Wanee Festival, Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park. April 19-21, 2012


This is the first festival I go to every year.  I’ve been going for quite a few years now, and I go for the Brothers.  (Allman Brothers, that is.)  The last two years, Widespread Panic headlined.  This year Furthur headlines.  My favorite Gov’t Mule and the funky Dumpstaphunk are playing as well as a Q&A session with the Fur Peace Ranch w/ Jorma Kaukonen. Who’s going??

From the Wanee Website:  For the first time Wanee Music Festival will host one of the premier music workshops in the country, Jorma Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Ranch. Wanee and Fur Peace Ranch will hold workshops during the festival and Q&A groups that will be held by Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady, Mickey Hart, Oteil Burbridge, Warren Haynes, and other performers that will be at Wanee 2012. They will all be hosted by Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer, Jorma Kaukonen.
In 1989, Jorma and Vanessa Kaukonen conceived what Jorma calls “a ranch that grows guitar players.” Not a fantasy camp, but this would be a place where both budding and seasoned musicians could immerse themselves for several days, and emerge with renewed inspiration and tangible progress in their music. Now in its 15th year, the award winning Fur Peace Ranch will take their concept “on the road” and for the first time will be on site at the Wanee Music Festival 2012.

Line up (so far):

The Allman Brothers Band – April 20 & 21
Furthur – April 20 & 21
Gov’t Mule
Tedeschi Trucks Band
Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
Buddy Guy
Bruce Hornsby
Mickey Hart Band
Hot Tuna Electric
Ray Manzarek & Roy Rogers Band
Leftover Salmon
North Mississippi Allstars
Trigger Hippy (Joan Osborne, Jackie Greene, Steve Gorman, Audley Freed, Nick Govrik)
Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk
Devon Allman’s Honeytribe
Zach Deputy
Matt Schofield
Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
Big Sams Funky Nation
Charles Bradley
Jacob Jeffries Band
The Yeti Trio
Bonnie Blue


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