The Dog Blog’s told you about a few festivals recently, like Sled Island in Calgary and this year’s Regina Folk Festival. Well, add Bengough, Saskatchewan’s Gateway Festival to the list
Here’s the lineup for the 2013 edition:
Steve Earle and the Dukes
Corb Lund and the Hurtin’ Albertans
The Wooden Sky
Def 3 and Factor
The Lazy MKs
The Karpinka Brothers
The Coldest Night of the Year
The Lonesome Weekends
Unrelated to the festival, I was actually thinking of Corb Lund earlier today while listening to Loretta Lynn’s Entertainer of the Year. A great album title, by the way. Anyhow, I was listening to this classic record that features the great “Rated X” among others. Then, it occurred to me that Lund’s “Drink It Like You Mean It” could stand up along with a lot of that album. Not “Rated X”, which is amazing, but a lot of the record. There’s no denying it: Lund’s latest, 2012’s Cabin Fever, is a country classic.
I don’t know that I even need to tell you that, or if I’d need to tell you the wealth of Saskatchewan talent here is impressive. I know you already know Steve Earle will be great.
The Gateway Festival takes place from July 26 to 28. Go to their website for information on tickets and camping.