CityFolk 2019 [Day 1]

That time of year in September that the weather cools down for autumn and unofficially say goodbye to summer.
It was the start to the 26th edition of CityFolk Festival.
Kicking off the first night:
Orville Peck the mysterious masked cowboy musician who was backed up by the band Frigs started off the festival at 6pm playing to a warm receiving and sunlit crowd.
Country-crooning style from the debut album Pony with songs Queen of the Rodeo, Buffalo Run” “Roses Are Falling and Hope to Die.
He surely won the hearts of the Ottawa audience for those rushing in for the one hour set. 9/10.
East coast band The Once performed inside the Ravenlaw stage at Aberdeen Pavilion with a nice mellow folk set. 7/10.
Caught parts of Lucinda Williams with her blend of country and folk rock music. 7/10
Larkin Poe tore up into their set.
The sisters from Tennessee had the audience excited with their American roots rock, blues and soul music. 8/10.
The headliner for Thursday night was The Strumbellas.
The Toronto band performed to an exciting audience with their indie rock and alternative music. 8/10.
Ending the night, I totally enjoyed Dwayne Gretzky.
The Toronto collective cover band bought life to songs like The Boss’ Dancing in the Dark, ABBA’s Dancing Queen, The Supreme’s Can’t Hurry Love and Peter Gabriel’s Sledgehammer.
First seeing and I can see why people are loving them. 9/10
One down, three more to go!

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