Angelo M. @
Johnstown Folk Fest
Labor Day Weekend
The Johnstown FolkFest has been an annual
event since 1990 and is one of the
Nation's largest FREE music festivals.
It features a variety of genres on 4 stages
over the course of 3 days.
And as the pictures
suggest the weather held and things went great!
The featured photos and the photos
accessable via the hyperlink to the right are from
Angelo's performances at the festival.
Angelo M. played two sets to a very appreciative
crowd on Friday night and on Saturday the crowd
at the AmeriServ Stage where he performed swelled even larger
as those traveling to the festival
from states, as far away as, South Carolina
and Florida arrived.
The response from
Saturday afternoon's crowd was so energizing
Angelo picked right through his break
turning the intended two 45 min sets into
one 2 hr set and Angelo received a standing ovation for the show!
The reception Angelo received after his
performance in many ways was overwhelming;
many people took the time to wait to
speak with Angelo letting him know how much they
enjoyed the show, and extended their support by
signing the mailing list and or picking-up
The words of these new fans best expresses why
"overwhelming" is a good descriptor of Angelo's experience at Johnstown:
Vicki DiGuardi, recently joined Angelo's mailing list and wrote:
"I just saw Angelo
at the Johnstown PA FolkFest!
He was the very BEST act there. What a major Talent.
I (along with many other Johnstowners) am a fan and am buying
his CD. We hope that Angelo comes back to Johnstown FolkFest!"
And Gregory Rys wrote: "Wow, got the CD and heard you at the J-town FolkFest. You were
the highlight of the festival this year." You gave the audience a real live lesson in the history of
the various styles of fingerpicking blues."
In addition to having a great time
playing and talking with new fans
Angelo also had a chance to meet
and enjoy the talents of many of the other
performers at the fest. And as he put it "
"This is a great music festival, in a great town, and a
great way to spend Labor Day Weekend!"
Angelo would like to say THANK YOU to everyone who came
to the show and all who gave their feedback
and support afterwards via joining the mailing
list and buying CDs, and SPECIAL THANKS to the
Johnstown Area Heritage Association, Festival Staff,
Festival Sponsors and all the Volunteers who's countless
efforts together make a GREAT FESTIVAL.