As we reflect on the past few weeks of shows for Benefest we can’t help but let the excitement overwhelm us. From the fest opener with Corin Tucker Band + Old Light + Zoo Animal to Flickathon to last week’s country dance with Caleb Klauder Country Band + Truckstop Darlin’… we’re floored by your support and look forward to a bright and ambitious future for Benefest.
Well, this weekend will supply no shortage of amazement as we prepare for a once-in-a-lifetime (literally) bill at The Woods. A unique conglomerate of songwriters from some of our favorite bands… Eric D. Johnson (Fruit Bats), Andy Cabic (Vetiver), Richard Swift (Producer of Damien Jurado and Myanbirds records)…and wait, there’s more? Yes! Hot damn there is more, special guests from each of the above mentioned bands + Damien Jurado (making an appearance, but not performing his own set as he tweeted earlier yesterday).
This provides for the following: 3 solo sets, and a covers set finale with the full 8 piece band (as tweeted by Richard Swift). They’ve all been hunkered down at Swift’s studio in Cottage Grove for close to a week now, so who knows what’s going to happen?
Stream the show live for $10 if unable to make it out. Certainly a ‘don’t miss’ event that will be talked about for weeks.
Oh yeah, and not to say that this weekend is a ‘2011 lineup preview’.. But possibly a good time for anyone interested in being able to glean info on this much anticipated soon-to-come announcement.