GoodFolk fest THIS WEEKEND

Friday, November 21 2008 6 - 8pm Preview show by invite only
Saturday, November 22 & Sunday November 23, 2008
10am - 6pm $5 admission children under 10 for free

Mellwood Arts & Entertainment Center
1860 Mellwood Ave Louisville, KY (502) 895-3650

Good Folk Fest is centrally located in the heart of the US, Louisville-Kentucky.
Featuring over 80 local, regional, and internationally known outsider, visionary and folk artists and topped off with performances from a hand full of primitive musicians makes Good Folk Fest the only one of it's kind in the region.

The Festival is located indoors in two rooms totaling over 14,500 square feet within the Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center which is a refurbished meat packing plant turned creative environment.

We are very pleased to welcome world famous artist and musician Daniel Johnston to Good Folk Fest 2008. Daniel will be selling his art as well as performing!

Artist List for 2008
Daniel Johnston
Tony Abbott
Mary Jane Allen
Michelle Amoss
Steve Armstrong
Gary Bell
Rachel Berger
Rene Blansette
Mary Bradley
Ashley Brossart
Lori Brown
Rick Bryant
Craig Carey
Tina Carter
Dan Casado
John Cobb
Creative Diversity
Stephen Creech
Rebecca Crutcher
Bryan Cunningham
Mike Darras
Samantha Deitz
Tad DeSanto
Brad Devlin
Jeremy Dixon
J Todd Dockery
Patrick Donley
Suzanne Edds
Shari Elf
Kathy Eroth
Linda Erzinger
Tammi Floyd
Brenda Flynn
Evelyn Fried
J Glenn
Shandy Goodlett **<3 that's me ^_~
John Haywood
Ramona Hotel
Chris Hubbard
Mitch Huett

Mary Lou Jacquin
Connie Kelley
Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft
David Micheal Kirwin
C.M. Laster
Kelly Laster
Tom Lawless
Thea Lura
Brian Manley
Frank Martinez
Suzanne Martino
David McKellep
Steven Meadows
Nikki Meland
Lori Montgomery
Jill Morgan
Greg Penner
Terri Petty
Thadeus Pinkney
Shahn Rigsby
Evan Morrow Rogers
Rachel Salansky
Eddie Santiago
Scott Scarboro
Joan Schulte
Robert 7
Jim Shores
Julia Sisi
Bonita Skaggs-Parsons
Joyce Skaggs
Skull Alley
The Snack Institute
Damon Thompson
Lilly Totten
Katy Traughber
Sarah Wallace
Brad Wells
Amy Wiedl
Cindy Yeager
Julie Yoder
Here are just a few of the things that make Good Folk Fest a one of a kind event.

"Good Folk Fest" features over 80 local, regional and International Outsider, Visionary and Folk Artists with performances from 2 dozen Primitive Musicians
When planning this festival I kept in mind the merging of old and new-Materials, Traditions, Techniques
This event is trying to represent Folk Artists of the 21st Century and the people that make it.
The visual art work is elegantly raw, resourcefully rough, hand made, soul felt. traditional folk art as well as contemporary…walking sticks to spray paint

So on the music end of things, I have recruited performers that will compliment, enhance and support. Stripped down, raw, traditional with a contemporary bend yet remaining lo-fi...

Claw Hammer banjo fiddle music - Growling guitar distortion and drums - One man bands - tradition and not so traditional string bands - a couple of singer/song writers rooted deep in American blues and beyond - a couple of stripped down two person full our rockers - Contemporary magicians using today's (and Yesterday's) technology to create beautifully basic yet thickly layered complexity.

In years past there have been soft themes - Year 1 spotlighting the one man band and it's many forms. Year 2 highlighted the use of lo-fi technology in song craft and performances. In year 3, we might be able to call it the year of the UKE. Several of these musicians utilize the little iconic instrument, exploring and pushing it's capabilities from it's subtle beauty to full our rocking attitude... the Uke is King in 2008

Using the ukulele
Buddy Nutt, Whistle Peak, Centralia Massacre, Nora, Ben & Eli, Mad Tea Party

Folk Artists of the 21st Century...
old world meets new Generation
Two Graffiti artists will be demonstrating their techniques and one artist will be carving wood with a chain saw

Map to the event



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