Once again, paths to music, wonder, and joyful celebration converged in early July at the four-day High Sierra Music Festival in the small mountain town of Quincy, California, where the elevation is twice the number of the population. Headlined by Sturgill Simpson, The String Cheese Incident, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Grace Potter, George Porter Jr., Melvin Seals and more, this was the 28th High Sierra Fest. and the 20th at the county fairgrounds in Quincy.
It was great to learn that The Trey Anastasio Trio, as listed on the schedule, was actually playing as a quartet, given that Ray Paczkowski had just returned to his keyboard the night before, after recovering from a health issue. That may have been Trey’s first real interaction with the crowd, there before the encore, where he played two solo songs with his acoustic, including a lovely “Waste,” before bringing his bandmates back for a third together. I did love how he phrased it, the news about Ray being better, genuinely thrilled to share “some good news in what seems like a world of bad news.”
Levitate Music Festival has released the lineup by day for its sixth annual festival happening July 7th-8th, 2018. Join Trey Anastasio Band, The Head and the Heart, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution, Lake Street Dive, Stick Figure and more over two days at the historic Marshfield Fairgrounds, just south of Boston.
Frendly Gathering Music Festival, produced by professional snowboarder Danny Davis and television personality Jack Mitrani, has announced its full lineup of bands. Joining headlining acts Twiddle, Greensky Bluegrass and Kamasi Washington will be The Devil Makes Three, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Kat Wright, White Denim, Emancipator & a special collaborative set featuring Mihali (of Twiddle) & Nahko.Other additions include Keznamdi, Lynx, The Relative, Peace in the Valley, Sabouyama, & Django.
MJG Productions presents Revival Music Festival 2018 at Harmony Park on May 25-27, 2018 at Harmony Park Music Garden located in Clarks Grove, MN. Camping under the mighty oaks of Harmony Park Music Garden, located in Clarks Grove, MN, has long been considered by festival attendees, as “home.”
In everything, balance. We aspire towards it. We lie about having it. Balance is a common tie between so many aspects of our being. Work and play, sleep and wake. Eastern, Greek and modern philosophies are steeped in it. Even a silver lining needs a touch of grey. But, why are we pre-programmed to seek balance? Why can’t we overload our individual tastes? Who says too much of everything isn’t just enough?