It was another successful year at Jam In The Valley This was the 20th anniversary of Western New York’s only 3-day country concert event in Varysburg New York, and even though things were a bit muddy to start out, I’d have to say it’s one of the best festivals I’ve been to in North America.
Highlights were many and the energy was high. Chris Janson. This guy is good. I would say the highest energy show I have seen in a long time. His 70 minute…Continue
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Rootwire 2K13 is quickly approaching. In less than two weeks, Kaeppner’s Woods in Logan, Ohio, will be transformed into a completely immersive environment for festival-goers who are seeking something a little different from the norm.
This event, the creative project of Papadosio (jamtronica, Asheville, N.C.), offers attendees workshops, yoga, live painting and a visionary art gallery, art installations and sacred ceremony, in addition to a…Continue
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This year's Wakarusa was quite the event. I must say, it was the most intense festival experience I've ever had, and I've been to my fair share. The extreme weather threw a wrench in things on several occasions, leaving me to spend more time waiting in the car than could be considered pleasant.
And when I wasn’t shielding myself from the rain and lightning, I was treading through ankle deep mud and muck that spread over the entire festival…Continue
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I had high hopes for Sunday. Saturday felt like the first day we didn't spend trapped in the car, and Sunday was only going to be better. Scheduled performances by some of my current favorites, plus a seemingly out-of-place appearance by Snoop Lion, had me feeling optimistic. Of course, I also felt some last day jitters—that creeping sadness that comes in anticipation of parting company with your weekend home and family.
The sun rises, but it doesn’t bring much shine. The leftover clouds and fog from last night’s storm block out the light, and leave you wondering if the show really will go on. You imagine the damage, thinking things must be beyond saving. It might be time to call it quits.
No music plays. You wait for the announcement to come that forces everyone out of the campsite and back down the mountain to begin the journey home. A few cars are leaving, but most stay and…Continue
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After the exhausting events of Thursday, today got off to a good start, with sunshine peeping through the clouds and warming the air. We were excited for the chance to see some more music.
Of Monsters and Men
And we did—The Human Experience, Of Monsters and Men, The Motet, SOJA. Mid-evening, I snuck away to nap for a bit, hoping it would make it…Continue
The anticipation is palpable. Dreams of what it will be like and memories of what it was become the subject of conversations held to pass the time. Minutes become hours and you settle in for the ride.
The car is packed with camping gear, food and fun. You struggle to find a comfortable position for a nap, because you still have miles to go. The shared discomfort of the road trip makes for memorable moments, and colorful characters brighten up your stops along the…Continue
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Two weeks ago as we drove down the Wakulla Cutoff through the lush jungle of the Florida panhandle along the Gulf Coast, we had to slow down to let an alligator cross the road. Maggie and I had just played a new folk festival at a winery in Interlachen, Florida, and we were exhausted. (Falling off a ladder last month didn't help my energy level)
This has been a busy season for us. We're just now home from playing the Florida Folk Festival over the…Continue
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October is coming up, maybe one of the best months to travel to Louisiana, and you bet I'll be there. It's…Continue
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