Woodyfest 2019

Woodyfest 2019: Annie Guthrie (Featuring Arlo & Cathy)

Self-​​described “folk-​​punk” singer-​​songwriter Annie Guthrie per­formed a set on the Crystal Theatre stage on fes­ti­val Friday. Guthrie is the mid­dle daugh­ter of Arlo Guthrie and the grand­daugh­ter of Woody Guthrie. She was joined by Arlo and also her sis­ter Cathy Guthrie. Cathy is one-​​half of the folk duo Folk Uke, which also per­formed at the fes­ti­val… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: Grown Up Anger with Author Daniel Wolff

Calumet, Guthrie, & Dylan As part of Woodyfest’s con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tional out­reach, author Daniel Wolff gave a short talk about his book, Grown Up Anger: The Connected Mysteries of Bob Dylan, Woody Guthrie, and the Calumet Massacre of 1913, dur­ing the last year’s fes­ti­val. In alter­nat­ing chap­ters, the book weaves biogra­phies of the two men with the story… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: Pushing Chain

Pushing Chain Self-​​described “folky-​​tonk” duo Pushing Chain made their Woodyfest debut on the Bound for Glory stage on fes­ti­val Friday. The pair, con­sist­ing of Boyd “Bump” Blomberg and Adam Moe, hail from north­ern Minnessota. Boyd plays gui­tar while Moe fid­dles. Both write the songs and sing them. The two have been play­ing together since 2012.… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: Kids’ Harmonica Class

Kids’ Harmonica Class For the sec­ond straight year, Woodyfest hosted an expanded children’s out­reach, fea­tur­ing sev­eral youth con­certs and work­shops. These included a children’s har­mon­ica class taught by fes­ti­val reg­u­lars Joe Baxter and John Williams. The pair were assisted by East Texas singer-​​songwriter and multi-​​instrumentalist Steve Fisher. The Friday class was held at Saint Paul’s United… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: Carolann Solebello

Carolann Solebello Red Molly cofounder Carolann Solebello per­formed an inti­mate solo set on the Crystal Theatre Stage dur­ing Woodyfest 2019. The small audi­ence attend­ing the mid-​​morning per­for­mance were treated to songs that blended rural folk tra­di­tions with Solebello’s dis­tinctly urban rhyth­mic sen­si­bil­ity, pep­pered in between with pithy, humor­ous anecec­dotes. Since the dis­so­lu­tion of Red Molly,… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: John Fullbright

I wasn’t assigned to pho­to­graph John Fullbright at last year’s fes­ti­val, but I did catch this shot of Fullbright jam­ming with gui­tarist Terry “Buffalo” Ware and bassist Stephen Lee. I always supp­ply the Woody Guthrie Coalition with three files for each image: a web-​​optimized ver­sion, a CMYK print-​​optimized ver­sion, and a greyscale ver­sion (also opti­mized for print). I’ve included… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: Jamie Lin Wilson

Jamie Lin Wilson By some stan­dards, Jamie Lin Wilson is a late bloomer. She was nine­teen when she heard Natlie Maines per­form­ing a solo dur­ing a Dixie Chicks con­cert. After she dropped a few casual remarks to her mother and a cousin she found her­self unwrap­ping an acoustic gui­tar on Christmas morn­ing. Before long she began attend­ing open-​​mic per­for­mances in… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: Jacob Tovar

Jacob Tovar Jacob Tovar didn’t set out to be a musi­cian. The Tulsa-​​based musi­cian grew up with a deep, abid­ing love of clas­sic coun­try music, par­tic­u­larly from the ’50s and ’60s. In an inter­view in the Tulsa World he name-​​checked Marty Robbins, Hank Thompson, Hank Williams, and Merle Haggard as exam­ples of “roots” coun­try musi­cians he admires.… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: Red Dirt Rangers

Red Dirt Rangers Mark­ing their twenty-​​first appear­ance at Woodyfest 2019, the Red Dirt Rangers took the stage fol­low­ing fid­dler Randy Crouch. Crouch remained on stage to accom­pany the Rangers. Also join­ing them were T. Z. Wright, Terry “Buffalo” Ware, Michael McCarty, Don Morris, Steve Flaherty, David Amram, and Radoslav “Rad” Lorković . If you’re not… Read More …

Woodyfest 2019: Thursday Backstage

Backstage at the Pastures of Plenty Between 2018 and 2019 I did some horse­trad­ing and upgraded my Hasselblad 500C/​​M to a 503cx. I also acquired a Hasselblad Nr. 45071 pis­tol grip so I could mount a Vivitar 285HV Zoom Thyristor flash in place of my bulkier Sunpak 622. But oth­er­wise I took these pic­tures with the same equip­ment and film as last… Read More …

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