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Best of the Fest

Three performers not to miss at Sisters Folk Fest



Possessed by Paul James

Konrad Wert, known as Possessed by Paul James, is a one-man band from Austin, Texas, who performs rootsy folk-punk music. Possessed by Paul James uses a variety of string instruments, including fiddle, guitar, and banjo, to create his unique rocking sound. Konrad is a true entertainer, captivating audiences with his songs, as well as stories, to create a rowdy, yet soulful show.

Melvin's Market, 6-6:46 pm, Saturday, 9/12.

The Open Door, 9:15-10:30 pm, Saturday, 9/12.

Five Pine, 1-1:45 pm, Sunday, 9/13.

Sisters Folk Festival

Mandolin Orange

Mandolin Orange is a folk Americana duo from North Carolina that is comprised of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz. Their first album, This Side of Jordan, was ranked by NPR as one of the Top 10 Folk and Americana Albums of 2013. Following this success Mandolin Orange released Such Jubilee this past May. The duo's mastery of multiple instruments and entrancing voices create an effortlessly smooth sound.

The Belfry, 8:15-9:15 pm, Friday, 9/11.

Workshop at Angeline's, noon-12:45,

Saturday, 9/12.

Five Pine, 2-2:45 pm, Saturday, 9/12.

Depot Café, 7-7:45 pm, Saturday, 9/12.

Sisters Folk Festival

Tift Merritt

Singer-songwriter Tift Merritt's captivating mix of soul and country resulted in a Grammy nomination in 2004 for her album Tambourine, and this year Don Henley, The Eagles drummer, is covering "Bramble Rose" by Merritt on his upcoming solo album. Tift Merritt's intimate songs have some country twang yet also maintain a folk Americana sound that is pleasant to the ear.

Village Green, 7:15-8 pm, Friday, 9/11.

The Belfry, 2-2:45 pm, Saturday, 9/12.

Five Pine, 7-7:45 pm, Saturday, 9/12.

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