The Islesford Neighborhood House Association is proud to present the Cranberry Folk Festival, an all-day music festival featuring local, national, and international acts. The event will start at noon on the Little Cranberry Island Town Field on Saturday, August 10th. Tickets are 25$ day-of, 20$ in advance, and free for children under twelve. Tickets can be found, along with more information, at www.cranberryfolkfestival.com. Ferries leave the mainland from Northeast Harbor and Southwest Harbor.
Headlining the festival is acclaimed folk/country singer, poet, and author Simone Felice and his band. A native of the Catskill Mountains, Felice rose to fame writing songs and playing drums with his brothers Ian and James in The Felice Brothers. In 2009, he played drums on the Avett Brother’s acclaimed album I and Love and You. He went on to front the internationally popular group The Duke and the King, and has just recently begun writing and recording simply as Simone Felice. In 2012 he released his eponymous debut album.
Also playing at the festival will be a number of Maine music scene heroes. Jacob Augustine, known for his outstanding voice and emotional force, is an indie/folk singer from Lincoln. He has long been a key figure in the Portland music scene. On October 25th, 2011, he released three albums- Frontier, The Original Love, and Goldyhymns. Anna Lombard, formerly of Portland’s Gypsy Tailwind, is releasing her debut album, “Head Full of Bells.”
“Dylan and Leonard Cohen are brought to mind, such is the depth of emotion wrought by Felice’s careful approach… Shows the power of music to lift your spirits and make your heart full – absolutely fantastic.” – BBC on Simone Felice
“This album is so authentic, it’s strangely uplifting, it’s almost like you’re greeting the sunrise.” – NPR on Simone Felice
“Jacob Augustine’s music is, by this definition, transcendent. His songs are gorgeously tender, raw, full of throaty urgency and wisdom.” – Maine Magazine on Jacob Augustine
Proceeds from the festival will go to the Islesford Neighborhood House Association. The Islesford Neighborhood House is a community center, where islanders come together for a wide variety of events in the summer and throughout the year.
Please visit the Cranberry Folk Festival’s website, www.cranberryfolkfestival.com, for tickets and more information, and visit Simone Felice’s website for his detailed bio and press kit: www.simonefelice.com