Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Recording: Steve Lambke and Friends

Artist: Steve Lambke/Will Kidman/Eamon McGrath

Song: That Summer Feeling [Jonathan Richman cover]

Recorded at Christie Pits Park ("Bloor Ossington Folk Festival"), September 21, 2014.

Steve Lambke/Will Kidman/Eamon McGrath - That Summer Feeling

Once again, the Bloor Ossington Folk Festival stayed true to its roots as a low-key and local celebration. By enfolding itself into the contours of Christie Pits, BOFF still feels casual and approachable, even with some heavy hitters in its lineup. As so often happens at outdoor events, weather forced organizers to make some adjustments on the fly, but even having to move the headliners into the beer tent served to reinforce the intimate vibes. There's room to grow, but overall the organizers are getting things right.

There was a nice stretch of weather during the day, but impending rain led to some schedule-juggling, including moving this second "workshop" from the sidestage to the main one. As a gusty wind began kicking up, Will Kidman, Eamon McGrath and Steve Lambke took turns leading on originals and cover songs — this JoJo classic captured the end-of-summer vibe quite perfectly.

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