Bonnaroo Musings from the Left Coast

Bonnaroo 2011 (Orange County Register, David Hall)

Bonnaroo 2011 (Orange Co Register, David Hall)

Lovely article describes  four days of musical spirit of Bonnaroo from Orange County, California, and why the writer would choose Bonnaroo if allowed only one festival to cover.

G. Love & Special Sauce kicked off the afternoon on the Which Stage with a groovin’ assortment of original tunes and a few choice covers, including a rousing rendition of the Beatles‘ “Why Don’t We Do It in the Road?” Shortly after, Galactic — in its ninth (!) Bonnaroo appearance — kept the funk alive on the What Stage with a slew of songs off its latest release, Ya Ka May, inviting Living Colour vocalist Corey Glover on stage for some guest vocals within the first few minutes.”

“More so than on previous portions this past weekend, Day 4 required some regrettable sacrifices: I skipped the ever-energetic Robyn (who apparently celebrated her birthday with this performance) for Allman; to see Plant, the Strokes and the Superjam (featuring Dr. John and soul-inspired Black Keys guitarist/vocalist Dan Auerbach), I had to skip Beirut and Explosions in the Sky.”

“Besides, no other ending… could have played out more appropriately or satisfyingly than this one. The set was comprised mostly of Dr. John’s old-school New Orleans funk, swing and blues-infused compositions, strengthened tenfold by Auerbach’s slide-guitar improvisations and sultry vocals, plus extra percussion by My Morning Jacket drummer Patrick Hallahan and a surprise appearance by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.



Read the rest of his review:
Robert Plant, the Strokes, Superjam closes out Bonnaroo – Entertainment – The Orange County Register.


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