American Troubadour In 1977, twenty-six-year-old vagabond singer Larry Long wrote Pope County Blues in support of farmers fighting a high voltage power line in Minnesota. A year later he organized Tennessee farmers to form what we would now call a farmers market. Following that, Long accompanied the first “Tractorcade,” a procession of family farmers traveling to Washington, D.C., to… Read More …
I took the same medium format gear to the Pastures of Plenty backstage as I had on Thursday and Friday. I’ve already written about the facilities improvements to the outdoor venue. Unless you care to read about them, I
The biggest musical influence in Opal Agafia’s life is her mom. Agafia characterizes herself as a “lifelong serious shower singer,” saying that she grew up singing with her mother, DeAnna Smith.
I first met singer-songwriter Ken Pomeroy on New Year’s Eve, 2015. Her father, Skippy, builds racing motorcycles in the large shop behind the family home and occasionally hosts concerts on the small stage inside.
In my sophomore high school year, my family moved from the house we had been renting in the suburbs to a five-acre homestead in the country. Whereas previously we had lived within walking distance of primary, middle, and high schools, henceforth my siblings and I would ride the bus.
At first glance, one could be forgiven for dismissing twenty-five-year-old singer-songwriter Josh Okeefe as a mere pasticheur. An internet image search reveals his penchant for dressing like a certain Robert Zimmerman (a.k.a. Bob Dylan),
Despite the band name, And Then There Were Two does not comprise two members. The band numbers three: singer Amy Carlin Lee, singer and guitarist Austin K. Haworth, and percussionist Chad Varnell.
Members of the Guthrie family performed a musical showcase at Okemah’s St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Saturday afternoon of the 2018 festival. First up was Serena Guthrie, Woody Guthrie’s
Woodyfest held its innaugural Woodyfest Youth Songwriting/Showcase Competition in 2018. The showcase featured performers age sixteen or younger. Master of Ceremonies and regular Woodyfest performer
The Woody Guthrie Folk Festival has provided a variety of children’s programming over the years. Last year the festival expanded from just organizing kids’ concerts to also hosting youth workshops. On festival Friday, Woodyfest artists Joe Baxter and John Williams