If the initial folk revival of the early 60s was all about chronicling the past, and later folk was about using the form’s simplicity to make waves (or just tread water) for social change, our modern L.A. folksters seem to be in it for the sheer joy: the beauty of a soprano warble, the tenderness of an open E chord, the intimacy of a strummed confession, and the audacity to do all these things while wearing Mozart wigs or jutting from out a giant volcano.
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October 20th, 2011 · No Comments
L.A. Record + The New L.A. Folk Fest + Grand Ole Echo are co-hosting The Return Of Murder Ballads tonight at the Echoplex. Here is the lineup of musicians performing songs about killing times! For more info, go to the folk fest website. Get a little appetizer by listening to the bands or watching some [...]
October 7th, 2011 · No Comments
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A mighty twenty six bands will play the Folk Fest event at Zorthian Ranch on August 6th. That’s something like one band member for every four guests attending this musical feast. Tickets on sale now at http://lafolkfest.com. Listen to Amanda Jo Williams, Ana Caravelle, Cowboy And Indian, The Djin Aquarian Band (that’s the Djin of [...]
June 27th, 2011 · No Comments
The New L.A. Folk Fest is planning quite the event for August 6. L.A. Record’s Daiana Feuer says she will start selling her body parts in order to make it happen. We need her to keep her fingers so she can keep writing for us so give a $1 or give $3500 please. The 2nd [...]
June 14th, 2011 · 2 Comments
This psychedelic MASH UP features some crazy bits from the songs “Sick & Dying” by Amanda Jo Williams and “Sleep Tonight” by Jeffertitti’s Nile. I showed it to someone this morning and they said, “This makes me want to barf…in a good way.” Thanks! Jeffertitti’s Nile and Amanda Jo Williams are playing Pappy & Harriet’s [...]
May 17th, 2011 · No Comments
Wimberley Bluegrass Band Read Tiff Reldon’s review of the show after checking out these photos by Kate Rentz. The photo gallery begins with Emily Lacy, then Fort King, Olentangy John, Stone Darling, I See Hawks In L.A., Wimberley Bluegrass Band, The Chapin Sisters, The Driftwood Singers, Jenny O, Tom Brosseau + John C Reilly, RT [...]
May 17th, 2011 · 2 Comments
Everyone agreed that this night was special. It was more than just a concert. It felt like an experience. We were transported by the visuals and the music and the environment and the funny delivery of a story by the hostess about Charlie Louvin, Johnny Cash, and crackers.
April 21st, 2011 · No Comments
Today is the birthday of Ira Louvin, one half of the great country music pioneering Louvin Brothers. He was the dark half of the cookie and God bless him and the wife that shot him. Celebrate tonight at HM157 with The New L.A. Folk Fest and a dozen bands performing Louvin covers. Want to know [...]
April 20th, 2011 · 2 Comments
Perhacs had taken us up to angelic heights, and it’s hard to compete with heaven—but Friedman seemed to think that it’s better to laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints.