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Updated: 03/19/2014 08:00:01AM

Sarasota Folk Festival has something for everyone

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Bing Futch is a popular touring performer who creates his music with an Appalachian mountain dulcimer, a Native American flute, the ukulele and his voice.

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Patchouli, the duo of Julie Patchouli and Bruce Hecksel, wows audiences with their musicianship and vocal harmonies.

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Bardic Rose is central Florida's premier Celtic-Folk-Renaissance-Medieval-Rock-Acoustic Band.

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Songwriter and instrumentalist Harvey Reid and singer and singer/fiddler/songwriter Joyce Andersen create music and life together in their Maine woods home.

By DEBBIE FLESSNER

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For centuries, folk music has been known as the music of the people.

It has always been utilized as a means of storytelling — a way that generations of families and musicians could pass along their traditions and culture. Though in more modern times, there are several artists whose body of work has well represented folk music, like Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, folk music is not defined by any one particular genre.

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