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Tucson Folk Festival   Leave a comment

tucson-folk-festival-2011-04-30-collage-ii-blog 17(April 30, 2011) — Image by kenne

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.

— Henry David Thoreau

Tucson Folk Festival   Leave a comment

Banjo Man-1508 II art blog II

Yellow Door-1509 art blogTucson Folk Festival Creations by kenne

What we’re sayin’ is…

Hey, Jimmie, Joe, John, Jim, Jack
Even little tigers lose their knack
When somebody twice their size
Can’t see the world through children’s eyes

— from “Hey, Jimmie, Joe, John, Jim, Jack” by The Limeliters

Spring Folk Festival In The Old Pueblo   Leave a comment

tucson-folk-festival-2011-04-30-collage-ii-blog IITucson Folk Festival — Image by kenne

Spring folk festival

Americana music

In the Old Pueblo.

— kenne

Just Playing Around   2 comments

Tucson Folk Festival 2013“Just Playing Around” — Image by kenne

 

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Robyn Landis — Tucson Folk Festival, 2013   Leave a comment

Tucson Folk Festival 2013Robyn Landis — Photos and video by kenne

There were many excellent performers at this year’s Tucson Folk Festival and one returning for the 9th year was Robyn Landis. This award-winning songwriter is a New York native who moved to Tucson from Seattle in 2010. Her songs are very poetic and easy to connect. I love the words to this song — Roots, by Robyn Landis.

Tucson Folk Festival 2013Give me the soil
give me the rain
give me the wide open plain
give me sky and the deep down below

Give me the food give me the sun
make me the favorite one
and I’ll show you how much we can grow

And I would put down roots with you
I would plant my feet, stretch my arms so high
rising up, digging down
in the rich sweet ground
That’s all I wanted to do
is put these roots down with you

Give me the space
give me the light
give me the timing  just right
I’ll bloom colors that you’ve never seen

Sing songs of nourishing sound
keep flower friends all around
glossy leaves shading me with their green

Give me the very best care
Grow us a family to share
Build a high earthen bed for our dreams

Add all the love you can spare
keep it all out in the air
and allow it to bend in the breeze

And I would put down roots with you
I would plant my feet, stretch my arms so high
reaching up, spreading down
in the soft damp ground
That’s all I wanted to do
is put these roots down with you

Give me the seed
give me the start
give me a tender with heart
and I’ll blossom for spring after spring

Keep me protected and warm
in the occasional storm
and we’ll weather whatever they bring

And I would put down roots with you
I would plant my feet, stretch my arms so high
bursting up, seeking down
through the endless ground
That’s all I wanted to do
is put these roots down with you
Put these roots down with you
Put these roots down with you
Put these roots down with you

I will be sharing more photos and videos from the Festival on this blog in future postings — Enjoy!

Paul’s Song

Dancing Water Muses   3 comments

Tucson Folk Festival 2013

ever festivalTucson Folk Festival 2013
has dancing muses

dancing
because that’s what they do —

I know, I was there
feeling the energy

creative energy 
calling
the dancing muse

she appears
always colorful,
always free

not confined
to life’s rules

an expression of life
streaming
feelings of Duende

down the centuries
from the ancient muse,
Terpsichore

we drink
the playful spirit

delighting
a perpetual thirst

plucking the chords
inside the soul

— kenne

Tucson Folk Festival 2013Images Captured At The Tucson Fold Festival by kenne

 

Overheard At The Tucson Folk Festival   6 comments

Tucson Folk Festival 2013 Fitzsimmons Art28th Annual Tucson Folk Festival Art Done By The Arizona Daily Star Cartoonist, David Fitzsimmons

Two skeletons were lying in the sun
at the Tucson Folk Festival
one saying to the other,
“yea, but it’s dry heat!”

Warming Up At The Tucson Folk Festival   3 comments

Tucson Folk Festival 2013

Tucson Folk Festival 2013Images by kenne

The 28th annual Tucson Folk Festival began yesterday — five stages and over 500 musicians. Not only is there plenty of music, but workshops, arts & crafts, food and children’s show. This little girl was playing in the fountain  in El Presidio Park where one of the stages is located. Her mother, carrying the youngest of three, followed her around taking joyful photos. After awhile it felt good to warm up in the sun.

More postings to come on this annual event in the Old Pueblo.

kenne

2013

Capturing the Moment — Tucson Folk Festival 2011   Leave a comment

Tucson Folk Festival — Images by kenne

We were able to attend some of this weekend’s 26th Annual Tucson Folk Festival yesterday. This year’s event is featuring Tony Furtado and the Kevin Pakulis Band, an encore performance by 2010 headliner John Coinman and over 100 local, regional and national acts. The Festival is free to the public through the generous support of numerous sponsors and the hard work of more than 100 volunteers.

kenne

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