I’m going to level with you, Frequency readers: This week, I went a little nutso with the Sisters Folk Festival coverage. But there’s a good reason for that, and that reason is this: The 2009 Sisters Folk Festival’s lineup is its best yet (where “yet” = “in the four years I’ve been covering it”). I picked out three very different artists and wrote features on each of them, but if time and space were no object, I would’ve liked to have given the same treatment to another half-dozen folk fest performers.
But time and space does matter, and here’s what’s in GO! Magazine today:
SISTERS FOLK FESTIVAL
-Peter Rowan played extensively with both Bill Monroe and Jerry Garcia. Think about that. Pretty cool. I got a few stories out of him.
-Blind Pilot’s profile has risen fast over the past year, and I’d be willing to be they’re not done rising. Read up on them right here.
-Local gal Anastacia Beth Scott has a new album, a spot on the folk fest’s schedule, and a fast-maturing songwriting style. Life is good.
-Here’s the festival’s full schedule, as well as all the info you need on tickets.
And in case you missed it yesterday, I’ve compiled a mixtape of 17 songs by folk fest artists to help you make your decisions on who to see. You can download it for free by clicking here.
-The Underground welcomes its first big out-of-town act when the rock/pop/hip-hop duo HardNox performs Saturday night.
-Blues fans should be licking their chops about Hill Country Revue coming to town. This North Mississippi Allstars side project does it down, dirty and Delta.
-This is crazy: Silver Moon Brewing is hosting acts from France, Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska this week. Read all about the road-weary rockers here.
In other news, we’ve got a review of reggae-hop dude (and former Bendite) Matisyahu’s new album, my colleague Patrick Cliff checked out the annual Dixieland festival in La Pine, and something or other happened with The Beatles, a band I’ve totally heard of.
All those Sisters Folk Festival articles should be free and available to anyone. The others might be for subscribers only. But whatever you’re interested in, you should grab a print copy of The Bulletin today to see the groovy rendering of Sisters by Greg Cross on the cover of GO! Magazine.