When the evening of Tuesday, June 19th rolled around, I was resigned. It was the eve of my annual Summer Solstice vacation—a migratory pattern I’ve maintained as a measure of self-care. I needed it as much as ever this time […]
There’s a lightness that comes with acoustic folk music. Sounds ring out, fade naturally, and often have an openness to them that makes the whole style feel more breathable. Add this sentiment to the sprightly and delicate songs jointly composed […]
Every day a new tweet that summons the darkest aspects of humanity. Every day another assault on the rule of law, on the norms of decency and the common good. I’ve been working to make the world a better place […]
In the plethora of music festivals, it’s like James Lee Burke is said of have remarked about writers in Missoula, Montana, that there’s one behind every parking meter. So, you take note of what’s unique about each festival. Richmond Folk […]
This year’s festival started and finished with a tribute to Alan Surtees, founder and co-director, who sadly passed away a few months ago, having succumbed to cancer. Festival patrons John Jones (Oysterband) and Steve Knightley (Show of Hands) spoke warmly […]
In a lot of ways, live reviews are meant to serve as a hybrid, first hand recollection and motivator for generating interest in the next performance and overall tour of whomever the focus is currently on. This is no different, […]
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