This being August, the Philly Folk Fest is upon us, with a really cool lineup of artists. Appearing this year are old favorites like the Roches, Jackson Browne with David Lindley, Hot Tuna, and Rodney Crowell. The Fest also highlights rising stars like Amos Lee, Melody Gardot, Eliza Gilkyson and Antje Duvekot.
Hometown heroes Hoots and Hellmouth (right), whose sound is described as being "like black lung coated in raw honey," make their appearance in a showcase concert Saturday afternoon. Wilmington locals David Bromberg and Angel Band will be part of the workshop scene.
The Horse Flies are back, described as "Part trance-inducing minimalism achieved through a tribal approach to fiddle music and part folk-rock American gothic achieved through artful original songs."
And making their second appearance are Tuvan throat singers Huun Huur Tu. If you've never heard throat singing, you're in for one of the most hair raising musical experiences on this or any planet.
I'm off to do my small part as a volunteer, so expect sporadic blogging at best over the next few days. See you there.
Photos courtesy of artists' websites