The line-up for the 40th Kent State Folk Fest has finally been announced (and not a minute too soon – it’s only 6 weeks away!). It’s a great collection of concerts that really runs the gamut of what goes into Folk Alley’s stew pot – from David Wilcox on Nov. 8 and a legendary group of performers that includes Odetta, Tom Paxton and Loudon Wainwright III on Nov. 18 to conclude the shindig. In between there’s Asleep at the Wheel (11/11), Donna the Buffalo (11/15), The Avett Bros. (11/16), and a very special concert with Abigail Washburn and her Sparrow Quartet (Casey Driessen, Ben Sollee and the unmatched talent of Bela Fleck) on Nov. 17. Tickets for all of these are on sale now.
If you want to catch me, there’s a good chance that I’ll be at the shows selling T-shirts and/or CDs (for sure, I’ll be at the Kent Stage for Stacy Mitchhart on Folk Alley ‘Round Town night on Nov. 10 and the free workshops on Nov. 18 from noon to 5 p.m.). And, if you’re lucky (?), I’ll have my ukulele along as well.