Folk music is all about telling stories, evoking emotion and preserving culture for posterity. At the 24th Annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival a diverse mix of new and old will take over the beautiful grounds in Lyons August 15 to 17.
Randy Newman, Brandi Carlile, Ani DiFranco, John Fullbright and Randy Newman will add a classic folks touch, but we’re most excited about three of the youngest musicians at this years festival.
I’ve done a totally non-scientific, impromptu survey and I’ve found several names that people who say they don’t know anything about the Blues all seem to know: B. B. King makes all of the lists. Georgie Fame is usually there, John Lee Hooker too. There’s J. J. Cale and a few others.
Then there’s Bobby Blue Bland. He’s like the wallpaper, he always seems to be there.