Welcome to the Northwest Folklife Festival 2018 schedule!

Alex Sturbaum

Alex grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, in a household steeped in traditional music. A singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist in many traditions, Alex is equally at home belting out sea shanties, playing Irish reels, and singing old Appalachian ballads. His original songs have a timeless quality, and sound much older than they actually are. Alex relocated to Seattle in 2014 and has quickly become a mainstay of the folk scene in the city. His shows encourage audience participation, and his infectious enthusiasm on stage has been a delight to audiences everywhere.

My Performers Sessions

Saturday, May 26

2:30pm PDT