WHAT: The 2012 featuring (w/ , & ), , Howlin’ Rain and More!
WHEN: October 12-14, 2012
WHERE: The Joshua Tree Lake Campground – Located in Joshua Tree, CA at 2601 Sunfair Rd. (VIEW ON GOOGLE MAPS)
INFO: Visit the ’s website here.

A Rootsicana – Newgrassy – Folkadelic Affair

For a guy from the Southeast Georgia coast who’s spent most of his on humid Tennessee farms, in concrete downtown areas and within tree-lined city parks, the opportunity to get off the beaten path a bit this weekend and take in of the 7th Annual is pretty damn exciting and something I find myself constantly looking forward to ever since I nailed down plans to attend. There’s just something a little different about this one.

I’m blessed to see a lot of shows in clubs, theaters, bars, and a few festivals a year due to my involvement here on Blog and in my latest work in promotions. But this Saturday will be different and we’re really stoked to leave the hustle, bustle and cluttered highways of to voyage East into the unknown and take in the Joshua Tree .

We hope you’ll join us on this trip. However, if you can’t make the trek this year, we’re planning to return from this mystical foray some interesting glimpes to share on the backend. Moreover, there’s always the May Festival to plan for.

While the setting and intoxicating call of the desert landscape are alluring, draw is the musical , one that just so happens to includes my current favorite living guitarist/songwriter . I recently relocated to the West Coast after three years in the Big Easy and the ability to see roughly ten Anders Osborne concerts in fairly intimate club settings and at was one of the countless special things that made my time in the Crescent City so enjoyable. Since moving and hearing his incredible and poignant 2012 Black Eye Galaxy, I’ve been itching to see Osborne rock a stage once again (although seeing him on this week’s episode of the series was a good start to the week).

Also on Saturday there’s the great and his stacked supergroup (!) playing late, and among others in the early-going. Plenty to enjoy throughout the weekend musically and I’m equally anxious to see the scene at the Fest.

I’m told the crowd’s “just big enough for the party – but not so big that you have to stand in long lines” and the sight lines are more-than-ideal in the bowl.

Having said all that, here’s to eagerly digging our toes into the sand, eager for an immersive outdoor experience in the gorgeous Mojave desert beneath the bright desert (we sadly don’t have those in L.A.). let’s go in this all-natural, ephemeral and five senses-enticing palette and capture that universal, momentous sense of being alive, engulfed in the , the worries of normative civilization afar. All in it together.

ANDERS OSBORNE :: SATURDAY, OCT. 13TH :: 8:20 PM – 9:50 PM

Anders Osborne @ Tipitina’s , , LA || Photo by

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STEVE KIMOCK, BERNIE WORRELL, & :: SATURDAY, OCT. 13TH :: 10:00 PM –

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See You in the Desert!


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