Furthur Festival | Angels Camp,
There's likely only one prime destination for lovers of Grateful Dead music over Memorial
Day Weekend, and that's the Furthur
Festivalin the Sierra Foothills at the Calaveras County Fairgrounds, May 28-30.
Centered around a series of full album presentations (see full details here) by Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, there's
more than just Dead to enjoy at this new fest.
1. Mark Karan &
Jemimah Puddleduck :: Saturday :: Furthur Stage
One of the joys of Puddleduck is it lets Karan's MANY gifts shine. Largely known for his
ever-tasty guitar work with RatDog, Karan is also a dead good singer-songwriter with a
real knack for picking really satisfying cover material with his own band, including Randy
Newman, Little Feat and other kindred spirits. Puddleduck is a good time starter to the
main stage well worth getting out of your tent in time to catch.
2. The Mother
Hips :: Sunday :: Further Stage
It's kind of dangerous to call any band "perfect" but there's a lot of mounting evidence
over the decades that Northern California's roots-rock-pop stalwarts The Mother Hips are
just that – freakin' perfect. For charged, wonderfully executed, guitar heavy rock 'n'
roll WITH a truly breathtaking catalog and one of the tighest, coolest rhythm sections
ever, well, one would be very hard pressed to find better. Seeing the Hips for the first
time is a conversion experience for most. Don't be surprised if you go scrambling to hear
every note you can after you experience this set.
3. Dark Hollow Stage :: All Weekend
The small acoustic showcase stage will be curated by Larry Campbell and Teresa
Williams and will likely be ground zero for some stunning troubadour action. Folks
will be treated to an array of "friends" dropping by, and even if it's just Campbell and
his missus wooing you with song you won't go wrong!
Those wanting an additional day in festival bliss can check out Furthurmore on Monday, May 31, at River Ranch
Campground in Tuolumne, CA. This fine epilogue to the first Furthur Fest features 7 Walkers
featuring Bill Kreutzmann and Papa Mali, Everyone Orchestra
featuring Steve Kimock, Melvin Seals, George Porter Jr, Dan Lebowitz, Aaron Redner, Dave
Brogan, Nat Keefe, Jans Ingber and more, plus the triumphant return of Holy Kimoto with
Steve Kimock, Kyle Hollingsworth, Michael Travis, and Jason Hann.
Furthur Festival Schedule
Furthur Festival Directions
Furthur Festival website
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