Concluding on October 1, enjoy an encore presentation of the 2015 Richmond Folk Festival, only on 88.9 WCVE.
88.9 WCVE provided exclusive, live coverage of the 2015 performances from the Altria main stage throughout the festival weekend. Listen again to great performances from artists such as:
- Danny Paisley
- Campbell Brothers
- Feedel Band
- Virginia Luthiers
- and more.
Join us for the 2015 Richmond Folk Festival Encore, Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. on 88.9 WCVE.
Take the Folk Festival with You! Listen to the encore presentation from your computer at ideastations.org/radio or stream the music on your smartphone. Just download the NPR News app for iPhone or Android, and choose WCVE as one of your favorite stations.
August 6: Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass
Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass play powerful, unadorned, and intense traditional bluegrass. There is no hybrid or genre-bending music here. Their combination of instrumentation and vocals convey the energy and emotion of classic bluegrass and country music. Danny’s lead vocals will captivate your senses, so much so that many prominent musicians, including Alison Krauss, have considered Danny as one of their favorite singers. His voice combines powerful range and soulful blues with a sound like no one else in bluegrass today.
August 13: The Campbell Brothers
The Campbell Brothers are an American Sacred Steel gospel group from Rush, New York composed of three brothers and one son. The ensemble features prominent pedal steel guitar and began as the house band for a House of God Keith Dominion congregation. The pedal steel player, Chuck, uses his own tuning schema. They released several albums on blues label Arhoolie Records in the late 1990s and early 2000s before signing with Ropeadope Records, releasing Can You Feel It? in 2005. The album reached #26 on the Billboard Top Gospel Albums chart. The group often features guest vocalists, including Denise Brown, Katie Jackson, and Malcolm Kirby.
August 20: Feedel Band
Feedel Band is taking Ethiopian music and Jazz, and blending it into a simmering stew of musical genre’s, textures and feeling. They are creating and in some cases re-creating the musical language of what has been called EthioJazz. The members of Feedel Band are acclaimed musicians in their own right. Individually, and as part of a larger group they’ve all performed with numerous well known musicians and artists. Since the bands inception, the reception that Feedel has received has been extraordinary.
August 27: The Virginia Luthiers
Keepers of a historic musical legacy with roots in the meeting of the African banjo and European violin during colonial times, The Virginia Luthiers--a group of the region’s finest pickers: Wayne Henderson (guitar), Jimmy Edmonds (fiddle), Gerald Anderson (bass), and Spencer Strickland (mandolin)--have created and passed on old-time, bluegrass and mountain gospel sounds that have profoundly influenced the development of American popular music. As their name suggests, each is also a master builder of acoustic instruments.