FFM Annual Appeal

The Family Folk Machine seeks donations through our Annual Appeal to support our programming. Please consider making a donation today, by sending a check to

Family Folk Machine

P.O. Box 1421

Iowa City, IA 52244

or securely online. We appreciate your support!


Never So Far: FFM Concert this Sunday!

Join us Sunday, October 10, at 3:00 p.m. on the Riverside Festival Stage for “Never So Far,” the Fall 2021 concert from the Family Folk Machine! For our first in-person concert since November 2019, we’ll share a fantastic set of songs that meet our present moment, and we hope you’ll be there to sing along. Please wear a mask—we will be! The concert is free (donations will be gratefully accepted). Here’s our set list:

Call It Dreaming (Iron and Wine)

Road to Nowhere (Talking Heads)

When the Train Comes Along (trad. Black spiritual)

Hope (Ysaÿe Barnwell)

You Are Not Alone (Jeff Tweedy/Mavis Staples)

Nothing More (Alternate Routes)

Ain’t No Hole in the Washtub (Paul Williams)

I Wake in Joy (Deb Talan)

It Don’t Come Easy (Ringo Starr)

Never So Far (Greg Brown)

Cover Me in Sunshine (Pink)


Link for March 21 online mini-concert!

Here is the YouTube link that you can use to watch our third online mini-concert:

The concert premieres at 3:00 p.m. (CDT) on Sunday, March 21. If you are planning to watch the concert at the time of the premiere and you’d like to chat with FFM members before or afterward on Zoom, send an email to jean@familyfolkmachine.org to get the link.

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