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Internationally acclaimed mountain dulcimer player Aaron O'Rourke

Aaron O’Rourke

 

scan0029Amanda Garrigues

 

 

Amy Carol Webb 2001Amy Carol Webb

 

 

 

 

Pines & Palms Show

Archival television program features many of Florida’s greatest folk songwriters

 

Will McLean waiting to perform

Archival videos of the Father of Florida Folk Will McLean

Will McLean Music Festival logoArchive of the Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers of the Will McLean Song Contest Since 1992

 

 

 

Hippodrome State TheatreArchival Hippodrome State Theatre , Gainesville Community Playhouse and Acrosstown Repertory Theatre features

 

 

 

 

The Bills recording in the WUFT studios Nov 11th 2005

The Bills

 

Billy DeanBilly Dean, Florida’s Country Star From Quincy

 

 

 

Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass Band

Red Henry

Chris and Red Henry

 

Mandolinist and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile (photo courtesy of Brantley Gutierrez)

Chris Thile, MacArthur Fellow, and mandolin virtuoso to host Prairie Home Companion

 

Singing at the Will McLean Folk Festival in 1998

Dale Crider

Dance Alive National Ballet (04/11/2011)

Danny Wooten, lead singer and songwriter of Southern Slang (picture by Donna Green-Townsend)

Danny Wooten

De Lions of JahDe Lions of Jah

 

 

 

Doc Watson & grandsonDoc Watson

 

 

Don Grooms

Don Grooms

 

Earth Day event celebrates four Gainesville writer (04/19/2013)

 

Gabe Valla and Sam PacettiGabe Valla

 

 

 

Gainesville Chamber Orchestra Collaborates With The Harn Museum Of Art and Florida Museum Of Natural History For Celestial Performance (05/07/2010)

 

Gamble Rogers

Gamble Rogers

 

Garrison Doles

Garrison Doles

Flutist George Tortorelli performing with harpist Lisa Lynne

George Tortorelli and Lisa Lynne

George Tortorelli

 

Grant PeeplesGrant Peeples

 

 

 

 

tribute-cd-cover-frontJessie and Lee Townsend Tribute CD now available

 

 

Jesse-Winchester-AJesse Winchester

 

 

MAH06029.MP4.Still020Jessie and Lee Townsend’s Florida Folk Festival 2016 Highlights

 

 

2016-03-13_17-41-35_962Jessie and Lee Townsend Will McLean Festival Highlights

 

 

 

Jessie and Lee Townsend

Jessie Townsend

 

Jon SemmesJon Semmes

 

 

 

 

Karen AhlersKaren Ahlers

 

 

 

 

 

Lee doing a solo during a performance with the Tumblin Creek Bluegrass Band at P.K. Yonge High School in Gainesville

Lee Townsend

 

Artist Lennie Kesl

Lennie Kesl

 

Elisabeth Williamson with Gatorbone Band

Lis and Lon Williamson, The Gatorbone Band and the Driftwoods

 

MarkJohnsonClawgrass Banjo Player Mark Johnson

 

 

 

Mem Semmes

Mem Semmes

 

Michael smithMichael Smith

 

 

 

 

Mike Jurgensen

Mike Jurgensen

Folk icon Peter Rowan

Peter Rowan

 

punchThe Punch Brothers Band makes debut at Suwannee Springfest

 

 

 

 

Dawn DeWitt with Roadside Revue

Roadside Revue

 

Rod MacdonaldRod MacDonald

 

 

 

 

Rusty SallingRusty Salling

 

 

 

Sam PacettiSam Pacetti

 

 

 

Will McLean0057A Gatherin’ In The Live Oaks 4-Part Music Series

The Gatherings:  Folk and Blues From The Land of Flowers 26-parts

The Sights and Sounds of the Florida Folk Festival (05/30/1997)

 Florida folk festival celebrates 60 years (05/25/2012)

 

 

Singer Songwriter Tom Shed

Tom Shed

 

Sno Rogers BandSno Rogers Band

 

 

 

Steve Gillette and Cindy MangsenSteve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen

 

 

 

 

 

 

With Singer songwriter and musician Walter Parks

Walter Parks

 

Walter StraussWalter Strauss

 

 

 

DSC01637Willie Green

 

 

 

 

Will McLean performing

Will McLean

 

Will McLean resting beside his guitar

Will McLean Archival Interviews from 1985 and 1987 (never before published)

 

Singer Songwriter Pete Seeger, a good friend of Will McLean

Pete Seeger’s ties to Will McLean, the “Father of Florida Folk” 

 

Donna emceeing at the Will McLean Folk FestivalMy Friendship With “The Black Hat Troubadour” Will McLean

 

 

 

 

 

2016 Will McLean Best New Florida Song Contest Winner and Finishers Named

2015 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

2014 Will McLean  Song Contest Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

2013 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

2011 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd and 3rd place finishers

2010 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd and 3rd place finishers

2009 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd and 3rd place finishers

2008 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

2007 Will Mclean Song Contest Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

2006 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd and 3rd place finishers

2005 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

2004 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd and 3rd place finishers

2003 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

2002 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

2001 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

2000 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

1999 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

1998 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

1997 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

1996 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

1995 Will McLean Song Contest Winner

1994 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd and 3rd place finishers

1993 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers

1992 Will McLean Song Contest Winner, 2nd and 3rd place finishers