Woodyfest 2013

Woodyfest 2013: The Deslondes

The Deslondes When they appeared on the Brick Café stage dur­ing Woodyfest 2013, The Deslondes were still billing them­selves as Sam Doores + Riley Downing & the Tumbleweeds. The moniker was not only long and awk­ward; it also con­flicted with the dozens of other musi­cal acts call­ing them­selves “The Tumbleweeds.” When I saw the New Orleans-​​based quin­tet… Read More …

Woodyfest 2013: Woody Guthrie Poets with David Amram

Woody Guthrie Poets As of this writ­ing the Woody Guthrie Poets have pre­sented read­ings at fif­teen con­sec­u­tive Woody Guthrie Folk Fesivals. They gave their first fes­ti­val read­ing in 2005 at the Okfuskee County Historical Society and Museum, but as their audi­ence grew, they moved to the Okemah Methodist Church. In 2019 they read selec­tions from… Read More …

Woodyfest 2013: Samantha Crain

Samantha Crain at the Crystal Theatre Crit­i­cally praised Choctaw singer Samantha Crain appeared on the Crystal Stage at Woodyfest in 2013. It was her fourth time to per­form at the fes­ti­val. A song­writer known for her broad range and eclec­tic style, Crain is also a music pro­ducer and poet. She won two Native American Music Awards… Read More …

Woodyfest 2013: Still on the Hill

Arkansas Duo Brings Ozarks Energy to Okemah Bring­ing their “low-​​tech” PowerPoint to the Brick Street Café in 2013, musi­cal duo Still on the Hill had the audi­ence in stitches. Quilting stitches, that is; the PowerPoint slides con­sisted of text and images on hand­made quilts, dis­played as sto­ry­telling aids. Husband and wife Kelly and Donna Mulhollan… Read More …

Woodyfest 2013: Tim Easton

Tim Easton Featuring Megan Palmer We’ve fea­tured folk-​​troubadour Tim Easton at the bureau pre­vi­ously. But we first met him in 2019 when he made his Woody Guthrie Folk Festival debut. He was joined on the Crystal Theatre stage by vet­eran folk-​​fiddler Megan Palmer. Easton has made four appear­ances at Woodyfest since then, most recently in… Read More …

Woodyfest 2013: Band Camp & Backstage

Today we present can­did images from my first year as a vol­un­teer pho­tog­ra­pher for the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. I was still learn­ing to use my newly-​​acquired Leica dig­i­tal rangefinder cam­era when I shot the 2012 fes­ti­val from the audi­ence. A year later I had shot numer­ous musi­cal per­for­mances and fes­ti­vals, so I was feel­ing much more con­fi­dent as I doc­u­mented the… Read More …

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