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