Edmonton Folk Festival – August 6, 2011 – photos & videos

Deer Tick – Mexican Home (John Prine) Deer Tick – Can’t Hardly Wait (The Replacements) Jeremy Fisher – Me & Julio Down by the Schoolyard (Paul Simon) Amos Garrett – Sleepwalk (Santo & Johnny) Guy Clark – Dublin Blues Del … Continue reading

June 5, 2011 – TTBTGH Open House

Usually I come down to UMFM on Sunday afternoons and sit alone behind closed doors. That works fine, but today it’s party time, as we’re kicking off UMFM’s Open House week, where we throw the doors open wide to show … Continue reading

James McMurtry in Minneapolis

Back in January, I somehow convinced Jaine to drive all the way to Chicago to see our pal Del Barber open for the great James McMurtry because, as I said at the time, “he never comes so close to Winnipeg.” … Continue reading

Edmonton Folk Festival – Sunday, Aug. 8, 2010

Maybe I’ll get around to writing about this day… If anyone actually reads all of the other writeups and still cares, let me know and I might actually get around to finishing this one! Sure, it might take another 6 … Continue reading

Edmonton Folk Festival – Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010

By Saturday, I was already feeling a bit worn down after 3 fairly late nights of music, but this was the day when the “real” festival felt like it began for me, with a multitude of workshop options to enjoy. … Continue reading

Edmonton Folk Festival – Friday, Aug. 6, 2010

At Winnipeg Folk Festival, Friday is a full day, with workshops all day, and then a main stage at night. In Edmonton, being a city festival as opposed to a camping affair, they let everybody go to work on Friday … Continue reading

Edmonton Folk Festival – Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010

This year’s Edmonton Folk Music Festival kicked off at Gallagher Park with a special Wednesday night fundraiser concert, featuring Bobby Blue Bland and Van Morrison. The Wednesday night show is becoming more common at festivals, it seems. Winnipeg this year … Continue reading