12 -The Michigan Daily W teI.L 4 - Thursday, February 1, 1996
19th ANN ARBOR FOLK FESTIVAL
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Michael Hedges performs as the Jabberwocky, one of his many characters in his act. He brings to the festival his unique melange of performance art.
On Saturday, Jan. 27, artists from around the country came together
for the 19th Ann Arbor Folk Festival to benefit the cherished local
acoustic venue the Ark. The show, hosted by the eccentric duo Trout
Fishing in America, included nine high-energy performances by such
favorites as Janis Ian, Dar Williams and Keb' Mo', plus a surprise
appearance by Canadian folk singer Laura Snow. Headliner Chet Atkins,
called one of the most influential guitarists of the 20th century, .
performed last and the evening ended in a standing ovation with all the
musicians taking the stage.
Photostory by Jennifer Bradley-Swift,
Diane Cook and Nopporn Kichanantha