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The 41st Huck Finn Jubilee returns to Southern California

The 41st Huck Finn Jubilee
Huck Finn Jubilee
October 5-7, 2018
Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park
Ontario, California
Photographer: Allen Erwin Continue reading The 41st Huck Finn Jubilee returns to Southern California

Hi-Fi Fruition

Fruition
October 12, 2016
The Hi-FI, Indianapolis, Indiana
Writer/Photographer: Tyler Muir

America’s favorite self-proclaimed “Song Band” came to The Hi-Fi in Indianapolis, Indiana Wednesday October 12th, 2016. It is always exciting when a band is dedicated to its craft and refuses to be categorized into a genre or two, steadily improving, steadily growing their fan base by constantly touring and having fun. The Portland band is composed of Jay Cobb Anderson on guitar/vocals, Tyler Thompson on drums, Kellen AseBroek on guitar/keys/vocals, Jeff Leonard on bass, and Mimi Naja on mandolin/guitar/vocals. This well oiled musical machine goes by the name Fruition.

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Fruition’s visit to Indianapolis had a bit more excitement surrounding it because it was band member Jay Cobb Anderson’s 33rd birthday, which had the band all wearing baseball style shirts with his silhouette on the front as well has his last name and age on they back. Being that is was Jay’s birthday and all the band seemed to bring more energy on stage and they wanted to make sure everyone had fun both on and off stage. One thing that makes the band unique is how they weave their different styles of music into their set having something for everyone.

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Fruition started off the night with, “Bent” off their, It Won’t Be Long album. The country western jazz tune was a great foot stomping sing along to get everyone dialed in. It was great seeing Mimi hop between instruments with so much style and grace. “Labor of Love” off their latest album helped take you on the journey they have found themselves on, such a solid song it almost makes you feel at home with the warm feeling it brings.

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A nice surprise mid set and it appeared both the band and crowd enjoyed it just as much was, The Beatles cover of, “I’ve Got a Feeling”, which the band put a soul spin on. “Santa Fe”, brought out a more of the Americana side of the band as well as their depth. Mimi and the boys can rock and it was obvious they love to show it when they busted out a Neil Young, cover “Ohio”. Showing their bluegrass side of their set brought the song, “Mountain Annie”.

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Very few bands can cover so much music in their original work as Fruition does and showcased Wednesday night. The band may have been around since 20008, but they are still picking up steam and building a cult underground following. As if that was not enough the encore found the band rousing up the crowd to sing Jay happy birthday. Mimi’s voice can cover so much ground, the last song of the night was a cover of Bonnie Raitt’s, “Love Sneakin Up On You”, that very few people could do it justice. Fruition is a band for the people, after the show Mimi signed autographs and took pictures outside of the venue while the rest of the band did the same thing but from inside. It was encouraged that fans stayed around to celebrate Jay’s birthday by drinking with the band. Very few bands have the down home feel Fruition does with their fans.

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Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival on Marvin’s Mountaintop (Sept 15-18)

Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival
Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV
September 15 – 18, 2016

Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival is proud to announce the daily performance schedule for its inaugural music and arts festival on September 15-18, 2016. Top-tier bluegrass, jam band, rock and country acts will convene on the legendary Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, WV, the original site for the All Good Festival. Performing on Thursday, September 15th, is jam band pioneer Melvin Seals and the JGB and more. On Friday, September 16th the dynamic and genre-defying Greensky Bluegrass performs, along with outlaw country music and southern rocker Shooter Jennings with Waymore’s Outlaws; Love and Theft; Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives; Cabinet and more. On Saturday, September 17th, slam grass virtuosos Leftover Salmon are joined by grassroots phenomenon Blackberry Smoke; The David Grisman Sextet; Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder; Rising Appalachia and more. Sunday, September 18th, features country music favorites Jamey Johnson; Corey Smith; The Marcus King Band and more. A full daily schedule can be found on the Deep Roots Mountain Revival website at www.mountainrevival.com.

Deep Roots offers a full schedule of community-building, family-friendly activities and events. Kids and their guardians are encouraged to visit the Family Activity Zone featuring scheduled events including yoga, hula hooping, instrument making, a t-shirt tie dye station, art and nature encounters. On Saturday, September 17th, shuttles will be available from the festival grounds to the Hovatter’s Zoo. Adults are also encouraged to play like kids with daily yoga sessions, paintball, a cornhole tournament, nature hikes and mountain bike tours. A schedule of activities can be found by visiting www.mountainrevival.com/kids-activities/.

The festival will donate $3 from all purchases of 3-day passes to the United Way of Southern West Virginia to support flood relief efforts. The recent flooding left many West Virginia communities in dire need of help. Deep Roots Mountain Revival in partnership with the United Way of Southern WV is committed to long term flood recovery. General Admission Tier One tickets are currently available for $150 for 3-day passes and $180 for Thursday early arrival tickets. On August 1st, GA tickets increase to Tier 2 prices, $165 and $195 respectively. VIP tickets are available for $570 per person. All VIP ticket packages include early entry; catered meals; access to premiere viewing areas at all stages with beer and wine; access to private bathrooms and showers; VIP camping sites; VIP lounge access; discounts on festival grounds beer; and a stainless steel souvenir mug. Tickets can be purchased at www.mountainrevival.com/tickets.

For more information on the Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival, visitwww.mountainrevival.com.

WHAT: DEEP ROOTS MOUNTAIN REVIVAL FESTIVAL
WHEN: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
WHERE: MARVIN’S MOUNTAINTOP IN MASONTOWN, WV
TICKETS: Tier 1 General Admission 3-Day $150 (on sale now) // GA + Thursday Early Arrival $180 (on sale now) // VIP $570 (on sale now) // Tier 2 General Admission 3-Day $150 (on sale starting August 1) // GA + Thursday Early Arrival $180 (on sale starting August 1)
PURCHASE TICKETS: www.mountainrevival.com/tickets
FESTIVAL WEBSITE: http://www.mountainrevival.com

ABOUT THE UNITED WAY OF SOUTHERN WEST VIRGINIA
The United Way of Southern WV is committed to long term flood recovery, along with The United Way of Greenbrier Valley and The United Way of Central WV. 100% of proceeds donated to the flood relief effort will be used to help our communities repair their infrastructure, to return to normal life as quickly as possible, as well as provide long-term support to the region. Our sincere thanks to Deep Roots Mountain Revival for their generosity, their confidence, and their trust in our organizations. We promise to combine your gift with others to deliver long-term solutions for southern West Virginia’s people in need. Thank you for investing in Southern West Virginia! More information can be found here www.mountainrevival.com/partners/united-way-flood-relief-campaign/ Continue reading Deep Roots Mountain Revival Festival on Marvin’s Mountaintop (Sept 15-18)