Front Country – Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2019

Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2019

With musical backgrounds in everything from roots-rock to world music to the classics, it would seem that west coast bluegrass would be an odd choice the members of Front Country.  It might just be that diversity that gives the band it’s unique sound in this genre.  The band had been jamming for a while before entering a band competition at a bluegrass festival.  Following a surprise win, the band were truly on their way.

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Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers – VFMF 2019

Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2019

Zydeco music was born out of south west Louisiana from a mixture of traditional Cajun music, mixed with R&B, jazz and gospel. However, over the last 100 years this style has spread its wings to other parts of the US and further afield, originally as French-speaking and Louisiana Creole speaking Créoles left the state to look for better economic opportunities. Continue reading “Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers – VFMF 2019”

GALLERY: Oktopus – Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Vancouver Folk Music Festival 2019

Quebec based Oktopus used the Vancouver Folk Music Festival as the kick off to a Western Canada tour that will wrap up at the 3-day Canmore Music Festival from August 3rd  – 5th. The eclectic band blend music from Eastern Europe, the Balkans and Quebec into non-stop extravaganza which is a feast for the eyes as well as the ears.

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Vancouver Folk Music Festival

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

2019

Jericho Beach Park


It is a little over a week until the kick off of the 2019 Vancouver Folk Music Festival. This year will be the 42nd outing for this Vancouver tradition, and once again will take place at Jericho Beach Park.

As in previous years the crowd is expected to be large – the event regularly draws more than 40,000 attendees over the three days of festival.

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