Controlled Folly - burning up your town
New Grass Music

... the story begins on a Wednesday night in Athens, Ohio...
... a warrior pulls the pieces of the puzzle together...
... and Controlled Folly emerges!

and we have a bunch of videos on YouTube
--> also, our picker Caleb hosts the open stage at the Smiling Skull Saloon every Tuesday!

February 15
Boogie on the Bricks preview benefit
at Jackie O's
Controlled Folly
Helen Highwater

March 8
at Uncle Buck's

March 14
at The Vine
Von Lyonson
Controlled Folly

May 23

"The band is sure to play something that appeals to everyone."
-Sam Boyer, ACRN

“Controlled Folly are a group that dares you to describe them.
They have moves that would make Jack Black blush and tunes that adhere to some mystical arrangement that only they can hear.

oops, you missed these shows...

January 3
Wayne's Place, Middleport OH

December 31
New Year's Eve at the Smiling Skull

December 14
Lennonfest @ Jackie O's

November 30
Casa Cantina
with Little Bohemian Lodge & Gypsy Jug Band

November 15
Smiling Skull Saloon
with Appalachian Hillside Revolution

November 8
Smiling Skull Saloon
With Galactic Asphalt Co.
and The Big Sweet

October 19
Halloween at the Dairy Barn
Open Stage @9pm
Controlled Folly 10-11pm

October 18
Jackie O's Brewery
with Fox N Hounds
Elemental Groove Theory reunion show in the public house!

October 12
Smiling Skull Saloon
Controlled Folly - All Nite Long!

September 28
Celebration of the Cohoshes
at the Goldenseal Sanctuary in Rutland

September 20
Smiling Skull Saloon
with Fathers of the Revolution

September 14
Private Wedding

September 6-7
benefit at Wayne's Place in Middleport, OH

August 31
(a preliminary celebration of Holi)

August 10
Appalachian Hell Betties vs Central Ohio Roller Girls
After Party at Jackie O's with Controlled Folly and Appalachian Hillside Revolution
(part of the 15th Annual Athens Community Music Festival)

August 2-4

July 26th 
at Jackie O's
with Ami Saraiya & The Outcome
and Chelle Murrey

July 13
Birthday party in Hollister, OH

June 29
Paint Your Soul Music Festival
Chillicothe, OH

June 28th
Funky Fridays with Kiser's BBQ
at Eclipse Company Store in The Plains
5-9pm, $8.25 adults and $3.95 children
all you can eat buffet + BYOB

June 15th
birthday bash at Uncle Buck's
with Appalachian Hillside Revolution

June 14th
Funky Fridays with Kiser's BBQ
at Eclipse Company Store in The Plains
5-9pm, $8.25 adults and $3.95 children
all you can eat buffet + BYOB

June 8th
at the Smiling Skull Saloon
Free New Grass Show!
with Controlled Folly and Appalachian Hillside Revolution
(donations accepted for the Appalachian Hell Betties roller derby team)

May 25th at nite
Friend Fest

May 25th 2-5pm
The Appalachian Hell Betties' "Rolling of the Bulls"

May 18th
The Union Bar & Grill
Athens, Ohio
with Weird Science, Hexnet, and MOP

May 11th
in the Dance Barn at Uncle Buck's Riding Stable
with Appalachian Hillside Revolution (starting 8pm)

May 10th
"The Follies" with Jeremy Gibson
Funky Fridays with Kiser's BBQ
at Eclipse Company Store in The Plains
5-9pm, $7 adults and $4 children
all you can eat buffet, BYOB

April 20th
Biddle Hall at Ohio University, 7pm
April 5th 6:30-9pm at Athens Community Center

Leave Corp, Whip and Tickle, Controlled Folly
March 29th

March 14th, 11:00pm in Chillicothe

Open Mic at The Bank featuring Controlled Folly

February 2nd, 8:00pm
in the Lady Buck Saloon at Uncle Buck's Riding Stable

March 1 @ Smiling Skull Saloon
with Elia Goat and Ben Knight & the Welldiggers

January 12 @ Donkey Coffee, 8pm
Rural Action Benefit (requested donation of $3+)

New Year's Eve 2013
Controlled Folly followed by Appalachian Hillside Revolution
December 8th

December 7th @ Jackie O's
We go on at 11:30pm in the Brewery

November 15th at Casa Cantina

November 3rd
October 6th
@ Smiling Skull Saloon ($3)

Donkey Coffee with Jake Loew

following the main stage show by the Royales

Nelsonville Eagles Lodge

Shade Winery's 2nd Anniversary Party
2pm- Controlled Folly
4pm- Colleen & Jeff of Broken Ring

early evening: 6-8pm

Saturday, August 11th
(part of the )
August 3-4

Casa Cantina, 11pm-close
with Acer Negundo

wedding rehearsal dinner (private)
Saturday, July 14th

Thursday, June 28th
with Zach Parkman and Rebecca Perkins

Saturday, June 23rd
Smiling Skull Saloon
with Leah & Adam and Mike's Wilson
(part of Ohio Brew Week)

free show at Casa Nueva

Nelsonville Eagles Lodge

Monday, June 4th
with The Psychonauts and Acer Negundo

Thursday, May 17th
with The Psychonauts and Acer Negundo
After-Party at the "secret location" (2am-???)
2-4pm for Ohio University Moms Weekend

with MBANZA!
April 6th @ Smiling Skull Saloon
2. Acer Negundo
10pm-close, $3
Saint Patrick's Day @ The Maplewood Inn & Drive-Thru

with Appalachian Hillside Revolution
Mardi Gras at the Red Brick (February 21st)
2. Appalachian Hillside Revolution
Friday, February 17 @ the Skull
and then Broken Ring
Thursday, February 16th
Controlled Folly

Ole Roadhouse Saloon, Lancaster Ohio

two bands full of Appalachian madness (or was it just bourbon?)
followed by Appalachian Hillside Revolution
January 27 @ the Smiling Skull Saloon
and Controlled Folly closes the night
January 26 @ Jackie O's
Sunday, January 15th
music starts 9pm @ Smiling Skull Saloon. $3
"The Best Party Ever"

Christmas Party
Free Appetizers @5pm, Music @8pm til late

Saturday, December 3rd 8-11pm
Controlled Folly All Night Long (and no cover!)
Saturday, October 22nd, 6pm

(Oct. 16th at the Spring)
Five Bands! Controlled Folly is joined by:

October 8th
    ... come drink some fantastic wine and have a ball!

Saturday, September 24th
(no cover; donations accepted)
Beer Tent Stage, 2 sets:
Midnight-Whenever they kick us all out (after The Porters)
The Follies (control couldn't make it!)
7-10pm Saturday September 10th
Friday, September 9th
Controlled Folly

Shade Winery's 1st Anniversary Party

Controlled Folly
and Hip Hip Hooraysters (Fayble Family Tribute Band)

August 5th
Private Party - Toadstock

Friday-Saturday, July 15-16
Controlled Folly, D-Rays, and Whip & Tickle
Jackie Os Brew Pub

Controlled Folly
Zach Parkman & The Damaged Goods
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