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THIS YEAR'S FALL FOLK FESTIVAL IS SEPTEMBER 9 & 10, 2005
Welcome to The Nashville Folk Festival Website
NASHVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL, INC. Headquarters at 760 Flatwood Road, Lebanon, TN 37090 (615) 444-0171
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Curtis McPeake and The McPeake Boys are a Nashville Folk Festival favorite and 2003 recipient of the NFF Lifetime of Achievement Award. In 1955 Curtis was called to play banjo with Flatt and Scruggs. Curtis played banjo with Bill Monroe when Bill went to Carnegie Hall. Then Curtis joined Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper and worked through 1963 with them. Later Curtis signed on with The Grand Ole Opry as a staff musician. Curtis took the five string to new heights as a member of The Nashville Brass . Don't miss this chance to see and hear Curtis at the third annual Nashville Folk Festival September 9, 2005.
WORLD CLASS PAINT BOMBERS VISIT MOSSY DELL
July 29, 2004 -
Will Van Zandt, son of the late and very great singer songwriter legend Townes Van Zandt, pictured with no shirt and his paint bomber pal, Rago, donate time and paint to spruce up the festival "peace" bus which is rapidly becoming a living work of art and a great place to use as a backstage dressing room and tune up room complete with air conditioning. You can't tell from the photos but its right behind the stage where Gypsy Carns and Tabby Crabb recently braved thousands of dangerous man-killing wasps who had taken up residence in the engine compartment to get it started for the last time and moved into the trees (crashed actually since it has no brakes) behind the Nashville Folk Festival stage at the Old Jordon Farm in Lebanon, site of the Nashville Folk Festival September 9 and 10, 2005.
The bus which was donated by Larry and Mark Helmes was set up as a band bus in the 70s for their band, The Helmes Brothers Band and it's complete with 70s era Holiday Inn carpet and captains chairs, bunks, a lounge and a vintage picture of Willie Nelson and a Dukes of Hazard wall clock.
This is just the first stage of the design and if all goes well the talented paint bomb duo will be back soon to complete the job. Will Van Zandt recently had a very successful show at Cheekwood in Nashville and donated several large murals to the Nashville Parks and Recreation Department.
We're very proud that Uncle Jim Calvin who was Will's dad Townes longtime friend arranged to have them out to turn what was a very funky looking old bus into a real work of art.
Thanks Will, Rago and Uncle Jim and also Uncle Dave Macon as well as his band The Fruit Jar Drinkers who have inspired us all!!!
Thanks Be To The Folks At Gibson
These are the instruments everybody wants to play! Gibson.
We Read Our Favorite Folk Music Journal for 44 Years! SING OUT!
Click To Read Blue Argo's Acoustic Guitar Article From The 2003 Festival
Shiloh Music Center in Mt. Juliet, TN Is A Proud Sponsor
Thanks To The Nashville Songwriters Festival For Their Help!
THANK YOU TO OUR ADVERTISING PARTNERS WHO BELIEVE IN NFF!
If you are interested or want to help us in any way please contact:
A Full Service Entertainment Company
306 Jackson Downs Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37214
(615) 391-4326 phone & fax
CLICK HERE FOR 2003 PHOTOS AND COMMENTARY
Click here to email the festival committee!
Mark these dates for the 2005 festival:
Friday and Saturday, September 9 & 10, 2005
Thanks Again For Joining Us at the First Annual
NASHVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL
Click here for even more information about the 2005 festival.
This website is sponsored by
Nashville Folk Festival Inc of Tennessee
through the kindness of Questx Webs.
Nashville Folk Festival Inc is a not for profit Tennessee corporation
dedicated to bringing people together to share music, food and experiences
in a beautiful Tennessee dell.