Janice MacDonald- “Hang Down Your Head”- the music

A bit more than a year ago, I became aware of a novel published the previous year. When I finally saw the book in a bookstore, three things immediately struck me: 1. There was a banjo on the cover, albeit of the dreaded six-string variety; 2. The novel was entitled Hang Down Your Head, a… Continue reading Janice MacDonald- “Hang Down Your Head”- the music

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Edmonton Folk Music Festival, 2013- Artists appearing-

The first several names appearing at the 2013 EFMF have been announced, and includes a fairly typical mix of the new, the ‘pushing the limits of folk’ folk, the familiar, and the ‘Who?’ Announced today are: the familiar- Neko Case, Martin Sexton, Ruthie Foster, and Laura Smith- who I was just thinking of the other… Continue reading Edmonton Folk Music Festival, 2013- Artists appearing-

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Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2012 Lineup Announced

http://www.edmontonfolkfest.org/performers-2 This has me excited. If I were to attend, which I likely won’t for several reasons, I would make sure that I tried to catch: Kim Beggs and T Nile, Blue Highway, Mary Chapin Carpenter, The Johnny Clegg Band, Rose Cousins, Rodney Crowell, Steve Forbert, Arlo Guthrie and the Guthrie Family Reunion, Emmylou Harris,… Continue reading Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2012 Lineup Announced

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Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2011- Best Bets

The Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2011 begins this coming Thursday, August 4 and flows through the weekend. If you are among the fortunate to have tickets to this sold out event, you have a wonderful four-days of music ahead of you. Hang in there…you’ll never know what you miss if you miss it. I’ve attended… Continue reading Edmonton Folk Music Festival 2011- Best Bets

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Del McCoury & Preservation Hall Jazz Band- Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Aug. 6, 2011

I just received in the mail today the new album- released tomorrow, April 12- from the Del McCoury Band & the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and while I haven’t yet listened to it, I am more than hopeful that I am going to be impressed. I base that on the single cut Del McCoury sang… Continue reading Del McCoury & Preservation Hall Jazz Band- Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Aug. 6, 2011

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Edmonton Folk Music Festival- 2011 Announced so far…

[April 7: This post seems to get referenced a lot, and I don’t have the time or inclination to update it regularly- see http://www.efmf.ab.ca/007.whatsnew/007-00.main.html for the lastest on the 2011 edition of the EFMF. Katherine Dawn has recently been announced.] I don’t normally do this, but I was pretty excited to receive word yesterday that Guy… Continue reading Edmonton Folk Music Festival- 2011 Announced so far…

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Edmonton Folk Music Festival, 2010

When Ben Harper was moved from the bonus, ‘fundraising’ Wednesday night slot, one suspected something might be up. Van Morrison will make his long-anticipated Edmonton Folk Music Festival debut this August. People are excited…not as excited as they would have been ten years ago, but still. It will be interesting to see how Morrison draws. Believed… Continue reading Edmonton Folk Music Festival, 2010

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