Earth Korps & Watermelon Park Campground Present: The Shenandoah Riverside Festival
Fri, Jun 14
Sun, Jun 16
Shenandoah Riverside Festival, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, The Hackensaw Boys, The Woodshedders
Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Lonesome Highway, Drymill Road, Porch Pickers Brigade, Banana Express, Travelin' Hillbillies, Stony Creek, Circa Blue
3322 Locke's Mill Rd.
Berryville, VA, 22611
Doors 9:00 AM
The Hackensaw Boys
With feet firmly planted in the old-time song tradition, hands soiled by the dirt of rock n' roll and eyes fixed steadily on the future of real country music, the Hackensaw Boys are among the most exciting groups charting new territory in today's diverse Americana music scene.
How does it work?
Everybody sings a bit of lead, everybody sings a bit of harmony and most members know when to shut up. Instrumentation includes banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, upright bass, charismo (a home-made tin can contraption) and the occasional trap kit.
Where do they come from?
In the beginning they all lived in Charlottesville, VA, but now the seven members are spread throughout Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee and California. For more than a decade, however, they've come together to tour the United States, Europe and the U.K. and to record several critically acclaimed albums
Who are they?
The group's lineup includes: • Ward Harrison (strings and thumb picks) • Ferd Moyse (strings and horsehair) • Ben Jacobs (metal made to look like wood) • Brian Gorby (traps and sticks) • David Sickmen (strings and improvised straps)
The group's latest efforts, The Old Sound of Music, Vol. 1 and The Old Sound of Music, Vol. 2, deliver original material that draws upon the songwriting talents of its members. These six-song collections are the result of recording sessions held at the decaying but comfortable Sound of Music studios on Broad Street in Richmond, VA before it moved to its new location. The recordings were mastered by Grammy award winner Charlie Pilzer at Airshow Mastering in Takoma Park, MD. As with the group's previous album, Look Out (Nettwerk Records, 2007), all songs were engineered by Library of Congress archival audio restoration specialist (and all around good guy) Bryan Hoffa.
In the fall of 2000, twelve musicians and a photographer friend left the Blue Moon Diner in Charlottesville, VA in a 1964 GMC motorcoach ("The Dirty Bird") and circled the country on a six-week tour of theaters, bars, street corners and alleys.
The Hackensaws have toured with a bevy of diverse acts that were quick to embrace the group's sound and songcraft, including: The Flaming Lips, Cracker, Modest Mouse, Camper Van Beethoven, The Detroit Cobras, Cake, Railroad Earth, Cheap Trick and De La Soul.
In 2003, the Hackensaw Boys were honored to serve as Charlie Louvin's backing band on that Country Music Hall of Fame member's nationwide tour.
Appearances at numerous festivals including Pukelpop in Belgium, Bonnaroo in Tennessee, Bergenfest in Norway, Telluride in Colorado, Belfast Folk Festival in Ireland, Floyd Fest in Virginia, Lowlands in the Netherlands, Pickathon in Oregon, and more…
More Recent History
Really good times in places like Seattle, Antwerp, Asheville, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Minneapolis, Knoxville, London, New York, Portland, Utrecht, Baltimore, Atlanta, Chicago, Dublin, Los Angeles, and more…
The Woodshedders explore diverse samplings of American country, rhythm & blues, bluegrass, and gypsy jazz, resulting in an original and dynamic new sound they call "Indie Roots Americana." The group has charmed audiences at many festivals and venues, and are quickly becoming known as one of Virginia's premier roots bands.
Holy Ghost Tent Revival
Characterized as "explosively intoxicating," Greensboro, North Carolina's Holy Ghost Tent Revival cannot be pigeonholed into any popular genre. Melding brass with banjo, guitar, bass, drums and keys, this six-piece ensemble boasts an eclectic mash of instruments and styles -- a musical alchemy all their own.
The air of their creation breathes a sense of celebration and salvation, of a raucous party where everyone is welcome and the most stoic find their toes tapping and a smile breaking free. In the same spirit as the blues greats that traveled the highways of the American psyche before, their music is not to lament living's hardships but rather to celebrate in life itself -- in all its pleasure and pain.
Shenandoah Riverside Festival, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, Lonesome River Band, The Hackensaw Boys, The Woodshedders with Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Lonesome Highway, Drymill Road, Porch Pickers Brigade, Banana Express, Trav...
Friday, June 14 · Doors 9:00 AM at Watermelon Park Campground