Sisters Folk Festival celebrated two end-of-school-year successes by young artists: the completion of the 2016 Americana Project and the creation of over 45 hand-made guitars and ukuleles through the Americana Luthier Program.
Sisters Americana Project released its 13th full-length record, We Are Stardust, all songs written and recorded by students of Sisters High School. The album was engineered by Brent Alan and was produced by Alan and student Megan Ellsworth, with assistance from Sedona Baer. The songs on the record are an eclectic mix of heartfelt singer-songwriter music, compelling social commentary and whimsical tunes in a primarily acoustic format.The new recording shows the diversity and talent these young artists embody.
Over the development of the Americana Project program, young musicians have invested their tireless effort into exploring and expressing themselves creatively through the art of songwriting. To have the privilege to release yet another full-length album to the public this year is a true testament to the devotion of the students to their craft. The Sisters Americana Project is the educational outreach program of the Sisters Folk Festival and has been actively supporting music and arts education in the Sisters School District for the past ten years.