Saturday, May 1, 2010

2010 Merlefest Day 2

The second day of Merlefest (our first) was quite a day. It started with Cadillac Sky on the Hillside and watching David Mayfield roll down the hill. Then some Greencards, Gibson Brothers, Great Big Sea, Phill Wiggins + Corey Harris, Donna the Buffalo, more Cadillac Sky, Steep Canyon Rangers, Ben Prestage, more Greencards, the Belleville Outfit, Harry Manx, more Donna the Buffalo, Dailey & Vincent, Brave New Combo, Dierks Bentley & the Travlin' McCourys, and Sam Bush. Sorry Little Feat; I had to retire. A great selection of music. I'm also sorry I couldn't fit in the Chris Austin songwriters - but it was Donna The Buffalo.... New music to check out. Great Big Sea was a huge hit; the one man band Ben Prestage; I was also impressed with Dierks Bentley - he's more rounded than most country artists. Want crazy; try Brave New World - they have a great sound.

Today, Saturday, we are looking forward to more Cadillac Sky, Greencards, Great Big Sea, Donna The Buffalo playing with Jim Lauderdale, Scythian, and of course, Roy Book Binders' greatest blues you've never heard acts. This list includes Ben Prestage, Harry Manx, and Phill Wiggins + Corey Harris, but also John Hammond, Mitch Greenhill, and Eleanor Ellis. Its going to be a great day.

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