Happy Bandcamp Friday, y’all! And happy Richmond Folk Festival weekend to those who celebrate! I truly believe it’s what Richmond does best, and I had the great pleasure of speaking with some of the many talented folks who are performing here over the next few days. Some of them have music on Bandcamp and some don’t, but I wanted to share links to those articles here, in case it motivates you fellow Richmonders to head downtown and fly your folk flag high.
“It’s so easy to start dancing”
Forró accordionist Felipe Hostins looks back at his journey to the Richmond Folk Festival.
A Good Steward
Jesse Daniel aims to give the Richmond Folk Festival a taste of the Bakersfield sound.
Innovation Across Generations
Moorish griot royalty stops by the RFF in the form of Noura Mint Seymali.
Q&A: Cedric Burnside
The Mississippi hill country blues guitarist builds on a family legacy
I thought I’d share a couple of other recent non-bloggy pieces of writing, along with some corresponding Bandcamp listening…
That One Song: “Cave Dweller” by Hotspit
…and lastly, a bonus recommendation for an album that’s shaping up to be a 2022 fav, the latest release from Bandcamp Friday mainstay label WarHen Records, Virginia Slim Comes Riding In by Rob Dobson. Cassette pre-orders went live today, and you can bet I put my order in first thing this AM.
Happy Bandcamping, friends. And if you’re heading down to the folk fest on Saturday, be sure to say hi.