Well folks, here it is. Some of my highlights from the OCFF conference.
My favourite band of the night, The Gertrudes! There are several banjos in there, and I counted four accordions at one point. Amazing. Wonderful. And packed into a tiny hotel room. At one point I heard someone say, "Now I know what a salmon feels like."
The charming Peter Katz, singing with Emma-Lee. Right after this song finished I tried to clap while also holding a styrofoam cup full of wine. Looking smooth FAIL. Lucky for me, nobody noticed the mess, and my dress was purple anyway. Wardrobe WIN.
Trevor singing his lovely songs.
Karyn Ellis! I love her. She's coming to Raw Sugar in November, people! Let's go!
Another huge highlight for me.... The United Steelworkers of Montreal. Totally nuts... Just the way I like 'em.
The crowd at Sultans of String.
A blurry Tara Holloway. She's got a voice like a tiger! Amazing!
The wonderful Craig Cardiff. He did a very clever version of a Dan Bern song where he inserted the line, "There's a new Walmart in town, and it's pretty much the greatest thing." I laughed because, y'know... He's a funny dude.