It’s THAT Time!

We're THRILLED to announce the guest artists for the 2020 Anchorage Folk Festival, January 15 - 26! (Details to follow, but here's a taste to whet your appetites...)
Jontavious Willis

Jontavious Willis of Greenville, Georgia

Every generation or so a young bluesman bursts onto the scene. Someone who sends a jolt through blues lovers. Someone who has mastered the craft for sure, but who also has the blues deep down in his heart and soul.

“That’s my Wonderboy, the Wunderkind,” - Taj Mahal

Read more at http://jontaviouswillis.com/

Many fans of Willis regard him as an old soul. His style of playing the instruments and his voice touches the very roots of country blues. He brings back the true soul of the music. A newspaper headline once called him a “70-year-old bluesman in a 20-year-old body.”

Centrum Names Jontavious Willis Artistic Director for Acoustic Blues

Jack Broadbent - “The new master of the slide guitar”

Hailed as “The new master of the slide guitar” by the Montreux Jazz Festival and “The real thang” by the legendary Bootsy Collins, Jack Broadbent has spent the past year wowing international audiences with his unique blend of virtuosic acoustic and slide guitar, and poignant folk and blues inspired vocals.

Born in rural Lincolnshire, England, Broadbent says, “I was always interested older American music. I naturally gravitated toward bands like Steely Dan and Doobie Brothers. I love a mixture of rock ‘n’ roll, jazz and blues.”

"Jack Broadbent. Wow." — Jeff Spevak, Democrat & Chronicle

Welcoming Feufollet from Southwest Louisiana!

This young and vibrant band takes Cajun, honky-tonk, and string-band music as their starting point, and keeps an open mind about where their song craft will lead them.

"At the outset, the group... demonstrated that it played authentic Cajun music like a group of grizzled veterans...as time went on, Feufollet demonstrated that the band wasn’t afraid to tackle new things and venture into new directions." - OffBeat Magazine

Read more on their website...

Feufollet - Coming Soon!

Featuring:

Chris Stafford: Vocals, Accordion, Acoustic and Electric Guitars

Kelli Jones: Vocals, Fiddle, Acoustic Guitar

Andrew Toups: Keyboards

Jim Kolacek: Drums

Philippe Billeaudeaux: Bass

Caught you peeking!

We know you're probably getting antsy, and we promise we're working on some announcements & signup forms. Meanwhile, we're recruiting board members and super-volunteers. So, please think of new ways you might contribute to your festival, or voluntell someone else!
Foghorn Stringband 2019 Alaska Tour

Spring concert & fundraiser ft. Foghorn Stringband

Anchorage Folk Festival welcomes back the 2015 festival guest artists, Foghorn Stringband, for an evening of live music and dancing!
Wednesday, April 3 // La Potato // 7 PM
Tickets: adv $20 // door $25
Foghorn Stringband is the present day gold standard for real-deal hard-hitting genuine old-time American string band music, with eight albums, thousands of shows, over 15 years of touring under their belts, and an entirely new generation of roots musicians following their lead. American roots music is a diverse and never-ending well of inspiration, and Foghorn Stringband continually and obsessively draws from old-time, bluegrass, classic country, and Cajun music traditions in an ongoing quest to present a broad span of American historical music with unparalleled youthful energy, joy, and virtuosity.
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