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Photostory: Edmonton Folk Fest 2019 Day 2

American Roots music takes centre stage at day two of Folk Fest.

The second day of the Edmonton Folk Fest featured Jason Isbell and Brandi Carlile on the main stage, showcasing the wide range of American roots music. Many other talented artists, such as Scenic Route to Alaska and Amanda Shires, were performing at the other stages. Here are the highlights from day two.

Helen Zhang Jason Isbell spent six years as a member of the Southern rock band, Drive-By Truckers, before pursuing a solo career in 2007. He is a four-time Grammy award winner and received critical acclaim for his 2013 album, Southeastern and 2017’s The Nashville Sound album. Isbell opened up the second day of Folk Fest.
Reese Simoneau Amanda Shires is a fiddler, violinist and singer-songwriter. As of 2019, she is a member of the country music group, The Highwomen, alongside Brandi Carlile, Maren Morris and Natalie Hemby.
Helen Zhang Brandi Carlile is a three-time Grammy award winner whose music spans multiple genres. Carlile has become a household name in Roots American music. She has released six studio albums and her most recent album, By The Way, I Forgive You, earned her a Grammy nomination at the 61st Grammy Awards.
Reese Simoneau Scenic Route to Alaska is an Edmonton indie band who have garnered praise abroad and locally. They won the 2018 Rock Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards and have created many number ones on CBC Radio 2 and 3.
Reese Simoneau Scenic Route to Alaska
Reese Simoneau Scenic Route to Alaska

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Ashlynn Chand

Ashlynn was the 2019-20 Arts and Culture Editor. She was a fifth year English and Psychology student. She can be described as a friendly neighbourhood cat: very small, very fast, and can sleep anywhere.

Helen Zhang

Helen Zhang is The Gateway's 2019-2020 Photo Editor. She is a graduate student in Library and Information Studies who spends too much time on Lightroom and Photoshop.

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