There's a found metal sculpture in my back yard. His mid section is made up of a giant spring. His name is (drumroll please) Jerry Springer and he came from a CorkFest some years back. CorkFests have a way of sticking around long after they are over. It's a folk art fiesta, musical extravaganza and neighborly social event all rolled into one.

This year's CorkFest is hosting not one, but two CD releases. Daddy Long Loin goes on at 3 to release Over the Big Top while Young Edward claims the 2 o'clock slot to release Tall Tales. Most of my favorite local folk artists will be in attendance. Don't miss the wonderfully expressive music-focused paintings of Jeff Sipe.

To wet your appetite for CorkFest, here's a quick review of Young Edward's new album:

Tall Tales finds the band sounding relaxed with a kicking-around-in-your-living-room vibe. The album was recorded live by Martin Stamper of Fast Heart Mart. That was a smart choice for this alternative bluegrass style of music. The first song sounds like it could have taken place around a Civil War campfire - if it weren't for the references to Albert Einstein and his theory of relativity. That juxtaposition shows off Young Edward's playful side.The band may feature traditional instrumentation with guitar, fiddle, banjo and stand up bass, but they aren't afraid to get contemporary with the subject matter.

Besides Einstein, the band explores topics ranging from Jesus to whiskey to the lack of fish down at the old fishing hole. If you've ever seen Young Edward live and wished you could carry them home in your pocket to brighten your day at your convenience, this album is for you. If the Oh Brother soundtrack came down from the Appalachian Mountains, then Young Edward has definitely come down from the Sandias.

Here's another preview:


CorkFest

Saturday, Sept 26th
From 10 to 4

Directions:

1024-A La Vega SW
Follow the signs:
West on Bridge across the Rio Grande,
Left on Isleta, Left on Lopez, Left on Armijo,
Thru 3 way stop, 5th driveway on the left

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Comment by Steve on September 24, 2009 at 11:39am
Awful kind words, EG! You're the sweetest!
--Young Ed
Comment by Corky on September 24, 2009 at 1:46pm
Thanks Edith, appreciate the plug. Hope to see you on Saturday. Cork
Comment by cathyray on September 24, 2009 at 5:29pm
We never miss a CorkFest!
Comment by Steve on September 24, 2009 at 10:30pm
Dank je wel, Ayax!

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