Pete Seeger Playing Ann Arbor Folk Festival on January 31, 2009

The 32nd annual Ann Arbor Folk Festival, a fund-raising event for the beloved folk venue the Ark, announced its lineup Monday for the two-day event, which is generally considered the biggest event of the year for the metro Detroit folkies.

The first night’s (Jan. 30) headliner will feature experimental Americana from Jeff Tweedy, the man known best as the leader of Wilco. The Jan. 31 big names include country musician and actor Kris Kristofferson and beloved folkie Pete Seeger.

Also on the bill Jan. 30: the Old Crow Medicine Show, Carolina Chocolate Drop, Ryan Montbleau Band, Katie Herzig and more. Jan. 31: Girlyman, Luke Doucet and the White Falcon, and others. Additional artists are expected to be added.

“On one end you have Pete Seeger, who is one of the greatest icons of the folk scene,” said the Ark’s Executive Director Marianne James. “You just don’t get any more ‘folk’ than that. … At the other end you have Jeff Tweedy, whose work with Uncle Tupelo and Wilco fused alternative rock with country music and virtually created the alt-country genre.”

For the full lineup, and more information about tickets or the event, hit

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  1. Rita said

    Pete needs to play in Boston MA area!!!!

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