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ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Common Ground and Irvington Theater are proud to announce the first annual Irvington Folk Festival, to be held on January 31-February 1, 2020, featuring Dar Williams, The Dustbowl Revival, Joe Crookston, Antje Duvekot, Nora Brown, Divining Rod, and more!
Join us at the crossroads of creativity and community for two evenings and one afternoon of live music, special VIP workshops, whiskey tastings, and Q&A sessions at Irvington Theater and elsewhere in Irvington, NY.
The Irvington folk Festival offers performances by internationally-touring and emerging “on-the-rise” artists alike. The festivities begin with a special Q&A and reception with — and then a performance by — Friday night’s headliner, Dar Williams, whom Henrik Hertzberg of the New Yorker described as “one of America’s very best singer-songwriters.”
Dar will be joined by the award-winning Boston-based singer-songwriter Antje Duvekot.
The festival continues on Saturday afternoon with several very special FREE events, including a curated showcase of local and regional singer-songwriters performing both on the theater’s stage and on a second stage in Irvington, to be announced shortly. Also performing on Saturday afternoon at the theater will be local psych-folk-country favorites, Divining Rod.
On Saturday night, The Dustbowl Revival, the eclectic, Los Angeles based eight-piece ensemble, takes to the stage. Over the past few years, the band has been making a name for itself with a vibrant mix of vintage Americana sounds. The Los Angeles Times has proclaimed that this “would have sounded utterly at home within the hallowed confines of Preservation Hall in New Orleans’ French Quarter”. Saturday night will also feature songwriter, guitarist, painter, fiddler, slide player, and 2016 Folk Alliance International Artist-in-Residence, Joe Crookston. In addition, Joe will lead a special Saturday afternoon creativity workshop. The evening will begin with Nora Brown, who plays traditional old-time banjo music. Still only 13 years old, she is the subject of a Tribeca Film Festival funded short called “Little Nora (the Banjo Prodigy).
More information about the Irvington Folk Festival, please click links below
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