When Jim Cuddy and Greg Keelor were announced to play at this years Folk on the Rocks, I instantly knew this year was going to be a blast. Blue Rodeo and Jim Cuddy have an amazing sound that is not to be missed and one that will stick in your head days after.
That being said, when I found out some of the other performers, which were announced by Folk on the Rocks artistic director Lynn Feasey on CBC Radio 3 yesterday afternoon, I became even more excited. Along with Cuddy and Keelor, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Justin Rutledge, Basia Bulat, and Michael Bernard Fitzgerald will be performing at this years festival.
Browsing through their music on iTunes and YouTube, I’m really started digging Michael Fitzgerald but also think so far there is a good mix of performers. Something for everyone. On CBC Radio 3 yesterday afternoon, Feasey also announced that Grant Lawrence, the host of the show she was on, will be emceeing the festival this year. So although we did not get voted the best festival in the country this year, we still have an amazing line-up so far, with an awesome emcee.
But wait there is more… Not yet though. The full line-up will be available at the Yellowknife Annual Trade Show May 8-9.
What do you think of the line-up for this year festival so far?