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The Railsplitters Are Traveling Mariposa’s Way

High energy, bluegrass roots quintet, The Railsplitters, shines with vocal clarity, unclouded song writing, and an exceptional musical range. Calling upon genre influences ranging from Roots/Americana, Country Twang, 50′s doo wop, modern pop, to good old Rock ‘n’ Roll, this Colorado outfit wows audiences with dynamic,...

Adam Cohen is Our Sunday Evening Main Stage Headliner

Three albums into a career that began with his 1998 self-titled debut, Adam Cohen had decided to call it quits, his career as a singer-songwriter not meeting his expectations. But he decided to give it another go, and the wonderful result was his very successful,...

Taj Weekes & Adowa Bringing a Reggae Groove to Mariposa

Taj Weekes & Adowa unite social consciousness with a Reggae groove, then blend in elements of acoustic roots-rock and Afro-folk. Theirs is a rich and vibrant sound that defies genre and has garnered critical acclaim and enthusiastic audiences around the globe. The band members hail from Jamaica,...

Reverend Robert Jones, Sr., Heading for Mariposa

Singer, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist, Reverend Robert Jones, Sr., uses folk, blues, spirituals and other American Roots music to champion the beauty and power of our shared culture. A lifelong Detroiter, he has been performing professionally for nearly 30 years for festivals, schools, civil rights organizations and...

Doug Paisley Making a Mariposa Appearance

Doug Paisley has an outsider’s keen perspective. He taps into the social lifeblood of America, gently and reverently, with songs that are steeped in poetry, harmony and sweetness, and performed with a honeyed, craggy, and knowing voice. An artist whose work is not burdened by the trappings...

Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band Romping Through Mariposa

There’s something special about a jug band! It’s like comfort food, tunefulness, history and fun all rolled together into one entertaining, wholesome package. The Ever-Lovin’ Jug Band is this and more, with their original tunes in the style of the jug bands of the 1920s, plus some...

Lomax Project is Mariposa Bound

Lomax Project is the latest adventure of two-time Juno winning musician, producer, educator and collaborator, Jayme Stone. Focusing on songs collected by renowned folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax, this musical reawakening brings together some of North America’s most distinctive and creative roots musicians to...

Cheryl Wheeler Making a Long-Awaited Mariposa Return

It's been seven long years since Cheryl Wheeler graced a Mariposa stage, but good things are worth waiting for. You may not be familiar with Cheryl Wheeler, but you have no doubt heard her songs, which have been covered by artists as diverse as Kenny Loggins,...

Eric Andersen Booked for Mariposa

Mariposa Folk Festival is proud to begin its announcements of the 2015 artistic line-up with the good news that folk music icon, Eric Andersen, will be on stage at the festival this summer. This is just the first of many artistic announcements over the coming weeks...