Thursday, August 16, 2007

Off to Folk Fest

I'm off to the Philly Folk Fest, which again is offering a wide array of great music. I will finally get to see Doc Watson play, an experience my friend Scott Birney once likened to gazing into the face of God. Jonathon Edwards, whose voice hasn't lost any of its clarity, will be there. The exquisite Greencards, shown here in Arden last month, will be there.
Wilmington's own David Bromberg and Angel Band will play the special Thursday night concert at the Camp Stage. Other performers include Jess Klein and Son Volt. As is often the case, my favorite music will likely come from an act I've never heard before. Maybe this year it will be Baka Beyond, described as an African Celtic crossover band.
And when the stages go dark, the music starts up on the hill, where thousands of musicians will pick up their instruments and jam all night.


Blogger Coeruleus said...

I was in Charlottesville, VA recently...walked down the street and there was a sign at the local theater advertising for Doc Watson. Unfortunately the concert was to be held the week after I was there. So close, yet so far.


11:27 AM, August 16, 2007  

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