Two truly authentic folk talents share a unique bill. Veteran folk hero Michael Hurley is one of American music’s true originals. Hurley got his start during the 60s Greenwich Village folk boom. An outsider right from the start, Hurley has always forged his own itinerant path. His songs are often funny, melancholic, and always touching, whether he’s playing a well-loved favourite or a number from his latest Mississippi Records release, Land of LoFi.
A founding member of the band Espers, Meg Baird was a key part of the so-called freak-folk movement of the early naughts. Her work as a solo artist gives her beautiful voice and guitar playing breathing space, offering luminescent, feathery songs which truly dazzle live.
This show is part of our St Stephen’s Sunday Folk series, where we present three distinct branches of new folk music over the course of consecutive summer Sundays in the sublime architecture and rich acoustics of St Stephen’s Uniting Church. Other shows in the St Stephen’s Sunday Folk program are American Primitive: Sir Richard Bishop & Daniel Bachman
and Mirel Wagner & Nadia Reid
. These special performances close in time for you to catch the sun setting while walking to the Festival Village for evening entertainment.