Folkapotamus to Rock the Common

Folkapotamus scheduled to perform at the Farmers Market August 29

Folkapotamus is a Boston area based folk duo consisting of Penni Hart and Tony Trites. They have been performing together since 2011 at various venues throughout New England, such as the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. Their thoughtful lyrics and flowing melodies tell stories of life and love.

Folkapotamus’s first studio release, “Whispered Words,” was released in August of 2014. It made the Folk DJ Chart in August, and was also included in the Top 600 CDs of 2014. Their debut album was also named as one of the “Top 25 CDs of 2014” by Joltin’ Joe from “Radio Nowhere” on WMSC in Montclair, NJ. Folk radio show “The Back Porch” on WVPE 88.1 in South Bend, IN, named Whispered Words as one of the top 30 CDs of 2015. Chicago Folk DJ Rich Warren also named “Whispered Words” as one of his “Picks of the Week” in January of 2015.

Folkapotamus has opened up for national acts including Vance Gilbert, Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan, and Davey O.

Folkapotamus is currently in the studio recording their second album, and plan on releasing it in the summer of 2017. Penni and Tony reside in Massachusetts with their rescue cats Oliver and Fernando, and two budgies Tyngo and Coconut.