Monthly Archives: April 2012

Merlefest: Superlatives

Best Artist: Gaaaa I can’t pick one.  Peter Rowan? The John Cowan/Patrick Simmons/Darrell Scott/Luke Bulla ensemble?  Maybe just Luke Bulla? The Kruger Brothers, whom I’d follow anywhere? Best Set: The Waybacks, Hillside Album Hour, Purple Haze. Best Fashion: Peter Rowan’s … Continue reading

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Merlefest: Album Hour

Merlefest was magical, start to finish.  I’m still mulling over superlatives.  Maybe I’ll post those next.   In four solid days of music, though, there’s one particular event that’s absolutely worth writing home about.  It is a phenomenal idea which … Continue reading

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Merlefest: First Wave

We left for Merlefest in a tailspin.  This was all I’d managed to pack by Wednesday. That’s not entirely true; the tent has been in the back of my car since last Merlefest.   Our eight-man shelter, affectionately dubbed the … Continue reading

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Merlefest

Happiest girl in North Carolina, y’all. Four- day weekend, lawn chair, good friends, and Cajun fiddle on the stage.

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Trampled By Turtles

The Trampled By Turtles show tonight was a powerful, powerful thing, music people. I don’t know when I’ve heard a band with this particular brand of intensity.  They dug deep, and gave their all, and then dug deeper, and gave … Continue reading

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William Elliot Whitmore

William Elliot Whitmore opened tonight for Trampled By Turtles. I was excited about the headliner, of course, but let it be said that I would see William Elliot Whitmore anywhere, anytime, all other bands aside.  I would also follow him … Continue reading

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Hands in the Dirt

I planted a garden today, y’all. Isn’t it sweet? It was kind of gloomy out, and I’d sincerely planned to spend the entire day in my pajamas, doing nothing more strenuous than the New York Times crossword puzzle.  (Which, honestly, … Continue reading

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