Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Festy

I'm heading down to The Festy this weekend, the inaugural festival organized and headlined by The Infamous Stringdusters. I almost said "bluegrass festival"; surely it's rooted in the bluegrass milieu, but with bands like Toubab Krewe (electric instrumentals using a lot of West African instruments), Railroad Earth (bluegrass instruments + drums, not a very bluegrassy sound), and Josh Ritter (singer-songwriter stuff, though he will have his rootsy "Love Canon String Band" with him) as headliners they're definitely stretching the ideas of the genre. I'll be blogging about the Festy early next week.

Requisite links to past blog posts featuring some of these acts:

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