Greetings dutiful readers of the LMB. I’m going to put together a full recap of Mountain Jam when I get back to the City. Until then, I figured I’d check in, let you know what’s gone down so far.

’s first day was, thankfully a dry one. The history of this event doesn’t bode well for the rest of the weekend, however, and today is going to be a wet one, I fear. However, the forecast for Sunday is much better.

The biggest surprise for me was ’s . They brought some serious stank to the mountain. Some thick grooves being laid down here, folks. Great music for a festival.

Ivan Neville's Dumpsaphunk

Ivan Neville's Dumpsaphunk

Before , we made it to the mountain in time to check out Jim Weider’s Percolator Project followed by . Each time I see Grace I’m more and more impressed. She brings a great vibe to the scene with her heartfelt, soulful, vocals.

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

After the Phunk, Umphrey’s McGee played an hour and a half set leading into Gov’t Mule’s two-set show.

Jake Cinninger, UM

“Don’t Step on the Grass, Sam” featured an band-led, audience-sung chorus, led by Brian, Warren’s guitar , holding up cue cards.

Warren Haynes

Well, that’s about all the time I have for now. The wife and I are getting the rain gear packed up as we get ourselves together for day two.

If any of you are here along with me, let me know!

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