The Fifth Annual Woodlands Folk Festival
Tribute to Pete Seeger
NYRMA does Meet the Beatles!
Saturday June 7, 2014!
Join us for Woodlands 2014, an eclectic celebration of music, with a performance of early Beatles favorites performed by all-star musicians of the New York Roots Music Association (NYRMA) in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles landing in America, and a special tribute to the late Pete Seeger, "the grandfather of folk festivals."
It was at a festival like Woodlands that young Pete Seeger’s love of folk music was inspired. Seeger was famous for getting audiences to sing along with him, and Woodlands 2014 will pay homage to him and to the audiences who sang with him for so many years with a very singable line-up that includes a modern bluegrass band (Tricky Britches), an Irish music group (Bob Morris Irish Band), and a sea shanty group (The Dirty Stay Out Skifflers).
Highlights of this year’s family-friendly festival also include headliner SONiA of disappear fear, a folk singer/songwriter with an international following who has been compared to Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan; Dan Pelletier, an award-winning singer songwriter; chanteuse Li'l Mo, and local favorites the Claudia Jacobs Band.
The festival will also repeat its successful Open Song Competition, to be judged by local music celebrities. Last year’s first Open Song Competition was won by Josh Joffen.