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SAVE THE DATE — Saturday, July 27th, 2013
Join us on the Square in Medina, Ohio, for a free folk festival of all
acoustic music by some of the area’s finest professional musicians.
2013 Performers (Schedule & Times to be Announced)
Ohio native Rj Cowdery has racked up major songwriting awards and fans from across the country with her heartfelt lyrics and tender voice. Some of her songwriting awards include the Kerrville Folk Fesitval New Folk Song Contest, Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, Wildflower! Arts and Music Singer/Songwriter Contest, runner up at the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, and most recently the Dave Carter Memorial Songwriting Contest at Sisters Folk Festival in Sisters, Oregon.
The Smokin’ FezMonkeys
The Smokin Fez Monkeys is a modern jug band that puts the fun back into music again. They play a wacky mixture of songs and tunes from several decades ago, mixed in with a number of snappy original ones written by a few of the band members. There are more than a few surprises along the way. It’s a sort of a ragtime-cartoon-Vaudeville-circus-hobo-gypsy-jazz thing. The band consists of: Tim Wallace (Bullfrog Willie Plunkett) on jug, banjo/guitar, slide whistle and various noisemakers. Holly Overton (Princess Petunia Lee Petalbottom) on fiddle and vocals. Bill Drake (Gnarly Snag) on percussion and vocals. Jim Stone (Uh, Clem ) is the other half of the rhythm section on upright bass.
“Sir” Lawrence Trupo
“Sir” Lawrence has been playing the guitar longer than he can remember, but considers himself an entertainer as well as a musician. He has been both a solo performer and a band member. Recent projects include: “Hardwood”, an alternative, folk rock, funky, country blues band; “Poultry in Motion”, a three part harmony ensemble which placed 8th out of over 200 bands in the 2006 Cleveland Music Fest; and “The D’oh Bro’s”.
He tell us “I like to interject a little comedy into my performance. I also like to distinguish myself from the others by my choice of wardrobe I may be inclined to wear. Tell a few jokes, sing a few songs, make a few laugh. That’s what makes me feel good.”
Moonlight and Magpies
Moonlight and Magpies features two of Cleveland’s rock veterans: Tom Brehm and Tim Layman originally teamed up in the early 1970’s in one of Cleveland’s top progressive rock bands, Dragonwyck. The band broke up in 1975 leaving behind a recording legacy of three albums, all of which are sought after by record collectors around the world.
In the early 80’s, Brehm and Layman, along with now deceased lead singer Bill Pettijohn, toured extensively throughout the United States and Canada as original members of the legendary Cleveland band Moonlight Drive.
Rita Layman, who has often performed with Tim over the years, rounds out the Magpie line-up with her powerful, bluesy vocals and compelling harmonies.
Jim has travelled extensively, performing everywhere from Nashville to the San Juan Islands, and places in between. He says “the miles and memories have inspired a wealth of stories, songs, and instrumentals. Whether I’m singing about the misadventures of a turn of the century silver miner, the true story of King Kong, or playing my latest finger-style composition, you’ll find my performances accessible, engaging, and lot’s of fun.”
River City Trouble
River City Trouble features four friends with a mutual respect and fondness for performing original music. Featuring Chris on Guitar/Vocals, Pete on Mandolin/Guitar/Banjo, Abi on Fiddle/Vocals, and Chris on Bass, they regularly perform around Northeast Ohio.
Enjoy great “Family Friendly” Music, July 27th!
Drop in when you’re available, or pack a picnic and spend the day on the Square in Historic Downtown Medina!
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