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Ottawa folk festival

Neutral Milk Hotel takes Hog’s Back by storm

Having never heard of Neutral Milk Hotel, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect for their act at the Ottawa Folk Festival. But I quickly learned that seemingly disparate elements can work in an incredibly harmonious way with this band. The show started with lead singer Jeff Mangum standing alone onstage, acoustic guitar in hand. […]

Folk Fest 2013: What the folk is going on with the music of today’s youth?

The Ottawa Folk Festival, a longstanding tradition here in the nation’s capital, proved once again that people still yearn for the folk music of long ago and of the present. Taking place in Hog’s Back Park, the five day festival boasted some much sought after artists such as City and Colour, The Sheepdogs and other […]

Sam Amidon channels Mariah Carey at the Ottawa Folk Fest

[youtube width=”600″ height=”400″]http://youtu.be/KCHcH2xCBlE[/youtube] Buried in the lineup for this year’s folk festival is Sam Amidon, the super-cool indie folk artist. It’s great that the festival got him (and also his wife, Beth Orton too!) since it’s an opportunity for folk-loving Ottawans to experience the diversity of the modern scene with an artist whose work is […]