Wow, Crooked Still was at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival this past weekend, and they were totally awesome! I saw them perform on Friday morning at the workshop stage, and on the Main Stage on Saturday night. I also saw Rushad and Aoife perform together as the Goblin and Princess of Snee at the Family Stage.
After their workshop set on Friday, I showed all of them the shirt
I made, and asked them to sign it. They were all really excited about it, and loved it. Cory said that it was first shirt he had ever signed, and Rushard said that he "hoped to own one of those in the future." :-D I was sooooo happy.
Rushad and Aoife's set on the family stage was very fun to watch. The kids all seemed to like it, and they all grunted, yelled and sang the funny Snee words back at Rushad. I had fun participating in that as well! I think the show really showed Rushad's versatility and creativity.
Their Main Stage set on Saturday night was probably the best set I have seen them do. I've seen them perform 4 times (once at FRFF last year, and 3 times since then). This set was very high energy, and full of excitment. It was obvious that they weren't as nervous as they were last year, and they had a lot more fun with the audience. They played some great new songs, even one that they had just learned the day before. I think it was called "Ectasy," and it was a really beautiful hymn. None of the people I was camping with had seen them before, and they were all blown away by the group.
On Sunday I was sad because the group didn't have any performances, and I wanted to show them to my boyfriend, who just came for Sunday. I did see Cory play on the dance stage, and then I ran into Aoife in the merchandise tent. This may have been the highlight of the whole festival for me. ( This is how it happenedCollapse )
In short, I think they blew everyone away at the Festival, and it was really fun for me to get to interact with them. :-)