54th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival
August 13-16, 2015 on the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township (near Schwenksville), PA
The Philadelphia Folk Festival is thrilled to announce that Lyle Lovett and his Large Band will be appearing for the first time ever at the 54th Annual event taking place on the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township August 13-16, 2015. Lovett is considered one of the most original and distinctive singers and songwriters today, combining his incisive, witty lyrics with an eclectic array of music styles, ranging from country and folk to big-band swing and traditional pop. Joined by his Large Band, Lyle Lovett will be taking the Martin Guitar Main Stage on Saturday night, August 15th.
Hoots & Hellmouth was formed in 2005 by Sean Hoots and Andrew Gray. The formation of the band was partially a reaction to and a rebellion against the grandiose rock-star attitude of modern rock bands, with which they were previously involved. The group was initially started as a duo, playing roots music intended to evoke the revival feeling.
Baskery is a Swedish alternative Americana folk rock band, comprising sisters Greta, Stella and Sunniva Bondesson. Their first album, Fall Among Thieves, was released in Europe in 2008, and in the UK in January 2009. New Friends, their second album was released in 2011 with their third album Little Wild Life released in 2013 / 2014.
Kuf Knotz is one of today’s fastest emerging alternative artists. No musical territory goes unexplored when it comes to Kuf, and it is this attitude that has led him to open for top acts – Ms. Lauryn Hill, Robert Glasper, The Wailers, Common, Dr.Dog, Robert Randolph, Arrested Development, Inspectah Deck, Amos Lee, Steel Pulse, Josh Ritter, SOJA, Bone Thugs & Harmony, The Roots & Soulive, to name a few.
Miracle Records recording artists Psych-A-Billy continue to dumbfound the folk music world with their relentless and uncompromising silliness. The music remains a frenzied blur of sounds and styles, rocketing from bluegrass to punk rock and ricocheting around the most unexpected corners in roots music, just because the boys in the band think it’s funny to play it that way.
Selwyn Birchwood – Shakey Graves – Arlo Guthrie performing the 50th Anniversary of Alice’s Restaurant