Dyllan Hersey

My favorite local folk singer Dyllan Hersey actually released her video for “I Wished Freedom” at the end of 2012, but it just found its way to my inbox this month. Filmed primarily at the Bolinas Skatepark, it’s probably the most relaxing soundtrack for a skate video you’ve ever seen. There’s also plenty of Marin sky and wilderness shots that fit Hersey’s music perfectly, followed by a four-minute spoken word outro from Hersey. It’s really quite lovely.

Hersey recently completed a successful tour of the Pacific Northwest and will be performing at the Blackbird Cafe in Inverness on May 25. It’s out of the way for most people, but I recommend spending an afternoon getting lost in the West Marin wilderness before finding your way to Inverness to see some folk music as the sun goes down. If for some reason you can’t make it to Inverness on Saturday, the fine folks at Rickshaw Stop added Dyllan to their July 10 show, opening for London folksters The Melodic. The video for “I Wished Freedom” and details on both shows are below.

Danny Vitali and Brian Laidlaw, Dyllan Hersey, David Bailey
The Blackbird Cafe (Inverness)
May 25, 2013
7pm, $10

Melodic, Song Preservation Society, Dyllan Hersey
Rickshaw Stop
July 10, 2013
8pm, $10-12