Friday Night at the 61st Annual U of C (Virtual) Folk Fest

One of the last things I did last year, back when we could still do things, was attend the 60th annual University of Chicago Folk Festival. It was fantastic, the musicians were incredible, and then COVID came along less than a month later, and everything went to shit. The Folk Festival has been a pretty big part of my life for more or less all … Continue reading Friday Night at the 61st Annual U of C (Virtual) Folk Fest

UChicago Folk Fest 2019: 59 Years Strong

The University of Chicago Folklore Society’s Folk Festival has been a part of the world (in its current form, at least) for fifty-nine years, this past Folk Fest being its fifty-ninth. (It began in the infancy of the American folk revival, a wee bit before my mother’s jug band days.) It’s been part of my life since I was a few months old. We went … Continue reading UChicago Folk Fest 2019: 59 Years Strong