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The Second Annual Portsmouth Fall Folk Festival
Saturday September 24, 2005 - 6-9pm
Unitarian Church - Portsmouth, NH

The 2nd Annual Fall Folk Festival to benefit Compass Care of Portsmouth, NH will take place on Sept 24 from 6-9pm at the Unitarian Church in Portsmouth, NH. This years festival will include performances by Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen, Roll & Tumble, Racky Thomas and The Bag Boys.

Compass Care is a non-profit organization with a clear and unwavering focus; to enhance the health and quality of life of older adults and family caregivers. Our goal is to provide the support older adults need so as to remain independent. Through our Adult Day, Senior Wellness, Senior Companion and Alzheimer's Family Educator Programs, men and women from all walks of life find healthcare, encouragement, enrichment, fun and respite~ and a circle of caring friends. More information about Compass Care and their Capital Campaign can be found on their website www.compasscare.org.

$12 advance, $15 day of show.
Tickets are available at all Bull Moose locations and online at http://compasscare.mollyguard.com

Artists Performing:

Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen
Harvey Reid is one of the Seacoast area's best-known musicians, who has released 18 recordings and toured extensively across the US and abroad for the last 25 years. A former national guitar and autoharp champion, he has shared the stage with many of the great pickers of today; Acoustic Guitar Magazine chose his "Steel Drivin' Man" as one of Top 10 Folk CD's of all time, and GUITAR PLAYER Magazine has called him “a giant of the steel strings," including him in its list of 20 essential acoustic guitar CD's.

Durham native Joyce Andersen is the Seacoast's hottest rising folk artist, and is gaining nationwide recognition as a solo artist after a decade of playing in countless bands and recording sessions. Her solo CD's have received rave reviews, and a great deal of attention and considerable airplay in the folk and bluegrass circles. She performed at the Phildelphia Folk festival, and was a featured performer on World Cafe and Mountain Stage, nationally syndicated concert radio programs. She has just released her 4th solo album - "Love & Thirst".

Artist Website: www.woodpecker.com     www.joyscream.com

Roll & Tumble
The BEST honkin' Country Blues Band on the planet! Mr Sippy hurts when this band plays; they are so funky and grooving you can't stop swaying, and will not want them to ever quit! Barrellhouse Piano, Wailin' harp, Killer Guitar and Drums, Vocals Soooo right! "A touch of dixie, a drop of blues, and what's left is all soul. This is one great little band." ABC's Prime Time Live.

Artist Website: www.rollandtumble.com

Racky Thomas
Hailing from the "live free or die state", Racky grew up in Wolfeboro on Lake Winnipesaukee. He was born in 1969, but he sounds as if he has been playing the Blues since the late forties. He attended Berkelee College of Music in 1987 and graduated in 1991. Since then, Racky has been active on the New England music scene leading The Racky Thomas Band as well as playing solo gigs. During the 90's he spent time in Denmark, playing gigs in Copenhagen. He has also played in Japan and at the Bisopstock Blues Festival in England.

Artist Website: www.rackythomas.com

The Bagboys
The Bagboys play Bluegrass, Western Swing, Wahoo and various varieties of fine acoustic music. Playing "Sensible Music for Troubled Times," (The title of their 2d recording.) there's nothing like coming home to the Bagboys! Called by "BLUEGRASS BREAKDOWN a: "post-modern string band," "Coherent and infectious," with, a sound "defined by the band's strong harmonies, inventive picking, and enviable sense of timing." Their recording "Sensible Music For Troubled Times" was nominated for "Recording of the Year" by the Massachusetts Country Music Awards Association in '98. The Bagboys are entertainers who pull you in and in case you were wondering, yes, the band also has "Bagettes."

Artist Website: www.bagboys.com



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