A hat tip of the summery daze to Upper Left Edge folk near and far!
OCF, Wordless and worded post Fair dates and times below
Still swimming through Kerrblur after six weeks in Texas at the 50th Kerrville Folk Festival. It wasn't below 95 degrees any day of that time and often it was triple digits. I learned to take 5 showers in a row everyday and it helped immensely. Indeed a tough beautiful time with many dear heartsouls and beautiful long unseen faces. Here is a video peek of the finale of our Crow’s Nest show with us all singing “Sometimes A Darkness Comes” for your edification and enjoyment
I realized I mostly was peripatetic throughout years of this liferide (at least til the past couple) and I moved through many communities for most of it. Two and a half years is a way too long time between visits. There are new things in the big mindheart and faces outpictured by so many I saw. And now I get to do it again with an intensive weekend at the Oregon Country Fair, my 34th year of playing music there. I am celebrating with the release of a new 10 song album, OsculEARiosophy, linked here for streaming.
This year’s QTNBand has the usual suspects – Jason Montgomery on bass, Lewi Longmire on mando, Michelle Alany on violin and Andrew Alikhanov on clarinet and for the first time this year, we'll be joined by Courtney Von Drehle on accordion and whatever he feel like playing.
Strangely we have two sets both on the same stage at the same time each day, two days in a row and we’ll have musical surprises each day.
Saturday July 9 1:40-2:40 PM@ Blue Moon
Sunday July 10 1:40-2:40 PM @ Blue Moon
For folks who won’t be at OCF this year too – my annual post Fair gig with two sets, a picnic, kids, cookies and community encouraged.
Wednesday, July 13, 6:30 pm
Eugene’s Scobert Park
(on 4th St. by Sam Bond’s across the street from Nelson’s)
Later this month, I’ll be playing guitar and feeding the ravenous Wordless Beast in me with two outdoor Saturday evening gigs:
Saturday July 23 and Saturday July 30, from 6-8 pm
at 16 Tons in South Eugene at 29th and Willamette St.
in the plaza with Market of Choice.
World is a hot scary mess nowadays and human gatherings are more important than ever. There are many ways to raise our voices to call attention to the madness all around. We are not powerless working together and we can move many heavy huge stones like we have many times before. World is changing and the dysfunctional ways things have always been done are running themselves out. Metamorphosis. Image a nation. Image a world. Image mindfulness, connectivity community.
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