Performers

2018 Freshwater Folk Festival Performers [Jump to schedule]

The lineup is set for the 14th annual Freshwater Folk Festival!
We have 3 wonderful groups this year: Country Blue, Lady D and her band and Corey Lee McQuade. Read on for details….

Country Blue   10:00am – 10:30am

A performance by the duo Country Blue will open the entertainment at the hatchery amphitheater with songs of traditional country music sung by Mel Waggy playing lead guitar along with George Piasecki on bass guitar.  George is frequently heard as a member of the Lewisburg band, Strum Some.

Lady D and her band   10:45am – 12:45pm

Lady D (aka Doris Anne Fields and “West Virginia’s First Lady of Soul”) will be accompanied by her four-piece band.
She is a singer, songwriter, and actress. Her music fluidly crosses several genres such as R&B, Jazz, and Reggae, but she has made a home solidly in the Blues.
She has 5 CDs to her credit including “Nobody’s Bizness”, “My Turn”, and “Reflections”. Her song, “Go Higher” was the winner of the national competition for the best Obama Inaugural Song, giving her the opportunity to perform at one of the inaugural balls.

 

Corey Lee McQuade   1:00pm – 3:00pm

Corey is a singer/songwriter from Lewisburg, WV currently residing in Athens, WV.  His solo performance at the Freshwater Folk Festival will include finger picking and flatpicking guitar, flatpicking dobro, and clawhammer banjo.  His original songs are inspired by old time traditional music and local history.  Corey has performed for several years in the Americana band called Johnson’s Crossroad and as a duo with Paul E. Johnson.  Corey’s dobro style was greatly influenced by his friendship with Grammy winner Tut Taylor, the flatpicking dobro man whom he met while with Johnson’s Crossroad at Merlefest in 2010.  Corey performed with Tut Taylor many times before Tut died in 2015.  Corey’s musicianship was prominent this July in an epic performance by The Lone Wolf Review at the General Lewis Inn gardens in Lewisburg.

Schedule of performances:

All performances are at the hatchery amphitheater.

10:00 am – 10:30 am Country Blue
10:45 am – 12:45 pm Lady D and her band
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Corey Lee McQuade