Bethlehem and Sad Patrick

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Ladybug Music Festival

Wilmington, DE
Zaikka Indian Grill
8:30pm-9:30pm
20 Jul Thursday

Swarthmore Farmer’s Market

Swarthmore
Out in the Sunshine!
9:30am-11:30am
22 Jul Saturday

Heritage Conservancy Concerts in the Garden

Doylestown
Aldie Mansion
6:30pm-8:30pm
22 Aug Tuesday

Swarthmore Farmer’s Market

Swarthmore
Out in the Sunshine!
11:30am-1:00pm
9 Sep Saturday

Welcoming Week

1905 Locust Street
Philadelphia City Institute Library
3:00pm-4:00pm
23 Sep Saturday

Mount Airy Supper Sessions

Mount Airy
Germantown Avenue
6:30pm-10:30pm
12 Sep Tuesday

Mount Airy Supper Sessions

Mount Airy
Germantown Avenue
6:30pm-10:30pm
26 Sep Tuesday

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Bethlehem

Bethlehem is a singer, songwriter, and percussionist - a vocussionist in her terms - who was described as “Germantown’s next rising star” by WHYY/NewsWorks Philadelphia after the release of her first solo album, “Bigger Than Music” to local acclaim.

Sad Patrick

Sad Patrick is a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist who was kicked out of the Calliope School of Folk Music when he started using “jazz” chords. He earned the name "Sad" based on his early songs, and liked the sound of it.

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wxpn Key Studio Session
with John Vetesse
If you’re in search of evidence that the Philly open mic scene is very much thriving, look no further than Bethlehem and Sad Patrick. The local duo blends the focused minimalism and poetic lyrics of folk tradition with simmering, freewheeling jazz and blues — slick guitars, soaring vocals, nuanced melodies. And it all came together by chance.
wxpn Folk Show
with Ian Zolitor
“I can make the argument that everything is folk music,” he says. “I can make the argument that true folk music does not exist anymore. But the best way to define it is a traditional form of music that comes from the people, that the common folk can play themselves.” - Ian Zolitor, host.
The Key's Year-End Mania
John Vettese’s Top Six Philly Music Discoveries of 2016
"Bethlehem's dynamic and soulful voice will knock you sideways on its own strength; paired with Sad Patrick’s jazz tinged guitar playing, just wow. The Germantown duo of Bethlehem and Sad Patrick got their start in the open mic circuit in the Northwest section of the city, capturing audiences with their minimal style – guided by hand percussion and tarima beats – and they stepped out this summer with a powerful performance at the Philadelphia Folk Festival."
Voices for Racial Healing
with Tieshka Smith
Our chat with artist, activist and host Tieshka Smith, talking about our background, motivation and a few of our new songs.

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