Diunna Greenleaf to perform at American Folk Festival

BANGOR — The American Folk Festival recently announced in a press release that Diunna Greenleaf will perform at the three-day festival on the Bangor waterfront. Greenleaf is a blues musician hailing from Houston, Texas with a style that combines jazz, gospel, and soul. Greenleaf draws her musical style from those who have influenced her, including Aretha Franklin, Sam Cooke, and Koko Taylor.

“Diunna will bring a level of musicianship and energy that will only increase the excitement around this year’s edition of the American Folk Festival,” said Heather McCarthy, executive director of the festival, in the release. “We have a diverse and well-rounded lineup that will give virtually every musical taste something to look forward to on what is shaping up to be an amazing weekend on the Bangor waterfront.”

Greenleaf joins 16 performers that have been announced earlier in the year.

• Adonis Puentes and the Voice of Cuba Orchestra (Cuban jazz)

• Bill Kirchen (Telecaster guitar master)

• Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys (Cajun)

• Bon Debarras (Quebecois)

• Blue Highway (Bluegrass)

• Ensemble Shanbehzadeh (Music and Dance of Iran)

• Khac Chi (Vietnamese)

• Cambalance (Son Jarocho)

• The Jones Family Sisters (Gospel)

• West African Highlife Band (West African)

• Otis Clay (R&B and Soul)

• Capoeira Luanda (Brazilian dance)

• Lutchinha (Cape Verdean)

• Andrea Beaton (Cape Breton)

• Sipayik Dance Troup (Wabanaki Dance)

• Chinese Folk Art Workshop (Chinese Arts)

The American Folk Festival on the Bangor Waterfront is scheduled for Friday through Sunday. Greenleaf replaces Bernard Allison who will not perform at the American Folk Festival. Greenleaf performed at the American Folk Festival previously in 2008.

For more information, visit www.americanfolkfestival.com or call 262-7763.

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