Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Recording: The Idaho Stop

Artist: The Idaho Stop

Song: unknown*

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

The Idaho Stop - unknown

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.

There were a couple new members in the fold since this crew (closely tied to the festival's family) played last year, but the core of the band's folk-songs-for-the-city was the same. With perfectly-coincidental timing, vocalist/guitarist Joel Dalton commented that "time keeps rollin' down the track it's on," just as the subway rumbled by under the stage.

* Does anyone know the title to this one? Please leave a comment!

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