Whitehorse’s Luke Doucet & Melissa McClelland in a classic image from opening night (Friday, July 18) at Home County 2014. Photograph by Cameron Paton.
Elisapie, also from opening night at Home County 2014. Another great shot by Cameron Paton
Jenn Grant, rawkin with the Telecaster (is that right?), in another Cameron Paton photograph from Home County 2014′s opening night.
JBNBlog is grateful to good friend to London music Cameron Paton for sharing his images from Friday night as Home County opened its 41st edition at Victoria Park. Thanks for these. Wow.
The photographs from acts on the Kiwanis bandshell have the headliners Whitehorse at the mic . . . luved their cover of I’m On Fire and their own Devil’s Got A Gun, songs heard while bicycling home through the park. Deadlines meant only a couple of Jenn Grant songs were heard & Elisapie was missed entirely though a co-worker who ran to the park on evening shift dinner break for 15 minutes of bandshell glory before running back to work station reports she was great.
Here a few remembered comments:
Bry Webb apparently covered The Grateful Dead’s China Cat Sunflower at his solo spot on Sunday (July 20) … he’s loving the Aoxomoxoa tune — but has to keep checking the lyrics because they’re “complete nonsense” …. jeez, Aoxomoxoa used to be somewhere in my collection. Never really registered with me but maybe China Cat Sunflower’s nonsense will emerge from the subconscious. Think it was bought at a long vanished record store on Talbot St.
Trevor Dubois had a 2014 lyric about watching Netflix from the couch at the Fanshawe MIA stage .. . wonder what the Home County I (1974?) equivalent sad romance reference was.
Lonnie In The Garden were the loudest (in an excellent way) band on Sunday afternoon . . . yay for Lynne Craven & everybody … psychedelic folk & rock not long before Bry Webb’s Dead cover … could be a theme emerging.
As the fest was closing, Nathan Rogers asked aloud what makes a song traditional & answered himself saying something about that being the time for Corb Lund to appropriate it & then for people to say Nathan Rogers is an idiot, he laughed.
Congratulations to all involved with Home County XLI (hmm … the WrestleBowl touch doesn’t really work) … anyway, on rawk, on folk,