Aug 2-5

Photo by Liz Devine
Q&A With Loch Lomond

It’s a little early to call a “best set of the day” yet, but Loch Lomond is a serious contender. Without the scrutinous blare of amplifiers, the band called the crowd forward to listen closely. They lit into songs about friends who look like eggs, bears who stare at their porcelain spoon collections, and other […]

Out-of-Towners Rock the Galaxy Barn

I’m still recovering from yesterday (I woke at 5am to catch the train to Portland, and was up til sometime after 1am watching bands in the barn). So, when Crooked Still took the main stage this afternoon, it seemed like a perfect, relaxing, lulling moment to lie down on the dried grass and fall asleep. […]

Pickathon 2008 Day 2

Pickathon 2008 – Day 2 from Dave Allen on Vimeo. The weather became our friend, the rain stopped and the sun came out…here’s a video of a chat with Big Mike from Kentucky, Langhorne Slim and then live footage of Langhorne on the main stage. Pickathon’s 10th anniversary rolls along. Jolie Holland closed the night […]

Pickathon 2008 Day 1

Pickathon 2008 – Day 1 from Dave Allen on Vimeo. It’s the Pickathon Roots Music Festival’s 10th anniversary and things are just kicking off. The first band hit the stage at 4PM but I have no idea who as I’m backstage trying to upload this video. Anyway, we have an interview with Zale Schoenborn the […]

Pickathon is Now Underway

On a farm in rural Oregon, barely an hour outside of Portland, a few thousand people (not an official number, just my non-mathematical estimation) have gathered to celebrate ten years of Pickathon—one of the region’s best all-encompassing roots music festivals. As the emcee announced between bands earlier, “We like to call it roots music. You […]

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