Steve Earle and The Dukes have so many classics that I don't even know where to start in terms of picking my favorite. The writer in me always appreciates a good story, so I'd have to say that Harlan Man is one of my favs, just because it's one of the few songs that actually has a "sequel," so to speak. Check out the vid below.
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It's always surreal for me when I hear famous songs by famous artists in person. Part of me forgets that I'm working, because I just want to sit back as a fan and watch. That's what happened when Steve Earle performed 'Guitar Town' at Beartrap Summer Festival 2012. Check out this video of his classic song.
FACT: Every music group has needs. FACT: It is the responsibility of the festival/venue staff to accommodate those needs... particularly if there is a contract dictating the terms of those needs. With that in mind, more often than not, our headliners require some food following their sets on the Beartrap stage - and we're more than happy to help out.
Dude played a guitar sideways. That's all you need to know. Watch the video.
I always thought that in order to be infamous, you had to be bad. But The Infamous Stringdusters are anything but. Their unique take on Bluegrass/Americana has led them to actual fame, which has in turn led them to Beartrap Summer Festival 2012. We're glad about that. Check out these pics from their set.
I've said it once and I'll say it again- Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen stole the show at Beartrap. This four-man group tore the house down with their music. My favorite songs are the ones that come from stories. This band told a story with every song they sang. Here is just one of those stories that they performed at Beartrap Summer Festival 2012.
I dare you to listen to this song, with it's beautiful lyrics and haunting voices and fantastic music, and not get chills down your spine. I double dare you. The fact is, you're gonna get chills. It'd be impossible not to, as Screen Door Porch has made a name for themselves by eliciting that exact type of response. Don't believe me? Check out this video.
With a perfect blend of what makes bluegrass what it is- soul, talent and banjos, Town Mountain proved exactly why they continue to make a name for themselves at these kinds of festivals. Simply put, they tear the house down, as evidenced by this video of their performance of 'You Weigh Heavy On My Heart.'