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Photos & Video: Outtakes, Interviews and On The Scene at The Festy

Several weeks ago, we presented a two-part series consisting of exclusive acoustic performances recorded while onsite at The Festy Experience. After doing so, we quickly realized that we not only had a copious amount of content remaining, but that we had yet to do the splendid event the true justice that it deserves.

After a long summer of events — some large, some small — The Festy Experience turned out to be something that was beyond imagination. In turn, it was the perfect way to “close out” a busy summer festival season.

From location to weather, lineup, activities and overall vibe, the event truly was “an experience.” As we noted in an earlier segment, it was akin to stumbling upon a diamond in the rough. 

In our attempt to provide the blissful weekend its due representation, we present Photos, Outtakes, Interviews and On The Scene at The Festy Experience with The Wood Brothers, Brett Dennen, The Infamous Stringdusters, Larry Keel, Sarah Siskind and Emmitt-Nershi Band.



Outtakes, Interviews and On The Scene at The Festy


Click the thumbnail(s) to view photos from The Festy by David Shehi

Incentive and thanks for sharing: Autographs from The Festy

As most of you have noticed, we walked away from The Festy Experience with some of the sweetest gold possible. In the form of exclusive acoustic performances from some of the amazing artists on the bill, the content has been exceptional. Many of you have been kind enough to share the word to your network of friends and we want thank you  by offering a piece of memorabilia that we obtained while on the site at Devil’s Backbone.

Plus when you share the link (in accordance with the instructions below), you are also causing Honest Tune to cough up a buck to a good cause and one that is close to The Festy’s heart.

The details:

1) By sharing the Facebook links (SEE BELOW) to our exclusive performance videos, you are automatically entered to win (1) signed poster from the 2011 2nd Annual Festy Experience. The poster is numbered 12/100 and is hand signed by: The Infamous Stringdusters, Bill Nershi, Drew Emmitt, Railroad Earth, Brett Dennen, Oliver & Chris Wood (The Wood Brothers) & Jim Lauderdale.

How to enter:

1) Log onto Honest Tune’s Facebook Page and click “share” on either (or both) of the links to the acoustic performances.

Link to 1st Facebook Post  Link to 2nd Facebook Post

2) You MUST share from those links or we will not know that you have entered.

3) For each entry, Honest Tune will donate one dollar to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Nelson County, VA**

How a winner will be chosen:

1) The deadline for entry is 10/27/11 at 11:59pm EST.

2) All names of people who have shared the link(s) will be placed into an online random name picker and a winner will be randomly selected via that site.

3) The winner will be contacted and the video of the drawing will be placed on Honest Tune’s site. The latest example of how that process works can be viewed here.

Official eligibility requirements:

1) No previous or current Honest Tune editor/staff may enter.  2) Contributors may enter. 3) Only one entry per person per link is allowed. 4) Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. 5) Applicants must be residents of the continental United States.

Fine Print:

This contest and the contents contained herein are solely the responsibility of Honest Tune. Odds of winning depend on number of entries. The winner will be contacted via his/her Facebook account and must respond to the contact within 72 hours. All entries must be received from within the United States. The winner will one signed poster from The Festy Experience (details above). The poster will be shipped to the winner at the shipper’s expense. The winner may not transfer or sell the poster. Total prize value: $15.00. All entries must be submitted via the above listed criteria and Honest Tune reserves the right to disqualify entries based solely on its discretion and upon an entry’s lack of conformity to the standards outlined above.

**The cap for the Honest Tune donation will be $100.00




The Festy Experience: Exclusive Acoustic Sessions, part II (VIDEO)

A few weeks back we rolled into the middle of nowhere and in so doing, landed upon a diamond in the rough. It was The Festy Experience. With a picturesque setting, the site that was nestled in the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountain range played host to not only some of the finest bluegrass, Americana and roots music, but also to an impeccable vibe where strangers greeted strangers with smiles, courtesy and warmness.

In the middle of it all was a beautiful large house that we asked artists to pass through for a series of exclusive acoustic sessions with Honest Tune. Fortunately, they agreed and what happened within those walls was pure magic.

In the first part of the series, we were graced with stellar performances from Emmitt-Nershi Band, Sarah Siskind and Toubab Krewe.

In this part, we will unveil even more magic from the weekend with exclusive performances of two songs from Brett Dennen, two songs from  The Wood Brothers and one tune from Jim Lauderdale.



Acoustic Sessions at The Festy : Jim Lauderdale

“The Tiger and the Monkey”

Acoustic Sessions at The Festy : The Wood Brothers

“Mary Anna”

Acoustic Sessions at The Festy : The Wood Brothers

“When I Was Young”

Acoustic Sessions at The Festy : Brett Dennen

“Make You Crazy”

Acoustic Sessions at The Festy : Brett Dennen

“Comeback Kid (That’s My Dog)”


For more on Brett Dennen, click here.
For more on The Wood Brothers, click here.
For more on Jim Lauderdale, click here.