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Bromberg to headline 2011
Ohio River Valley Folk Festival

Festival to also include
storytelling, food, beverages

Staff Report

(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.

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“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 you’ve 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 year.” 

David Broomberg

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David 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 g’Earl” 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 group’s 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 area’s 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 coupons.

• For more information or to order tickets online, visit: www.ohiorivervalleyfolkfestival.com or call 1-800-559-2956.

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