The line-up for Golden Link's 2016 Turtle Hill Folk Festival – now celebrating 45 years! – is complete. In addition to evening concerts by David Wilcox (pictured), April Verch Band, Gathering Time, Jim Gaudet & the Railroad Boys, and Robert Jones & Matt Watroba, there will be daytime appearances by Bob Zentz (with his Ramblin’ Road Show and Homemade Hootenanny) and Mara Levine. The Festival takes place September 9, 10 & 11, 2016 at the Rotary Sunshine Campus in Rush.
Now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans, David Wilcox holds audiences rapt with nothing more than a single guitar, thoroughly written songs, and a fearless ability to mine the depths of human emotions, all tempered by a quick and wry wit. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings. “He combines the best of both pop and modern folk aesthetics,” says the Boston Globe.
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In addition to the evening concerts at Turtle Hill, there will be workshops and mini-concerts during the day on Saturday and Sunday, late-night fireside singalongs, and many informal opportunities to sing and play music together. Rough camping is included with the ticket price; for a small fee, you can reserve a bed in the rustic, heated bunkhouses with attached baths.
The “New Voices” Emerging Artists Showcase, sponsored by Bernunzio Uptown Music, returns for its second year. This juried competition is designed to introduce audiences to emerging local and regional acoustic folk musicians. Selected musicians will perform during the showcase on Saturday afternoon at 4 pm, and the winner of the “Audience Favorite” will be invited to perform during Sunday afternoon’s Grand Finale concert. The showcase is now accepting submissions – click here for details on how to apply.
Festival tickets are available now at www.goldenlink.org/festival, with discounts for Golden Link members.