So we're going to continue our Green River Festival review today, a day later than planned, but a day earlier than what was likely going to happen (due to procrastination). Sorry for the delay! When we last encountered our festival-going hero, the clouds were in the sky on a Friday night, threatening the sanctity of a good set of funk. The threat receded, and now we're back to catch a whole new day, a whole new set of photos (all (C) Matthew Keefer) and wholly new acts (to us) such as:
|Lula Wiles, way before the rain.|
This trio of young ladies, very recently graduated from Berklee, have a debut album out only a couple months ago. As many of you may tell, Lula Wiles are an acoustic string trio, and as you may surmise, they're deeply rooted in the Americana and Country genres. We're going to quickly wish them a fruitful sendoff, to wherever their fiddles may take them.
After these openers on the main stage,we have a quick little anecdote to relate about this guy:
|You're still a #1 in our sexy list.|
Poor guy, but we can see why. He took about 10 minutes longer to tell this story than we did. Still a nice gent, but if he takes 15 minutes to tell a mildly amusing story on our date...
Actually, we fell head over heels for this lady, anyway. She's lovely, comes from a good musical lineage, and quite frankly knocked us off our feet. We're debating whether we should just put up a bunch of photos of her... well, here's one of Amy Helm.
|Miss Amy Helm...|
She signed CDs, but didn't have records, alas... still, we got away with a brick-ton of photos of her. Good ones. We'd post more, but there are other acts to put up for y'all. Just one more, though, of her incredibly talented guitarist Daniel Littleton:
|... and one of her Handsome Strangers, Mr. Littleton.|
The next act on the main stage was an electric indie rock trio by the name of And The Kids. We caught them a little bit. They seemed to still be cutting their teeth on their instruments, to be quite honest, and didn't really get us going. A little too artsy, if you will. But the electric folk duo that came up next, we did like...
|Never leave home without your Shovels and Rope.|
But it was still lovely weather for this Texan soul group. Lovely enough to get up and stay up.
|We love Suffering in the rain, apparently.|
We have to give y'all a nice one of lead soul virtuoso Kam Franklin.
|There's too much soul in this lady.|
|Mr. Shakey Graves himself.|
Mr. Graves was our highlight of the day, except for Ms. Helm, who had a lucky set devoid of rain to boot. His indie rock is a la uber-indie: definitely an acquired taste. But we strongly suggest you check out that review we linked above, check out And the War Came, and then see him live to perform it. He and Helm were worth the price of admission for the day alone.
That's it (for Saturday)! We'll catch y'all tomorrow for the finisher. Thanks for stoppin' by *tilting cowboy hat*