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We Were Wrong!

Attention Readers:

That bore Amanda Rogers did NOT win Lilith Fair Boston. Turns out that the audience vote was only a part of the process.

And guess who did?

Guess.

Are you guessing?!

WINTERBLOOM! WEEEEEEEEE!

WE’RE SO EXCITED!

XXOXOXOOXXO

Winterbloom at the WUMB Music Festival 6/6/10

If you’ve been reading this blog at all, you know we have a thing for the ladies of Winterbloom. We love each of them individually, but there’s something that happens when Natalia Zukerman, Anne Heaton, Antje Duvekot, and Meg Hutchinson are on the same stage swapping songs that goes beyond words. It just works. We were thrilled when the group went on their first tour last year, and saw both of their shows at Club Passim in December. They were the best shows we went to in 2009.

So it won’t come as any surprise to you when we say that the Winterbloom show at WUMB delivered like Dominos. The four ladies were in fine form, looking great, and entertaining a crowd of a few hundred festival goers. Because the fucking T broke down, we ended up missing the first few songs. But WUMB did mention they will reair the set, so check out their website for when that’s hitting the airwaves.

(I mean, how amazing are they? Really?!)

The ladies played a small set, but here’s what we got of it:

Maybe It’s Peace (Anne Heaton)
Four Stitches (Antje Duvekot)
Gas Station Roses (Natalia Zukerman)
Home (Meg Hutchinson)
Watching You Win (Anne Heaton)

We’d give you the highlights for us, but we’d just end up copying the whole set. Everything was perfect. The harmonies on “Home”, the wicked guitar on “Gas Station Roses”, the poetry of “Four Stitches”, or the message in “Maybe It’s Peace”—we loved everything about it.

The ladies will be going on tour again this winter, so keep checking here for tour dates as they’re posted.

Boston Ourstage Winner Announced

….and it’s not Winterbloom, like we had hoped. Honestly, we’re not crazy about winner Amanda Rogers. If you ask us, it’s overproduced. And written, we imagine, in the hopes of being credit music for a Hilary Duff movie. “Burn the pages of those magazines/I hate the way they look at me.” What…a lyric.

(She seems like a boring performer, too.)

Oh well.

We do congratulate all our artists that placed, though we’re bummed for them: Abi Tapia (51), Chris Pureka (63), Emily Elbert (10), and Winterbloom (20). Better luck next time! All press is good press, after all. Hoping they all get a few more people showing up at their shows in the Bosotn area.

We also want to congratulate our friend Trina Hamlin, who finished 3rd in the Hartford search. Go Trina!

Lilith Fair: Boston

About a month ago, the lineup for Lilith Fair Boston was announced. Similarly, we had a heart attack about a month ago when we saw it. Some of the artists participating in the tour had been announced long ago, but we were finally glad to see which artists would be at the Boston show (the only one we’ll be able to make it to, it seems!). Well, Lilith didn’t let us down. Take a look at this rundown.

Does it get any better than this? We’re big fans of Kelly Clarkson, Tegan and Sara, Missy Higgins, Sara Bareillies, Cat Power, and of course Sarah McLachlan, but we’ve never seen any of them live. In other words, we’ll be crossing off a lot on the good ol’ bucket list on July 30th when Lilith hits up Boston. And Carly Simon? Come on. Will we be seeing any of you there?

The one artist as of yet unnanounced is the Ourstage.com winner for Boston. Lilith is having would-be talent competitions across the country for the chance to play at selected cities on the tour. Many friends of Folk Yourself are in the running, so we can’t officially endorse any one act, BUT– we do suggest you get a move-on on the voting. This is a huge opportunity for these artists, and we’re so excited to see who will be the final act for the Boston show. (If you must know, we’re a bit partial to Winterbloom, but it’s so hard to choose just one!)