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)
The Grant Farm with
Benny Galloway, Tyler Grant, Andy Thorn, and Jordan Ramsey
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.
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!