Hot acts gave the sweltering heat a run on the Old Poole Farm for the 58th Annual Philadelphia Folk Festival, the first and oldest music festival in the country.
Headlining on Sunday night was David Crosby who was also celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock, which he also attended. 78 year old Crosby has sold over 30 million records and in addition to his solo career, was a founding member of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Crosby joined the Byrds in 1964. The Birds gave Bob Dylan his first number one hit in April 1965 with “Mr. Tambourine Man.
Margo Price, an American country singer-songwriter based in Nashville, also performed yesterday, showcasing songs from her major debut solo album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter . She then proceeded to burn down the stage with a rendition of Janis Joplin’s Move Over.
Other acts included The Mavericks, Yola, Joan Osborne and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.