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May 27 – Alan Wolf

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Alan Wolf began playing folk guitar and singing ballads at age 17 focusing mostly on the more traditional music of the folk revival. He joined the Philadelphia Folksong Society and became a regular community service singer and concert entertainer for them. As a board member for the society he helped found and over the years develop the Philadelphia Folk Festival into the major event it is now. He performed numerous concerts and workshops promoting the Festival and performed country blues workshops for the Festival. ​In the 1980s he relocated to Arizona to explore the roots of the traditional cowboy, American Indian and southwestern mountain camp-song music. With help from a grant from the Philadelphia Folksong Society he created the annual Phoenix Folk Festival to showcase this music.  Alan moved to North Carolina in 1988 and has remained active musically through the years performing at numerous and various venues.  On May 27 he plans to sing and play folk, urban and country blues on the bottleneck dobro guitar and perform a variety of folksongs and folk styles on the flat-top acoustic guitar.  Alan currently plays music most Saturdays 8 am to noon at the Durham Farmers Market.