Pro-Shot Videos: Saturday Northwest String Summit Highlights


This year’s Northwest String Summit music festival hosted sets from Front Country, Keller & The Andy’s, Mandolin Orange, Fruition, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band, Leftover Salmom and more on Saturday at Horning’s Hideout in North Plains, Oregon. JamGrass TV unveiled a series of pro-shot videos from day three of the 17th annual String Summit.

The first clip was shot during Greensky’s Saturday evening set at the Main Stage. Greensky’s fourth and final set of NWSS ’18 concluded with a gorgeous rendition of “Black Muddy River” by the Grateful Dead. Mandolinist Paul Hoffman put plenty of emotion into his vocal delivery of the final song Jerry Garcia sang publicly. GSBG last covered “Black Muddy River” back on October 25, 2017. Watch “Black Muddy River” from the end of Saturday’s Greensky Bluegrass set:

Oregon’s own Fruition played a late afternoon set on Saturday at Horning’s Hideout. Guitarist Jay Cobb Anderson led the group through their original “Fire” as part of the Main Stage performance. The version of “Fire” below shows off the nimble fingerwork of multi-instrumentalist Mimi Naja on mandolin:

Pioneering jamgrass quintet Yonder Mountain String Band are the traditional headliners and hosts of the Northwest String Summit. YMSB often presents themed sets at the festival and this year paid tribute to the Steve Miller Band with drummer Jay Elliott and keyboardist Asher Fulero. Watch the five-piece’s covers of “Dance, Dance, Dance” and “The Stake” from the Steve Miller Band tribute with the latter featuring Naja, Anderson and Kellen Asebroek of Fruition:

[Dance, Dance, Dance]

[The Stake]

Northwest String Summit concludes today with sets from The Infamous Stringdusters, Leftover Salmon, The Last Revel, Fruition and others. Watch the end of the festival’s Main Stage action via a free JamGrass TV webcast below:

  • 3:30-4:45 PM PST – Music of Jerry & Dawg: Scott, Stu, Sam
  • 5:15-6:30 PM PST – Leftover Salmon: Neil Young Tribute
  • 7:00-8:30 PM PST – The Infamous Stringdusters