2019 Freshwater Folk Festival Performers [Jump to schedule]

The lineup is nearly set for the 15th annual Freshwater Folk Festival!
We have 3 wonderful groups this year: Mad Dog and Platypus, Shayar, and GEHS 2nd Block Rock. Read on for details….

Mad Dog and Platypus   10:00am – 11:00am

Platypus was smuggled into the United States of America on board a pirate ship in the previous century. Trials and tribulations of modern life forced Platpus to settle on top of the mountain in rural West Virginia. Platypus enjoys a simple way of life dedicating most of his time to music, gardening, cats, and building pyramids. Mad Dog (David Lynch) has been performing in West Virginia for many years as an actor and musician. Recently this duo played at the Pretty Penny Café in Hillsboro.

Shayar  11:00am – 1:00pm

Jamaican-born singer and songwriter Shayar leads the reggae band Krooshal Force. Shayar’s bands played in Jamacia in the 80s. As a rhythm guitarist, he toured the Caribbean, the United States, and Europe with Burning Spear, Gregory Isaacs, the Itals, and Anthony B. He has played in studio sessions with the Mighty Diamonds, Freddie McGregor, Leroy Stibbs, and many others. His original compositions drive Krooshal Force which he founded in the 80s. His set lists also include several classic reggae songs from the works of musicians such as Bob Marley..

2nd Block Rock   1:00pm – 3:00pm

This Greenbrier East High School ensemble was originated by the school’s accomplished Band Director, Jim Allder, shown at the far left in the photo taken on the occasion of their performance for the West Virginia Music Educators Association Annual Conference this year. For several years, 2nd Block Rock has entertained many audiences in the Greenbrier Valley with their youthful exuberance and their instrumental and vocal musicianship.

Schedule of performances:

All performances are at the hatchery amphitheater.

10:00 am – 11:00 am Mad Dog and Platypus
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Shayar
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 2nd Block Rock