Philadelphia Folk Festival To Celebrate Its 58th Year Aug. 15-18, 2019 In less than a week, tens of thousands of folkies will go home. From the Azzholes to Thunder Dome, the Philadelphia Folk Festival campground […]
David Crosby and Friends, Margo Price, The Mavericks, Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Joan Osborne Get Top Billing There are few things in this world that I look forward to as much as the Philadelphia […]
“I change during the course of a day. I wake and I’m one person, and when I go to sleep I know for certain I’m somebody else.” – Bob Dylan Bob Dylan is a […]
Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 I had been trying to practice the notion of pronoia, which I heard on The Duncan Trussell Family Hour podcast. It’s the notion that the universe is out to help you […]
The 56th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival took place Aug. 17-20 at The Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township, Pennsylvania.
Like most people on Friday night in Atlantic City, Ben Folds was feeling lucky. The phenomenal pianist who became first became popular with Ben Folds Five during the MTV era and more recently has composed concertos, is […]
Pulling off the Pennsylvania Turnpike Northeast Extension at Exit 31, a sign appears as I turn around the bend: “Folk Fest →.” I ease back in my seat, turn the volume up on the stereo […]
Last week Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue brought the French Quarter to the Boardwalk with a spectacular performance Monday, July 20 at the Ocean City Music Pier. Led by Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews, Orleans Avenue […]
Music has a powerful effect on people. Deep and sometimes stoned listeners will often associate their favorite musicians as having tapped a spiritual well from which we all draw. This is what gives them the ability to touch our spirits in profound and often uplifting ways. Hell, if you’ve been to a Phish concert you’ve probably heard someone describe Trey Anistaso as an alien. However, it’s not often that we get actually have a personal connection with these musicians.
Dante Bucci had a profound impact on the 53rd annual Philadelphia Folk Festival. Sadly, he wasn’t there to see it. The 33-year-old festival mainstay was found dead from an apparent accident in Roxborough home Wednesday, Aug. 13 as he was preparing to perform at the Philadelphia Folk Festival.
A woman in the beer garden said to me Saturday – “I sense a presence.” It may have been the Yard’s Cheap Thrills Pils talking. Or, it is the spirit of Pete Seeger that is […]