Too tired to write so pictures tell the story of Strawberry Fest today in Long Grove, IA.
We also discovered the music of Frankie Joe & Kinfolk just outside of the fest activities at the Long Grove Tap’s street party. This old-timey string band with a slightly irreverent bent was super entertaining, playing everything from Willie Nelson to The Clash, gospel to Johnny Cash, plus some originals featured on a CD made at the Rust Revival car show. This Quad Cities based band is made up of Frankie Joe Willderman (guitar, vocals & songwriter); Kevin Wulf (six string banjo) and David Bane (upright bass & vocals), plus today there was one more guy on washboard from somewhere in Illinois. I learned this all from Frankie’s wife Tammy. You can immediately learn more about Frankie Joe & Kinfolk at the band’s Facebook page. It lists their next dates:
- Bierstube (Moline, IL) – June 16
- Kinfolk in the Campground, Illiniwek Forest Preserve (Hampton, IL) – August 12
- Cà d’Zan (Cambridge, IL) November 18