This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival.
To celebrate the occasion, the Georgia Straight's coverage includes articles about Billy Bragg, Ferron and her All Star Band, Marlon Williams, Blick Bassy, Rhiannon Giddens, and more.
The 2017 edition takes place at Jericho Beach Park from Thursday to Sunday (July 13 to 16). Enjoy the show!
Some people hang it up when they turn 65, but Ferron has never been one to abide by convention. Folk Fest
Think music doesn’t matter? This Egyptian musician is here to tell you otherwise. Folk Fest
Shine a Light, a joint project with American producer and songwriter Joe Henry, grew out of Bragg’s research into skiffle, the ’50s DIY craze that eventually gave birth to the Beatles. Folk Fest
The two have a long history of collaboration, thanks in part to an inadvertent push from Bruce Springsteen. Folk Fest
Except for a few words of English and French, he sings exclusively in his mother tongue, Bassa, on Akö. Folk Fest
That voice! Folk Fest
On Freedom Highway, the multi-instrumentalist finds an uplifting way to shine a light on America’s dark past.