The sixth annual
Huntington Folk Festival
SATURDAY
August 6, 2011



— starting at 1 p.m. — FREE — open to all —

Our sixth annual SUMMER Festival, the Huntington Folk Festival in Heckscher Park, Huntington, NY

   

Performances on the Chapin Rainbow Stage

Featured performers:

AZTEC TWO-STEP


FESTIVAL SCHEDULE

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11:00 a.m. to NOON

In keeping with the tradition of Folk Music Society of Huntington concerts, the festival will open with an hour-long open mic

Artists scheduled to perform include: - sign-up performers
(sign up at the park)


NOON to 6:30 p.m.

AREA 1: Unplugged song swaps and solo showcases featuring local and regional area artists — hosted by AcousticMusicScene.com

Artists scheduled:
12:00   Island Songwriters Showcase:
Dave Anthony, Vin Crici, Tim Dillon, Suzanne Ernst,Cathy Kreger, & Denise Romas
1:00     Josh Joffen, Carolann Solobello
1:30     Arlon Bennett, Roger Silverberg, Wool & Grant
2:00   All Keyed Up:
Jeffrey Paul Bobrick, Anna Dagmar, Marci Geller
2:45     Kath Buckell
3:00     Mark Allen Berube, Honor Finnegan
3:30     Jerry DeMeo, Patti DeRosa
4:00     Meg Braun, Jason Myles Goss
4:30     Strike the Bell (Stuart Markus & Judith Zweiman)
4:45     The Whispering Tree
5:00     Mara Levine, Elaine Romanelli, The Folk Goddesses
5:45   Old-Time Jam with The Solid Citizen:
(featuring members of Spuyten Duyvil & Special Guests)
6:25   Closing Song:
Harry Chapin's "Circle"
6:30 pm — Break

AREA 2: Unplugged showcases featuring artists from the metro area and beyond hosted by Richard Cuccaro of AcousticLive! in NYC & Beyond

Artists scheduled:
1:00   Chasing June
1:15   Meg Braun
1:30   The Solid Citizens
2:00   Paul Sachs
2:15   Mark Allen Berube
2:30   Carolann Solebello
2:45   Wool & Grant
3:00   Marci Geller
3:15   Anna Dagmar
3:30   The Levins (Ira & Julia Levin)
3:45   Free Thought (Kate & Jen Vanderlyn)
4:00   Kath Buckell
4:15   Patti DeRosa
4:30   Josh Joffen
4:45   My Dad’s Truck
5:00   Robin Greenstein
5:15   Jason Myles Goss
5:30   Cathy Kreger
5:45   Honor Finnegan
6:00 pm — Break

THEN — Please feel free to bring your own picnic supper and feast on the lawn.

— or walk/drive into Huntington Village and enjoy dinner at one of its many fine restaurants before returning to the park for the evening concert.


8:30pm — Featured headline performers:

AZTEC TWO-STEP


AZTEC TWO-STEP



see performer bios below



Festival and Concert Admission:
FREE

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Stretch out on your blanket on the lawn
or bring your own camp chairs for seating behind the white line

Harry Chapin Rainbow Stage, Huntington, NY

The Huntington Folk Festival is produced by the Folk Music Society of Huntington
and the Huntington Arts Council as part of the Huntington Summer Arts Festival.




Huntington Arts Council - Bringing Arts to Life FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY OF HUNTINGTON
The Huntington Folk Festival is produced by the Folk Music Society of Huntington and the Huntington Arts Council as part of the 46th Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival which is presented by the Town of Huntington and produced by the Huntington Arts Council www.huntingtonarts.org and sponsored in part by the New York State Council on the Arts and the Suffolk County Executive's Office.

46th ANNUAL HUNTINGTON SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL

TOWN OF HUNTINGTON        NEW YORK STATE COUNCIL ON THE ARTS        SUFFOLK COUNTY OFFICE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS


Aztec Two-Step
Folk-rock duo marks 40th Anniversary


AZTEC TWO-STEP

Now marking their 40th anniversary as a folk-rock duo, Aztec Two-Step (Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman) will perform two sets on the Chapin Rainbow Stage

AZTECIn 1972, Aztec Two-Step, whose name comes from a poem by beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, burst upon the scene with their self-titled debut album on Elektra Records. Since then Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent a lifetime making music together as the folk/rock duo Aztec Two-Step. Their first album, along with their subsequent albums for RCA Records were staples of progressive FM and college radio and helped to bring the music of the 1960s into the 70s.

They have been praised in countless major US newspapers and magazines, including Rolling Stone, and have appeared on numerous TV and radio shows, such as the David Letterman Show, the King Biscuit Flour Hour, and World Café Live. In 1999 they were the subjects of the documentary, No Hit Wonder, which was aired on PBS.

AZTECOf their 2005 release, Days of Horses, the Boston Globe said “fans of the duo’s harmony-driven tunes and easygoing acoustic guitar riffs will recognize their James Taylor-meets-Simon & Garfunkel sound. What’s new is the mood. This album sits back on its haunches as Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman look back wistfully at American pop culture and their own ride through it.”

In June 2007, Real Simple, a popular national lifestyle magazine, named Aztec Two-Step one of the top five classic folk albums joining work by Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, Tom Rush and Phil Ochs. The article cites the duo as “surpass[ing] Simon and Garfunkel for exquisite harmonies, musicianship and emotion.”

A.ztec Two-Step continues to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and inspiring harmonies. They are one of acoustic music’s most popular and enduring acts.


Link to their audio song samples from their CD's:  

or just visit their web site: for lots of stuff.