Music Performances for Around Town Folk Festival. Free.
-The Mayfields (Mom and Dad from One Way Rider, local bluegrass
-Rebekah Jean (Rustbelt meets Country)
-In Conjunction with The 44th Annual Kent State Folk Festival
Friday Night, November 19, 2010.
-8-9:15pm. The Mayfields
-9:30-11pm. Rebekah Jean
North Water Street Gallery, 257 N. Water St., Kent
About the Artists
The Mayfields (Ma and Pa of One Way Rider): http://onewayrider.com
"You can’t help but feel good listening to One Way
musicality draws you in, from their intricate and fast-paced
instrumentals, to their smooth vocal harmonies, the talent of
family bluegrass band literally bursts from the stage. Seeing
Rider live is an uplifting and unforgettable musical experience."
~ Catherine Cala, WYSU FM
Rebekah Jean : myspace.com/belitalambert
Rebekah Jean's EP “Ribbons and Pearls” is found on
Based out of her rural Burton, Ohio home, she's a mixture of
rustbelt-meets-country upbringing. Rebekah Jean spent her school
hopping around Cleveland's east side, eventually landing in the
farm town of Burton—and it shows up all over her music.
around the edges, sometimes, but then she sings about her softer
longings, and quiet rest. Her mother, a coal miner's daughter,
her first connection with Loretta Lynn's music years ago, and
a country flair ever since. But you also hear her time spent with
hippie songstresses and outlaw cowboys her father played in the
radio--Joni Mitchell,Willie Nelson, Graham Nash.
Rebekah Jean also grew up with music in the southern gospel church
community of Cleveland's east side and started playing with a
band with a revolutionary spin in her early twenties. But eventually
writing took over, and Rebekah needed another channel for her
Cleveland area open mic nights led to coffee shops and bar gigs,
Rebekah Jean can now be found throughout the area playing her
songs at the Beachland Tavern and Grog Shop among other venues,
wailing ballads of some broken heart or place and time she's passed
To learn more about the Kent State Folk Festival and the Around
Free Performances, visit
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