2022 Fall Folk Festival Live Broadcast from SPR Part Two
Hear Cheryl Branz, Jen Edgren, and Keeler Melvin & Morse in part two of our 2022 Fall Folk Festival broadcast.
Hear singer/songwriter Cheryl Branz, guitarist Jen Edgren, and blues band Keeler Melvin & Morse in part two of our 2022 Fall Folk Festival broadcast. Click here for part one.
About the Performers
Cheryl Branz is a second generation business owner here in Spokane. You might better recognize her maiden name of Custer (as in Jim Custer Enterprises, Inc.). Her family has been promoting consumer shows at the Spokane Fair & Expo Center for over 45 years.
When Cheryl is not promoting shows, you’ll find her promoting her music. She performs as a singer/songwriter throughout the region with her acoustic guitar, versatile voice and engaging personality. Her songs cover a wide variety of styles and themes from the heartfelt to the hilarious.
"Think like a kid! That's how you know what they'll like." That is Jen Edgren's philosophy whenever she is performing children's music. Whether at the Fall Folk Festival, at the Farmers' Markets, or in the classroom (Jen is a substitute teacher in SPS District 81), Jen enjoys performing for kids and families using engaging, interactive songs "for kids of ALL ages." Jen's main children's music influences have been Tom Chapin and Pete Seeger, among others. Jen is also a member of two bands, “Diminishing Faculties” and “Too Many Men,” as well as a member of the New Horizons Orchestra.
Keeler, Melvin and Morse
Brad Keeler adopted a cheap string acoustic guitar at the age of 15. Since then he has performed in all corners of the country. Somewhere along the way he learned bottleneck slide guitar, lap slide guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, harmonica, washboard, jug, and even a little piano.
Laddie Ray Melvin is a singer/songwriter who has played music in the Pacific Northwest for many years. As a songwriter, he carefully crafts his lyrics and surrounds them with music from American folk tradition.
Lyle Morse, known as "Lonesome" Lyle, is an outstanding acoustic guitarist, harmonica player, and singer songwriter. Lyle has been refining his musical vision and talents over the last four decades, and currently entertains coffee houses, bistros, restaurants, street fairs, resorts, theaters, wineries, and folk and art festivals throughout the Pacific Northwest.