Tuesday, December 15, 2009

30A Songwriters Festival is Going to Be Amazing

Here's something to look forward to after the holidays. The weekend of January 15 (Happy Birthday Martin Luther King, Jr. and my late mama, Helen)is the 30A Songwriter's Festival. Details are here

This is in gorgeous Walton County, Florida, home of the fantastic Dread Clampitt, Waco Ramblers, and Green Hit. AND IT IS ONLY $40 FOR THE WEEKEND.Volunteers get half off.

(It's kind of pricey to stay/eat/drink around there, so be forewarned and be prepared for some North Florida sticker shock.)

This is Nashville on the Coast. We're talking about some major songwriters, including The Indigo Girls, Rodney Crowell, John Oates from Hall & Oates, newgrass God Sam Bush, Susanna Hoffs of girl-pop sensation The Bangles, Gary Louris from The Jayhawks, Shawn Mullins ("What a Beautiful Wreck You Are"), Mike and Ruthy of The Mammals, Nashville songwriting powerhouse Jeffrey Steele, Matthew Sweet of The Thorns, and country darling Chely Wright, just to name a few.

Your ticket gets you a wristband, and the performances are spread out among venues -- some bars/restaurants, some ampitheatres -- up and down 30A. Kickoff party happens Friday night at the cool and delicious Bud & Alley's restaurant.

Says the website: Plan on three days of non-stop, intimate concerts including solo performances and multi artist "in the round" singing and storytelling sessions. Your ticket/wrist band will allow you to travel up and down the Beaches of South Walton and freely access all shows in beautiful venues in Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Seaside, Miramar Beach, WaterColor and Grayton Beach.

I am beyond thrilled for this event, and ever so thankful to Jen Saunders and others for making it happen!

Friday, December 11, 2009

festgrrl: Wanee Early Bird Tickets Go On Sale Next Week

festgrrl: Wanee Early Bird Tickets Go On Sale Next Week

Wanee Early Bird Tickets Go On Sale Next Week

NICE Warren Haynes photo from the great photographer,music fan, and cool cat Bob Pollack.

My earlier post today gave y'all the heads up about the early bird Suwannee Springfest ticket deadline (Dec. 16)

Early Bird Tickets for Wanee Festival (April 16-17 with an extra pre-party April 15) go on special holiday sale Dec. 14-21. I don't know the price yet.

The Allman Brothers, et al, put on a great fest, and they pack 'em in from all over the country, but it's usually a bit pricey, so save up your pennies or put the tickets on your credit card. I am ever so grateful they are not holding this in June like they did last year, because we all know it is beastly hot in North Florida in June. April should be loverly.

You can get them here

Extra Early Bird Tickets for Suwannee Springfest On Sale For One More Week

That's Tanya Elizabeth from The Duhks and Rushad Eggleston from Tornado Rider jammin' it HARD at Magnolia Fest. Believe it or not, Suwannee Springfest is just around the corner, March 25-28, 2010, at the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fl.

I wanted to give everyone a HEADS UP up that Springfest extra-early bird tickets (which used to be $99) have gone up to $125. You can get the $125 tickets until December 16 here. What a nice present for someone you love -- stellar music, and a wonderful long weekend away in paradise among kind folk.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

festgrrl: Furthur Tickets on Sale Friday for Florida and Atlanta Shows

festgrrl: Furthur Tickets on Sale Friday for Florida and Atlanta Shows

Furthur Tickets on Sale Friday for Florida and Atlanta Shows

Friday at 10 am, tickets go on sale for three shows by Furthur in the Southeast -- Miami (Feb. 5, Bayfront Ampitheatre), Orlando (Feb. 6, Hard Rock Live) and Atlanta (Feb. 8, The Tabernacle). You can get hooked up here

Monday, December 7, 2009




Hey y'all, JJ Grey and Mofro are going to give us all a little New Year's gift: A New Year's Eve show at Jacksonville Beach's Freebird Live club, with opener Snarky Puppy, followed by shows on New Year's Day (with Snarky Puppy) and Saturday, January 2 (with Klob.)

The New Year's Eve show costs $35 a ticket ($40 with the service charge) Tickets are $20 for the New Year's Day and Jan. 2 shows. Nice price for some truly awesome talent.

For my Central and South Florida friends, what a treat -- Mofro and Galactic at Orlando's House of Blues, Jan. 8, $27.75 a ticket (includes the service charge,) and Mofro and Galactic at Revolution in Fort Lauderdale, Jan. 9, $31, (includes the service charge.)

Head on over to Mofro's site to get your tickets for some fine Florida swamp stomping music. Just a great way to start the year!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Bear Creek Videos

Here are some links someone posted to videos fron Bear Creek performances. The Trombone Shorty one is particularly awesome!


Bonerama 2009-11-13

Eric Krasno & Chapter 2 2009-11-13

Hill Country Revue 2009-11-13

Break Science feat: Adam Deitch 2009-11-13

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe 209-11-13

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave 2009-11-13

Good Enough for Good Times 2009-11-14

Robert Walters 20th Congress 2009-11-14

Steve Kimock Crazy Engine 2009-11-14

Garage A Trois 2009-11-14

Lettuce 2009-11-14

Lettuce with Derek Trucks 2009-11-14

Dumpstaphunk - No More Okey Doke 2009-11-14

Dumpstaphunk - She's Music 2009-11-14
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJAfxcQ09r0Pnuma Trio 2009-11-14

Benevento Russo Duo 2009-11-14

New Mastersounds 2009-11-14

Avis Berry's Soul Revue 209-11-15

Galactic with Ivan Neville 2009-11-15

New Mastersounds 2009-11-15

Dr. Claw 2009-11-15

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Cool Bear Creek photos

Here are some great photos by my new friend, the very cool Bob Pollack, who, as you can see, is a gifted photographer!

Top is Derek Trucks playing with Lettuce, and bottom is Papa Mali.


Looking for my Bear Creek review? It's here

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Trombone Shorty at Bear Creek

Check out this bad-ass performance by Trombone Shorty at Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival at Spirit of the Suwannee festival in Live Oak, Fl.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Best Fest?

Best Fest Ever?

Ivan Neville called it from the Purple Hat Circus Tent stage at Bear Creek festival Sunday night: “You heard it here first -- This is the best fest! Hell, yeah!”

Maybe he says that at all the fests. In this case, he’s right on the money.

Promoters Lyle Williams and Paul Levine, based in North Florida, have put their impeccable musical tastes to work at Bear Creek, which hit its stride beautifully in its third year. Featuring some of the most mind-blowing performers out of New Orleans, Florida, and beyond, Bear Creek focuses on funk and jam, and enjoys a stellar location: the magical, moss-draped, forested Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Florida.

Levine and Williams’ goal is to have the most sit-ins of any musical fest, and that’s a goal that’s gonna please fans and musicians both. This weekend, they delivered. By making the venue a blast for the musicians, they want to stick around and play, play, play. The result is an astounding array of musical chops, cross-pollination and get-down jamming that’s unparalleled outside of New Orleans. When you’ve got James Brown’s horn player (Fred Wesley) and George Clinton’s (Parliament/Funkadelic) key board player (Bernie Worrell), you know you’re doing something right.

“We focus very much on selecting bands that are incredible live performers,” says Levine. “Record sales and radio play really don’t factor that much into our thinking. For the most part, we’ve seen and enjoyed many of the bands.”

“If there’s anything we strive to base our festival experience on, it is probably the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival, especially what happens at night after the festival, when all these incredible musicians are collaborating in all these clubs, playing until 7 in the morning. If the musicians feel comfortable and at home, that’s when that type of magical collaboration happens.”

Indeed, the only thing festgrrl lacked during the weekend was sleep. Just when you thought you couldn’t boogie any more, Levine and Williams pulled another surprise out of their purple hats.

At every festival, there’s always tension in the fact that you can’t make every show. But at Bear Creek it was worse – there were no sets you could miss, seriously, because you never knew which surprise musicians would pop up.

Guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks showed up. So did JJ Grey of the stellar Florida-based soul band Mofro, joining New Orleans funk powerhouse Galactic in one set and Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk in another. Bear Creek had a Saturday night mystery set on the schedule, adding to the anticipatory vibe and buzz among festivarians. It turned out to be Soulive, who did memorably funky thick instrumental versions of the Beatles’ Eleanor Rigby and She’s So Heavy during their encore.

There was so much stellar playing that you hardly had time to absorb the impact of one show before you were at another. A real standout for me was Third Stone, the Gainesville funk/soul/world beat band. They were joined by Worrell, the Moog synthesizer legend known for laying down fat grooves in Parliament/Funkadelic and The Talking Heads. Wesley, the James Brown horn player, joined that set, too.

Toubab Krewe out of Asheville, North Carolina played a mind-blowing set of danceable world beat/jazz funk in the beautiful forested ampitheatre. Other standouts: powerhouse funkateers Lettuce, Dr. Claw, The New Mastersounds, Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Trombone Shorty, Skerik, Papa Mali, Hill Country Revue, Lotus, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Steve Kimock Crazy Engine, Gravity A, Green Hit, Zach Deputy, from South Carolina, and Atlanta’s Donna Hopkins Band with killer guitarist Bobby Lee Rodgers (The Codetalkers, Bobby Lee Rodgers Band.)

Just look at that list, my God! Even the less well-known bands were playing their booties off. Orlando/Tallahassee band Curious Circus with FunkUs had 14 people on the campground stage Sunday morning, including the Lee Boys’ steel guitar player Roosevelt Collier. Shout outs, too, to my Tallahassee musician friends, Two Foot Level, Soular System, Polyester Pimpstrap, Stillwood, and Catfish Alliance. You rocked it hard!

An estimated 5,000 people showed up, which gives the fest a really intimate feel. JJ Grey said Bear Creek “is like coming to a family reunion.”

“I never get to see some of these guys,” he said backstage. “This is so great for me.”

Grey said he may be bringing Mofro’s Blackwater Soul Review show to Suwannee Music Park in the near future. Sweet! The event – a festival of killer performers chosen by Grey and showcased in a day-long show of killer proportions – was last held in St. Augustine’s amphitheatre two years ago. I say: “Bring ‘yo bad self to Suwannee, JJ, and we’ll be there!”

Over and over, people told me how blown away they were both with the fest’s friendly vibe and the quality of music.

“The vibe is amazing,” says Zach Deputy, the one-man band out of South Carolina who has seen his audience double during his nationwide tour this year. (More on Zach in a future post.)

“The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is one of the best musical venues I’ve ever been to,” Deputy says. “It’s not every day you see white sandy beaches going into a flowing river that looks like sweet tea.”

“It’s not like playing New York City,” he said, “where they rush you in and rush you out. At Bear Creek, a lot of musicians come and stay the whole weekend. If I’m going to play at Bear Creek, I’m going to be at Bear Creek.

“I think Paul and Lyle are different from a lot of promoters. Some promoters think with their wallets, you know, how much will this artist bring in. Then there are promoters who think with their heart. I think Lyle and Paul are doing that, picking bands that speak to their soul.”

Williams offers up a quote from Cat Stevens, that pretty much sums it up, thank you very much:

“I let my music take me where my heart wants to go.”

This fest keeps getting better and better, so buy your 2010 tickets early and get time off from work.

“Particularly in hard economic times, a good music festival can recharge you and replenish your spirit,” says Levine. “The future is always the bands we haven’t seen yet and keeping our lineup exciting each year.”


Friday, November 6, 2009

Bear Creek a Week Away

Hey now, one of the best fests in the Southeast is just a week away. This fest features funk and jam, with the emphasis on funk. Lots of New Orleans bands (Ivan Neville, Big Sam)show up for this one, and it's a paaaaahhhhhtttttyyyyy.

Check out the spankin' new schedule here

One of the truly cool things about Bear Creek is there are always sit-ins and surprises to keep things fresh. True to form, there's a Sat. night 'mystery set' planned. Can't wait!

Don't miss Dr. Claw, that was a highlight for me last year. Funk til you can't funk no more!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Just go to this link and listen to 10 minutes of Saturday night Magfest bliss!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Off to Magnolia Fest!

Festgrrl's gettin her Mag on early, gonna be a great bunch of shows, and see you all there in the beautiful woods where the sounds of funky strings waft through the campfire smoke. Yes!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Magnolia Fest!

That's Scramble Campbell painting my friends Dread Clampitt at Magnolia Fest. Just a week or so away now! I can't wait to see my friends, make some music, hear great players,sleep under the stars and jump in the Suwannee. Aaaaaahhhhhhhh, heaven!

All the good details are here

Donna The Buffalo plays four nights so get your dancing shoes properly prepared.

Don't forget your pumpkins and don't forget to go to Slopryland to see their amazing jack o lantern's. And just remember: I saw yo mama at Slopry land and she couldn't find her shoes!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


If you love Dread Clampitt, then get yourself up to the hills outside Birmingham this weekend, for Dreadfest Just $30 for what will be one hell of a show, mark my words...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Stellar Time Was Had

I just can't say enough good things about the Farm To Family Full Moon Fest. This one was held at the Lion's Club in High Springs. Standouts were: Brian Smalley, a singer songwriter who is so very talented, he writes like a poet and sings like an angel; The Burnin' Smyrnin's, who mix up Eastern European folk riffs with jazz with ska with punk with rock.....ya gotta hear it!; Femi Kako, killer Afro Beat that had everyone up and dancing; jammy bands Absolute Free and Juniper Spring, both of them with tasty licks; and Boss Lady and the Company, a groovefest for all.

Third Stone, a reggae/funk band out of Gainesville, continues to amaze, with soaring vocals, great messages and an all around cool-as-shit groove.

The fest crowd was small and intimate. The Santa Fe river was within walking distance. I was told there were a bunch of happy hippies in the water in the wee hours under the full moon, singing Amazing Grace!

I can't tell you how many times strangers drove by my camp asking if I needed anything at the store. That's the "family" part, and it warms festgrrl's heart!

Friday, September 4, 2009


What a nice Labor Day weekend treat! For just $20, 3 days of world beat, ska, jam, funk, and steppy bluegrass at the Farm To Family Full Moon Fest. This month it has a new location at the Lion's Club Music Park in the lovely old town of High Springs. African jams tonight, Friday, bands from noon-10:30 Sat., and noon to late night Sunday.

This is a bargain! And though festgrrl isn't so excited about this part, they will have big screen TVs to watch the Gators play... whoever they play.

But the music will be fine! Burnin' Smyrnans on Sunday night not to be missed. I'd describe them as a Klesmer punk band and they are definitely high energy and a lot of fun. Also, Boss Lady's funky reggae grooves are bound to please. 3rd Stone is an enormously talented reggae-ish band that shouldn't be missed. I also really like Brian Smalley, a singer-songwriter who will kick things off Sat. at noon.

This is a family-friendly event. Usually there are one or two food vendors and some excellent hippie wares to buy. People are super chill, and Don sets up a tent facing the stage to keep folks out of the sun. Just a lovely group, lovely tunes, and a beautiful weekend to enjoy it!

If you get too hot, you can always head over to the nearby Poe Springs and dip yourself in the Florida's cold, cobalt heart.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


That's Dread Clampitt from Walton County, Florida playing with Sam Bush. Bush is playing on their upcoming CD. On October 3, about 40 miles northeast of Birmingham, Alabama, there's an all-Dread Clampitt festival called Dreadfest.

This festival is being run by Steve Masterson, the genius behind The Acoustic Cafe festival outside Birmingham. (See my posts from May and June for reviews of that wonderful event!)

You won't be disappointed with any show Dread Clampitt puts on. Talent, talent, talent, and a bunch of super-nice folks. This show will be smokin.'

Saturday, July 18, 2009

The Avett Brothers Deliver

The Avett Brothers delivered another stellar show in St Augustine. Poetic lyrics, revealing musicianship, punk thrash swagger. I just love 'em. Salina and Die Die Die were sublime.

No worries so far that the new record company is messing in any way with a good thing.

The crowd obviously knows their Avetts. The show wasn't sold out by any means, but the crowd was healthy and everyone was totally into the fine, fine show.

Looking forward to hearing the new record I and Love and You. Go Avetts!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Avett Brothers tonight!

Heading out to see The Avett Brothers in St. Augustine tonight. Can't wait!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bob Wier and Ratdog and Moe., Oh My!

A seriously great show is happening at The St. Augustine Ampitheatre Sunday, July 19... Bob Wier and Ratdog and Moe. co-headlining. $33, show starts at 5:30 p.m. All very do-able and welcome in this economy!

You can camp at the nearby Anastasia Island State Park. (At least that's what my little tribe will be doing.)

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Avett Brothers!

The fantastically talented and entertaining Avett Brothers are coming to The St. Augustine Ampitheatre Thursday evening, July 16. The show is $27.

Paste magazine did a cover story on The Avetts and their breakout popularity, their recording sessions with producer Rick Rubin (he produced Johnny Cash), their upcoming album, and their new grueling tour-all-the-time schedule.

I return to The Avetts recordings again and again to taste their fine musicianship and talented lyricism. Frankly, if anyone is talking while The Avetts are playing, I have to shut it off until I can listen intently. They are just that good.

Things to know about the venue (from the only other time I was there, to see Mofro):

The ampitheatre is covered, but outdoors
Only beer was Bud and Bud Light, and it was like, $6 or $7 a pop. So sad.
You can't leave the venue once you've gone in.
You can't bring anything in there with you (they even prohibit strollers?!WTF!)

There is cheap camping at nearby Anastasia State Park, and you can reserve a site online.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Festgrrl has a new ride!

After looking and looking, Craigslist offered up this gem of a groovy van, so very 80's. Uncle Rico drove one like this in Napoleon Dynamite. (His was orange)

I'm hoping to get many happy years of festing with this vehicle, which I have named Gladys, because the inside has so many floral patterns and bad faux paneling and fishing lure wallpaper (yes! The sportsman's package!) that it reminds me of a London flat. She is 22 years old, maybe she's got a little more life left for the likes of me. She was pretty cheap in any case. I will have my own functional bathroom and shower... YES!!!!!!!

First stop with Gladys: The Avett Brothers in St. Augustine. More on that later...

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Springsteen at Bonnaroo

Here's an awesome review of the Boss' kick-ass show at Bonnaroo last night! I wish I could have seen it.

Here, courtesy of the New Jersey Star Ledger, is the setlist:

Show began at 9:28 p.m. local time.
Patti Scialfa and Max Weinberg were at the show.

1. Badlands
2. No Surrender
3. My Lucky Day
4. Outlaw Pete
5. Out In The Street
6. Working On A Dream
7. Seeds
8. Johnny 99
9. Youngstown
10. Raise Your Hand
11. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (sign request)
12. Growin' Up (sign request)
13. Thunder Road (sign request)
14. Waitin' On A Sunny Day
15. The Promised Land
16. The River
17. Kingdom of Days
18. Radio Nowhere (w/Jay Weinberg on drums)
19. Lonesome Day
20. The Rising
21. Born To Run

22 Hard Times
23. 10th Ave Freeze Out
24. Land Of Hope & Dreams
25. American Land
26. Rosalita
27. Glory Days
28. Dancing In The Dark

Interesting to see Bruce play "Rosalita," "Glory Days" and "Dancing In the Dark" at the end. Most shows will get one of those songs to end, some shows get two, but it's very rare to get all three. I bet the huge crowd was into it.

Show over at 12:22 a.m.

CHECK OUT THIS REVIEW OF THE AL GREEN BONNAROO SHOW FROM ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY!!!!!!: Set of the Day&trade goes to the Reverend Al Green, who absolutely owned the mainstage, and only disappointed me by leaving before he could do "Take Me to the River" with David Byrne later. When we got to the photo pit, there was a pile of long-stemmed roses sitting on a road case next to Green's mic stand, and the first thing he did upon emerging, classily besuited despite the heat, was start flinging them out to the ladies. (Later, he would also toss his clip-on tie into the crowd.) "Y'all too far away!" he lamented, in what would become something of a refrain: Al Green really wanted to get off the stage and come hang out with us, he wanted the yellow-shirted security men to go away so we could be together, we ain't here to hurt nobody, God means we don't need security, etc. Everyone was pretty much wetting themselves from the word go here, shrieking through "Let's Get Married," humbly singing along during "Amazing Grace," popping an excitement gasket when he slowly slid into "Let's Stay Together." And the Reverend, too, was having a blast -- I especially loved watching him break it down alongside his two interpretive dancers during "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)," then crack himself up. His voice, for the record, has not lost a note.

"I'm gonna do some songs that'll tell you where I come from," Green said to kick off a medley of hits from a time "when the music was good, the lovin' was good, and everything was good." Thus did we get to hear snippets of "I Can't Help Myself," "My Girl," "Bring It On Home to Me," "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," and "You Are Everything." (That last one was "for the ladies," said Al.) Each and every Motown hit was greeted by euphoria in the crowd, and by the time he closed with "Love and Happiness," if you weren't dancing, there was something wrong with you. "I love you I love you I love you I love you I gotta go!" Green apologized, then took one last lap around the stage while his backup singer informed us that "The man is a legend, and he has sold more than 150 million albums!" There aren't too many modern artists who could get away with being played both on and off the stage while someone recites extravagant stats."

Sigh. Love Bonnaroo's lineup, can't handle the crowd and conditions.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wanee Review

So that picture above is Tara Nevins from Donna the Buffalo, playing with the Bill Kreutzmann Trio at 2009 Wanee festival in Live Oak, Fl. In a weekend of stellar performances, this one was a standout. Tara sang lead on Grateful Dead classic "He's Gone," and she did a kick-ass job of it, the trio also did one of my fave DTB songs, "...Walking, Talking, too Far from the Light, Living, Breathing, in Colorless Black and White..."

Wanee was a mudfest, but none of the shows were cancelled by weather, amazingly. The crowd was super-giant compared to other Spirit of the Suwannee fests. There was also an abundance of what I call "Bowlegged Whiskey Walkers," some of them fixin' to fight. Mostly peaceful, though, and a hell of a lot of fantastic music! Here's a few show reviews for ya:

The Doobie Brothers - They did some classic old tunes, my favorites were Black Water, Listen to the Music, and Takin' it to the Streets. What struck me was really how great their playing is (and was) beyond just being catchy. Their 70's hair --completely unchanged! -- was hysterical.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - This was my first time hearing Grace, and she ROCKED it! She's a super-sultry bad-ass with the attitude of Marcia Ball, and the sound of Bonnie Raitt and Nora Jones. Her band was impeccable.

The Wailers - Did the entire Exodus album at midnight on Saturday as the show closer.Their sound system was curiously low-fi, but it was awesome to hear those old tunes live.

The Allmans, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi -- This is what the crowd came for, and they delivered -- blistering guitar solos, soulful singing, nice long, fat sets.

Little Feat - Were a disappointment, and I'm a real fan. They seemed bored, and Lowell George's daughter, who had been wailing out lead vocals last year, wasn't with them. The set was predictable and forgettable.

The Radiators - LOVED that New Orleans sound! Ditto Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk, I had to sit down after that funk-fest!

Col. Bruce Hampton and the Quark Alliance - Never disappoints! He laid it DOWN with fancy riffs and super soulful vocals. The thing about Bruce is, even though he's been performing for so long, he never seems stale to me. He's just got that funky thing going, deep inside. I had a HUGE smile on my face and a spring in my step!

Arc Angels - Lots of people were loving this band, I was not one of them. Sounded like boring Southern rock to me, I left.

Keller Williams - Was just precious and fascinating to watch his one-man band, plus his very ardent fans.

Umphrey's McGee - One of the best shows of the whole weekend. Their jazzy, jammy riffs were tighter than tight, and they just played the hell out of their afternoon set. Super standout in a weekend filled with Guitar Gods.

I've only got one real complaint -- there were very few sit-ins. With all that talent, I expected a little more cross-pollination among groups. Warren Haynes was stage-skippping for sure, but he was the rare one.

I'll be back next year!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Wanee and Full Moon Fest


First off is the amazing Wanee I can't say enough about the off-the-hook lineup for this festival. They've posted the schedule on the site. Thursday night kicks off with New Orleans' kick-ass band, The Radiators, along with a personal favorite of mine, Bobbie Lee Rodgers out of Georgia (of the Codetalkers). Then, my God, a parade of killer music ... Allman Brothers, Col. Bruce Hampton, Derek Trucks, Buddy Guy, Drive By Truckers, Gov't Mule, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Doobie Brothers, Little Feat, the Wailers, Jorma Kaukonen, Keller Williams, Bill Kruetzmann, the Wailers, Ivan Neville, Susan Tedeschi, Lord, that doesn't even tell HALF the story, so go to the link and get the rest of the info.

Wanee ends Saturday night, but there is a special benefit later that day at Spirit of the Suwannee for Zach Deputy, who is one hell of a nice guy and a great player. Somebody ripped off his equipment, so he's raising bucks to replace it. He's a looper like Keller Williams, though his music isn't like Keller's. I LOVED the Deputy show at Bear Creek last year, I couldn't believe how many things he was doing at once. He's funky, he's reggae, he's folky, he's really, really cool.

There are two Zach Deputy shows Sunday, one in late afternoon and another in the evening. The shows are brought to you by the folks at Bear Creek Music festival.

SO.....Get yer butt to Suwannee and rage it!

OK, so if you can't swing the ticket price at Wanee, the kind folks at Farm To Family are holding their Full Moon Fest outside Gainesville. Check the link for the lineup. See previous posts about this groovy little fest that costs $10 to $20, sliding scale.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Economy Isn't Hurting Fests

Check out this article from Billboard, which reports that music festival ticket sales are strong. I would argue with a couple of the conclusions -- One, that the cancellation of Langerado in South Florida was a sign of the economic times. Langerado's failure had more to do with the fact that they moved the festival from the wilds of the Everglades into downtown Miami. Nobody wanted to fest in downtown Miami. Billboard also mentions that ticket sales for Rothbury in Michigan are down. I think that has to do with the hefty $250-plus ticket price. Festivals that have kept prices reasonable are thriving, because they are a good value, and that's what folks are looking for these days.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Bear Creek, Baby!

Important reminder, festivarians! Bear Creek Early Bird ticket prices end Sunday, May 31. Get your $99 price now... gate is $165.....

Thursday, May 14, 2009

On the Road Again!

Heading out today to the Mossyheadz fest outside North Florida's DeFuniak Springs. I was disappointed to learn that Dread Clampitt won't be playing as usual, but I am going to tough it out in the wilds of Walton County anyway! Lots of bands I have never heard of, so that should be fun. Looking forward to the Burnin' Smyrnins, Ralph Roddenberry ( I just leanred he's Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's nephew, who knew? All I know is he ROCKS it), Rebecca Jean Smith, Dubconscious, and the excellent band 3rd stone which I wrote about in my last post from the Farm to Family Full Moon fest last weekend. Promoter promises two surprise guests. Wonder who they are??

It's gonna be hot, but there's a spring a short drive away, aaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh....

UPDATE: I went, the spring was closed. Boo hiss. The fest site was super super hot, camping was a quarter mile away from the stage. Why????????? I left and stayed at my friend's place on the beach, which was lovely. I later heard bands had to be cancelled on Sunday (which was best lineup) due to poor attendance.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Lovely Time at Full Moon Fest

The weekend crowd at the Farm to Family Full Moon Fest was pretty small, but the bands were smokin' and the vibe was sweet. It was HOT out there, y'all. Thanks to Don and the organizers for the misters and the generous shade tent.

Standout performances came from 3rd Stone, with fat and funky reggae grooves and killer vocals; The Duppies, kick-ass ska band that that got the crowd up and moving under the glorious moon, and Boss Lady and The Company,whith Boss Lady's strong and heartfelt vocals. The Glass Camels and Crazy Fingers laid it down with two super solid Dead sets late night on Friday and Saturday. Festgrrl also has to prop her fave band, who raged it as usual, Dread Clampitt

I am also loving the little acoustic duo The Bandits!

This was an inaugural show for the Farm to Family folks OFF their usual location, and it was an expanded three-day fest. Since turnout was kind of low, they cut things short on Sunday and asked people for donations to help pay the bands.

I kind of missed the smaller venue, to be honest. Next month it's back to the old farmstead, I'll post the date when I get it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Full Moon Fest!

Looking forward to joining the kind folks at Farm To Family Music under the full moon this weekend in Alachua, just outside Gainesville. Only $40!

They've put some care into the venue and into the lineup, judging from their very detailed website. Since there aren't many trees, bring shade with you. They are planning to have a mister tent to keep us all comfortable.

Shout out to Don who thankfully considers parents -- kids are free, and there's a camping area close to the tunes so parents can groove and little ones can snooze. Looks like it will be a blast! See details here

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


May is JUMPIN, Y'all!'

Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, May 1-3, St. Johns County Fairgrounds, more info is here

Full Moon Festival, Alachua (outside Gainesville) May 8-10. $40 for the weekend. $15 to $20 sliding scale for the day. This fest is normally just one night, but this is a special three-day show at a different venue, just 5 miles from the old one. Rowan Brothers, Gator Bone, Crazy Fingers, Glass Camels,Third Stone, Quartermoon and more. More info is here

Mossy Headz, DeFuniak Springs, May 14-17, Pre-sale tickets are $66 for 4 day pass, $80 at the gate. Oversize vehicle pass is $25. Fabulous lineup: DubConscious, Ralph Roddenberry, Burnin' Smurnin's, Rebecca Jean Smith, Green Hit, Waco Ramblers, Fusebox Funk, and more. More info is here

Florida Folk Festival, May 22-24, Info is here

Acoustic Cafe, May 22-24, outside Birmingham, Alabama, $40 for the weekend. in a gorgeous intimate mountain setting. Edgar Meyer & Mike Marshall, Dread Clampitt and more. VW busses or tents only on the mountain, other RVs have to park a ways down. To car camp, get an up the hill pass while they last. Info is here.

Wannee Festival, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park June 4-7, info is here. Killer lineup, Doobie Brothers, Allmans, Wailers, Little Feat and more.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Love that Larry Keel!

Larry Keel and his band Natural Bridge BROUGHT IT at String Break last weekend. His hands moved so fast they were a blur. We were treated to several performances over the beautiful weekend.

String Break is a wonderful, small festival on some of the prettiest land I've seen. Fantastic, clean facilities, and a little creek for kids to play in.

Nice mix of bluegrass, newgrass, folk,and blues.

This is the same site for the larger Riverhawk festival in the fall. Highly recommended!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Heading Off to String Break!

Looking forward to a great weekend in Brooksville, Fl. near Tampa at String Break. These are the same folks who do the Riverhawk Festival in the fall. It is $85, which includes camping. Music starts at noon Friday. Here's the lineup:








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I'll have a report uopn my return. We head home by way of Orlando, where we'll be seeing Fleetwood Mac!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Farm To Family Fest

What a sweet little fest outside Gainesville! We went to Farm To Family on April 4 and just loved it. Great vibe and kind folks. We loved reggae band Regwa, Third Stone, Umoja Orchestra, Quarter Moon, the singer songwriters Michael O'Meara and Brian Smalley. I LOVED the little band, The Bandits. Such gorgeous harmonies!

This is a great fest to bring kids to. It is very small and has a family feel. It's $10 or $20, sliding scale. There's a little open-air food place, some cool vendors, and real bathrooms as well as port o lets. You can come in to camp at 1 pm Saturday, show starts at 3pm, and leave on Sunday.

DRIVE SLOWLY PLEASE ON THE ROAD.... we don't want to perturb the neighbors and wreck the scene, now, do we?

Check the website, where they post dates. And also, they have an excellent You Tube channel (linked on the site) so you can check out the bands that you'll be seeing.

After going to this fest once, festgrrl is sure going back!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Special $100 Magfest Tix this week!

That's Rashad from California band Tornado Rider playing with Canada's The Duhks!

So, check it out: Magnolia Fest has a one-week special sale on ticket prices that will save you big-time.

Here’s the info from the folks at Magnolia Fest: "Out of necessity, our MagnoliaFest 09 ticket prices will increase and early bird tickets will go on sale later this month. In the meantime, we have a special offer for this week only. We are offering 500 Extra Special Early Bird Tickets for $100 each. These MagnoliaFest Extra Special Early Bird Tickets are on sale now until 500 are sold or thru Sunday, April 12th, whichever comes first. These are available online only - no phone orders are being accepted as our office will be closed this week. If you are in a position to purchase, we'd be especially grateful if you went online and did so sooner rather than later. We will distribute MagnoliaFest tickets ordered in April May & June in late June.

Click here for MagnoliaFest 09 Extra Special Early Bird Tickets:
We invite everyone to join us Tuesday evenings from 7-9pm central time (8-10pm eastern) for our Internet radio program "The MagMusic Show" on Wildman Steve Radio: www.wildmansteve.com!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Best Donna Show Ever??

The above pic shows David Gans playing with Donna the Buffalo at Springfest '09! I think Saturday night's show was among the best Donna the Buffalo shows I have ever seen... and I've seen a lot of them. Jeb Puryear's playing was simply sublime, especially the way the band stripped down to just a few well-placed notes wafting on the swampy air in the ampitheatre during Everything Seems to Want to Hurt This Time. Just killer. Tara Nevin's vocals on the Sheryl Crow cover, A Change Will Do You Good, were kick-ass. Just great playing, great energy all around.

Other Springfest highlights this year were the Swedish string band Vasen, with Mike Marshall and Darol Anger -- wow! These string virtuosos created classical, jazzy soundscapes that gave me goosebumps. My only criticism was that they did not change the show at all when they played again, down to the same jokes. Ouch.

The Duhks from Manitoba, who got their big break at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park five years ago, were super fun as always and a definite crowd pleaser. The band's original lead singer, Jessee Havey, has been replaced by Sarah Dugas, and not a beat has been missed. Her vocals are awe-inspiring, and her drummer brother Christian Dugas is doing a great job on The Duhks' signature sound - Afro-Cuban-Brazilian beats played against traditional reels. They played some choice tunes off their excellent disc, Fast Paced World. Everyone I play that disc for goes crazy for it!

Tornado Rider from California was out of control per usual! I don't really have any words to describe it... grass-punk comes to mind. Rushad Eggleston is one hell of a player and the distortion he gets out of his instrument is mind-bending. Crowd surfing in skin-tight tights in a lightning storm while playing a distorted electric cello? Insane!

This is how the band describes their sound: "wild western neolithical cello banditry meets thunder-twinged yodeling elf rock of the 4th dimension."

Folk legend Richie Havens proved he's a true master and leader for peaceful people. I saw people crying during that show... maybe it was just the rain?

All in all another amazing fest, depite the rain storms. A good kickoff to a very very busy spring fest season. Next stop: Keel Family Function this weekend in La Fayette, Ga.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Now I have heard everything!

So, the Rothbury Festival in Michigan has a killer lineup, to be sure (Dead, Dylan, more.) But check out this unbelievable costly scenario--- you can go to the "Good Life" Village and pay $5,994 for you and three friends to sleep in a teepee! Or just $3,350 for you and one friend to sleep in a luxurious safari tent!

Festgrrl has sincerely heard everything now.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Here's the whole spring lineup

OK, you asked for it: Here is the entire spring lineup in one post:

Springfest, March 26-29, Live Oak, Fla. You can see the lineup here:

I am loving The Gourds and the legendary Richie Havens on the lineup this year!

Keel Family Function, April 3-5, Lafayette, Ga., Get the info here Colonel Bruce Hampton, Blueground Undergrass, and more.

Springing the Blues Festival, April 3-5, Jacksonville Beach, (not a camping fest, but a free fest on the beach) Info is here

Florida Earth Day Jam, Tallahassee, April 18, info is here

Stringfest, Brooksville, Fla. April 17-19, info is here The Waybacks, The Greencards, and more.

Gamble Rogers Folk Festival, May 1-3, St. Johns County Fairgrounds, more info is here

Florida Folk Festival, May 22-24, Info is here

Acoustic Cafe, May 22-24, outside Birmingham, Info is here. Dread Clampitt and more.

Wannee Festival, June 4-7, info is here. Killer lineup, Doobie Brothers, Allmans, Little Feat and more.

More information on these excellent festivals is available by looking back at my older posts in February and earlier in March.

The music is coming!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

EarthDay Jam in Tallahassee

Check it out, Earth Day Jam in Tallahassee April 18 at the Bradfordville Blues Club! You can see the lineup here

Great Ticket Discount for Keel Family Function

KEEL FAMILY FUNCTION TICKETS TO BE DISCOUNTED TO $30 ADV (from $40 adv) from THURSDAY, MARCH 12 @ 10AM EDT to SATURDAY, MARCH 14 @ 3PM EDT. At that time, tickets will go back to their original fantastic advance price of $40.

This discount is a remarkable 40% off the gate price, so be sure to jump on it if you can!

Visit Ticket Alternative online at www.ticketalternative.com, charge by phone at 1-877-725-8849 or go to one of the outlets listed below if you're in the Atlanta area.
Eye Dawg Productions is proud to announce the inaugural KEEL FAMILY FUNCTION at beautiful Cherokee Farms in LaFayette, GA. We are very excited about this first-time event and plan on having it around for years to come. Once again, we will be featuring the wind/solar power of Tree Power, a subsidiary of Tree Sound Studios and Tree Leaf Music (www.treeleafmusic.com)

The lineup is as follows:

~ COL. BRUCE HAMPTON ~ featuring Jeff Sipe on drums, Ike Stubblefield on Hammond/bass pedals, Grant Green Jr. on guitar, plus a few friends I'm sure. www.bratoganibe.com/
~ BLUEGROUND UNDERGRASS ~ www.bluegroundundergrass.com
~ LARRY KEEL & NATURAL BRIDGE ~ www.larrykeel.com
~ LAURA REED & DEEP POCKET ~ www.laurareedanddeeppocket.com
~ PAPA MALI w/ Jeff Sipe ~ www.papamali.com
~ RALPH RODDENBERY BAND ~ www.ralphroddenbery.com
~ GRAYSON CAPPS & FRIENDS ~ www.graysoncapps.com
~ ANDERS OSBORNE & NEW ORLEANS JUICE ~ www.myspace.com/andersosbornenola
~ DAVID VIA ~ www.davidvia.com
~ CAPTAINS of the INDUSTRY ~ featuring some of New Orleans' finest! ~ STOP DROP & ROLL ~ www.myspace.com/stopdropandrollband
~ CAROLINE POND ~ www.myspace.com/carolinepond
~ SAINT FRANCIS ~ www.myspace.com/saintfrancissong
~ EYE of the DAWG SONGWRITER SHOWCASE ~ Grayson Capps, Anders Osborne, Ralph Roddenbery, Donna Hopkins, David Via, Rev. Jeff Mosier, Larry Keel
~ BLOODY MARY MORNING BLUEGRASS JAM ~ hosted by Stop Drop & Roll, final details TBA soon! ~ THE LOW DOWN THROW DOWN ~ www.myspace.com/thelowdownthrowdown
~ NOTHING & THE NOBODIES ~ www.nothingandthenobodies.com

Folks, this event promises to be just the right medicine, and we have been mindful to set the price of admission at a fair price so that no one is breaking the bank. We are excited to have Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. on board as a sponsor, along with our buddies Shimon Presents, Wildman Steve Radio and Tree Leaf Music.


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Three more fests for your calendars:

Jacksonville Blues Festival April 3, 4, 5

No camping. It's free on Jacksonville Beach. Lots of very cool art vendors.

Gamble Rogers Folk Festival May 1-3, 2009
Camping at the fest at St. Johns County Fairgrounds

Florida Folk Festival May 22 – May 24, 2009

No camping unless you are a performer or a volunteer.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bear Creek Tickets Early Sale

The kind folks at Bear Creek Music and Arts Festival which will be held Nov. 13-16 are offering a "Get the Worm" ticket price of just $99 per person through May 31. Tickets will be $165 at the gate, so this is a super good deal. Get 'em while the gettin's good.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Wanee in the Summer!

Well now, Wanee Fest has moved to June! Tickets on sale March 7.

And the lineup? Please! It is off the hook! This is gonna be great.

Warning to out-of-staters! JUNE can be hideously hot in North Florida. Of course, we'll all endure, because of the music.


Bring a sun shower and bungee it to a tree so you can cool off when you stop back at camp to grab a beer

Bring a little portable bottle mister for the blazin'-no trees-field.

Battery powered fan for your tent. I got one that has a magnet that you put on top of your tent and put the fan inside so it is a "ceiling fan." This has made a world of difference!

More later..

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Zach Deputy in Tallahassee, Fl.

Zach Deputy was one of the best acts at Bear Creek Music Festival in Live Oak this year, and what a super cool fellow he is. He plays at the Engine Room in Tallahassee Saturday night. $8 cover.

Anyone who dropped by Zach's tarp-shaded campground stage at Bear Creek left with a smile. The guy is just plain having fun, and he's got the groove going!

People compare him to Keller Williams because he uses loops and is a one-man band, but he's really not like Keller Williams. Anyway, go check him out!

Here's the promo from Zach's site:

"Truly a one-man band, he is a powerhouse of performance, technical chops, and one hell of a charismatic presence. Put simply, Zach Deputy does what is called live looping: layering sounds through the magic of technology to create a full band effect. He isn’t the only performer out there doing this, but he has taken the technique to the next level. First and foremost, however, Zach Deputy is a songwriter, a shredding guitarist and a soulful singer with a 4+ octave vocal range. He can also drop freestyle rhymes with the best of them. The Zach Deputy sound is essentially roots rock, but in his case the roots are in soul, calypso and dancehall, underpinned by driving hip-hop, rock steady, Motown and Stax backbeats created with his layered vocal beatboxing. On top of the backbeat, Zach Deputy’s nylon strings pull multiple duties as bass, rhythm and lead guitar. Riding over that, a plethora of sounds-- keyboard, steel drums and an entire horn section-- come pumping and grinding out of the speakers when Zach takes the stage. He is a one man dance party, but he can also bring an audience to rapt attention with a heartfelt love ballad."

Monday, February 23, 2009

Dr. Dog, out of Philadelphia, gave a fantastic show at FSU's Club Downunder Feb.18. (Thanks to Mike Bender for the great photo)What does Dr. Dog sound like? Sort of retro Beatles-psychedelic-meets 80's punk-meets Steely Dan-meets soulful indie-meets-hell, I hate to put all those labels on these super super talented guys, so look them up on the Net and get their CD, Fate. Beautiful vocals and kick-ass guitar work and infectious grooves. I also loved the excellent opener band traveling with them, Drug Rug. I say watch this band, they should be getting mroe well known as they hopscotch the country on the Dr. Dog tour.

Friday, February 20, 2009

One more fest on the spring lineup

Memorial Day Weekend May 22 and 23, Acoustic Cafe. This is a very small fest in northern Alabama, with some newgrass and bluegrass greats, including the great Dread Clampitt. We all basically camp in Steve, the promoter's, yard. It's a steep mountainside and he has ample acreage. He says: "the largest gathering of earthy tie-died people in Alabama. The music is what brings people to the mountain; the sense of village that we have created is what keeps people coming back. Among this colorful crowd of VW buses and dread locks is a real feeling of love. The children are polite, camp sites are clean, & we even sort the recyclables out of our trash. I continue to invite this crowd to my home because they know how to act and they leave the place as pretty as they find it. I dare say there is not a better crowd anywhere."

One band plays on stage at a time, which I love because everyone experiences the sme thing at the same time, and I don't have to make any decisions! Oh so relaxing. This is a very kid-friendly event. Very sweet spot, lots of cool rock ledges. You can only have tents up there, RVs have to park down the mountain. Steve makes an exception for VW busses.

We heard Dread Clampitt acoustic in Steve's natural ampitheatre, where the rocks seem to convey the music. The music was intricate and soulful, and the audience was silently awed. I will never forget it, one of the absolute highlights of my life as a music lover.

Steve has porta potties, a hose to wash down with, one food vendor, and free coffee - !! - on his porch. Best to come fully prepared with all your supplies and your smile. We met some of the most wonderful folks there last year and Steve himself is a gem and so generous to offer up his land for music magic.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Fest Season Approacheth

The Spring Fest Season is fast approaching and festgrrl is mulling her many options! I outline the options for Southern festers below for your planning pleasure. Yes, times are tough, but still... if you get your advanced tickets, festing is still a pretty good vacation bargain. Magnolia Springfest advanced was $100, that's $100 for four days and five stages!

Springfest, March 26-29, is the first fest on festgrrl's list. You can see the lineup at the link here:

I am loving The Gourds and Richie Havens on the lineup this year.

The weekend after Springfest, April 3 and 4, is the Keel Family Function in LaFayette, Georgia -- that's way up there near Chattanooga, Tennessee. It's at TDawg's Cherokee farms, and the price is just great -- only $40 for the whole weekend advanced. I have never been to the venue, but friends report great things. The lineup is simply stellar and you can see it here


Promoter TDawg knows all about great music. Here's his post on it:

Eye Dawg Productions is proud to announce the inaugural KEEL FAMILY FUNCTION April 3rd- 4th at beautiful Cherokee Farms in LaFayette, GA. We are very excited about this first-time event and plan on having it around for years to come. Once again, we will be featuring the wind/solar power of Tree Power, a subsidiary of Tree Sound Studios and Tree Leaf Music (www.treeleafmusic.com)

Keel Family Reunion
Tickets: Fri-Sat $40 adv/$50 @ gate, Sat Only $30 adv/$40 @ gate, includes camping. Advance tix available online at KeelFamilyFunction.com. Music starts at 7PM on Friday, Noon on Saturday.

The Keel Family Function Lineup:

~ COL. BRUCE HAMPTON ~ featuring Jeff Sipe on drums, Ike Stubblefield on Hammond/bass pedals, Grant Green Jr. on guitar, plus a few friends I’m sure. www.bratoganibe.com/
~ BLUEGROUND UNDERGRASS ~ www.bluegroundundergrass.com
~ LARRY KEEL & NATURAL BRIDGE ~ www.larrykeel.com
~ LAURA REED & DEEP POCKET ~ www.laurareedanddeeppocket.com
~ PAPA MALI w/ Jeff Sipe ~ www.papamali.com
~ RALPH RODDENBERY BAND ~ www.ralphroddenbery.com
~ GRAYSON CAPPS & FRIENDS ~ www.graysoncapps.com
~ ANDERS OSBORNE & NEW ORLEANS JUICE ~ www.myspace.com/andersosbornenola
~ DAVID VIA ~ www.davidvia.com
~ CAPTAINS of the INDUSTRY ~ featuring members of N.O. Juice, Susan Tedeschi’s band lineup, Scrapomatic
~ STOP DROP & ROLL ~ www.myspace.com/stopdropandrollband
~ CAROLINE POND ~ www.myspace.com/carolinepond
~ SAINT FRANCIS ~ www.myspace.com/saintfrancissong
~ BLOODY MARY MORNING BLUEGRASS JAM ~ hosted by Stop Drop & Roll, final details TBA soon!
~ THE LOW DOWN THROW DOWN ~ www.myspace.com/thelowdownthrowdown

Tickets: Fri-Sat $40 adv/$50 @ gate, Sat Only $30 adv/$40 @ gate. Kids 12&under are admitted FREE. Camping included in the cost of the ticket. $10 additional if you wish to come in on Thursday night. Advance tix available online at http://www.TicketAlternative.com/Venues/302.aspx or by visiting the outlets listed above. Music starts at 7PM on Friday, Noon on Saturday. NO DOGS PLEASE.

We are excited to have Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. on board as a sponsor, along with our buddies Wildman Steve Radio and Tree Leaf Music.

Then it's down to Tampa area, for Stringfest on April 17-19. This is the same venue as Riverhawk in the fall. See the lineup here: http://www.lindentertainment.com/StringBreak/SB09/stringbreak_2009
The Waybacks and The Greencards and Larry Keel are standouts in the lineup. This venue, I hear, is very, very sweet. And April is a great time to be in Florida. Tickets are $65 advance for two nights of camping, $85 if you want to stay Sunday night.

That's all for now, I've got another fest to preview and will do it next post.