2014 Festival in Photos

Thank you to all of our sponsors, performers, crafters, community tables, volunteers, and the Takoma Park community! Each of you make the festival possible. Cheers to a great 37th year!

Q&A with The Torches

The Torches are a creative bunch delivering an eclectic sound with influences from cajun to classical. We sat down with the group to ask a few questions and find out what we

Crafter Q&A: Roussell Family Arts

Lisa Logan-Roussell, her husband Richard and their son Alexander bring both music and art to the Festival’s Crafts Show. Richard’s kalimbas and guitar resonators, both made from beautifully refinished cigar boxes, are

Catch up with Soumya Chakraverty

Performing on the World Stage at noon. “I am an exponent of north Indian classical music,” says Soumya Chakraverty.  Exponent seems hardly the word for it. Chakraverty is an international super star

Catch up with the Music Pilgrim Trio

Offering everything from klezmer to Latin swing to Broadway, the Music Pilgrim Trio is nothing if not eclectic. Seth Kibel, the woodwind virtuoso of the group, describes their music as “the perfect

Catch up with Howard Bass and Susan Gaeta of Trio Sefardi

Two thirds of the Trio Sefardi is better than none, and Howard Bass and Susan Gaeta are stellar performers in their own right. They will be representing the full Trio Sefardi at

Q&A with Red Sammy

Baltimore-based Red Sammy starts with singer-songwriter Adam Trice. Sometimes, he’s solo; other times he’s with one or more musicians. It’s not the same thing twice. Red Sammy’s brand of music embraces beauty

Q&A with Jesse Palidofsky

September is going to be a busy month for Takoma Park musician Jesse Palidofsky. In addition to running the show at Takoma Park’s popular Carroll Café, he will be hosting a party

Q&A with Lulu’s Fate

Lulu’s Fate has evolved over the years, and we’re delighted that this latest incarnation is returning to the Takoma Park Folk Festival! They’re coming with a new EP, The Blackest Crow, that

Q&A with Kipyn Martin

Raised on the banks of the Shenandoah River, singer-songwriter Kipyn Martin absorbs her surroundings and spins them into beautiful music. With warm and honest lyrics coupled with an unencumbered melody, Kipyn is