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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Drew Anderson, Swerve Magazine: Highlights of the Folk Fest

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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It’s difficult to decide what to see at a festival with so many stages and so many great acts. It’s even more difficult to actually see the bands and the workshops that make the list. There are people to see, bands to watch,...

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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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Lisa Wilton, Calgary Sun: Rip-roaring start for Folk Fest

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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The Calgary Folk Music Festival kicked off Thursday and proved once again why it’s one of the most successful music festivals in the country. Though folk purists may balk at the lack of traditional folk acts playing the Folk Fest in recent years, artistic director...

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Ryan Krochko, Where Magazine: Opening Night: Calgary Folk Fest nails it

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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The Calgary Folk Music Festival opened yesterday to a packed crowd of 12,000 for an evening-only performance at Prince’s Island Park. The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band kicked off the festival with their high-octane delta blues performance. “Where we’re from, we tell it like it...

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Swerve Magazine: Dressed to Thrill: The Calgary Folk Fest Part 1

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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Last night kicked off The Calgary Folk Music Festival and thanks to the beautiful sunshine and a comfortable temperature, the folkies were in fine fashion form. Sunglasses were the must-have accessory, as were sun hats, feathers, sandals and even a bit of plaid hanging...

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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: Folk Fest turns up the heat

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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The Calgary Folk Music Festival kicked off Thursday night with a sold-out show on Prince's Island. all it cocky. Call it tempting fate. Call it Cgood ol' obliviousness. But there were, no doubt, a few people tossing salt over their shoulders, crossing themselves or whatever...

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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: Soggy fans find a few reasons to celebrate

Posted by Johanna on 26 July 2011

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The Calgary Folk Music Festival took place Friday night at Prince's Island. Attendance 11,450. There are very few good reasons to stand shivering in the pouring rain. Lazy hygiene. Voyeurism, perhaps. Kissing an upside down Spider-Man, maybe. That said, Friday night at the Calgary Folk Music Festival on...

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