2022 Ferdinand Folk Festival Artists:
After a 5 year hiatus, The original trio has reunited to produce new music with a revitalized appreciation for camaraderie and creativity. Now living in three different cities across the US, these three independently talented singer-songwriters bring together the sounds of Nashville TN, Minneapolis MN, & Bozeman MT to create Front Porch Americana soundscapes that are equally original as they are timeless. Drawing influence from their salt of the earth Midwest ethos the band’s songs so naturally blend the genres of Folk, Old Time String-Band and Indie Rock to create a sound that echoes the current heartbeat of America. Read More
Taylor Kingman makes music that resets the clocks. You know the feeling of standing beneath a trestle on a hard day, a can of cheap beer, flicking a lighter and dreaming up wild ideas until a heavy train comes thundering overhead and you scream and scream until your voice gives out and you feel lighter? That’s the thing that lives deep in Taylor’s songs. There’s something so rubbed-raw honest and drunken-truth about them. You can’t help but be transfixed and transformed. Read More
A truly original new voice in songwriting, Bella White creates an undeniable magic by mining the rare duality at the heart of her artistry. Although she hails from the Canadian city of Calgary, the 20-year-old singer/multi-instrumentalist grew up on the classic country and old-time music she first discovered thanks to her father, a Virginia native who played in bluegrass bands all throughout her childhood. Read More
Addison Agen is an Americana singer-songwriter best known as Season 13’s first runner-up on NBC’s The Voice. Based in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the 20-year-old’s raw and heart-wrenching voice welcomes listeners of all kinds to be grateful and self-reflective. Addison’s honest storytelling and simplicity earned her an opening slot with Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. Addison’s music transforms lived experiences into songs woven together with themes of nostalgia, acceptance, hopefulness and joy. Read More.
The Strings of Indian Creek is a folk rock band based out of Southern Indiana playing a mix of originals and covers. They feature a male and female vocal duo complimented by banjo, harmonica, fiddle, and drums. In 2020 they released their full length album 'Tales Untold' and just released their newest album 'Dancing With the Lightning' in Sept 2021. Read More.
Southern Sirens is a female duo based out of Louisville, KY, and Southern Indiana. The duo performs a plethora of genres with their twist on covers, also writing their originals, giving each song and individual, distinctive sound with a unique instrumentation blend of drums, percussion, guitar, and vocals.
Emmy and Kelsey met at the end of 2013 at a random "girls pizza jam night." The ladies hit it off immediately, quickly naming themselves the Southern Sirens. The group consists of Emmy Bodner and Kelsey Lee. For special occasion shows, they'll invite some phenomenal special guests along! Read More.
MIKRON is a musical partnership born more than 15 years ago between two Southern Indiana guitar pickers, Ronnie Schultz and Michael Cummings.
Having delighted listeners of all ages at venues both small and large with acoustic renditions of your favorites spanning many decades and musical genres, MIKRON continues to expand and refine their repertoire. From The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, to Kid Rock and George Jones, their mission is simple: to highlight and share the music they love with people that love it too.
Both Schultz and Cummings have roots in the legendary Birdseye music community. Schultz has been performing as a guitarist and singer since the 1970s, occasionally joining forces with notable performers and bands over the years. Cummings, a child of the 90's, began performing with Schultz in 2007 after several successful collaborations at the old Backbilly Farms Hootenanny.
The duo headlined the 5-piece band The High Road from 2010-2018. Schultz now resides in Eckerty, IN, while Cummings is a resident of Ferdinand.