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A marathon of folking — gates open at 9:30 a.m. — can you handle it? Here’s some acts to watch for.
Treat for early risers: Old Fashioned, New Fangled Workshop… 366 more words
“As a musician, you’ve gotta be versatile,” says Socalled, and the singer, rapper, producer, and keyboardist takes this virtue to an extreme. In May he played both a launch party for his new album, Peoplewatching, to “500 rockin’ young people” at a club in Montreal, where he lives, and a synagogue in North York with his Yiddish Barbershop Quartet, singing his arrangements of folk songs to “700 90-year-olds.” With his alchemical skill at bringing people and musical styles together, the slight, bespectacled guy with the receding Jewfro is a walking advertisement for multiculturalism. 890 more words
Josh Dolgin was sitting in an airport with his pal Fred Wesley — that would be the Fred Wesley, legendary trombonist for funk pioneers James Brown and Parliament-Funkadelic. 949 more words