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the 20th annual Delmarva Folk Festival in Delaware


  • 20th Annual

    October 7 & 8, 2011

    Delaware Friends of Folk

  • 20thFriday, October 7 Folk Hero Finalists . . Bio Page7:00 Vin Fischer (last years winner) . . . . . . . . . . .6

    7:30 Thumper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

    8:00 Stolen Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

    8:30 Kevin Sarkissian . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

    9:00 Honey Badgers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

    9:30 Casey Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

    10:00 Salvage Kin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 announcing the winner at 10:00

    Saturday, October 812:00 Richard Shockley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    12:30 Folk Hero Contest Winner . . . . . . See Above

    1:00 Celtic Harvest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

    2:00 John & Vickie LeCroy . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

    3:00 Sand Creek Gang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

    4:00 Kids Stage: Rick Hudson// Workshop: Pete Kennedy

    5:00 Red Letter Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

    6:00 Nothin But Trouble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

    7:00 Dean Sapp & the Harford Express . . . . 22

    8:00 Bob Beach & Friends . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

    9:00 The Kennedys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

  • 11. No glass containers of any kind2. No pets3. No open fires - there will be a community bonfire4. No littering (trash barrels are provided)5. Children must be supervised6. Bicycle riding cannot happen in the stage

    areas, be respectful of pedestrians on paths, your safety is our first concern.

    7. Camping in designated areas only - take only pictures, leave only footprints

    8. Parking in designated areas only9. Unsafe horseplay or unacceptable behavior will not

    be tolerated. If you put yourself or others at risk, you will be escorted off the property.

    10. Not responsible for personal injury or loss*11. No underage drinking on the premises will be

    tolerated. All coolers are subject to search - if youre not legal to drink in a bar, you wont be permitted to drink here either.

    *Disclaimer: Guests/patrons agree to hold Delaware Friends of Folk, vendors, staff, performers, agents, and members of the board harmless from any claims, including, but not limited to theft damage or loss of property and any personal injuries while on this event grounds or during or after arrival and departure.

    Welcome to the Delmarva Folk Festival!!!

    Well all have fun and to make sure, these rules must be followed:

  • 2Presidents Letter

    Nancy McGee accepts our grant from Rosemary Tilley of Kent Co. Fund for the Arts

    Photo: Jan Crumpley

    Welcome to the 20th Annual Delmarva Folk Festival!! The entire Board of the Delaware Friends of Folk is delighted that you are here to help us celebrate 20 years of bringing this unique, intimate festival to the Delmarva Peninsula. This years schedule will reflect some of the finest musicians we had the pleasure to host over the past 20 years. We hope you enjoy this eclectic panorama of sound. We welcome the musicians that come from near and far to be with us this year we know that you will find old and new fans to share your sound with.

    Friday night will be the final round of the Delmarva Folk Hero Contest. Musicians have competed at July and August coffeehouses to win a coveted slot in this Friday night tradition. That selection was made by audience vote on those summer nights. Friday night, again, we will be asking for the audience to select their favorite performer. That person or persons will have a slot on the main stage of Saturdays lineup in addition to an impressive prize package that includes cash, recording time and a photo shoot. This unique competition is becoming so popular that we will be adding another round of performers next year to the 2012 Delmarva Folk Hero contest. I almost always add an s to hero in that competition name since I feel that all of the participants are worthy of that title. According to the Websters Dictionary, a hero is a person admired for brave deeds and noble qualities. Its synonyms are listed as adventurer, explorer and celebrity. While some may say that it is not brave to get up on stage and perform your music, I say that it is the noblest and most courageous of deeds to pursue your dreams. The adventure that performing artists take on is to explore their hearts and minds to find that phrase, that song, that series of notes that will move those that are graced to hear them. That can be a frightening and awesome trek. We hope that we send you on your way toward a path of celebrity. Congratulations to all of the participants, and especially the finalists, on your noble journeys.

    Saturdays music starts with Richard Shockley and then we present this years Folk Hero. After that we will progress down memory lane with some of our past (and present) favorites like Celtic Harvest, John and Vickie LeCroy, and Sand Creek. There will be a performance at the kids tent by Rick Hudson and a guitar workshop by Pete Kennedy (thanks to a grant from the Kent County Council for the Arts!). Then Red Letter Day, Nothin But Trouble, Dean Sapp and the Harford Express will take main stage followed by Bob Beach and his friends and finally The Kennedys. Can you imagine all of that in one day?

    After the stage darkens for another year, the campfire musicians get started. Some of them will be ones you heard from the stage. So pull up a chair or a log, wrap up with a blanket and enjoy the autumn air and the continuous music. Does anyone have smore fixins? We encourage you to be safe. and responsible. Mostly we want you to relax and have fun. Check out the vendors or take a chance on the amazing instruments that were especially made for our 20th anniversary.

    I would be remiss if I did not tell you that none of this would happen were it not for an extraordinary group of hardworking volunteers and the co-chairs of the festival, Storm Longhauser (you have seen him long sleeved, tie dyed shirt and a ponytail checking on everything) and Mary Zeller (a great smile - usually found in the merchandising tent, bringing in sales and making sure everyone feels welcome and appreciated). Thanks to them, the paths got cleared, the lights were strung, this fantastic program was printed, the advertising got out, the cars got parked and so much more. Please think about joining the volunteers next year you get to hear the music for free and get paid in laughter and warm feelings. Storm and Mary Thank You seems inadequate but it is heartfelt and soul deep. Lonnie and Sonja, our hosts all these years, your generosity is awesome. Our gratitude is monumental.

    To our guests, thanks for joining us at our 20th anniversary. We are looking forward to sharing all of our upcoming events with you.

    Warmly, Nancy McGee, Chairwoman, DFF

  • 3From the Field FarmWe would like to give a warm welcome to all our friends from out of town- that is anyone outside Hartly town limits. Our southern friends from North & South Carolina are planning to be here. We always look forward to their southern style fish fry on Friday night. This has become an annual event and we encourage folks to check them out. These guys catch their own crabs, shrimp and fish to cook their own way, which, by the way, will cause your tongue to slap your brains out. You will find their campsite in the back of the parking area to the left of the pond. Just follow your nose. Please offer them a donation for the generous portion of food you will receive as this helps these guys with their travel expenses. We all know that gasoline is not cheap.

    I am looking forward to performing at the festival with my Sand Creek Gang. When Sand Creek has more than 3 members we become the Sand Creek Gang, clever, huh? I am blessed to have so many wonderful, talented friends. I like to invite as many as possible onto the stage. I know this sometimes creates a nightmare for Paul, our sound man, but he is usually pretty forgiving.

    In a recent interview with our drummer, Ossi Beckie (Ossi Becke), he claims to hold the record for playing with more bands at this festival than anyone. GO Ossi !! We love you, brother.

    So, Sandy Denny, if you are there listening, we agree - Who Knows Where the Time Goes.

    In closing, we would like to thank all our friends and family members who have attended and donated their time and resources from the first festival until this 20 year celebration. We love you all and hope you have a great time at the 20th Annual Delmarva Folk Festival.


    Lonnie Field & the Field Family

    Who Knows Where the Time Goes. Such a beautiful song and oh, how true it is. The last work weekend preparing for the 20th Annual Delmarva Folk Festival is over and as we sat near the campfire, one of the original members of our organization asked me, Can you really believe this is our 20th festival? . I had to admit, I did not know where the time goes.

    We pretty well have the festival grounds prepared for what we hope is going to be a record crowd. Of course, I still get butterflies as the date of the festival draws closer, watching the weather three times a day, praying that it does not rain. I am truly grateful for the dedicated workers who show up ready to do whatever job is assigned to them. We have all become like one big family, each with their own task, laughing, joking and wearing a big smile. I am sure our dear friend Greg Shrader is looking down on us