2020 Performers

We hope to have much of the same lineup for 2021. Performers who are confirmed will appear in full color below!
  • David Bromberg Quintet

    The incomparable David Bromberg and his band explore the Blues, a quintessentially American genre, flavored with country, folk, jazz, and a variety of other musical styles. We are SO excited to have this American music legend confirmed for our 2021 festival. Read more...
  • Colebrook Road

    Bridging the divide between straight-drive, traditional grass (Del McCoury Band, Lonesome River Band) and genre-warping progressive grass (the Punch Brothers, Front Country), Colebrook Road strives to find a common middle ground, creating new enthusiasts for bluegrass while expanding the definition of the genre for established fans. Read more...
  • The Small Glories

    Named by Folk Alliance International as 2019 Artist of the Year, roots powerhouse duo The Small Glories are Cara Luft (The Wailin' Jennys ) & JD Edwards — a musical tour-de-force partnership planted on the Canadian prairies. With a stage banter striking a unique balance between slapstick and sermon, these veteran singer-songwriters have a way of making time disappear, rooms shrink, and audiences feel as they are right there on the stage with the band. Read more...
  • Hawktail

    Progressive original folk from a surprisingly cosmopolitan string band featuring fiddler Brittany Haas, bassist Paul Kowert, guitarist Jordan Tice, and mandolinist Dominick Leslie. Read more...
  • Happy Traum

    Happy Traum was active in the 1950s Greenwich Village folk scene, and he hasn't let up since then. Playing guitar and banjo, he has performed extensively in North America as well as abroad. Read more...
  • John Hammond

    John Hammond is one of the world's premier acoustic blues artists: a Blues Hall Of Fame inductee with 33+ albums to date, a 50+ year career, a Grammy award (along with 8 nominations!), 22 Blues Music Award nominations and 10 wins. He is the only person who has ever had both Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton in a band at the same time! In fact, Jimi Hendrix was discovered while playing in John's band. Read more...
  • Wild Asparagus with caller George Marshall

    Wild Asparagus takes a creative approach to traditional dance music, with out-of-the-box woodwinds (oboe? bombard?!) playing off inventive piano and fiddle. Playing together since 1984, and appearing with renowned caller George Marshall, they will make this year's festival dances unforgettable. Read more...
  • Danny Jonokuchi & The Revisionists

    The Revisionists are a 7-piece swing band lead by Danny Jonokuchi. Based in New York City, they perform swing dance music for the Lindy Hop community in NYC and abroad. Read more...
  • Coracree

    Philadelphia based Coracree plays roots music from the heart, melding a mixture of Celtic, Old Time, European and original music with an old and contemporary sound. Their performances include lively fiddle tunes, soulful traditional ballads and an occasional clog dance. Read more...
  • Box and String

    Box and String is the multi-instrumental duo of Bill Quern and Sarah Gowan. They play instrumental traditional roots music from the American Appalachians, England, Canada, Scandinavia, and France as well as their own original music composed in traditional styles. Read more...
  • Carla Crowen

    Carla Crowen (formerly Heiney) has been teaching Lindy Hop and other forms of vintage swing dancing for over 20 years. She lays claim to several prestigious competition titles and has choreographed for “So You Think You Can Dance.” She believes that everyone can learn to dance and have fun doing it! She's also leader of the SugarSnaps dance troupe. Read more...
  • Rafal Pustelny

    Rafal Pustelny is a vibrant young dancer and instructor who is passionate about traditional dances from all around the world! Rafal moved to NYC in 2010 and there studied American Jazz dance forms, including Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Balboa. He quickly established himself as one of the top dancers in NYC, and has since earned acclaim in the international swing dance community. Read more...
  • The SugarSnaps

    The Sugar Snaps are Lindy Central's premier dance troupe specializing in Lindy Hop and vernacular Jazz routines. The troupe was founded and is run by Carla Crowen (Heiney) in Harrisburg, PA. They have performed all over the East Coast, and are planning to compete at the International Lindy Hop Championships. Read more...
  • Kulu Mele African Dance & Drum Ensemble

    Inspired by the voices of its ancestors, Kulu Mele preserves, presents and perpetuates the traditional dance and music of West Africa and the African Diaspora, and celebrates contemporary African American culture. Read more...
  • Andy Offutt Irwin

    With a silly-putty voice, hilarious heart-filled stories, and amazing mouth noises (arguably, the greatest whistler in the world) one-person-showman, Andy Offutt Irwin is equal parts mischievous schoolboy and the Marx Brothers, peppered with a touch of the Southern balladeer. Read more...
  • Indian Summer Jars

    Indian Summer Jars is a vibrant alternative folk band that features dynamic vocals, gorgeous vocal harmonies, upbeat earthy rhythms and uplifting songwriting. We're thrilled to welcome this favorite local band back to the festival. Their music will stir your soul! Read more...
  • Slim Harrison

    Slim Harrison returns to the Susquehanna Folk Festival with the “Sunnyland Band”, a participatory Jugband where kids get to play along on such fun instruments as washboards, spoons, washtub bass, jugs, skiffleboards, limberjacks, and stumpf-fiddles! Read more...
  • Cumberland Honey

    Hailing from the heart of Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, Virginia Masland and Steph Landis bring sweet harmonies with folk influences, soul and a taste of bluegrass. Their original songs weave stories of life, love and a call to social action. Read more...
  • Kevin Neidig

    Rarely do you get in one musician the virtuosity of singer, instrumentalist and songwriter. Kevin brings all three. On guitar or a host of other stringed instruments, his arrangements are intricate and bold; his playing is agile and effortless. His singing is powerful, emotive, and ranges across many genres. He's also an impressive songwriter, with unique perspectives (both lyrically and musically) and ingenious arrangements. Read more...
  • The Quixote Project

    Winners of the Susquehanna Folk Festival 2019 Emerging Artists Showcase, The Quixote Project are a roots-music outfit that pulls from traditional genres to blur the lines of modern music. Read more...
  • Angela Autumn

    EMERGING ARTIST: Angela Autumn grew up in western Pennsylvania, but recently relocated to Nashville to follow her dreams. A country, bluegrass and folk artist who has been performing since age 12, she has been inspired by a recent resurgence of true folk musicians in her generation. She is passionate about bringing traditional music to the general public. Read more...
  • Buffalo Rose

    EMERGING ARTIST: Listening to Buffalo Rose is like driving on the open road with the windows down, letting the breezes of various musical styles wash over you. With mandolin, guitar, dobro, upright bass, and ethereal vocal harmonies, there's a singular beauty in every Buffalo Rose song. Read more...
  • Caroline Keane

    EMERGING ARTIST: Caroline Keane grew up in Limerick, Ireland, she was surrounded by musical richness, which has become the cornerstone of her uniquely vibrant, passionate and emotive style of concertina playing. And yes, she still lives in Ireland, and will be performing in our showcase from there! Read more...
  • Emily Drinker

    EMERGING ARTIST: Emily Drinker is an award-winning singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, PA. She blends folk, soul, and pop with a ukulele, backing band, and soulful three-part harmonies through live looping. Read more...
  • Rob Kronen

    EMERGING ARTIST: Rob Kronen is a singer-songwriter and guitarist currently based in Central Pennsylvania. He has a passion for incorporating folk melodies into innovative sonic landscapes, as well as learning and teaching the techniques of hill country blues and Delta-style slide guitar. Read more...
  • Zita Angelo

    Zita is the longtime organizer of World Dance Lancaster, which hosts regular classes and events centered on ethnic folk dances of eastern Europe. Read more...
  • Debbi Kauffmann

    Debbi Kauffmann is a gifted and powerful singer with a deep appreciation for both Appalachian and Irish music traditions. Her long musical history includes performing with Bluegrass, Irish and Old-Time bands as well as with Henry Koretzky in the duo Rootbound. Read more...
  • KLMN-tine (Karen Lee Miller-Newman)

    Karen Lee Miller-Newman is a creative craftswoman and singer, a native of Newport in Perry County, PA. For many, many years she's taught crafts to children and adults in the area, notably Victorian pressed floral design and whimsical, functional items crocheted from plastic strips. Her sing-along repertoire includes traditional folk tunes as well as songs from the British Isles. Read more...
  • Ian Zolitor, Master of Ceremonies

    Our Main Stage emcee is Ian Zolitor, the host of WXPN radio's Folk Show. Read more...