Fri., Jul. 15 - Sun., Jul. 17
N2DS2W, and another big group of CBC Radio 3 bloggers and friends, will be folkin' around in London this weekend for the 38th annual Home County Folk Festival (HCFF). An approximately two-hour drive from Detroit/Windsor, it's a gas-tank friendly, family-friendly,and definitely Canadian indie music-friendly getaway that's not too far away. Main Stage performers include Basia Bulat and Sarah Harmer (Friday) and Emm Gryner and Hawksley Workman (Saturday).
But as John Teeter, assistant artistic director and festival graphic designer for the HCFF, posted on the Radio 3 blog this morning, "Workshops are the jewel in the folk festival crown. Basically they have a theme and a grouping of artists of like mind and throw them on stage... And they can turn into really interesting versions of songs that you know and love." Especially when the performers include Dan Mangan, The Acorn, Royal Wood, Harlan Pepper plus some of the Main Stage headliners.