Monday, April 27, 2009
Merlefest - It was Hot!
The Waybacks host an album hour each Merlefest where they pick an old artist and completely cover one album. There is always a lot of buzz about what this year's music will be. We were not dissapointed when they cranked up Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers. They had John Cowan join them to do the lead vocals...and for Wild Horses...Emmy Lou Harris walked out and sang. The crowd loved it...all the little kids were dancing. I told Go Postal that that was my best indicator of the music I like best....when I see all the 2-6 year olds up bouncing, I usually love the music too. We attended both Saturday and Sunday this year. Next year the festival will run April 29-May 2. Doc wasn't on stage as much this year...his age and the heat are probably starting to slow him down some. Merelefest has been going strong since 1988. This is a group of ski club friends at Album Hour.
Here I am with Flattop, the Merlefest mascot...his eyes are a little creepy I think. I bet he lost 10 pounds sweating in this suit.