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Friday, July 5th – The Gerbil Conspiracy- Indie folk band
Saturday, July 6th – Dallas Leonard- Modern pop guitar
Sunday, July 7th –Farm Use Only- bluegrass
Friday, July 12th –
Bobby Parker- folk, blues acoustic guitar Mark Nichols
Saturday, July 13th – Doc Greenberg and the Patient Jazz Band
Sunday, July 14th- Indian Run String band- bluegrass
Friday, July 19th –
Cloud Shadow- Angio Celtic Jazz Latitudes
Saturday, July 20th – Kat Mills- Acoustic and folk guitar.
Sunday, July 21st – Fort Vause – bluegrass
Friday, July 26th – Margo and Garrett- blues, folk and country music
Saturday, July 27th – Jeff Owens- acoustic folk and pop guitar.
Sunday, July 28th –The Ridgeliners- bluegrass
Anyway, he had a full house, including Corey Hunley on the front row. (You can definitely hear Snider’s influence in some of Hunley’s music). Surely Mr. Hunley and any other songwriter in the room got a huge kick out of Snider’s spoken introduction to “Ballad of the Devil’s Backbone Tavern,” which essentially apes the ragtime of such songs as Robert Johnson’s “Red Hot” and Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant.”
It was one of the first numbers he wrote, and he told the story of his earlier forays into songwriting and some sage yet hilarious advice he received when first setting out on that path.
7 – Glam’r Kiti
8 – Marie Frith Anderson and Aaron Oberg
14 – Built To Write, Funk Punch
15 – Doghouse (Covington)
21 – Harvest Blaque
22 – Phantom Zone, and Anduril (rocking Christmas)
25 – Juice. 10 p.m.
28 – Atoadaso
29- Poe Mack
31 – Hanoi Jane, Compulsovich, Sins of Another, Black Mountain Revival
Wet Willie, still a powerful blues and soul variant of Southern rock, brought a flavor of the 70s to Big Lick Blues last Saturday (9.29.12)
Singer and /harmonica sax man Jimmy Hall brought powerful vocals, and the band was solid as all get out and just flashy enough to keep things loose.
Here’s the band doing its signature hit, “Keep On Smilin.’” The Willie didn’t play “Weekend.” See, some songs just don’t hold up.
Images from our 24 hours at Floydfest project were put together into a gallery. Photographers Sam Dean, Rebecca Barnett, Daniel Lin, Stephanie Klein-Davis and Kyle Green have some amazing photographs. Check them out!