to headline 2011
Ohio River Valley Folk Festival
to also include
storytelling, food, beverages
(March 2011) An impressive lineup of nationally
known folk music artists is scheduled for the sixth annual Ohio River
Valley Folk Festival, scheduled for May 20-22 on the riverfront in Madison,
Ind. In addition to nationally known artists, there are also performances
by regional musicians.
Our goal is to provide a balanced line-up of talent,
said Selection Committee member Kriss Luckett. We want to showcase
classic and well-known folk musicians as well as up-and-comers, while
also drawing from our very deep pool of regional talent. One of
the best things about attending festivals is getting to see artists
you love and getting to see performers youve never heard.
The 2011 Ohio River Valley Folk Festival performers include Mickey Clark
& Blue Norther, winner of the Academy of Western Artists 2009 Album
of the Year. Adrienne Young, a Nashville-based performer with a quiet
passion and intelligence, is also on the schedule. She is on numerous
best of lists, including a Best Country Single of
the Year citation from the Nashville Scene, third place in the
Amazon.com list of best folk recordings of the year, and
sanction from the Los Angeles Times as the Americana find of the
Bromberg is a multi-
instrumentalist, singer and songwriter from Delaware, where he
owns a violin shop.
Paul Thorn hails from Tupelo, Miss., where he was raised
among the same spirits (and some of the actual people) who nurtured
a young Elvis generations before. Thorn has rambled down back roads
and jumped out of airplanes, worked for years in a furniture factory,
battled world champion boxer Roberto Durán, opened for Bonnie
Raitt, Mark Knopfler, and John Prine among many other headliners, and
made some of the most emotionally restless yet fully accessible music
of our time.
The all gEarl string band Uncle Earl has emerged as
one of the leading lights in the ongoing old-time renaissance. They
play Americana music with new ideas, songs, and arrangements. Their
albums, combined with the groups infectious live shows, garnered
rave reviews from such influential media outlets as the New York Times,
Rolling Stone, Mojo, No Depression, The New Yorker and Relix.
Saturday night headliner, David Bromberg is an American multi-instrumentalist,
singer and songwriter. Bromberg has an eclectic style, playing bluegrass,
blues, folk, jazz, country and western, and rock and roll equally well.
He is known for his quirky, humorous lyrics, and the ability to play
rhythm and lead guitar at the same time.
Folk Festival organizers have redesigned their website to include a
complete listing of musicians, storytellers, family activities and folk
artists at the festival. This new and improved website gives exciting
new life to the Ohio River Valley Folk Festival, said website
coordinator Marissa Austin of the Rivers Institute at Hanover College.
Its sleek design and user-friendly features are sure to help draw
a crowd to this great event.
The festival is dedicated to music, art, storytelling and food that
celebrate the areas roots and traditions. In addition to music,
there are folk art demonstrations, storytellers, food and beverages.
Advance ticket sales begin in March and include $10 of food and beverage
For more information or to order tickets
online, visit: www.ohiorivervalleyfolkfestival.com
or call 1-800-559-2956.
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