Fiddle and Folk Festival at Benner's Farm



to our Festival



Sunday September 16th 2018

from 11:00am to 7:00pm

at Benner's Farm,

56 Gnarled Hollow Rd.

E. Setauket, NY

Featuring: Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Pete Mancini & the Hillside Airmen, the New Students and The Stony Brook Roots Ensemble

All of this held on an Organic Historic Working Farm with kids areas, the biggest swing on the Island, farm animals, gardens, produce, fields and woods

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams are partners in music and in life, a husband and wife who work together as a duo as well as accompanying some legendary names in American music.

Larry’s path started in New York City and has passed through Rock and Roll leading him back to American blues and roots music as he developed a passion for artists like Doc Watson, the Rev. Gary Davis, and Hank Williams. Once he mastered the guitar, Campbell learned to play mandolin, bouzouki, violin, lap steel, banjo, and other stringed instruments.  In time, Campbell became an in-demand sideman, who worked with the likes of Paul Simon, Judy Collins, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, and Rosanne Cash.

Teresa grew up on a farm in West Tennessee with a passion for folk and vintage country music.  She came to the city to act and sing.  She gained a reputation as a gifted backing vocalist, and worked with Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, Hot Tuna, Jackson Browne, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir.

They crossed paths in 1986, married in 1988 and have worked extensively with Levon Helm In Woodstock, NY.  

…Pete Mancini can bring three chords, the truth, and heartbreak as hard as anybody.”

– Wide Open Country

“Intelligent, sensitive and jubilant songcraft, with a startling lack of cynicism rare in our post-modern ironic world. If you haven’t heard of Pete Mancini yet, by gum you will!”

– Buddy Woodward (The Dixie Bee-Liners)

“‘Foothill Freeway’ contains ten tremendous songs by a singer songwriter who is at the very peak of his powers and who should really be spoken of in the same way as Farrar, Tweedy, Adams were in their early days of worldwide acclaim…”

– American Roots UK

“Just as Roger McGuinn, Gram Parsons and company had done decades earlier, Mancini’s crew crafts a warm, organic sound bearing deep country roots, but still informed by rock ‘n’ roll.”


The New Students are a Brooklyn-based five member band with one foot in the 21st century and the other firmly planted in traditional American folk music, the New Students Band blend their tight, soulful harmonies and masterful use of their instruments with a rich and heartfelt variety of styles and interpretations that resonate and delight audiences.  They excel singing songs about the human experience simply and honestly, addressing joy, pain, injustice, loneliness and hope.

Their influences and melding of Simon and Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, Cat Stevens, Phish, The Beatles, American and English Folk Music and Bluegrass help keep a the American songwriting tradition alive.

Sit back, enjoy and discover this up and coming band.

Bob Westcott: will emcee and entertain between sets with stories and song.

Special Performance by the

Stony Brook Roots Ensemble

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

The New Students

Fiddle and Folk Fest