“A wider version of a stringband, boundary jumpers akin to outfits like Punch Brothers, Nickel Creek, and Crooked Still” [The Boston Globe]
Zero-gravity pop, funk jams, astral flute and earthling mountain music.
Sat, Dec 10 at UUCY.
In a first-of-its-kind SFMS Emerging Artist Showcase Reunion show, three of our favorite showcase finalists come together onstage. We can't wait to hear what they've been
up to lately.
, that wildly charismatic band from Pittsburgh, gleefully combines genres and ideas to move acoustic music forward to a new, contemporary place. They were a finalist in 2020.
Angela Autumn and Noah G. Fowler
, both terrific Americana songwriters and performers, were selected as individual finalists in 2020 and 2021 (respectively), and in a happy coincidence, they now play as a duo based in Nashville.
Sun, Dec 18 at The Abbey Bar @ABC.
Guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist Carl “Buffalo” Nichols combines virtuosic blues guitar playing, rich lyricism and frank observations, offering perspectives that nudge the narrative past stereotypes of culture, color and class. “Part of my intent... is putting more Black stories into the genres of folk and blues. ...I want more Black people to hear themselves in this music that is truly theirs.” Concert
Thu, Jan 5 at The Englewood.
Susquehanna Folk Coffeehouses are intimate evenings showcasing Central Pennsylvania's fine amateur acoustic musicians, who play a wide variety of material for an attentive, music-loving audience. Our winter coffeehouse features lush harmonies from Big Sky Quartet, original songs from Matt Miskie, a John Prine tribute set from Mark Henkelman, and an eclectic mix of songs and instrumentals from Stu Miller.
FREE Coffeehouse concert on Sat, February 4 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg.
Dani Larkin is a singer-songwriter and folk musician from the Armagh-Monaghan border in Ireland. Her sound is inspired by the Irish traditional melodies she was raised with; her songs are reminiscent of Celtic folk tales. We are so excited to be part of her U.S. tour!
MONDAY, Feb 6 at Fort Hunter.
Come with us on a magical musical journey to the southern edge of Siberia for an evening of Tuvan throat singing. For many folks, this concert is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience this extraordinary musical tradition in person. Alash's performance will be enchanting and unforgettable.
Sat, Feb 11 at the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, Clover Lane Campus.
The Future of Folk
In the next few weeks, we're excited to welcome several up-and-coming young roots musicians who are creating the folk of the future. Mark your calendar and fasten your seatbelts!
On December 10, Twisted Pine takes the stage at UUCY in York. Red Line Roots says, "Each member of this band is a runaway freight train of talent." Together, they're a boundary-busting musical spacecraft that combines joyful exuberance and serious groove.
December 18 is our first Emerging Artists Reunion, welcoming back three finalists from our 2020 and 2021 Emerging Artist Showcases. We're excited to see what they're doing these days, as they take their music to wider and wider audiences.
On January 5, Carl "Buffalo" Nichols kicks off the new year at a new venue. A masterful next-gen bluesman, he tells Black stories in blues and folk — genres that, like American culture as a whole, center White stories. Making space for Black voices, Black stories and Black listeners is a step toward an American culture where "folkways" reflect all folks.
In addition to these concerts, our Open Mic series and Coffeehouses also showcase some up-and-coming local roots musicians. So mark your calendar — the future is coming and it sounds fantastic!
COVID SAFETY POLICY
For SFMS events, we follow CDC recommendations on the event date,
adding any additional precautions required by the venue or the artist.
Details on our COVID policy page.
The board and staff of the Susquehanna Folk Music Society are committed to celebrating and affirming diverse cultures through programming which explores the music, dance, craft and stories of many people. We stand in complete solidarity with the Black community and all marginalized communities to speak out against injustice, bigotry and racial violence.