SUMMER FESTIVAL RECAP

With just a few festivals under our belt, there is already lots to report, what with Jenn Grant meeting the Royals (as reported above, they are both very fancy, and apparently quite fits in the athletic sense, not the British, “whoa that bird is FIT” sense), Sarah McLachlan joining the White Falcon’s set at the Burlington Sound of Music festival (although we do wish Sarah had worn shredded, acid washed jeans to match with the White Falcon’s rockin’ intensity), and Shout Out Out Out Out proving that they can still pull off that whole “youthful zest” thing by playing the Boonstock Festival in Gibbons, AB with a 3 AM set time!!

The summer is still young, however, and there is much, much more festival action coming up. Since Trampled by Turtle’s release of Palomino on May 10, 2011, the black-and-bluegrass quintet logged a sold-out CD Release Show in Vancouver and will soon be on stages at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and Ottawa Blues Fest, all of which adds up to a decidedly non-shabby way to introduce themselves to us friendly Canadians. Also this coming weekend in Winnipeg, watch for Melissa McClelland, who in addition to playing her own mainstage concert set (we’re hoping for hella pyrotechnics), will be joining Blue Rodeo for their live presentation of the album, “Five Days in July”, which may actually take 5 days, so bring a tent, saltines, and some bottled water.

Across the Lakes, we have the Beauties and Amelia Curran both performing at the Mariposa Folk Festival. We’ll all be there, working on our suntans and drinking from our environmentally friendly cups (made from empty poutine containers salvaged from under my car seat). We hope to see you out there, too… check out the Six Shooter Records + Management festival schedule this summer, and start planning your roadtrips:

JULY
July 6-9: Winnipeg Folk Festival (Melissa McClelland, Trampled by Turtles)
July 8-10: Mariposa, Orillia, ON (The Beauties, Amelia Curran)
July 9-10: Blissfest, Harbor Springs, MI (The Good Lovelies)
July 15-16: World Festival, Grass Valley, CA (The Good Lovelies)
July 14: Ottawa Bluesfest (Trampled by Turtles)
July 16: Ottawa Bluesfest (The Beauties)
July 15-17: Folk on the Rocks, Yellowknife, NWT (Luke Doucet & The White Falcon, Deep Dark Woods)
July 15-17: Dawson City Music Festival (Shout Out Out Out Out, Amelia Curran)
July 15-16: Stewart Park Festival (Jenn Grant, NQ Arbuckle)
July 17: River and Sky – Sudbury (Jenn Grant)
July 24: Hillside – Guelph, ON (The Beauties w/Serena Ryder + w/Kevin Drew)
July 29: Battery Park, NYC (The Beauties)
July 30-Aug 1: Canmore Folk Festival (The Good Lovelies, Melissa McClelland + Luke Doucet)

AUGUST
August 4-7: Edmonton Folk Music Festival (Amelia Curran, The Deep Dark Woods)
August 5: Wolfe Island – Kingston, ON (Jenn Grant)
August 5-8: Newfoundland & Labrador Folk Festival, St. John’s (The Good Lovelies)
August 12: River Valley – Woodstock, NB (Jenn Grant)
August 12-14: Trout Forest Music Festival – Ear Falls, ON (NQ Arbuckle, The Deep Dark Woods)
August 13: FredRock, Fredericton, NB (The Beauties w/Serena Ryder)
August 13: Burnaby Roots & Blues Festival (Luke Doucet & The White Falcon)
August 19: Salmon Arm (Justin Rutledge)
August 19-21: Summerfolk Festival – Owen Sound, ON (The Good Lovelies)
August 20-21: Harvest Sun Music Festival – Kelwood, MB (The Deep Dark Woods)
August 24: Pacific National Ex – Vancouver (The Beauties w/Serena Ryder)
August 26-28: Eaglewood Folk Festival – Pefferlaw, ON (Luke Doucet, Melissa McClelland)
August 27: Wood Mountain Folk Festival – Wood Mountain, SK (The Deep Dark Woods)

SEPTEMBER
September 2-4: Shelter Valley Festival – Grafton, ON (Luke Doucet & The White Falcon)