Saturday, February 18, 2012

Provo Flavor: The Folka Dots (TONIGHT AT VELOUR !!!)

We're just stretching and yawning from our long winter's Rooftop Concert Series nap, rubbing our eyes and tuning our ears. Which is to say, we're starting to put together our 2012 series and I think putting The Folka Dots on our stage would be an exceptional call.

They sent me their album, Down Below and we've listened to it every day since. It reminds me of the Lower Lights, Sarah Sample, Hank Williams, Lucinda Williams and sometimes a female-scented Mumford and Sons. I don't want to be bossy, but buy it.

Here they are on Radio West with the sexy Douglas Fabrizio:

The Folka Dots are originally from SLC, but they've set their sights on the Provo music scene. In fact, TONIGHT THEY ARE PLAYING AT VELOUR! 

I welcome them--and their fiddles--with my well-rested arms wide open.

On facebook.

This week:
Looking for downtown gossip? I get all of mine right here.
We're checking out the Black Sheep Cafe this weekend.
I thought this list from Utah Business Magazine was interesting.


The Aviles Six Pack said...

Very beautiful and original sound. I say they've earned their place on the "Rooftop Concert". :)

P.S. I'm still waiting for "The One" post...or did I miss it? :S

Songbook said...

Um, I think I'm in love with them.

Marci said...

You always find such wonderful musicians (we can never thank you enough for turning us on to Mumford and Sons). I was wondering if you've ever heard of Pearl and the Beard? From the musicians you've said you like I think they'd be right down your alley. "Prodigal Daughter" ( is amazing--watch the video and I think you'd really like "O, Death!". Thanks again for all the great music recommendations.

Jackie said...

Let me know if you schedule them for the series. I'd be interested in featuring them on Highway 89: BYU Broadcasting's LIVE music performance program and tagging the show with information about the concert series.
-Jackie T

Elisabeth said...

What is the name of that group you had on your blog a while ago where they're singing a song about making a cake? That's all I can remember about it! I'll look back and try to find it myself too.