Variety of Artists Added to 2017 Sisters Folk Festival

The Sisters Folk Festival releases additional artists to continue to fill the lineup for the annual event, September 8-10. As one of the most well-respected acoustic music events in the Pacific Northwest, the Sisters Folk Festival is produced in beautiful Sisters, where “All the Town’s a Stage.”

The artists booked span multiple styles, cultures and genres and bring diversity to the musical offerings
this year.

Artists include 2017 Grammy-winning artist for both Best Folk Album and Best American Roots Performance, Sarah Jarosz; hot jazz and Western-swing trio Hot Club of Cowtown; the Gulf-Coast roots, California Country, and Tex- Mex-American sounds of Tremoloco; Phoebe Hunt & the Gatherers, led by fiddler and singer-songwriter Phoebe Hunt, which also comprises the immensely talented group Roy Williams & the
Human Hands.

Just ahead of an appearance on American Epic, produced by PBS, the Festival will feature the ragtime, old-time, Appalachian mountain music and blues of Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton; the wide-open western landscape songs of singer-songwriter Martha Scanlan; the young and creative interpreters of American music Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons; the cello accompaniment of Mai Bloomfield (of the band Raining Jane) and Dennis McGregor and the Spoilers — who will play their annual jam at Angeline’s Saturday evening; and more.

“We are excited this year to expand our genres and styles even more, and provide a platform for the best in American Roots music. Our hope is to celebrate our shared humanity and find ways to honor everyone who makes up our great nation and community, which extends well beyond Sisters and Central Oregon,” says Creative Director Brad Tisdel. The Festival has recently released its newest poster image from artist Dennis McGregor, celebrating harmony and the historical significance of the 1880s, when Lady Liberty was unveiled to the masses, many coming in as immigrants.
The Festival also hosts the fifteenth annual Americana Song Academy at Caldera, September 5-8, which has become a pilgrimage for songwriters to learn from the pros and build community
around music.

Teaching artists for 2017 include Chuck Cannon, Claire Lynch, Robbie Fulks, The East Pointers, Freddy & Francine, James Hill, Jon Stickley Trio, Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons, Kristin Andreassen, Martha Scanlan, Danny Schmidt, Carrie Elkin, Scott Cook, Mai Bloomfield and Justin Farren so far. The energy and creativity produced at the Academy brings special collaborations and musical excellence to the Festival. The Academy is sold out for this year, and registration for the 2018 Academy will open in early November.

Festival passes are $150 for adults and $50 for those 18 and under.

There are less than 350 tickets left for the weekend festival. “The event continues to sell out early, so for those who wish to be part of a unique musical experience, purchase tickets soon,” says Tisdel.


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