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For the week of August 1 - 7, 2001

  Arts & Entertainment

Folk Festival line-up

Friday, Aug. 3


4 p.m.—Ken Worthington

Anyone who is at all aware of the Old Time Fiddlers and their annual competitions held in Hailey will know of Ken Worthington. Guitar player, fiddler, retired teacher, Worthington has long offered up his talents to the community. He will provide a special performance Friday.


5 p.m.—The Jaybirds

This duo plays renditions of traditional folk, country, bluegrass standards and little known material from songwriting legends like Gordon Lightfoot, Bob Dylan and Nanci Griffith. Their first CD, "A Bird in the Hand," comes out this winter.


6:30 p.m.—Too Slim and the Taildraggers

Out of the Northwest comes the blues band Too Slim and the Taildraggers. The three-piece band comprises Tim "Too Slim" Langford on slide guitar and Tom "The Stomp" Brimm and John "Midnight" Cage in the rhythm section. This group has won numerous awards and prides itself in being a member of the Cascade Blues Association Hall of Fame for the Best Northwest Blues Bands. They have eight albums to their credit. Their latest release is called "Kingsize Troublemakers."


8:30 p.m.—Mumbo Gumbo

Mumbo Gumbo is the kind of band that you’d expect from their name: one that offers a little bit of everything for a music lover. This band out of Northern California boasts seven members, with two female vocalists, one of whom plays a mean washboard. Add to this an accordion player and a strong rhythm section. Mumbo Gumbo mixes elements of New Orleans Rhumba, Zydeco and Cajun with Latin and Caribbean sounds. They have six CD releases, the latest of which is titled "Seven."

Mumbo Gumbo comprises Chris Webster, Tracy Walton, Rick Lotter, Mike Palmer, Reggy Marks, Steve Stizzo and Jon Wood.



Saturday, Aug. 4


1 p.m.—Dynamic Duo

Chris McDonald and Jon Zarkos are the Dynamic Duo. They have been fixtures in the valley music scene for years. McDonald played with The Famous Potatoes and the Doc Tater Band. Zarkos was a member of The Distractions and Off the Cuff. Together Zarkos and McDonald play a mix of rock, blues and country on acoustic and electric guitars.


2 p.m.—Doc Tater Trio

Celebrating their 10th year of entertaining audiences in the Wood River Valley, The Doc Tater Trio brings a little bluegrass style to the Folk Festival. Richard "Doc" Romansky takes up the mandolin, Gerard Kelly plays guitar and Eric Larson is on bass fiddle. Valley residents may remember the original incarnation of this band when they played a weekly bluegrass show at Ketchum’s Casino Club.


3 p.m.—The Grasshoppers

This close knit, Idaho-based band consists of a father-son team and a husband-wife pair. They play traditional, driving bluegrass. They have just released their first album with Doobie Shea Records. The self-titled CD showcases all original material and has been very well received.


4 p.m.—Pinto Bennett and The Famous Motel Cowboys


6 p.m.—The Etouffee Band

Led by fiddler Kelly Thibodeaux of Baton Rouge, La., Etouffee combines Cajun music, rhythm and blues and Southern rock to create a sound they refer to as "swamp rock." The show band consists of four members playing electric fiddle, slide guitar, piano, bass and drums. They will bring a little taste of Bourbon Street to Hailey, Idaho.


8 p.m.—Quilt Raffle


8:30 p.m.—Rodney Crowell

Rodney Crowell is a veteran artist of the country music scene. Beginning in the 70s and early 80s, Crowell produced four albums. But it was his 1988 album "Diamonds & Dirt" that lifted Crowell to national fame. It led him to five consecutive number one singles and a Grammy Award. Crowell followed this work up with "Keys to the Highway" (1989), "Messy" (1992) and "Let the Picture Paint Itself" (1994). His latest release is titled "The Houston Kid" (2001).

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