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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September 20th, 2011 · No Comments
Yellow Red Sparks on the Terrace Stage There’s nothing better than than enjoying folk music on a surreal ranch in the hills of the San Gabriel Mountains with 500 guests and 28 bands. On August 7th, The 2nd New Los Angeles Folk Festival was held at Zorthian Ranch in Altadena, CA. With four different stages [...]
July 21st, 2011 · No Comments
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 [...]