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66th ANNUAL DOWNBEAT CRITICS POLL WINNERS

http://downbeat.com/news/detail/downbeat-announces-winners-of-2018-critics-poll

 

Congratulations to Taj Mahal on winning DownBeat critics poll for Best Blues Album: TajMo.  His collaboration project with Keb’ Mo’

Be sure you come to Rhythm and Roots festival in Ninigret Park this Labor Day weekend to come check out the Taj Mahal Trio performing on Sunday, September 2nd!

(C)Jay Blakesberg/Retna LTD.

 

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Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artists Showcase Announcement!

ANNOUNCING this year’s completed and CONFIRMED slate of Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase performers at Falcon Ridge, here is the complete list in alphabetical order.

5j Barrow – Kerhonkson NY * Amy Kucharik – Somerville MA * Andrew Delaney – Arlington TX
Ari & Mia – Jamaica Plain MA * Burns and Kristy – Ithaca NY * Carolann Solebello – Brooklyn NY
Dan Santos – Glendale MA * Devan Tracy – Washington DC * EFRAT – Woodbridge NJ
Eliza Novella – Milton NY * Emerald Rae – Ashburnham MA * Ian Flanigan – Saugerties NY
Jude Roberts – Woodstock NY * Justin Farren – Sacramento CA * Katherine Rondeau – Burlington Twp NJ
Kyle Donovan – Hygiene CO * Kyle Hancharick – Warwick NY * Mike Laureanno – Providence RI
Nicolas Emden – Brookline MA * Oliver the Crow – Nashville TN * Orly Bendavid – Brooklyn NY
Quarter Horse – Selden NY * Rupert Wates – NYC * Sam Luke Chase – Braintree MA

Congrats to all 24 who will appear in our Friday Aug 3 showcase on mainstage from noon to 4:30P.
We hope to hear from 3 others in the future who were not able to accept this year’s invitation to showcase, AMISTAT from Melbourne Australia, Jaime Harris from Austin TX, and Swearingen & Kelli from Brentwood TN.

REMINDER – Planning to buy a 3 day ticket OR to VOLUNTEER this year, advance price deadline on tickets is July 10, just a few days away. Go to http://falconridgefolk.com/tickets/ for more info and ordering.

Still want to volunteer – Barbara, our Vol Coordinator says we still have open positions. Some crews have closed, but a few still need people. Go to www.falconridgevolunteers.com, there is a sign-up form, a list of crews with openings & what each crew does.

Volunteering is certainly NOT for everyone. All festivals need their paying attendee support for sure. That support pays for the gas in the tank so to speak but the volunteers ARE the gas in the tank that make it go. They are the life blood as well as the beating heart of any fest like FRFF. Any of our volunteers will tell you this inner circle part of the community is a very special place to be, it does mean several hrs work and likely missing some dancing, singing listening so check it out first. And for those of you still planning to sign up, please do it now. It makes it so much easier if we have a full crew earlier rather than later.

That’s it for now, feel free to Email me anytime at FalcRidge@aol.com

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We look forward to seeing you on the hill this summer! 32 days to GATES OPEN! Thanks, Anne

Anne Saunders
Artistic & Publicity Director – Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
30 years of Folk Music & Dance in the Berkshires
Aug 3, 4 & 5, 2018 – Pre-Fest Tastings Thu Aug 2
on Dodds Farm – 44 County Rd 7D, Hillsdale, NY
www.FalconRidgeFolk.com

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“Night Journey Rewind with Vocalist Dori Rubbicco” a Review by James Graves

PictureEmotional, magical, and unmistakably original. As a singer-songwriter Dori Rubbicco inspired by the likes of Joni Mitchell—which makes perfect sense given her penchant for ambitious musical searching—as well as vocal stylists like Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, Dori understands the power of both style and substance and her performance conveys that power to the audience. Her set list is full of unique interpretations and elegantly imagined covers, revealing an artist able to both compose and interpret with equally successful results.

 

Rubbicco has worked as a solo singer-songwriter and with groups, including the Miami Jazz Ensemble, the Gerald Wiggins Trio, and the Blues Train Band. Her new CD “STAGE DOOR LIVE!” was recorded at New Bedford’s intimate Zeiterion Theater www.dorirubbicco.com

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