Well like the great white polar bear and the golden-minded web-footed worbler I have come out of hibernation. Greetings my fellow travellers.......
O.K., another festival worth considering is the Hillside Festival (at Guelph Lake just outside of Guelph). Great music, vibes, kid friendly, enviromentally progressive, and swimming (with suit or without). I took my kids 2 years in a row a couple of years back and wnt with a friend and his daughter - we had a blast.
Nice to here about these others - I will need to do some planning soon....
Anyway just heard that Further is touring again. I'm thinking about picking up a couple of lawn tickets for my son and I to go to the Canandaigua, NY show. The closest show (atleast from my reckoning, no GD referrence intended).
Is anyone else thinking about or planning to go. I would love to meet up again and pick up the jam where we left off last year at Artpark.
Playing in the Tower with Eyes on Fire in El Paso with a Cat
P.S. Happy 4:20!!!
Having gone to the Come Together web site (http://cometogethermusicfest.ca) I seee the show is indeed at the Ghost Town. Have a great time all who attend. Just remember to bring warm gear, even that late in May it can still get cold there at night.
Just a note on the Come Together Festival. I have been a few times but not for a few years, so things may not still be the way they were then.
Mark and crew, if they are still running it, put on a great fest. The tone is very laid back, no big coporate sponsors, adequate but not oppressive security. But be warned, while a great show it is not a family venu. It's a great party, with a good deal of imbibing going on. Make sure to stock up on your beverage of choice in advance, because I have seen LCs around some of the venues get sold out with the influx of music lovers. The party goes late every night, the show continuing around campfires once the stage has been emptied. From what I can remember it is a great time. It's just a shame thy don't have it at the ghost town anymore.
Greetings from Windsor, ON
will deff have to go check out the come together fest, cheers man!
I hope everyone's doing fine out there... we finally got our first smell of spring here in Peterborough. That gets me thinking about festival time! To all you who have asked about camping/jamming festivals, here's a little to get the conversation started:
Come Together Festival
May 20th - 22nd, 2011, Grey County (Durham/Markdale), ON
This fest is in its 12th year and seems to be a multi-genre camping and jamming fest of mostly Ontario-based acts. I've never been but friends Caution Jam, who are a Dead jamband out of TO have played as well as Days of You, so I'm thinking there is a Dead-related vibe there.
Lose Yer Shoes
August (2nd weekend?), Huntsville, ON
There is no website or official dates yet, but this fest has been going since 2006 and is definitely a Dead-friendly fest.
Anyone else have any ideas?
This is my first time on the site, though I've been a Deadhead for the past 25 years or so. Anyone out there want to clue me in on any Dead-bent festivals going on in our fair country (Ontario, preferably -- near Ottawa even better).
Many, many thanks in advance
Any one know of any good festivals happening in ontario this summer? mainly some camp out party ones. ive heard of loose yer shoes, but dont know too much about it, or where or when it happens.
Jas obrecht review on newJamasutra cd featuring Barry the Fish Melton and Deadicace members
First, a quick background check: Barry “The Fish” Melton played lead guitar on the San Francisco scene’s first psychedelic record, and went on to play the Monterey and Woodstock festivals. His new “neo-psychedelic” release with Parisian guitarist/vocalist Stephan Missri and band is, in a word, extraordinary. It’s trippy, politically and socially conscious, and brilliantly played. Deadheads – Garcia freaks in particular – will love Melton and Missri’s flowing solos, epitomized by the Jerry-esque joyride of “Jamasutra Mantra.” Like the early Allman Brothers Band and Steve Hunter-Dick Wagner with Lou Reed, Melton and Missri create intriguing two-guitar interplay without venturing into overkill. They freak-out Hendrix-style on “Vert,” and Barry resurrects his wicked vibrato of yore for “Le Dernier Homme en Ville.” His sea shanty-cum-ecological call to arms “Shady Grove” recalls his Country Joe & The Fish era and then segues into one of the album’s best jams.
International feels abound. Algerian-born Missri sings mostly in French, with a smooth, smoky voice. Rhythms and melodies seamlessly embrace rock, blues, psychedelic, Middle Eastern, and African influences. “This was truly a trans-Atlantic effort for me,” says Melton, who’s worked as a public defender in northern California. “Much of my early music was influenced by Middle Eastern music, which becomes immediately apparent were you to see me with Country Joe in the 1967 movie Monterey Pop.” Danish bassist Charles Jannic and French drummer Christophe Rossi excel at everything – hats off to these guys, as well as to Melton and Missri for their fine, fine playing and producing. Order this Seafood Records release at www.barrymelton.com and www.jamasutra.com.
Chanceuse! Bien content pour toi. Richard