The schedule for the 53rd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, to be held from Aug. 15 to 17, has been announced.
The multigenerational attractions at the this year's fest, which will once again take place at the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford near Schwenksville, include Nashville string band Old Crow Medicine Show, sharp-witted songwriter Loudon Wainwright III, blues woman Shemekia Copeland, folk trio The Lone Bellow, folk duo JohnnySwim, veteran singer-songwriter Janis Ian, New Orleans strutters ReBirth Brass Band, Celtic rockers Tempest, Philadelphia songwriter Kwesi K, swing band Hot Club Of Cowtown, Canadian banjo man Old Man Luedeke, bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers, Ukrainian folk band Dhaka Braka, Texas tunesmith Sarah Jarosz and Nova Scotia fiddle Natalie McMaster.
Among many otherrs, as they say. As ever, WXPN-FM Folk Show deejay Gene Shay will host and tell knee slapping jokes. Tickets and details on the full lineup, which will see some addtions between now and August, are are at www.pfs.org.