The lineup for this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival is out – and it looks like another fabulous year.
Some favorites from last year are back – including my son’s favorites the Wailin’ Jennys and BC fiddler Oliver Schroer.
Some great bluegrass and old time music from Mike Seeger and Jonathan Reischman and the Jaybirds.
Texas singer/songwriter Eliza Gilkyson, who I last saw in the mid-80s in LA opening a show for X when her brother Tony was briefly in the band, will be there, as will the great Iris Dement.
And I’m very excited to hear the The Grande Mothers, a band featuring former Mothers of Invention Napoleon Murphy Brock, Don Preston, and Roy Estrada. If only they had Ruth Underwood.
And of course, the most wonderful parts of the festival will be the unexpected new discoveries of people and sounds previously unimagined.
It’s a great festival, and if you haven’t ever been, I highly recommend it!