This past weekend, Eileen and I attended all three days of the New Bedford Summerfest folk festival and artisan market. It was steamy hot much of the time we were there, which was perfect for the really hot music. What, you don't find folk music "hot"? Here's some of the folks we heard there.
Susan Werner, Vance Gilbert, and Maura O'Connell at a special Friday night concert - all three rocked the house.
On Saturday, we started the day at 11:00 and heard The Kennedys and Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams; then Jake Amerding, Michael Cooney, Eric Schwarts, and Jack Hardy; next James Keelaghan; then Beppe Gambetta, Susan Werner, Jess Klein, and John Whelan; Gandalf and company again; Benoit Bourque Trio and Ann Whiting & the Dance Manian Tevils; and the first half of Rory Block's solo concert, the last of the day.
Sunday we returned to first be treated to Ann Whiting & the Dance Manian Tevils, Jake Armerding, and Harvery Reed & Joyce Anderson; part of the workshop with Judy Cook, Jess Klein, Kate Taylor, and Women in Docs; we then returned to the main tent for Benoit Bourque Trio, Bodega, and The Kennedys; a solo show by Kate Taylor (yes, sister of James and Livingston); solo show by Patty Larkin; and finally the Celtic Extravaganza - always a rousing end to a great weekend.
We enjoyed a wrap at Cafe Arpeggio, a lobster roll at Freestone's, and the scallops from Davy's Locker in the food tent over the course of the 3 days. All of these were excellent. Cafe Arpeggio also had some great desserts!
We each bought a copy of Susan Werner's latest CD, "The Gospel Truth"; I highly recommend it.
That's it for today. Until next time, peace and prosperity to all.