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Spring Folk Music Weekend — Memorial
Day weekend, Friday May 25 – Monday 28, 2018
at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, Kerhonkson, NY.
Featured staff, workshops, concerts, camper concerts, jams, sings, dances, etc.
has been a musician all his life. He came of age during the Civil Rights era, and cultivated a powerful affinity for cross-cultural exchange. He has studied with elder musicians on both sides of the color line — in the Old-Time Southern Appalachian fiddle and banjo traditions, as well as Black Gospel and Blues. He plays this music with affection, authority, and power. Armed with a variety of instruments — vintage guitars, a fretless gourd banjo, a one-string, homemade diddley bow (aka cigar box guitar) and carefully chosen historical personal anecdotes of his encounters with senior musicians across the South — Ainslie brings the history, roots music, and sounds of America to life.
|Liza DiSavino and A.J. Bodnar
offer musical excellence, beauty, and communal experiences through a dazzling variety of acoustic music. Based in the Catskill Mountains of New York for ten years and now landed in Kentucky, the heart of Appalachian music, they have shared their unboundaried love of music with audiences for 21 years. Their multi-faceted and engaging repertoire combines timeless traditional, roots, folk, virtuosic instrumental and original music to the accompaniment of over 20 (often unusual) instruments. Their large repertoire of Americana music includes songs from the Catskill Mountains of New York State (as recorded on one of their five albums, “A Home in the Catskills”) and Southern Appalachian ballads and songs (gleaned during their seven years at Berea College, including two fellowship studies).
|Michael & Carrie Kline
are absorbed in the study of oral tradition, and are old-time singers and storytellers living in the Appalachian region. Singing to audiences of all ages, the duo performs in a variety of situations, from classrooms to prisons, from coffeehouses to picket lines.
|Special Guest: Russ Chandler
is a forceful singer and banjo player who sings traditional, political and modernsongs he feels have something to say to the world we live in. He is a fine banjo player and is knowledgeable about the history and culture of the instrument.
|3 days Fri - Mon
Member Double $450
Member Single $550
Member Triple $400
Non-Member Double $470
Non-Member Single $570
Non-Member Triple $420
|Two days Fri - Sun
Member Double $345
Member Single $410
Member Triple $310
Non-Member Double $365
Non-Member Single $430
Non-Member Triple $330
modified 3/15/18 (hw)