Joshua Tree Roots Fest | 10.20 & 10.21

2nd Annual Joshua Tree Roots Music Festival
10.20 & 10.21 :: Joshua Tree Lake Campground :: Joshua Tree, CA
Images by Larry Mills

The Avett Brothers
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Carolina Chocolate Drops
Honky Tonk Train
Dan Bern
Hot Buttered Rum
Hot Buttered Rum
Jake Shimabukuro
Jake Shimabukuro
The Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band
The Everybodyfields
Martha Scanlan
L to R: A. Redner (HBR), D. Flemons(Car Choc. Drops), T.Pryor (Everybodyfields) & E. Yates(HBR)
Sarah Cupery - The Trespassers
The Trespassers
Merle Jagger
Tim Easton with Merle Jagger
South Austin Jug Band
The Greencards
Uncle Earl

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drnokbot starstarstarstarstar Wed 10/31/2007 05:50PM
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Great photos, looks like some band I should check out. Great to see a good crowd for this new festy!

johnnygoff starstarstarstar Wed 10/31/2007 07:45PM
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that is a neat looking festy. really diggin those shots. hot as hell at day...cold at night...Those shots were great Larry. 1) the Jake Shimabukuro black and white 2) the guitar/banjo/smoke case 3) hippie w/ sand art

good stuff!

RedHeaven starstarstarstarstar Wed 10/31/2007 08:10PM
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Thank you Jambase for posting these photos!! Looks like a one of a kind event, and a west coast specialty that is starting to really form a niche in the west scenery. I hope Joshua Tree continues to support events like this and I truly hope to make it down there sometime for either fest. Seems like a wonderful roots celebration. Cant go wrong with Butter and the Trespassers. I look forward to more tidbits on Joshua Tree festivals in the future and cross my fingers I can bee a part of it someday.

Tim9 Thu 11/1/2007 05:45AM
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Interesting to see the heavy NC/TN/GA representation out in the desert. Chocolate Drops are for the children! These folks are singlehandedly preserving a rich musical tradition here in central NC. Literally. If you don't know, you betta ask somebody.

aquariumdrunk starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/1/2007 06:52AM
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Really, really cool shots. Looks like one hell of a cool place for a fest!

Treetophigh Thu 11/1/2007 07:31AM
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wow dont see the greencards listed much

saw them a couple months ago

theyare great

and this festy looks awesome

small and goodtimes

Sueshi starstarstarstarstar Thu 11/1/2007 11:46AM
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Great photos, Larry!

Ned8 starstarstarstarstar Fri 11/2/2007 04:39PM
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I love these two festivals that were reviewed. I lived on the west coast way back and it reminds of that thing, freedom, intrigue, transformation.

Dig it. Great articles, great pictues... Very warm

Misstik333 Fri 11/9/2007 12:01PM
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Awesome photos of a really fun show -- even save for the wind!!! Crazy wind a'com howlin' through! The bands were all so awesome and really endured through the blowing sand, flapping tarps, runaway chairs, etc.

We had a really fun weekend at this JTMF!