Sunday, October 20, 2013

Folk Fest / October 19, 2013 / Franklin Ave.

By: Kyle Rutherford, Staff Writer

Music for a good cause is something fairly common in Athens.

Saturday's "Folk Festival" was just that--a gathering of musicians to benefit the Be the Match Foundation, which helps find matches for patients in need of bone marrow transplants. OU Sophomore Handen Roberts helped to start the festival because the foundation helped when he needed a life-saving transplant after being diagnosed with leukemia in 2011. 

Rain came early in the day but it still didn't deter Athens residents from coming out to watch music on the handmade stage. 

The festival as a whole could barely be considered a folk festival considering the wide array of acts that played. Headliner W.C. Lindsay played a wonderful set of electro-pop, Blonde was more of an indie rock group, Tall Trees had more of an experimental progressive rock sound and the ever popular Fathers of the Revolution combined surf, swing and other rock genres to create something of their own.

Even with the cold weather, the turn out was great as well as the music.

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