Jerad Walker, Music Director with opbmusic, shares this account:
On a Sunday night in August last year, Drive-By Truckers took the Woods Stage at Pickathon and gave the crowd a good old-fashioned, sweat-drenched rock ‘n’ roll show with three interchangeable lead guitars, a Hammond organ and a jackhammer rhythm section. And just when everyone thought things couldn’t get any hotter, the Athens, Georgia, rock band turned the thermostat up a few more degrees with this kinetic performance of “Ramon Casiano.” This song features guitarist Mike Cooley on lead vocals and comes from the group’s critically-acclaimed 2016 release, “American Band.”
Every month this year, opbmusic and NPR Music have presented songs recorded live at the Pickathon Woods Stage. These videos were hand-picked by opbmusic to showcase some of the festival’s most exciting performances. Look for the final premiere in late [July].
Pickathon turns 20 years old this year and returns on Aug. 3-5, with a lineup that features newly announced additions Shovels & Rope, I’m With Her, Sheer Mag, Wild Child, Frazey Ford and Sunflower Bean.
The Pickathon Woods Series was made possible by support from Klean Kanteen.