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Jeezum Crow 2-Day Music Festival
July 25 @ 4:00 pm - July 26 @ 10:00 pm| $50
Enjoy a two-day music festival Vermont! Groove out on Friday night and all day Saturday atop beautiful Jay Peak, returning each night to relax in the hot tub at the Phineas Swann and enjoying a late dinner or drink at one of Montgomery’s stellar pubs and restaurants.
Friday, July 25th 2014
4:00 PM: The Aerolites – The Aerolites began as the mutual brainchild of lead guitarist Jeremy Harple and pianist Victor Veve in the spring of 2010 in the woods of Vermont. With sixty-two original songs in hand Harple and Veve flew out to Hollywood in January of 2011, where they collaborated with Oteil Burbridge (Bass Allman Bros, Derek Trucks Band), as well as world-famous drummer Kenny Aronoff. This fine group of musicians completed the Aerolites’ self-titled first album and Harple and Veve flew back to Vermont to piece the rest of the band together. Recently, The Aerolites have recorded their second full-length album, “34 Mansfield.”
6:00 PM: Bronze Radio Return – Leading the way is first single “Further On,” an optimistic anthem steeped in summertime brightness. “Further On” started making waves months before the album’s anticipated release, when it was tapped as the soundtrack to the PGA Tour’s national ad campaign featuring Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson. The rest of the record follows suit with strong hooks, twangy guitars, and driving percussion.
9:00 PM: Dark Star Orchestra – Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 15 years and over two-thousand shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these seven fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead’s thirty years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show.
Saturday, July 26th 2014
12:00 PM: Lucid - Lucid was born in Plattsburgh. The locals there love live music, and give it their unrelenting support, while several colleges in the area provide a constant stream of new listeners eager to participate in the party. Lucid released their debut album Miles Deep in early 2005 to some regional acclaim. Still a young band, they set their tone early on: hard rock originals with a hip hop flavor, and the freedom to move around from one genre to another. Funk, rap, reggae, blues, and even country can all be heard from the first track “Styles of the Smooth” through the much-loved “Backwoods” and “Countryesque” and on through the Pink Floyd inspired closing track “Jamun B.”
1:00 PM: Rick Redington & The Luv – The Man and his band are all about THE LUV and few people come away from these shows without that same warm fuzzy feeling you had at your first school dance! Gratefully paired alongside hot gypsy bass-mama Heather Lynne and Longtime R.R. Alumnus Blake Gowan on Drums Redington’s vocals and guitar slinging efforts are seasoning nicely and can be sampled at any of their live and/or studio offerings.
2:00 PM: The Blind Owl Band - In just under two years the band has released their debut album “Rabble Rousing” a 15 track album featuring all original music. Just this past July the band also released the follow up “This Train We Ride is Made of Wood and Steel”. A 12 track, completely original album, that shows the continuing development of the band. Heavy regional touring has also ensued all over the North East playing over 250 shows in 9 states.
3:00 PM: Jay Farrar Duo - From his earliest recordings in the 1990s as a founding member of Uncle Tupelo, Jay Farrar has been a keen observer of the American landscape: its beauties and its tragedies, salvations and poisons. It’s a perspective that’s been hard-won by steady touring and travel through this nation, and Farrar’s almost two-decades as the leader of Son Volt (as well as impressive turns as an acclaimed solo artist and collaborator) have only deepened and sharpened his gift for capturing the sights and sounds of his American journey.
4:30 PM: Amy Helm & The Handsome Strangers - The daughter of music legend Levon Helm and singer/songwriter Libby Titus Fagen, Helm wields a powerful voice that can both stir and soothe, whether she is singing traditional gospel, blues standards or her own heartfelt compositions. She is a gifted musician on both mandolin and drums, and has clearly absorbed the lessons of the many other accomplished artists with whom she has shared stages, including Mavis Staples, Emmylou Harris, and Joan Osborne as well as other uniquely American performers like Dr. John and Hubert Sumlin.
6:00 PM: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real – The son of country legend Willie Nelson. Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real are an American Rock n’ Roll band based out of California and Hawaii.
8:00 PM: Dark Star Orchestra – Fans both young and old will get another chance to share in the Dead experience. By recreating set lists from the past, and by developing their own sets of Dead songs, Dark Star Orchestra offers a continually evolving artistic outlet within this musical canon. Honoring both the band and the fans, Dark Star Orchestra’s members seek out the unique style and sound of each era while simultaneously offering their own informed improvisations.