The Philadelphia Folk Festival will continue to evolve in its 49th year this summer with an intergeneratonal line up highlighted by a rare solo appearance by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco and as well as veteran blues and folk rock heavyweights Taj Mahal and Richard Thompson. The fest, which will take place Aug. 20-22, as always, at the Old Pool Farm in Schwenksville, will also freshen its image with performances by the inscrutable Bonnie "Prince" Billy & the Cairo Gang, plus Erin McKeown, Gandolf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, A.A. Bondy and the Sweetback Sisters, as well as returning festival regulars such as Chris Smither, the Subdudes, Iain Matthews and Susan Werner. The host, as ever, will be WXPN folk deejay Gene Shay. Tweedy's performance will be the only East Coast appearance this summer by the bandleader other than at Wilco's own Solid Sound Festival, the previous weekend in North Adams, Mass. More info on the PFF is available at www.folkfest.org.
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