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Retro honky-tonkers Rachel & The Beatnik Playboys will be the local headliner at the 3rd Annual Blue Sky Folk Festival May 4, 2013 in Kirtland, Ohio.
Listening to Rachel’s home page song snippets takes me back to Patsy Cline on early 1960s country radio and 1970s bluesy Bonnie Raitt.
Rachel has a big voice. A pretty voice. Full. Rich. Powerful. Smooth. Strong. Sure. Versatile. Beautiful. And the woman can whisper or wail at will.
Mr. Haney, a northeastern Ohio traditional bluegrass band featuring Jim Eisenberg (claw hammer banjo, vocal, hambone), Laura Lewis Kovac (fiddle, feet), Ken Roby (fiddle, mandolin, banjo), Jim Richards (guitar) and Nancy Tozer (bass), will be appearing at the 3rd Annual Blue Sky Folk Festival in Kirtland, Ohio on May 4, 2013.
The band takes their name from the Mr. Haney character on the old "Green Acres" television sitcom that ran on CBS from 1965 to 1971 about a rich New York City couple who move to a country farm to reconnect with the simple life.
The upbeat off-beat Northeastern Ohio acoustic duo Spoon Too Soon breaks through the usual wall between performer and audience by using humor, harmony and . . . kitchen utensils.
You can check them out at the Third Annual Blue Sky Folk Festival May 4, 2013 in Kirtland, Ohio.
Fresh from performing at SXSW 2013 in March and the April release of their new album “Carnival,” the acoustic Americana quintet Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line are headlining the 3rd Annual Blue Sky Folk Festival May 4, 2013 in Kirtland, Ohio. The high-energy Nashville-based group weaves three-part harmonies with fiddle, claw-hammer banjo, acoustic guitar, bass, and drums.