Tuesday, May 12, 2009


There seems to be quite a bit of interest in outdoor music festivals, they're very popular here also. Here's three happening within about 30-40 miles of where I live, all in gorgeous sun soaked wine-country: there's lots more, many free. I hope you can read the line-ups on the posters.

And then there's this one, just for TFD and Ali, Sorry I could post their poster, google em.


Welcome To The Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival

In June of 1996, the Kate Wolf Retrospective Concert was held to celebrate the music of Kate Wolf. Her friends, family, and a sold-out crowd had such a wonderful time that we decided to make it an annual event. Thus was born the Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival. Here are some photos from the 2006 festival. Kate's family invites you to come to the next festival. We hope to see you there.
"A sweet little secret on the annual music map."
 - Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, May 18, 2008

Artists scheduled for 2009 include:
• Emmylou Harris
• Richard Thompson
• Patty Griffin
• Mavis Staples
• The Blind Boys of Alabama
• Shawn Colvin
• Railroad Earth
• Dave Alvin & the Guilty Women
• Riders in the Sky
• Ruthie Foster Band
• Buddy Miller
• Chris Smither
• Preservation Hall Jazz Band
• Rosalie Sorrels
• Ramblin' Jack Elliott
• Girlyman
• Po' Girl
• Rita Hosking & Cousin Jack
• Joel Rafael
• Sherry Austin Band
• Poor Man's Whiskey
• Work o' the Weavers
• Love Choir
• Joe Craven


Free Music Download said...

Thanks for sharing the events calendar. Appreciate the effort.


tincanman said...

And if you could pick one of these acts to see, who would it be?

For me, although I don't know all of them, I am torn between Emmylou Harris cause she's just so good and Ramblin Jack Elliot 'cause I've never seen him before.

AliMunday said...

Goneforeign - this looks marvellous, I think I'd pick The Blind Boys of Alabama because I've no idea what they do but they sound interesting! Thanks for the post - I'm just going to empty my piggy bank.

treefrogdemon said...

tincanman, guess who I'd pick?

treefrogdemon said...

Sorry, that should've been 'whom'...there's a good RT selection on his MySpace page


debbym said...

I couldn't pick just one off that list.
We do a mini open-air festival where I live (the Schroederstift in Hamburg, it's a kind of commune-gone-wrong) and I'm usually responsible for the kids' programme. BUT this year, mrdebbyjr has got his first ever official gig with his band, opening on the big stage at
2 p.m. Saturday afternoon. So anyone with twenty quid to spare for that nasty ryanair, get yourselves over here on July 11th (the drinks are on me)!

tincanman said...

You know treefrog, I kinda had a feeling one name might stand out on that list for you. On the other hand, you can see him near home.

The Blind Boys of Alabama are a highly decorated gospel group of ever evolving lineups.

Maybe goneforeignb knows more about some of the other acts.

(Mind lately as soon as you get a good thread going someone has a cat tragedy)

goneforeign said...

If you've seen the Wire, the Blind Boys did the opening song one year, think it was the second. I recognise about half the names on the Kate Wolf festival as I'm sure many others must, wouldn't mind going to that one. The Sierra Nevada as well as being my favorite beer always have a good line up, this year I think I'd pop for Saturday, Michael Rose, Sly & Robbie, Heptones, Abbysinians, Itals, Michigan and Smiley, etc, you've just talked me into it.

tincanman said...

Tell them to turn the sound up so I can hear it in treefrog's suitcase

treefrogdemon said...

But tcm, RT lives in LA these days...hmm, that was very abbreviated...

slaidfan said...

Great, amazing line-up for KW fest..
Some of the lesser known folks:
Rita Hosking & Cousin Jack.. they call her the quiet thunder. Roots, in the vein of Gillian Welch and Hazel Dickens...

Sherry Austin Band-from Santa Cruz doing a Kate Wolf song set... folky/country/americana.....

Joel Rafael has done a Woody Guthrie set in the past there. Americana....

Po' Girl are from Vancouver.. nice harmonies.. modern rootsy..

Joe Craven is a multi- instrumentalist and percussionist. His joy on stage (and off) is infectious...

I know I've seen some of the others, but I know I've scrambled some of the bluegrass band names and faces (poor man's whiskey, crooked still, hide the whiskey)

This is my favorite festival.. very good vibe.. the best line up for my taste in music..

the Blind boys are great.. their personnel shifts around, I'm told..

tincanman said...

@ tfd
hw hip n txty R us?

goneforeign said...

Big lineup set for S.F. summer music festival

Mar 26, 2008 8:57 AM (412 days ago) by Staff, The Examiner
I just came across this and then realised it was for last year, there's another scheduled for Aug this year, lovely location, Golden Gate Park, 3 days.

Organizers of San Francisco’s biggest concert event of the summer on Aug. 23-24 in Golden Gate Park have announced the official 2008 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival lineup, and it’s amazing.
Featured performers are: Radiohead, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Jack Johnson, Beck, Wilco, Manu Chao, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, Widespread Panic, Primus, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Steve Winwood, Caf√© Tacvba, Broken Social Scene, Regina Spektor, Devendra Banhart, Cold War Kids, Galactic’s Crescent City Soul Krewe, Lyrics Born, Andrew Bird, Steel Pulse, Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, M. Ward, Drive-By Truckers, ALO, Matt Nathanson, the Cool Kids, Two Gallants, Dredg, Little Brother, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Donavon Frankenreiter, the Mother Hips. Black Mountain. Sidestepper, Nellie McKay, the Coup, Goapele, Bon Iver, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Sean Hayes, the Felice Brothers, Rupa and the April Fishes, Back Door Slam and K’NAAN.

Blimpy said...

Bah, the festival i was gonna attend this summer has been cancelled (The Outsider) - due to "the current economic climate". Thanks a lot you greedy banker bastards.