Love the new animated KSFF announcement placard!
Seriously I'd like to buy a t-shirt!
I would like to send in a song for the "Open Mic" but I am "computer challenged" person. Is there someone who can talk me through it?
Look for a listing for Johnny Mindlin (Wives & Servants in the open mic). He's done a fair bit.
Given the location, history, current political climate and the furore surrounding August's Open Mic, I suppose it would be too much to suggest a cross-hairs motif for the T-shirt?
Mmm "Kent State Folk Festival" and some cross-hairs. Edgy, but memorable...
Edgy, yes, but Ouch, Huw - tender still about that 4 May 1970 debacle...it signaled a loss of innocence for many of us. Any other ideas?
Speaking of furor, I don't see Chad Elliott listed among the performers on the schedule. Did something happen? Is he wedged in somewhere opening for an opening act? Not to poke the hornet's nest or anything, but I thought the festival site would have some buzz about our winner's concert, if it's still on.
Check the latest FA newletter, Joan - I think I read when Chad's scheduled to perform there, if I'm not mistaken.
Joan-- Chad is playing, but he is scheduled as the opener to an opener (Barefoot from Alaska). As much as we're tied to the festival, we don't book it. But, good news is that Chad is playing the mainstage at the ballroom on Sparrow Quartet night (Abigail Washburn from Uncle Earl, phenom Ben Sollee, crazy fiddle player Casey Driessen and the brilliant Bela Fleck), which is a good place to be. They're kicking the start time back a half hour that night to accomodate some previously scheduled campus activities so hopefully lots of people will be there to see him play. And I'll be selling his CDs in the lobby.
Thanks for clarifying. Ann. Itís good to hear Chad is in a nice spot (Bearfoot is awesome!), and that youíll be selling his CDs. FA looks out for its people! The Kent State Folk Festival website doesnít have Chad listed or mentioned anywhere. I guess thatís a radio station thing, not an FA thing, but it would be great if their posted schedule could expand in the coming days to include more of the performing artists. Or at least our guy.
Ann - once you get it down, I have but two words for you: Open Mic!
If anyone wants a shirt (seriously), e-mail me and we'll work something out.
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