Serendipity greets Justin Rutledge

The Canadian music circuit can, on occasion, be a small world after all. For Justin Rutledge, attending this year’s Folk Fest was a weird full-circle for him. Rutledge sat down with Gauntlet writer Kate Marlow and explained his past with singer-songwriter-activist Sarah Harmer, his experience at the festival and the new record he has on… Continue reading Serendipity greets Justin Rutledge

Ambassadors keep ramblin’ on and on

The Calgary Folk Music Festival annually features artists from many countries, many languages and many walks of life. While many of the 64 artists fly into Calgary as part of continuing multi-province or multi-country tours, the Ramblin’ Ambassadors arrive in a different manner. Like most audience members, they take time off work and head down… Continue reading Ambassadors keep ramblin’ on and on

Folk Fest announces 2009 lineup with Iron and Wine and the Decemberists playing

The 2009 Calgary Folk Music Festival kicked off at the Ship & Anchor pub Wednesday, May 13 with mini-sets by recently announced festival performers Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Dragon Fli Empire and Jay Crocker. In its 30th year, the festival boasts both familiar and fresh faces, including headliners Michael Franti and Spearhead, playing Thursday night. The… Continue reading Folk Fest announces 2009 lineup with Iron and Wine and the Decemberists playing