Stoll Vaughan (Upstage View} — 22nd Annual Woody Guthrie Festival, 2019

Woodyfest 2019: Stoll Vaughan

Stoll Vaughan

Stoll Vaughan

Two-time chart-top­per Stoll Vaughan [Sidenote: This is the fif­teenth post in our cov­er­age of the twenty-sec­ond annual Woody Guthrie Folk Festival. We’ll be alter­nat­ing our report­ing with essays and photo gal­leries from the sev­en­teenth fes­ti­val in 2014, so check in often for a mix of old and new Woodyfest good­ness.]  [Sidenote: Vaughan’s first pair of albums, Hold On thru Sleep & Dreams and Love Like a Mule, each spent time in the Americana charts Top 10.] made his Woodyfest debut in 2019. Vaughan took the Crystal Theatre stage mid-after­noon on fes­ti­val Friday.

The Kentucky native has toured with John Mellencamp, John Fogerty, James McMurtry, and Marty Stuart. His music has been fea­tured on numer­ous tele­vi­sion shows, includ­ing True Blood, Friday Night Lights, Shameless, and The Office.

[Woody Guthrie and Dylan] embraced wield­ing big truths as calls to action. Vaughan wor­ries the white noise and tv news/​social media cycle-cre­ated Tower of Babel makes it harder for these truths to cut through. But he’s undeterred.

Holly Gleason, Stoll Vaughan Is Not Afraid of Writing Big Truths, Proves It on So Righteous

Vaughan’s lat­est release, Desire’s Shape, debuted in April. According to Vaughan’s web­site, all 2020 tour dates are can­celled, pre­sum­ably due to the coro­n­avirus pandemic.

Gallery: Stoll Vaughan

Gallery

About Chris J. Zähller

International Man of Mystery. Cocktail Nerd. Occasionally designs websites. Sometimes snaps a picture or two.

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