The first I intro is Ivan Neville, one of New Orleans' best -- it's $25 a day, but you can go back and rewatch everything later
Here's the link:
If you buy a ticket (hey, I did! Gotta support live music!) when you get to the show page, click on "Experience," one of the blue buttons across the top, then scroll down to "Martin Stage" -- I've been watching all afternoon and it sounds great! If you look closely you can see photographer Jayne Toohey right in front of the stage snapping away. Like an Escher print -- a photograph of a photographer taking a photograph.
I also do this tomorrow, starting earlier -- as they say:
THE PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL: THE SHOW MUST GO ON . . . LINE!
Tonight's show ends with Ben Gibbard, the main dude in "Death Cab For Cutie" -- he was a vegan, now he's a pescatarian -- and not only does he run marathons, he has been performing living concerts every day, partnering with non-profit charities in the Pacific Northwest. So yes, he walks the walk and talks the talk. Who knew the leader of Death Cab For Cutie had the heart of a folksinger?
- For decades Phil's sister Sonny Ochs has hosted these shows across the country -- tonight it's all LIVE and FREE on your screen
- We didn't know what songs we'd hear, and looking back on this, it's wonderful -- I list who plays when so you can skip to your favorites
- My live Hurdy Gurdy concert has been moved from indoors to online -- I'm joined by a dozen singer/songwriters each doing 2 songs -- from 7 PM to 10 PM Eastern
- It begins with a funny song for our times, "Stress" by Jim Infantino, ends with Kate Taylor's lovely, "I've Got A Message"
- A strong lineup for top to bottom -- the incomparable Jim Infantino opens, Kate closes, and an embarrassment of riches in between
- Columnist Jennifer Finney Boylan was inspired by the song to write about her best summer -- what was yours?
- The PFF asked me to help MC, and to do a 15-20 min minute set, which is the exact length of this one song, which is based on something that really happened
- Starting with Brooks Williams in Cambridge, UK --- closing with B&B in the US -- next month Bob Lind is headliner (yes, The Elusive Butterfly Of Love guy)
- Wonderful food (dining room opens at 5:30) -- spectacular desserts -- LIVE entertainment -- Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door.
- Believe it or not, when I wrote this song inspired by the 2009 Scripps Spelling Bee, I SPELT TWO WORDS WRONG! Finally I've made up for it.
- Jimmy Webb wrote the perfect song for the launch back in 1978, and here Michael Feinstein sings it.
- Have a favorite in the show? Here's when each performs so you can zip right to them --