Thursday, July 18, 2013

Preview: Thirty Sixth Annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival, July 19th, 20th and 21st, 2013, Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The 2013 Vancouver Folk Music Festival will feature sixty five acts, over three nights and two full days, at beautiful Jericho Beach Park, July 19th, 20th and 21st, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 

By E. Joyce Glasgow,
Photo Credit/Copyright: E. Joyce Glasgow

Some of this year's international artists scheduled to perform at the Vancouver Folk Music Festival that I find particularly interesting are; beloved, reflective, American, folk singer/songwriter, Loudon Wainwright III; funky,blues, jazz, New Orleans meets Eastern Europe, New York band, Hazmat Modine; rip- roaring, foot stomping powerhouse Louisiana, Zydeco accordionist, Jeffrey Boussard and The Creole Cowboys; lioness Canadian blues vocalist, Dalannah Gail Bowen;  Lush, Boston based, Ethiopian music group, Debo Band; "New Country" Texas musicians, Steve Earle and the Dukes; Danish traditional, jazzy, raucous, joyful, party dance band, Habadekuk; atmospheric, indie, Colorado based quartet, DeVotchKa; Hanggai Band, Mongolian Throat singing with an electric rock edge, from China; jazzy pop sensation large band, from Australia,  The Cat Empire; haunting music of the Mediterranean sung in the "Sabir" language by Italian group, Stefano Saletti and Piccola Banda Ikona;  Los Angeles based all women accapella vocal quartet, Moira Smiley and VOCO, and Canadian, Danny Michel with the Garifuna Collective, from Belize. Please see videos by some of these diverse artists below.

The festival features a variety of food booths, handmade artists' goods and two full days of music on seven stages and three evening concerts on the main stage. Jericho Beach Park is a stunning location for the Festival, overlooking dramatic mountain peaks, Vancouver's downtown skyscraper skyline and is situated on English Bay, where sailboats, swimmers and festival goers enjoy the beach and glistening waters. This festival is worth the trip to Vancouver B.C., for a day or the weekend and accommodations can be found at the University of British Columbia campus, local Hostelling International Hostels or at Vancouver's numerous hotels.

 Visit the for a complete line up of artists and ticketing information.

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