Cow & guitar back together for the 36th time: Photos from the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015

DakhaBrakha at the Calgary Folk Music Festival, July 24, 2015 © J. Ashley Nixon

DakhaBrakha at the Calgary Folk Music Festival, July 23, 2015
© J. Ashley Nixon

Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015

The 36th Edition of the Calgary Folk Music Festival got underway at Princes Island last night. Starting up the first of four days of eclectic music from around the world, perennial provincial favourites Jr. Gone Wild played the National Stage. They had an appreciative audience, there to relive some memories of their gigs in the 1980s or to find out what founder Mike MacDonald and band mates had been up to with their blend of alt-country since reuniting in 2013.

Jr. Gone Wild on The National Stage, Calgary Folk Music Festival July 23, 2015 © J. Ashley Nixon

Jr. Gone Wild on The National Stage, Calgary Folk Music Festival July 23, 2015
© J. Ashley Nixon

Toronto indie rock band The Wooden Sky were up next playing songs from their latest CD, Let’s Be Ready and local act, Reuben and the Dark closed things out.

The Wooden Sky at Calgary Folk Music Festival, July 23, 2015 © J. Ashley Nixon

The Wooden Sky at Calgary Folk Music Festival, July 23, 2015
© J. Ashley Nixon

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Reuben and the Dark closing out first night at the Calgary Folk Music Festival, July 23, 2015 © J. Ashley Nixon

Meanwhile over at the Main Stage, the monochromatic looking world music quartet, DakhaBrakha (means “give-take”) were playing some intriguing Ukrainian melodies beneath their impressive headgear (see header photo). Shakey Graves from Austin, Texas, played a captivating, high-energy one man band set.

Shakey Graves on the Main Stage, Calgary Folk Music Festival, July 23, 2015 © J. Ashley Nixon

Shakey Graves on the Main Stage, Calgary Folk Music Festival, July 23, 2015
© J. Ashley Nixon

More photos from the Calgary Folk Music Festival

Please see J. Ashley Nixon Photography

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One Response to Cow & guitar back together for the 36th time: Photos from the Calgary Folk Music Festival 2015

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