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Pollstar confirms 1st FRFF '06 booking!

   Discussion: Pollstar confirms 1st FRFF '06 booking!
John J. Ryan · 12 years, 1 month ago
And it's Eddie From Ohio again. It also confirms the dates are the same as always, July 20-23, 2006.
lawrence Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
the dates are the same as always, July 20-23, 2006.

it was July 20-23, 2006 last year, too?
Bender Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
People aren't sick of them yet? There's only so many times you can hear that harmony pulled from "Afternoon Delight" without wanting to claw your eyes out.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
That's your father talking!
goovie is married! Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
yeah, but her dad is right.
100% dainty! Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Eddie From Ohio really doesn't do it for me. I can't get into the spirit.
nate... Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
yeah... I mean, I enjoy seeing them still.. but... I won't go out of my way to. Now, robbie solo, on the other hand... that's another story. :)

Paul Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Well at least Eddie will be there...I can listen to them live more than on a cd. Hopefully they won't do "Hey Little Man" again. I enjoy alot of the acts that appear at FR pretty much every year but having a variety of regulars, new acts and big name headliners definitely keeps it interesting.
More British Folk acts like Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span, Ashley Hutchings, Martin Carthy, John Tams and Dave Swarbrick would be nice too.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Fairport Convention with Richard Thompson and Sandy Denny was as great as any band ever. I saw them without those two. It was as if they did one song over and over again. Boring. I acutally saw them with Steeleye Span. There were great. I went for the third act on the bill, Rennaisance, the first band I ever stalked.

Paul Back · 12 years, 1 month ago

I've seen Fairport several times, once with RT. They are better now that Chris Leslie is in the band. I saw Steeleye Span at the iron horse once too right after the time cd when Maddy Prior and Gae Woods were in the band, quite a show. I got to sit and talk with Maddy after the show too. She's really nice and quite sexy!!

Someday I'd like to go to Cropredy. People who have been to both say Falcon Ridge is a lot like Cropredy

Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Maddy isn't in the band? She was the band. She's great. She sings the ballad I did as a spoken word piece for a contest in the 7th Grade. The Twa Corbies.
Paul Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
I think Maddy left for a while but now she is back.
She sounds live as good or better than in the studio. You wouldn't think they could sing that well live but the are amazing. Gaudete was a show stopper.
Green Day would be great. American Idiot is a great cd. Although they are not folk artists they certainly would fit in and add to FR.
Phoenix Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Hopefully they won't do "Hey Little Man" again

Don't be too optimistic ;) To my dismay they played it at their November show at the Somerville Theater...
Bender Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
It's like, "Did you dream about stuff that other people wrote so I only have to come up with eight original words?"
John J. Ryan Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
I think Ann Saunders can be very liberal with who she chooses to book. Reason being is that a good portion of the crowd will show up to the festival anyway, even if they book Slayer. She doesn't have to bring the same acts back every time, although it wouldn't feel like FRFF without some of those "regulars".
lawrence Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
although it wouldn't feel like FRFF without some of those "regulars"

right, because what Falcon Ridge really needs is to have Great Day blasted from the main stage on Sunday morning for the seventh year in a row.
Phoenix Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Werd.
Paul Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Green Day would be awesome at FR-they would fit right in
100% dainty! Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
yeah . . . .not really into "great day."

My one thought for the Sunday morning gospel show?

Book Sweet Honey! Book Sweet Honeyyyyyy!!!
goovie is married! Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
god, that would rock.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Now that's a good idea
Phoenix Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Good idea!

Hopefully they come up with someone non-preachy...

The Kennedys' preachyness (as much as I generally like them) this year sucked a$$ :(
100% dainty! Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
am i the only one who didn't mind all the stuff they were saying?
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
ARe we talking about during the gospel morning wake up? I missed that so I can't say. I know that I pretty much always love them.
Phoenix Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
I wasn't actually what they were saying.

But I don't like being proselytized at. Even if I might agree ;)
100% dainty! Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
me neither. but when is it proselytizing and when is it just sharing a philosophy? is it proselytizing if you're saying everyone should be open-minded and kind or whatever?
Paul Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
What exactly did they say?
goovie is married! Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
robbie solo rocks my world.
John J. Ryan Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Just wait until you hear Mike Clem solo, he's coming out with a solo record of his own! :)
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Do you mean when he called me a creep? :-)
Bender Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Sometimes one's parents are correct.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
well if you are talking pseudoparents...
Paul Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
I went to a NIelds house concert and Nerissa said they will play Falcon Ridge in 06. It will be the first concert they do after coming back from Nerissa's maternity leave.
Paul Back · 12 years ago
Pollstar as of yesterday(1-7) added John Gorka to FR 06. At the Nields House concert we went to Nerissa said that FR was the first concert they would play after she has her baby.
Phoenix Back · 12 years ago
Hee John is playing on 3 days/nights. That's good news ;)
Misch Back · 12 years ago
Although getting that accordion player ready is going to take a few more years I suspect... David Matheson might be available in the meantime. ;-)
Paul · 12 years, 1 month ago
Who is great day? Sweet Honey is sweet honey in the rock?
Andrea Krause Back · 12 years, 1 month ago

Great Day is an Eddie From Ohio song that many find to be no that "Great" and rather annoying. Including me. :)  As for the second question...I'm assuming that is the case, yes.

Paul Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Thanks. We only have have one EFO cd and honestly I've never listened to it. Kate won it at Falcon Ridge 2 years ago.
Gordondon son of Ethelred · 12 years, 1 month ago
The problem isn't with EFO. They are great, the problem is overexposure. The fact that they appear every year is creating a backlash which is evident on this thread. I've been thinking who would be a good replacement for them. I've come up with three. They aren't my three favorite bands. What they are is three groups that fill the same ecological niche.

  • Carbon Leaf: They put out the same high energy, dancing in the aisles vibe as EFO. I enjoy their shows as much as anyone's. I also think I'd get tired of them if they played every year. They really have one song that they play variations of, but it is a great song.

  • Great Big Sea: I'm not sure if they'd do FRFF but I know pretty much everyone here would be Happy if they did.

  • Tanglefoot: They certainly would play FRFF and they'd get everyone up and on their feet and singing along with them.
Andrea Krause Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
I loves 'em all! :)
lawrence Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
speak for yourself. my problem is with EFO. I don't think their live show has changed particularly much in the past six years, other than that Julie has become more sickeningly over-expressive and that they do fewer songs with Mike and Robbie on lead vocals.

nowadays, I find them rather dull live.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
but that's the point. If you hadn't been seeing them constantly over the last 6 years you wouldn't be as concerned about the act not changing.

The act actually has changed. I was struck by how many songs I didn't really know the last time I saw them. I just have the Cow Album (out of the fishbowl) and Quick.

I love Carbon Leaf to no end but if seeing them wasn't a rarity I think I'd feel the same way about them.
Bender Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
I don't even go to FRFF. I've only seen the band perform once.

I liked them for a brief period and now I find them grating.

Julie seriously need a vocal coach and some sedatives.
esa que ves en el rincón Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Julie needs a vocal coach? Are you kidding? In terms of technique, Julie is nearly flawless, says this classically trained singer...
Bender Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
This classically trained singer respectfully disagrees.
esa que ves en el rincón Back · 12 years, 1 month ago

I know Julie's styling is a little too "star search" or "American Idol" for some people. Fine. I'm cool with that. But when you say she needs a vocal coach, are you criticizing her styling or her technical (ie. production of pitch, etc) ability?

Bender Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
She's okay technically. Not great.

A vocal coach is different from a singing teacher. The teacher instructs your technique. The coach teaches you how to use it.

She has no idea what to do with her vibrato. She starts words that begin with vowels with an h. Her attempts at being emotional border on hystrionic.

I'm far from a purist, but I have basic expectations.
Paul D. Beasi Back · 11 years, 10 months ago
This husband of a classically trained singer and son-in-law of a voice teacher also respectfully disagrees. A lot.

Julie's singing would make jan cry. :)
Paul Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Carbon Leaf sounds pretty good. It's nice that they let you hear so many songs when you visit their website
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
They are even better live.
Phoenix Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Totally true.

They played a great free concert shortly after FRFF in Boston at Copley Sq.
Paul Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
free-my kind of concert!!
Paul Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
I saw on their website that they will be in connecticut in 2006. How did you first hear of them?
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
They did a tour with Great Big Sea. They pretty much blew everone away
Paul Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
That must have been some concert. Both bands have my vote for FR '06
Bender Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
GBS is too big of an act to ever play Falcon Ridge, IMO.
Songbill Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Really? GBS isn't that big in the States.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Which is why it makes so much sense for them to play FRFF. They could use the exposure.

I know they draw huge crowds in Canada. Canadians come down here to see them so they can see them in more intimate settings.
Bender Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Frankly, they've had the exposure. They've more than paid their dues in the folk circuit, the Celtic circuit, the pop circuit, you name it. If they were going to break big in the US, they would have done so already.

They don't need more exposure. Frankly, I think they're happy with what they have -- a large following in Canada.

Also... let's say they do the folk festival circuit. The best that happens is that they get paid significantly less than they're accustomed to and maybe they become as famous in the US as Dan Bern. Woohoo.
Josh Woodward Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Hardly anyone has heard of them in the states. I've only run into a handful of people around here, and most of them are originally Canadian. I'd say they're on par with EFO in terms of popularity from what I've seen - a definite cult following, but certainly not too big to play FRFF.
lawrence Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
just too loud to play FRFF. they should have played there about five years ago, before they became a full out rock band.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 12 years ago
They are no louder than EFO and not as loud as Richard Thompson with his band. They'd fit right in.

The problem is that they know that I'd kidnap Murray and keep him playing at the budgiedome the entire festival.
Bender Back · 12 years ago
But still see my above comment. They'd never play FRFF.
lawrence Back · 12 years ago
honestly, I found Richard Thompson way too loud, too. I was up in the Budgiedome during his set and thought he was too loud, even. He must have been even louder for the people on the hill actually watching his set. and EFO used to be quieter and folkier - not so much with the electric guitar.
Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 12 years ago
You old people just don't get Rock 'n ' Roll.
Bender Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
Here, they fill up giant venues and they need to post signs discouraging crowd-surfing.
Josh Woodward Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
No crowd-surfing at a GBS concert? Gah, what fun is that? :)
Bender Back · 12 years, 1 month ago
There's still the goat-shaving.
A.J. Back · 12 years ago
Ani is a hell of a lot bigger than GBS. If she can play, so can they. Actually as Bill pointed out, GBS isn't even that big in the US. Another band that really should be playing FRFF is Spirit of The West.
Bender Back · 12 years ago
However, if they had to choose between playing a big venue in Canada where they'll be paid much more than FRFF and playing at a little folk festival in back-ass nowhere, what do you think they'd probably choose?

Lack of success in the US does not make an act small or indie. Implying that this is the case is rather ethnocentric.
Phoenix Back · 12 years ago
Nah.

If they still *were* a folk act they wouldn't care about the money :P
Bender Back · 12 years ago
What color is the sky in that pretty world of yours, Reinhard? I want to live there. ;)
renita Back · 12 years ago
Ani is neither small nor indie nor does she suffer from lack of success in the US.

I also wonder if FRFF was able to offer her the money she usually pulls in.

I wonder why she chose to go?

Musicians at camping-type music festivals I have been to seem to go for the atmosphere, to perform to the type of crowd that will go to a three-day music event. This may not apply to all of the artists, only the ones that I have personally spoken to.
Paul D. Beasi Back · 11 years, 10 months ago
Actually by definition Ani is in fact indie since she is on her own independent label.
Will work for anime Back · 12 years ago
  • Great Big Sea: I'm not sure if they'd do FRFF but I know pretty much everyone here would be Happy if they did.

  • i think they did FRFF quite a few years ago - perhaps 6 or 7 yrs.  If they played it again (esp with Murray) i might actually consider going back!! ^_^

    goovie is married! Back · 12 years ago
    i know they didn't play in '00. i'm pretty sure they didn't play in '99 either.
    Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 12 years ago
    I know they didn't play in 99.
    Will work for anime Back · 12 years ago
    I think 99 was my first year to FRFF - the one with Fruvous, Susan Werner, the Nields, EFO and the debut summer of the Killer Tents Song.  The day we got back from the festival my dad had printed off a picutre from the FRFF website with GBS on it and asked how we like them. I told him they didn't play but that the picutre was most likely taken the year before...can anyone confirm if they played in 98?
    Andrea Krause Back · 12 years ago
    This seems to:

    linky
    Misch Back · 12 years ago
    Many places seem to indicate Great Big Sea played in 1998
    Gordondon son of Ethelred Back · 12 years ago
    I so should have gone then. I'm pretty sure Christine Lavin played there too. I just didn't want to go there alone. I didn't know anybody else then. The next year I decided to go by myself. One of the best decisions I ever made.
    Brian Riordan Back · 12 years ago

    It was, indeed, 1998, that GBS energized the FRFF crowd. They opened the Friday evening session, the same slot  that EFO would play the following year...the slot that Mike Clem would refer to as "the get-em outta the mess tent slot".

    Patty Larkin closed the festival on Sunday, if my memory serves me.

    Gordondon son of Ethelred · 11 years, 10 months ago
    Yay Christine Lavin is playing FRFF.
    Phoenix Back · 11 years, 10 months ago
    Oh that's sweet...
    Gordondon son of Ethelred · 11 years, 9 months ago
    Shawn Colvin.

    FRFF is trying to book my high profile acts this year because of hte new location. Shawn is one of them.
    Andrea Krause Back · 11 years, 9 months ago
    Feh. She bores me.
    trunger is counting... · 11 years, 9 months ago
    ...maybe they should just go to FRFF just to go and camp with the lot of us....wouldn't that be a neato thingie something...

    is girlyman gonna be there? i'm kinda on a girlyman binge atm
    nate... Back · 11 years, 9 months ago
    eh, I don't care either way.

    But I think it's cool they're going .. just because a lot of folks are still into them.

    I just wish robbie would play solo also. :)

    Gordondon son of Ethelred · 11 years, 9 months ago
    I saw Taxi Chain and a Canadian Music event at Lincoln Center once and they rocked. Anyone else know them?

    Eric Schwartz is playing Yee Ha!
    john r · 11 years, 9 months ago
    I hope FR adds The Waifs. There are not many folk rock bands, and I happen to like a full band show, especially as an eveneing closer, at FR. The Waifs are not touring right now (maternity leave)...but I plan to put them down on my list of suggestions for next year.

    john r

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