Ranky Tanky

With influences of jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, this Charleston, South Carolina-based quintet’s repertoire is built on re-imagined arrangements of playful game songs, ecstatic shouts, heartbreaking spirituals, and delicate lullabies from the centuries-old Gullah tradition of America’s southeastern Sea Islands, where geographical isolation has helped sustain treasured West African traditions and ways of life for generations.

JP Harris & Chance McCoy

An eclectic mix of folk, rock, and country, with banjo, guitar, and fiddle.

DakhaBrakha

Reshaping ancient and contemporary Ukrainian music, DakhaBrakha’s hypnotic textures meld soulful folk and ritual songs with Balkan, African, Jazz and R&B. This playful band from Kiev will perform new songs from their yet to released album as well as old favorites.

Darlingside

“Exquisitely-arranged, literary-minded, baroque folk-pop”
—NPR Music.

Gala Dance Under the Stars with Girls Guns & Glory

One of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Artists You Need To Know”:
“Modern-day Buddy Holly plus Dwight Yoakam divided by the Mavericks…Think-y, soulful lyrics paired with a beat you can dance to.” —Rolling Stone

The Fairfield Four

The most distinguished a cappella gospel group working today.
The Fairfield Four carries on a tradition begun at their Nashville church in 1921, continuously passing the torch to new standard-bearers.
(And the current configuration is the best yet!)

Rachelle Garniez

(Original roots cabaret)
Garniez is hailed by the New York Press as “one of the greatest songwriters of our time,” and her original story-songs were described by the New York Times as “romantic, rhapsodic and casually hilarious.”