First, all hail Patti Smith.
And Lenny Kaye, whose Nuggets subset Wednesday provided a highlight of a set that as per usual with Ms. Smith, featured no lowlights. Politics, poetry and pop, perfected. Moreover, she carried on a long-running folk festival tradition by encouraging audience participation. And let me say, I’ve heard many Folkfest audiences over the years sound like a pack of howling wild dogs. This time, thanks to Patti Smith, it was intentional.
Heck, I even came face to face with the artist for a second time, as she passed through the crowd. This time, I kept my mouth shut. Another special moment, not ruined.
But while one living legend continues to go from strength to strength, let us pause to reflect on the loss of another. Continue reading