I almost didn't go to Wakarusa this year. I had sworn never to go to Bonnaroo, the venue just being too large in my opinion, but the scheduled acts were just too sick to turn down. Not thinking that I could swing both weekends, I made a hard decision based mostly on financial reasons.
An improvisational music festival is its culture, composed of people coming together from all lifestyles and parts of the world. The 10,000 Lakes Festival continues to bring folks together who love this music and who share a similar passion for the planet and social justice issues. The festival, like many other jam music events, partners with
The second day of the 10,000 Lakes Festival at the Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN, dawned sunny and not as hot as the opener. Festivalgoers crawled out of their tents relatively early to take showers and start their day with caffeine. A coffee vender was doing a brisk business.
Grateful Web is currently putting together our review of the Wakarusa 2007 festival. In the mean time, we invite you to check out some of the wonderful photos Amanda took on behalf of Grateful Web, including great band photos of Widespread, Yonder Mountain, Michael Franti, and tons of great festival-goer shots. Her write-up will be coming soon…
Donna Jean Thatcher (Godchaux MacKay) was born to sing, and over the course of time she's done so with people like Elvis Presley, Percy Sledge, Boz Scaggs, and Jerry Garcia. Now she has a new band that she's quite certain is on a creative par with anything she's ever done. "This band is a perfect fit for me as a singer/songwriter," she said recently, "and I hope to be doing this for a long time to come.
Grateful Web recently caught up with Ivan Neville while he was in Maryland. The phone interview had to be postponed for two hours while Neville enjoyed some crab cakes, reputed to be the best in the country. "I'm in Baltimore " he said. "You've got to have crab cakes, and I want to give them my full attention." While his meal was digesting, he spoke about his new band, Dumpstaphunk......