TURF reviews: The Wooden Sky – July 7, 2013

The Wooden Sky opened the fourth and final day of Toronto Urban Roots Fest on July 7. Photo: Tom Beedham

The Wooden Sky opened the fourth and final day of Toronto Urban Roots Fest on July 7. Photo: Tom Beedham

Kicking off the fourth and final day of Toronto Urban Roots Fest, The Wooden Sky played an 11 a.m. set to a dedicated group of concertgoers.

The band opened with “Child of the Valley,” then playing through tracks like “(Bit Parent),” “City of Lights/Dancing At My Window…,” “Take Me Out,” and the call and response-friendly “Oh My God (It Still Means A Lot To Me)” before closing with “Something Hiding for Us in the Night,” perhaps intended as a nod to the acts that would follow.

It was an early set, but one worth waking up for. For those with festival wristbands that aimed for the authentic Flogging Molly experience the night before, The Wooden Sky’s soothing folk probably served as the stuff of good hangover remedy, too.

Originally published by The Ontarion.

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About Tom Beedham

Tom Beedham is a Canadian writer and photographer based in Toronto, Ontario. His work focuses on independent culture, DIY communities, and their relationship to the mainstream, reporting on a spectrum of creatives that has ranged from emerging acts to the definitive voices of cultural movements. In addition to contributing regular features to AUX, Chart Attack, and VICE publications Noisey and THUMP, he has appeared on Daily VICE, and frequently reviews concerts, festivals, and new album releases for Canadian arts and culture monthly Exclaim!. He is also a co-organizer and curator of the seasonal inter-arts series Long Winter, for which he oversees an online blog and print newspaper-style publication, printed for distribution at each instalment of the event. He was also a DIY concert organizer in his hometown Georgetown, Ontario in the mid-2000s.

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