This past weekend was a little bitter-sweet for your favorite troupe of marauding entertainers. We were stoked to play a set before a double feature at Drive-In 32 in Greenville NY. Had everything gone according to plan we would have rocked out for an hour before sunset then stuck around to enjoy Young Frankenstein and Blazing Saddles. However, the weather didn’t cooperate and the show was cancelled.
We took advantage of the night off to rest up and prepare for Yasgur Road Reunion in Bethel NY. This was our second year at the festival and we’ve come to love the atmosphere and tradition that saturates Yasgur Farm. Located on the farm where Woodstock ’69 was held this festival draws the most dedicated fans of live music and the hippy lifestyle. It’s an opportunity for everyone to revel in the mood and feels made famous by the original Woodstock, and the spirit is strong. The patrons are so friendly and happy it really feels like you’ve gone back to a simpler time where life revolves around peace, love, happiness and music.
Saturday morning we arrived just in time to catch our longtime friend Matt Krahula of Nightmare River Band. Matt put on a killer set of acoustic music that got us right into the mood. We braved the muggy heat to enjoy sets from Lo 8 and Static in the Attic before we took the stage at 2pm.
It was a blast playing to the crowd at Yasgur. Everyone was super receptive and we even had a few dancers despite the overwhelming heat. We threw in a few new songs (soon to be released on our upcoming EP) and got a great response. After our set we had lots of people coming up to us with compliments as we walked around the festival, which is always an amazing feeling.
Saturday night was just plain awesome. Dharma Bums, a band from our favorite stomping grounds in Woodstock NY, put on a killer show. Dirk Quinn Band was new to us and didn’t disappoint. They left our faces melted and our souls yearning for more. This week we’ve had them on repeat as we soak up their killer jam vibe. The rains came pretty hard in a couple flash thunderstorms later in the night but luckily we were prepared and enjoyed the thunder from the comfort of our Easy-Ups.
Can’t wait till next year!