Joe invited to perform for Late Night Song Swaps at Falcon Ridge

July 15th, 2009

Hi folks…

Below is excerpts from an article posted on I have been invited to take part in some invitational song swaps after hours at Falcon Ridge this year. The first is listed in the article below as part of the “ Hill” tent. The original article can be found here.

Gordon Nash of “Budgiedome” is also running some great music and I’ll be playing there, late in the evening (or early in the morning, rather) Sat night/Sun morning.

By Michael Kornfeld will host late-night song swaps during the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, July 23-26, and artist showcases at the Huntington Folk Festival, August 1.

For the second year in a row, joins with Tribes Hill (a nonprofit organization uniting musicians of the Hudson Valley region and their patrons in support of a music community coming together to celebrate human experience through song) to jointly present late-night song swaps during the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

Now in its 21st year, the festival takes place at Dodds Farm in Hillsdale, New York, located in the foothills of the Berkshires, near the tri-state corner of New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts. It features dozens of artists performing on several stages, a swingin’ dance tent, children’s music and activities, and a wide array of crafts, food and other vendors.

However, the fun doesn’t end there. One of the true highlights of Falcon Ridge, for those who opt to camp on-site and stay up through the wee hours of the morning, are the impromptu jams, after-hours song circles and mini- showcases. These late-night sessions — including the Nite Owl Song Swap hosted by singer-songwriter Terry Kitchen, those put on by the folks associated with Budgiedome, and the – Tribes Hill Song Swaps — help foster a sense of “folk” community and a different kind of festival experience. co-creators and Tribes Hill members Michael Kornfeld and Glen Roethel will host late-night music under a big white canopy tent on the side of the hill on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, beginning shortly after the Main Stage quiets for the night. Pre-arranged invitational song swaps each evening (or early a.m., depending on your vantage point) will be followed by open song circles to which folks are invited to bring their instruments, voices and ears. Some of the artists who will strut their stuff at the – Tribes Hill tent — including John Flynn, Jay Mankita, Amy Speace and Abi Tapia — also will be performing on the Main Stage and other stages during the festival.

The late-night music kicks off on Thursday night with two song swaps. The first, extending from around 12:15-1 a.m., will feature singer-songwriters Glen Roethel, Kelly Flint and Karyn Oliver, and the all-female trio Lucky 13. They will be followed by a trio of duos: Annie & Rod Capps, Friction Farm and The YaYas (minus one).

An hour-long invitational song swap on Friday will feature singer-songwriters John Flynn, Joe Iadanza, Jay Mankita and Abi Tapia, along with the folk harmony trio Gathering Time.

A “Triple A” song swap featuring Anthony da Costa, Abbie Gardner and Amy Speace is slated for Saturday overnight, from 12:30 -1:15 a.m. or thereabouts.

For more information on the festival, visit