Saturday, April 26, 2008
New Hampshire Folk Festival
292 State St., Portsmouth, NH
phone: (603) 436-8596
With Cormac McCarthy (www.cormac-mccarthy.com) and Jake Armerding (www.jakearmerding.com). Tickets are $25 advance, $30 at door. Also buy at Paradiza Boutique, 63 Penhallow St., Portsmouth and Cuzin Richard Entertainment, 93 High St., Portsmouth
THIRD ANNUAL FESTIVAL TO OFFER FULL RANGE OF FOLK
Portsmouth – Music fans will be treated to an A to Z roster when the New
Hampshire Folk Festival takes the stage at South Church on Saturday, April
The Seacoast's own Cormac McCarthy, with his much loved regional ballads,
will perform, along with rising stars Antje Duvekot and Jake Armerding with
The 8:00 pm event is presented by Cuzin Richard Entertainment Associates. A
percentage of the proceeds will benefit Clean Water Action and Portsmouth
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and can be purchased online
at cuzinrichard.com. Tickets are also available at Paradiza, 63 Penhallow
St., at RiverRun Bookstore, 20 Congress St., and at Cuzin Richard's office,
93 High St.
Cormac McCarthy made his singing debut at the age of three on his father's
radio show in Cincinnati. His roommate in college was Bill Morrissey, who
encouraged McCarthy to take his music to the stage. Now, with 25 years on
the folk circuit, he has released his fourth album, "Curious Thing."
The Portsmouth Herald has called McCarthy "the closest thing New England's
ever come to having our own Woody Guthrie," and the Boston Phoenix
proclaimed, "Next time he comes within 100 miles, you must go hear him!"
Antje Duvekot (pronounced Aunt-yuh Doo-va-kott) was born in Germany and
raised in the US. Her debut 2006 release, "Big Dream Boulevard," which she
wrote while "hiding out" in a cabin in Vermont, has received wide-spread
acclaim from the folk music world. The album was produced by Seamus Egan of
Solas, and released on songwriter Ellis Paul's label, Black Wolf Records. It
was voted "#1 Folk Release of 2006" by the Boston Globe.
Duvekot has won numerous awards, including the prized Kerrville (TX) Best
She plays acoustic and electric guitar.
Jake Armerding started violin lessons at the age of four, and now uses the
instrument to "bend the boundaries of the genre," according the Boston
Globe. He was only 20 when he released his first album, "Caged Bird," an
immediate hit on Boston's folk station, WUMB. His eponymous 2003 CD launched
him to debut appearances at the Newport Folk Festival and at Kerrville.
Now touring nationally, Armerding will perform songs from his current
release, "Walking on the World," He plays guitar and mandolin, as well as
This year's NH Folk Festival is sponsored by 98.7 THE BAY, WTSN 1240AM,
Bid2Win, Seacoast Media Group, New Hampshire Magazine, Mahalos Catering, The
Press Room, The Dolphin Striker, The Portsmouth Brewery, The Hilton Garden
Inn, New Hampshire Public Radio, WUMB 91.7FM, Taste of the Seacoast,
Portsmouth Community Radio WSCA-LP 106.1FM, Oppenheimer & Co., Newcastle
Technology Advisors, Senior Times and Coffee News.
Clean Water Action is a Washington, DC based organization with offices in
New Hampshire. The organization advocates for water resource protection,
pollution prevention, an environmentally safe economy, and grassroots
empowerment. More information is available at www.cleanwateraction.org
Portsmouth Community Radio, broadcasting as WSCA-LP 106.1FM, has been on the
air since 2004, offering a diverse mix of music, public affairs, and
cultural programming. Operating as a nonprofit, listener supported,
volunteer driven, non-commercial low-power community station, WSCA serves
greater Portsmouth and streams worldwide at www.portsmouthcommunityradio.org
More information about the NH Folk Festival is available at
cuzinrichard.com, or 603-436-8596.