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1.8.2021

Our new album The Curse is out now.  You can listen / download it at Folklore's Official Bandcamp.

 

We will celebrate the release by performing as the special musical guest on the online improv show Dadurday Night Live 9pm EST Saturday January 9th (presented by My 4 Dads).  You can watch the live stream at My 4 Dads Youtube or Facebook, or you can Zoom in to be a part of the "live audience"  (Zoom details at My 4 Dads Facebook).

 

Good to be back,

Jimmy & Folklore

 

 

12.5.2020

Some exciting news! It's been almost ten years since we released our last album, but we have just finished mastering a new album titled The Curse which we are looking to release in early 2021. The players on this album are Steve Fitzpatrick, Jason Henn, David Specht, Che-Na Stephenson, Raoul De La Cruz, Scott Churchman, and Rob Fields, and I am endlessly thankful to them for helping me make this album wonderful. I will be updating all my social media (slowly) including our bandcamp page which now officially resides at folklore.bandcamp.com.

Also, I will be playing live for an online improv comedy show called Dadurday Night Live on Saturday January 9th. I will be the musical guest for their show (possibly joined by other Folklore members) and will perform two songs during the show between comedy bits. You will be able to stream the show on Facebook or join as part of the live audience on Zoom if you prefer.

 

Stay tuned for more soon,

Jimmy & Folklore

 

 

2.1.2020

Thanks to our good friends from Georgia in the band Je Suis France and the fine folks trhowing classy basement shows at Free Candy, Folklore has once again been extracted from obscurity to play a live show. The show is Friday February 14, and the bill is Je Suis France, Honey Radar, Folklore and Elison Jackson. I will be playing solo but since members of Folklore also play in Je Suis France and Honey Radar, Jon from Je Suis France and Jason and Jordan from Honey Radar will be joining me for a few songs.

 

Hope you can join us,

Jimmy & Folklore

 

 

6.9.2019

We've been locked in the basement for almost 6 years, but through a coincidental chain of events, we have been freed and will be playing another show this Saturday June 15th at The Barbary in Philadelphia along with Kevin Hairs, Nicole Yun, and Thrills. Please come join us if you're around. We will be playing old favorites and a few new tunes.

 

See ya Saturday,

Jimmy & Folklore

 

 

9.29.2013

Although we did play a couple of parties over the past year, Folklore has been more or less on hiatus with live shows, but we're coming out of hiding to play a show with our old friends Elf Powerat the newly reopened Boot & Saddle.  The show is Sunday October 6 and also playing with Folklore and Elf Power is a great Philly band Avery Rosewater

 

See ya in South Philly next Sunday,

Jimmy & Folklore

 

 

3.26.2012

Folklore tour dates have been announced for our April 2012 East Coast Tour.  Here's the upcoming shows:

Friday April 6 - Asheville, NC @ Craggie Brewing Company

Saturday April 7 - Athens, GA @ The 40 Watt Club w/ Real Estate + Twerps

Sunday April 8 - Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave w/ Clinton Johnson + Jphono1

Monday April 9 - Arlington, VA @ The Galaxy Hut w/ Deleted Scenes (solo)

Friday April 27 - New Paltz, NY @ The New Paltz Town Library w/ Breakfast In Fur

Saturday April 28 - New York, NY @ The Cake Shop w/ Overlord +The Hairs + Pale Lights

Sunday April 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Kind Of Like Spitting + Little Big League

 

Keep On Chooglin',

Jimmy & Folklore

 

 

10.13.2011

Folklore will be playing at the North Star Bar in Philadelphia on Friday October 21 opening for Kevin Devine.  I hear that the show is well on the way to selling out in pre-sale so if you plan to come to the show you might want to consider getting your tickets in advance.  Folklore plays first and the show is All Ages so everyone is welcome.  Thanks to Kevin for asking us to play.  We are very excited about it.

 

I also added a Storybook section to this website with lyrics, backstory, and lovely illustrations by Hannah Campbell so now you can read / sing along to the Home Church Road concept album while you listen.  Think about it as a dark children's book where the main characters are mythological animals and everyone is doomed.  Enjoy!

 

All stages for all ages,

Jimmy & Folklore

 

 

9.11.2011

While on our last tour, Folklore recorded a live studio session with our friends at the always impressive, ever expanding DayTrotter.com and the session was posted today for all to hear streaming or to download for free.   We played 3 songs from the new album that just came out, Home Church Road, plus we played one from Carpenter's Falls with my college buddy Adam Spiegler sitting in on didgeridoo.  The other players on this session were: me, Jon Croxton (Athens), Jason Henn (Philly), Avalon Clare (Philly), and Jordan Burgis (Philly).  It was a fun tour with lots of memories, and here's a good way for you to get a little glimpse of Folklore's live show if you can't catch it in the flesh: Folklore Daytrotter Session Sept 11, 2011

 

Holler from the hilltops,

Jimmy & Folklore

 

 

8.23.2010

Folklore will be supporting a couple of dates on the Elf Power 2010 tour.  Folklore crew please represent in NYC and Philly if you can.  Here’s where we will be:

Sept 17, 2010  -  Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop w/ Elf Power

Sept 23, 2010  -  Philadelphia, PA @ Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens w/ Elf Power

 

Hope to see you on the road,

Jimmy & Folklore  

 

 

12.18.2008

The big news here is that somehow Folklore has already reformed in Philadelphia (where I live now).  We are now an 11 piece band and the group is a bunch of really fun people and great musicians.  After several practices, we’re really excited to play out and we will get our chance to here in Philly opening for Elf Power and Vic Chesnutt on Sunday January 25th at the North Star Bar.  This will be our first show since my move to Philadelphia and the first show with the new band.  Please come out early (8:30 on the dot) to see our set consisting of some all new material and 4 or 5 from our last two albums… this show will also be somewhat of a CD release party for our new-ish CD Carpenter’s Falls which came out on bumbleBEAR records back in October, but I was in the middle of the move and also on an Elf Power tour when the album came out, so we didn’t have an official release show. But the album is now out and you can order it on CD from me or from bumbleBEAR.  There is also a nice review of the album up now at PopMatters.com.

  

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year,

Jimmy & Folklore

  

 

6.14.2008

I am moving to Philadelphia for a bit, so these upcoming shows at Athfest are the last for awhile for Folklore.  One is at the 40 Watt Wednesday June 18th and we will play our last set of Folklore originals then… show two is Friday June 20th at the Georgia Theatre and at that show we will be playing The Kinks’ classic “The Village Green Preservation Society”… Wednesday’s show is FREE to all and Friday’s show is FREE if you have an Athfest pass.  Please come out and party with us… we’ll be partying down as it might be my last couple of jammers in Athens for awhile.  Thanks for all the support and don’t fear… we are still a band and will play together every chance we get… plus, we have a new 14 track CD in the works, so late 2008 or early 2009 will see a new Folklore album entitled “Home Church Road”… I will keep you updated.

 

“God Save The Village Green!”

Jimmy & Folklore

 

 

 

 

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