The New Los Angeles Folk Festival, aug 7
Celebrating the emergence of new LA folk music with Linda Perhacs (public debut of new music & band), Mia Doi Todd, Les Shelleys, Ariana Delawari, LA Ladies Choir, He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister, Olentangy John, Henry Wolfe, Eagle Winged Palace, Robert James, Sandra Sarra, and special guests. Festival proceeds will be donated to the Environmental Defense Fund’s Gulf oil crisis relief efforts.
“True folk music comes from the heart of the people, the general pulse of a culture. It is ‘music of the folk.’” — Linda Perhacs
Folk recently re-rooted itself in Los Angeles, re-awakening to what Gram Parsons called “cosmic American music.” Although LA has long been custodian to folk music, a greater interest in innovation has appeared over the last few years. LA folk is defined by an expanding spectrum of styles and influences. It’s traditional and experimental, acoustic and electronic, throwbacks and progressive ideas. Let the West Coast seep into your idea of what “folk music” can be.
As the Festival approaches, we’ll be adding interviews with the artists participating on the subject of “what is folk?” Their various ideas and experiences together can further the discussion and keep our history chronicled. http://lafolkfest.com
The New LA Folk Fest is simply a way to start bringing Los Angeles folk artists together. Not only will we be able to sit back, watch and listen to all of these amazing performers for a day, but having everyone—fans and artists alike—in one spot will build momentum towards future gatherings and events. We hope to centralize some of the different factions of roots music in L.A. and we’d like to encourage everyone to participate.
Kickstarter fundraising: Donations receive gifts, including tickets to the festival and future events, a limited edition festival magazine and NLAF Mixtape Box Set, and even catered dinner delivered to your home. (Link to kickstarter)
Les Shelleys made this PSA to help the cause…
The New Los Angeles Folk Festival
Aug 7, 2pm-11:30pm. Doors at 1pm. $15. Historical Monument 157, 3110 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031
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We couldn’t possibly encompass all of the folk scene in one day. So we’ve teamed up to co-present the Roots Roadhouse Festival on July 31, covering some country ground with greatness. And on Aug 1, we’re hosting an afternoon at The Echo Country Outpost, the newest spot to open in LA specifically dedicated to roots music. That afternoon will be spent with Ruthann Friedman, Horse Thieves, Tommy Santee Klaws, RT N’ The 44’s, Fort King, Sundays Soundtrack