On the scene at Wakarusa Part 1: Grace Potter, Mumford, Mountain Sprout and Ha Ha Tonka (VIDEO)

gracewaka.jpgThis summer, Honest Tune is making it a point to cover festivals in as deep of a way as we can possibly fathom. Last week’s Wakarusa was no exception. While the review and photos are still yet to come, the goodies brought home will now begin to leak with this first of three video installments.

Last weekend,  Honest Tune Live Music Editor David Shehi spent his time covering the festival from the top of the bill to the bottom. In the process, he had the opportunity to speak with some of the scene’s most notorious acts, but also happened upon a few beautiful obscurities along the way.

In this first video segment (of two), David sat down with Grace Potter, stumbled upon an impromptu backstage jam session led by Marcus Mumford, coordinated a performance by Mountain Sprout in the Technaflora Plant Products booth and happened upon the oh-so-promising Ha Ha Tonka.

Stay tuned for segments two and three that will include chats with Michael Franti, Zoogma and STS9’s Jeffree Lerner as well as more scene coverage and a performance or two.

And while we have your attention, don’t forget that there are still several signed items (from Wakarusa 2011 artists) available here that will be sold to benefit the Missouri Red Cross in response to the recent devastation in Joplin, MO.


Segment 1, Part 1: On the Scene at Wakarusa with Marcus Mumford, Grace Potter & Ha Ha Tonka


  Segment 1, Part 2: Mountain Sprout performing “It Don’t Matter”