I don’t know how many of you know that I’m a music freak. I don’t take the time to see many live concerts because I’m not much of a night person, but on occasion I’ll go out to some of our great music festivals or concerts. I love the folk fest. here are some of the musicians I’m particularly looking forward to next week; although one thing I love about festivals is unexpected discoveries, so I’m sure I’ll hear some other great music I’ll love; maybe I’ll see you there:
Wednesday, September 10
M. Ward. I have & love Duet for Guitars #2; also enjoy She & Him. He’s a softspoken singer & an aces guitarist.
Thursday, September 11
Jill Zmud, a hugely talented Ottawa singer-songwriter who performed at last year’s Bywords John Newlove Poetry Award at the Ottawa International Writers Festival. I love her voice
Serena Ryder, once again, her voice makes me weak in the knees.
Friday, September 12
Lee Fields and the Expressions, ahhh soul.
The National – I love Matt Beringer’s dark voice; it’s so damn sexy. I have three of their albums. I’m a fan.
Saturday, September 13
Seasick Steve, I love the slide guitar & this fella will give it to you. I have never seen him live.
Neutral Milk Hotel, a gorgeous combination of instruments, heady voice of lead singer & quirky lyrics. what more do I want? I don’t have any of their albums … yet…
Sunday, September 14
Hurray for the Riff Raff – I only discovered Alynda Lee Segarra & I love what she’s doing with the blues. feisty!
Coeur de Pirate – a dear friend gave me one of her songs & i thought her voice was quite sweet & fun.
the Gaslight Anthem – the variety of music styles at this festival, I tell ya…these guys play in a kind of speedy alt punk style
this is going to be so much fun!