Artist Write ups
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rainbow girls and the riverside
There are those out there who’d just as soon pass through life as live it. They are the takers, the schemers, the swindlers, the movers and shakers who brandish a new face for each day of the week and attempt to dominate all they regard. There are also, however, those who see magic and beauty at every turn, who recognize all that’s come before them and the chance they have to add their brush stroke to the collective canvas. To improve, to enhance, to inspire. They are the ones who catch your eye and touch your heart and widen your jaw as they whisper yes, this is what life can be…this is what life should be. The Rainbow Girls and The Riverside take not a moment for granted, and as they jump and jive and jitterbug through each overlooked burrow and forgotten alleyway, they are waving their arms and showing the way so that together we all might chance upon such majesty.
Midtown Social and the turkey buzzards
Life is meant to be lived. Whatever darkness there may be, it is equaled and surpassed by all the joy and hope and celebration that spews out of those who know how to conjure it. Even darkness and struggle may be cherished through the appropriate lens. Music has the power to lionize the entire spectrum, from the moments when your feet don’t touch the ground to the days when gravity seems to be picking on you, and through music we are able to feel all there is to be felt. Midtown Social and the Turkey Buzzards dive headfirst into this mysterious pool, opening themselves to whatever may befall them as if to say, “yes, we want it all,” and their work resonates with the authenticity of artists who are doing exactly what they’ve been put on this earth to do.
Steve Poltz and the cimo brothers
Summer is a treat. We work all fall, winter, and spring, and by the time the days stretch out and beg to be filled to the brim, we get to celebrate where we’ve been and what it’s brought us. This revelry culminates on the solstice when we stand on tiptoes and send our voices into the rafters, when we hug our friends and tell them we love em, when our dreams come true. After a year of toil and uncertainty and some truly bizarre moments, it’s only fitting that for this mid-summer night’s dream, we get to welcome our absolute favorites from near and far to For the Folks. Steve Poltz portrays the hero of the road, a beloved bard who leaves all those he encounters believing that he’s come just to play for them, while the Cimo Brothers round out the cast as resident wizards, a pair of musical farmers honing and refining their trade while nurturing growth in their own backyard.