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    edger got a reaction from bouche in Peach Music Festival Initial Line-up Announced   
    Hmmm....well all true that is certainly not how I would boil down my peach experience
    Fourth year in a row...thought it was my fifth but I think I'm losing count. 😜 The vibe of this festival is one of the best in my opinion.  Magical shining people everywhere. You sure do have to work hard and arrive early to get a good set up (in the trees on less sloped, less rocky land) but so well worth it.  They continuously put out one of the best lines ups of the year every year...the water park is a huge plus and a hydrating salvation.  Yoga in the mornings to work out all that muscle soreness.  I also splurge for a massage from the healing tent on most days...some talented intuitive individuals in there.
    Our first rain free weekend which made things so much easier...cleaner
    I generally make my own breakfast/lunch.  My favourite vendor is Asian Sensation....their dumplings and spicy Korean chicken bowl are superb.
    Thursday night we kicked things off with Aqueous (surpassed my expectations...great set...I'd seen them before...appear to be gaining depth and are on the rise). This was followed by Billy effin Strings....he just rips on that acoustic.  I hope he maintains the stamina and lifestyle to entertain us into old age.  Caught a set of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong...they're great fun, lots of energy...I eventually get bored but good.  Opted not to catch their late night set that night but mostly to pace myself.  String Cheese!!!  They came out swinging.  Thursday was their first of three sets that weekend and every single one was a festival highlight.  They just have a little bit of everything that I love.
    Friday yoga, followed by Infamous Stringdusters (solid, enjoyable set....hard to top seeing them at Nelson Ledges and dancing in the soft sand).  Unfortunately missed Cory Wong (opted not to climb another hill and back as I wanted to see Blues Traveler). Blues Traveler was fun but I think I enjoyed them more the last time I saw them at vibes.  Nevertheless their hits get everyone moving.  Moe.....heard so many people expressing indifference towards moe.  I don't get it.  To me they are still a straight up delightful rock/jam band and I enjoy them every time.  Seeing them in a bar is my preference but that's true for most bands. Two more magical sets of String Cheese, followed by the Allman Betts Band.  I thought they sounded great! Both the allman covers and originals.  Just happy to see that music kept alive.
    Didn't make it to Saturday yoga...in large thanks to the brahs who decided to plug in and amplify music throughout the hills at like 4 or 5 in the morning or whatever it was.  If you're going to do that (and please don't) at least be good...or even mediocre.  It was terrible.  I heard they got busted by cops on the following night.  While I wouldn't wish that on anyone and don't know what they were taken down for, I was pleased this charade was a one time performance.  Ended up being a late start by the time I got into the music.  I was disappointed to miss both Ghost Light and Stephen Marley....but there was a heavy night in store.  Lettuce>Greensky Bluegrass>double dose of TAB> followed by JRAD.  I couldn't have been more blissed out.  TAB was a definite festival topper for me.  We had anywhere from a half dozen to 20 Canadians clustered at any one time and I got a huge kick out of watching people get sucked into, energetically lifted, or just plain out puzzled by our 'infectious' swirling energy.  I believe we were excellent ambassadors.  There's always a few Americans that want to come home with us lol.  JRAD's set was also a tonne of fun despite missing their master conductor.  I was choked to hear of that very shortly before they were to go on, but congrats to the Russo family. 
    Sunday we packed down....wavered back and forth because it is the last thing you feel like doing on day 4....almost stayed another night but was really glad to have a clean bed, shower and hotel to go to at the end of the night.  As a result of the pack down and slow moving haze we were in we missed Yonder which was a shame.  Caught the end of the Inaugural Guitar pull and had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with Stanley Jordan.  What a tasteful talented player.  Next up was Marcus King Band.  This is my third time seeing him this year and he was cookin' as usual.  Truly one of the greatest vocalists of all time in my opinion.  I ended up missing most of Warren and Grace but really needed a massage and a swim to straighten things out.  Made it back in time for good ole' Phil and Friends including Warren, Scofield, Graeme Lesh, Holly Bowling and John Molo.  Once they got warmed up they put on a great show.  Scofield is still a monster.  An absolute privilege to still be able to see Phil do his thing and play with such improvisational mastery at his age.
    I had the best company one could ever ask for and reflected on that many many times throughout the weekend and how delicate life is and how lucky I have been.  Heart is full of love and I always have renewed hope about this messed up world when I immerse myself in this freaky free flowing crowd.
    And....back to reality...aches and pains and things to do, but never the same.  I just try and carry a little bit of that magic through the rat race until next time.
     
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Peach Music Festival Initial Line-up Announced   
    Hmmm....well all true that is certainly not how I would boil down my peach experience
    Fourth year in a row...thought it was my fifth but I think I'm losing count. 😜 The vibe of this festival is one of the best in my opinion.  Magical shining people everywhere. You sure do have to work hard and arrive early to get a good set up (in the trees on less sloped, less rocky land) but so well worth it.  They continuously put out one of the best lines ups of the year every year...the water park is a huge plus and a hydrating salvation.  Yoga in the mornings to work out all that muscle soreness.  I also splurge for a massage from the healing tent on most days...some talented intuitive individuals in there.
    Our first rain free weekend which made things so much easier...cleaner
    I generally make my own breakfast/lunch.  My favourite vendor is Asian Sensation....their dumplings and spicy Korean chicken bowl are superb.
    Thursday night we kicked things off with Aqueous (surpassed my expectations...great set...I'd seen them before...appear to be gaining depth and are on the rise). This was followed by Billy effin Strings....he just rips on that acoustic.  I hope he maintains the stamina and lifestyle to entertain us into old age.  Caught a set of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong...they're great fun, lots of energy...I eventually get bored but good.  Opted not to catch their late night set that night but mostly to pace myself.  String Cheese!!!  They came out swinging.  Thursday was their first of three sets that weekend and every single one was a festival highlight.  They just have a little bit of everything that I love.
    Friday yoga, followed by Infamous Stringdusters (solid, enjoyable set....hard to top seeing them at Nelson Ledges and dancing in the soft sand).  Unfortunately missed Cory Wong (opted not to climb another hill and back as I wanted to see Blues Traveler). Blues Traveler was fun but I think I enjoyed them more the last time I saw them at vibes.  Nevertheless their hits get everyone moving.  Moe.....heard so many people expressing indifference towards moe.  I don't get it.  To me they are still a straight up delightful rock/jam band and I enjoy them every time.  Seeing them in a bar is my preference but that's true for most bands. Two more magical sets of String Cheese, followed by the Allman Betts Band.  I thought they sounded great! Both the allman covers and originals.  Just happy to see that music kept alive.
    Didn't make it to Saturday yoga...in large thanks to the brahs who decided to plug in and amplify music throughout the hills at like 4 or 5 in the morning or whatever it was.  If you're going to do that (and please don't) at least be good...or even mediocre.  It was terrible.  I heard they got busted by cops on the following night.  While I wouldn't wish that on anyone and don't know what they were taken down for, I was pleased this charade was a one time performance.  Ended up being a late start by the time I got into the music.  I was disappointed to miss both Ghost Light and Stephen Marley....but there was a heavy night in store.  Lettuce>Greensky Bluegrass>double dose of TAB> followed by JRAD.  I couldn't have been more blissed out.  TAB was a definite festival topper for me.  We had anywhere from a half dozen to 20 Canadians clustered at any one time and I got a huge kick out of watching people get sucked into, energetically lifted, or just plain out puzzled by our 'infectious' swirling energy.  I believe we were excellent ambassadors.  There's always a few Americans that want to come home with us lol.  JRAD's set was also a tonne of fun despite missing their master conductor.  I was choked to hear of that very shortly before they were to go on, but congrats to the Russo family. 
    Sunday we packed down....wavered back and forth because it is the last thing you feel like doing on day 4....almost stayed another night but was really glad to have a clean bed, shower and hotel to go to at the end of the night.  As a result of the pack down and slow moving haze we were in we missed Yonder which was a shame.  Caught the end of the Inaugural Guitar pull and had the pleasure of becoming acquainted with Stanley Jordan.  What a tasteful talented player.  Next up was Marcus King Band.  This is my third time seeing him this year and he was cookin' as usual.  Truly one of the greatest vocalists of all time in my opinion.  I ended up missing most of Warren and Grace but really needed a massage and a swim to straighten things out.  Made it back in time for good ole' Phil and Friends including Warren, Scofield, Graeme Lesh, Holly Bowling and John Molo.  Once they got warmed up they put on a great show.  Scofield is still a monster.  An absolute privilege to still be able to see Phil do his thing and play with such improvisational mastery at his age.
    I had the best company one could ever ask for and reflected on that many many times throughout the weekend and how delicate life is and how lucky I have been.  Heart is full of love and I always have renewed hope about this messed up world when I immerse myself in this freaky free flowing crowd.
    And....back to reality...aches and pains and things to do, but never the same.  I just try and carry a little bit of that magic through the rat race until next time.
     
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Jeff Austin (formerly of YMSB) has had a “medical emergency.” Update: He has now passed away.   
    This should be a great night of tribute....too far away but nonetheless
    https://www.axs.com/events/379390/what-the-night-brings-tickets
    Artists include:
    Bill Nershi, Billy Strings, Brendan Bayliss, Greensky Bluegrass, Hot Rize, The Infamous Stringdusters, Keith Moseley, Keller Williams, Leftover Salmon (Acoustic), Members of the Jeff Austin Band, Mimi Naja, Kyle Tuttle, Jean-Luc Davis, Julian Davis, Railroad Earth, The Travelin’ McCourys, Yonder Mountain String Band and more!
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Roll Call: Phish Toronto (and/or Blossom too)   
    I can't remember the last time I saw a roll call thread on here.  I thought the occasion warranted one.  
    Soooo....whose in?
    Limo bussing into Toronto from Hamilton with a bunch of folks and then off to Blossom.
    Looks like weather is going to be nice which is a feat these days.
    Excited.
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    edger got a reaction from guitarberman in New Must Stash Hat album- UdomeU   
    Nice post! And agreed on the up and comers. Many of which have already put some respectable time in already. Long live Canjam!
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    edger got a reaction from guitarberman in New Must Stash Hat album- UdomeU   
    Way to keep at it guys!
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    edger got a reaction from Hartamophone in Joe Russo's Almost Dead aka JRAD05/09/2015 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY   
    Caught JRAD at Cleveland's Masonic Temple this past weekend.  Lucky enough to be second from the rail and right in their glorious pocket.  Russo just blows my mind every time and it was such a pleasure to watch him do his other-worldly thing from up close.  An incredible setlist and an interesting venue.  Couldn't help but wonder what kind of shit went down there in the past. Many launch-pad moments into the ether.  These guys don't let up.  Can't wait to see them again this summer at Peach!
    Set 1:
    St. Stephen
    Playing in the Band
    Crazy Fingers
    Cosmic Charlie
    Scarlet Begonias
    I Know you Rider

    Set 2:
    Shakedown Street
    I Need a Miracle
    Cryptical Envelopment
    Eyes of the World
    The Other One
    Cryptical Envelopment
    Dancin' in the Streets

    Encore:
    Look Out Cleveland (The Band)
    One More Saturday Night
     
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    edger got a reaction from bouche in Joe Russo's Almost Dead aka JRAD05/09/2015 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY   
    Caught JRAD at Cleveland's Masonic Temple this past weekend.  Lucky enough to be second from the rail and right in their glorious pocket.  Russo just blows my mind every time and it was such a pleasure to watch him do his other-worldly thing from up close.  An incredible setlist and an interesting venue.  Couldn't help but wonder what kind of shit went down there in the past. Many launch-pad moments into the ether.  These guys don't let up.  Can't wait to see them again this summer at Peach!
    Set 1:
    St. Stephen
    Playing in the Band
    Crazy Fingers
    Cosmic Charlie
    Scarlet Begonias
    I Know you Rider

    Set 2:
    Shakedown Street
    I Need a Miracle
    Cryptical Envelopment
    Eyes of the World
    The Other One
    Cryptical Envelopment
    Dancin' in the Streets

    Encore:
    Look Out Cleveland (The Band)
    One More Saturday Night
     
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Joe Russo's Almost Dead aka JRAD05/09/2015 Capitol Theatre, Port Chester, NY   
    Caught JRAD at Cleveland's Masonic Temple this past weekend.  Lucky enough to be second from the rail and right in their glorious pocket.  Russo just blows my mind every time and it was such a pleasure to watch him do his other-worldly thing from up close.  An incredible setlist and an interesting venue.  Couldn't help but wonder what kind of shit went down there in the past. Many launch-pad moments into the ether.  These guys don't let up.  Can't wait to see them again this summer at Peach!
    Set 1:
    St. Stephen
    Playing in the Band
    Crazy Fingers
    Cosmic Charlie
    Scarlet Begonias
    I Know you Rider

    Set 2:
    Shakedown Street
    I Need a Miracle
    Cryptical Envelopment
    Eyes of the World
    The Other One
    Cryptical Envelopment
    Dancin' in the Streets

    Encore:
    Look Out Cleveland (The Band)
    One More Saturday Night
     
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Adams and Mayer and Weir, oh my!   
    I can't believe that this hasn't been posted yet...seems like a cool collab to me
    Ryan Adams Confirms In-Studio Collaborations With John Mayer And Bob Weir
    https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/ryan-adams-john-mayer-bob-weir/?fbclid=IwAR049lySpH2TmMbk2Eg-3ovyVaMsdcSv3aIO95rwUtD-jsPZSxkloTKu55A

     
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    edger got a reaction from bouche in Fyre Festival   
    I watched the netflix documentary called "Fyre" on this whole debacle. Just mind-blowing...and a sad window into our world of "influencers" and the industry feeding insatiable longing for  exclusivity.  Apparently there are actually two documentaries on this shitshow:
    https://www.cnet.com/news/netflix-or-hulu-which-fyre-festival-documentary-you-should-watch/
    While they give some passing nods to the Bahamian workers who slaved for months and went unpaid, I don't think they begin to do justice to the social and ecological exploitation and implications of this entire mess, or that likely would have gone entirely ignored if this had even remotely panned out as planned for those who were in attendance.  While I've thought about it many times before, it really made me think again about  my own festival-going patterns of consumption...so much to be grateful for, and also so much more that we need to do better on in terms of raising levels of consciousness about the footprint of our mystical musical ventures.
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    edger got a reaction from bouche in Adams and Mayer and Weir, oh my!   
    I can't believe that this hasn't been posted yet...seems like a cool collab to me
    Ryan Adams Confirms In-Studio Collaborations With John Mayer And Bob Weir
    https://liveforlivemusic.com/news/ryan-adams-john-mayer-bob-weir/?fbclid=IwAR049lySpH2TmMbk2Eg-3ovyVaMsdcSv3aIO95rwUtD-jsPZSxkloTKu55A

     
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    edger got a reaction from DevO in Woodstock 50th anniversary concert reportedly in the works   
    I attended Woodstock '99...one of my first big festivals and overall had a great experience despite how green i was and being at the beginning of the end of my first real relationship. I left before or was completely unaware of any fires and riots. There was an interesting mix and at times tension between different scenes and vibes at times but the line-up tried to appease almost anybody.
    I managed to see (in no particular order) Bernie Worrell, George Clinton and P-funk, Mickey Hart, The Hip, Counting Crows, Rusted Root, Rage Against the Machine, Metallica, moe., Bruce Hornsby, Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews.
    Looking back can't believe I missed James Brown, RHCP's and string cheese. Compromises I suppose.
    My girlfriends camped beside me had a feckin truck run into their tent in the middle of the night while they were in it!!! So thankful they weren't hurt!
    Been chasing festivals ever since.
     
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    edger got a reaction from Esau. in Long live Keith!   
    Happy 75th to the man!
    You all get it. Enough said.
    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-lists/keith-richards-wildest-escapades-19-insane-tales-from-a-legendary-life-169242/the-pirate-of-weston-1991-65681/
     
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Dig out those old tie-dyes!   
    mimicgimmick
    I am curious to know who is comprising these tribute bands
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Dig out those old tie-dyes!   
    Was literally just watching St. Rusell with my son. Not a bad Christmas flick
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Dig out those old tie-dyes!   
    I love to play dress up!
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    edger got a reaction from Jay Funk Dawg in RIP Kevin Rieth   
    Ugh. This just gutted me to read this. I knew the day was coming one day but very sad. He has fought hard. His brother Brian is also a dedicated music lover and supporter. Slow deterioration is an incredibly difficult reality to be saddled with. I've known nothing but positivity and light from these guys. Humbling. My sincere love and condolences. 
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    edger got a reaction from FlatCatProductions in Dead Phish 2.0   
    These guys put on a great show.  Love the poster!
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    edger got a reaction from Booche in Slippery People   
    Thanks for the perspective. And welcome to the board youngblood!
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    edger got a reaction from bouche in Tedeschi Trucks Band Convoy Arrives at CityFolk   
    The TTB review was really nicely written!
    And
    Haha! Lettin' loose!  
    Sounds like the sound was good
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Outlaw Music Festival   
    Me too. I was starting to have second thoughts/feel overwhelmed about even going with the start of a busy work term and bringing my son out so late on a school night yada yada. But I was really glad I went.
     
    I am definitely a new fan of Sturgil. I thought they had a raunchy rippin country sound with a hint of Elvis perhaps inspired traditionalism woven in there. Great mix of familiar tried and true and pushing things to a new edge. Great band great vocals and great songs.
     
    TTB are always a pleasure. I get so much enjoyment out of watching Derek play and Susan just has one of the best vocals of all time. I really enjoyed the flute jams. Kofi is such an asset to that all around talented band. The pipes on the back up singers are incredible. Some of the notes that were being hit...holy shit. 
     
    And Willie. I thought he put on a great performance. As I get older and increasingly reflective on life and loss and love i appreciate all the more the rare treat to witness a legend like that that has spanned the ages like no other really. Connecting the generations and putting into words so eloquently the sentiments that are hard to express. Brought me to tears a couple times. Was thankful for the wind and dim lights to keep that on the down low. His sister is absolutely age defying on those keys. It's quite remarkable what they are still capable of. He was strong and assured. I was happy and admittedly proud that my ten year old understood what a special thing that was for him to witness. 
     
     
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Untold Stories of Paul McCartney   
    The more you know
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    edger got a reaction from Booche in Outlaw Music Festival   
    Me too. I was starting to have second thoughts/feel overwhelmed about even going with the start of a busy work term and bringing my son out so late on a school night yada yada. But I was really glad I went.
     
    I am definitely a new fan of Sturgil. I thought they had a raunchy rippin country sound with a hint of Elvis perhaps inspired traditionalism woven in there. Great mix of familiar tried and true and pushing things to a new edge. Great band great vocals and great songs.
     
    TTB are always a pleasure. I get so much enjoyment out of watching Derek play and Susan just has one of the best vocals of all time. I really enjoyed the flute jams. Kofi is such an asset to that all around talented band. The pipes on the back up singers are incredible. Some of the notes that were being hit...holy shit. 
     
    And Willie. I thought he put on a great performance. As I get older and increasingly reflective on life and loss and love i appreciate all the more the rare treat to witness a legend like that that has spanned the ages like no other really. Connecting the generations and putting into words so eloquently the sentiments that are hard to express. Brought me to tears a couple times. Was thankful for the wind and dim lights to keep that on the down low. His sister is absolutely age defying on those keys. It's quite remarkable what they are still capable of. He was strong and assured. I was happy and admittedly proud that my ten year old understood what a special thing that was for him to witness. 
     
     
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    edger got a reaction from Davey Boy 2.0 in Happy 50th bday to DB 2.0   
    Happy bday daveyboy!! Well a lot of people will surely remember this day.
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