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Lineup announced for the 43rd Ann Arbor Folk Festival

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 2:45pm by christopherporter

Calexico and Iron & Wine, Nathaniel Rateliff, Ingrid Michaelson, Bettye LaVette

Top: Calexico and Iron & Wine. Bottom: Nathaniel Rateliff, Ingrid Michaelson, Bettye LaVette.

The annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, a fundraiser for The Ark, returns to Hill Auditorium on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, 2020. A combined performance by Calexico and Iron & Wine headlines the first night and a solo Nathaniel Rateliff tops the second evening.

Calexico and Iron & Wine released the collaborative album Years to Burn last year, but the groups' artistic relationship stretches back to the 2005 EP In the Reins.

Rateliff is leaving his soul band the Night Sweats at home and will perform songs from his earlier, folk-based albums (but don't let that stop you from shouting out requests for "S.O.B." -- the audience can handle the hand-claps).

Check out the rest of the lineup below along with videos for each of the artists.

Friday, January 31
Calexico and Iron & Wine
Ingrid Michaelson
The Lone Bellow
Cedric Burnside
Rainbow Girls
Elliott BROOD
Willy Porter, Emcee
 
Saturday, February 1
Nathaniel Rateliff (solo)
Mandolin Orange
Bettye LaVette
Molly Tuttle
John Moreland
Cold Tone Harvest
Willy Porter, Emcee


The Ann Arbor Folk Festival is at Hill Auditorium on Friday, January 31 and Saturday, February 1, 2020. Visit theark.org/folk-festival for tickets and more info.

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