206 Photos - Aug 23, 2015
Photo: One of the first concerts at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music Festival: The John Butler Trio.Photo: The John Butler TrioPhoto: John Butler himselfPhoto: John Butler's sidekicksPhoto: John Butler is an amazing guitar player.Photo: John Butler also plays tha banjo, though.Photo: The actual highlight of the Calgary Folk Music Festival: the side stages.Photo: Mariel Buckley's trio at the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015Photo: Mariel's bass player is quite a characterPhoto: Mariel Buckley herselfPhoto: The Wooden Sky at the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015Photo: Mariel Buckley's pedal steel player kicks rhythmic ass.Photo: The Wooden Sky at the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015Photo: Bombino at the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015Photo: Oh Susanna at one of the side stages of the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015Photo: Jim Bryson, accompanying Oh SusannaPhoto: Oh Susanna is a lovely ladyPhoto: Kim Churchill at the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015Photo: Kim Churchill is a ton of fun ...Photo: ... and his guitar play is mind-blowing.Photo: Puerta Candelaria at the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015Photo: Puerta Candelaria is quite energeticPhoto: Puerta Candelaria's got da groovePhoto: Puerta Candelaria's brass sectionPhoto: Franzey Ford at the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015Photo: Franzey Ford - lovely, yet full of powerPhoto: Franzey Ford's dance sections are pretty cool, too.Photo: A fellow musician: Corry Uland!Photo: Hawksley Workman at the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015Photo: I'm not sure what to make of Hawksley WorkmanPhoto: Hawksley Workman's stories are a bit odd.Photo: Hawksley Workman's bass player.Photo: Drummers are generally hard to capture, but Hawksley Workman is a cool dude.Photo: Hawksley Workman in actionPhoto: Lake Street Dive at the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015Photo: Lake Street Dive: the beat sectionPhoto: Lake Street Dive's funky drummerPhoto: Rachael Price: the voice of Lake Street DivePhoto: Lake Street Dive's got da groovePhoto: Lake Street Dive's bass linePhoto: Lake Street DivePhoto: Oh Susanna and Joe Bryson, mainstage at the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015Photo: Father John Misty at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Father John Misty surely put on a good showPhoto: Father John Misty is a rock'n'rollerPhoto: The audio booth of the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Only one man on the sound board at the  Calgary Folk Music Festival?!Photo: Budos Band playing the aftershow at the  Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Budos Band playing the aftershow at the  Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: The light at the aftershow was weird, to say the least.Photo: Budos Band still rocked, though.Photo: Scarlett Jane playing a workshop at the  Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Scarlett Jane playing a workshop at the  Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Aqua Alta joining the same workshopPhoto: Aqua Alta - beautiful voicesPhoto: I got ditracted by an ant.Photo: Did she enjoy the Calgary Folk Music Festival as much as I did?Photo: Well, that ant posed for some nice pictures, at least.Photo: The Crooked Brothers at the Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Sam Lee and his companionsPhoto: The Bills, leading a workshop at the Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: I love The Bills.  Boy, they can play ...Photo: The return of Mariel Buckley!Photo: A full side stage at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music Festival.Photo: A workshop featuring Ben Sollee and Kim Churchill at the Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Ben Sollee having fun, always.Photo: When Ben plays, you want to listen. It just happens.Photo: Cécile Doo-Kingue at the Calgary Folk FestPhoto: The stage at Eau Clair Market had added value: Pet PaloozaPhoto: Pet Palooza drew in a lot of cut dogs.Photo: Oh Susanna at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Oh Susanna and Jim BrysonPhoto: Oh Susanna's melodies are soo beautifulPhoto: Oh Susanna drew a lot of folks into the warm space at the Eau Clair Market stagePhoto: Another fellow musician: Joanna DrummondPhoto: Oh Susanna, looking quite seriousPhoto: Jim Bryson, not quite so serious. He just can't pull that off.Photo: Another workshop at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music Festival, with Sam LeePhoto: Sam Lee, joined by piano and fiddlePhoto: The Sraybirds, joining inPhoto: Sam Lee at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: I love Sam's voice. And his British intonation.Photo: Sarah Jane Scouten, joining the same workshopPhoto: Sarah Jane Scouten and her little sister, on her birthday!Photo: Oh, hey, it's one quarter of the Bombadils!Photo: Sarah Jane Scouten and her trusty violin companionPhoto: The Stray Birds, thrilling the mic.Photo: The Stray Birds at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Adam Cohen at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Adam Cohen's string section - beautiful inside and outPhoto: Adam Cohen's violinistPhoto: Adam Cohen's cellistPhoto: Adam Cohen's drummerPhoto: Adam Cohen himselfPhoto: Scarlett Jane joining in on the funPhoto: Adam Cohen's band members are quite versatilePhoto: Adam Cohen is a charmer, but he is a great songwriter as well.Photo: Scarlett Jane singing harmonies with Adam Cohen's bandPhoto: Jennifer Castle, mainstage at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: The Milk Carton Kids at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: The Milk Carton Kids are also full of sarcastic comedy.Photo: The Milk Carton Kids are among my absolute favoritesPhoto: Joey Ryan & Kenneth Pattengale: The Milk Carton KidsPhoto: The harmonies of The Milk Carton Kids are legendary already.Photo: Richard Thompson at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Richard Thompson's pedal collectionPhoto: One man and his guitar, drawing in a mesmerized crowd.Photo: Richard Thompson is legendPhoto: The evening sky of the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: More evening skyPhoto: Ah, the clouds, and the lights.Photo: Esperanza Spalding at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Esperanza Spalding's band was quite a surprise to mePhoto: Esperanza Spalding herselfPhoto: Esperanza Spalding's lead guitaristPhoto: Esperanza Spalding, firing up the crowd.Photo: Esperanza Spalding's rhythm sectionPhoto: Yet another living legend: Buffy Saint-MariePhoto: Buffy Saint-Marie at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Buffy Saint-Marie's guitarPhoto: Buffy Saint-Marie, singing Canada's favoritesPhoto: Buffy Saint-Marie on the keysPhoto: Buffy Saint-Marie and her bandPhoto: Buffy Saint-Marie, the crowd playerPhoto: Buffy Saint-Marie' drummerPhoto: Buffy Saint-Marie's bas playerPhoto: Buffy Saint-Marie's lead guitaristPhoto: Ben Sollee at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Ben Sollee has a magical fire insidePhoto: Ben's drummer doesn't get to say anything, but he sure adds a beatPhoto: Ben Sollee is an exceptional songwriter and cellist.Photo: Sarah Jane Scouten at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Pharis & Jason Romero at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Jason Romero, playing th banjo that he builtPhoto: Pharis Romero on the guitarPhoto: Another shot of the exceptional banjo built by Pharis & Jason RomeroPhoto: Pharis & Jason Romero sing a very old style, in a rather new contextPhoto: Pharis' voice fits so sweetly into the style of musoc that the couple plays.Photo: Pharis & Jason Romero at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Jaron Swain, playing that banjo of Pharis & Jason RomerPhoto: Awright, one more shot. Blimey, that banjo is a beauty!Photo: The Steep Canyon Rangers at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: Photo: I didn't know any of the lads on that band, but The Steep Canyon Rangers sure pack a musical punchPhoto: The bass section of The Steep Canyon RangersPhoto: Photo: The Steep Canyon Rangers at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music FestivalPhoto: The Steep Canyon Rangers are one of those bands that I did not expect, and that I won't easily forget.Photo: Rhiannon Giddens and band at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music Festival.Photo: Rhiannon Giddens is also one of those bands that I didn't know anything about, but really (REALLY) entertained the musician in me.Photo: Rhiannon Giddens: more than just a pretty voice.Photo: Rhiannon Giddens' string sectionPhoto: Rhiannon Giddens' cello section (sorry, I forgot the name details)Photo: Rhiannon Giddens at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music Festival.Photo: Rhiannon Giddens: soft and sweetPhoto: Rhiannon Giddens: strong and powerfulPhoto: Rhiannon Giddens on my favourite instrument. Banjo time!Photo: Rhiannon Giddens and band at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music Festival.Photo: Bloody hell - a resonator mandolin?!Photo: Rhiannon Giddens's drummer had funPhoto: Violin time, Rhiannon Giddens on my second-most favourite instrumentPhoto: Dancin' fiddle tunes with Rhiannon Giddens.Photo: Pharis & Jason Romero, playing the afterparty at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music Festival.Photo: Lucinda Williams' lead guitaristPhoto: I never figured out what that guy was doing on stage. I think he is Lucinda Williams'  sound guy.Photo: Lucinda Williams  the legendPhoto: Lucinda Williams' bass manPhoto: Drummers are always hard to capture, but this guy was just rediculousPhoto: Lucinda Williams' drummer - another character shot.Photo: Why is he wearing a track suit? Did he take a break from cleaning the truck to play some guitar with Lucinda Williams? I don't understand!Photo: Lucinda Williams was potentially the least expressionate face I ever saw on a stage.Photo: Photo: Guitar halabalooza with Lucinda WilliamsPhoto: Well, now we are cooking with gas; it's The Mavericks!Photo: The Mavericks: don't know any of the names; don't care; amazing show!Photo: The Mavericks: vocals and drumsPhoto: The Mavericks: we are here for the fun of it.Photo: The Mavericks: guitar and brass section.Photo: The Mavericks: front manPhoto: Hooray for he squeeze box!Photo: Bass players are not supposed to smile, but I cought this guy in the act.Photo: The Mavericks: the funk sectionPhoto: The Mavericks are a feast for eayes and ears; the perfect music show.Photo: Photo: The Mavericks, still rockingPhoto: Now, that is one well-used guitar ...Photo: ... still pretty, though.Photo: .. but, man, it's so worn!Photo: ... but sound is everything.Photo: Attention to detail; the keyboard player of The Mavericks is full of funk.Photo: ... and he put on quite a show, too.Photo: Key feature of The Mavericks is the massive amount of fun they are having on stage.Photo: Even the brass section, does, believe you me.Photo: The Mavericks at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music Festival.Photo: Grande FInale at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music Festival.Photo: Dragon Fly Empire, buzzing the 2015 Calgary Folk Music Festival.Photo: Pharis & Jason Romero, playing the afterparty at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music Festival.Photo: Jason Romero, playing the afterparty at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music Festival.Photo: joined by the bass lad of The STray BirdsPhoto: ... and their mandolin man.Photo: This was my personal highlight of the 2015 Calgary Folk Music Festival.Photo: The mandolinist of The Stray Birds. I would look up his name, but I can't be bothered.Photo: Pharis & Jason Romero, joined by The Stray Birds. No, THAT was a party!Photo: Personally I don't care much for the vynil man Kid Koala, but people seem to like him.Photo: Kid Koala, playing the afterparty at the 2015 Calgary Folk Music Festival.Photo: Kid Koala, messing up da music.