The first year we all went to Muddy Roots (2011) will always hold the torch. Every year is different and this year might be my favorite.
I’m running through the highlights in my mind and the list is never-ending…
- Talking in the pouring rain with Joe of Left Lane Cruiser gushing about our mutual respect and admiration for Keith of Hillgrass Bluebilly Records
- Jumping up and down in circles with Rosie over our elation of Jayke on the Cracker Swamp Stage
- Being snug up and cozy in Rachel Brooke’s family mobile home calling out “How high is the water, Mama?” to her mother during the Great Flash Flood of Muddy Roots 2014
- The Peterman’s apple pie moonshine
- Still being star-struck by Calamity Cube sightings
- Hearing Matt Woods belt out the last verse of Dead Man’s Blues from across the fields and gulping down a sob
- The flood washed all the wannabes away and left us core fans thick as thieves
- Bobby Bare’s performance
- Blues lessons from Terry Harmonica Bean
- Though I still cannot get over the void of no Possessed by Paul James this year, the last performance of Jayke Orvis and the Broken Band brought all the energy to the Cracker Swamp Stage
- The i40 sunset on the Tennessee / North Carolina border painting the mountaintops purple
- Rachel Brooke’s performance with Rachel Kate as the trumpet
- Our next tent neighbors were Simone Kross and Sean Wheeler
- The awesomeness of the Volunteers, thank you all!
- Standing with Ten Foot Polecats during blues sets
The last thing I did before I drove away on Monday was thank Jason for every moment of the last three+ days. That dude rules.