At a Glance: A Feels Good Folly Fest Music Primer (#3)

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The third in a series of weekend features exploring many of the performers included as part of the festival’s 2015 lineup.

 

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In two week’s time, Feels Good Folly Fest will take up its annual weekend residency in the sleepy Village of Gagetown. As the seventh edition of the popular festival draws nearer, we thought we’d run a series of short features focusing on the many bands and entertainers performing at this year’s event.

There is something for everyone at this year’s Feels Good Folly Fest.

In case you’ve been on the fence about attending the friendliest festival in New Brunswick (or missed our last two posts), here are 10 more reasons to clear your calendar during the last weekend of June.

All of Green

Well it’s about fucking time!

All of Green performs Saturday June 27, 2015 | Learn more

 

Tomato Tomato

Tomato/Tomato is comprised of husband and wife team, John and Lisa McLaggan. This quirky twosome performs a mix of bluegrass, jazz, blues, and folk music. Their dynamic live performances feature John on vocals and guitar and Lisa on vocals, washboard, bass drum, and tambourine. It’s not unusual for her to be doing all four things at once! The duo’s unique sound, strong vocal harmonies, and colourful original music have quickly led to them being one of the most sought-after acts in Southern N.B. They have just released their debut album, “So It Goes”, a strong set of originals that embodies their signature sound and intelligent writing.

Tomato Tomato performs Saturday June 27, 2015 | Learn more

 

Motherthood

Motherhood was formed in 2010, coming from folk roots that they’ve been working hard to shake ever since. They are part of the Fredericton based art collective, The Shifty Bits Cult.

Motherhood performs Sunday June 28, 2015 | Learn more

 

Roxy and the Underground Soul Sound

Inspired by the sweet sounds of Motown, Southern Soul, R’n’B, and Funk, Roxy and the Underground Soul Sound create original soul music that harks back to the “good ol’ days” yet maintains a youthful and current edginess.

Roxy and the Underground Soul Sound perform Sunday June 28, 2015 | Learn more

 

Walrus

After a string of EPs and singles spanning the past few years, the band is currently finishing-up tracks for their debut LP at the Echo Chamber in Halifax. Expect that to surface later this year. The group’s latest EP, Glam Returns, has become a favourite on East Coast college radio.

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Walrus perform Saturday June 27, 2015 | Learn more

 

Josh Bravener & the Hypochondriacs

A modern folk/country artist trying to keep that classic sound alive. Pulls inspiration from Hank Sr., Elvis, Clapton + to write and cover songs for a diverse entertaining set, keeping the crowed engaged and moving.

Josh Bravener & the Hypochondriacs perform Saturday June 27, 2015 | Learn more

 

Stephen Lewis & the Big Band of One

Looping funky basslines, beat boxed and tummy percussion, soulful lyrics, silly keyboard melodies and slinky guitar riffs. Big Jams, Big Smiles and (not so) Big Bellies are in store.

Stephen Lewis & the Big Band of One perform as part of the Silent Disco | Learn more

 

KDZ

As the driving force behind Home Bass – Halifax’s most Relevant evening of Bass Music – he works tirelessly to provide this city with the freshest selections! To say the least, a KDZ show is satisfying – Fully equipped with an innate ability to gauge his audience, and give them exactly what they want, when they want it.

KDZ perform as part of the Silent Disco | Learn more

 

Scout

Scout’s been rocking the turntables in Atlantic Canada for a decade. No limits in his bag and no restraints on the dance floor. With roots in the club and hip hop scene, Scout has got what it takes to get the floor hopping. There’s a fire that keeps getting hotter and is ready to blow the roof off. Chef Scout’s party recipe is to take ghetto funk, moomba, trap and bass music spiced with hip hop vocals and a pinch of 50’s swing, mixed with turntables and served hot. Getting hungry just thinking of it.

Scout performs as part of the Silent Disco | Learn more

 

Wobble Wallah

Wobble Wallah Halifax’s Official delegate of multicultural bass music. Expect sounds from the far reaches of India to the sweaty beaches of South America all mashed together by a true Maritimer.

Wobblin House of Horrors! by Wobble Wallah on Mixcloud

Wobble Wallah perform as part of the Silent Disco | Learn more

To learn more about Feels Good Folly Fest 2015 or to buy tickets, visit them online!

To learn more about The Village of Gagetown, check this link.

 

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