The tenth and last concert in the Friday Live Music Series was an open mic afternoon. Welcoming in the fall on September 1st in the Village Commons tent, the event was a well-attended last hoorah. Performers featured were Louis Belcourt, Sun Rob, Tashi, and Jemma & the Good Thing. Manda Aufochs Gillespie hosted the concert live on Folk U Radio.Continue reading Folk U: Open Mic at Friday Live Music
On Friday August 25th, Basil performed the ninth concert in the Friday Market Live Music Series. An island singer-songwriter, their music was beautiful and heartfelt. Manda Aufochs Gillespie hosted the concert live on Folk U Radio.
The series was sponsored by the Cortes Island Community Foundation.Continue reading Folk U: Basil at Friday Live Music
Michael Keith played a beautiful set in the Village Commons tent on the afternoon of August 18th. The eighth concert in the Friday Market Live Music Series was well-attended and full of laughter. Playing an entirely improvised set, Michael entranced the audience with a wide variety of musical textures – made entirely through his guitar and pedals.
About halfway through the concert, he began to improvise an song about the Village Commons. He sang: “The Village Commons – not so common after all”.Continue reading Folk U: Michael Keith returns to Live Music Fridays
On August 11, Heather Wolf and the Wild Revival played the seventh concert in the Friday Market Live Music series under the Village Commons tent.
Performing an eclectic mix of music, they captured the attention of the audience with their sweet harmonies, contagious energy, and vulnerability. The Portland-based band tries to come to Cortes every summer and were originally brought by Heather Wolf. Heather has family ties to Channel Rock and has been a both a camper and a zilla (camp councillor) with the Power of Hope.Continue reading Folk U: Heather Wolf and the Wild Revival come to the Village Commons
On Friday Aug 4 Jemma Hicken joined Manda Aufochs Gillespie under the big tent in the village commons for another edition of Folk U’s coverage of the Friday Live Music series. Musician/reporter Louis Belcourt was a special guest.
Jemma played from her newest CD, ‘Get It Together’ and talked about the production process.Continue reading Folk U at the Friday Market Live Music: Jemma Hicken