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Offline LucyStag

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Brooklyn Folk Festival
« on: January 25, 2015, 07:22:58 PM »
Besides Frank Fairfield, these are unfamiliar names, but it kind of sounds intriguing. Maybe a good excuse to bus up to NYC and see my sister.

Offline Bald Melon Jefferson

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Re: Brooklyn Folk Festival
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2015, 10:01:18 AM »
I don't know a lot but Jeron, Suzy, and Frank should be familiar to most Weenies, Bruce Molsky's been around for 'a wee bit' and Michael Hurley John Cohen? forever.... 
I ain't going to go 3,000 miles to be there myself, but a shortish buss ride? Go see your sister!

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Re: Brooklyn Folk Festival
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2015, 02:17:52 PM »
  Definitely a good looking lineup.  I'd be there if I could, but I'm also gonna pass on the 3000 mile trip.  The Ozark Highballers are a new band with some buddies of mine from Arkansas and Clarke Buehling on the banjo.  Should be fun!

Offline LucyStag

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Re: Brooklyn Folk Festival
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2015, 02:22:51 PM »
It ain't exactly short (though I've bussed the whole country and back, so anything is short compared to that), but it's about eight hours. And it seems like a fun excuse to visit New York friends and family and all.

My only problem is a lack of someone committed enough to come with me!

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Re: Brooklyn Folk Festival
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2015, 05:54:57 PM »
8 hours ain't much! :)

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Re: Brooklyn Folk Festival
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2015, 10:38:14 PM »
I'll definitely be going to see Hurley and very interested in meeting Art Rosenbaum, who, like me is a painter.
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Re: Brooklyn Folk Festival
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2015, 07:18:21 PM »
Looks like the festival keeps growing.

I notice the Ozark Highballers have Seth Shumate on harmonica, at least on youtube vids. I only know his playing from youtube but he's really great at old harmonica styles.

Offline Lastfirstface

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Re: Brooklyn Folk Festival
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2015, 08:05:02 AM »
Just googled the Ozark Highballers to see Roy Pilgrim on fiddle. Met him at Harry Smith Frolic a few years back and he was a lot of fun to play with. I've seen Frank Fairfield a couple times and he always puts on a good show. I talked to him in the break in his set about Narmour and Smith and he ended up playing a great medley of their tunes in the second half. Made my night.


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