Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I love it when you sing to me

Is there a better way to spend a dark, rainy morning than tweaking your folk festival strategy? With the blessed event a mere week away, and with very decent shifts offered to me in my new role as a Music and Merchandise Tent co-ordinator, the time seemed perfect for planning my sonic attack.

Here's what I currently have. Bear in mind that my current concert and workshop strategy is a fluid entity, subject to whims and fancies and following sounds heard in the wind. Hearts will certainly be broken.

Thursday July 21

on5:30pmMainstageReverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
on7:30pmMainstageJoel Plaskett
on8:50pmMainstageCity and Colour

Friday July 22

on3:00pmStage 5Wilson, Swarbrick and Gaughan
on4:00pmStage 5MINOTAURS
on5:00pmStage 5BRAIDS
on6:50pmMainstageNanci Griffith
on8:00pmMainstageBonnie "Prince" Billy
on9:15pmMainstagePatrick Watson
on10:30pmMainstageThe Herbaliser

Saturday July 23

on10:30amStage 5Your Indie Heart
David Wax Museum, Imaginary Cities,Lightning Dust
on1:00pmStage 1Country Club
JImmie Dale Gilmour (The Flatlanders) T. Buckley , The Felice Brothers, Martha Scanlan
on2:05pmStage 6Vex Us
Chic Gamine, Coeur de Pirate, David Wax Museum, The Head and the Heart
on3:20pmStage 5Beat Down
Cadence Weapon, Socalled,SociaLybrium, Yohimbe Brothers feat. Bernie Worrell
on4:20pmStage 4Free Agents
Dick Gaughan Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Dark Dark Dark, Lightning Dust
on6:00pmStage 4Lightning Dust
on7:20pmStage 4The Head and the Heart
on8:10pmMainstageThe Felice Brothers
on8:45pmStage 4Yo La Tengo
on10:20pmMainstagek.d. lang and the Siss Boom Bang

Sunday July 24

on12:50pmStage 5Darn Tootin'
Jason Wilson Blind Pilot, Dark Dark Dark,MINOTAURS
on2:15pmStage 5Dark Dark Dark
on3:15pmStage 4Geoff Berner
on4:15pmStage 2No Yo-Mas
Cris Derksen (Lightning Dust) Portland Cello Project, Raleigh, The Swamp Ward Orchestra
on5:30pmMainstageCoeur de Pirate
on7:30pmMainstageBuffy Sainte-Marie


Allison said...

Super jealous! Great line-up - I really need to get myself to Calgary in the summer sometime.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You really must someday soon, Al. I can't even begin to describe how magical it is.

Anonymous said...

I'd love to see the Felice Brothers...and Nanci Griffith too.

Wandering Coyote said...

I've never heard of any of these acts other than K.D. Lang and Buffy.

Sean Wraight said...

This really is a stellar line up this year. Really veering from the traditional type of "folk festival" fare. I suppose when its about getting bums into seats that is what its all about. Don't miss Yo La Tengo, Lightning Dust and Coeur de Pirate; oh an all the others...

Hope you score some extras as tent coordinator. Good luck with that!


Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing Nanci Griffith as well, Mr Anchovy. It's not often you get a chance to see a troubadour like her.

Blue Rodeo is also playing on Sunday night, WC, whom everybody has heard about, but I am working at the time.

It's all folk when you bring your own seat into which to park your bum, Sean.
Lightning Dust is my #1 must-see band this festival, and I am indeed really interested to hear Coeur de Pirate. Also the David Wax Museum, the Head and the Heart, Dark Dark Dark, Minotaurs, BRAIDS (whom I missed at Sled), etc etc etc...

umbrellalady said...

Only one word - jealous! It sounds stellar - hope you have a great time!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I can't wait for the magic to begin, Kathy.

Anonymous said...

did you know (you probably do being the smart astute woman that you are) that Calgary has the second most expensive parking in North America behind only New York

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I actually heard that, Kelly, and was not at all surprised. And not because I am particularly astute, but because it costs a fortune to park here.

bloody awful poetry said...

I am almost passing out from the envy. What a line up! And I see David Wax Museum up there, don't forget to keep an eye out for the donkey jawbone.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm hoping for an opportunity to autograph the donkey jaw, BAP! Or at least play a couple of tunes on it.