A Recent Review for The Durango Herald

Small Town, Big Music, The Durango Herald

Halfway through Chatham County Line’s set on Saturday, a great wind rushed Reservoir Hill in Pagosa Springs, rustling the crowd of 4,000-plus like autumn leaves. Lead guitarist Dave Wilson leaned into the band’s single microphone and hollered for the audience to come in under the tent: “It ain’t raining in here!”

After 16 years of inclement weather, unaffected festivalgoers just brush away the raindrops for three days of “pickin’ and drinkin’” at the Four Corners Folk Festival in Pagosa Springs. This year, our banjo-totin’, fiddle sawin’ conception of “folk music” was blown away by the organizers’ enlightened definition that includes a variety of big names (Keb’ Mo’, Natalie MacMaster, Los Lobos) paired with an astounding array of lesser-known acts. Read more…

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