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2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival The Faux Paws

About This Event:

A contagious groove and feel-good melting pot of raging fiddle tunes, saxophone solos and unrequited love songs. They’ll be playing the Main Stage and rocking our Saturday night contra dance, as they did at our festival in 2019.

The Faux Paws

A contagious groove and feel-good melting pot of raging fiddle tunes, saxophone solos and unrequited love songs. They’ll be playing the Main Stage and rocking our Saturday night contra dance, as they did at our festival in 2019.

The music of The Faux Paws would be hard to pin down with standard genre descriptions. These three close friends (two of whom happen to be brothers) feel a musical kinship that transcends any stylistic limitations.

Brothers Andrew and Noah VanNorstrand grew up playing contra dance music with their musician mother in the band Great Bear. Chris Miller was enamoured with bluegrass and studied jazz before going on to play with GRAMMY nominated Cajun-country band The Revelers. They have enjoyed playing together for ten years, onstage and off, but only recently have been able to make The Faux Paws a priority.

Now, with an experimental but cohesive vision, and a debut recording under their belt, the trio brings together seemingly unrelated musical elements into one joyful and distinctive collection, deeply rooted in the raw humanity of folk dance and music traditions.

The Faux Paws
The Faux Paws
The Faux Paws

A Folk Festival Event!

Included with admission to our 2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival August 12-14 at the York Expo Center.

Where & When:

The Faux Paws in concert

Main Stage on Saturday
1:40 pm - 2:40 pm

Beginners Contra Workshop with caller Donna Hunt

Dance Hall on Saturday
5:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Contra Dance with The Faux Paws and caller Donna Hunt

Dance Hall on Saturday
6:15 pm - 9:15 pm

COVID precautions

For the Festival, we will follow CDC recommendations for York County, PA at the time of the festival.
See policy details on our Festival FAQ page.