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Performers

David Bromberg, photographed in profile, grinning, against a stone building wall.
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...
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...
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...
Rob Kronen stands with his guitar on his shoulder, holding the neck with his right hand.  He's a young man with short sandy hair and beard, wearing a black tee and red plaid flannel shirt.
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...

News

Rob Kronen stands with his guitar on his shoulder, holding the neck with his right hand.  He's a young man with short sandy hair and beard, wearing a black tee and red plaid flannel shirt.
Congratulations to Rob Kronen for scoring top honors in our 2020 Virtual Emerging Artist Showcase, livestreamed on August 9. Here's a big round of applause to all five finalists for a very entertaining evening. We're looking forward to hearing more from all of them. Want to enjoy it again, or share it with friends? Watch the archive on YouTube! Read more...
Rob Kronen stands with his guitar on his shoulder, holding the neck with his right hand.  He's a young man with short sandy hair and beard, wearing a black tee and red plaid flannel shirt.
Meet Rob Kronen, a blues guitarist and singer-songwriter who will be performing in our Virtual Emerging Artist Showcase on August 9. Read more...
David Bromberg, photographed in profile, grinning, against a stone building wall.
We're excited to announce our performers (at least, those confirmed so far) and preliminary plans for our 2020 Susquehanna Folk Festival. The incomparable DAVID BROMBERG headlines the festival, along with legendary Blues artists, terrific new progressive folk bands, a Swing Dance Intensive, and much more still to be announced! Read more...

Events

Blues Jam with Happy Traum

Happy Traum
Pickin' Place Saturday, 12:45 pm to 2:15 pm

Meet the Masters: John Hammond

John Hammond
Heritage Center Saturday, 1:00 pm to 1:45 pm

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.

“Meet the Masters” are a series of artist interviews in front of a live audience. The "Meet the Masters" program is intended to give audiences the opportunity to learn about the lives and music of celebrated folk masters.

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John Hammond in concert

John Hammond
Main Stage Saturday, 5:10 pm to 6:40 pm

Kevin Neidig in concert

Kevin Neidig
Patio Stage Saturday, 7:20 pm to 8:20 pm

Guitar Workshop with Happy Traum: Steady Thumb Fingerpicking for Blues and Country/Folk

Happy Traum
Patio Stage Sunday, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Guitar Summit: Alan Carr from Coracree, Happy Traum, Hawktail's Jordan Tice, and Jeff Selby of The Quixote Project, with Kevin Neidig moderating

Close-up of a hand on a guitar fretboard, fingering a C chord
Patio Stage Sunday, 1:20 pm to 2:30 pm

The panelists will discuss and demonstrate their own personal approach to the guitar. Questions will be encouraged on things such as gear, tunings, technique and other guitar-centric topics.

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The Quixote Project in concert

The members of The Quixote Project (4 men) pose in front of a field of corn.
Patio Stage Sunday, 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm

Happy Traum in concert

Happy Traum
Main Stage Sunday, 3:50 pm to 4:50 pm

Happy Traum in concert

Meet the Masters: David Bromberg

David Bromberg, photographed in profile, grinning, against a stone building wall.
Patio Stage Sunday, 3:50 pm to 4:50 pm

For David Bromberg, it all began with the blues. His incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon.

“Meet the Masters” are a series of artist interviews in front of a live audience. The "Meet the Masters" program is intended to give audiences the opportunity to learn about the lives and music of celebrated folk masters.

Hands-On Icons:

David Bromberg Quintet in concert

David Bromberg, photographed in profile, grinning, against a stone building wall.
Main Stage Sunday, 6:50 pm to 8:30 pm