The Georgia Straight guide to Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2014

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      As part of our coverage of the 37th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival, read about rising star Mary Lambert, who is doing great today but had a very painful past. Plus, Joan Baez, Karine Polward, Ozomatli, and more.

      The Vancouver Folk Fest takes place July 18 to 20 at Jericho Beach Park. Watch for more coverage from the fest.


      Day 2

      Great Lake Swimmers put in some mountain time at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival

      Photos: Day 2 of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival

      The lantern procession tradition burns bright at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival

      Brasstronaut makes Vancouver folk festival debut

      Joan Baez cancels Vancouver Folk Music Festival appearance due to viral laryngitis


      Day 1

      Photos: Great Lake Swimmers, Andrew Bird and more at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival

      Andrew Bird wraps up day one of the Vancouver Folk Music Festival

      Mokoomba and Geomungo Factory kick off Vancouver Folk Music Festival



      Mary Lambert sings songs to save someone’s life

      Joan Baez says universal songs are getting hard to find

      Social-justice work helped shape Karine Polwart’s songwriting

      Geomungo Factory sounds like nothing else

      L.A.’s Ozomatli enjoys its elder-statesmen status

      It’s true faith that inspires Mississippi’s Como Mamas

      Riccardo Tesi & Banditaliana deal in subtle but pointed politics


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      Ron Y

      Jul 16, 2014 at 3:29pm

      OMG, what is that picture selling? Toothpaste? Hair product? Joy of life itself?

      Who cares, I want it!

      ...Music? Sure! Love music!!!!

      Alan Layton

      Jul 17, 2014 at 12:22pm

      Bring your rain gear. You'll need it.

      Martin Dunphy

      Jul 17, 2014 at 3:14pm

      Alan Layton: our own personal rain cloud.