Fresh water and blue skies await me this weekend at the 10th annual Hoxeyville Music Festival. Life has been rough for me the past few weeks. I’m gonna pack my rain gear, a few hoodies, my golf bag, and for this special weekend, I am actually going to skip the sandals and bring some real shoes.
Work sucks. Bill collectors are calling. I’m ready for an escape.
I spent my entire weekend at DelFest thinking of a musician who wasn't even on the lineup: Doc Watson.. I had heard of his declining health just before I departed for the festival. I overheard many at DelFest expressing their own concern. It appears we all had a feeling, sadly. I wish we'd have been wrong.
Suwannee Springfest, held March 22-25 at the beautiful Spirit of Suwannee Music Park, Live Oak, Florida was the rainiest, most violently stormy festival I have ever attended, but it was still a great time and the show went on. It rained off and on and then just on until late afternoon Saturday. After lightening struck by our tent and the crescendo of its thunder rang in our ears, the sun did come out in all its glory.
The first round of artists performing at the Summer Camp Music Festival arrived today. The 12th annual Summer Camp Music Festival will take place May 25 -27, 2012 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois.
moe. and Umphrey's McGee will once again be headlining Summer Camp, anchoring the festival with three nights a piece, as the event features over 100 bands at 7 stages over the course of four days.
It’s hard to exactly pinpoint where the resurgence in popularity of bluegrass music in the last fifteen years has come from. Perhaps it has to do with American’s wanting to reconnect with roots music. It could be that it blends vocal elements of folk music with musical complexity of jazz and classical composition. Perhaps people are just plain sick of what has been coined now as “country”, which appears to have transitioned into electric big-band steel guitar nonsense with even shallower lyrics.
Ticket sales are underway for the 6th annual YarmonyGrass festival set to take place on the Colorado River from August 5th-7th. The boutique festival aims to cater to the vibrant outdoor sports and music community boasting a prime location for river rafters, single track bikers and fishing enthusiasts during the day and each night plays host to one of the best string-centric outdoor music events in the Rockies.