2011 Press

Jeremy Klaszus, Swerve Magazine: The Folkie Land Grab

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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It was a telling moment. Folkie singer-songwriter Connie Kaldor was emceeing the mainstage at the 2007 Calgary Folk Music Festival. Caught up in the good vibes, Kaldor urged those near the stage to make room for strangers. “This is  Calgary, a friendly place,” she...

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Eric Volmers, Calgary Herald: Mazel Tov!

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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Preview Socalled plays the Calgary Folk Music Festival's main stage tonight at 6: 30 p.m. Geoff Berner plays Stage 4 Sunday at 3: 15 p.m. Mazel Tov!, featuring Berner, Socalled and Yemen blues, will be held at Stage 5 Saturday at 12: 55 p.m. Geoff Berner...

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MIke Bell, Calgary Herald: Mike Bell's best bets for Saturday's Folk Fest

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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It’s a marathon, not a sprint. Wait. Which is the one where you run for six hours and always get beaten by that skinny, shoeless guy from Nigeria or wherever? It’s that one. The Calgary Folk Music Festival is that long, hilly race, where strangers...

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Mike Bell, Calgary Herald: Calgary Folk Fest brings the funk

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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Kerry Clarke admits that the funk is a bit of a trademark of the Calgary Folk Music Festival. It’s one of the things she strives to do in her role as the artistic director of the event as well as exploring African-American music in...

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Mike Bell, Calgary Herald: Mike Bell's picks for Sunday's Folk Fest

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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Presumably, if you’re reading this, you survived Saturday of the folk fest. Or the undead have developed basic comprehension skills, thereby making them all the more dangerous in the upcoming zombie apocalypse and meaning perhaps it’s time to declare my allegiance to our new corpsey...

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FFWD Coverage

28 April 2011

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*Folk Fest announces its lineup for 2011* Posted by Kari Watson in Come See, Come Saw http://www.ffwdweekly.com/calgary-blogs/come-see-come-saw/2011/04/27/folk-fest-announces-its-lineup-for-2011-736/ Start planning your summer, particularly July 21-24 for this year's Calgary Folk Music Festival! 68 artists including Bonnie "Prince" Billy, k.d. lang, Patrick Watson, BRAIDS, Herbaliser, Cadence Weapon, Lightning...

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Calgary Herald coverage

28 April 2011

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*From country to funk: Calgary Folk Festival announces lineup for 2011* By Mike Bell, Calgary Herald, April 28, 2011 http://www.calgaryherald.com/story_print.html?id=4684388 Always, as the lineup for the Calgary Folk Music Festival begins to take shape, patterns emerge. Be it singer-songwriters, experimental artists, world music from one particular area...

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