Words by: S. Taylor | Images by: Kevin M. James & Gabriel Nelson
Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance
04.22.10-04.25.10 :: Shakori Hills :: Pittsboro, NC
Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance is a wonderful celebration of music, arts, and dance set in the beautiful North Carolina countryside. This vibrant festival offers four days of incredible music featuring some of the best international, national, regional, and local bands. The diversity and quality of the musical groups at Shakori Hills is impressive, and Shakori Hills is known for being a very relaxed, family friendly and earth-conscious festival.
The big name acts at this April's Shakori Hills included banjo master Béla Fleck, the Malian musician and bandleader Bassekou Kouyate, world psychedelic jammers Rusted Root, Americana musician Abigail Washburn, and the festival founders Donna The Buffalo. On the last day even Led Zeppelin's John Paul Jones stopped by with his bass and mandolin for a few powerful guest appearances!
Among the many other spectacular groups who performed were Sim Redmond Band, Sol Driven Train, Hobex, Asylum Street Spankers, Hackensaw Boys, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Sol, and Great American Taxi.
Here's a healthy sampling of photos from Shakori Hills. If you missed this spring festival, the 2010 fall festival is right around the corner!
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