Saturday, August 24, 2013



A couple years ago the kid (a med student we found on craigslist who rented our little room out back for over three years) came home from a small local festival raving about this guy he saw who played the banjo. Old school. He swore I would love him. He also said he went out to a bar with Frank and his wife after the show. That they were incredibly nice and super down to earth people.

I listened. And, like so many things, the recommendation slipped my mind the following morning. I never looked into the frank and the fiddle. It was later that I saw his name mentioned yet again *I believe?* on Milla's blog few months down the road. Again, I failed to dig in.

It wasn't until last month, when that I finally took note. And only because Mr. Fairfield was listed on the line up for the Newport Folk Festival in Santa Monica this coming October. We're going. I figured I should better acquaint myself with some of the other artists seeing that really it was hearing that Shovels & Rope were playing that sealed the deal. Initially I could have cared less about the rest of the show, but now, I'm quite excited to see this guy live.

Take a listen and let me know what you think.


* for the record, I do prefer him with the big mustache.

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for this. I promise it is only gonna take this one recommendation to make him a new regular round my parts.

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  2. Hahahah! This story makes me smile, man. And yeah, I too, prefer him with a big ol' tache.

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    1. ok, then it was your blog. I was 90 percent sure I read about him there. Good to hear I was correct.

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  3. very cool, i like this song. are you going both days to the festival?

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    1. No, most tickets were already sold out once I finally decided to purchase. So two days would have been way too expensive. I think we're going Saturday? But I've yet to receive the tickets in the mail still. I'm getting worried :(

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  4. Ah, Shovel & Rope! I saw them play in Oklahoma City last fall. Energy. Adorableness. They were great.

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