The Foundation for Harmony Presents seeks to enlighten and engage the human spirit by giving a platform for artistic discoveries and life-long reflection and learning, in our most basic and natural habitat, nestled amongst the trees, at our home amphitheater, Harmony In The Woods.
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Performance is in our Nature

Fri, July 2

The Gold Magnolias
6-8 PM

Brooklyn Southern Soul

The Gold MagnoliasBased in Brooklyn, Daniel Foose and Hudson Mueller (Austin, TX) with Evan Felts (New Orleans) bring a Southern pace of life to New York’s live music scene, adding vibrant sound to bluesy riffs. Enter jazz saxophonist Ryan Anselmi (Kansas City) and Jeff Barton (Raleigh, NC) to finish the funky jam-band sound. Reminiscent of the Alabama Shakes and Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, The Gold Magnolias’ sound gives respect to their musical heroes like Taj Mahal, Willie Nelson, The Allman Brothers, George Clinton, Little Feat, and Stevie Wonder.Get ready for these groove-phenoms, full of upbeat energy and offering a full course of American sounds from across the country for our American Music Weekend.

Sat, July 3

The Bumper Jacksons
6-8 PM

Roots jazz. Country swing. Street blues.

the bumper jacksonsBumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America's story from the streets of New Orleans to Appalachian hollers. Unafraid to scrap together new sounds from forgotten 78's, the Bumper Jacksons elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, playful style. The group began as a duo, a city-meets-country experiment between songstress Jess Eliot Myhre and banjo player Chris Ousley. They hopped on bicycles, touring the country, instruments on their backs, seeking to reimagine roots music. In five short years, Bumper Jacksons grew to a fiery five-piece, with horns and pedal steel. They now tour internationally, and have been honored multiple times as the Mid-Atlantic's "Artist of the Year," "Best Country/Americana Band" & "Best Folk Band" at the Washington Area Music Awards. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone's invited and the dance floor never sleeps.The success of the band’s last three albums – I’ve Never Met A Stranger (2017), Too Big World (2015) and Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy Come In (2014)– demonstrate the ongoing refinement of their scrappy-yet-elegant sound that dives deep for the caramel core of Americana.

Fri, July 9

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
6-8 PM

The heart and soul of American roots music

jay Ungar & Molly Mason

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason achieved international acclaim when their performance of Jay’s composition, Ashokan Farewell, became the musical hallmark of Ken Burns’ The Civil War on PBS. The soundtrack won a Grammy and Ashokan Farewell was nominated for an Emmy. The piece was originally inspired by Jay & Molly’s Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camps in New York’s Catskill Mountains, which are still going strong today.
Jay and Molly are musicians of enormous talent who draw their repertoire and inspiration from a wide range of American musical styles—19th-century classics, lively Appalachian, Cajun, and Celtic fiddle tunes, and favorites from the golden age of country and swing—along with their own songs, fiddle tunes, and orchestral compositions.In recent years, Jay and Molly have reached an ever widening audience through their appearances on Great Performances, A Prairie Home Companion, their own public radio specials, and through their work on film soundtracks such as Brother’s Keeper, Legends of the Fall, and a host of Ken Burns’ PBS documentaries. They’ve had the honor of performing at the White House for two sitting Presidents and continue to tour extensively delighting audiences across the country.

Sat, July 10

Sally Wilfert & Joseph Thalken
6-8 PM

Broadway Under The Trees

Sally Wilfert & Joseph Thalken

SALLY WILFERT has appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning production of Assassins, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and King David. She also toured the country in the first national tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Off-Broadway, Ms. Wilfert’s credits include See Rock City, Make Me A Song: The Music of William Finn, The Mistress Cycle and The Prince & The Pauper. At Carnegie Hall she has appeared in Cole Porter’s Jubilee, South Pacific in Concert (starring Reba McEntire), and Sondheim: A Tribute, (all for PBS). Performing with the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center and Tokyo, she was featured soloist, singing Somewhere for their performances of West Side Story Suite. Wilfert has performed throughout the country, including shows at the La Jolla Playhouse, Cincinnati Playhouse, Baltimore Center Stage, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, New Haven’s Schubert Theatre, Barrington Stage, Houston’s Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Goodspeed Musicals, Northshore Music Theatre, Cap 21, Hartford Theatreworks, The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, The Fulton Opera House, Connecticut Grand Opera, and The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati in such roles as Donna in Mamma Mia, Ethel Gumm in Chasing Rainbows, Meg in Damn Yankees, Kate in Kiss Me Kate, Margaret in The Light in the Piazza, Ethel in Footloose, Maggie in When We Met (In Collaboration with Dan Collins, Julianne Wick Davis & Michael Winther), Georgianne in LMNOP (World Premiere), Ms. Jenkins in Little Miss Sunshine (World Premiere), Woman in Marry Me A Little, Woman 1 in Elegies: A Song Cycle, Madame Thernardier in Les Miserables, Cathy in The Last Five Years, Constanze in Amadeus, The Witch in Into the Woods, Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera to name a few. Sally has appeared in concert in major venues around the country. Credit include: All the Girls: A Duo Show with Sally Wilfert & Rebecca Luker, Rob Kapilow’s What Makes it Great? (celebrating the songs of Arlen, Gershwin, Cole Porter, Sondheim and Bernstein), American Songbook: Rebecca Luker, Sally Wilfert: It’s Time, William Finn’s Songs of Innocence and Experience, Broadway in South Africa, Jeff Blumenkrantz Songbook, New York City Christmas in such venues as 54 Below, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Ottawa Chamber Festival, Mr. Finn’s Cabaret at Blatt Center for the Performing Arts, Dallas’ Horchow Center, The Jacob Javits Center, Le Chat Noir, The Allen Room, The Zipper Theatre, Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Joe’s Pub, Los Angeles Staples Center, Birdland, and Williamstown’s 62 Center. Her recording credits include One Voice: Natalie Weiss & Sally Wilfert, Sweet Little Devil, See Rock City, Kitty’s Kisses, New York City Christmas, Make Me A Song, Assassins, King David, The Prince & the Pauper, A Christmas Survival Guide. Her television credits include The Blacklist for NBC, Law & Order Criminal Intent for NBC The Ameri-cans for Comedy Central, Loving for ABC and the web series Submissions Only.

JOSEPH THALKEN is an award-winning composer, conductor and pianist whose theater and concert works have been performed internationally. His music has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Somerled Charitable Foundation and the Shen Family Foundation. Thalken is the composer of the musicals Harold and Maude, Was, Borrowed Dust, Fall of ’94, and Inventions for Piano. His concert works encompass chamber, choral, orchestral, wind ensemble and vocal music. His chamber orchestra ballet, Chasing Home, commissioned by Bruce Wood Dance, is receiving a world-premiere recording by the Dallas Chamber Symphony, conducted by Richard McKay. He has served as music director and/or arranger for luminaries of Broadway and classical music, including Julie Andrews, Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters, Renée Fleming, Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Kristin Chenoweth, Liza Minnelli, Polly Bergen, Faith Prince, Elizabeth Futral, Catherine Malfitano, Denyce Graves, Joshua Bell, Michael Crawford, Howard McGillin, Michael Winther, Jason Danieley, Nathan Gunn, Rodney Gilfry and Brian Stokes Mitchell, among many others. He performed with the New York Philharmonic for their 2019 Spring Gala, for which he also wrote several orchestrations. After graduating from Northwestern University, he spent five years in Germany and Switzerland where he worked as a coach, conductor and composer. He has taught music theater composition at Yale University and is a long-time resident of New York City.

Fri, July 16

Sour Bridges
6-8 PM

Austin’s Only Browngrass Band

Sour Bridges

Sour Bridges is that browngrass band from Austin, TX. Browngrass; it’s like bluegrass, but a little dirtier. Built Ford tough in 2010, the band includes Bill Pucci, Matt Pucci, and Will Vaughan.Sour Bridges have created their own style of back porch, good timin’ music. They are traditionally a string band gone wild. These boys turn the folk up a notch with some twangin' banjo and mandolin runs, they also have a knack for some savory three part harmonies. Sour Bridges’ live show is a high energy, infectious experience, and bound to get you swinging.

Sat, July 17

Jacob Jolliff featuring Tony Trischka and Mike Robinson
6-8 PM

Virtuosic Bluegrass Players

Jacob Jolliff featuring Tony Trischka and Mike Robinson

Jacob Jolliff grew up just south of Portland, OR. He was awarded a full scholarship to The Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2007. Shortly after graduating from Berklee, he won the National Mandolin Championship. In 2014, he joined the progressive bluegrass group, Yonder Mountain String Band. He toured with YMSB until the end of 2019, releasing two albums with them. Currently the mandolinist is focusing on his own group, The Jacob Jolliff Band, which includes some of the most virtuosic young acoustic musicians in the world. With The JJB, he released an album of all original material in 2018 entitled “Instrumentals Vol. 1.”

Sun, July 18

GuruGanesha Band
3-5 PM

Conscious mantra-based rock-n-roll for the soul

GuruGanesha Band

There are times when music becomes a truly transcendent experience, uniting performers and listeners in an ecstatic current of beauty and heartfelt emotion. When live music is at its best, the line between performer, participant, and the divine is dissolved and reassembled into one collective experience. In rhe tradition of the sacred music artists of our time combined with some essential influences from classic rock ‘n’ roll greats, the GuruGanesha Band embodies an entirely new music landscape and style that is conscious mantra based rock.
The GuruGanesha Band effortlessly spans a multitude of musical styles, from deeply meditative musical compositions that unfold like lotus petals to the spellbinding fusion of Indian raga and Western jazz, to full-on bhakti infused rock. The band expresses a universal musical language that transcends boundaries, cultures, and generations. Anyone who’s experienced the live juggernaut this is the GuruGanesha Band can testify to the fact that they’ve been part of an experience that is memorable and transformational.

Fri, July 23

Erin Hill (4-Piece)
6-8 PM

World-renowned rock harpist & singer.

Erin Hill

Erin Hill is a harpist & singer based out of New York City and Louisville, KY. She’s had a #1 album on the Billboard world chart and has played & sung with Cyndi Lauper, Kanye West, Enya, moby, Sinead O’Connor, a-ha, Josh Groban, Jewel, and for celebrities, two First Ladies, and for royalty. She’s played solo at The Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall, and is also known as “The Pretty White Girl who Sings Dave’s Thoughts” from Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show (and she also wrote the music for the sketch). Her wide range of styles includes pop, rock, jazz, country, opera, and Celtic/Irish.
Erin takes the stage at Harmony In The Woods with her 4-piece powerhouse band.

Sat, July 24

Deni Bonet
6-8 PM

Described as fireworks on violin, and is a part of our Strings Two Ways Weekend.

Deni Bonet

Deni Bonet is a pop/rock singer/songwriter and classically trained violinist who has recorded and performed with R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, Cyndi Lauper, Scissor Sisters, and Warren Zevon among many others. She was an original member of the cast of the nationally syndicated NPR radio show “Mountain Stage”; singing and performing in her own right and accompanying guests on the show. Deni left the show to pursue a solo career, with a mission to prove that there is more to the violin than concertos and hoedowns. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Lilith Fair and the White House for President Obama, the First Lady and Vice-President Biden. Deni Bonet has become an in-demand act, headlining various festivals, performing arts centers, clubs, colleges and international venues. Her music has been featured on HBO, NBC, American Airlines, several film and modern dance projects, and has been described by the Wall Street Journal as like “Sheryl Crow meets the B-52's".

Fri, July 30

Laurie Krauz
6-8 PM

Part Sarah Vaughn. Part Bette Midler. Part Nina Simone.

Laurie Krauz

Bronx born and bred Laurie Krauz thrills audiences with her award-winning, blues-influenced jazz vocals and her powerful emotional range. Blazing new musical territory, Laurie combines improvisational elements with the passion and sensuality found in other forms of music to create a unique, soulful jazz – “she creates a mood and weaves a musical story with every cell of her being.” Named one of the top 525 jazz vocalists of all time in a book by noted jazz critic, Scott Yanow, entitled The Jazz Singers (Backbeat Books 2008).

Sat, July 31

The Nat Osborn Band
6-8 PM

Gershwin-era songcraft with decidedly modern sensibilities.

Nat Osborn, “the mastermind behind the suitably named Nat Osborn Band, writes smart, punchy tunes that blend old-school Gershwin-era songcraft with decidedly modern sensibilities.” (Popdose)
The Brooklyn based seven-piece band, flanked by a powerful three piece horn section, takes the best elements of soul, funk, indie-rock, and jazz and weaves them around Osborn’s truly infectious and clever songs. The band has recently returned from a three month stint in Europe supporting their April 2015 self-titled EP release on Rope-A-Dope Records.
Formed at the end of 2011, the band quickly made a name for itself on the New York scene and the Northeast. After teaming up with producer Alex Bilowitz (Gavin Degraw, Jamie Lidell) and mixing/mastering team Scott Jacoby (John Legend, Vampire Weekend) and Emily Lazar (Foo Fighters, David Bowie), the band released its debut album The King and The Clown on March 28, 2013, at the famed NYC venue, Le Poisson Rouge. The King and The Clown earned glowing reviews and a place on some independent music critics’ lists of Best Albums of 2013.
Following the release, the band toured tirelessly; playing 200+ live shows between the United States and Europe. They have appeared at, and often headlined, festivals on both sides of the Atlantic and been on television in seven countries, all while operating as a hard working independent act.

Sun, Aug 1

Wade Preston
6-8 PM

From Billy Joel’s Broadway hit Movin’ Out delivers an impeccable show with time honored favorites and original compositions

wade preston

Wade Preston from Billy Joel‘s Broadway hit Movin’ Out delivers an impeccable show with time-honored favorites and original compositions. It’s not often a man can sit (or in Wade’s case, stand) in front of a piano or a keyboard and command full attention, but Mr. Preston can drop a stadium full of jaws, keeping his audiences engaged and participating. Wade played the Piano Man role in Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp’s Broadway hit Movin’ Out for it’s entire 3 ½ year run, and starred in the national tours for the next few years. He still occasionally does concerts with the Movin’ Out Band™.
Billy Joel was impressed by Wade’s performances, and asked him to do virtually all the rehearsals and sound checks for Joel’s historic Last Play at Shea performances, job description “Stunt Billy.”
Wade performed at the PA Inauguration Ball in Washington D.C. for President Obama, Vice President Biden and PA Governor Rendell.
Prior to Movin’ Out, Wade was well known on the west coast as the preeminent boogie pianist, revered for his rollicking performances, stunning technical abilities, spirited versatile singing and sense of humor.

Fri, Aug 6

Firelight: Storytelling at Harmony In The Woods | 7-9 PM

Some of the biggest names in the storytelling world.

Firelight

Nationally known storytellers from the Moth, TED Talks and NPR bring their spell-weaving skills to Hawley, Pa., for a summer weekend in “FIRELIGHT: Storytelling at Harmony in the Woods,” a two-day festival that will also test the storytelling abilities of audience members and send a few of them home with some extra folding money.
The two-day festival, Aug. 6 and 7, will feature stories each night told to a particular theme. On Night 1, the theme will be “It’s Getting Hot in Here,” tales of warm weather and other sultry subjects. On Night 2 -- with a nod to those face coverings we’ve all been wearing for so long -- it’s “Unmasked,” stories of identity, perception and misperception.
The lineup includes some of the biggest names in the storytelling and comedy worlds:
--NEGIN FARSAD was named one of the 53 Funniest Women by Huffington Post, and her TED Talk on social justice comedy has been seen by millions. She is author of “How to Make White People Laugh,” host of political comedy podcast “Fake the Nation,” a regular panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me,” and regular co-host on Neil DeGrasse Tyon’s ‘StarTalk.” You can see her on Adult Swim's “Birdgirl,” on HBO's “High Maintenance,” on the Disney+ show “Year Million” and others. She wrote/directed “The Muslims Are Coming!” (Netflix) with Jon Stewart and David Cross. Her latest feature, “3rd Street Blackout,” is on Peacock.
--JAMES BRALY is the first two-time winner of the Moth Grand Slam, a contributor to public radio’s “This American Life” and a regular at Out by Ten and other storytelling venues. His one-man stage show, “Life in a Marital Institution (20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour,” played to rave reviews in New York and toured the country; he also recounted the tale in a memoir of the same title published by St. Martin’s Press.
--MICHAELA MURPHY has appeared on the Moth Mainstage, at TEDxBarnardCollegeWomen and numerous other venues, and is a highly regarded speech and performance coach. She hosts her own regular storytelling show, “Word of Mouth Live!,” at the Bucks County Playhouse, where she is director of education.
--NEIL GENZLINGER is a three-time Moth Open Slam winner; has appeared at Out by Ten and other storytelling venues, including the legendary Halloween Dinner at the Settlers Inn in Hawley; performed his own one-man show, “Three True Stories: Tales From a Flummoxed Fatherhood,” at the Midtown International Theater Festival; and has had several shows in the New York International Fringe Festival, including an adaptation of “The Last Detail.” He works at the New York Times, where his jobs over the years have included theater, film and television critic.
--AMY EDGAR is a nurse practitioner at the Children’s Integrated Center for Success in Allentown, Pa., and has been featured at the annual Nursing Story Slam at the University of Pennsylvania.
The show will also feature an impromptu audience-participation element (but don’t worry; no onstage appearance required). Have a good story that relates to the evening’s theme that can be conveyed in one sentence? It might be good enough to win $100.

Sat, Aug 7

Firelight: Storytelling at Harmony In The Woods | 7-9 PM

Some of the biggest names in the storytelling world.

Firelight

Nationally known storytellers from the Moth, TED Talks and NPR bring their spell-weaving skills to Hawley, Pa., for a summer weekend in “FIRELIGHT: Storytelling at Harmony in the Woods,” a two-day festival that will also test the storytelling abilities of audience members and send a few of them home with some extra folding money.
The two-day festival, Aug. 6 and 7, will feature stories each night told to a particular theme. On Night 1, the theme will be “It’s Getting Hot in Here,” tales of warm weather and other sultry subjects. On Night 2 -- with a nod to those face coverings we’ve all been wearing for so long -- it’s “Unmasked,” stories of identity, perception and misperception.
The lineup includes some of the biggest names in the storytelling and comedy worlds:
--NEGIN FARSAD was named one of the 53 Funniest Women by Huffington Post, and her TED Talk on social justice comedy has been seen by millions. She is author of “How to Make White People Laugh,” host of political comedy podcast “Fake the Nation,” a regular panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me,” and regular co-host on Neil DeGrasse Tyon’s ‘StarTalk.” You can see her on Adult Swim's “Birdgirl,” on HBO's “High Maintenance,” on the Disney+ show “Year Million” and others. She wrote/directed “The Muslims Are Coming!” (Netflix) with Jon Stewart and David Cross. Her latest feature, “3rd Street Blackout,” is on Peacock.
--JAMES BRALY is the first two-time winner of the Moth Grand Slam, a contributor to public radio’s “This American Life” and a regular at Out by Ten and other storytelling venues. His one-man stage show, “Life in a Marital Institution (20 Years of Monogamy in One Terrifying Hour,” played to rave reviews in New York and toured the country; he also recounted the tale in a memoir of the same title published by St. Martin’s Press.
--MICHAELA MURPHY has appeared on the Moth Mainstage, at TEDxBarnardCollegeWomen and numerous other venues, and is a highly regarded speech and performance coach. She hosts her own regular storytelling show, “Word of Mouth Live!,” at the Bucks County Playhouse, where she is director of education.
--NEIL GENZLINGER is a three-time Moth Open Slam winner; has appeared at Out by Ten and other storytelling venues, including the legendary Halloween Dinner at the Settlers Inn in Hawley; performed his own one-man show, “Three True Stories: Tales From a Flummoxed Fatherhood,” at the Midtown International Theater Festival; and has had several shows in the New York International Fringe Festival, including an adaptation of “The Last Detail.” He works at the New York Times, where his jobs over the years have included theater, film and television critic.
--AMY EDGAR is a nurse practitioner at the Children’s Integrated Center for Success in Allentown, Pa., and has been featured at the annual Nursing Story Slam at the University of Pennsylvania.
The show will also feature an impromptu audience-participation element (but don’t worry; no onstage appearance required). Have a good story that relates to the evening’s theme that can be conveyed in one sentence? It might be good enough to win $100.

Fri, Aug 13

J Robert Spencer: 7000 Miles to Broadway | 6-8 PM

A musical journey across genres and decades.

J. Robert Spencer

Tony Award nominee and original “Jersey Boys” star J. Robert Spencer takes you on a musical journey across genres and decades with his show “7,000 Miles to Broadway.”
You’ll be transported back in time on a road trip in the family wood-paneled yellow station wagon where J. Robert grew up singing classic country, rock and Broadway hits along to the car radio and 8-tracks. This is the music that helped pave his way to starring in some of the biggest hits on Broadway – originating the role of Nick Massi in the Tony and Grammy Award winning show “Jersey Boys,” and earning his nomination for Best Leading Actor of a Musical in the Pulitzer winning “Next to Normal.”
From Willie Nelson’s country twang to the smooth crooning sounds of Frank Sinatra and the pop favorites of Franki Valli, “7,000 Miles to Broadway” is chock full of radio and Broadway hits!

Sat, Aug 14

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers
6-8 PM

Will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone.

Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers will make a sprightly young groove doctor out of anyone. With spectacular energy pulsating from every member of the band, the Rainbow Seekers could illuminate the very chambers of Heaven. Lead singer Joe Hertler splashes through lyrical puddles of golden rain, leaving his audience wearing flowery crowns and bubbling smiles. A ride on the Rainbow will take you across the mountains of Motown, through the fjords of folk, over the archipelagos of Americana, and-at last-into a funky firth, where only the fiercest of friendships can be found. The Rainbow Seekers began their historic quest 8 years ago, revolving around the pure, unadulterated songwriting of their fearless leader, Joe Hertler. Ryan Hoger was the first among the Seekers to find this lonely songsmith and recognize the twinkling magic in his beard. The young boy gave up all his earthly possessions (besides his guitar, of course) and became the first disciple of the Rainbow. With this, the core of the Rainbow was thereby established, and it didn’t take long for the Rainbow Seekers to continue their expansion. Multi-instrumentalist and notable auxiliary percussion maestro Micah Bracken journeyed from the bowels of Atlantis when he heard tell of the Rainbow, and the earth trembled as saxophonist and all-around badass Aaron Stinson descended from Olympus on a golden rainbow of his own. Then came thunder from the depths of space and as it picked up the bass, a soft exhale escaped the lips of every princess within a hundred moons, “Bambis,” they cooed. All the while, on the other ends of the earth, a young boy was hard at work, honing and sharpening his sticks for the day that the Rainbow would come his way, and when it landed at his door, Ryan McMahon climbed aboard.
Since the early days, their quest has brought them across the nation and upon such noble gatherings as Bonnaroo, Electric Forest, and Summer Camp. As you'll know if you've seen the band, seeking the proverbial Rainbow is all about the live performance. "The live show is the purpose of the band. This is why we make music. Playing music is a symbiotic process, the crowd is as much a part of it as the musicians. We give as much energy and love as we can and we can feel that coming from the crowd as well" says Hertler. "We believe that performance is not a High Art operation, and that you should do anything you can to ensure that the crowd is having a good time. From piñatas to confetti, to fog, to flowers, to drum solos, to strobe lights, to Thor, to sword battles-literally anything goes.”
If you're still reading this, at least one thing is true: The Rainbow Seekers have been waiting for you. If you'll only let them, they will shake the dust from your wildest expectations. They will roar into your life with rapturous frequencies, exuberant tone, and a joyfulness of purpose that has truly become a rare sight on stage. Join them in their celebration, and they will take you on a never-ending journey to a place you'll never be able to describe in words.

Fri, Aug 20

Heather Maloney
6-8 PM

Her “ability to channel emotion is radical” (PopMatters).

Heather Maloney

Some albums are monoliths, compressed under the weight of a singular circumstance bearing down on an artist. Heather Maloney’s “Soil in the Sky” is a collective memory. Stitched together from personal and universal ecstasy, loss both intimate and ancient, Maloney's fourth full-length release is a collage of tremulous folk, existential ballads, and assertive rock. Taken as a whole, it’s a constellation that looks a lot like life.

The artist holds the center. The Massachusetts-based “writer song-singer” found music in the midst of three years at a meditation center, honing a sound moored in days of silent reflection and reverence for storytellers like Joni, Rilke and Ken Burns. On “Soil in the Sky,” she takes us to the midwest’s existential crisis, a barstool scooching against fate, a make-my-day reckoning with society's old guard. They’re roads less traveled and she keeps good company. Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith lends a distinctive duet to “We Were Together,” a rare love song from Maloney that nods to a Walt Whitman poem; Maloney and Rachel Price form a harmonic Voltron on “Enigma,” a triumphant uppercut to oppressive power structures. The album is sonically rounded out by an all-star cast of players including longtime collaborator Ryan Hommel, Griffin Goldsmith, Jared Olevsky, Reed Sutherland, Dave Eggar and Jay Ungar. In sound and sentiment, these 12 songs cover an immense amount of territory. But they’re all powered by the same source. There’s a spiritual thread throughout the record. That inspiration doesn’t necessarily come from above -- Maloney has a patchwork metaphysical support system -- but from all around: the glow of humanity gathered in the people and places that lap out in our wake. Heather has toured nationally as a headliner as well as in support of acts like Lake Street Dive, Shakey Graves, Gary Clark Jr., Colin Hay, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and many more. The New York Times called her music “utterly gorgeous, visceral” and SPIN Magazine described her as “stunning, breathy, and starkly memorable”. “Soil In The Sky” is out on 6/14 via Signature Sounds.

Sat, Aug 21

Loudon Wainwright
6-8 PM

Folkie great brings confessional poetry into popular song.

Loudon Wainwright III

Born in Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1946, Loudon Wainwright III came to fame when “Dead Skunk” became a Top 20 hit in 1972. He had studied acting at Carnegie-Mellon University, but dropped out to partake in the “Summer of Love” in San Francisco, and wrote his first song in 1968 (“Edgar,” about a lobsterman in Rhode Island). He was soon signed to Atlantic Records by Nesuhi Ertegun, and was lured by Clive Davis to Columbia Records, which released “Dead Skunk.” His songs have since been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Cash, Earl Scruggs, Kate & Anna McGarrigle, his son Rufus Wainwright, and Mose Allison, among others. Wainwright has recorded 27 albums including his 2010 Grammy Award-winning ‘High, Wide & Handsome.’ In Fall 2018, Loudon will release ‘Years In The Making’ (StorySound Records), a 42-song treasury of rare and unreleased Loudoniana. This 2-disc, 60-page hardbound audio-biography of his 40-year career includes orphaned album cuts, lovingly lo-fi home recordings, radio appearances, demos, live performances and beyond. It features appearances by Kate McGarrigle, Suzzy Roche, Bill Frisell, Van Dyke Parks, Chaim Tannenbaum, David Mansfield, and the Wainwright children Rufus, Martha, Lucy and Lexie. In 2017, Wainwright published his memoir, ‘LINER NOTES’ (Blue Rider Press), which led to appearances on Fresh Air with Terry Gross and WTF with Marc Maron. The NY Times said the book “makes your heart wobble on its axis.” Wainwright also created a one-man theatrical show, Surviving Twin, which combines his songs and the writings of his late father. Initially developed as part of University of North Carolina's Playmakers series, it focuses on fatherhood—both being a father and having one—and also explores the issues of birth, self-identity, loss, mortality, fashion, and of course, pet ownership. Surviving Twin has been performed in limited theater engagements and will debut as a Netflix special later this year, produced by Judd Apatow and directed by Christopher Guest. Additionally, Wainwright has co-written with songwriter/producer Joe Henry on the music for Judd Apatow’s hit movie Knocked Up, written music for the British theatrical adaptation of the Carl Hiaasen novel Lucky You, and composed topical songs for NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered and ABC’s Nightline. An accomplished actor, he has appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, TimBurton, Cameron Crowe and Judd Apatow. Wainwright has also starred on TV in M.A.S.H. and Undeclared, and on Broadway in Pump Boys and Dinettes. More recently, he appeared in the film Pleased To Meet You (with fellow music legends John Doe, Aimee Mann and Joe Henry).

Fri, Aug 27

Forever Simon & Garfunkel
6-8 PM

Soaring energy, charm and laser precise harmonies.

Forever Simon & Garfunkel

Forever Simon and Garfunkel -Celebrating the bestselling duo in rock’n’roll history with humor, soaring energy, charm and laser precise harmonies, Forever Simon & Garfunkel leads the audience on a journey from the groups early success as a folk act to their global dominance as hit-makers through the best of Paul Simon’s solo career. Iconic songs include The Sounds Of Silence, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Mrs. Robinson, I Am A Rock, The Boxer, Homeward Bound, Cecilia, Hazy Shade Of Winter, Feeling Groovy, Me & Julio, Kodachrome, Slip Sliding Away, and many more! Award-winning singer-songwriters Sean Altman (Rockapella) & Jack Skuller (Songwriters Hall Of Fame’s Buddy Holly Prize) bring this remarkable show to your stage. Available as a duo or a quartet…treat your audience to the greatest American songs ever written as performed by these amazing craftsmen and entertainers.

Sat, Aug 28

The Sea The Sea
6-8 PM

“Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.”

The Sea The Sea

The Sea The Sea is an Upstate New York based indie folk-pop duo-band featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” Their 2014 debut release, Love We Are We Love, received praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and No Depression, among others, gathering over 15 million streams on Spotify. The animated video for their song "Waiting" sparked viral interest including Buzzfeed, Pitchfork, and inclusion at the international TED 2015 conference. Mountain Stage host Larry Groce calls them "ready to take their place among the best young male/female duos now performing." Their 2016 release, the six-song EP In the Altogether, earned features by Apple Music including "Best of the Week" and "A-List Singer/Songwriter." Recently, Paste Music / Daytrotter described the band as "defined by their infallible vocal harmonies and their unconventional song arrangements. The Sea The Sea is a pop band only in their melodic infectiousness—otherwise they are at their best when subverting conventions."

The Foundation for Harmony Presents, a charitable 501c3 organization, believes in cultivating individual and communal growth through offering excellent performing and cultural arts programming, as well as educational opportunities for all ages, interests and perspectives. We are dedicated to ensuring this programming is in line with and thoughtfully crafted around our core values of environmental stewardship, arts accessibility and educational enrichment.

The Foundation strives to be an expression of the best parts of who we are as dreamers and doers.

Pricing, Location & More

Tickets for all Friday and Saturday evening performances are $25 and $35, depending on seats chosen, except for Loudon Wainwright III, which is $30 and $40. Please BYOB, chair/blanket and snacks for the 2021 summer season. Parking is available on site and parking attendants will assist attendees. The entrance of Harmony In The Woods is located next to North of the Border Fireworks on Rt. 6 in Hawley, PA. Tickets will be available for purchase in person beginning on July 1st on Thursdays and Fridays between noon and 4 pm at 508 River Street in Hawley, PA.