Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Recording: Will Kidman

Artist: Will Kidman

Song: Two Snowflakes

Recorded at Christie Pits Park (Bloor Ossington Folk Festival – Day 2), September 18, 2016.

Will Kidman - Two Snowflakes

Unsurprisingly, the fine sunny weather accompanying the festival's final day had the park feeling much more lively and animated with dog-walkers and playground patrons. The tent was also a lot busier from the get-go and as the warm sun held overhead, the rise of the hill beyond was soon filling as well. There was more of a poignant sad undertone to the day, with organizers, bands and audience members all dwelling a little more on the idea that this was the end of the line for the festival. But, as always, the music was a balm and a call to enjoy these moments while they last.

Having caught Will Kidman on the Island a few weeks prior to this gig, I'd already had one chance to hear the new songs that made up the backbone of his set. Electing to keep things spare and direct, Kidman managed to hold the crowd with his unadorned considerations giving the festival its final quiet "folk" moments before the more louder bands took over to close out the day.

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