Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Check Out Some Videos By Recently Announced Folk Fest Performers

Posted By on Tue, Aug 22, 2017 at 4:20 PM

click to enlarge Memphis soul crooner Don Bryant will be performing at this year's Richmond Folk Fest this October.
  • Memphis soul crooner Don Bryant will be performing at this year's Richmond Folk Fest this October.

The Richmond Folk Fest, which will will be held along the riverfront downtown the weekend of Oct. 13 - 15, is beginning to take its complete shape with another exclusive announcement of musical performers today.

Below are a few of the artists we're excited about. Revel in some videos of what you will witness for free come October (of course, we hope you donate as well each day to the bucket brigade to keep this awesome fest going).

First, there's the old school Memphis soul of Don Bryant, whose new album is out on Fat Possum Records.

And one of our personal faves, the guy who Hank Williams III said does his granddaddy better than anybody, Wayne "The Train" Hancock. Only the finest purveyor of juke joint swing out there.

And no doubt, what will be one of the hottest parties at the fest -- the go-go inspired sounds of the all-female DC group, Be'la Dona. Drop that folk bomb on us, ladies!

Speaking of dancing your ass off, the always feet-friendly zydeco sounds of C.J. Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band will get the tent rocking in the moonlight.

Plus, if you love Persian tar music like we know you do, you won't want to miss Sahba Motallebi. Feed your head.

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