Folky festival

Songwriters of the foothills entertain
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Four folk bands will perform at The Mountain Folk Festival in Auburn.

Performing are Manzanita, Jessica Malone, Brotherly Mud, and Jasmine Bailey.


Manzanita is an indie folk band blending Americana and country. Aaron Shively's pedal steel playing is seasoned with a “Hammond organ-like” tone; his mandolin will delight any bluegrass lover. Nick Foster fronts Manzanita with his parlor-style acoustic guitar, harmonica, kick drum and tambourine simultaneously. Original songwriting with storytelling, catchy vocal melodies and powerful harmonies give this duo a classic and eclectic sound all can enjoy.

Jessica Malone

Jessica Malone offers folk, pop and Americana, with her powerful, dynamic voice, surrounded by lush and organic instrumentation. Acoustic and electric guitars, and an upright bass, usher listeners through Malone's tales of wanderlust and self-discovery.

Brotherly Mud

Brotherly Mud combines poignant, storytelling lyrics and harmonies with intricate instrumentation to bring life and love to the folk-rock genre. With members graduating from the Berklee College of Music and the Musician's Institute, Brotherly Mud respects the art of musical creation through both an educational and deeply human lens. Constantly working to be true to their artistic spirits, Brotherly Mud is currently touring with their original material all over the West Coast.

Jasmine Bailey

Jasmine Bailey is a singer/songwriter and guitarist. Nomadic, adventurous and refreshingly authentic, she draws inspiration from traditional folk music, jazz, blues and R&B. She released her debut solo EP, “Wild Woman,” in 2016 and has been touring extensively throughout the West Coast. She is a 2016 Youngarts Foundation Alumni and has performed at notable venues like House of Blues and Sofar Sounds.

The festival starts 7:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at the State Theatre in Auburn. Tickets are $12. For more information, visit