The Adirondack Folk Festival is returning to Schroon Lake. The 24th annual concert will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, noon to 5 p.m. in the Schroon town park, sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.
The Adirondack Folk Music Festival is returning to Schroon Lake.
The 24th annual concert will be held Sunday, Aug. 11, noon to 5 p.m. in the Schroon town park, sponsored by the Schroon Lake Arts Council.
“This event is free to the public and offers a very fun event for our Schroon Lake friends and neighbors,” said Patti Rapoport of the SLAC. “There will be tents set up to protect both the audience and the performers from the weather, rain or sun.”
Performing will be Atwater and Donnelly, Roy Hurd and Frank Orsini, Patti Casey and Bob Amos, PossumHaw, and Patchouli.
“Our musical artists are from the North Country, Vermont and Rhode Island and offer a variety of musical styles to be heard and appreciated by all,” Rapoport said.
“As well as the musical event featured we will have several local craftsmen and artisans showing their Adirondack works,” she added. “There will also be food for sale by our local Lyons Club. All of this adds up to be a really fun afternoon overlooking our beautiful Schroon Lake.”
For information call the arts council at 532-9259.
Atwater and Donnelly is a husband-wife duo. They play an array of instruments, including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, limberjacks, feet and more.
Based in Rhode Island, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly have performed 25 years in the United States, with occasional trips to Ireland, England and Canada. They have produced six books, a film and 12 recordings.
Roy Hurd will join with Frank Orsini to perform in Schroon Lake.
Hurd is well known in the Adirondacks for his brand of mountain music. His song “Adirondack Blue” has become a modern-day Adirondack anthem and his recordings are regional best sellers.
Orsini is one of the prominent acoustic musicians in the upstate New York music scene, playing fiddle, viola, mandolin and guitar. A versatile fiddler and singer, he has been a member of many long-standing established North Country groups.
Patti Casey and Bon Amos are two of Vermont’s leading songwriters.
Casey has won several national songwriting contests, most notably the Kerrville Folk Festival, the Chris Austin Song Writing Contest, and Prairie Home Companion’s Talent From Towns Under Two Thousand Contest.
Amos achieved national recognition as a singer, guitarist, and songwriter with his former band, Front Range, which recorded five CDs for indie label Sugar Hill and toured throughout North America and Europe for 12 years.
PossumHaw is a bluegrass and folk quintet from Burlington, Vt. Originally formed in 2004, the band has evolved to combine award-winning songwriting and singing with top-notch bluegrass instrumentation. The band features Colby Crehan on lead vocals, guitar, piano; Stephen Waud on mandolin, vocals; Ryan Crehan on banjo, vocals, harmonica; Charley Eiseman on lead guitar, vocals; and Pat Melvin on upright bass, vocals.
PossumHaw has produced three full-length albums and has appeared at the Champlain Valley Folk Festival, First Night Burlington, Higher Ground, the Long Trail Festival and at venues throughout Vermont and Massachusetts.
Patchouli features award winning songwriter Julie Patchouli and master guitarist Bruce Hecksel. Patchouli’s sound has been described as “the harmonies of Simon & Garfunkel meet the guitar brilliance of the Gipsy Kings.”
Patchouli is as busy in the studio as they are on the road, with 12 albums featuring their brand of original modern folk music.
The mission of the Schroon Lake Arts Council is to cultivate, promote, foster, sponsor and develop the understanding, taste and love of the musical and visual arts in the community.
The group hosts weekly performances at the Boathouse Theatre as well as children’s programs. Located on Schroon Lake, the theatre is the home to the arts council.
The weekly concert series will continue Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m. with a performance by Chris Westfall. Tickets are $12 for adults and $5 for students.