Community Culture

Brandi Carlile at Folk Fest in 2015

“You hear Folk Festival and you might be thinking ‘Kumbaya’ or singer-songwriter or something like that, but it really gave us the opportunity to put a bigger variety of music on the lineup,” Authier explained.

NOSELL

Through hearing Roupenian read, I was pulled back into my adolescence. I was forced to face the inexplicable paranoia and fear that plagued me during my coming-of-age.

Literati Bookstore

I owe that basement a lot. That basement may have saved me.

NOSELL

The music was evolving rapidly, beyond my control, and I was merely along for the ride.

NOSELL

To be encapsulated by this performance for 80 minutes is not something difficult to do.

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Music has always been an essential part of the Civil Rights Movement. At the heart of every march, there is always a chant, always a song to keep morale up and keep the fight going.

NOSELL

Gregory Alan Isakov is one of the strongest voices in modern folk today, and continues to grow with each album.

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I’m writing this while watching snow fall on a frozen lake. There’s a guy zooming around on a four-wheeler with a sled attached the back, and his two tiny children are sitting on it looking like fluffy bundles of hats and scarves.

NOSELL

In the week leading up to my seeing “The Great Tamer,” conceived, visualized and directed by Dimitris Papaioannou, the only thing I knew was that it contained full frontal nudity. So, naturally, I asked my dad to accompany me for a unique father-daughter bonding experience.

NOSELL

When I was a little girl, I ran into my mother’s room crying because I had a nightmare where she was eaten by a goblin. I jumped into her arms and asked her to never leave me.