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 based in New York. Stage credits include the Broadway revival of John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation and 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 the head writer and co-host of Gimlet Media's The Story Pirates Podcast. She has written for multiple television shows that she can tell you about in person, and was a guest writer on Saturday Night Live. Formerly: deputy editor at Reductress, host of Reductress Presents: Mouth Time, host of The Reductress Minute, Pop Roulette (Comedy Central's Comics To Watch). TV/Film acting credits include Elementary, Luce, Alternatino and The Good Fight. She's from New Jersey, sry!

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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



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