Ottawa Folk Festival 2011 – August 27, 2011 (Part II)

Bright Eyes @ Ottawa Folk Festival 2011
Part two from August 27th.
Here are the evening shows that happened at Saturday’s Ottawa Folk Festival.
Things was picking up and there was a good diverse of music happening all over the area.
The acts that played were:

The Rural Alberta Advantage kicked off the evening at the CUPE Stage.
It was great to see them live as always.
Their fanbase is growing and growing.
It was mix of Hometowns and Departing.
Still love hearing “Don’t Haunt This Place”.
They did the cover of Eye Of The Tiger and I thought Nils was going to be a ass when he stopped half-way.
But he was joking and teased the audience.
Totally forgot it was fitting for them to open up for Bright Eyes since they are on the same label (Saddle Creek in America)
The Rural Alberta Advantage @ Ottawa Folk Festival 2011
Afterwards, headed to the Ravenlaw.
Thought I missed Matt Costa’s set.
Something you would never see at a Folk Festival that wouldn’t happen at Bluesfest.
Before Basia Bulat was going to take the stage.
I noticed there was alot of people crowding *literally* on the left side of Ravenlaw Stage.
It happened to be Matt Costa doing a acoustic set and I heard him play “Sunshine” which people went crazy and sang along.
It was a magical moment that he happened to be play upclose to his fans.
Matt Costa @ Ottawa Folk Festival 2011
Basia Bulat was amazing as ever live.
Missing Tommy Morello for this was the best decision since I love to hear her music.
Full review on here.
Basia Bulat @ Ottawa Folk Festival 2011
Caught abit of Kim Churchill playing at the Falls Stage (aka the Dance tent).
There was a lot of people for his set.
Kim Churchill @ Ottawa Folk Festival 2011
The Little Stevies played a 15 minute set before Bright Eyes came on stage.
The Little Stevies @ Ottawa Folk Festival 2011
Bright Eyes played and somehow I didn’t feel connected to the first two songs.
Probably I am so used with the album “Digital Ash in a Digital Urn”.
Which I think is his best album and I know people will disagree.
Also his cover of Feist’s Mushaboom, anyone who was there know if he sang it?
He had a big elaborate set with alot of band members, with two drummers
It was insane.
Apparently Tommy Morello came on stage with him.
Must have been a delight for those that saw it.
Bright Eyes @ Ottawa Folk Festival 2011
Here are the rest of the photos.
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