Just like a real folk festival, but without all the sweaty people and the overpriced vegetarian food.


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World Folk and More

I put world music and stuff I couldn't classify elsewhere on this page.  These artists add the spice and texture that makes Festival Radio worth listening to for hours upon end.

Afro Celt Sound System:  Mixing Celtic, African, and techno into a remarkable musical mélange.

Afro Cuban All-Stars:  Some old guys, some young guys, together making great Cuban music.

Baka Beyond:  Martin Craddick combines with natives of the Baka tribe for some remarkable Afro-Celtic ambient folk.

Blind Boys of Alabama:  Still going strong after 60+ years of remarkable gospel music.

Brave Combo:  So many polkas, so little time. 

Ashley Maher: Canadian-born singer/songwriter now residing in Los Angeles who studied African music in London with the guys from Afro Celt Sound System and others.  Imagine Joni Mitchell singing a groovilicious blend of singer/songwriter folk, Afropop, jazz, and Latin with top-notch production.  Yeah, it's that cool.

Raul Malo:  Former lead singer for country band The Mavericks, now exploring his Cuban roots with an impressive country/latin fusion.

Lynn Marie:  She plays accordion. She's been nominated for a Grammy. She's from Cleveland.  She's been called "The Dixie Chick of Polka" by Jay Leno.  She's got it going on.

Those Darn Accordions:  This group really has to be seen to be believed.  Really.  They're an accordion band.  They're coming to your town.  They'll help you polka down.

Throat Culture:  Columbus, Ohio acapella vocal group.

Yat-Kha:  Tuvan group combining throat singing with modern instruments.