I am lucky enough to live 30 minutes away from Europe's largest roots, folk, and world music festival and that's where I was last weekend when Germany beat Argentina 4:0. The festival was amazing and I was delighted to spend a few days wandering around the park and the city, listening to music and chllin' with the generally good vibes all around:) The big act was Arlo Guthrie backed up by the Thuringian Symphany. I had tears in my eyes listening to thousands of Germans singing "Good morning, America, how are you?" and "This land is your land" Here is a little taste of that show.
It was pretty surreal to see a classic American folk singer in the middle of a castle courtyard in Germany. I tried to pan the camera around so you can see what the venue was like. And yes, that is me you hear singing along :)
There was also a creole band from Louisiana that I wanted to see. They were a lot of fun and it was nice to have a little taste of home. Check out Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole.
Finally, Blue King Brown out of Australia were amazing. Their music is so powerful and moving. They had me dancing like a mad woman!