Monday, April 20, 2009

Brooklyn Folk Festival Announced for Mid-May

I got an e-mail from Jalopy yesterday announcing the Brooklyn Folk Festival.

It looks like Eli Smith of the Down Home Radio Show has put together a great couple of days of music. With veterans like John Cohen (of the New Lost City Ramblers), Peter Stampfel (of the Holy Modal Rounders) and Pat Conte (of Major Contay and the Canebrake Rattlers) meeting up with some of the leading young lights of the New York City music scene, it should be a terrific mix of old and new, borrowed and blue and all that. The emphasis is definitely on roots music: jug band music, string band music and blues. This ain't no singer-songwriter festival.

See the complete schedule here.

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