Saunders firstname.lastname@example.org