It surely is fun to be back involved with the Kerrville Festivals, where I worked for years as assistant to the producer and where I lived on the ranch during those years. And to top the fun off, I’m getting to do what I love most — photograph it all! Many links to click on. And, feel free to upload anything for your own use. Just would appreciate getting the photog credit if you do. Thanks, and see you at 2016 Kerrville Folk Festival.
Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds — Friday. Dana Louise backed by her dad and his friend, who make up Trout Fishing in America
Gretchen Peters — Friday
Shake Russell trio — Friday
Tejas Brothers — Friday. A definite hit!
Ballad Tree – Friday, led by Butch Morgan
Bottom Dollar String Band — Saturday. Made up of young men, three of whom grew up attending the festivals with their parents. Original songs, almost exclusively
Eric Taylor — Saturday
Valdy — Saturday. Canadian folk singer, first appeared at the festival sometime in the early 1980s.
Peter Case — Saturday. This performer was, like the Tejas Brothers had also been, rained out the one night at the Memorial Day-and-beyond weekends on the one night that Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell were to have played. He, like the Tejas Brothers, were invited back.
Dana Cooper — Saturday. Steller performance by this Texas longtimer.
Ballad Tree — Saturday, led by Mike Blakely
Mike Blakely — Sunday. Ahh… finally some Texas country music!
Bluehouse — Sunday, this duo from Australia was perhaps the most dynamic of this festival. Good music, good harmonies, good humor, good fun
Chuck Pyle — Sunday. I’ve been listening to and loving Chuck Pyle since 1974, when he played the Iron Tender in El Paso. He’s always been great, but never as good as he was at this festival.
John Gorka — Sunday. Invited Karen Mal, incredible mandolin picker, on stage with him, as Chuck Pyle had in the previous set.
Ballad Tree, Sunday — Led by Dana Cooper.