What a wonderful time we had at the 72nd National Folk Festival - the last year in Butte, MT...going to keep it brief. Great two days at the music festival...a little heat, a little rain, a little camaraderie, a little food, a little more beer and LOTS of great music!!
Here are the groups we saw with any links I could find for them. We enjoyed them all.
Benedicte Maurseth - Norwegian Hardanger Fiddle and Song
Bua - Irish (we'll be downloading some of their music)
Apsáalooke (Crow) Dancers and Nighthawk Singers
Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper - Bluegrass (another download, one of the most amazing fiddlers of our time...and he's blind)
Super Chikan and the Fighting Cocks - Mississippi Delta Blues (yup, more downloading to do)
World Percussion Traditions - 4 different countries & cultures represented
Baakari Wilder and Theo Hill - African American tap dance with jazz accompaniment on the electric piano
Tony Ballog and Roma Nota - Hungarian Gypsy
Whitetop Mountain Band - Appalachian old-time string band (the music was good but the dancing was amazing)
Dale Watson - Honky Tonk Country (his "Honky Tonk Wizard of Oz" is hysterical and a definite download, we will forever be singing "Tequila, whiskey and beer, oh my!))
Here are a few scattered photos - first, our friends Sharon & Don, then the rain, a few clouds, local scenery, hot day-cool grass and a sunset shot.
You can see the full album at SmugMug.
Today was chore day plus we saw "Despicable Me" (really cute & funny). Tomorrow we head back through Missoula and up to Polson area for the night (Wal-Mart). Then we move to West Glacier for several days. Supposed to be in the upper 70's and low 80's. Perfect!
Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu