Big Page of Artist Links

This page contains links to artist pages for artists regularly played on Festival Radio.  All sites are official artist sites unless noted.  I have only linked to a myspace page as a last resort (i.e., it is the official artist page or no other page is available).  Also, I have ordered sites by artist first name rather than last, since I ripped the initial list out of my station playlist.




  • Baka Beyond – world fusion band faturing influences of Baka tribe of Africa and Celtic music
  • Barry & Holly Tashian – folk/country
  • Battlefield Band – long-tenured Scottish band
  • Bellowhead – British combo-folk band with brass
  • Ben Bedford – folk singer/songwriter, many songs about Civil War era
  • Beoga – Irish band, members very young and very talented
  • Bex Marshall – British electric blues guitarist
  • Bill Evans and Megan Lynch – bluegrass duo
  • Bill Jones – British singer of traditional folk.  Note – Bill is short for Belinda
  • Bill Staines – folk singer/songwriter covered by many artists, most notably Nanci Griffith (“Roseville Fair”)
  • The Bills – Canadian folk ensemble
  • Billy Bragg -  singer/songwriter, British, associated with political music and Woody Guthrie
  • Birdie Busch – Philadelphia-based singer/songwriter (myspace site)
  • Black 47 – Celtic/punk group from NYC led by Larry Kirwan
  • Blackie and the Rodeo Kings – Canadian alt-country supergroup featuring Stephen Fearing, Colin Linden and Tom Wilson
  • Blue Highway – bluegrass
  • Bob Dylan – c’mon, you don’t really need me to tell you who Dylan is, do you?
  • Boiled In Lead – long tenured world/folk/punk fusion band
  • Brave Combo – world polka/dance/good time fusion band.  The pride of Denton, TX.
  • Brooks Williams – virtuoso finger-style guitar picker, specializes in acoustic blues/folk
  • Bruce Cockburn – virtuoso finger-style guitarist and singer/songwriter.  Legend in Canada
  • Bruce Hornsby – jazz/country fusion pianist
  • Bruce Springsteen – The Boss.  Lately he’s been showing his folky side
  • Buddy and Julie Miller – Buddy is one of the best guitar sidemen and producers in Nashville, having played in Emmylou Harris’  band.  Julie, his wife, is a talented singer/songwriter.
  • The Burns Sisters Band – folk ensemble





  • Fairport Convention – groundbreaking UK folk/rock band
  • Feufollet – Cajun band
  • Flogging Molly – Celtic/punk band from LA
  • Flook – BBC Folk Award-winning Celtic traditional band
  • Fort Pastor – folk/roots band interested in social justice issues (myspace)
  • Fred Smith – Australian singer/songwriter, who has toured and recorded in America as Iain Campbell Smith






  • Kane Welch Kaplin – Americana band, featuring Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch and multi-instrumentalist Fats Kaplin
  • Karan Casey – singer for Solas, now solo artist, interpreter of Celtic music
  • Karen Mal – Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
  • Karen Matheson – singer for Capercaillie
  • Karine Polwart – Scottish folk singer/songwriter
  • Kate Campbell – Nashville-based singer/songwriter, specializes in songs about living and growing up in American South
  • Kate Jacobs – Hoboken, NJ-based singer/songwriter, not to be confused with the author of those knitting books
  • Kate Rusby – UK singer/songwriter, married to fiddler John McCusker
  • Kate Walsh – UK singer/songwriter
  • Kathleen Edwards – Canadian roots rock singer/songwriter
  • Kathy Mattea
  • Katy Moffatt – Americana singer/songwriter, often worked with Tom Russell
  • Keith and Joan Pitzer – singer/songwriter couple from West Virginia
  • Kelley McRae – singer/songwriter in NYC
  • The Kennedys – husband/wife folk/jangle pop duo.  Pete Kennedy is an amazing guitarist. Also in The Strangelings
  • Kim Beggs – Alaskan singer/songwriter
  • Knot Fibb’n – Columbus, Ohio-based Celtic band
  • Kris Delmhorst – singer/songwriter, also in Redbird
  • Kris Drever – Scottish guitarist, singer/songwriter, member of Lau
  • Kyle Alden – Bay area singer/songwriter multi-instrumentalist


  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo – premier South African vocal ensemble, famous for performing with Paul Simon on his Graceland album
  • Larry Unger – banjoist/guitarist, performs with Notorious as well as duos with Ginny Snowe
  • Lau – Scottish traditional band
  • Laura Cantrell – NYC singer/songwriter and DJ
  • Laura Love – singer/songwriter
  • Laura Marling – UK singer/songwriter
  • Laurie Lewis – singer/songwriter, fiddler, guitarist, acoustic bassist, Grammy winner, IBMA award winner
  • Levellers – UK folk/rock/punk band
  • Liz Carroll and John Doyle – she’s a virtouso Celtic fiddler and he’s an in-demand guitarist and founding member of Solas
  • Loreena McKennitt – Canadian singer/songwriter harpist, specializing in Celtic/middle-eastern world fusion music
  • Loretta Hagen – singer/songwriter
  • Lost Dogs – Americana/gospel supergroup, featuring members of The Choir, Daniel Amos, Adam Again and The 77s
  • Lucinda Williams – Americana singer/songwriter
  • Luka Bloom – stage name of Irish singer/songwriter Barry Moore
  • Luke Doucet and the White Falcons – Canadian singer/songwriter.  Turn down your sound before visiting
  • Lunasa – standout traditional Irish group
  • Lynne Hanson – Canadian roots/acoustic singer/songwriter
  • LynnMarie & The Boxhounds – perennial Grammy nominee in the Polka category, featuring Cleveland native LynnMarie, the “Dixie Chick of the Accordion”
  • Lynn Miles – Canadian singer/songwriter