Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Featured Festival: Old 78 Farm Fall Festival

Old 78 Farm Fall Festival

Saturday, October 9th 12 – 8 pm

823 Orange Road, Warwick, MA.

Featuring: music, farm fresh food, vending and kids activities

On October 9th, the first ever Old 78 Farm Fall Festival will take place in Warwick, MA. The festival will feature music, farm fresh food, clothing and farm product vending, an escape artist, face painting and balloon creations and more. Old 78 Farm itself is a beginner farm nestled along the northern border of MA, near both the New Hampshire and Vermont borders.

Angel and Phil Simon, along with Lynn Englen, slowly have been developing the 150 year old house and property into a productive farm which boasts a sizable garden, laying and meat chickens, rabbit, duck, turkey and more. “This festival is a way for us to tie all of the elements of our lives- the food we are producing from the farm, the clothing that we hand craft, and the music that we love all into an event for the community. We can showcase who we are at Old 78, and who we all are in the heart of New England.” explained the Simons. In addition to the food products, Old 78 Farm is producing clothing made of entirely recycled, reclaimed, and reused material.


Adam Ezra

is a rising star from Boston

who has been touring the country with

with his five-piece Adam Ezra group.

He has shared the stage with the

likes of Jackson Brown, Blues Traveler

and The Bridge.

Dave Keller is a Vermont native who

has gained much notoriety over the

years as a blues guitarist and vocalist.

You won’t want to miss this soulful

act deliver some great blues classics,

as well as some of his originals.

Jatoba is a three piece progressive

bluegrass band from Vermont. In the

Monday, September 13, 2010

Photos by Ravi Parikh: The Rhythm Devils at Higher Ground on 9/11

Rhythm Devils at Higher Ground in S Burlington on 9/11 by Daniel Weathers

Rhythm Devils Higherground 09/11/10

Mickey’s Birthday Bash

On Mickey Hart’s Birthday I ventured out to Higherground to see Bill Kreutzman and Mickey Hart’s Rhythm Devils. I haven’t had the pleasure of hearing Tim Bluhm on guitar/vocals from the Mother Hips and Davey Knowles on guitar/vocals so I really didn’t know what to expect.

What I found was a highly entertaining and energized show. The two guitarists really did a great job of taking on classic Grateful Dead standards like Cold Rain and Snow, Fire on the Mountain, Uncle John’s band and Mountains of the Moon while also offering some originals as well. While Mickey, Bill, Andy Hess, and Sikiru Adepoju held down the groove Tim and Davy really fed off each other. I was surprised with how well each sang lead on vocals and taking turns on guitar solos. They both kept the feel of the Grateful Dead but also
provided their own style and influence to the songs.

It’s always a joy to see Bill and Mickey playing together on the drums. The two of them really add so much to the show. The two are just tight. I came away from this show impressed and happy to have made it out to see the Rhythm Devils. I will definitely be looking forward to seeing them again.