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.
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.