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Thread #113881 Message #2685719
Posted By: KenM
22-Jul-09 - 11:27 PM
Thread Name: Apple Hollow Music Fest Quebec Canada '09
Subject: RE: Apple Hollow Music Fest Quebec Canada '09
Well, I have been following the posts on this thread since Pat and I got back to Florida and have had some time to reflect on the extraordinary festival Adrien, et. al. put on. First, how the hell does he dial up the weather Gods like he does? Last year, there were fierce thunderstorms on Friday night but the skies turned blue on Saturday. This year, even though it wasn't as nasty, it was still unpleasant on Friday night but was followed by a great day of weather on Saturday.
What a day on Saturday! Penny Lang, backed up by her son and grandson and Marc...what a way to kick it off!! John McKenzie on the Barn Stage was incredible and then we all dashed back to the main stage to see/hear the Montreal Folk Reunion hosted by Mike Regenstreif. Willie Dunn was late getting there because of some misdirection to the festival site and Jesse Winchester didn't know he was supposed to be there. But, what a great time Bruce Murdoch, Penny Lang, and Ron Bankley put on. It was great to hear Bruce bring out some oldies like "Come Across to You" and "Lay Down Our Drums". For an old folkie from Montreal, it was great to hear these icons of folk music reminisce about the Yellow Door, the Blue Lantern, the New Penelope, and to talk about our now departed brothers, Tex Koenig and Sean Gagnier.
Bruce Murdoch put on an incredible set backed by the able back-up of Ron Bankley on guitar and the vocals of April Werner and Jeri Cerlew.
Those who were there will never forget Jesse's set. That expressive face and wonderful sense of humor. Those great old songs like Yankee Lady, Down Around Biloxi,and Brand New Tennessee Waltz.
All in all, what a night!