Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Livin' On Sleep Deprivation

www.uprisingblog.comOur lack of population density in east Idaho makes for some great fishing and, unfortunately, a pretty weak music scene.

Jay Farrar of Son Volt
Good bands rarely come through town, but one of the all-time greats showed up this month. 

I was stoked to watch Son Volt play at our local ski hill.  I've been a fan of Jay Farrar's music since Uncle Tupelo's early "No Depression" days.  The band did not disappoint, busting out classics like "Drown," "Grindstone," "Windfall" and "Chickamauga."

Son Volt's set will go down as the highlight of my summer. 

Trampled By Turtles
The Targhee Bluegrass Festival sweetened the pot this weekend with Trampled By Turtles, The Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Spirit Family Reunion and many others.

If this keeps up, I am going to be spoiled rotten.






4 comments:

  1. Well I'm glad u got to see Son Volt after all!

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    1. Ha! Thanks.

      I was so jealous when I saw your post with Son Volt on the marquee sign....then I found out a couple of days later they'd rearranged a couple of tour dates and planned a stop here.

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  2. I think you're the one who told me about the song "Chickamauga". Love the lyrics. Kinda crazy that I had never heard it before since I actually live in Chickamauga. The battlefield itself is within easy walking distance of my front door.

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