This month is Festival month! Shake out that grungy blanket and your bicycle. Time to get sunned.
Winnipeg Folk Fest (ft. Elvis Costello, Belle Orchestre, Iron and Wine, Neko Case…) is undergoing currently and running until the 12th of July.
Mukwah Jamboree, seeing the likes of Azeda Booth, Beija Flor, and Deadhorse in the foothills of the Rockies, awesome. Runs July 17th-19th
South Country Fair, also July 17th-19th…. This year, besides the fantastic camping the stage sees: Woodpigeon, United Steel Workers of Montreal, Twilight Hotel…
Calgary Folk Fest (ft. The Decemberists, Akron Family, Chad VanGaalen) is on July 23rd to the 26th.
Edmonton Folk Fest runs August 6th to 9th and this year the stage sees some amazing artists: Agnostic Mountain Gospel Choir, Neko Case, Joel Plaskett, Loudan Wainwright III, Iron and Wine, Great Lake Swimmers…
Well, I am officially residing in the great capitol of Alberta, Edmonton and having a grand ‘ole time. Srlsy. Grand.This city is treating me great thus far and I have met a bevy of fantastic people.
However, I rather miss having a whole hour and a half to dominate the airwaves with my bad self. I can only hope the 6pm-7:30pm is rip roaring awesome and not subjected to the evils of boring pre programmed digital play lists.
I will be posting my last playlist ASAP, basically as soon as posting it won’t get me fired my job, which I am at right now. This blog post may beget some caning even.
I am still waiting by the phone for CKUA or CBC Edmonton to call me begging for me to join their talented roster to radio folk, but since offers are slow coming in I will be hitting the streets very soon to see what I can fandangle in Edmonton’s radio culture.
Until the future,