On the show this week, I feature the new and tasty songs from Mitch Katz, as well as the harmony-driven sounds from the duo Byrd & Street. I’ll also play tunes from new releases by Bruce & Walker, Freda, and Ivor Game, among other talented artists. Join me and listen this Saturday, at 8pm, to Fresh Folk, on Utah Public Radio.
There are some great concerts happening around the state, and here’s a list of who’s playing when: Rodriguez at the Depot on May 20th, bassist Victor Wooten at the State Room on June 1st, the Milk Carton Kids at the State Room on June 5th, Merle Haggard at Kingsbury Hall on June 24th, Peter Murphy at the Depot on June 25th, and the Utah Arts Festival takes place June 27 and 28 with headliners Mountain Heart and John McCutcheon scheduled. In Ogden, the Ogden Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival is set for May 30 through June 1 at Fort Buenaventura, with Delia Mae, The Steel Wheels, The Duhks and Alejandro Escovedo scheduled to perform. In Logan, Gabrielle Louise plays at Crumb Brothers on June 21st, and REO Speedwagon plays for the Cruise In on July 4th. Lastly, Red Butte Garden has announced their summer season with: EmmyLou Harris on June 3rd, Jason Isbell on June 17th, Robert Cray and Mavis Staples on June 20th, Natalie Cole on June 24th, Gavin DeGraw and Matt Nathanson on June 29th, and many more (though some are already sold out).
Fresh Folk Playlist Heard Saturdays at 8pm on Utah Public Radio Show #1417 (aired 5/17/14) SONG_TITLE ARTIST_NAME CD_NAME I’m Gonna Swim Byrd & Street Words and Music Higher Ground Byrd & Street Words and Music Old Out of Tune Guitar Byrd & Street Words and Music If I Should Fall Behind The New 76ers In the Light The First Poet on the Moon Mare Wakefield and Nomad, Poet on the Moon The life You Know Ivor Game The Life You Know, November Grey Bruce & Walker Born to Rottenrow Can’t Help Loving that Man of Mine Freda Turquoise Nothing To It Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes Life on Fire Apocalypse Café Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes Life on Fire Out of the Blue Mitch Katz Out of the Blue This Kind of Love Mitch Katz Out of the Blue My Valentine Mitch Katz Out of the Blue