The Green River Festival celebrated its 30th anniversary in July with a spectacular lineup! Sure, it rained during much of the Festival, but that did not dampen my spirits in the least! It wasn’t quite Woodstock – there was little to no mud – but it was fabulous.
I will start with my top three sets/experiences from the Festival, in no particular order.
Week 6 started off with a fabulous double announcement!
This week’s additions to the lineup are:
Conor Oberst – an incredible songwriterm with Dawes as his backing band
Dawes – a fabulous band from California, doing their own set as well as backing Conor Oberst
Aiofe O’Donovan – wonderful singer-songwriter who I’ve had the privilege to see a number of times
Reignwolf – a bluesman who was named one of the ten artists we need to know by Rolling Stone magazine
Rodrigo y Gabriela – rhythmic guitarists from Mexico who I missed due to a conflict at their recent Boston show
The lineup, so far, includes:
Friday: The Devil Makes Three, Band of Horses, Death Vessel, Jenny Lewis, Phox, Robert Hunter, Reignwolf
Saturday: Shakey Graves, The Oh Hellos, Benjamin Booker, Nickel Creek, Shovels and Rope, Houndmouth, J. Roddy Walston & The Business, The Milk Carton Kids, Aoife O’Donovan
Sunday: Hurray for the Riff Raff, Mavis Staples, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Trampled by Turtles, Gregory Alan Isakov, Lucero, Caitlin Rose, Conor Oberst, Dawes, Rodrigo y Gabriela