John Voelz describes the story and purpose behind the music of FolkGalore.
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“The Folk genre is comprised of ‘song stories,’ it is the music of the people, it is conversational,” says John Voelz – the originator and chief organizer of FolkGalore. In addition to creating the festival, Voelz acts as front man for the local band We Are the Ink Monkey. The idea for FolkGalore came to Voelz after he experienced an impactful Folk concert. He came away from the concert wondering how he could help bring more life to Jackson. Not long after the concert - FolkGalore was born.