Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory...

Did anyone else see that Pollstar is listing The Blind Boys of Alabama for the Folk Fest? There is going to be a hell of a gospel session on Sunday!

The time is nigh folkies - tix go on sale June 1 at 9:00am! Get those tarps ready...

And I know I swore I'd never go to the Calgary Fest again, but they have an amazing lineup and I am once again sorely tempted. (Broken Social Scene, Bedouin Sound Clash and Macy Gray - tempting, no?)

4 Comments:

At 10:28 AM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

Good catch, HN!!!

I hope that means that BSC are coming to Edmonton. And I REALLY hope it means that Ben Harper is coming to Edmonton with the Blind Boys. My God, wouldn't that be awesome?

The Calgary lineup is impressive, but it is really mainstream. I don't mind, but I wonder what some hard core folkies might think?

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

Alas, no luck on the Ben Harper front. He is playing elsewhere that weekend. But look at the Austin City lineup for this year. Man o' man.

 
At 1:12 AM, Anonymous Cam said...

This is a great line-up! Kris Kristofferson? Sweet! I mean, the dude battled vampires alongside Blade, for cryin' out loud. Who would win in a fight between Kris Kristofferson and Jim Byrnes? There can be only one!

 
At 10:42 AM, Blogger Andy Grabia said...

And Jim Byrnes was at the Folk Fest last year! If only the two could have met at the same time.

Kristofferson is huge. Most people don't realize he is one of the best songwriters of our times.

 

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