SCHEDULE and TICKETING
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Friday January 21, 2011 (Click on the performer's name to visit their web site)
5:00pm - Various venues around Florence - listen to many of the daytime performers. Check back in
December for a final schedule
7:30pm - Weavermania! Live-
its success at capturing the sound and spirit of the original group. He says "They're even
better than the Weavers" Be prepared for an evening of all the Weavers best known songs
such as "When The Saints Go Marching In", "Wimoweh", "Erie Canal", "Midnight Special",
"Twelve Gates To The City" and of course "Good Night
January 22, 2011
10:00am - Doors open on festival floor. Artisan Fair and food booths are open.
10:15am - Cat Loves Crow (Joe and Karena Prater) began performing together in 1998 out of a shared
passion for harmony singing and old-time country and bluegrass music. Since then, these two
versatile singers, instrumentalists, and songwriters have developed a wide-ranging repertoire
of original, traditional, and even Russian songs, all featuring their distinctive harmony vocals
accompanied by guitar, upright bass, and mandolin. Audiences enjoy their unique blend of
songs, their quirky charm, and the interplay of their voices, and they have developed a devoted
following in the Pacific Northwest. Together, they have headlined at the Tumbleweed Music
Festival, and have appeared at the Northwest Folklife Festival, the Juan de Fuca Festival of the
Arts, the Yakima Folklife Festival, and numerous other venues.
11:30am - Lauren Sheehan is a charismatic 'songster', an interpreter of songs learned from some of
America's greatest folk and blues artists. She is known for her voice, which slides through old
lyrics like clear water through a smooth creek bed. Her performances are memorable for the
authentic range of her material: from unaccompanied ballads, to boozy Memphis blues, to old
time banjo tunes, to old country songs and eclectic modern folk. Her endearing performances
spring from time spent with such legendary performers as John Cephas, Ginny Hawker, Etta
Baker, Carl Rutherford and Howard Armstrong. Lauren plays guitar, banjo, and mandolin.
Lauren played to an enthusiastic and appreciative audience at the 2008 Winter Folk Festival.
We are pleased to welcome her back again.
12:45pm - Cabin Fever NW, made up of Dianne Wood Bochsler and Tara Caldwell Wolfe, is a
genre-bending singer-songwriter duo who conjure a brew of musical flavors including blues,
pop, folk, alt-country and more. Whatever you call it, audiences agree, these two gifted
performers step on stage and create music that lifts your heart and soul, helps get you out of
the doldrums, and takes you on a trip to feel good town. You cannot help but like this duo!
Their original works have received recognition by national media, including NPR's Car Talk,
and SING OUT! Magazine. In recent years they were honored as recipients of the "People's
Choice Award" at the 2008 Winter Folk Festival in Florence, OR, and won "Best Song in the
World" in Gary Allen’s May ‘09 Nashville Songwriting Contest. Welcome back!
2:00pm - Tom Rawson is armed with long neck banjo and other weapons of mass delight, and will have
you singing along in no time. He says he has a banjo and he is NOT afraid to use it. He sings
traditional and contemporary folk and gospel tunes. His performance is guaranteed to leave
you smiling. He's a master folk singer and story-teller who will draw you in. Tom is a one man
Hootenanny! Tune up your vocal chords; you'll need 'em! Be prepared to sing in strange keys
and about unusual subjects. Tom will be joined by Ellen van der Hoeven whose delightful voice
and flute playing will leave you enthralled.
3:15pm - Three Together are an Acoustic Vocal Trio composed of Doug Smith, Judy Koch-Smith
and Don Mitchell. They are three accomplished musicians having FUN with baby boomer
era Folk, Pop, and Soft Rock tunes using tight vocal harmonies and the incredible guitar
styling of Doug Smith. Doug is a Grammy Award winner for his solo guitar work on the tribute
CD to Henry Mancini titled Pink Guitar . He is considered one of the top five fingerstyle
guitarists in the country with his placements at the Winfield International Fingerstyle guitar
competition and the Walnut Valley Festival. The trio includes the delightful flute of Judy Smith
and solid guitar back-up of Don Mitchell. Be prepared to sing along with songs from the
Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, Marty Robbins and many other popular artists.
4:00pm - Youth Folk Music Talent Competition - NW youth compete for prizes and the chance to
open for Chad & Jeremy. Download an application from the More Info page.
7:30pm - Chad & Jeremy - From 1964 to 1968 Chad Stuart & Jeremy Clyde had eleven hit US singles
and releases seven classic albums. Since then the music of Chad & Jeremy has been
re-released on countless albums and CD's worldwide. In 2003 they reunited for a PBS TV
music special. Since then they have performed their two-man show all over the United States,
Canada, Hawaii and the Philippines - playing to sold out crowds who flock to hear the
harmonies and the humor. Their great hits such as "A Summer Song", and "Willow Weep
for Me" are still delighting audiences today. Chad & Jeremy have now come full circle.
In the 1960s, they were thrilling audiences all over the world, and the duo is doing the same
more than 40 years later. Whether on stage, on their brand-new albums, or through archival
releases of unheard material, you can be sure that Chad & Jeremy are proving in the 21st
century that it isn’t quite true when they said that “Yesterday’s Gone”…
January 23, 2011 (Click on the performer's name to visit their web site)
10:00am - Doors open on festival floor. Artisan fair and food booths are open.
10:15am - The Whateverly Brothers (Dan Roberts, Chris Glanister & Matthew Moeller) have performed
for many years as solo artists and members of obscure folk groups across the Pacific
Northwest. Now these three talents are together as the Whateverly Brothers. Drawing from a
rich and varied musical history, they harken to the folksinger tradition that “No musical style is
sacred” They blend the finest traditions of vocal harmony with humor and fine musicianship
on guitar, mandolin and pennywhistles. They sing songs about Geoducs, City Gates, Pirates,
and many other familiarities. Hoist anchor! Raise the glass! Sing along! Have fun!!
11:30am - William Florian has been delighting audiences of all ages for decades playing guitar and singing
songs. William mixes humor, stories, and song in this upbeat, energizing, musical journey of
Americas greatest songs of the 60s. William includes in his show songs he performed as a lead
singer of the famous New Christy Minstrels, plus the music of Peter Paul & Mary, John Denver,
others, and uplifting originals. William was the People’s Choice Winner at the 2010 Winter Folk
Festival and we are pleased to welcome him back. You will be singing along with all of his songs
12:45pm - Fret Not Gopsel Band plays boot-stomping old-time roots gospel, the way our grandmothers, grandfathers,
and great-grandfathers played it when they were homesteading this great country. Lead by
Lori Arthur's fiery singing, with songs from the traditions of America's black and white rural
It's as if the Whitstein Brothers and Sister Rosetta Tharpe held a barn dance together.
Their songs range from "farmer formal" sacred songs from the Emancipation to
the Depression, as well as some of their own compositions. Everyone in Fret Not also
leads or at least plays lead in church worship bands, or fronts their own gospel bands of
two-timing pickers, or teaches true and right music to kids. They will also be performing a
separate free concert on Sunday night at a local church. They return all band proceeds to
charity, primarily into prison ministries.
3:30pm - The Trail Band - is a 8- piece ensemble (
and string arrangements of traditional and original music featuring five great
vocalists including Quarterflash's Rindy Ross. Hundreds of public and private appearances
across America and Japan, plus seven successful albums have established The Trail Band
as the premiere historic music ensemble from the Northwest. Cornet, tenor horn, tuba, fiddles,
hammered dulcimer, guitars, penny whistle, mandolin, piano, saxophone, spoons, bones,
drums, bass, and recorders combine with their rich vocal harmonies to create a diverse
tapestry of sound. They will perform their acclaimed show - Voices from The Oregon Trail.
This is a show for all ages and combines costumes, diary readings, traditional folk tunes,
marches, hoedowns, and Native American melodies into an exciting performance you do
NOT want to miss!
In addition to music, arts, craft, non-profit and food booths at the Events Center
there will be informal musical jam sessions on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
at designated locations around town.
All musicians are invited to participate in the sessions.
Tickets can be purchased at the Event Center Box Office
or via phone at 541-997-1994 or 888-968-4086 from noon to 4:30 M-F
Festival passes will go on sale November 1, 2010 and include admission to all days of the festival
and reserved seats for two or three headliner concerts
Ticket prices will be:
Three concert Festival pass (Friday, Saturday and Sunday Headliners) - $66
Two concert Festival pass (Saturday and Sunday Headliners) - $50
Friday night Headliner Concert - $18
Saturday and Sunday Headliner Concerts - $22
Weekend Day Pass - $15
Day Pass - Saturday - $10
Day Pass Sunday - $7
Individual concert tickets will go on sale on December 1, 2010
All tickets are non-refundable
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