3. Any anecdotes worth sharing about playing small-town outdoor festivals?
I was played on Utah Phillips’ Loafer’s Glory “Hobo Jungle of the Mind” radio show, so I’m glad to be invited all the way from the upper left coast (Seattle) to be playing a festival with that theme. One time I was singing a gopher song, and a gopher popped up out of the ground and looked at the audience. The audience went nuts! The Popeye in me will be keeping my eye peeled for a repeat performance.
4. Hobofest is supposed to be themed around railroads and Depression-era music, but Saranac Lake doesn’t really have any hobos (although it does have more than its fair share of colorful characters). Do you have any experience with hobos?