This weekend, I celebrated my sixtieth birthday surrounded by friends and family. If you had told me I would be doing so weeks earlier, I wouldn’t have believed you. But thanks to an accelerating COVID-19 vaccination rollout, everyone had had at least one of the two-dose vaccines, with most of us having received both. My wonderful sister Kim V.… Read More …
On Valentine’s Day, 2021, a massive winter storm pushed across the central and southern US plains, plunging temperatures to record-breaking lows and dumping significant snow over the affected areas. In the ensuing days, grid operators enacted rolling blackouts and power outages affected millions of Oklahoma and Texas residents. All 254 Texas counties were affected. The temperature at… Read More …
Emerging from Baltimore’s folk scene in the late 1980s, Sonia Rutstein formed the folk-duo Disappear Fear (stylized “disappear fear”) with her sister Cindy Frank.
As in years past, Woodyfest 14 showcased three songwriting contest winners. Thursday evening at the Pastures of Plenty Stage kicked off with dr. Lori Holyfield
By his own recollection, Woodyfest regular Jared Tyler Frederick began his professional music career around the time he turned fourteen or fifteen
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: in 2001, a schoolteacher on a large Blackfoot reserve in southern Alberta quit his job to become a folk musician. Ba-doom-pah!
In 2013, Lance Canales and his band, the Flood, covered Woody Guthrie’s song “Refugee.” Guthrie wrote the song shortly after the 1948 plane wreck at Los Gatos
Two-time chart-topper Stoll Vaughan made his Woodyfest debut in 2019. Vaughan took the Crystal Theatre stage mid-afternoon on festival Friday.
We wrote about Woodyfest regular Sam Baker just over a year ago so we won’t repeat ourselves here. Baker has played Woodyfest a total of a dozen times as of 2019.
Forming in 2007 while its members were in high school, The Myrrors play “a sun-baked, mystical form of psychedelia informed