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The Camp Barefoot 4 Music and Art Festival
Marc Brownstein – Photos by Julia Rickert
The Camp Barefoot 4 Music and Art Festival
Camp Hidden Meadows
August 19 –21, 2010
With the festival season rapidly coming to an end and with the announcement of fall tours, it is easy for end of the summer festivals to be overlooked. One such festival is Camp Barefoot, a 2,000 person mini festival nestled in the mountains of West Virginia. However, this year the festival has surely made its mark on the map as a hub of fun for all—the artists just as much as the festival-goers.
Headlined by two nights of RAQ and the Breakfast, along with Kyle Hollingsworth Band, EOTO, Particle and Conspirator, the festival saw a bunch of giddy, friendly musicians jumping from stage to stage for collaboration after collaboration and having a great time doing it.
“We should’ve called this whole festival Collaboration Fest 2010,” said Scott McLain, HeyBro founder and Camp Barefoot producer. “I have never been to a fest with this many sit-ins from each band. It just looked like all the artists backstage and onstage were having a blast.”
“The collaborations this weekend were a blast!” confirmed RAQ and Kung Fu keyboardist Todd Stoops. “Besides the two RAQ sets and a Kung Fu set, I played with Particle, Conspirator, and the Breakfast –all of the bands are friends and have known each other a while so the collaborations were pretty spontaneous. We pretty much just talked about sitting in right before the sets happened.“
Thursday evening started the festival off with a bang. RAQ and the Breakfast each had their first of two sets of the weekend, with Tim Palmieri and Adrian Tramontano sitting in with RAQ.
“It’s nice jamming with familiar faces like RAQ,” said Tim Palmieri, Breakfast/Kung Fu guitarist. “And that was the first time with two drums with Stukey and Adrian going at it, so that’s pretty fucking cool.”
The night rounded off with Toubab Krewe and Big Gigantic keeping the opening festival-goers riled up until 5 in the morning.
Friday brought a day of local funk. People were stirred from their campsites when Harrisonburg, Virginians, Pants For Bears threw down a party on the smaller, hidden Sku Stage. Then Richmonders Farm Vegas and DC’s The Funk Ark rocked the mainstage. While the crowds were smaller, they were filled with rowdy dancers.
DJ Williams Projekt started the night off on the main stage bringing the energy. Segway, an instrumental eletronic jamband from Baltimore continued the upbeat atmosphere until Kyle Hollingsworth Band took the stage. Hollingsworth brought the heat playing “The Way That It Goes” and several others off his new album and covering Guns N’ Roses “Sweet Child O’ Mine” and Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir.” Kung Fu’s Kris Jensen and The Breakfast keyboardist Jordan Giangrecco sat in with Hollingsworth for a cover of Billy Preston’s “Will It Go Round in Circles.”
Golden Bloom stopped by Relix to perform a tune from their latest EP No Day Like Today.
The Chapin Sisters share an tune from their new album A Date With the Everly Brothers.
Minneapolis-based Night Moves share a song from their record, Colored Emotions, live at Relix.
Cloud Cult share a song from their latest album live at Relix.
The Giving Tree Band enjoy a spring day on the Relix rooftop, while performing a classic Grateful Dead tune.
Canadian singer-songwriter Hayden performs a duet with his sister-in-law Lou Canon. The song appears on Us Alone his first record on Broken Social Scene’s Arts & Crafts Productions.
The Milk Carton Kids share the first song from their new album, The Ash & Clay.
Here is the new video from Serbian guitar ace Ana Popovic. “Object Of Obsession” appears on her latest album Can You Stand The Heat.
Ron Sexsmith visits the Relix office to perform a tune from his latest record Forever Endeavor.
Crystal Bowersox stops by Relix to perform a song from her new album, All That For This.
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