PREVIEW: YMSB Harvest Music Festival: 13 Bands Not To Miss Next Weekend!

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Thirteen Bands Not To Miss at YMSB's Harvest Festival 2013 Words by Bradley Darby  Its that magical time of year… when you turn the calendar over to October just as the leaves begin to turn beautiful shades of brown, orange and yellow. You replace your jorts with overalls and your pogo balls for rakes. Autumn is upon us... as you turn your calendar you may notice October 17-19 highlighted or circled with the word HARVEST scrawled across those dates. If that is you, this post ... Read More

YMSB Harvest Festival 10/17-19 (feat. Tedeschi Trucks Band, Les Claypool, Railroad Earth) Stage Schedule Released

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YONDER MOUNTAIN STRING BAND's Harvest Music Festival When: October 17-19, 2013 Where: Mulberry Mountain, Ozark AR How Much: 3 Day Pass $145. Day Passes Also Available Here We are just weeks away from the 8th Annual Yonder Mountain String Band Harvest Music Festival taking place at the most beautiful festival site I have ever stepped foot on, Mulberry Mountain. While Mulberry Mountain has now become the home to three total major music festivals, Harvest Festival still stands out as "THE" festival for many folks. Harvest keeps the ... Read More

INTERVIEW: 15 MINUTES IN TRAFFIC WITH JEFF AUSTIN

Categories: News, Tour Dates

15 MINUTES IN TRAFFIC WITH JEFF AUSTIN (of Yonder Mountain String Band)  Interview by Bradley Darby @DarbySTL / DarbySTL on Facebook  Jeff Austin, who you may know as the mandolin man and one fourth of the jamgrass powerhouse that is the Yonder Mountain String Band, recently took some downtime with Yonder to hit the road with a few close friends. Austin’s current project, Jeff Austin and The Here & Now, consists of banjo picker extraordinaire Danny Barnes, as well as the husband and wife / ... Read More

HELP WANTED: Dirtfoot Takes to Kickstarter to Fund New Album

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Shreveport, Louisiana gypsy, punk, country, grumble, boogie band Dirtfoot are taking to the fans to help fund their newest album, literally being recorded as this is being typed at Blade Studios in Shreveport and being produced by Brady Blade. Dirtfoot is currently in an incredibly exciting evolution stage... it actually began when Nathan Woods joined in 2011 and added electric bass to the mix. Then last Summer longtime drummer Lane Bayliss retired and they picked up a rock drummer by the name of ... Read More

Wakarusa 2012 Photo Gallery and Recap

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Words/Pictures/Video by Bradley Darby   Wakarusa was back in full force for the 9th straight year bringing music and nature together in Northwest Arkansas. This was their 4th straight year at Mulberry Mountain and for the 4th straight year the crowd seemed to get even bigger... the camping has been expanded to include three different offsite auxiliary campgrounds due to demand. I made the trek down to the Wakarusa Festival for the 5th straight year and made it my mission to see some new ... Read More

WAKARUSA 2012 5/31-6/3 Full Stage Schedule & Final Price Increase!

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WAKARUSA 2012 May 31 - June 3, 2012 Mulberry Mountain - Ozark, AR (About 1 Hr from Fayetteville and Fort Smith) Updated: 1/19/12 with complete lineup Updated: 4/26/12 with link to full stage schedule Updated: 5/9/12 Final Price Increase Information Added Wakarusa 2012 is only a few weeks away and Full Event Passes are moving quickly!  Get your Full Event Passes today before the final price increase to Gate Price occurs on Saturday, May 19th at 11:59PM!  Save yourself some $$ to buy that extra Boulavard beverage or two...  ... Read More

3/3/12 Dirtfoot Brings Some Gypsy Punk Country Grumble Boogie to STL

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Words/Videos/Pictures by Bradley Darby If you are a regular Concert Confessions reader, you probably already know about the only front porch, whiskey swillin, foot stomping, gypsy, punk, country, grumble, boogie band in the land... Dirtfoot. You may even remember that back in the Summer of 2011, it was Dirtfoot that brought 3 Concert Confessions contributors together for the first time. If you haven't yet heard the tale of Dirtfoot, well than you my friend are in for a treat. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFPVIzgh6BU&feature=related After postponing a few shows ... Read More

June 28-29 Bloom Heavy River Romp in SE Missouri – Feat. YMSB, Del McCoury Band, Split Lip Rayfield, Cornmeal, Dirtfoot and many more!

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BLOOM HEAVY RIVER ROMP 2012 Presented by SCHLAFLY BREWING The good folks at Bloom Heavy have been helping bring good music to the SEMO area for the last few years, and this summer they have stepped their game up a notch with the Bloom Heavy River Romp. Taking place just a short drive South of St. Louis in Grassy, Missouri,  this years lineup is absolutely stacked and features Nederland, Colorados native sons, Yonder Mountain String Band, as well as bluegrass pioneer Del McCoury ... Read More

PREVIEW: Yonder Mountain String Bands Harvest Festival – Oct 13-16

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Yonder Mountain String Band Get By With A Little Help From Their Friends at the Harvest Music Festival Words and pictures by Bradley Darby [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Jeff Austin - Yonder Mountain String Band"][/caption] In a world flooded by music festivals priding themselves on having a diverse lineup that will attract fans of all genres, Yonder Mountain String Bands Harvest Music Festival stands apart. Entering its second year with the Yonder Mountain taking over the main billing, the Harvest Festival features some of the ... Read More

“I’ll Do It Tomorrow” – A Procrastinators Review of Wakarusa 2011

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Words & Pictures by Brad Darby For the fourth consecutive year I made the trek to the Wakarusa Music and Camping Festival to enjoy four days of music and camping in a setting that they call “Where Music Meets Mother Nature.” With acts ranging from My Morning Jacket and Ben Harper to the Budos Band and Dark Star Orchestra to STS9 and Bassnectar, a total of over 100 bands spread out across six stages, with on-site camping, showers, and even a grocery store ... Read More

Dirtfoot / Treehouse Castin’ Plans and Shakin’ Cans (6/24/2011)

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Words by jenkins Photos by BeeZnutZ Video by jenkins/BeeZnutZ (as noted) Two things happened on June 24th, 2011:  Not only did Dirtfoot and Treehouse perform to a relatively small (but energized!) crowd at 2720 Cherokee, but I also had the pleasure of meeting the other St Louis members of the Concert Confessions family (Bradley Darby and BeeZnutZ). All three of us at one place nearly rendered a tear in the fabric of space/time itself. Not only was this my first Dirtfoot experience, but this was also ... Read More

Dirtfoot asking for fans help with Live and In Prison CD/DVD

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Written by Bradley Darby The only front porch, whiskey swillin’, foot stompin’, bean can shakin’, gypsy, punk, country, grumble, boogie band in the land Dirtfoot, who have received previous attention on Concert Confessions and will be supporting Primus for five shows in May, are asking for their fans help to fund their newest creation, Dirtfoot: Live and In Prison recorded live and in front of actual prisoners at the Wade Correctional Center in their home state of Louisiana. The band had to undergo ... Read More

Dirtfoot – A Dose of Gypsy, Punk, Country, Grumble, Boogie at 2720 Cherokee

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Words and pictures by Brad Darby Video Courtesy BeezNuts Only one band can be described as Front Porch, Whiskey Swillin, Foot Stomping, Gypsy, Punk, Country, Grumble, Boogie.....and that band is none other than Dirtfoot. The Shreveport, LA group came through town and played with St. Louis’ own Clusterpluck at 2720 Cherokee, an up and coming music spot that is also an art gallery, located in the art and shopping district of the Cherokee neighborhood. The first band of the night was a new bluegrass outfit ... Read More

Initial Artist Lineup For 2011 Wakarusa Music Festival Announced

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Initial Artist Lineup For 2011 Wakarusa Music Festival Announced Over three days in early June, the 8th annual Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival will once again take over Mulberry Mountain.  Located just outside of Fayetteville, Arkansas the festival will once again feature a top notch lineup of artists from both the electronica and jam bands scene.  In addition to some great music, the festival will feature disc golf, yoga, hiking and swimming in the Mulberry River.  Our very own Brad (aka SaucerfulofSecrets) will ... Read More

SaucerfulofSecrets Top 11 Shows of 2010

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Photos and words by: Bradley Darby Anymore it seems though every average Joe has to come up with their Best Of... list for the end of the year. Well, I’m no exception! This list started at 21 shows and I was able to knock it down to 10. I then decided I couldn’t make this list without including Split Lip Rayfield. So 11 it is! 2010 was a great year for me in terms of live shows. It all started off in February where ... Read More