Sign Language Interpreter a First for Honesdale Roots & Rhythm

More people will be able to enjoy Honesdale’s premier free, non-profit, music and arts event, thanks to the engagement of a sign language interpreter. Kim Hodder, Honesdale, has agreed to take the stage at the Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, June 20th, to help expand the festival’s reach to the hearing impaired.   “Roots & Rhythm was founded to bring free music to as many people as possible in our…

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Volunteers Needed for Roots & Rhythm!

Calling all volunteers!  Join the crew at Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival this June 20th and play a part in making this free, non-profit, family friendly festival a success.  Brian Fulp, Festival chair, is looking for volunteers willing to offer any part of the day from 9am until 11pm.   Volunteer opportunities exist to help set up Central Park (remove signs, clean up, etc), sell Roots gear (t-shirts, hats, etc.), collect donations,…

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Alexis P. Suter Band at Roots & Rhythm – “Powerful blues”

The famous blues musician BB King called Alexis P. Suter a “rare talent.”  Levon Helm said, “She is one of those wonderful spirits, she’s got her arms around you; you can feel that.”  Alexis P. Suter and her band will take the stage at the 10th annual Honesdale’s Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival right before the headliner, The Kentucky Headhunters, on June 20th—and festival fans can expect the stage to rock!   “Alexis…

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“Soulful Siren” Offers Free Workshop for Roots & Rhythm

Chrissi Poland isn’t just joining the lineup of main stage bands for the 10th annual Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival. The soulful singer from southern Massachusetts who recently opened a tour for Lady Gaga is also presenting a songwriting workshop at Basin & Main, 564 Main Street, Honesdale, on Saturday, June 20th, the morning of the festival, from 10am -11am.   “Chrissi has graciously agreed to share her thoughts about the songwriting…

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Roots & Rhythm Welcomes Professor Louie & the Crowmatix

The third of four main stage performers has been lined up for this year’s Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival on June 20th—and they’re Grammy Award nominees. Professor Louie & The Crowmatix formed their own band in 2001 after prepping songs for the Rock’n’ Roll Hall of Fame group, The Band.   “We are really pleased to have this group join us,” says Randy Kohrs, music coordinator for Roots & Rhythm. “Their album…

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Music from the Mountains to the Coal Mines at Tunes & Tales

Dave Matsinko, a well-known folk musician from Pennsylvania, will perform at this year’s Tunes & Tales, a family-friendly feature event at the 10th annual Honesdale Roots & Rhythm Music & Arts Festival on Saturday, June 20th.  Tunes & Tales takes place from 12noon – 5pm  in the courtyard of the Central United Methodist Church, just around the corner from the main stage at 10th and Church Streets.   “Dave is very versatile,” says Lisa Macchia-Ohliger,…

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