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!