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San Francisco Free Folk Festival

Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 12:00p
Presidio Middle School San Francisco, CA

The San Francisco Free Folk Festival is a project of the San Francisco Folk Music Club. Since the first annual event in 1977, the Festival has been an interactive cornerstone celebration of folk music’s rich history, and a treasured tradition for folk lovers from throughout the Bay Area. The festival celebrates the shared experience of American populism, new and emerging talent, and diverse folk traditions from around the globe that converge in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Performers at this Event
Tony Elman
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Elman is one of the better hammer dulcimer players around. He has sold over 400,000 copies of his recordings. His music is a combination of folk and new-age. ~ Chip Renner, Rovi
Mark Levy
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Levy is a California singer/songwriter who uses humor and irony to show the listener how crazy life is. ~ Chip Renner, Rovi
Faith Petric
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Petric has been a leader in the folk and political communities of San Francisco for many, many years. ~ Richard Meyer, Rovi
Holly Tannen
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Folklore and magic provide the foundation for Holly Tannen's music. While her repertoire includes many traditional folk songs from England, Scotland, France, and the United States, Tannen has attracted more attention with her own songs, including "Online Romance," "Song of the Suburban Shaman," and "Lily of the Net," which she claims were written while channeling entities from what she calls the "half-astral plane....
Shay Black
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Irish singer and guitar player
Pete Kronowitt
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Singer/songwriter Pete Kronowitt crafts honest, thoughtful, and accessible folk-based pop songs in the vein of Jack Johnson, Jason Mraz, and Peter Case. Kronowitt honed his skills in the “stairwells and quads” of American University in Washington before releasing his 1995 debut, Phases of the Heart....
Peter Kasin
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Peter Kasin took a strong interest in sea music after hearing a recording of Ewan MacColl and A.L. Lloyd, and after having first attended one of the monthly chantey sings at Hyde Street Pier in late 1989....
Anne & Pete Sibley
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Originally from New England, the Sibleys have been at home in the Rocky Mountain West since 1999. Singing for as long as they can remember, Anne & Pete have come many miles from their classical music training to “the people’s music:” folk, bluegrass and traditional music....
Alan Winston
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Traditional English/American dance caller with more than 20 years of experience. Can get an entire room dancing -- knows how to help absolute beginners learn how to have fun on the dance floor....
Peter Daldry
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Peter is a singer/songwriter from Clydebank, Scotland near Glasgow. Peter started singing and playing guitar as a teenager and it has turned out to be his true passion that he loves to share with all who will listen.
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Sausan is a Master Dance Teacher and Choreographer of the Sausan Academy of Egyptian Dance; Artistic Director and Producer of the Sausan Ensemble: An Egyptian Dance Company; Owner and Chef of Al-Masri Egyptian Restaurant....
Jack Gilder
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Irish concertina and wooden flute player. Performs with Typsy House
Maurice Tani & 77 El Deora
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77 El Deora is a San Francisco-based, 5-piece, alt-country/Americana outfit. Formed in 2004, the band has honed its sound through diet, exercise and constant live shows, amassing a loyal following of discriminating roots music aficionados and other social misfits....
Jeanie and Chuck's Country Roundup
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Jeanie and Chuck's Country Roundup plays honky tonk and bluegrass music on acoustic instruments, entertaining the audience through music, humor, and showmanship. They specialize in country duets and honky tonk songs, with strong vocals that highlight the rich emotion of classic country music.
McCoy Tyler Band
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McCoy Tyler’s songs are earthy, raw, and draw from elements of the early folk rock and Americana music that he was exposed to at a young age. His guitar work is melodic and refreshingly lucid and to the point, with techniques drawing on early blues and folk artists such as Mississippi John Hurt and Doc Watson....
Dustbowl Revival
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The Dustbowl Revival is a Venice, CA-based roots/jazz collective that merges old school bluegrass, swamp-gospel, jug-band, jump blues and the hot swing of the 1930’s to form a spicy roots cocktail....
Spark & Whisper
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Modern Folk. Original Voices. True Stories. Spark and Whisper is an indie-folk band led by singer/songwriters Velvy Appleton (vocals, acoustic/electric/slide guitars) and Anita Sandwina (vocals, guitar, mandolin)....
Leah Ray Mendez
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The modern folk music of The Leah Ray Mendez Trio is both organic and earthy in its heart-centered and homegrown California sound. Their songs connect the romance of our inner spirit with imagery of natural landscapes in a poetic and intimate manner....
Dirty Cello, Rebecca Roudman
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Dirty Cello...cello like you’ve never heard before.  Led by Rebecca Roudman, one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most exciting crossover cellists, Dirty Cello presents a high energy mix of soulful blues, swingin’ gypsy jazz and wild Euro-gypsy dance music....
T Sisters
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The T Sisters, an Oakland-based singing trio, produce an ethereal and enchanting sound thanks to their unique familial blend. Their dulcet and sometimes esoteric harmonies are inspired by jazz, bluegrass, blues and Appalachian music....
Location & Nearby Info
Presidio Middle School
30th Ave. and Clement St.
San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 750-8435
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