Festival Friday: The 1968 Newport Folk Festival

The 1968 Newport Folk Festival The Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, isn’t obscure by any means; in fact, it’s a rather historic and culturally relevant event that still continues (very successfully) today. In terms of the individual yearly events, the ones you mainly hear most about include the 1965 festival where Dylan notoriouslyContinue reading “Festival Friday: The 1968 Newport Folk Festival”

Estelle Mey- The Key

Estelle Mey- The Key Estelle Mey’s new album, The Key, is an absolutely arresting presentation of one of the most skilled and powerful vocalists that this reviewer has heard in a very long time. A French native, Mey is a singer-songwriter with an obviously diverse set of influences, as her own music features a varietyContinue reading “Estelle Mey- The Key”

Festival Friday: The 1970 Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music

The 1970 Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music, held at the Royal Bath and West Showground in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, England from June 27th-29th, was a truly progressive event indeed. A lineup that included a diverse assortment of heavy hitters from the likes of Pink Floyd, Hot Tuna and Dr. John drew a crowdContinue reading “Festival Friday: The 1970 Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive Music”

Festival Friday: Kralingen Music Festival 1970 (The Holland Pop Festival)

Europe had its fair share of phenomenal rock festivals during the late ’60s and ’70s, from the Isle of Wight to Rome and Rotterdam, Holland. From June 26th-28th, 1970, 100,000 people gathered to hear sounds as diverse as Santana, Soft Machine and Pentangle to name but a few. The Kralingen festival went so smoothly andContinue reading “Festival Friday: Kralingen Music Festival 1970 (The Holland Pop Festival)”

Noordzo- Shark Funeral Songbook

Noordzo- Shark Funeral Songbook What a wild creature, this album is. Mike Noordzy, the New Jersey-based sonic sorcerer behind Noordzo, has quite a few albums and musical projects under his belt, but this, his latest offering, may be his most striking record yet. The entire album has a thick, enigmatic feel to it. The record,Continue reading “Noordzo- Shark Funeral Songbook”

Festival Friday: The (Second) Atlanta International Pop Festival

The Atlanta International Pop Festival When you hear anything about The Atlanta Pop Festival, it’s very likely about the second one, from 1970. The 1969 Festival included the likes of Led Zeppelin, Dave Brubeck and Janis Joplin. The larger, more storied second incarnation at Byron, Georgia is what I’ll be covering, though. Promoted by AlexContinue reading “Festival Friday: The (Second) Atlanta International Pop Festival”