October 1, 2015

TURF 2015 Day 1: Catl on the South Stage - Concert Pictures

Catl at the South Stage Fort York Garrison Common September 18, 2015 TURF Toronto Urban Roots Festival Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Catl at the South Stage Fort York Garrison Common September 18, 2015 TURF Toronto Urban Roots Festival Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesCatl at the South Stage Fort York Garrison Common September 18, 2015 TURF Toronto Urban Roots Festival Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Catl at the South Stage Fort York Garrison Common September 18, 2015 TURF Toronto Urban Roots Festival Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
While TURF got started for me with the Club Bonus Series, as the name implies, it is a bonus. The festival proper got started on Friday, September 18 on the three outdoor stages at Fort York in downtown Toronto. The first band that I saw was the first band to play on the South Stage, Catl.

The South Stage was a new addition for TURF 2014. It's in an interesting spot that turns out to be a perfect spot for a smaller stage. It's right under our elevated and sometimes crumbling highway, the Gardiner Expressway, and at the bottom of a hill that forms a natural amphitheatre-like setting. One unique thing about this site is that the hill is home to dozens of gophers and their hole-homes. To make sure no one twists and ankle or breaks a leg in one of these holes, they're all carefully marked with signs by festival organizers.

The music kicked into gear for Catl's set with their unique brand of foot-stomping good time rock and blues. I saw them for the first time at The Horseshoe and at that time, I vowed that I would see them again. Although the early set time is a challenge as you're trying to motivate the first few folks to arrive at the festival, Catl did an awesome job and got the day started right. Latecomers to TURF missed out on a fantastic performance.
Catl at the South Stage Fort York Garrison Common September 18, 2015 TURF Toronto Urban Roots Festival Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesCatl at the South Stage Fort York Garrison Common September 18, 2015 TURF Toronto Urban Roots Festival Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Catl at the South Stage Fort York Garrison Common September 18, 2015 TURF Toronto Urban Roots Festival Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures
Before we get to the music, I've got one corny question; At any point during TURF, did anyone sing "Under the Gardiner" to the tune of "Under the Boardwalk" while at the South Stage?

Check out some solid, groovy, bluesy Catl tunes:

"F.U. Blues"

"Gotta Thing For You"

"Gold Tooth Shine"

"Gateway Blues"

Here's all of the This Shakin' House album:

Catl at the South Stage Fort York Garrison Common September 18, 2015 TURF Toronto Urban Roots Festival Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography picturesCatl at the South Stage Fort York Garrison Common September 18, 2015 TURF Toronto Urban Roots Festival Photo by John at One In Ten Words oneintenwords.com toronto indie alternative music blog concert photography pictures

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