Monday, August 18, 2008

John Darnielle in Colorado

John Darnielle of Mountain Goats sings Your Belgian Things

I feel sorry for the people who attended the full weekend of Folks Fest in Lyons, Colo. in mid-August, as the entire state was subjected to a 60-hour downpour that left the Friday and Saturday performances of Dar Williams, Amos Lee, Patty Griffin, Nancy Griffith, et. al. a soggy mess. Jakob Dylan was supposed to play mid-afternoon on Sunday, but canceled at the last minute. John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats replaced him. Sunday turned out to be full of sunshine, and his performance was full of fun and inspiration, as were the sets from Missy Higgins, KT Tunstall, Ellis, Melissa Ferrick, and others. I got to say hi to John after the set. Check the links here for performances of San Bernadino, Dilaudid, International Small Arms Traffic Blues, and No Children.


Sharon said...

Great that the sun came out and that you got a chance to meet him afterwards. And it's very cool to be able to glimpse the festival from our little land without culture. Thanks for that.

No Children was my favorite!

Ruth said...

Nice to see you there chumming with John. Glad for the sunshine too.