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Kerrville Folk Festival Founder Rod Kennedy Dies
‘People are isolated from each other by technology’
"...Folk lovers around the globe received sorry, start-of-the-week news when..."

April 14, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

A Culture 50 Years in the Making: The Kerrville Folk Festival Experience
Life-altering and deep-listening scenes from the oldest music festival in Texas
"...If Texas is the state with the richest folk songwriting history, the Kerrville Folk Festival could be considered..."

May 20, 2022 Music Feature by Hank Erwin

Out There in the Fresh Air With Utopia, Old Settler's, and Kerrville Folk Festival
Fall fests coax us from the metropolis
"...screens, it's time to change with the leaves. Music festivals in and around Austin fill up all five weekends..."

Oct. 15, 2021 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

Kerrville Fall Folk Fest & Island Folk Festival
The future of folk looks bright in Texas
"...I played the Kennedy stage at the Kerrville Fall Folk Festival Saturday night. My dad, Jon Dee..."

Sept. 2, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Folk Goddess Behind the Curtain: Dalis Allen
Kerrville wiz stages Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Conference
"’s 1955 turquoise Chevy Bel Air to her first Kerrville Folk Festival. Thirty years later, 2002, she took over..."

Sept. 24, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Radio Coffee Beer & Folk
Native son Jack Wilson, behind the bar and onstage
"...Jack Wilson relishes entrenchments where songs thrive, the Kerrville Folk Festival and Old Settler's Music Festival, for example...."

Aug. 15, 2014 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

What the Folk?
The 2006 Folk Alliance washes ashore in Austin – brace the bulkheads!
"...the music business, it's unlikely you've heard of the Folk Alliance until recently. This weekend its annual conference invades..."

Feb. 10, 2006 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Faster Than Sound: Ryan Bingham Warms Up His Western Festival
Onetime local Americana star inaugurates his fest on a chilly day in Luckenbach
"...troubadour earned another stripe with his own Hill Country festival in partnership with Live Nation, following national trends toward..."

April 19, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

SXSW Music Festival
Picks & Sleepers
"...self titled showtune-orama, mom Kate McGarrigle's noted career in folk and now Martha's foray as a singer-songwriter, you probably..."

March 17, 2000 Music Feature

Faster Than Sound: KVRX Launches the Largest College Radio Festival
KVRX station manager Gab Soong starts the largest ever student-run radio fest, national phone theft ring uncovered from ACL Fest, and Big Thief’s Buck Meek settles down outside the city
"...asked if the UT radio station put on a festival. Aside from increasingly big South by Southwest events and..."

March 1, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Marshmallow Love
The 31st annual Kerrville Folk Festival
"...The 31st Kerrville Folk Festival begins this Memorial Day weekend. A world-famous..."

May 24, 2002 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

A Chorus for Rod Kennedy
ATX songwriters pen one for the Kerrville Folk Festival founder
"...Kerrville Folk Festival founder Rod Kennedy, 84, died of natural..."

April 17, 2014 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Double-Barrel Beautiful
Texan sweetheart of the 1960s folk rodeo, Carolyn Hester
"...the time." Instead, she tumbled into the nascent 1960s folk movement. Finding her true voice in singing, she fell..."

Dec. 19, 2008 Music Feature by Margaret Moser

SXSW Interview: Raina Rose
Folk music ‘only exists in a community’
"...because she’s the daughter of poet Leana McClellan and folk singer Morris McClellan. She’s showcasing Wednesday at South by..."

March 9, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
Baby sea turtles, Elvis Fest, and more!
"...and work on the base coat of your tan. Festival season is just warming up around Texas, so there..."

May 5, 2017 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Pete Seeger 1919-2014
Did the folk overseer ever play Austin?
"...Folk giant Pete Seeger died Monday evening at the New..."

Jan. 28, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

ACL Fest Interview: Big Thief
Brooklyn folk rockers in the Friday interview spotlight
"...Fielding inquiries into her Brooklyn-launched folk rock group Big Thief, frontwoman Adrianne Lenker also narrates..."

Oct. 5, 2018 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

A New Favorite at Old Settler’s: Sierra Ferrell
Rising roots singer impresses at the Central Texas folk campout
"...My time at Old Settler’s Music Festival wasn’t long, a single Saturday — not even counting..."

Oct. 26, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Dome Sweet Dome
How do you contain an international music festival? Build a dome, and they will calm.
"...stage for good. What a perfect end to the Festival, really...."

April 1, 2011 Music Feature by Audra Schroeder

An Old Soul
Emily Elbert's bright side
"...The biggest surprise at last month’s Old Settler’s Music Festival was Emily Elbert. She won the Youth Talent Competition..."

May 21, 2008 Music Post by Jim Caligiuri

Danny Schmidt: Slow & Easy & Winning the Race
Doing business with a native Austin writer
"...Danny Schmidt remains the kind of beloved folk troubadour that begins a Kickstarter campaign for a new..."

Sept. 5, 2014 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Pick-Me-Up Hoedown
The 17th annual Old Settler's Music Festival: no waterfall, but a cascade of acoustic and bluegrass music nonetheless
"...There may be better known bluegrass/roots music festivals in the U.S., but this weekend's Old Settler's Music..."

April 16, 2004 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Off the Record
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Kerrville Folk Festival one year at a time
"...comes to Texas songwriting, history happens first at the Kerrville Folk Festival. The annual 18-day outing in the scenic..."

May 27, 2011 Music Column by Austin Powell

Playback: Record Store Day
Why Record Store Day matters
" "catering to people who collect vinyl like some folks used to collect Beanie Babies and Pokemon cards" in..."

April 18, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Take Me to the River
Rock & Roll Books
" read the magazines / I've been wounded in folklore / But I bet you never knew what I..."

Dec. 29, 2000 Books Feature by Margaret Moser

Kerrville Folk Festival
Live Shot
"...Kerrville Folk FestivalQuiet Valley Ranch, Kerrville, May 25-26 It's 6:25am..."

June 7, 2002 Music Review by Dan Hardick

Day Trips
"...the Hearnes offer a combination of country blues and folk music...."

Jan. 31, 1997 Column by Gerald E. McLeod

Live Shots

June 28, 1996 Music Feature

Day Trips & Beyond: May Events Roundup
Catfish, outlaws, and armadillos
" find something to celebrate at one of the festivals or just get your toes wet in a river..."

May 2, 2018 Travel Post by Gerald E. McLeod

Off the Record
Rod Kennedy's 80th birthday
"...producing more than 1,500 events, including the Longhorn Jazz Festival and Kerrville Folk Festival, which he founded in 1972..."

Jan. 29, 2010 Music Column by Austin Powell

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