Recently, I had the good fortune of being the Winter Music Camp Director at the Folk Alliance International Conference held in Kansas City, MO in Feb. The Folk Alliance Conference and Winter Music Camp has become (at least) a four-headed kitten, unlike any of the other Conferences I am aware of. It’s a gathering of […]
In part two of my ‘talking to the folks who run Folk Festivals’ series I had the opportunity to chat with Terry Wickham from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. Watch Here Terry gives us a bit of his history along with ideas on what makes a Festival work and how he programs one of […]
Ever wondered what goes on inside the head of a Festival Artistic Director? This is the first of a series of ongoing interviews I will be doing here at Sideguys and Session Men on all things Festival. Chris Frayer has been the AD of the Winnipeg Folk Festival for 12 years. He’s a great guy […]
Todays Message is Practice. That’s it, no excuses. Here’s a video we can all relate to. Take a minute and enjoy. I loved this film when I was a kid. Still do. Get the message?
I was talking to an old friend and colleague today and we were both wondering why it is that some of us are still lucky enough to be here? You get to that point where you wake up one day and think, “Gee, I did a lot of really youthful, stupid things early in my […]
I remember being lucky enough to be taken to a Harry Belafonte concert by my Mom and Dad when I was a kid. There is nothing like a concert with a full on orchestra. What a band and what a show. The concert was spectacular and as a middle class white kid growing up in […]
Listen to the interview by clicking here It happened at this summers Vancouver Island MusicFest. Beloved Canadian media personality and owner of Stony Plain Records, Holger Petersen, lead Maddy Prior and Maggie Bell down memory lane in a fascinating interview shared by two women who have contributed an astounding legacy to UK music history. […]
My first lasting detailed memory of school is rehearsing the Carol of the Bells in elementary school. I remember being enthralled with the tuned bells and just as important, the idea that a group of people could come together and make music with just a little practice. I was officially turned on, for the […]