2013 Festival Performers
|The Andrew & Noah Band||✓|
|Chester River Runoff||✓|
|CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band||✓||✓|
|The Clayfoot Strutters||✓||✓|
|The Falcon Ridge House Band||✓||✓||✓|
|George Marshall with Wild Asparagus||✓||✓||✓|
|The Grand Slambovians||✓||✓||✓|
|The Great Bear Trio||✓|
|Hoopoe the Clowne||✓||✓||✓|
|The Jason Spooner Band||✓|
|Jim & Madeline Christensen||✓||✓||✓|
|Mike Ford & Dave Matheson (formerly of Moxy Früvous)||✓||✓|
|Nerissa & Katryna Nields||✓||✓|
|Patti O & the Hip Hooligans||✓|
|Patti O’Brien Melita||✓||✓||✓|
|Poor Old Shine||✓||✓|
|The Russet Trio||✓||✓||✓|
|The Stray Birds||✓||✓|
The top voted artists from the 2012 showcase who have been invited to the 2013 Most Wanted Song Swap on our Main Stage are:
- Poor Old Shine - garnering over 25% of the voters
- The Yayas - virtually tied for first with 25%, had exactly one vote less than 'Poor Old Shine.'
- Gathering Time - with just over 21%.
Much thanks to our FRFF 2012 showcase judges, Angela Page from WJFF Radio in Jeffersonville NY, Sara Gallmann of Music at the Mission in West Milford NJ and Scott Moore of Focus Music and Moore Music in the House in Rockville MD. Much thanks to Jeff, Brad and Benji at Sonicbids and Donna Grande, tech coordinator AND mainstage manager extraordinaire.
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Booking/Showcasing Guidelines
FRFF begins booking every year by November. The festival is the 1st weekend in August. Artists submit electronically thru Sonicbids for both feature and/or Emerging Artist Showcase consideration. The deadline for feature submissions is February 1st every year. Showcase deadline is usually May 1st. Check the Sonicbids website for updates or extensions of these deadlines.
FRFF has 4 stages. Dance is booked first, Main Stage next, and the Family Stage last. The Workshop stage features different combinations of performers booked on the other three stages, sharing sets on a variety of topics. Some performers are booked specifically for one stage but most appear on more than one.
All feature submissions are logged into an online database. Automatic e-mail receipts are sent. All submissions are reviewed, and comments recorded. Please do not send unsolicited materials by mail. We are no longer able to accept mail-ins. The festival will contact you if we have a spot or need additional materials.
How Do We Decide Whom To Book?
The Artistic Director makes all programming decisions, but before doing so, our audience surveys are carefully tabulated. A great deal is decided by our audience, including specific artists and types of music to include. Other performers including World, Bluegrass, Cajun, Blues are chosen by the Artistic Director. Sources include radio, other venues & our own meanderings around the folk world. New performers our audience has never heard are sought out every year.
For Feature Consideration...
Please follow instructions at www.sonicbids.com/FalconRidgeFeaturedPerformers.
Emerging Artist Showcase Information
The Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase is open to all performers who have not showcased or appeared as part of a feature act at the festival in the last two years, and who will not be appearing in any other capacity in the current year. The Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase is open to all performers who have not showcased at the festival in the last two years, at either FRFF 2011 or 2012, and will not be appearing at the 2013 fest in any capacity such as sideperson or special guest. This is a two song or ten-minute spot on our Main Stage on Friday afternoon. Artists new to the Northeast, not nationally touring or those with limited exposure are encouraged to apply. See details and apply online at www.sonicbids.com/FalconRidgeEmergingArtists.
Falcon Ridge Artistic Director
Anne Saunders firstname.lastname@example.org