Rendezvous in the Park - FESTIVAL PASS
Ruthie Foster & Paul Thorn - Saturday, July 21
Those who have followed Ruthie Foster's eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. And when Grammy Award-winning producer John Chelew suggested she record an album in New Orleans with support handpicked from the Crescent City's overflowing pool of talent it was an opportunity for Ruthie to infuse fresh spices into her already rich sonic gumbo. The result is Let It Burn slated for January 31, 2012 release on Blue Corn Music a recording that smolders, sizzles and ignites with an intensity born from her vibrant voice and indelible presence.
Paul Thorn has been pleasing crowds for years with his muscular brand of roots music bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern, yet also speaking universal truths. The Tupelo, Mississippi native worked in a furniture factory, jumped out of airplanes, and was a professional boxer before sharing his experiences with the world as a singer-songwriter. Pimps and Preachers, which topped the Americana charts for three weeks and broke into the Billboard Top 100, perfectly exemplified the vivid scope of his songwriting and illuminated his family background. While his father is a Church of God Pentecostal Minister, his uncle (his father's brother) spent time as a pimp, and Thorn was influenced by both of these men. Mining these "saint and sinner" scenarios, Thorn crafted a disc that All Music Guide lauded as "a great rock & roll album," while The Nation labeled it "an incredible find."
Curtis Salgado - Friday, July 20
Award-winning vocalist/songwriter/harmonica icon Curtis Salgado sings and plays with soulful authority, never giving less than 100 percent. He plays each and every show like it's the most important gig of his career. He recalls the time when his friend, the great chitlin' circuit singer Buddy Ace, put on the show of his life, singing his heart out, making three costume changes, all while playing at a casual house party. Salgado was floored. "I was just there playing with my band, hanging out in cut-offs and a t-shirt, and there's Buddy treating the gig the same as if he was performing at the Apollo," he says. From that moment on, Curtis vowed that every time he got on stage he would deliver his very best shot.
Tiller's Folly - Thursday, July 19
Tiller's Folly, are the Pacific Northwest's critically acclaimed, internationally traveled, virtuosic ambassadors of song. For the past sixteen years, through 1,000s of performances stretching from the mists of the Pacific Northwest to the British Isles, they have spread their memorable blend of energy, history, musicality, romance and just plain fun from small and large halls to theatres and festivals. Hailed by critics ("Tiller's Folly is a national treasure". Peter North, Edmonton Journal), their words and melodies are at once populist, minimally produced and poignant while at the same time singularly powerful and sincere.
This pass also includes the Rendezvous Chamber Orchestra Concert on Sunday, July 22!
East City Park (View)
East 3rd Street
Moscow, ID 83843
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|