I managed to sneak away for a few free-ranging hours at the Richmond Folk Festival on Saturday, and I brought my camera along with a photo post in mind.
Such a great time. Such talented groups. Such a fun format. The 45-minute sets are the perfect length for a festival like this — long enough for you to become invested in what you’re seeing and hearing, short enough for you to sample a bunch of different groups throughout the day. Here’s a shot of my marked-up schedule:
I didn’t get photos of everything I saw, and you’ll notice I didn’t work up the courage to get close to the stage until later in the afternoon, but here are a few shots and videos that made me happy:
The Church Sisters
The Church Sisters — “Folsom Prison Blues” (Johnny Cash cover)
Amargue Bachata Quintet with Andre Veloz
Amargue Bachata Quintet with Andre Veloz — “Stand By Me” (Ben E. King cover)
Reverend John Wilkins
On the way out…
I’ll sign off with a song Andre Veloz sang that I loved and was so happy to find online — Joan Soriano’s “Llanto a la luna.”
Joan Soriano (feat. Andrew Veloz) –“Llanto a la luna” [Spotify/iTunes]
2 thoughts on “Saturday at the Richmond Folk Fest”
Ooh – bet the instrument making tent was fun!
It was! One of the people doing demos was the mandolin player from the Church Sisters — Spencer Strickland. Extremely talented/fun to watch!