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August 17, 2014 - Philadelphia Folk Festival Old Pool Farm, Schwenksville, PA August 17, 2014 (Sunday) With five smaller stages going simultaneously and featuring various combinations of the hired talent, it's... »»»
August 17, 2014 - Town Mountain exited the stage after concluding its regular set, and when the applause demanded the deserved encore, a fan yelled out "You guys are really good." That the mainly Asheville, N.C.... »»»
August 16, 2014 - Each year, dozens of performers are booked to play the Philadelphia Folk Festival, but probably less than a quarter of them make it onto the main stage. Several smaller stages dot the grounds at which... »»»
August 14, 2014 - As the Friday evening concert winds down, with Old Crow Medicine Show celebrating its recent induction into the Grand Ole Opry in front of 15,000 or appreciative folks, it's hard to believe the... »»»
August 9, 2014 - Everything about Toby Keith is big, from his stature to the nickname Big Dog Daddy. Of course, his shows must follow suit. After a five-minute sketch comedy commercial featuring Carrot Top for tour... »»»
July 31, 2014 - If you took a look and listen to Imelda May, you'd think the Irish singer was pretty much one of those rockabilly fillies. Her black hair has a thicket of blonde in the middle, which curled up.... »»»
July 27, 2014 - The sun finally broke through, appropriately enough, on what had been an off-and-on rainy day at the third and final day of the Newport Folk Festival towards the end of long day with Mavis Staples headlining.... »»»
July 26, 2014 - With Kenny on the bench this year, cities have doubled down on a heavy dose of the bro country movement. Luke Bryan is playing the football stadiums while Jason Aldean takes on the ball parks.... »»»
July 25, 2014 - Nothing was particularly predictable at the opening day of Newport Folk Festival 2014, except a plethora of really good music that tended not to veer towards the stated title all that much.... »»»
July 24, 2014 - Six years after first playing together, life is seems to be very good these days for Puss n Boots. The trio - Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson and Catherine Popper - just released their first album, a... »»»