Wanee Festival 2014

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Ahhh, Wanee is close, so close, 3 days close.  This year it is packed with great artists such as Lynard Skynard, Trey Anastasio Band, Gov’t Mule and Tedeschi Trucks Band.  Other incredible bands are: Umphree’s McGee, moe., Dumpstaphunk, Soulive  (see list below).  And yes, this is a Thursday to Saturday festival, where everyone leaves on Sunday and is good to go to work on a Monday, unlike most festivals that start on a Thursday and end late Sunday night.

However, this year will be different.

This is the 10th Anniversary.  It’s also the last year the Allman Brothers Band will be playing/on tour.  I have a feeling this will be one of the most special Wanee’s ever.  The anticipation is killing me.

IMG_2716Grab your tickets now!

For past recaps of Wanee Festival, check these stories out:

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Robert Plant & The Band of Joy, 2011

2010, Day 1

2010, Day 2

2010, Day 3

photo by View Skewed

2014 Wanee Lineup:

  • Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band
  • Umphrey’s McGee
  • Ziggy Marley
  • Blues Traveler
  • The Chris Robinson Brotherhood
  • Hot Tuna Electric
  • moe.
  • Umphree’s McGee
  • Rusted Root
  • Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (Music of Led Zeppelin)
  • Soulive
  • Royal Southern Brotherhood
  • Walter Trout
  • Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation)
  • Blind Boys of Alabama
  • Bobby Lee Rodgers
  • Melvin Seals & JGB
  • Futurebirds
  • Berry Oakley’s Skylab
  • Matt Schofield
  • Break Science
  • Pink Talking Fish
  • Sean Chambers
  • The Yeti Trio
  • The Hip Abduction

 

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Wanee Festival, 10th Anniversary, 2014 Announcement

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Not sure where to start – the last two weeks have been a flurry of festival announcements, even I can’t keep up. However, the first festival to start off my 2014 (besides Jam Cruise, which is another post altogether) is WANEE FESTIVAL.
If you know me, you know this is my staple festival, I go for the great southern guitar twangs, the southern hospitality of The Spirit of Suwanee Music Park, and the southern charm. Not to mention the Allman Brothers host this event every year.

This year is the 10th anniversary Wanee Festival (how did that happen already?) and promises to be a star studded event. The line up consists of:

The Allman Brothers Band * Trey Anastasio Band *  Lynyrd Skynyrd * Tedeschi Trucks Band * Gov’t Mule * Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band * Umphrey’s McGee * Ziggy Marley * Blues Traveler * The Chris Robinson Brotherhood * Hot Tuna Electric * Moe. * Rusted Root * Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk (Music of Led Zeppelin) * Soulive * Royal Southern Brotherhood * Walter Trout * Rob Garza (of Thievery Corporation) * Blind Boys of Alabama * Bobby Lee Rodgers * Melvin Seals & JGB * Futurebirds * Matt Schofield * Break Science * Sean Chambers * The Yeti Trio *

Advance and VIP Tickets On Sale Now

Yes, I’ll be there.  Yes, find me.  I’ll be the one smiling.  :-)

Blues Traveler, Brooklyn Bowl, 11.6.10

photo by: Rob Chapman

I haven’t seen these guys since Horde tour.

A face-melting, body-rocking, fun time.

Pre-show: My friend and I were a bit freaked out since we both did not have tickets for this show, and the website said Tickets At the Door (a ticket status I was not that familiar with).  I got on line at 6:30 for tickets, and she picked me up saying, “I will get us hard tickets, that way we won’t be in the restaurant for 3 hours before the show starts.”  Smart Lady…. Well…. our “friend” with the tickets tried selling us Saturday night’s tickets instead (this was for Friday, not Saturday), so we ended back up at The Brooklyn Bowl for their famous Fried Chicken, Collard Greens and Mashed Potatoes. Yum!  A great dinner to share with a friend, all I can say is that the cocktail I was drinking, the dinner I was eating, the company I was keeping and the atmosphere of the Bowl was the perfect way to end a long week.

photo by: Rob Chapman

We had 3 hours to kill before the opening band came on.  I tried to pace myself.

Peter Shapiro, co-owner of The Bowl, came up to introduce the band, with a really great story about Blues Traveler, the Wetlands and Bobby Sheehan. Quote of the night: “Without Blues Traveler there would be no Wetlands. Without Wetlands, there would surely be no Brooklyn Bowl.” The love was strong this night in Brooklyn.

Cast of Characters:
John Popper: vocals, harmonica
Chandler Kinchla: guitar
Ben Wilson: keyboard
Tad Kinchla: bass
Brendan Hill: drums

Special Guests: Andraes Noboa, Guitar & Matt White, Guitar

Setlist:

As the above set list shows, this night was great.  The music, the love in the room, Popper smokin’ on stage, great show.  I danced, once again, my butt off (I swear, pieces of my a** must be strewn all over the Brooklyn Bowl by now).

I highly recommend you see Blues Traveler when they roll through your town.  They’re tight, sound great, you’ll dance hard and leave with a smile on your face, if not a bit of ringing in your ears.