Don’t miss these November shows at The Keswick, where PFS will have a members table:
Sunday, November 5: Croce plays Croce
Sunday, November 26: The THE BAND Band
Visit keswicktheatre.com for tickets and info. Venue is located at 291 N Keswick Ave, Glenside, PA 19038. Phone (215) 572-7650
Discounts on folk music show tickets for PFS members
PFS is pleased to announce a partnership with Rising Sun Presents. A discount on select upcoming shows in and around Philadelphia is available to PFS members through this agreement.
These shows being in November, and we are excited to offer PFS members discounts to attend The Nields on Sunday, November 19, at 118 North, and Chestnut Grove with Hoots & Hellmouth at Ardmore Music Hall on Friday, November 24.
This discount offer is limited to current PFS members.
The Nields 11/19
About The Nields
The Nields are one of the most exciting of the new breed of contemporary folk-rockers. A review of a Nields concert described their music as “equal parts Beatles, Cranberries and Joni Mitchell.” Although they began as an acoustic trio in 1991, the Nields have evolved into a high-energy quintet. While Nerissa Nields’ songs, sung by her sister, Katryna, successfully fuse intelligent lyrics with heartfelt sensitivity, arrangements are kept at a feverish pitch by the Pete Townshend- and Adrian Bellow-influenced guitar playing of her husband, David, and the ultra-solid rhythm section of Dave Chalfant on bass and Dave Hower on drums.
Chestnut Grove & Hoots & Hellmouth 11/24
About Chestnut Grove
Chestnut Grove is a five-piece rock n roll band from the suburbs of Philadelphia. Their mix of hook-filled retro pop and rock n roll jam brings fresh vibes to a classic familiar sound. The band’s full-length studio debut “The Album” offers an eclectic mix of classic American music. Their latest single, “Golden Age,” is the first track to come from their upcoming LP. Songwriter James Daniels wrote the song to reflect the rapid changes he was seeing in both society and his own life, caught in the middle between the nostalgic simplicity of youth and the new era that awaits.
About Hoots & Hellmouth
With music and lyrics that are both transportive, yet achingly familiar, Hoots and Hellmouth offer a stream of songs that are earthy and ethereal, buoyant and tranquil, fluid and precise.
Join us Sunday, October 22nd, at 6 p.m. for a PFS Pre-concert Gathering at the Keswick Annex in Glenside. Meghan Cary (with Peter Farrell and Bob Beach) will perform a set at the Annex before Lucinda Williams takes the stage at 7 p.m. in the main Keswick Theater.
All Lucinda Williams concert ticket holders, as well as PFS members (and potential members!) are welcome. Tickets are still available for the 7 p.m. Lucinda Williams concert, but selling fast. Grab yours today, here, before it sells out!
About the Artists:
Meghan Cary is “a beacon of light in the world of female folk music” (Inside World Music). Billboard Magazine awarded her their “Critics Choice” award. Her latest album, SING LOUDER, debuted in the top 10 on the US/International Folk DJ Chart, and the title track has become an anthem for the music-loving community. With masterful storytelling and dynamic stage presence, Cary creates a live music experience that has been called healing, inspiring and outrageously joyful.
“I’m singing my ass off,” Lucinda Williams told Vanity Fair in February, following her first European tour since 2019. The love emanating from audiences and her musical family onstage and in the studio exemplify the healing power of music, says Williams. To wit, her stunning 16th studio album, Stories from a Rock n Roll Heart, brims over with some of the best work of her career.
Board Secretary Wendy Fuhr discussed all things PFS and PFF with Ian Zolitor on WXPN’s Folk Show. Click on the link below to the August 20th show to listen in and hear Wendy along with Jackson Pines. The Folk Show is presented on WXPN 88.5 FM on Sunday nights from 8:00 to 10:00.
Thanks again to Ian for inviting us!
Link to listen: https://xpn.org/program/the-folk-show/
The Board of Directors of the Philadelphia Folksong Society ask that you HOLD the DATE of AUGUST 16, 17, and 18, 2024 for the 2024 Philadelphia Folk Festival!
More information is coming soon.
PFS Board of Directors