Friday, July 28, 2006

Elliott Brood, man!!!!
(Quick day two Folk Fest report)

Even better than they were opening for Wilco. They smoked the Twilight Stage! At one point, the bass player ran into the crowd and started dancing with a group of grooving girls from Lethbridge near the back, patting Eva's friend Sean on the head as he scooted past. And then after the set they made their escape to the beer gardens in a golf cart.

I am stalking them for the rest of the weekend, as they shall take over from John K Samson as my Folk Festival victims this year. And I am making them my newest pet project to promote. God damn they are good!!!
More details about more acts tomorrow. Promise.


michelle said...

Ok, they sound like they ruled the house, & that picture of them really makes them look cute, so hell - guess I'd better read your blog tomorrow!


Ben said...

I forgot to ask, how's your back holding up through the festival ?

kees said...

Duly noted, will keep and ear out for them

John Mutford said...

I first heard of them through the National Playlist, and yeah, they're great. I'd love to see them live.

Leazwell said...

Wow, you are having a heap of a good time! I'm enjoying your enjoyment.

mellowlee said...

Glad u are having such a great time Barbara! I wish I had been able to go to the Vancouver festival a week ago!!!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

They are rather cute, Michelle, and they always wear a shirt and tie on stage. Yesterday they wore short sleeved white shirts with long dark ties. Sean (Eva's friend) ran into them before their set and not knowing who they were said, "man there's a lot of Mormons here!"

Thansk for asking Ben. I think all the love and the music has completely cured my back. (The chair helps too)

Later this week, I will put up a few of their songs for you, Kees.

I first heard them on the National Playlist too, John. They seemed a little uncomfortable when they opened for Wilco (in terms of chatter, not musically), but then nobody even knew who they were until the doors opened. They are much more relaxed at the folk fest (but then who isn't?)

Thansk Leazwell, it's too bad you are just virtually here. Everybody should be here with me!

It's a shame you didn't make Vancouver, Mellowlee. Next year! Or come to Calgary.

Will said...

Awesome!!! another artist i need to check out.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'll put some songs up this week for you to hear, Will. They KILL me!