Luke Doucet Recruits Nels Cline, Albert Lee, James Burton for Toronto's Second Sleepwalk Guitar Festival
Published Oct 01, 2012Last year, Luke Doucet curated the first Sleepwalk Guitar Festival in Toronto, and now the event is back for another go-around. This year's festival runs from November 2 to 4 at the Great Hall in Toronto.
Once again, this celebration of all things six-string is being curated by Doucet. Among those appearing at the event are Doucet and his band the White Falcon, Nels Cline (of Wilco) with Zeena Parkins, Albert Lee, James Burton, Junior Brown, Paul Pigat, Colin Linden (of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings), Colin Cripps and more.
A wristband for the entire three-day event costs $75, while a youth pass is $50. Passes to individual events cost between $25 and $55 (depending on the event), so learn more over at the Sleepwalk Guitar Festival website.
In addition to live performances, the festival includes interviews and worships about guitar-related matters. See the full schedule here, and be sure to read our review of last year's event for a better idea of what's in store.
In a statement, Doucet explained, "This year's lineup is a continuation of some of the themes presented at last year's three-day guitar extravaganza at the same time expanding our minds & ears with the culmination of some of the world's finest pickers. We are proud and humbled to present a collection of what can only be described as masters."
Read his lengthy description of what the festival has to offer here.