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Ottawa Folk Festival 2013

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Concert Review + Photos: Ottawa Folk Festival 2013 (Day 5) – The Wailers, Gordon Lightfoot + more

By: Calum Slingerland – On the fifth and final day of the Ottawa Folk Festival, the crowd was treated to a variety of esteemed performers in reggae band The Wailers, who performed with reggae icon Bob Marley until his death in 1981, Canadian folk icon Gordon Lightfoot, along with North Carolina-based old-time string band Carolina Chocolate Drops, … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: Ottawa Folk Festival 2013 (Day 4) – The Avett Brothers, The Sheepdogs + More

By: Calum Slingerland – Not even the threat of rain could keep concertgoers away from Hog’s Back Park on Saturday night. The Ottawa Folk Festival had a plethora of acts on stages throughout the afternoon, including Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, and Sondre Lerche, and had a stellar lineup in store for the evening as well including Vancouver-based indie alternative … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: Ottawa Folk Festival 2013 (Day 3) – Kendrick Lamar, Shad + More

By: Calum Slingerland – Day three of this year’s Ottawa Folk Festival was something to get excited about, with some great Canadian talent on display, including Toronto based indie rock quartet Born Ruffians, London, ON-based hip-hop artist Shad and New Brunswick-based blues guitarist Matt Andersen, and a young west coast hip-hop superstar in Kendrick Lamar, … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: Ottawa Folk Festival 2013 (Day 2) – Vampire Weekend, Colin Meloy, The Pack A.D., + More

By: Calum Slingerland – After a solid double-bill evening on the first day of Ottawa’s Folk Festival, featuring City and Colour and the iconic Patti Smith, it was back out in the crisp fall air to catch the wonderful assortment of acts present on day two last night, including New York City-based indie rock quartet … Continue reading

Concert Review + Photos: Ottawa Folk Festival 2013 (Day 1) – City and Colour, Patti Smith & Her Band

By: Calum Slingerland – The city of Ottawa’s annual Folk Festival kicked off its 2013 edition Wednesday night with a double bill lending many a nod to both folk and punk music. Canadian music icons and festival headliners Neil Young and Crazy Horse were scheduled to perform in the headlining slot to open the festival, … Continue reading

Preview: 2013 Ottawa Folk Festival Features Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Patti Smith, Vampire Weekend + More

By: Curtis Sindrey (@SindreyCurtis) –   The Ottawa Folk Festival will celebrate its 20th anniversary with headliners Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Patti Smith, Vampire Weekend, among others. Running from September 4-8 at the beautiful Hog’s Back Park, which overlooks the spectacular Hog’s Back Falls on the Rideau River, this year’s edition is much more than a … Continue reading

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