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Old Town New Folk (OTNF) Circle

Bringing the nation’s best Folk, Americana and Bluegrass Singer/Songwriters to Key West.

Gifts used for: the Old Town New Folk concert series. Having funds in place before we begin booking the following year allows us to issue essential guarantees for top performers and maintain the quality of our signature series.

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Old Town New Folk performers include:

Jake Shimabukuro
Shimabukuro has transcendent skills, exploring his seemingly limitless vocabulary – whether it’s jazz, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk or even classical – on the unlikeliest of instruments: the ‘ukulele.

Tom Chapin
Not many artists can count six decades, 26 albums and three GRAMMYs in their bio, but Tom Chapin is not most artists. The New York Times called Chapin “one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.”

Dead Horses
Dead Horses isn’t a band in the conventional sense. Rather, it’s a folk-inspired conversation between two close friends, guitarist/ singer Sarah Vos and bassist Daniel Wolff.

Dom Flemons
A founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, GRAMMY Award Winner and two-Time EMMY Nominee Flemons has earned the moniker “The American Songster.”