On the show this week, I feature the new release pairing Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt, plus the honest songs of Steve Kunzman. I’ll also play songs from new albums by Bob Bradshaw, Susan James, and Eric Bannan, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
The summer concert season is in full swing, and here’s a list of what’s happening when: Railroad Earth and Bruce Hornsby at Deer Valley on July 15th, Dave Alvin at Peery’s Egyptian Theater on July 16th, Steve Martin at Deer Valley on July 19th, Don McLean at the City Park in Draper on July 19th, Justin Townes Earle at the Gallivan Center on July 20th, John Hiatt at the State Room on July 20th, Tift Merritt at the State Room on July 21st, Keller Williams at Snowbird on July 27th, the Infamous Stringdusters at the Depot on July 31st, Bob Dylan and Wilco at USANA on August 1st, Ray Wylie Hubbard plays at the State Room on August 7th, Erykah Badu performs for the Twilight Concert Series on August 8th, Lyle Lovett plays at Deer Valley on August 17th, and Jewel with Lucy Wainwright Roche do a show at Deer Valley on August 24th. Red Butte Garden’s season includes: Brandi Carlisle on July 14th, David Byrne on July 15th, A Prairie Home Companion with Aoife O’Donovan on July 17th, Kenny Loggins on July 23rd, Dwight Yoakam on July 25th, Merle Haggard on July 30th,, Steve Miller Band on August 7th, Steely Dan on August 10th, Michael Franti on August 18th, John Prine on August 20th, Buddy Guy on August 27th, the Black Crowes on Sept 15, Neko Case on Sept 16th, and Earth Wind and Fire on Sept 17th. In Logan, the duo Otter Creek plays at Crumb Brothers on July 20th, Windy Hill bluegrass band does a house concert on August 8th, the Beaver Mt Music Festival takes place August 17th, and Cindy Novelo does a show at Crumb Brothers on August 17th.