Rural Fest is happening this year outside of Chicago in Lisle on June 17. The lineup has some of the best in acoustic music. The headliners are Richard Buckner, Kelly Joe Phelps and Leo Kottke but I’m most interested in Paul Curreri who starts the day off at 11:30 am.
Paul’s new record, Are You Going To Paul Currari, is coming out at the same time of the show and the sound of the new record will be what you get at the fest since Are You Going was recorded live in one night this past January.
I was kind of expecting pleasing folk like John Gorka, Greg Brown or Richard Shindell but instead got a lively, retro thing sometimes more akin to rockabilly then straight up folk.
Bonus tracks from artists playing Rural Fest