Calgary Folk Festival, you’ve outdone yourself! Always a hallmark of Canadian festival programming, adopting an admirable balance of tradition vs. innovation, this year’s lineup has really hit the proverbial sweet spot. From the darkly gritty tones of songwriter Mary Gauthier and the multi-string wizardry of David Bromberg to the old-soul voice and lyrics of Mo Kenney and the creative aural onslaught of Yamantanka // Sonic Titan, no one can say he can’t find something to love at this year’s festival. All corners of the world are represented, from New Zealand (Tiny Ruins) to Mauritania (Noura Mint Seymali) to Korea (Dulsori) and all points in between. We’d tell you more, but we’re too busy looking up seat sales to Calgary. The festival kicks off July 24th and runs until the 27th. Check out the whole lineup here, and get as excited as we are. See you there?