A short documentary that samples the sights and sounds of one of the oldest and most notable folk festivals in the country.
"Haunting, amazing" - Philadelphia Folksong Society
"Like Heavy Metal Parking Lot for the exact opposite type of person" - Philebrity.com
"One of the best representations of fest I've ever seen" - longtime festival-goer
A rich and peculiar culture has developed for over fifty years at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, perhaps best embodied in the campground that adjoins the festival grounds. Campers come early to the festival and stay late. Many of them are part of the large team of volunteers that help run the event every year. Many campers are organized into knots of tents with names and micro-cultures of their own, staking out plots of land year after year and staging a four-day-long series of impromptu folk music jams and odd happenings that last long into the wee hours of each morning.
Shot and edited by Timothy Fryett
Sound by Charles Bouril
Interviews conducted by Nathan Buchanan and Timothy Fryett
"Jambalaya On The Bayou"
Written by Hank Williams
Performed by Ike Wilder, Brad Hinton, Philip D'Agostino, Chris Kasper
"Don't Bring Me Down"
Written by Electric Light Orchestra
"New Rigged Ship", late night duet @ Azzole Country
Docterry McGrath (hammered dulcimer)
George Huhn (fiddle)
"Low (Like Being Stoned)"
Written by Cracker
"Born To Be Loved"
Written by Lucinda Williams
Performed live by Lucinda Williams at the 51st Philadelphia Folk Festival
Unknown tie-dye artisan
Dennis Hangey (Bag piper)
Dick Waterman (Photographer)
**Note: If you are a festival go-er or performer who wants to be identified in this video, send me an email at email@example.com and I will add you these credits**
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