New Los Angeles Folk Festival begins August 7,2010

The New Los Angeles Festival begins at the Historical Monument 157 on August 7,2010. The festival would celebrate the emergence of new LA folk music with Linda Perhacs who would make her debut would be with her band and music along with Mia Doi Todd, Ariana Delawari, L.A. Ladies Choir, Les Shelleys (Tom Brosseau & Angela Correa), Olentangy John, Henry Wolfe, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Eagle Winged Palace, Robert James, Sandra Sarra, and special guests.

New Los Angeles Folk Festival begins August 7,2010
New Los Angeles Folk Festival begins August 7,2010

As Linda Perhacs says, “True folk music comes from the heart of the people, the general pulse of a culture. It is ‘music of the folk'”.

Proceeds from this festival would be donated to the Environmental Defense Fund’s Gulf oil crisis eleif efforts.

Following are the links to artists, bios and music:

Linda Perhacs
Mia Doi Todd
Les Shelleys
Ariana Delawari
LA Ladies Choir
He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister
Olentangy John
Henry Wolfe
Eagle Winged Palace
Robert James
Sandra Sarra

Some of the stand out features about this festival:

* Two stages, projections, charity raffle, beard contest, and many surprises
* one of the most unique venues in town, HM157
* sponsored by Metl tequila & mezcal, O.N.E. coconut water, and L.A. Record

A few more details about this festival – Takes place Aug 7, 2pm-11:30pm. Doors at 1p.m.$15

Historical Monument 157, 3110 N. Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90031
Here is the festival flyer.

For information, artist interviews, features, and events calendar, visit the website – LAFolkFest.com – @LAfolkfest

*Space is limited, buy tickets in advance at BrownPaperTickets.com

Detail on Folk music: Folk music recently re-invented itself in LA re-awakening to what Gram Parsons called “cosmic American music.” Innovation has surfaced in folk music in Los Angeles which has been the nerve centre of folk music. So, one could ask how is LA folk music defined ? It is defined by an ever expanding spectrum of styles and influences. It’s a mix of traditional and experimental, acoustic and electronic, throwbacks and progressive ideas.

The New LA Folk Fest brings artists from different places together. Apart from listening to these talented musicians and performers, it would give people a platform to interact and know each other better for future events and gatherings. So, do join in….

contact: lafolkfest [@] gmail.com