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Spruce Peak Folk Festival

Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Anaïs Mitchell, Daniel Rodriguez of Elephant Revival

Josh Ritter is a songwriter, a musician, a New York Times best-selling author, a painter, and a consummate performer; Josh Ritter encompasses all of these descriptors and more. He is a true artist. One who is not afraid of growing, changing and constantly challenging earlier versions of himself. Here, two decades into his storied career, Josh Ritter is just getting started.

Anaïs Mitchell is a Vermont and Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who comes from the world of narrative folksong, poetry and balladry. She recorded for Ani Difranco’s Righteous Babe Records for several years before starting her own Wilderland label in 2012. Among her recorded works are Child Ballads, Young Man in America, and Hadestown, the latter of which she expanded – with the help of director Rachel Chavkin – into a theatre show.

Daniel Rodriguez is a founder of the genre defying/genre creating band ‘Elephant Revival’. Few bands have the distinction of being the creators of a whole new genre of music. The label ‘Transcendental Folk’ and ‘Progressive Edge are attempts to in some way describe the song and word that speaks of magical reality, of thought and will shaping collective and individual reality, of miracle in the everyday event, of the authority of personal vision. Rodriguez’s transcendent songwriting/poetry has played no small role in the creation of this new music.


Date & Time
  • August 11, 2018
  • 1:00PM - 10:00PM
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