Douglas Haines

FFF SSS 2018 Douglas Haines 1An award-winning Americana singer-songwriter, Douglas Haines blends acoustic guitar melodies with a poet’s gift for capturing a story in lyric form, entertaining audiences for more than 30 years. Music is an expression of his deepest thoughts and feelings as he blends his lyrics with intricate fingerstyle picking. Douglas released his first solo album, I Can’t Change, in 2017. "Music is my love and passion," states Douglas. "I write creative lyrics that communicate to my listeners in hopes that they draw them into personal reflection."



Kriss Luckett and Greg Ziesemer

FFF SSS 2018 Kriss Luckett Greg ZiesemerKriss Luckett and Greg Ziesemer are music partners and life partners, with many years of stage and songwriting experience. With their roots in Indianapolis, they have 3 CDs out with more soon to come. Visit www.gregandkriss for more info. "We write what we know," Kriss states, "love, life, family, and the world around us. We are inspired by the stories and hearts of the people we meet, the books we read, and the yarns we spin. Some are real, some are dreams, and some are totally made-up."


Jacob McDaniel, New Salisbury

FFF SSS 2018 Jacob McDanielJacob McDaniel acquired a love of vintage folk and blues music at a young age. He began guitar lessons at age 11, after inheriting a 1980 Guild G37 acoustic guitar from his deceased uncle. Jacob’s new album, An Untitled Life, features the inherited guitar. "I have been inspired by the genuine beauty and authenticity of the music of Bob Dylan, Cat Stephens, and The Allman Brothers Band," he states. "I draw inspiration from the world around me, turning snippets of rhymes, random thoughts, and song titles into full compositions."



Clayton N. Schroeder, Bloomington

FFF SSS 2018 Clayton Schroeder"Returning for his second Singer-Songwriter Showcase, Clayton is a husband and father of two. A storyteller at heart, his songs come from his life, his jobs, his friends, and the people with whom he crosses paths whether in real life or in dreams. "I love stories," he states. "I love sharing them. I love hearing them. I love creating them. I find inspiration all around me. Songs are like half-buried treasures on a beach. Sometimes all it takes is just brushing off a little sand."



The Strings of Indian Creek (Christopher Bell, Arianna Cox, Brandon Bambusch), Milltown and Orleans

FFF SSS 2018 The Strings of Indian CreekThe Strings of Indian Creek are a progressive, Americana folk rock blending multiple genres of music, including bluegrass and country, to create a fun and rowdy musical experience. "We are excited that we got picked to play at the Showcase and the Folk Fest. We can't wait," states band member Chris Bell.






David Wayne, Huntingburg

FFF SSS 2018 David Wayne Herald photoDavid resides with his wife Nina of 34 years and is the father of two and grandfather of two. Also known as The Singing Bugman, this Nashville recording artist, singer and published songwriter is a three-time winner of the WBDC country Showdown and the owner of The Huntingburg Opry Hall located above the new Market Street Soup and Salad in Huntingburg. He has opened for Vern Gosden, Ronnie Robbins, John Barty, and Lauren Alaina. "My inspiration and motivation comes from my childhood," he states, "when my father put on an old Merle Haggard record. I was hooked forever. My songs come from my heart and life experiences."


Anna Wrasse

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Fifteen-year-old Anna Wrasse has been writing and performing original songs for four years. Earlier this year Anna was recognized as “One to Watch” by Nashville Song writers Association International. She is honored to perform for her third year in the Ferdinand Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Showcase. "My songwriting has grown from my love of both writing and music," she states. "I am passionate about the way music is able to connect everyone and bring people together. I hope to tell stories

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"My personal experiences in a relatable way that is meaningful to others."


“Leaving Us Behind” by Anna Wrasse




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