Milford’s Music Festival

© JoAnne Kalish

In September 2007, Arthur Frommer‘s, Budget Travel named Milford, second on its list of “Ten Coolest Small Towns” in Pennsylvania. Most people don’t know that Milford, PA is a place to come and hear great music.  It’s got a rich history of outstanding musicians living, others coming to visit, and playing all over this small town.  Not long ago, I did a story for The Milford Journal  (see a couple blogs back) on one amazing musician Bobby Kyle, who grew up in Milford. He explained the rich history to me in great detail on what it was like and what it continues to be.

Other than being known for music, Milford is also getting a fine reputation for a very special Readers and Writer’s Festival held once a year in the fall, as well as a Dance Festival and there’s so much more in the works…

This past weekend I had the opportunity to catch a couple acts of free music outdoors for the 17th Annual Music Festival. Unfortunately I missed a whole lot of other musicians, I heard, were really good!  I did catch Bobby Kyle and the Administers – as I always try to do, who played outside at Ambiance Furniture on Saturday as well as Scot Weis’s Band at the Column’s Museum during the weekly Sunday, Farmer’s Market. Both Bands played a full 2 hours of fabulous music!

Of course, for me, it’s also about the photography!  I was also hoping to post a couple tiny video clips I did on-the-fly, just for a small taste of what it sounded like, however, I need to post them elsewhere as I am not able to on this blog.

© JoAnne Kalish

© JoAnne Kalish

© JoAnne Kalish

© JoAnne Kalish

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Blues Musician Bobby Kyle / The Milford Journal

Photo © JoAnne Kalish and article

I’d like to share an article I did in the April 2018 issue of the Milford Journal on Blues Musician Bobby Kyle. I’ve always considered Bobby to be multi-talented and I’ve known him for a long time.  Bobby has a new album out called “It’s My Life” and if I can make a suggestion….I think you should pick up a copy and find the time to go see him & his band live.  He’s a phenomenal artist and you’ll be glad you did!

I wrote and illustrated the article and because my partner Joe DiMaggio, has been working with Bobby for many years, he also contributed photographically as he has some incredible photos of Bobby.  Joe also has a chapter on Bobby Kyle in his book “FILL THE FRAME” and if you’d like… a signed copy can be purchased directly from us or you can purchase one through Amazon.

I’m including a pdf of the article in case you don’t have access to a copy of the Magazine (click here -)  kyle  Below is the cover of Bobby’s latest CD and a link to his website   http://www.bobbykyle.com/index.html  

 

FILL THE FRAME by Joe DiMaggio