Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Got the Mish fix in early this year with an appearance at the "Waterfront Music Festival" held at everyone's favorite location on the Poudre River this past weekend. Check out this lineup!!!!

Wicked Messenger: An Allstar cast of Adam Aijala (Yonder Mountain String Band), Ben Kaufmann (Yonder Mountain String Band), Bill McKay (Leftover Salmon), Tyler Grant (Emmitt-Nershi Band), & Jay Elliott (Runaway Truck Ramp) perform an electric set of Grateful Dead music!

Adam Aijala & Ben Kaufmann play acoustic Bob Dylan

Head for the Hills (2 sets)

Greensky Bluegrass

Billy Nershi's Blue Planet


The Drew Emmitt Band

Swing Set featuring Dave Johnston of Yonder Mountain String Band

Pete Kartsounes Band with Guests

Spring Creek Bluegrass Band

White Water Ramble

Mountain Standard Time

The Grant Farm with

Benny Galloway, Tyler Grant, Andy Thorn, and Jordan Ramsey

Springdale Quartet

The overall quality of the bluegrass was phenomenal. I had never seen "Head for the Hills" before, and they Kicked Ass on Friday. A must see for sure - reminiscent of YMSB from a few years back.

Here's Dave w/ Blacdog, early on Friday.

Found this by the side of the road walking up the hill. Guess some dude finally had enough of this one.

Greensky Bluegrass tore the place down. Drew Emmit came out and traded licks on the Mando, instantly upping the bar for bluegrass this summer, and also instantly blowing our minds.

The guys finished the "acoustic set" with an electric "Maggis Farm" that rocked.

Uh-Oh, Umm, I think we're in trouble.... Behold - Shakedown Street, and LOUD!
They played a bunch of numbers with a Eurpoe '72 feel to them, as well as a nice 'Eyes'. Ben was dropping bombs all night long, and the overall sound was FANTASTIC! For the encore, they brought out three fiddle players and ran down a wicked version of "Kashmir".

100% pure awesomeness!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Crystal Gayle --- why wouldn't she want blue eyes?? Is it cuz no one knows what its like back there??