Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2016 – pt. I Friday
Artists from around the world gathered on Jericho Beach for the 39th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival and, as always, I was up close all weekend shooting images for the festival’s marketing team and archives. Since there was so much good stuff to see, hear and do, I’m posting three sets this year so I can share a few more pics with you. In these Friday evening shots you’ll see local guitar legend (and renowned guitar maker) Michael Dunn, Italy/Algeria’s Faris Amine and the trance of desert blues, England’s Moulettes proggy alt-folk (possibly the first time I’ve seen electrified bassoon positively rocking on stage, it was awesome!), the blazin’ slide steel of Martin Harley, soul sensation Lee Fields & The Expressions (that’s Lee above), the ever-charming M. Ward and local indie heroes the New Pornographers. Killer line up for a Friday night and the sunset rewarded us all with a fiery sky of red and orange. The perfect start to a weekend of worldly music and good vibes.
Listen along with my 2016 Folk Fest playlist below:
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