CT Folk

The Return of “Fabulous Guitar Night!”
November 26, 2014, 4:13 pm
Filed under: Concerts


Exciting news from Robert Messore: the twelfth edition of his FABULOUS GUITAR NIGHT concert series will be held on Saturday, December 6th!

Appearing this year:

Andrew Leonard
George Baker & Tony Dioguardi
Judy Handler & Mark Levesque
Nancy Tucker
Prester John (Shawn Persinger & David Miller)
Rabindra Goswami (special guest sitar master from India!)
Ron Anthony & Dennis Collin
Stacy Phillips
and our host, Robert Messore

Saturday, December 6, 2014
The Music Begins at 7:30 P.M. 
Doors open at 7:00 P.M.
St. John’s Episcopal Church
(400 Humphrey Street, New Haven — at the intersection of Orange Street)

Suggested Donation: $10 + 1 item of winter clothing for charity
General admission, no seats sold in advance

DIRECTIONS to St. John’s Church

photo by HK Photography



Review of the 2014 Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo
September 14, 2014, 11:25 am
Filed under: CT Folk Festival, Green Expo


This year’s Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo took place on September 6th in New Haven’s Edgerton Park — and The New Haven Independent has published an interesting, extensive and insightful review of the event.

Descriptions, interviews, videos, and photographs (including the above-photo of popular-trio Red Molly)…

The complete article is available here.


Festival Lineup
June 10, 2014, 8:23 am
Filed under: Concerts, CT Folk Festival

great Music

CT Folk has announced the Main Stage Performance Schedule for this year’s Festival and Green Expo.

11:00 AM:  Finalists in the 2014 Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition (Phil Henry, Jacob Latham, Paddy Mills, Elaine Romanelli and Dan Weber)

12:10 PM:  Jessica Smucker, Winner of the 2013 Songwriting Competition

12:50 PM:  Bobtown 

1:20 PM:  The Meadows Brothers 

1:50 PM:  Pamela Means 

2:20 PM:  Voci Angelica Trio 

2:50 PM:  Grassy Hill Song Circle with Jesse Terry, Jenna Lindbo and Kristen Graves 

4:30 PM:  Professors of Bluegrass 

5:10 PM:  Winner of the 2014 Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition 

5:30 PM:  Mark Douglas Berardo 

6:10 PM:  Song Circle with David Roth, Cosy Sheridan and Sloan Wainwright 

7:50 PM:  Pesky J. Nixon 

8:40 PM:  Red Molly

The 2014 CT Folk Festival and Green Expo will take place on Saturday, September 6th in New Haven’s Edgerton Park.  Much more information, including links to each performer’s website at:








Poor Old Shine = Parsonsfield
May 22, 2014, 8:11 am
Filed under: Concerts


Poor Old Shine, who performed at the 2013 CT Folk Festival and Green Expo, have changed their name to Parsonsfield.

Read their explanation here.

Pictured above: the band playing an impromptu set on the 2013 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival midway.




Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition
May 8, 2014, 2:56 pm
Filed under: Concerts


CT Folk has announced the finalists in this year’s Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition:

Phil Henry (from Rutland, Vermont)
Jacob Latham (from Bloomington, Indiana)
Paddy Mills (from Cape Elizabeth, Maine)
Elaine Romanelli (from New York, New York)
Dan Weber (from Olympia, Washington)

The finalists will perform two songs each on the main stage of the CT Folk Festival on September 6th. A panel of distinguished judges will then select the winner of this year’s Grassy Hill competition.

In addition to a cash prize, the competition winner will perform a short set during the Festival’s evening lineup and will also be invited to participate in the 2015 CT Folk Festival.

Further info is posted at the CT Folk website.



Lara Herscovitch
April 26, 2014, 11:58 am
Filed under: Events, Features


Lara Herscovitch, member of the CT Folk Board of Directors, is a finalist in the 2014 Performing Songwriters Competition sponsored by the Rose Garden Coffee House in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

Details at: www.rosegardenfolk.com

Lara’s website




“Rock to Rock” on April 26th
April 15, 2014, 10:25 am
Filed under: Concerts, Events

This year’s “Rock to Rock” fund-raising bike ride takes place in New Haven on Saturday, April 26th.

r2r    From the event’s website:

“Rock to Rock is New Haven’s biggest Earth Day celebration. Here’s how it works: You and about a thousand of your neighbors travel from West Rock and East Rock, with celebrations on both sides of the city. Along the way, eat tasty food, hear great music, take on environmental service projects, and explore our city’s parks and neighborhoods.”

These musicians, coordinated by CT Folk, will be performing at the event:

One Way Track

One Way Track


shawn taylor

Shawn Taylor


Elle Sera 2

Elle Sera



Wry Bred


The Whatever Band

The Whatever Band


To join the CT Folk riding team, go towww.rocktorock.org and:

1. click the “Register Now” button. 
2. select your
participant level

3. include a fund-raising goal amount (any amount is terrific!)
4. select
“join a team” in the ROLE options
5. from the existing-team drop-down list,
choose “CT FOLK ROCKS”

If you have any questions, please contact Coleen at 203-710-8279 or coleencamp@yahoo.com