I like your column. A lot. I moved to Humboldt when I was 15; I came from the south, and brought my accent with me. I was the kid who talked funny and had the long hair. It wasn't an easy place to move to, as is the case with many other small towns I reckon, but by the time I graduated from EHS, Eureka felt like home. I was involved in the local music community (which it was-and hopefully still is), primarily in an all original band called Radio Sex, but played in a couple different bands throughout my time up there. I was lucky to be in an area with so many amazing musicians, and even more fortunate to be able to play with many of them. Your column takes me back to that time, and I'd like to thank you for that. Today's column took me right out to Trinity Lake; it wasn't gangsta rap back then, but it was DEFINITELY the same dude: tank top, flip flops and either Vaurnet's or Ray-Bans...thanks for the stroll...
Actually, Andy, a few Yokels are playing at the Festival, and there's no distress among them. I guess you could say it's a festival for Folks who like to play music for Folks. And, of course, a celebration of the rich musical diversity in our lovely Humboldt County home.
Steve Irwin (Yokels, Delta Nationals, TimberRidge Boys)
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Jul 21, 2016
vol XXVII issue 29
The North Coast Journal Weekly
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