Friday, April 27, 2012

into the judgment zone

Two trips in one week to the Ship and Anchor pub, both before noon.  This could prove interesting.

On Wednesday I was lucky to score an invitation to the unveiling of the 2012 Calgary Folk Music Festival lineup. Oh man oh man oh man!  Jeff Mangum, John Doe, Whitehorse, Little Scream, Beirut, the Rural Alberta Advantage, Rae Spoon, the Barr Brothers, Eve Hell & the Razors, Dan Mangan, Chris Isaak, Jon Langford, Mary Chapin Carpenter, 100 Mile House, Iron & Wine, Justin Townes Earle ... and that's nowhere near the complete list.  The complete list is here.  It's going to be an awesome four days in late July.

On Sunday, I am heading back to the Ship & Anchor, to hang with my peeps from the folk fest again.   Only this time, I have the huge honour of being one of the judges for one of the annual CFMF songwriting contests.  I will be bringing down judgment upon the Untapped Newcomers, poor things.  Thinking of bringing my gavel.

If you are in the area and looking for some sweet tunes and a very judgy judge, you should come to the Ship & Anchor on Sunday, 12-4. I'll buy you a beer!


Wandering Coyote said...

What??? Sinead O'Connor bailed?? WHAT????

That is quite the line-up - even I recognize some names!

No Loreena, though. :(

mister anchovy said...

That's quite a line-up. There's even a little folk music thrown in, something rare these days for a folk festival. I'd love to see Justin Townes Earle. Reading a review here would be a good consolation prize.

Hopefully there won't be too many tears shed over the cancellation of Ms. O'Connor's show. Hey have you read her brother's novels? The Star of the Sea is an excellent start but they're all great.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

She cancelled her entire tour, WC. Understandably, as she has bipolar issues to deal with.
No Loreena, but I am sure somebody else will bring boxes and boxes and boxes of merch this year.

I'm looking forward to seeing Justin Townes Earle as well, Mr Anchovy. I'll keep you posted.
I didn't even know SO had a brother, let alone a novelist brother. Thanks for the tip!

mister anchovy said...

Joseph O'Connor may be the best writer in Ireland. The first one I read was The Salesman...intense but great. I think the latest is Redemption Falls...challenging but I loved it. Star of the Sea should be read first.

bloody awful poetry said...

That line-up is RIDICULOUS. I recently started getting into Justin Townes Earle, and that guy is seriously something special. Can't wait for your show reviews!

Anonymous said...

Blackie and The Rodeo Kings and Whitehorse...2 of my faves from Birds Hill F.F. last year. What an outstanding lineup! Lucky you, Barb!

Anonymous said...

sounds spectacular

Anonymous said...

oops Kelly

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Thanks, Mr Anchovy, I will certainly add Star of the Sea to my reading list. I trust your judgment.

I've only heard a wee bit from JTE, BAP, but sure looking forward to some more indepth musical exploration. You can rest assured I will bore your ear off.

I know! I'm totally blessed, Berni. I'm really fond of Whitehorse too - Canada's new power couple.

Looking forward to it, Kelly!