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Main Stage:

Friday, July 16, 2004

07:00 PM Jimmie Vaughan

09:00 PM Lyle Lovett

Saturday, July 17, 2004

01:00 PM Jumpin' Johnny Sansone

02:30 PM Reneé Austin

04:00 PM Charles Walker

05:30 PM Bettye Lavette

07:00 PM Kathleen Edwards

09:00 PM Chris Isaak

Sunday, July 18, 2004

02:30 PM Ana Popovic

04:00 PM Tracy Nelson & Angela Strehli

05:30 PM Marcia Ball

07:00 PM Keb’ Mo’

09:00 PM Wyclef

Thursday, July 22, 2004

09:00 PM The Tea Party

Friday, July 23, 2004

09:00 PM Cake

Saturday, July 24, 2004

02:30 PM Guitar Shorty

04:00 PM Candy Kane

05:30 PM Little Charlie

07:00 PM Sonny Landreth

09:00 PM Wilson Pickett

Sunday, July 25, 2004

02:30 PM Scott Holt

05:30 PM Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown

07:00 PM Earl Scruggs

09:00 PM TBA

Roots Stage:

Saturday, July 17, 2004

01:45 PM Rick Fines

03:15 PM Xavier Rudd

04:45 PM olu dara

06:30 PM Al Kooper

08:00 PM The Holmes Brothers

Sunday, July 18, 2004

01:45 PM Five Horse Johnson

03:15 PM Bob Log III

04:45 PM Mr. Airplane Man

06:30 PM The Black Keys

08:00 PM Dave Alvin & The Guilty Men

Friday, July 23, 2004

08:00 PM The Weakerthans

Saturday, July 24, 2004

01:45 PM Ken Whitley and Friends

04:45 PM Anders Osborne

06:30 PM Tarbox Ramblers

08:00 PM Matt Minglewood

Sunday, July 25, 2004

08:00 PM Omar and the Howlers

Theatre Stage:

Friday, July 16, 2004

06:15 PM Chris Whitley

09:30 PM TBA

Saturday, July 17, 2004

02:00 PM Sid Griffin

03:00 PM Brothers Cosmoline

04:30 PM Song Circle With Sid Griffin, Bernie Leadon and Dan Kershaw

06:30 PM Bernie Leadon

07:45 PM Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen

09:30 PM Hot Burrito! Flying Burrito Brothers & Gram Parsons Tribute

Sunday, July 18, 2004

02:15 PM Kekele

04:00 PM Thomas Mapfumo

05:45 PM Gillian Welch

07:30 PM D’Gary

09:30 PM Soel presented by Ludovic Navarre (aka St. Germain)

Saturday, July 24, 2004

05:45 PM Martina Sorbara

07:30 PM Martha Wainwright

09:30 PM Sarah Slean

Sunday, July 25, 2004

05:45 PM The Sadies

07:30 PM The Unintended

09:30 PM Luther Wright & The Wrongs

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Is that the same "Cake" responsible for "Fashion Nugget"? If so, good to hear that people dig them. I was just listening to that album the other day for the first time in years. I really dig it, it got a really poor review on AMG and a lot of people seemed to dislike them.

"The Distance" was the only reason Fashion Nugget went platinum, because the remainder of the album is too collegiate and arcane for mainstream music tastes. It isn't because it's obscure or intellectual — it's because the band is smirking. An "ironic" cover of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" is the key to the album, sending the signal that Cake consider themselves above everyone else, and nothing is too insignificant to make fun of. And that wouldn't necessarily have been a problem if they had the wit or musical skills which would make their music either funny or listenable. Instead, they wallow in sophomoric jokes which rely on self-consciously elaborate wordplay. Occasionally, their blend of collegiate musical styles — funk, hip-hop, alternative rock — makes the music easy to digest in small doses, such as "The Distance," but it isn't varied enough to prevent the album from becoming tedious

I've heard other people make similar comments... I don't really get it, I think it's a great fusion of music styles and there are some infectious songs.

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(...counting the seconds until Jaimoe realizes the Tea Party headlines Blues Fest...)

What? The Tea Party better the blues in almost every way. I'm thrilled to see that they don't have another real blues band scheduled on their bill too.

Oh ya, I should tell you that I'm loading a shotgun right now and driving over to Jeff Martin's place. I'll show him some Muddy Waters fucking blues!!!

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I'm so looking forward to the Theatre Stage on Saturday the 17th! Anybody out there that loves the Byrds, or the Eagles and obviously Gram Parsons should attend this show.

Chris Hillman is the original bassist with the Byrds and stayed with the band until Parsons convinced Hillman to leave to create The Flying Burrito Brothers. After Hillman left the Burrito's he worked with Stephen Stills group called Manassas. Hillman also worked with another member of Buffalo Springfield (there was a lot of inbreeding in this genre) by the way of Richie Furay in the Souther-Hillman-Furay Band in 1974. Also did work on and off again with former Byrd members like McGuinn-Clark-Hillman and went on in the eighties to form the Dessert Rose Band. Hillman's recent work has mostly been with Herb Pedderson.

Bernie Leadon after working briefly with Dillard and Clark (Clark as in Gene Clark another original Byrd. The inbreeding continues) joined The Flying Burrito Brothers for their second album in 1970 called 'Burrito Deluxe' (also with Michael Clarke another originial Byrd!), which was the last with Parsons. After which Leadon started the Eagles with Don Henley, Glenn Frey and Randy Meisner and stayed until their 1975 album 'One Of These Nights'. Leadon has not done too much other than a couple solo albums and session work (most recently with The Jayhawks on their last album 'Rainy Day Music') since his departure from the Eagles. Leadon does have a new album out and will be touring with Dave Kemper on drums (former Jerry Garcia Band, and Bob Dylan drummer).

Now this whole day of music you will get Gram Parson songs (obviously since there's a tribute to him), but you will also more than likely get songs by The Flying Burrito Brothers, The Byrds, The Eagles, Bob Dylan, Stephen Stills, Dillard & Clark, and some country and bluegrass classics.

I think it will end up being the highlight of my summer as far as shows go.

For those of you who have seen The Rolling Stones 'Gimme Shelter' and/or the film about the Grateful Dead with many others on their train ride through Canada in 1970 entitled 'Festival Express' the Flying Burrito Brothers are in both films.

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