Fiddle and Folk Festival at Benner's Farm

Festival

Welcome

to our Festival

Ninth

Annual

Sunday September 13th 2020

from 11:00am to 7:00pm

at Benner's Farm,

56 Gnarled Hollow Rd.

E. Setauket, NY

Featuring: Our groups for 2020 will be announced soon,

                   We had a great 2019 Fest and hope to make this one even better

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

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Quarter Horse  Freshly back from wowing audiences at the Falcon Ridge and the Philadelphia folk festivals, Quarter Horse is a band on the move. After releasing their first full-length album produced by Long Island guitarist extraordinaire Andy Falco (Infamous Stringdusters), Quarter Horse has caught the attention of audiences nationwide. With their complex harmonies and solid grooves rooted in the americana folk-rock tradition, they’ve earned the respect of music aficionados both young and old.  Now writing and recording the follow-up to their self-entitled LP, they are honing their craft and collectively moving to be one of the Northeast folk scene’s most revered talents.   

Their third time playing Benner’s Farm, Quarter Horse is one of our favorites and surely a band not to be missed!


Eastbound Freight Bluegrass Band has been performing throughout Long Island and the New York Metropolitan area for 25 years. Their concert venues have included the Inter Media Arts Center in Huntington NY, the Harry Chapin Memorial Stage also in Huntington, The Lincoln Center Out-Of-Doors Festival in New York City and many others. They have performed live radio broadcasts on WKCR, WBAZ, and WUSB, and their recordings have been featured on National Public Radio’s Acoustic Connections program.


The band members share a life-long connection to the music and a love for the big bluegrass sound of the original groups: Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys, Flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys, and others. Their repertoire includes tunes popularized by these groups as well as many original songs by banjo player Bill DeTurk.     

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

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Our groups for 2020 will be announced soon,

We had a great 2019 Fest and hope to make this one even better

BELOW ARE LAST YEAR'S GROUPS

Called everything from ‘hillbilly-Pink Floyd’ to ‘folk-pop’ to ‘surreal americana’, New York’s Slambovian Circus of Dreams “is a riveting, mesmerizing, crazy, amazing machine of music.” – Chronogram Magazine.


A rootsy psychedelica that MAVERICK MAGAZINE calls “Mightily impressive and hugely original rock from the cool end of Americana,” their melodic avant-folk conjures with an exotic instrumental arsenal and palette of styles ranging from dusty Americana ballads to huge Pink Floydesque cinematic anthems. The Slambovians charm from the first note with “Great songs and a whole lotta heart!” – DJ Meg Griffin, SiriusXM.


Formed in Sleepy Hollow, New York over a decade ago, they pioneered the alt-folk circuit, staying on the fringes of the music industry. Winning support from indie radio and press since their inception, fans fueled their career from the ground up to an international status. Having headlined major music festivals and venues across the US, Canada and UK, this band has a devoted cult following.

Quarter Horse

Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Taylor Ackley an the Deep Roots Ensemble is a chamber music group which focuses on studying and performing Traditional American Music.  It was formed in 2015 by Taylor Ackley and Alison Rowe with the goal of bringing this rich tradition of music making into concert halls and academic settings. Since then they have performed extensively in the New York area, the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest along with giving lecture recitals, workshops and masterclasses.  The Deep Roots Ensemble is also dedicated to the performance of new music.  As a group they perform contemporary works which draw upon American roots music and its members are among the most active performers of new music at Stony Brook University.

Deep Root Ensemble

Eastbound Freight

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