Friday signaled the start of workshop sessions at the 2017 Edmonton Folk Music Festival.
Now that the tarps are packed up, and a semblance of a sleep schedule has once again been established, here are some of our favourite photos from the weekend that was the 2016 Edmonton Folk Music Festival.
Different definitions of “folk” circulated on Saturday of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival.
Photos from a quick trip down Highway 2 to the Calgary Folk Festival for Saturday. Good tunes and fun times.
Vancouver rocked out at their 37th annual folk fest, until the lantern parade led us (quietly, noise by-laws and all) out of Jericho Park.
It is finally Friday, and the Vancouver Folk Fest has begun.
A lot happened over this past weekend at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival (EFMF). In no particular order, here are some of my top moments of the festival:
Pics by Twila
1. One of the Avett Brothers running out into the crowd to rock out with audience members up close.
2. David Francey’s honest and humble introductions to his songs like the perspective of teenage love in “Broken Glass.”
3. The Milk Carton Kids’ blunt inter-song banter.
E.g., Joey: “Kenneth’s daughter will be named Charlie… after the song…his child doesn’t have a due date yet… or a mother.”
4. Carolina Chocolate Drops’ ability to sing attitude-filled cover of Blu Cantrell’s “Hit Em Up Style” before leaving the stage early to jet-set to Regina.
5. Good for Grapes put out some serious energy on stage. Never before have I seen somebody rock out on accordion like Sean MacKeigan.
6. Tim Chaisson’s instrumental flexibility as he switched from guitar to fiddle in his sets.
7. The torrential thunderstorm that brought Loreena McKennitt’s set and EFMF to an epic end.
8. Shakey Graves tempo manipulation on stage.
9. In the process of getting the audience on their feet, Langhorne Slim jumped out into the crowd. He proceeded to shake off his sunglasses and hat in the heat of the jamming moment.
10. LP’s soaring “Tokyo Sunrise” vocals during the lantern parade on Gallagher Hill.
What were some of your top moments of EFMF?