There is something about the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park that causes music to reign supreme at the festivals held upon her majestic grounds. While many events feel that they must get wrapped up in one activity after the next art installation that can be viewed after hopping off a carousel or finishing up a Major League Baseball experience, the events held at Suwannee pride themselves on three things: music, vibe and beautiful grounds. This is not to say that these other things do not have their place at festivals. They just do not have a place a Suwannee.Â
Take last weekend’s Suwannee Springfest, for example. There were many slated acts, but the vibe in the park created a schedule that meant virtually nothing. It said that Larry Keel and Natural Bridge would be playing… then the stage would be filled with so many players that no more could fit.
This passion for playing music continued past the stage as well and, as Honest Tune will be doing at many events this summer, we cornered a whole lot of the slated acts to participate in our Live, Backstage & Unplugged series at several locations throughout the park.Â
In this first part of the series, we will take you into the woods (with a storm swirling above) with Elephant Revival, between the buses (in a busy backstage area)with Emmitt-Nershi and by the outhouse (as the festival was winding down) with The Mosier Brothers.
So sit back, relax, listen, watch and enjoy as Honest Tune and GrooveStreet.TV present Live, Backstage & Unplugged at Suwannee Springfest 2012, part I. Stay Tuned for part II with Larry & Jenny Keel, Jim Lauderdale (who will unveil a brand new Robert Hunter tune), The Infamous Stringdusters and Donna the Buffalo.
Elephant Revival: “To and From” Live, Backstage & Unplugged @ Springfest 2012
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Emmitt-Nershi: “Long Road” Live, Backstage & Unplugged @
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The Mosier Brothers: “On My Way” Live Backstage & Unplugged @ Springfest 2012
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