2017 Music at the Fair

Live, original music provides a wonderful soundtrack to the Annual Craftsmen’s Fair experience. Here are the musicians performing at the 2017 Fair.


David Surette and Susie Burke
Saturday, August 5
One of the finest acts on the lively New England folk scene. Susie and David’s music is a blend of contemporary, traditional, and original folk and acoustic music. Together, they bring skill, feeling, and pure enjoyment to their music.


Cormac McCarthy
Sunday, August 6
Folk musician Cormac McCarthy plays original music using a guitar and harmonica. Jeff McLaughlin from The Boston Globe calls McCarthy, “A distinctive songwriter with a warm, powerful, inherently melodic baritone, a fine guitarist … capable of putting chills into your spine or a silly grin on your face…”

High Range
Monday, August 7
High Range is a high energy roots/folk/bluegrass group with a long list of rave reviews from national publications. They highlight original music on guitar, upright bass, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and drums.


The Doug Bennett Trio
Tuesday, August 8
Doug plays with two legendary New England musicians, Kent Allyn on bass and Bruce Derr on pedal steel.

Kathy Lowe & Kent Allyn
Wednesday, August 9
Kathy Lowe, a native New Hampshire singer/songwriter, comes from a vaudeville and circus family. She plays guitar, dulcimer, and percussion and performs children’s music and songs about the earth and nature. Kent Allyn, her buddy of 45 years and musician extraordinaire, will accompany Kathy on piano, bass, guitar and vocals.

Joel Cage
Thursday, August 10
Joel Cage is a virtuoso guitarist and veteran singer/songwriter. His music runs the gamut, sounding like a full rock band to an intimate balladeer. Once a member of Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes, Joel has been performing regionally and nationally as a soloist for the past 2 decades.

Julie Snow

Julie Snow
Friday, August 11
Julie Snow is a Boston-based singer-songwriter whose songs are infused with with her commitment to social justice and moral action. Her songs are like fine tapestries — woven with message and meaning.



Lula Wiles
Saturday, August 12
Folk trio Lula Wiles bring to the Fair their breezy vocal harmonizing and sharp picking, bowing, and plucking. Their songs span from heartbreak-drenched acoustic ballads to honky-tonk swagger to contemporary grit and back again, all anchored by rich vocal harmonies.

Neptune’s Car
Sunday, August 13
Neptune’s Car is Holly Hanson and Steve Hayes, an acoustic duo from Massachusetts and New Hampshire who play original, contemporary folk music. Enjoy their vibrant lyrics and compelling melodies that tell stories rich in detail.