Kate Wolf Music Festival

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Country and Region United StatesCalifornia
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Laytonville, California USA
Festival Description

The annual Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival takes place in June at beautiful Black Oak Ranch in Laytonville, California, just a three hour drive north of San Francisco and two hours south of Arcata. With a large stage in the Main Music Meadow, three other intimate stage areas, workshops, kids’ area, camping, food court, music jamming area, and flowing creek, the annual Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy a weekend with friends, family, and lovers of great music. Black Oak Ranch is home to the Hog Farm and Camp Winnarainbow-a circus camp for kids. Having garnered a reputation as a calm, peaceful gathering of music lovers, the festival grounds cover approximately 150 acres, with the event powered by bio-diesel generators.

Festival Dates June 28 - 30, 2013
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Artist features 2013:
    • Paul Thorn has created an innovative and impressive career, pleasing crowds with his muscular brand of roots music - bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern American, yet also speaking universal truths. The Tupelo, Mississippi native worked in a furniture factory, jumped out of airplanes, and was a professional boxer (having fought in a bout against former world champion Robert Duran) before sharing his experiences with the world as a singer-songwriter. Among those who value originality, inspiration, eccentricity, and character - as well as talent that hovers somewhere on the outskirts of genius, the story of Paul Thorn is a great one.
    • Multi-million album seller Madeleine Peyroux has been dubbed “the 21st century Billie Holiday”, and has worked with some of the greats in the music industry, co-writing songs with Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones and Steely Dan’s Walter Becker. “The only thing that matters is the song,” says Madeleine Peyroux. That conviction along with a one-of a-kind voice, has carried the Jazz artist from busking on the streets of Paris, all the way to mainstream recognition. Through intensely distinctive renditions of old classics and modern tunes by the likes of Leonard Cohen and The Beatles, Peyroux has proved to be an uncannily insightful ‘interpreter’ with her consistently impeccable choice of material.
Lineup 2013:
    • Angelique Kidjo
    • Irma Thomas
    • Rebirth Brass Band
    • Spark & Whisper
    • Red Molly
    • Alice Stuart and The Formerlys
    • Achilles Wheel
    • The Sam Chase
    • The Brothers Comatose
    • Poor Man’s Whiskey
    • Smokehouse Gamblers
    • Coyote Grace
    • Love Choir
    • Wavy Gravy
    • Dave Alvin
    • Madeleine Peyroux
    • Marianne Faithfull
    • Taj Mahal
    • Red Molly
    • Alice Stuart and The Formerlys
    • Achilles Wheel
    • Perla Batalla
    • Elephant Revival
    • Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
    • Alice DiMicele
    • Quinn DeVeaux and The Blue Beat Review
    • and many more…
    • The Paul Thorn Band
    • Greg Brown
    • Iris DeMent
    • John Prine
    • Alisa Fineman & Kimball Hurd
    • Perla Batalla
    • Elephant Revival
    • Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem
    • Alice DiMicele
    • Quinn DeVeaux and The Blue Beat Review
    • Sherry Austin with Henhouse
    • and many more…


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  • Black Oak Ranch
    Laytonville, California


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