2007 Reviews

Festival Blog by Stephen Hunt, Nick Lewis and Alexandra Buroughs

2 August 2007

The Herald's Nick and Alex give a personal view of the Folk Festival. Slow is Beautiful[http://communities.canada.com/calgaryherald/blogs/folkfest/archive/2007/07/29/slow-is-beautiful.aspx] At the folk festival, it's all about tempo. There's a speed at which you experience an event like this, and that's slow, in all the best senses of...

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Review: Calgary Herald; Nick Lewis

2 August 2007

Festival hits right note early Thursday night at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. Artists include Rufus Wainwright, The Sadies, City and Colour and Lubo Alexandrov. Attendance: 11,000. The Calgary Folk Music Festival commenced its 2007 program with one of the sharpest Thursday night lineups we've...

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Preview: Calgary Herald; Eric Volmers

2 August 2007

Blame that tune As a committed, punk-rocking anarchist, Boff (Beagle) Whalley takes great pride in telling how his band Chumbawamba once embarrassed the corporate suits at record company EMI. It was 1997 and the world was gripped by the act's giddily danceable and seemingly out-of-nowhere hit...

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Review: Calgary Herald; Heath McCoy

2 August 2007

A banner day for folkies Every year at the Calgary Folk Music Festival there's one day that stands out amongst the four days of the festival as the one you absolutely must hit. For the diehard scenesters - the Sled Island crowd - that night...

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Preview: Calgary Herald; Mike Bell

2 August 2007

Veteran, rookie follow same road to success Serendipity. Synchronicity. Kismet. There are a whole host of 10-cent words you could use to explain how veteran songwriter John Wort Hannam and so-green newcomer Raphaelle Standell-Preston came to find themselves standing together in the Calgary Folk Music...

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Review: Calgary Herald; Mike Bell

2 August 2007

Music, sun keep festival hot Possibly never has the phrase "the sun beat down" been more woefully inadequate than it was to describe Saturday afternoon at the Calgary Folk Music Festival. It didn't just beat. It bloodied. It blistered. It battered. It bruised. But most of...

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Review: Calgary Herald; Eric Volmers

2 August 2007

Chumbawamba defies expectations Don McLean's voice was in fine form for 11,250 fans on Sunday night to close the Calgary Folk Music Festival. [javascript:void window.open('storyimage.html?id=1beea34c-95d1-470d-9638-d895324b6b3d&img=5fb5bfa1-06fe-4758-8bad-75fb0528bfb1&path=%2fcalgaryherald%2ffeatures%2ffolkfest%2f', 'storyimage', 'width=760,height=550,location=no,menubar=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes')] Don McLean's voice was in fine form for 11,250 fans on Sunday night to close the Calgary Folk Music Festival. Leah Hennel,...

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Preview: FFWD Weekly: M.D. Stewart

26 July 2007

Bela Fleck's Banjo Odyssey Béla Fleck's banjo odyssey The Flecktones continue to prove that complex, challenging music doesn't have to hurt Published July 26, 2007  by M.D. Stewart[http://www.ffwdweekly.com/author/md-stewart] in Music Previews[http://www.ffwdweekly.com/music/music-previews/] “Like sparks going off in my head” is how he would later describe it. On the phone...

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Preview: FFWD Weekly; Nathan Atnikov

26 July 2007

A Quarter Century of Protest: Chumbawamba A quarter century of protest Chumbawamba put politics first, big choruses second Published July 26, 2007  by Nathan Atnikov[http://www.ffwdweekly.com/author/nathanatnikov] in Music Previews[http://www.ffwdweekly.com/music/music-previews/] Every time Chumbawamba enter a room in North America, they bring with them a large, unspoken...

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Preview: FFWD Weekly; Mark Hopkins

26 July 2007

Folk Festival Wordsmithing Folk Festival wordsmithing Lots of readings, TOFU, working with oil and more Published July 26, 2007  by Mark Hopkins[http://www.ffwdweekly.com/author/mark-hopkins] in Books[http://www.ffwdweekly.com/life-style/books/] [http://www.ffwdweekly.com/life-style/books/] Phew — I’m only now recovering from my Harry Potter hangover. Between the midnight street party on Stephen Avenue, the all-night reading sessions...

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