soundtracking with Robert Szkolnicki: snapshots of summerAugust 11, 2012
The calendar says something different but my ears tell me summer is over as there are no more outdoor music festivals around these parts. The Winnipeg scene starts with Electronic and Jazz festivals in June. Folk and Fringe in July. It all ends in Gimli on August long weekend.
Once again I did not get to everything I wanted to. What I did catch provided some great moments.
The workshops are the best part of the Folk Festival. Bring a bunch of musicians together on one stage and let them loose. You get to see them real close and have fun.
The Folk Festival is not all just music to make you feel good.
He tells the story that when he was a young and angry man, he picked up a guitar and taught himself to play. Music was his way to make a point. While he acknowledges that you can make a point with Facebook and Twitter, in his words “no tweet has ever made me cry”.
Speaking of young musicians, I caught Polaris long list nominee Cannon Bros at the Fringe Festival.