Last Spring’s Featured Performers

photo of Terre Roche Terre Roche

Terre Roche is a singer-songwriter, guitar player, teacher, author, and founding member of "The Roches" trio. This legendary sister group was noted for their lush harmonies, quirky songs, impressive stylistic range and were among contemporary folk music's most endearing artists. Over the course of her 45-year career she has performed throughout the US and Europe, and appeared numerous times on TV. She's worked with the likes of Paul Simon, Philip Glass, Linda Ronstadt, Meredith Monk, Don Was, The Muscle Shoals Swampers, Robert Fripp, Tracey Ullman, Kathy Mattea and Garry Dial. Terre teaches music at her studio in New York City as well as online and in various workshop settings. She's honored to be able to share what her knowledge with others and we’re honored to have her headline our Spring Getaway.

Cliff Eberhardt

Cliff Eberhardt is an award-winning performer, recording artist, songwriter, and headliner of concerts and festivals. His guitar work with Richie Havens and Melanie, and his Folk Project performances are legendary. He’s a profound and dedicated instructor and workshop leader. You’ve heard Cliff on radio and television a thousand times, singing jingles for products like Coke and Miller Beer. His voice, as heard on Chevy’s indelible "Heartbeat of America" commercials, is loved by millions. Cliff’s songwriting is exquisite. His compositions have been recorded by such luminaries as Richie Havens, Shawn Colvin, Russ Taff, Buffy Sainte Marie and the folk super group Cry, Cry, Cry which is comprised of Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell.
In 2013, Cliff was awarded a coveted Helen Hayes Award for Sound Design for his composing and performing songs for “The Taming of the Shrew” at The Folger Theatre and Shakespeare Library in Washington DC. Cliff is a friend, supporter, and talented contributor to Getaways past, present and future, and we’re excited to have him back.

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photo of Del Rey Del Rey

Acoustic Guitar Magazine calls Del Rey “one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar.” Ukulele Magazine called her “One of the Ukulele’s Most Important Players and Teachers.” La Hora del Blues Barcelona called her “one of the most sublime modern guitarists.” We call her one of the finest, most-enjoyable and talented of the entertainers, vocalists, musicians, teachers and lovable personalities you’ll find on “Planet Folk.”
Since first performing at age 13 with Sam Chatmon of the legendary Mississippi Sheiks, Del has developed into one of the best blues guitar players in the country. She is acknowledged internationally for her finger-style playing of the Piedmont and Upper Mississippi blues. She’s a purveyor of early ragtime and blues. Rey is beloved around the country and the world for her excellent teaching, her delightful, rip-roaring performances, and her accessible, charming personality. She gets the Getaway Guarantee – You’ll love her.

Oliver The Crow

Kaitlyn Raitz and Ben Plotnick are Oliver The Crow, a duo featuring cello, fiddle and gorgeous harmonies. Individually, they’ve made their respective marks playing with countless artists across North America in genres from jazz to country to classical and every style in between. Each has led a musical life rooted in folk music, and that mutual love and history has led to this collaboration.
Kaitlyn and Ben have appeared on dozens of albums, and played at festivals for as many as 40,000. Their brand of Folk, Bluegrass, Appalachian and Stringband music is uniquely infused with the subtlety, spontaneity and energy of their classical music background. Their decades of experience as chamber musicians bring out a unique approach to the relationship and interplay between the violin, the cello and the listener. It’s a unique take on the music we love, and a real ear-opener.

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photo of Occidental Gypsy Occidental Gypsy

Occidental Gypsy is a nationally touring acoustic act championed by critics and fans for their original approach to Gypsy Jazz. They pay homage to Django and expand the genre to include elements of western (Occidental) sounds that include the blues, Klezmer and Latin. The quintet features Eli Bishop on violin. Bishop performs regularly at Lincoln Center and enthralls audiences as the current Guinness Book of World Records fastest clapper.
Occidental Gypsy has played to packed houses at the legendary venues around the country, such as Nighttown in Cleveland, Green Mill in Chicago, Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis, World Cafe Live, Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago, Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, The Ark in Ann Arbor, the Blue Wisp in Cincinnati and many others. They’ve shared the stage with greats like Ricki Lee Jones, Jorma Kaukenen, Stanley Jordan, Joe Sample, and David Bromberg. In fact, Bromberg says, “These guys have great singing, fantastic guitar and violin work, and high energy originals that leave the crowd crazy. An awesome band.”  We’ve been waiting quite a whOccidental Gypsyile to get them at Getaway, and the big news is we finally got ‘em.

Louise Mosrie

Louise Mosrie is a Knoxville expatriate who started her music career in East Tennessee and has slowly and steadily built national recognition as a new, vibrant voice of Southern folk and Americana. She has an authentic, homegrown and natural approach to her original folk, country and bluegrass rooted songs that’s reflected in her heartfelt writing, crystalline voice and simple, straightforward style of performing. She has developed a reputation on the East Coast folk circuit, is a regular at leading folk venues such as Nashville's famous Bluebird Café, Club Pasim, and Café Lena.
She is a winner of the prestigious New Folk Songwriting Competition at the annual Kerrville Folk Festival and a finalist in the Song Contest on the Singer-Songwriter Stage at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival. Louise, Welcome to Getaway.

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photo of Rowan Groth Rowan Groth

Rowan Groth is a newcomer to the Project scene and one of the vibrant young performers that has a variety of styles that stands from folk to rap to R&B to Sinatra. He thinks Bruce Springsteen could be poet laureate, and is a big fan of syncopated drums. Rowan wants art that is unexpected and sexual, and believes the concept behind all music should stop coming before the sound. He tied for first place in our People's Choice survey.

Jerry Krantman

Jerry Krantman is a talented is a talented singer/songwriter who plays a surprising array of acoustic music with heart. Jerry writes some of his songs, but is also a serious collector of unusual gems. Swing, folk, funny, political. Some songs you may remember from your earliest years. Other songs are ones that you’ve never heard, but will hear them still echoing in your head days later. Guitar and singing, including some faux trombone. Be prepared to be surprised. Jerry tied for first in our People's Choice survey as the Getaway Guest our community would most love to see and hear on our main stage. Congratulations, Jerry.

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