A Virtual Tribute to Bill Staines | Hosted by the Woodstock Folk Festival | Premieres Sunday, February 6

Virtual Tribute to Bill Staines hosted by Woodstock Folk Festival, Sunday, February 6,1pm/CST
Virtual Tribute to Bill Staines hosted by Woodstock Folk Festival, Sunday, February 6,1pm/CST

A Virtual Tribute to Bill Staines hosted by the Woodstock Folk Festival premieres Sunday afternoon, February 6, at 1pm/CST. February 6 would have been Bill’s 75th birthday.

You can view the premiere ON THIS VIDEO GALLERY PAGE when it becomes available at 1pm on February 6 — or you can use the button in the right column of this page.

Bill Staines, America’s Quintessential Troubador

Through words and music, our virtual tribute honors America’s quintessential troubadour, Bill Staines, who passed away on December 5, 2021.

Bill Staines received the Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016 and also performed at a couple of Festival concerts. His songs have been sung by many others and are often used in schools, camps, and song manuals. His children’s book received a Parents’ Choice Award.

From his early years playing at coffeehouses in the Boston-Cambridge area in the 1960s to his millions of miles touring and playing at venues throughout the country, Bill wrote and sang songs about the places he visited, the people he met, and the things he encountered. He sang about the diversity of our natural and human worlds, always with appreciation and respect, through songs such as “River,” “A Place in the Choir/All God’s Critters,” “Sweet Wyoming Home,” “Old Pen,” “Rodeo Rose,” and “Roseville Fair.”

Bill’s Final Concert Was At Passim Club with the Passim All-Stars

Among those you will hear at this Tribute are the Passim All-Stars, a “supergroup” of some of the most popular performers at the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, Massachusetts. These Massachusetts-based artists all began performing at Passim in the 1970s, and their November 21, 2021 concert at Club Passim was Bill’s final concert.

The All-Stars include Mason Daring and Jeanie Stahl, who perform throughout New England. Mason is a musician and composer who has written many scores for tv and film, including the music for most of John Sayles’ films. Jeanie’s vocals are featured on the soundtrack of many films and tv shows. Their song “Marblehead Morning,” which Mason wrote, is a classic.

Other Performers for this Tribute to Bill Staines

Billy Novick is a well-known sax and clarinet player who is on the soundtrack to numerous films. He composed a piece specifically for this tribute. In addition to his own playing and composition, he often performs with the New Black Eagle Jazz Band and with Guy Van Duser.

Guy Van Duser is known for his finger-style guitar playing and frequent appearances on “A Prairie Home Companion”; he teaches at Berklee College of Music.

Stuart Schulman plays numerous instruments in a variety of styles and often accompanied Bill on violin on his albums and with the All-Stars; he also plays with Jonathan Edwards and is on the soundtrack to John Sayles’ Passion Fish.

New York-based Priscilla Herdman is best known for her compelling interpretations of songs by other songwriters including Bill Staines. She was also part of the Herdman, Hills, and Mangsen Trio, which included Anne Hills and Cindy Mangsen.

Illinois-based award-winning singer-songwriter Joe Jencks performs throughout the United States and overseas. His songs such as “Lady of the Harbor” are now part of the folk music lexicon. He was also a founding member of the Brother Sun trio and has performed at the Festival several times.

New Jersey-based Mara Levine, an outstanding interpreter of songs including those of Bill Staines will be joined by Long Island, New York-based Gathering Time (Stuart Markus and Hillary Foxsong). Since 2006 Gathering Time has been performing originals and songs by others at festivals and other folk venues around the country. They all performed at the 2018 Woodstock Folk Festival. Mara is also a jewelry designer.

Portland, Oregon-based Tom May is the founder and host of the nationally syndicated radio show “River City Folk.” For over 35 years he has interviewed and performed with his guests, including Bill Staines. He also writes songs, performs around the world, and runs a benefit concert for Sisters of the Road in Portland.

Illinois-based but internationally touring singer-songwriters Small Potatoes (Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso) celebrate 30 years of playing and singing together this year. They play a variety of instruments in styles ranging from Celtic to Cowboy. They have traveled and performed with Bill Staines, including at the 2016 Festival. Rich is also editing this tribute.

Please show your support to our performers

There is no fee for this virtual event, but the Festival encourages viewers to support performers by getting tickets to their upcoming concerts, buying their CDs, and joining their Patreon and other platforms.

Links to performer websites and information about where to send donations in Bill’s honor are posted below and with the video on the Woodstock Folk Festival website. We will update this information as more comes available:

Mark your calendars for the 37th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival

Mark your calendars for the 37th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival on Sunday, July 17,
2022; the All-Sing Finale will include a tribute to Bill Staines.

The Festival is an entirely volunteer-run 501(c)(3) Illinois non-profit organization, made possible in part by Radio Partners WDCB, WFMT, and WNUR, the City of Woodstock, and Real Woodstock (www.realwoodstock.com).

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See the Woodstock Folk Festival 2021 — with Bonus Videos!

See the Woodstock Folk Festival 2021 HERE or click on the picture below. Share with your friends and family. Have a watch party!

Donations are welcome any time. Just use the Donate Button on the right, or send a check to Woodstock Folk Festival, P.O. Box 1628, Woodstock, IL 60098. Your support is essential for us to bring you next year’s Festival.

See the Woodstock Folk Festival 2021 HERE by clicking on the picture.
See the Woodstock Folk Festival 2021 HERE by clicking on the picture.

What a great event — this year’s Virtual Annual Woodstock Folk Festival

This year’s Virtual Woodstock Folk Festival was extraordinary. Performers (links are to their Woodstock Wednesdays performances on this site) included:

This year, the Festival presented its Lifetime Achievement Award to Megan McDonoughIts “Woody Award” went to Ray BethLilli Kuzma and Chuck VanderVennet.

Something new in the Woodstock Folk Festival 2021

This year’s Woodstock Folk Festival featured some new segments that were entertaining, thought-provoking and informative. The Walking Tour of Woodstock was accompanied by a historical narrative that showcased the charming Woodstock Square as well as Woodstock’s deep musical roots. A Performers’ Question & Answer brought out thoughtful, sometimes humorous, sometimes moving or revealing responses from the performers.

So if you missed the Festival this year, no problem! Visit our Video Gallery on the site at any time or CLICK HERE

Here are your BONUS three videos

You’ll find in the Gallery three additional videos, excerpts from the Festival. They are integral to the Festival, but you can also enjoy them as stand-alone performances. We hope you’ll enjoy this popular new tradition.

  1. All-Sing Intro: “Raise Your Voice” by Meghan Cary
  2. All-Sing Finale: Somos el Barco by Lorre Wyatt
  3. Performers’ Q & A (raw videos – great stuff!)

A post-Festival message from Carol Obertubbesing, Woodstock Folk Festival President

The Woodstock Folk Festival 2021 thanks all who participated in, watched, and supported this wonderful annual event. We greatly appreciate your interest and continued support.

If you haven’t yet enjoyed this year’s memorable event, we hope you will see it now and support next year’s Festival.

Thank you to our wonderful performers, mentioned above.

And thank you to our amazing editor Rich Prezioso

Thanks to Meghan Cary for coordinating our All-Sing opening song “Raise Your Voice” and Joe Jencks for coordinating “Somos El Barco.”  

Meghan Cary wrote the rousing opening song and Lorre Wyatt wrote the beautiful closing song.  We thank them for allowing us to use those songs. 

We appreciated the performers’ answers – sometimes humorous, sometimes moving, sometimes profound – to the questions we posed to them.  You heard some of the responses during the Festival, but we couldn’t include all of their remarks, so those too are now a stand-alone in the Video Gallery. 

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Post-Festival Zoom conversation, including our Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Megon McDonough, who sang her most recent song and a couple others, and to David Roth, who also sang us one of his songs. 

We’re glad Christine Lavin joined us to celebrate her friend and collaborator Megon. These surprises capped off an afternoon of musical delights.  

Congratulations to Megon on her Lifetime Achievement Award and to Ray Beth, Lilli Kuzma, and Chuck VanderVennet on their “Woody” Awards.  If you have suggestions for next year’s awards, please email info@woodstockfolkfestival.org.  A complete list of past recipients is on the website.  

Thanks to current and former Board members and to our volunteers Sonia Calles Mesa, Leslie Cook, Paul Klonowski, Steve Mikus, Annemarie Serra, Joel Simpson, and Kathy Wentz.  Thanks also to the City of Woodstock, the Woodstock Opera House, and Real Woodstock.  

Other ways to support the Festival and our musicians

Festival masks ($15 each) are available for purchase at WarpCorps and Read Between the Lynes, both located on Woodstock Square; contact us at info@woodstockfolkfestival.org if you want us to ship one to you ($15 + shipping and handling).  Proceeds bring you next year’s Festival.

Be sure to mark your calendar now for next year’s 37th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival on Sunday, July 17, 2022.  Check out this website periodically and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Remember to support performers by purchasing tickets to their live and virtual concerts, donating to them via their websites, buying their CDs, and joining their Patreon platforms.

Katherine Rondeau couldn’t participate in this year’s Festival for health reasons. She is featured in one of our Woodstock Wednesdays, though. She is scheduled to perform at St. Tim’s Coffeehouse (Skokie) virtual concert on October 9.  We will try to update you on other performers as we hear of their activities.

Keep the music coming

In the meantime, be sure to check out the folk music programs offered by our Radio Partners WDCB, WFMT, and WNUR and 24/7 online music services Acoustic Outpost and Folk Music Notebook.  

Watch virtual and/or live concerts from our fellow folk music organizations Acoustic Renaissance (acousticren.com), Fox Valley Folk Festival (FVFS.org), Lake County Folk Club (thelakecountyfolkclub.org), Off Square Music (offsquaremusic.org), St. Tim’s Coffeehouse (sttimothyskokie.org), and Two Way Street Coffee House (twowaystreet.org).  

Most of all, remember that music is a source of joy, healing, and community; keep the power of song in your heart and take it with you wherever you go.

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36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival | Sunday, July 18, 2021

The 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival, 2021 is HERE (or click on the picture below)!

Presented by Woodstock Folk Festival, this virtual event will delight folk music lovers everywhere. The video will remain in the Gallery afterward, so if you missed it, stop in any time — and share with your friends and family:

The 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival - Sunday, July 18, 1pm/CDT.
The 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival – Sunday, July 18, 1pm/CDT. The video will remain in the Gallery afterward, so if you missed it, stop in any time — and share with your friends and family

Please Consider a Donation to the Festival

There is a suggested donation of $25 for the Festival. No reservations are necessary for the Festival itself, just the post-Festival Zoom Conversation. To reserve your space and receive a link, email info@woodstockfolkfestival.org.

The proceeds from this year’s Festival benefit this year’s performers AND enable us to present next year’s Festival. To donate at any time in any amount, just press the Donate Button above the email subscription form.

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Sunday, July 18, 2021, 1pm/CDT

For the Premiere of this Virtual 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival, click on the link below or the picture:

THE 2021 36TH ANNUAL WOODSTOCK FOLK FESTIVAL

The 2021 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival comes to you Sunday, July 18, 2021, 1pm/CDT.
The 2021 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival video will remain in the Gallery after our July 18 event, so if you missed it, come later — and share with your friends and family

There’s More After the Main Event!

Enjoy THREE more Festival videos in the Gallery. They are in the Festival folder in the Video Gallery — https://woodstockfolkfestival.org/video-category/festival/. You can also use the menu tab for the Video Gallery to check out these and many other wonderful videos — or you can use the direct links below:

  1. All-Sing Intro: “Raise Your Voice” by Meghan Cary
  2. Somos el Barco by Lorre Wyatt
  3. Performers’ Q & A (raw videos – great stuff!)

Who’s Performing for the 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival 2021?

Performers (with links to their Woodstock Wednesdays performances on this site) include:

This year, the Festival presents its Lifetime Achievement Award to Megan McDonough. Its “Woody Award” goes to Ray Beth, Lilli Kuzma and Chuck VanderVennet.

Our 36th Annual Woodstock Folk Festival 2021 Program

The program also includes a Virtual Walking Tour of Woodstock and All-Sing opening and closing songs.

Join the conversation! At 4pm/CDT, we will host a Zoom Conversation with audience members and some performers. If you would like to participate in the Zoom Conversation, then please reserve by July 15. Email info@woodstockfolkfestival.org with your reservation request. When we receive your email, we will send you the Zoom link.

More About This Year’s Performers

Illinois-based Ashley & Simpson (ashleyandsimpson.com), the duo of Jennifer Ashley and Joel Simpson, offers traditional and contemporary songs with beautiful vocal harmonies.

Pennsylvania-based singer-songwriter Meghan Cary (meghancary.com), accompanied by her husband Peter Farrell, engages the audience with songs that are healing, inspiring, and joyful.

Featured on Nickelodeon, WGN, Univision, and public tv, Illinois-based Cielito Lindo Family Band (cielitolindo.co) is a modern mariachi band featuring members of the Lucero family. They draw from their Mexican musical heritage.

Wisconsin-based Fendrick & Peck (fendrickandpeck.com), the duo of Madeline Fendrick and Brian Peck, offers string, strum, and song as they muse on connection, compassion, and personal growth.

Illinois-based Joe Jencks (joejencks.com) is an award-winning international touring performer, songwriter, entertainer, and educator known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness, and spiritual exploration. He was also a co-founder of the trio Brother Sun.

UK-based singer-songwriter Pete Morton (petemorton.com) has been bringing his traditional and contemporary songs to audiences around the world for over 30 years.

North Carolina-based Jon Shain (jonshain.com) is a singer-songwriter, musician, producer, and teacher, who won the 2019 International Blues Challenge. FJ Ventre (reverbnation.com/fjventre) joins Jon on bass and vocals; he also has a studio and graphic design firm.

While You’re On the Festival Site . . .

Would you like to enjoy this year’s Festival again or share it with others? Then be sure to visit our Video Gallery anytime. While you’re there, check out our 2020 Woodstock Folk Festival or our gallery of Woodstock Wednesdays performers.

How about receiving email updates from us? Then Subscribe in the right column of any page of the Festival site (woodstockfolkfestival.org). 

We hope you will support our Annual Woodstock Folk Festival and more music online. To do that, just press the Donate Button above the email subscription form.

If you love what you hear in this year’s Festival or other videos on the site, watch our own Calendar of Folk Music Events for upcoming performances online and in real time for all our music friends. And remember: you can always browse our Video Gallery, a wonderful folk music community resource.

About Woodstock Folk Festival

The Festival is a 501(c)3 Illinois non-profit organization, made possible in part by Radio Partners WDCB, WFMT, and WNUR, the City of Woodstock, Real Woodstock (www.realwoodstock.com), sponsors, and donors. For more information about this year’s Festival and future events, return here to www.woodstockfolkfestival.org.

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Sones de México Ensemble Celebrates Cinco de Mayo, May 5, 7pm/CDT

Sones de México Ensemble premieres May 5, 7pm/CDT. Here’s your LINK to the show.

Sones de México Ensemble celebrates Cinco de Mayo with the Woodstock Folk Festival community at our May 5 Woodstock Wednesdays performance! Savor a carry-out meal from a local Mexican restaurant, and share it at home while you enjoy the concert.

Support our Performers

Performers greatly appreciate your support! Visit their websites, shop in their online stores, donate. Support Sones de Mexico with a Donation or by becoming a Sponsor. Visit their Music Store to purchase an album.

Our Featured Performers: Sones de Mexico

Sones de México Ensemble formed up in Chicago’s historic Pilsen neighborhood in 1994. Their purpose was to keep the tradition of Mexican ‘son’ alive in its many regional forms. As performers and recording artists, the ensemble developed and popularized many original arrangements of Mexican traditional tunes through touring the United States and internationally. Tours included such prestigious venues as the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall in New York, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.

The organization offers a number of educational and outreach programs, including music lessons, elementary and college residencies, children’s programs, workshops, lectures and songwriting classes. The group interweaves Mexican culture and heritage into every performance and program.

Sones de México Ensemble Present Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico – Cinco de Mayo Edition

Sones de México Ensemble Present Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico - Cinco de Mayo Edition

Sones de México Ensemble is the country’s premier folk music organization specializing in Mexican ‘son’, including the regional styles of huapango, gustos, chilenas, son jarocho, and more.

Join us for this Cinco de Mayo special edition of Sones de Mexico Ensemble’s guided musical tour of Mexico. Mexico’s folk music and dance styles are very diverse and largely unknown outside their local regions. There is son jarocho, son huasteco, gusto, son istmeño, chilenas, and over thirty other styles. Different regions of the country have unique instruments, repertoire and techniques rarely heard outside these regions.

Relax, and take a virtual musical tour of Mexico. Let the GRAMMY™ nominated Sones de México Ensemble, specialists in these regional styles, be your guide in this special demo of Mexico’s musical geography. They will speak about what to listen for in the major regional styles. Who knows? They may inspire your future travels!

This program is sponsored in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and by donations from people like you. Please support this group’s mission and make a tax deductible contribution at https://sonesdemexico.com/donate/

Explore Sones de México Ensemble’s Mexican Music School . . .

Sones de México Ensemble’s Mexican Music School offers 5 levels of guitar classes grounded in Mexican culture and Repertoire for all ages.

Music classes video DEMO : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TsfeRWUdUEbh5tbssQtL895yk1rsF-Cv/view?usp=sharing

Outreach programs for schools: Sones de México Ensemble offers a diverse range of educational programs for children and adults that they bring to schools, community organizations, libraries, and cultural centers. Learn more here: https://sonesdemexico.com/outreach/

Sones de México Ensemble has been the winner of the Best Latin Entertainer in the Chicago Music Awards for four consecutive years: 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Their children’s album “Fiesta Mexicana” also won a Parents’ Choice™ Award.

While You’re On the Festival Site . . .

Would you like to enjoy the show again or share it with others? Then be sure to visit our Video Gallery anytime. While you’re there, check out past performers’ shows.

How about receiving email updates each Monday from us? Then Subscribe in the right column of any page of the Festival site (woodstockfolkfestival.org). 

Would you like to support our Annual Woodstock Folk Festival and more music online? Great! Then press the Donate Button above the email subscription form.

If you love what you heard here this evening, watch our own Calendar of Folk Music Events for upcoming performances online and in real time for all our music friends. And remember: you can always browse our Video Gallery, a wonderful folk music community resource.

Enjoy Sones de México Ensemble and celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

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Views expressed by performers and others who appear at Woodstock Festival events or on the website are solely the views of these individuals and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Festival or its Board members.

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Jon Shain | Woodstock Wednesdays | Premieres April 28, 7pm/CDT

Veteran singer-songwriter Jon Shain specializes in improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. Jon premieres April 28, 7pm/CDT for Woodstock Wednesdays.
Veteran singer-songwriter Jon Shain specializes in improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. Jon premieres April 28, 7pm/CDT for Woodstock Wednesdays.

Jon Shain premieres April 28 – HERE’s your LINK!

Veteran singer-songwriter Jon Shain has turned heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style. He combines improvised piedmont blues with bluegrass, swing, and ragtime. 

Shain’s most recent solo disc, Gettin’ Handy with the Blues: A Tribute to the Legacy of WC Handy, was released in January, 2018.
Shain’s most recent solo disc, Gettin’ Handy with the Blues: A Tribute to the Legacy of WC Handy, was released in January, 2018.

The 2019 winner of the International Blues Challenge in the solo/duo category, Jon is scheduled to appear at the Woodstock Folk Festival this year. Shain’s most recent solo disc, Gettin’ Handy with the Blues: A Tribute to the Legacy of WC Handy, was released in January, 2018. Shain’s last release is the  gorgeous roots album, Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday Soon,  recorded along with long-time collaborator FJ Ventre. They have a new album, Never Found  Way to Tame the Blues, due for release in 2021.

Want to explore more aabout Jon Shain? Then read the Featured Performer or More Resources sections below. 

Support Our Performers

Performers greatly appreciate your support! Visit their websites, shop in their online stores, donate.

Want to show your support and appreciation for this Woodstock Wednesdays performer? Then visit Jon at his website: www.jonshain.com. You can tip him via Paypal to flyinrex@jonshain.com or through Venmo to @Jon_Shain.

While You’re On the Site . . .

Would you like to enjoy the show again or share it with others? Then be sure to visit our Video Gallery anytime. While you’re there, check out past performers’ shows.

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Jon Shain: Our Featured Performer for April 28

From Jon’s website, www.jonshain.com.

Jon grew up in Haverhill, Massachusetts, a Merrimack River mill-town that had already seen its better days by the time he was a child in the 1970s. His family’s business was a small textile dyeing company, and he worked in the factory during the summers throughout his teens. At the same time, Shain began to discover his love of American roots music and songwriting, specifically drawn to the narratives about regular people and themes of social justice.

Shain headed south to North Carolina in 1986, to study American History at Duke University and to continue his musical journey, as well. In addition to studying with jazz professor Paul Jeffrey, he also had the good fortune to learn the piedmont blues tradition firsthand by playing in Big Boy Henry’s backing band. It was at this time that Shain also got to meet and play with John Dee Holeman and a number of the great older NC blues players. Shain’s classes in school were heavily concentrated in southern history, English, and world religions. That mixture of the academic environment and the real-world blues music is what has most informed his musical direction.

Jon’s First Band

Shain cut his touring teeth from 1989-1998 founding the Chapel Hill, NC folk-rock group, Flyin’ Mice and their spin-off group, WAKE. The band performed with acts such as David Grisman, Tony Rice Unit, Hot Tuna, and the Dixie Dregs, released four CDs, and played clubs, schools, and festivals up and down the East Coast, building a legion of fans. After his band’s breakup, Shain went solo, returning to his roots in the folk and blues circuit.

Albums, Guest Artist Performances, Instrumentals

In addition to the album with Joe Newberry and a live album with Jon Shain Trio, Jon has released eight studio albums, working with studio luminaries such as Dave Mattacks, Tom Dube, and Chris Stamey, along the way. As a guest artist, Jon has recorded with Jim Avett, Greg Humphreys, Dana Kletter, and many others. His instrumental music has been placed in several documentary films and commercials, as well as on shows on the Discovery Channel and Animal Planet.

Currently…

The last few years have seen Shain headlining listening rooms on the East Coast, in the Midwest, and in Europe, as well as opening shows for John Hiatt, Keb’ Mo’, Little Feat, and others. When Shain is not recording, producing other artists, or performing, he stays busy giving private instruction in Piedmont blues fingerstyle guitar, and teaching group workshops in songwriting and blues guitar.

More Resources

FJ Ventre & Jon Shain

Visit HERE for information about “Jon’s musical buddies who perform with him frequently and are featured in his recordings.” These buddies include FJ Ventre, Allyn Love, and Joe Newberry.

FJ Ventre is scheduled to perform with Jon at the Woodstock Folk Festival on July 18, 2021.

Watch the video of Jon’s winning performance at 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, and read the News & Observer’s feature.

Read about Jon as a teacher. See rave reviews from those who learn from him, like this one: “A brilliant player, he is also an accomplished teacher who can unlock a student’s Rosetta Stone and give them the tools to be the musician they want to be.” ~ Joe Newberry, Raleigh, NC

You can also find Jon on Facebook and Twitter.

For more music, visit Jon’s YouTube page.

Enjoy Jon Shain’s Woodstock Wednesdays performance!

If you love what you heard here this evening, watch our own Calendar of Folk Music Events for upcoming performances online and in real time for all our music friends. And remember: you can always browse our Video Gallery, a wonderful folk music community resource.

Views expressed by performers and others who appear at Woodstock Festival events or on the website are solely the views of these individuals and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Festival or its Board members.

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Magpie Premieres April 21, 7pm/CDT | Woodstock Wednesdays

Magpie premieres HERE on April 21, 7pm/CDT

Magpie, the duo of Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner, is “…simply, absolutely, unequivocally wonderful. They’ll thrill you to boots, melt your heart. The controlled beauty of Terry’s singing is what hits you first, but she also plays a mean harp. Greg’s relaxed accompaniment compliments her perfectly…” ~ (Colin Irwin, “Melody Maker,” Norwich Folk Festival, Norwich, England)

Want to explore more Magpie music and learn about their interests and special talents? Then read the Featured Performers or More Resources sections below. 

Support Our Performers

Performers greatly appreciate your support! Visit their websites, shop in their online stores, donate. Click HERE to find out how you can support Magpie with cash or item donations, become a sponsor or help fundraise for them.

While You’re On the Festival Site . . .

Would you like to enjoy the show again or share it with others? Then be sure to visit our Video Gallery anytime. While you’re there, check out past performers’ shows.

How about receiving email updates each Monday from us? Then be sure to Subscribe in the right column of any page of the Festival site (woodstockfolkfestival.org). 

Would you like to support our Annual Woodstock Folk Festival and more music online? Great! Then press the Donate Button above the email subscription form.

Love folk music? The Woodstock Folk Festival brings you quality folk music and storytelling through the year. 

Magpie: Our Featured Performers for April 21

In celebration of Earth Day, Magpie’s songs will focus on our planet and the environment. This longer video continues the Woodstock Folk Festival’s tradition of a spring concert in a new way.

Terry and Greg started out in Kent, Ohio, in September of 1973. They moved to Washington, D.C., the following year. After spending 34 years as regular stalwarts of the folk music scene there, they moved to upstate New York where they live now.

With a career spanning more than 40 years, Magpie travels the globe, bringing its unique sound and breathtaking versatility to audiences everywhere. From traditional songs to vintage blues, swing and country to folk classics to contemporary and stirring original compositions, they cover a lot of musical ground.

With their powerful voices and harmonies and their excellent instrumental arrangements on guitars, mandolin, harmonica, dulcimer, and concertina, their sound is much bigger than just two people. Award-winning recording artists, songwriters, musical historians, and social activists, Terry and Greg always promise a presentation that is highly entertaining as well as provocative and deeply moving.

MAGPIE Presents EIGHT Great School Programs

https://magpiemusic.com/school-programs.html

Magpie brings eight different programs to audiences of all ages, including schools. Avid environmentalists, they developed these two programs:

  • Icthyomusicology, the study of music and songs about fish and marine life, and
  • Living Planet, featuring songs about the Earth.

Others include:

  • Battle Cry of Freedom about the Civil War era,
  • A Mighty Hard Road, the life and music of Woody Guthrie,
  • Put the Sun Back in the Sky, songs of the 1930s,
  • Spoon River, in which the unforgettable characters of Edgar Lee Masters’ poetic masterpiece come alive,
  • All the News That’s Fit to Sing, topic and political news of the 1960s,
  • Working My Life Away, which introduces students to songs about the struggles of working people, and
  • Harriet Was Here, an example of MAGPIE”S songwriting residency work. 

A Zoom Experiment

Last year was the seventh in a row Terry and Greg led a songwriting residency with fourth grade students at Genesee Elementary School in Auburn, NY. As Harriet Tubman’s hometown, it was the perfect spot for Harriet Was Here.

Because of COVID-19, they had to try something a little different. In prior years, the new song served as the closing performance in two concerts that were open to the public. Parents and community people always showed up as Auburn bcame a home-away-from-home for the duo.

In 2020, the residency was conducted through ZOOM meetings, two each day, Monday through Friday, for two weeks. The song was recorded on both video and audio with each of the kids recorded singing on their own as well as singing along with the video/audio of Terry and Greg singing it.

Although the final edited video showed up at a point in time, it wouldn’t have been ready for Juneteenth when they wanted to present it, so they performed it in another Zoom session attended by parents, teachers, school board members, community leaders, organizers of the project, and Terry and Greg’s friend, Kate Clifford Larsen, author of the excellent biography, Tubman, Bound for the Promised Land. In their words, “The kids sang it beautifully, and we think it’s a fine song.

“Hope you enjoy it, and feel free to share it with anyone.” ~ Terry and Greg, Magpie

A Year for Dedications: George Perry Floyd and All Front-Line Healthcare Workers

The students decided to dedicate their song that year to George Perry Floyd and to all the front-line healthcare workers. They wrote a letter to George Perry Floyd’s family, which you can read HERE.

“I was moved to tears when I read the letter that the students wrote to the family of George Floyd.” ~ Mary Sherman, former elementary teacher

Terry and Greg, Magpie, are available also to work with whomever to design programs that fit whatever they want to teach through music. For booking information contact: Terry Leonino, 245 Brooky Hollow Rd., Middleburgh, NY 12122 (301) 775-6043, gtmagpie@midtel.net

More Resources

You’ll find Magpie at https://magpiemusic.com/. Check out their Discography or their 45th Anniversary CD, pictured on the left.

And there are lots more videos HERE.

Visit and “Like” them on Facebook.

Enjoy the music of Magpie!

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Windborne Premieres April 14 for Woodstock Wednesdays

Windborne performs for Woodstock Wednesdays, a program of the Woodstock Folk Festival, April 14, 7pm/CDT.
Windborne performs for Woodstock Wednesdays, a program of the Woodstock Folk Festival, April 14, 7pm/CDT.

Windborne premieres April 14 Click HERE for the show

Filled with the vocal agility and authentic sound for which they are known, Windborne concerts include songs from Corsica, the Republic of Georgia, Bulgaria, Quebec, and Basque country, as well as traditional and original American folk music.

Want to explore more Windborne music and learn about their interests and special talents? Then read the Featured Performers or More Resources sections below. Find out about their upcoming album release? Special Projects and a New Album Alert.

Performers greatly appreciate your support! Visit their websites, shop in their online stores, donate. Support Windborne through their Patreon page, or purchase CDs and contribute to their Tip Jar at https://sott.backerkit.com/hosted_preorders.

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Windborne: Our Featured Performers April 14

Special for National Dance Week, April 16-25, Windborne’s Woodstock Wednesdays performance features foot percussion.

Windborne at Green Note in Camden Town/London England
Windborne at Green Note in Camden Town/London England

“The best musical discovery of the year…Stunningly powerful vocal harmony…Windborne sets a new bar for folk harmony singing today” ~ Brian O’Donovan, NPR

Excited reviews like these are routine for Windborne, singers who grew up immersed in the traditional song and dance communities of New England. Read more reviews in the next section, What Folks Say.

Windborne crafted their unique style and honed their skills by seeking out and studying masters of traditional singing styles in the U.S. and around the world. Now they bring their authentic music and vocal agility not only to communities in their own New England area but to a global community, energized by a belief that music can change hearts. With each step, teaching, learning and experiencing the joy of music and dance. Specializing in close harmony singing, the quartet has a vibrant energy and a strong connection, evident in their engaging performance.

In addition to their vocal virtuosity, Windborne members are seasoned teachers and song-leaders, delighting groups of all ages and musical experience. Their instruction is ‘enthusiastic, clear, and nuanced.’ And Windborne brings more than musical instruction to their teaching. It’s not just about the notes of a song but about varied vocal styles, pronunciation and cultural contexts of musical styles.

Some Windborne History

This a cappella quartet based in Massachusetts performed at our 2019 Festival. They set a record for CD sales!
This a cappella quartet based in Massachusetts performed at our 2019 Festival. They set a record for CD sales!

During its 10+ year history, Windborne was first a duo, then a trio, and now a vocal quartet. Today Windborne is Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig and Jeremy Carter-Gordon.

The group in its various forms has traveled extensively in the U.S. and around the world, studying, performing and leading workshops. The music masters with whom they studied include:

Their collective five decades of performing and teaching experience perfected their ability to switch effortlessly between drastically different styles of singing within the same concert. Their performances delight audiences with carefully crafted arrangements and vocal energy.

As award-winning musicians, they have appeared at many festivals in the U.S. and taught master classes at Keene State College. In January 2014, AMA (American Music Association) sent Windborne on a month-long tour to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Angola performing and teaching as musical ambassadors for the U.S.!

Locally, they’ve been on the Woodstock Folk Festival stage, receiving an enthusiastic standing ovation from our audience.  Zoe Mulford appeared that year as well.  And not so surprisingly, Windborne has collaborated with Zoe. You’ll learn about that when you see their Woodstock Wednesdays video.

What Folks Say About Windborne

Specializing in close harmony singing, the quartet has a vibrant energy and a strong connection, evident in their engaging performance.
Specializing in close harmony singing, the quartet has a vibrant energy and a strong connection, evident in their engaging performance.

“A quartet the likes of which I’ve not seen since…Coope, Boyes and Simpson, the Watersons, or The Voice Squad. Just absolutely phenomenal!” ~ BBC Traveling Folk

Mary DesRosiers, folk musicologist for the Monadnock Folklore Society, acclaims Windborne for “the purity of their voices, strength of their material, and attention to detail in their arrangements.”

“The singers of Windborne have a deep understanding, both musically and culturally, of the traditions from which they draw much of their repertoire. Their singing is a feast of a cappella harmony.” ~ Peter Amidonwww.amidonmusic.com

More Resources

Special Projects and a New Album Alert . . .

Not idled by the current situation, Windborne has looked for additional ways to express themselves. This includes recording and creatively adding to a 1640s protest anthem, The Diggers’ Song. Here are the last lines of the song, added and composed by them…

Against the hate and fear, stand up now, stand up now,
Against the hate and fear, stand up now.
The press have closed their eyes, they spread the tyrants’ lies
They’ll tell you with their cries, who to love and to despise
Stand up now, Diggers all.

And then there’s this, from Windborne: “NEW ALBUM ALERT! Friends, we are so excited to announce the launch of our next album, Of Hard Times & Harmony.

Support our Indiegogo fundraising campaign and pre-order your copy (IGG.me/at/WinborneHT). Thank you for believing in our music and message! In song and solidarity, Will, Lauren, Lynn, and Jeremy.”

Now go, enjoy the Windborne performance!

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If you love what you heard here this evening, watch our own Calendar of Folk Music Events for upcoming performances online and in real time for all our music friends. And remember: you can always browse our Video Gallery, a wonderful folk music community resource.

Views expressed by performers and others who appear at Woodstock Festival events or on the website are solely the views of these individuals and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Festival or its Board members.

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Zachary Stevenson Tribute to Phil Ochs Premieres April 7, 7pm/CDT

“Zachary Stevenson doesn’t portray Phil Ochs. He is Phil Ochs. The complex, mercurial personality; the songs […]  Stevenson nails it all.” ~ Patrick Langston, Ottawa Citizen

With Zachary Stevenson on board for Woodstock Wednesdays, April 7, 7pm/CDT, we’re in for a special event! On April 7, the Woodstock Folk Festival commemorates the 45th Anniversary of Phil Ochs’ passing (April 9) AND celebrates Sonny Ochs’ birthday.

For Zach’s Woodstock Wednesdays concert, he will sing Phil Ochs’ Changes, There But For Fortune, Power and the Glory, I Ain’t Marching Any More, and When I’m Gone. You’ll hear which of Phil Ochs’ songs galvanized Zach’s admiration and adoration.

Want to explore more Phil Ochs’ music and learn more about his life and legacy? Then read on. We’ll point you to resources.

Performers greatly appreciate your support! Visit their websites, shop in their online stores, donate.

You’ll find Zachary Stevenson at https://zacharystevenson.com/ where you can buy tickets, book Zachary, or become a Patron. Check out his online store, https://zacharystevenson.com/store. Zachary has proudly raised over $10,000 for MSF (Doctors Without Borders) through CD sales. Want to take guitar lessons? Then go to Live Virtual Guitar Lessons with Zach to learn.

HERE’s your LINK to Zachary Stevensons show premiering April 7.

Zachary Stevenson: Featured Woodstock Wednesdays Performer

Sonny Ochs & Zachary Stevenson
Sonny Ochs & Zachary Stevenson

Originally from Vancouver Island, Canada, Zachary was coined a “dead ringer for dead singers” by the Victoria Times Colonist for his portrayals of Phil Ochs, Buddy Holly, Hank Williams and roles based on Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis. Then in 2018, Zachary won the Jeff Award in Chicago for Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role (Musical) for the Buddy Holly Story. That’s a role he’s honed in more than a dozen productions across Canada and the United States. Other acting highlights include Hair, Urinetown, Assassins, and Company. Zach is currently writing a new one-man show based on the life of Phil Ochs entitled Louder Than the Guns

What Folks Say About Zachary Stevenson

“I’m so glad to hear that you’re having Zach. He does a remarkable tribute to Phil. Sounds so much like him that it freaked out Tom Paxton – whom I happened to be standing next to at the time. He turned to me and said, ‘That’s Phil!'” ~ Greg Greenway

“Zachary Stevenson… is the epitome of effortless cool with a gorgeous voice and a star-quality stage presence. ” ~ Mark Robbins, Vancouver Presents

How Zachary deepened his connection to Phil Ochs

Zach mostly played and sang Phil Ochs songs after college. One day someone advised him to get in touch with Sonny Ochs, Phil’s sister. After meeting with Sonny in her home, a lasting friendship began and blossomed. Sonny shared Phil’s recordings, writings, and his FBI file with Zach. Through Phil Ochs Song Nights, her radio show, and other activities, Sonny kept Phil’s music and legacy alive. Over the years, she nurtured many young performers and introduced them to songs about social justice.

Zachary said this about Sonny Ochs . . .

Sonny and Phil at Old Town School of Folk Music 2002
Sonny and Phil at Old Town School of Folk Music 2002

“Sonny is generous, honest, loyal and easy to be around. She is a champion of any musician who wants to use their voice for change, always making me feel welcome and supported. Like instant family. Through her, I’ve met many marvelous musicians that share the spirit of Phil Ochs: John Flynn, Pat Humphries, Greg Greenway, Sonia (Disappear Fear), Reggie Harris, and Carolyn Hester just to name a few. Sonny has had an impact on me that will last my lifetime. And I’m grateful to know her and call her a friend.” ~ Zachary Stevenson 

What Reggie Harris says about Sonny Ochs

“Sonny Ochs has been a deeply connective force for good in my life and in the folk music community with her passionate support of artists, her advocacy for the music of her brother Phil, and her selfless and generous spirit for music of social change. Her tireless efforts to host Phil Ochs Song Nights have spread the importance of topical songs around the world, and she has contributed volumes of information through her radio shows and through interviews. Sonny has also been at the forefront of encouraging young writers to focus their efforts on songs that address issues that our world needs to hear. I have been very fortunate to know her as collaborator, concert promoter and friend.

Phil Ochs during a 1967 Vietnam protest outside the United Nations in New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs)
Phil Ochs during a 1967 Vietnam protest outside the United Nations in New York. (Photo by Michael Ochs)

She is the reason that I came to know Phil’s music which has changed both my writing and incited my passion for songs of social  change. It’s clear that Phil was one of our most passionate and iconic writers of that. And it’s striking that many of the issues that he addressed are still part of our present world conflict. I am one among many who owe a great thank you to Sonny for bringing that music into my ears and my heart.” ~ Reggie Harris

What Greg Greenway says about Sonny Ochs

“When I first got to know Sonny, it was through Phil Ochs Song Nights. My managers hornswoggled her into including me. At that point, it was clear that Sonny would go far and wide to present a Phil night. She personalized each evening with a reading of a newspaper article, or simply things she remembered. Our gauge has been that if we do our job properly, Sonny will have tears in her eyes after “When I’m Gone.” Her loyalty and admiration for Phil the singer/song-writer is inexhaustible, but as I have come to know her, her love for a brother, both brilliant and troubled, is for me the deeper story. I try to never forget that for us, we are celebrating the work of a prolific and important artist, but for Sonny it is a family story, full of resplendent moments and times of heartbreak. She is giving us a gift with her generosity and openness. I have come to know that Sonny has helped so many in Folk music, me included, in so many different ways. That you are having Zach perform couldn’t be more perfect.

Singing in a Phil Ochs Song Night will make it clear how Phil’s relevancy hasn’t waned. The words to so many of his songs could have been written today. (Phil was one of the first Folk singers to write about race.) He wanted to be in the vanguard, where the action was. And to this day, people all across the country show up, and celebrate every word with us. It is a powerful and fitting tribute.” ~ Greg Greenway

Thank you, Sonny!

The Woodstock Folk Festival wishes Sonny Ochs a Happy Birthday!

Learn more about Phil Ochs – here are some resources

While you’re on the Woodstock Folk Festival website . . .

Would you like to enjoy the show again or share it with others? Then visit our Video Gallery anytime. While there, check out past performers’ shows such as Hawktail with Brittany Haas or Mara Levine.

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Enjoy the music of Phil Ochs admiringly performed by Zachary Stevenson!

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Hawktail | Premieres March 31, 7pm/CDT | Woodstock Wednesdays

Hawktail with Brittany Haas premieres March 31, 7pm/CDT, for Woodstock Wednesdays. Check back here for a link when it's available.
Hawktail premieres March 31, 7pm/CDT, for Woodstock Wednesdays.

Hawktail spreads their wings on Woodstock Wednesday. 

Known collectively as Hawktail, each time they play, fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie combine their monstrous compositional and instrumental forces to the delight of their audiences.   

We’re very pleased to have this vibrant group join Woodstock Wednesdays.  Can’t wait right?   

Here’s your LINK to Hawktail’s show premiering on March 31.

All Performers donate their time and performance for our Wednesday enjoyment.  The performers would greatly appreciate your support!  Where to donate for Hawktail?  Here’s their DONATE URLhttps://www.paypal.com/donate?hosted_button_id=HM4G67XGWFAR8  

Hawktail: Our Featured Performers

What the WFF?  A riddle.   

We ask: What is 286 inches long? 

You say:  Don’t know – another hint please. 

We hint: Part of it is a Tiger. 

Then, you say: Don’t know – another hint please. 

We hint: it usually has 4 smiles. 

Now, you guess: (because this is a post about Hawktail) ‘oh, Hawktail, 4 members, average height 5’11½ ”, Brittany is a grad of Princeton (the Princeton Tigers) and 4 smiles?—besides delivering great folk music, that’s what they do.  Got it!’ 

Winning smiles and winning music!

Hawktail has responded to COVID in all sorts of creative ways.  Check out their website https://hawktail.bandcamp.com. Or checkout their visit to Woodstock Wednesday, premiering on March 31, 2021.   

Hey, where can we find Hawktail besides on Woodstock Wednesday? If you head to YouTube, you can subscribe to their YouTube channel for their recorded performances: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSezL0crjvvNX58iwjx7lQg

What about CDs?  Currently, they have two albums: Unless (premiere album); Formations (sophomore album). 

Hawktail – “Annbjørg” For some, one might hear hints of Irish and jazz(?) 

While You’re On Our Site

Would you like to enjoy the show again or share it with others? Then be sure to visit our Video Gallery anytime. While you’re there, check out past performers’ shows such as Mara Levine or Trillium.

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Mara Levine | Woodstock Wednesdays | Premieres March 24, 7pm/CDT

Watch Mara Levine's premiere for Woodstock Wednesdays March 24, 7pm/CDT - with a bow to the themes of Passover, beginning the evening of March 27.
Watch Mara Levine’s premiere for Woodstock Wednesdays March 24, 7pm/CDT – with a bow to the themes of Spring, beginning March 20 and of Passover, beginning the evening of March 27.

Mara Levine appeared at the Woodstock Folk Festival in 2018 as a Special Guest with Gathering Time. She premieres for Woodstock Wednesdays March 24, 7pm/CDT.

With songs of social conscience and themes of taking a stand, making a difference, considering the treatment of others and becoming a better person, her performance connects thematically to Passover, beginning March 27.

Want to show your support and appreciation for this Woodstock Wednesdays performer? Then visit her website at https://maralevine.com/. You can purchase her albums or donate to her Tip Jar. Contact her at marablevine@gmail.com for a jewelry catalog.

Click HERE to watch Mara Levine’s show premiering March 24.

Mara Levine: Featured Performer March 24

Mara Levine & Pete Seeger

Some people, like the one described in Leonard Cohen’s classic song, are born with a Golden Voice. Mara Levine is one of those gifted few who fit that definition. Hearing her sing makes you stop whatever you are doing and LISTEN!

Known for her warmth, sincerity and impeccable natural musicality, she makes us all listen more intently, and celebrate the beauty that she brings to every song she sings and inspires us to do better ourselves, in whatever field we work. Thank you Mara for making us all remember the poetry of lyricism.” ~ David Amram, Composer, Conductor, Multi Instrumentalist

Called “one of the best singers of her generation” by Christine Lavin, folksinger and jewelry designer Mara Levine, like a skilled gem cutter, selects songs with inherent beauty, examines them carefully, then crafts and polishes them to a glittering brilliance.  According to folksinger and activist Si Kahn, “Layering harmony line on top of harmony line, Levine creates rich tapestries of sound and emotion.” 

Facets of Folk ~ Mara Levine’s Third Album

With her third album, FACETS OF FOLK, Mara Levine has found her true voice.
With her third album, FACETS OF FOLK, Mara Levine has found her true voice.

With her third album, FACETS OF FOLK, Levine has found her true voice. It rings clearly and powerfully like a bell or chime, reminiscent of her inspirations Judy Collins and Joan Baez, as she explores some of the different faces of the folk genre. Most songs on the project are filled with Levine’s lush harmony arrangements and invite the listener to sing along. 

“As I was selecting material for my third” CD said Levine, “I was inspired by the…political and social challenges facing us today, and thought a great deal about the importance of speaking out against injustice, both societal, and for people in our lives who are being wronged.” 

Mara encourages us to speak up!

“By My Silence” is a provocative warning about the perils of remaining passive in the face of injustice. Award-winning Florida singer-songwriters Ellen Bukstel and Nick Annis wrote this song. This powerful song reached #1 on the Folk DJ Chart when it was released as a single in September 2017. Mara relates this song to Passover which begins the evening of March 27 and ends the evening of April 4.

Jewelry Designed by Mara Levine To Support Her Folk Music Habit!

View Mara’s beautiful jewelry creations on her Woodstock Wednesdays video. Next, request her catalog, available at marablevine@gmail.com. Mara’s jewelry is not shown on her website.

Celebrate spring with Mara Levine!

One More Thing . . .

Mara recently performed in the “Any Sunday Songwriters Showcase” hosted by Jan Seides, in-the-round with Jan and Jim Bizer. That performance is still available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/janseides

While You’re On Our Site . . .

Would you like to enjoy the show again or share it with others? Then be sure to visit our Video Gallery anytime. While you’re there, check out past performers’ shows such as Trillium, Ordinary Elephant, or John Flynn.

How about receiving email updates each Monday from us? Just Subscribe in the right column of any page of the Festival site (woodstockfolkfestival.org). 

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