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AcousticMusicScene.com and Tribes Hill to Host Song Swaps & More at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, July 22-25

Now in its 22nd year, Falcon Ridge is among the Northeast’s most popular music festivals. It features dozens of regional and national touring artists performing on several stages, along with a dance tent, children’s music and activities, and a wide array of crafts, food and other vendors. For the third year in a row, AcousticMusicScene.com joins with Tribes Hill to jointly present late-night song swaps during the festival.

This year's festival features Tribes Hill community members and friends Gandalf Murphy, the Kennedys, Red Molly, Chuck E. Costa and We're About 9 on the main stage and the workshop stage.

However, the fun doesn’t end there. One of the true highlights of Falcon Ridge, for those who opt to camp on-site and stay up through the early hours of the morning, are the impromptu jams, after-hours song circles and mini- showcases. These late-night sessions – including, among others, the Nite Owl Song Swap hosted by singer-songwriter Terry Kitchen, those put on by the folks associated with Budgiedome, and the AcousticMusicScene.com -Tribes Hill Song Swaps — help foster a sense of “folk” community and a different kind of festival experience.

As in past years, the AcousticMusicScene.com-Tribes Hill late-night song swaps will take place under a big white canopy tent. However, this year it will be located in the lower left section of the 10-Acre field, rather than on the hill. A pre-arranged hour of invitational song swaps each evening (or early a.m., depending on your vantage point) will be followed by open song circles to which folks are invited to bring their instruments, voices and ears. Some of the artists slated to perform at the AcousticMusicScene.com -Tribes Hill tent also will appear on the main stage and other stages during the festival. These include The Brilliant Inventions and Chuck E. Costa, as well as several of the artists who will be featured in this year’s Emerging Artists Showcase such as a Tribes Hill regional favorite, Spuyten Duyvil.

In addition to the late-night song swaps, dinner-break activities are planned at the white canopy tent this year. Folk harmony trio Gathering Time will lead a 60s-70s Folk Rock Sing-Along & Jam on Friday during the main stage dinner break, while Spuyten Duyvil leads an old-timey jam on Saturday.

The late-night music at the AcousticMusicScene.com-Tribes Hill tent kicks off on Thursday night, from 11 p.m. – midnight, with an hour-long song swap featuring Chris O’Brien, Karyn Oliver, Abi Tapia, Brad Yoder & Jason Rafalak. Two half-hour song swaps are planned for Friday overnight. The first, from 12:30-1 a.m., will feature The Brilliant Inventions and Gathering Time – and lots of nice harmonies. Following that will be a rollicking swap with singer-songwriter Joe Iadanza and the lively groups Pesky J. Nixon (who also host music on the “Lounge Stage” on Thursday) and Spuyten Duyvil.. Swapping songs from 12:30-1 a.m. Saturday overnight will be singer-songwriters Rebecca Loebe, John Wort Hannam and Shannon Wurst. Following them will be Tribes Hill’s own Chuck E. Costa and The YaYas. Open song circles will follow each night.


Tribes Hill Camp Schedule:

Thursday

2:30-3:30 p.m.

An informal, interactive session on PR for independent recording artists led by Mike Kornfeld

3:30 p.m.-11 p.m.

Nothing is scheduled. Enjoy some of the music happening at other camps or feel free to hang out and jam

11 p.m.-midnight

Song Swap featuring Chris O'Brien, Karyn Oliver, Abi Tapia, Brad Yoder & Jason Rafalak

Midnight on...

Open Song Circle

Friday

During the Main Stage Dinner Break

Folk harmony trio Gathering Time leads a 60s & 70s Folk-Rock Sing A-Long & Jam

12:30-1 a.m.

Song Swap featuring The Brilliant Inventions and Gathering Time
(Expect lots of nice harmonies)

1-1:30 a.m.

Song Swap with singer-songwriter Joe Iadanza and the lively groups Pesky J. Nixon and Spuyten Duyvil

1:30 a.m. on...

Open Song Circle

Saturday

During the Main Stage Dinner Break

Spuyten Duyvil leads an Old-Time Jam

12:30-1 a.m.

Song swap featuring singer-songwriters Rebecca Loebe, John Wort Hannam and Shannon Wurst

1-1:30 a.m.

Song Swap featuring Tribes Hill's own Chuck E. Costa and The YaYas

1:30 am. on...

Open Song Circle

The festival takes place at Dodds Farm on Route 7D in Hillsdale, New York, located in the foothills of the Berkshires, near the tri-state corner of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts.

updated: 9 years ago