Lords of Liechtenstein and Jean Rohe, local favorites, get shot at folk fame at Falcon Ridge

The Lords of Liechtenstein--Noah and Dan Rauchwerk--perform in the MG tent at Festival Earth. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

THEY’VE GOTTEN SO BIG! The Lords of Liechtenstein–Noah and Dan Rauchwerk–performing in the MorristownGreen.com tent at Festival Earth in 2013. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

 

Congratulations to the Lords of Liechtenstein  and Jean Rohe, local favorites who have been chosen for Friday’s prestigious emerging artists showcase at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

Falcon Ridge is like the Woodstock of folk music, on a rolling farm in the Berkshires from Aug. 1-3, 2014.

In a genre where your next meal is a big deal, this noontime showcase is a really big deal.

It’s launched careers of such popular acts as Red MollyGathering Time, Spuyten Duyvil and We’re About 9.

Jean Rohe at the Folk Project Fall Festival in 2013. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Jean Rohe at the Folk Project Fall Festival in 2013. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

With any luck, LoL duo Dan and Noah Rauchwerk of Holmdel and Jean, a Paterson native, will go on to make tens of dollars in the glamorous world of acoustic music!

If the Brothers Rauchwerk seem sheepish about all this, it’s because they really do want to pull the wool over your eyes, and ears.

They are to Argyle sweater-vests what Michael Jackson was to white gloves.  We hear they are angling for Woolite to sponsor their first world tour.

We cannot take credit for the boys’ careers, beyond giving them a tent to play in during a downpour on the Morristown Green. (Argyle’s pretty good when wet; guitars and ukuleles, not so much.)

So there, we took credit anyway.

Noah and Dan Rauchwerk, a.k.a. The Lords of Liechtenstein, get down at The Minstrel. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

Noah and Dan Rauchwerk, a.k.a. The Lords of Liechtenstein, get down at The Minstrel. Photo by Kevin Coughlin

The Lords and Jean Rohe are darlings of The Minstrel in Morris Township.

Friday’s showcase at Falcon Ridge runs from noon to 5 pm. Twenty-four acts will play. The crowd votes on who gets invited back next year for a longer set.

Here is video of Jean performing Nobody Told Me to Dance, a song for Syria, at last year’s fall festival of the Folk Project of North Jersey.

 

 

 

 



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