It’s Folk Fest time! Yeeeeaaaahhhhh!
I’m back in full effect after two weeks off and I feel great. It’s kind of like I took two weeks off. Regina Folk Festival is this weekend and I am ready to get my folk on… Or something.
Anyway, tune in today from 4:00 to 6:00 PM for part one of Folk Fest – WPIT?!-style.
It’s been two months since the last all-vinyl show. Two months! Do you have any idea what has transpired since then? Regina has kept me insanely busy with music – live, recorded and otherwise. I’ve spent sums of money that I didn’t know existed on recordings including lots of LPs. I picked up several gems at the Regina Folk Festival, hit up a record garage sale (put on by none other CJTR’s Michel LeGrisbi), stopped at X-Ray Records a few times, popped into Buy The Book… all of this while my blasted home receiver was out-of-commission.
Well, it’s been fixed since last week and I’ve been listening steadily once again. I’ve picked out an assortment of great music for your listening pleasure including a lot of these new records (and old) records, some steadfast favourites, some weird ones that I’ve yet to hear, myself… It will be a nice warm crackly time!
Tune in from 4:00 to 6:00 PM and be sure to check back to this blog for a playlist, eventually. :-]
After an amazing night, last night (complete with northern lights and shooting starts), it’s hard to imagine things will get better, but they always do! Today, I’ll be heading down to the park around 12:00 noon to check out three stages
of free music until 4:00 PM, when I’ll be at the CJTR booth, then off to the main stage events.
Tonight’s lineup (as seen here) is…
6:00pm – 6:45pm DAN MANGAN
6:45pm – 7:00pm Jeffery Straker
7:00pm – 8:00pm MARCO CALLIARI
8:00pm – 8:15pm Hey Ocean!
8:15pm – 9:15pm SHAKURA S’AIDA
9:15pm – 9:30pm e.s.l.
9:30pm – 10:30pm TAJ MAHAL
10:30pm – 10:45pm The Secret Sisters
10:45pm – 11:45pm k.d. lang and THE SISS BOOM BANG
I hope to see you in the park today. I’ll be wearing my sweet fedora again and carrying around my brown camera bag.
Don’t forget to swing by the CJTR booth and say “Hi” anytime between 4:00 and 5:00!
Taj Mahal with guitar (1968)
Wow! The Regina Folk Fest line-up was announced this morning and I already can’t wait to get a ticket!
I was excited when I heard Andrew Bird is coming. I was surprised and impressed when I heard k.d. lang is coming. I was proud to find out that Regina’s own Jeffery Straker is performing. I was delighted to hear that we’re getting Fred Penner, Hawksley Workman, Coeur de Pirate and Dan Mangan. Finally, my jaw hit the floor when I heard we’re getting blues and folk legend Taj Mahal! What?
And those are just some of the highlights that piqued my personal interest! The list goes on from there to include: KT Tunstall, Shakura S’Aida, The Sojourners, Marco Calliari and on and on!
The Folk Fest is never dull, but I think they may have reached a new height this year! I can’t wait to get tickets!