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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 this year used for: the 2023 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.

Giving Circles support ongoing initiatives and priorities of The Studios that rely on a bit of extra help to succeed. Specific goals and projects for each Circle are established annually.

2022 Old Town New Folk Series includes:

Tom Chapin (Jan 11-12)
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.”

Susan Werner (Feb 4, 6)
Called “one of the most innovative songwriters working today,” (Chicago Tribune), Susan Werner crafts lyrics that are as sharp as thistles, and every bit as funny as they are on point.

Mary Gauthier and Jaimee Harris (Feb 12-13)
Gauthier comes to The Studios with a new book and recent GRAMMY-nominated album in hand. Gauthier has made a career of sharing the redemptive power of music through her live shows, Master Classes and a TED Talk. Gauthier will be joined by Jaimee Harris, a Texas-raised folk n’ roll singer, songwriter and criminal justice reform activist.

Dead Horses (Feb 25-26)
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.

Ellis Delaney (Mar 25-26)
Funny, thoughtful and uninhibited, Delaney is known as one of the most giving musicians out there. She gives her all in transformational performances, stating that her mission is to be “undefended and open.”

Dom Flemons (May 11-12)
A founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, GRAMMY Award Winner and two-Time EMMY Nominee Flemons has earned the moniker “The American Songster.”