Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival 2018
Oct08

Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival 2018

Read our take on the 2018 Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival   Guthrie Oklahoma October 4-6 2018 Images – Jim Jacob Words – Rob Dickens   Backdrop Oklahoma’s International Bluegrass Festival (OIBF) is into its twenty-second year.  The event has been bringing bluegrass, traditional, western swing, Americana and variations of those music forms to Guthrie, a historic town in the heart of Central Oklahoma, since 1996....

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Woody Guthrie Centre Revisited
Oct05

Woody Guthrie Centre Revisited

Read about our return to the Woody Guthrie Centre in Tulsa Ok   Woody Guthrie Centre, Tulsa Oklahoma 2 October 2018 Images – Jim Jacob Words – Rob Dickens   “I am an educator, not any entertainer” “If you play more than two chords, you’re showing off” – Woody Guthrie   To Woody Guthrie, words were more important than music.  This childlike, adventurous rebel had a big heart, a love for...

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Kevin Welch’s Dust Devil
Oct04

Kevin Welch’s Dust Devil

Read about Kevin Welch’s new album Dust Devil   Kevin Welch is a fine singer, storyteller and a man of high principles.  His music has never wavered from top-shelf quality, it contains a stream of acclaimed releases and continues a seasoned pattern of striving for a rich diversity that only the best are able to manage. A surprising eight years have passed since the release of his last album Patch of Blue Sky.  Welch assembled...

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FAI Official Showcase Artists 2019
Oct03

FAI Official Showcase Artists 2019

Read who’s doing official showcases at FAI Montreal 2019   Folk Alliance International Announces 2019 Official Showcase Artists   Folk Alliance International (FAI) has just announced the 2019 Official Showcase artists representing twenty three countries for the 31st annual conference taking place February 13-17, 2019, at Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth in Montréal, Québec, Canada. Over 1000 artists (a 30% increase over the previous...

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Roots n Blues n BBQ 2018
Oct02

Roots n Blues n BBQ 2018

Read our take on Columbia MO’s Roots n Blues n BBQ festival 2018     Columbia Missouri 28-30 September 2018 TriFest Music Tour Images – Jim Jacob Words – Rob Dickens   For background to Roots n Blues n BBQ read our article.   Day One This is a shorter introduction day.  From 5 to around 11 pm, a good way to get into the site and the groove.  Two stages are pumping out at the festival site in the middle of the...

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