Friends Who folk

A comedy folk group featuring the sensual voices and earth shattering harmonies of Ned Riseley and Rachel Wenitsky. They have performed all over New York City including at Ars Nova, Union Hall, UCB and The Slipper Room. Their work has been featured in Splitsider, Glamour, Paste and The New Yorker. 


NED RISELEY is an actor and writer. In addition to Friends Who Folk, he recently appeared in the Broadway revival of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation. Other credits include the world premieres of Poster Boy and Unknown Soldier, both at the Williamstown Theatre Festival, Loveplay at La MaMa, and The Mysteries at The Flea Theater. Education: Brown University.


RACHEL WENITSKY is an actor and writer based in NYC. She is an associate editor at Reductress, host of the Reductress podcast, Mouth Time, and head writer/voice actor on Gimlet Media's The Story Pirates Podcast. In addition to Friends Who Folk, she performs with Pop Roulette (UCB, Comedy Central's Comics To Watch). As an actor she has appeared at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and on TV on Elementary and The Good Fight. She's from New Jersey, sry!

Rachel Whiskey.jpg
Ned Coffee Final.jpg


Rachel Wenitsky and Ned Riseley, aka Friends Who Folk, are a crazy insanely madly unbelievably inconceivably unthinkably good faux-folk band.

-Paste Magazine
“Rachel Wenitsky and Ned Riseley have good voices but, in constant tandem, they’re not something you’d want to listen to for more than, say, 30 seconds.”
— Splitsider



{Contact US}

Name *