I was invited to cover Mountain Jam for Glide Magazine again this year, and had a great time spending the weekend in Hunter, NY shooting all of these fantastic artists: Train, Marco Benevento, Umphrey's McGee, The Marcus King Band, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Courtney Barnett, Turkuaz, Jason Isbell, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Wilco, Madaila, Gov't Mule, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Son Little, The Record Company, Warren Haynes Solo Acoustic, Lettuce, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Houndmouth, Beck, Michael Franti & Spearhead, & The London Souls!
Being able to photograph and review the first-ever show from Dead & Company was a real treat. John Mayer and Bob Weir matched up very well and the whole band showed lots of promise for what should be an exciting tour with plenty of classic Dead magic.
Strangefolk brought a fun reunion-style crowd out to Jay Peak for a wet night under the pavilion. Playing plenty of their old songs from early days at UVM, they suggested reviving Garden of Eden here. More on Glide Magazine here:
Widespread Panic also spent ten years without playing in Vermont. They brought Umphrey's McGee about as far north as you can go without being in Canada, playing to a huge crowd on the slopes of Jay Peak. Hopefully this becomes a venue with a strong draw for other touring bands. Please read my full review of the event here:
I photographed and reviewed the String Cheese Incident for Glide Magazine last year. I got some great shots of the Colorado band on their first visit to Vermont is ten years. Please read my review here:
Was lucky enough to be a part of Grace Potter's hometown festival on Vermont's shore of Lake Champlain. Burlington's Waterfront Park hosted Grand Point North with a stellar lineup of artists: The War On Drugs, Lake Street Dive, Dr. John, Trampled By Turtles, and more played ahead of Grace Potter's Nocturnals.
The inaugural Boston Calling Music Festival was a very successful attempt to bring the urban festival attraction into New England. Band Fun., The National, Matt & Kim, The Shins, Marina & The Diamonds, and others graced the brick courtyard over 2 days during Memorial Day Weekend.
Read my festival preview here: