The first several names appearing at the 2013 EFMF have been announced, and includes a fairly typical mix of the new, the ‘pushing the limits of folk’ folk, the familiar, and the ‘Who?’ Announced today are: the familiar- Neko Case, Martin Sexton, Ruthie Foster, and Laura Smith- who I was just thinking of the other day, as in…what is she doing lately?; the new- Cold Specks; the pushing the definition of folk- The Head and the Heart; and the Who?- Rayland Baxter. UPDATE: Over at Pollstar, they have Tim O’Brien and Karan Casey as well as James Cotton, Roomful of Blues, and Terrance Simien & the Zydeco Experience listed. As of March 21, Loreena McKinnitt and Bruce Cockburn (announced) and Dave Alvin (listed at Pollstar) are also on the bill.
The EFMF- one of the largest you can find- runs from Aug. 8 to 11. Tickets go on sale June 1.