Heath Fair 100th Music
Friday, August 18
Friday, 7:30 PM
“. . .True to the roots of early country, bristles with the energy of the very best young american performers." - Sing Out!
“. . . gorgeous girl-on-girl harmonies over swell honky-tonk melodies . . . Trust us: these guys are brilliant!"
—NBC New York
Saturday, August 19
Saturday, 11 AM
The Trouble Sisters, Laurie Siegel, Melissa Ortquist and Karen Brooks (of Heath), the Hudson Valley-centered trio, met through singing with their friend and mentor, Pete Seeger. They continue his legacy with a mix of originals and old familiars and are known for their lively and luscious harmonies. An added plus, John Clark on bass is joining the group for the fair.
Saturday, 1 PM
Small Change - Acoustic Swing And Other Things. Making music together for more than 30 years. Guitar, mandolin, acoustic steel guitar, wash tub bass. A cappella, harmonies, big fun!
Saturday, 7 PM
For Patty, Melissa, Scotty, and Travis, it really is a family affair. This foursome stretches their biological connections through to their creative tissue as the Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band (DFJB), an incomparable collective with a Jazz/Americana/Soul/Folk sound that, by all reasonable accounts, functions quite nicely, thank you . . . The way they work, the way they live, and the way they make music is an expression of family, through and through.
Sunday, August 20
Sunday, 1:30 PM
Zoë Darrow is an accomplished fiddler and musician of rare intensity and expressive range who grew up playing Cape Breton and other Celtic music on a sheep farm in Blandford, Massachusetts. She released her first recording in 2001 at the age of 12, with her band the Fiddleheads. The Valley Advocate named them "Best Celtic Band” in 2007 and Celtic Heritage Magazine acclaimed Zoë as an artist “destined to add savory spice to the global mix.”
—Zoe Darrow Bio
Sunday, 3:30 PM
"One of America's most inventive string bands” — The Boston Herald
“Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem dig deep into their collective souls, finding joy in the moment, peace in the harmonies, and rapture in the rhythmic drive.”