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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- The Weavers (Ronnie Gilbert, Pete Seeger, Fred Hellerman, & Lee Hays)

                        were America's first commercially successful folk singing group.  Their record 

                        "Tzena,Tzena/Goodnight Irene" sold two million copies in 1950. The songs they shared with

                        the world are still favorites for young and old.  Weavermania! Live faithfully re-creates

                        the songs of The Weavers.  They are Michael Smith (Lee Hays, bass parts), Barbara Barrow

                        (Ronnie Gilbert vocal parts), Chris Walz (Fred Hellerman's vocals, guitar), and Mark Dvorak

                        (Pete Seeger persona, banjo, vocals).  Pete Seeger praises the Weavermania! ensemble for

                        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 Irene".

Saturday 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”…  


Sunday 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

                        churches. SBand members include Spiro Tsingaris (fiddle, vocal),  Danny Angell (snare),

                        Rachel Butler (vocal),  Greg V. Arthur (mando, vocal), Max Butler (lead guitar, vocal),

                        Rich Ferguson (banjo, dobro, vocal),  Reed Sutton (bass), and Lori Arthur (guitar, lead vocal).

                        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 (Mick Doherty, Phil & Gayle Neuman, Eddie

                        Parente, Marv & Rindy Ross,  Cal Scott, and Dan Stueber) that creates an energetic blend

                        of brassand 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. 




Ticket Information

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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