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See you at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Itís already been a busy summer, full of memorable shows, indoors and outÖ 

Sharing some cool news that I am psyched about: Iíve been recognized as one of this yearís Falcon Ridge Folk Festivalís Emerging Artists and will be performing Friday, August 2nd in the Grassy Hill Emerging Artistís Showcase, Hillsdale, NY.

There are 23 other talented performers from all over the country included in the showcase and I look forward to the opportunity to share the stage and get to hear so many other up-and-coming artists. The field of 24 was selected by a 3-member jury out of a large group of international applicants.

The set starts at 12pm on Friday, August 2nd on the Main Stage and goes until about 4:30pm. Donít know exactly when it will be my turn to play, but each act gets 10 minutes to shine. Hereís the tough partÖ figuring out which two songs to play! Right now Iím thinking Sacramento and Blue Room, although Summer Me or Backroads might be good fits, too. Thoughts?

The audience votes for their favorite and three or four acts are invited back to the main stage the following year. If you have never checked this festival out, this is your year to attend... Dar Williams and The Kennedy's are some of the Headliners.  Falcon Ridge is celebrating its 25th anniversary of the festival, held the first weekend of August annually.

See the entire festival lineup here. The event organizers have packed the 3-day schedule with a bunch of great artists, and Iíll definitely take in a few shows myself. Let me know @dougallenmusic1 if youíre planning on being at Falcon Ridge in a couple weeks and be sure to stop by to say hello. Keep an eye out, I will be posting the exact time Iím playing the Emerging Artist Showcase as soon as I hear.

cheers and stay cool,