The musical partnership between accomplished performer alasdair fraser“the Michael Jordan of the Scottish fiddle” and brilliant Californian cellist, Nathalie Haas, covers the whole spectrum between intimate chamber music and the ecstatic energy of dance. Over the past 16 years performing at festivals and concert halls around the world, they have truly set the standard for the violin and cello in traditional music. They continue to delight international audiences with their virtuoso playing, near-telepathic understanding, joyful spontaneity and sheer physical presence in their music.
Drawing inspiration from a variety of roots in delta blues, vintage soul and melodic folk with a modern twist, Christopher Worth and David Jacobs-Strain form an inimitable acoustic duo, Strain + value. The two started performing together in 2018 after jamming around a fire of songwriters and soon after were invited to play a variety of main stage sets at West Coast festivals. After discovering an undeniable musical alchemy, they enter the studio to create what will become “Rhududu Sessions Volumes 1 & 2”. The recordings are classic and poetic in both lyrics and melody, with songs brought to life through the dexterity of their respective performances.
Fresh off the hit from his 2019 pre-pandemic album ‘Kick’ is coming dave hauseBlood Harmony’s fifth solo album. At its core, the title is an ode to the musical partnership between Dave and his brother Tim, but there are several layers of meaning tied to Hause’s role as musician, brother, husband, son, and father. As such, “Blood Harmony” is a reaffirmation of what family means to him. Especially since it comes out on the label of him and his brother of the same name. Speaking about his latest musical adventure, Hause says, “…the germ of the album, the beating heart, is that I’m in a real family. I have a good reason to work and a lot of people that I want to make proud of the work we do. It’s a family business. »Photo: Sacramento native Jenner Fox Band Justin Faren writes multi-dimensional songs that are both enchanting and seemingly effortless. With his fourth album, “Pretty Free”, Farren has masterfully crafted and recorded 11 original songs in a shed in his own backyard – songs that are uniquely personal yet endlessly inventive and highly relatable, filled with the kind of sudden twists that you will never see it coming but will never forget. Over the past few years he has won numerous awards including the Kerrville New Folk Competition, Songwriter Serenade and Wildflower. He shared the stage with David Wilcox, Anna Tivel, Sam Baker, Matt Costa and Pierce Pettis, among other folk legends.
Central Oregon Artist jenner fox comes from a family of river guides. He followed the family river business and recorded his first album to earn some extra cash selling CDs on the boat launch after rafting trips. Five albums later, after a decade of cutting her teeth on the river and the road, Jenner tells the stories of people and places with unprecedented compassion and respect. His shrewd tone, poetry, and mastery of his guitar do something only the brave do: let us in. Jenner will perform and host a late night jam with her band, including members of the string band Polecat.
The festival will be held at seven venues in downtown Sisters, Oregon including Sisters Art Works, The Belfry, The Depot, Open Door, Sisters Saloon, Oliver Lemon’s, Village Green Park and a “KidZone” at Fir Street Park on Saturday October. 1. Three-day passes for all events are available for purchase at https://sistersfolkfestival.org/festival-ticket-info/ and are priced at $200 for adults and $85 for youth 17 and under. The full festival schedule and day passes will be announced later this month. Be sure to follow @SistersFolkFestival on instagram and Facebook for updates and additional information.