On the show this week, I feature two live recordings – one from the talented and entertaining Cheryl Wheeler, another from the beautiful singer Debra Cowan. I’ll also play songs from new discs by Brian Vardigans, Amy White, and Nels Andrews, among other talented artists. Tune in and listen this Saturday at 8pm to Fresh Folk on Utah Public Radio.
There some great concerts happening around the state, including: the Ogden Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival takes place May 31- June 2nd with The Boxcars, Elephant Revival, Sam Bush and Tim O’Brien headlining, They Might Be Giants at The Depot on June 8th, Rachel Yamagata at the State Room on June 14th, and Rhonda Vincent at the Sandy City Amphitheater on June 15th.
Red Butte Garden has announced their summer concert season, which includes: Big Head Todd and the Monsters on June 9th, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals on June 16th, Jackson Browne on June 19th, the Tedeschi Trucks Band on June 24th, Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell on June 25th, Old Crow Medicine Show on July 5th, 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, and Merle Haggard on July 30th.
In Logan, folk-rocker Dana Hubbard returns to Crumb Brothers on June 8th, and the duo Otter Creek plays at Crumb Brothers on July 20th