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Huntington Summer Arts Festival / 14th Huntington Folk Festival (in collaboration with Folk Music Society of Huntington): Loudon Wainwright III and Lucy Waintwright Roche

July 27 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Few songwriters have laid out their lives in song as graphically as Loudon Wainwright III. By chronicling his years from post-adolescence to senior citizenry in real time, he’s not only pushed the boundaries of confessional songwriting but allowed those with somewhat more stable lives to live vicariously through his trysts, marriages, divorces, inebriated episodes, quest for success, and bad-dad issues. 2010 GRAMMY Winner (Best Traditional Folk Album) for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (with two previous GRAMMY nominations: I’m Alright, 1985 and More Love Songs, 1986). “Mr. Wainwright has proved to be far and away the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who… brought confessional poetry into popular song… [he] wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation.” – New York Times, Stephen Holden Daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche, will open. Born with music in her genes, Lucy has been perfecting her craft for as long as she can remember. With a niche for wry lyrics and gift of mysteriously beautiful vocals, Lucy leaves fans with no doubts that her music is her own, regardless of her family’s legacy.

Noon to 6:00 PM daytime unplugged song swaps and showcases hosted by and Radio Nowhere. FREE

The tentative daytime schedule for the Huntington Folk Festival appears below and also will be posted online on, and

11:00 Open Mic – Song Circle

12:00 LI Guys of Note: Roger Street Friedman, Scott Krokoff, Toby Tobias

12:30 Emerging Talents: Genevieve, Marion Halliday, Kate Mills, Anne O’Rourke

1:30 A Musical Mix: Christian Diana, Annie Mark, Lois Morton

2:00 NJ Songsters: Sharon Goldman, Loretta Hagen, Jonathan Tea

2:30 Terry Kitchen, Mara Levine, Eugene Ruffolo

3:00 Kerrville New Folk Winners 2019: Lisa Bastoni, D.B. Rielly

3:30 Tribes Hill – Hudson Valley Songsters: Susan Kane, Judy Kass, Lipkin & Hitt

4:00 A Trio of Duos: Belle of the Fall, The Levins, Catherine Miles & Jay Mafale

4:30 Women of Note: Melanie Brulée, Grace Morrison, Claudia Nygaard, Siobhan O’Brien

5:30 FMSH Members Song Swap: Joe Iadanza, Nico Padden, Hank Stone

6:00 Dinner Break

8:00 Lucy Wainwright Roche

8:30 Loudon Wainwright III

Show is sponsored by the Folk Music Society of Huntington.


July 27
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Huntington Arts Council Inc.


Heckscher Park, Huntington Village
Route 25A and Prime Avenue
Huntington, NY 11743 United States
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