Falcon Ridge News from Anne Saunders

Happy Summertime FRFFers,

Just THREE items here

1 – 2012 Emerging Showcase Artists Announced
2 – Don’t forget – Advance Tix Sales Prices end NEXT SUN July 1
3 – Full schedule of all 4 stages coming soon

1 – The following 24 artists listed in alpha order are confirmed for this year’s Falcon Ridge/Grassy Hill Emerging Artist Showcase. They will appear on mainstage Fri July 27 from noon to 4:30P. Order of appearance will be posted on our website shortly.

1 – Brad Cole Chicago IL
2 – Burning Bridget Cleary Philadelphia PA
3 – cary cooper  Dallas TX
4 – Chris Kokesh  Portland OR
5 – Dan Charness  NYC
6 – Gathering Time  Long Island NY
7 – Heather Maloney Band  Northampton MA
8 – Honor Finnegan  NYC
9 – Jarrod Dickenson  Brooklyn NY
10 – Jim Hayes  Ringwood NJ
11 – Jon Brooks  King City Ont
12 – Julie Christensen  Ojai CA
13 – Kate Klim  Nashville TN
14 – Kevin Neidig  Etters PA
15 – Miles to Dayton  Long Island NY
16 – Poor Old Shine  Storrs     CT
17 – Rebecca Pronsky  Brooklyn NY
18 – Ryan Tennis  Philadelphia PA
19 – Sarah Blacker  Cambridge MA
20 – Sorcha  Portland ME
21 – Steve Chizmadia  Peekskill NY
22 – Sweet Talk Radio  LA CA
23 – The Marrieds  London Ont
24 – The YaYas  Mohegan Lake NY

Our thanks to this year’s judges, Angela Page from WJFF Radio, Sara Gallmann, Music at the Mission in W Milford NJ and Scott Moore of Moore Music in the House concert series in the Baltimore area. Thanks to Jeff at Sonicbids as well. The Showcase is celebrating it’s 21st year & has become one of the most popular segments of the weekend.

2 – Advance prices on 3 day camping and no camp tickets WILL END midnight Sun July 1.

That’s $133 per person for all fest WITH ON-SITE CAMPING and $103 per person for a NO CAMPING ticket til midnight July 1. If you are planning either to camp or attend all 3 days and have yet to purchase, prices go up $22 after July 1 on these 2 tix categories.

I will be manning the phones all day next Sun at 866 325-2744. You can also order online at www.FalconRidgeFolk.com or mail in, postmarked by July 1 will do it.

3 – Lastly, we will get the full 4 stage schedule up on the website in early July.

That’s it for now…thanks, Anne

Anne Saunders
24 years of Folk Music & Dance in the Berkshires
July 27, 28, 29 2012
On Dodds Farm – 44 CR 7D, Hillsdale, NY

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Frank D’Rone “Double Exposure” review in Chicago Tribune

Double Exposure by Frank D'Rone


Frank D’Rone: “Double Exposure” (Whaling City Sound). Great male jazz vocalists remain in desperately short supply, but a few are still battling to keep standards high. Chicagoan D’Rone ranks among them, his “Double Exposure” giving listeners the rare opportunity to hear him on record with a big band. Like his longtime peers Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, 80-year-old D’Rone conveys an authority born of decades in front of ensembles large and small. No vocalist shapes a melodic line quite like D’Rone, who brings surging rhythmic power to “When the Sun Comes Out,” a whimsical spirit to “Pick Yourself Up” and imperturbable swing rhythm to “The One I Love.” And then there’s D’Rone’s guitar playing, a beguiling touch on several cuts. Considering the durability of D’Rone’s career, the integrity of his art and the ambition of this recording, “Double Exposure” arrives as an important document, showing what a great American singer can achieve at an exalted age.


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