Saturday, August 2, 2008

Will global warming kill folk festivals

It's been a rough summer for folk festivals in the Northeast.

I was at WWUH this morning standing over bluegrass host Kevin Lynch's shoulder as he watched a storm cell approaching East Hartford and the Podunk Bluegrass Festival. The worst part of that cell was bearing down on Newport RI, and the Newport Folk Festival.

I watched a close-call a few weeks ago at the Green River Festival.

But last week, Falcon Ridge, which gamely has dealt with mud and showers each and every year, was hit hard last week with a fast-moving front, high winds, heavy rain and sizeable hail. You can read some accounts here.

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