Calgary Folk Music Festival

A very worth while detour. As well as two days at the festival my cousin Sandy and Pete toured me around to Bowness Park and to a huge native powwow and rodeo.

Top left is Joe Jackson who I last saw live opening for the Who at Exhibition Stadium in 1982 on their first (of many) farewell tours. I had to listen to Joe over the booing of the Who fans. His show in Calgary was amazing with not a single boo.

Top right is Neko Case, I was ready to make the detour to see Joe but Neko cemented the deal. Hell, I went to Buffalo to see Neko. She did a cd with kd Lang and Laura Veirs called "case lang veirs" and I saw them at the Danforth Music Hall, always a good show!

Bottom left is The Mission Songs Project three (four on the cd) Australian aboriginal women with heavenly voices.

Bottom right is Wallis Bird who puts on a powerhouse live show! Check out her live cd "Yeah!". She is from Enniscorthy in Ireland, first time in Canada.