The results are in, and after a fierce campaign, the winners of the Unsung Heroes Contest have been decided. Out of ten of our favorite campground artists competing for three spots on the main stage, the winners are: Reverend TJ McGlinchy, Dante Bucci, and The Karmic Repair Co. Make sure you come see them at this year's Philadelphia Folk Festival!
Reverend TJ McGlinchey is a Delaware County, PA native who has performed extensively in the Philadelphia area. He currently finished writing and recording his first full length CD, Tell Me to Stay.
Dante Bucci is a fixture in the Philly indie music scene and one of the most-recognized Handpan players in the world, thanks to a constantly-expanding list of subscribers and over 9 million views on his YouTube channel.
The Karmic Repair Company plays a lot of songs you know and love, but always putting their own stamp on everything they tackle. They also play some songs you won’t recognize; songs that just may end up being your favorites from their shows. Those would be their original compositions---catchy, melodic and danceable.
While the competition was scheduled to have two winners, judges were split on the second night of competition, meaning that these three lucky artists will join the Folk Festival LIneup on Friday afternoon on the Martin Main Stage. Both Reverend TJ McGlinchey and Karmic Repair Co. are members of the Philadelphia Music Co-op, a local partnership designed to increase regional artist development.