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June 7, 2012 Published in Arts & Style, Non-Profits

Number One Selling Singer/Songwriter To Perform At Old Town Arts And Crafts Festival June 16-17

Volunteer Alexandria's upcoming 32nd annual Old Town Arts & Crafts Festival and Volunteer Fair will feature six area musicians including singer/songwriter Dulcie Taylor performing songs from her latest and highly acclaimed release, Free of This Sorrow.  In May of 2012, Taylor's album rose to the number one position of Amazon's top-rated Alt-country/Americana list which also variously includes Alison Krause, KD Lang, Cowboy Junkies and Johnny Cash.

This may be the first year the festival has featured an Amazon number-one-rated performer, but each year the line-up has included the best of VA/DC/MD area singer/songwriters with nominees and winners of Washington Area Music Association's WAMMIE Awards who are individually screened and selected to perform their own original songs at the festival.

Volunteer Alexandria is honored to include the following featured musicians in 2012:


2:00 pm - Dulcie Taylor gets things rolling with selections from her latest release,

Free of This Sorrow, a No.1 seller on Amazon's Alt-country/Americana list.

3:00 pm - Jim Heald

Contemporary folk and roots music, with a little bit of Chicago, a little bit of Austin and a dash of jazz and blues!

4:00 pm - Lynn Hollyfield

Contemporary folk/blues/jazz, Wammie nominee,


1:00 pm - Yvette Greene


2:00 pm - The Crooked Angels


3:00 pm - Herb & Hanson

New roots/blues/bluegrass/folk/rock,

The 32nd Annual Old Town Arts & Crafts Festival and Volunteer Fair

Market Square | 301 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22314

Saturday, June 16, 1-6pm + Sunday, June 17, 10-5pm

Event is free to the public | Free trolley from King Street Metro Station

Underground parking at the Square $2/day on Sat+Sun | Free Sunday street parking

2012 Supporting Sponsor is World Tavern Poker VA Northeast Region League - players made individual donations to support the the Old Town Arts & Crafts Festival and make a difference in the community.  Specialty Sponsor is ING Financial Partners.  Media Sponsor is Washington Post Local Living. Volunteer Breakfast Sponsor is Alexandria's Bread & Chocolate. Gift Donors include Artfully Chocolate of Alexandria and LocalMotion, a City of Alexandria resource for transportation alternatives involved in initiatives such as the recent National Bike to Work Day on May 18 .

To find out about sponsorships for this and other Volunteer Alexandria community events, contact Donna Walker James,

Refreshment vendors on the Square will be popular summertime Cool Rocks Italian Ices and favorite Old Town restaurant Bread & Chocolate.

Join us at historic Market Square to enjoy the ambiance and music while shopping artist's wares for unique items, creative hostess gifts, new-baby gifts, or last minute Father's Day gifts as well as gathering updated information about emergency preparedness, transportation, and volunteer opportunities. For more information about the musicians and the festival, visit or


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