Folk Music Society of New York Stage:
11:00AM Maia McCormick:
Maia is a classically trained musician who came to folk music by way of the folk dance scene, and has been captivating ears and hearts through song ever since. Her wide repertoire, gleaned from years of pub sings and song swaps, encompasses both the classic and contemporary; she performs touching ballads, rousing shanties, and some songs more ridiculous than sublime. (And, of course, the occasional dirty ditty). Maia and her warm, resonant voice hold the stage largely unaccompanied, though choruses abound.
11:35AM Liz Hanley & Jefferson Hamer:
Liz Hanley is a Brooklyn based violinist, fiddle player, singer and composer. Called “a hallmark of progressive folk‐rock” by Vents Magazine, Hanley has toured globally. Hanley’s debut album, The Ecstasy of St Cecilia, features Jefferson Hamer and Eamon O’Leary of the Murphy Beds. A guitarist, songwriter, and troubadour of many genres, Jefferson Hamer has spent the greater part of three decades searching for a song to sing. Jefferson is immersed in traditional Irish music, playing guitar accompaniment and singing at sessions Swift’s, Brass Monkey, and 11th St. Bar.
12:10PM Gaya Sriskanthan:
Inspired by the stories and song of working people the world over, Gaya draws from broad (across time and space) traditions of folk music looking at the lives and struggles of everyday people. From old time music, to modern folk, including anti and post-colonial movements. She's joined by Eli Hetko, a talented guitar and banjo player.
12:45PM Gaby Marantz:
Gaby is a technicolor powerhouse delivering songs of love and longing with a smattering of mischief. Come for the heartbreak; stay for the absurdity.
1:20PM Debbie Rich And Ron Pecan:
Debbie Rich and Ron Pecan are two local artists who have been singing and playing traditional and old-time music for many years. They include fiddle tunes, gospel, blues, topical, work, maritime, protest, ballads, love and kids songs.
1:55PM Sarah Murdoch:
Described as ‘honey for your insides,’ Sarah Murdoch channels the power and depth of singers from another era, while maintaining a contemporary edge.
2:30PM Pamela Jean:
Pamela Jean is a fixture in the trad scene in New York. Her versatility and musical background has earned respect among players and folk singers from here and across the pond. Her collaborations with Matt Diaz and Matthew Christian result in unique interpretations of age old tunes.
3:05PM Music the Gathering:
Music The Gathering is an original, interactive, and energetic folk music show inspired by scenario and strategy games. With three-part harmonies, fiddle, accordion, cajon, and guitar, the group performs a vast repertoire of original arrangements across multiple genres, from traditional Celtic and world music to comedic parodies and contemporary folk.
3:40PM Brooklyn Stoop Singers:
The Brooklyn Stoop Singers will bring to the Porch Stomp lively choruses, tasty harmonies and strong voices wrapped around guitar, banjo and mandolin accompaniment. The group’s members have been sharing their eclectic repertoire of sea chanteys, contemporary pieces and songs from the British Isles and the Appalachian Mountains with New York City audiences for decades individually and in other bands. They are excited to debut as an ensemble at Porch Stomp. The Stoop Singers unites Deirdre Bialo-Padin (vocals), Chris Carpenter (vocals, guitar, mandolin and whatever other instruments he decides to bring); Elizabeth Hershon (vocals) and Chris Seymour (vocals and banjo).
4:30PM Open Sing/Finale: