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If you missed the July event at the brewery, or want more, you’re in luck. For those who like a brew (or glass of wine) with their music, these events are for you! As always we bring a mix of
emerging and established artists sharing original works with a nod to familiar songs from well-loved mainstream artists. Folkie Fest favorites Kerry Kearney, Rorie Kelly, The Karpenteers Duo, Butterfly Cody Duo and Kathy Patterson are sure to offer a variety of styles sure to please. Joining us for the first time is Marty Attridge, though he’s no stranger to LI music fans.

 

Kerry Kearney is a slide guitar master, plays and works his instrument to limits that amaze even the most seasoned musician or cultured music fan.  Kerry Kearney’s style, music from the “Psychedelta”, is his own brand containing an upbeat mix of American Blues & Roots, created from writing and performing on the circuit for over 40 years. Along with his band, he has
continued to experience an overwhelming and positive response over the airwaves and especially when performing live. His wailing upbeat style of blues, driven by tasty, inspired guitar riffs, electrifying slide and infectious rhythms, has allowed Kerry to amass a huge loyal following. Often overlooked is his collection of original folk-style recordings.

 

Rorie Kelly is an award-winning
singer/songwriter/ladybeast from Long Island. Her music has been featured in
film and TV shows, received radio airplay around the world, and led her to
perform at the Obama White House in 2016. Her most recent album Shadow
Work is about shining a light in the darkness and healing wounds. The
songwriting looks deeply into topics like self worth, growth and letting go,
and how our culture treats people who don’t fit the mainstream “default.”  The opening song, “Full Moon Charm Bracelet,”
was featured in the 2021 film Hearts and Vines, which won a Telly Award
for Use of Music.

 

Henry Diaz and his wife, Kristi are
part of the popular “Karpenteers” tribute to the Carpenters, are performing as
duo for this special Folkie Fest. Henry Diaz is a guitar/bass player and singer/songwriter
from Suffolk County He has done everything from solo performances to 8 piece
bands, entertaining audiences throughout the Tri-state area. He and his wife
Kristi run 2 Worlds recording studio and have recorded/produced three full
length albums and a remake of the 1985 hit, We
Are The World
. He is currently working on an original album of mixed vocal
and instrumental pieces for piano and guitar. He generously offered two of his instrumental
pieces the Folkie Fest Theme songs.

 

Kathy Patterson is a local
singer/guitarist playing pubs and restaurants on Long Island as a single, duet
or trio act.  She has worked with many
different styles and genres for over 40 years, including playing guitar and
singing with her husband Frank Patterson on percussion in their duet The
Pattersons, and with Greg Seck in their trio Cover Stories, performing
specialty acts at benefits and tribute shows, fronting  a traditional Celtic band, and sitting in
with a bluegrass band on banjo.
Primarily a singer and guitar player, Kathy performs acoustic versions
of pop, folk, rock and Irish tunes, as well as some of her own original
works.

 

Marty
Attridge, a singer/songwriter/musician from New York has been writing and
performing music for several decades. Over that time, he has amassed quite a
bit of material.  Marty is known to many
as part of the band “Who Are Those Guys.” Their vast collection of original
songs are a mix of rock, blues, folk and country with a classic sound that’s
all their own, in part from Marty’s songwriting. He brings some of his original
works to the Folkie Fest stage.

 

Sharon and
Doug Attridge are a musical duo from Mattituck Married since 1995, the duo
plays rock, country and blues with an eclectic twist. Their unique blend of
Doug’s vocals and guitar along with Sharon’s “in the pocket” bass has
been wowing audiences on both forks. When not working as a duo they can be
found performing in the “Butterfly Cody Experience” and “The
Lindsey Reeve Band.” Doug also performs with his brother in “Who Are
Those Guys”

 Folkie Fest
offers an ongoing concert series with local acoustic artists in the spirit of
folk music as envisioned by the late Pete Seeger. A 50/50 raffle
is held to benefit Long Island Cares: The Harry Chapin Food Bank.

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