The Winnipeg Folk Festival finished its five-day celebration of folk, roots, and traditional music on Sunday with another day of beautiful (and sunburn-inducing) weather and a solo performance by Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. Other notable performances on the final day of the festival included a great workshop with local Winnipeg artists Oh My Darling, Imaginary Cities, Twilight Hotel, Scott Nolan, The Crooked Brothers, and DJ Hunnicut; a Big Blue @ Night concert by Imaginary Cities (this band is the real deal); and a main stage performance by Blackie & the Rodeo Kings, who were joined for several songs by the multi-talented Sierra Noble.
Also on Sunday, we did our final interview of the festival with the absolutely delightful Lucy Wainwright Roche. The talented artist with musical genes from both sides of her family (her father is Loudon Wainwright III; her mother is Suzzy Roche of the female vocal group The Roches) was one of the highlights of the festival, and she lead the crowd in one of the festival finale songs, "Wild Mountain Thyme". Things finished off, as they do every year, with an "Amazing Grace" singalong, and that was all she wrote on the 2011 Winnipeg Folk Festival.
We still have several interviews to post, but in the meantime, check out our photo gallery for the final day of Folk Fest.
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