Red Wing Roots IV

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Front CountrybsomeIMG_7808bsomeIMG_7812bsomeIMG_7833bsomeIMG_7841bsomeIMG_7909

Sierra HullbsomeIMG_7888bsomeIMG_7898bsomeIMG_7908bsomeIMG_7889bsomeIMG_7915bsomeIMG_7918bsomeIMG_7922bsomeIMG_8182Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens
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Bumper JacksonsbsomeIMG_8062bsomeIMG_8066bsomeIMG_8071bsomeIMG_8169bsomeIMG_8186

Hiss Golden MessengerbsomeIMG_8187bsomeIMG_8207bsomeIMG_8198bsomeIMG_8217bsomeIMG_8219bsomeIMG_8225bsomeIMG_8227 bsomeIMG_8236bsomeimg_9678bsomeimg_9679 bsomeIMG_8234 bsomeIMG_8231 bsomeIMG_8237bsomeIMG_8245

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Steep Canyon RangersbsomeIMG_8350bsomeIMG_8323bsomeIMG_8359bsomeIMG_8364bsomeIMG_8377bsomeIMG_8381bsomeIMG_8385bsomeIMG_8388bsomeIMG_8400bsomeIMG_8394

Jarekus SingletonbsomeIMG_8421bsomeIMG_8437bsomeIMG_8463bsomeIMG_8495bsomeIMG_8529bsomeIMG_8535bsomeIMG_8548bsomeIMG_8515bsomeIMG_8521bsomeIMG_8478

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Day 2

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Dom Flemons Trio
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The Judy ChopsbsomeIMG_8819 bsomeIMG_8823 bsomeIMG_8824bsomeIMG_8828bsomeIMG_8847bsomeIMG_8848bsomeIMG_8854bsomeIMG_8869bsomeIMG_8870bsomeIMG_8873bsomeIMG_8881bsomeIMG_8885bsomeIMG_8882bsomeIMG_8892

Chris SmitherbsomeIMG_8891bsomeIMG_8899bsomeIMG_8900bsomeIMG_8896bsomeIMG_8902bsomeimg_8947bsomeimg_8950bsomeimg_8954bsomeimg_8958bsomeimg_8959bsomeimg_9012bsomeimg_8969bsomeimg_9687bsomeimg_9016bsomeimg_9017bsomeimg_8922bsomeimg_9685bsomeimg_8910bsomeimg_8907bsomeimg_8917bsomeimg_8934bsomeimg_8941bsomeimg_8944bsomeimg_9007bsomeimg_8973

Walking Roots Bandbsomeimg_8977bsomeimg_8982bsomeimg_8985bsomeimg_8986bsomeimg_8995bsomeimg_8968bsomeimg_9197bsomeimg_9026bsomeimg_9214bsomeimg_9208bsomeimg_9033bsomeimg_9052bsomeimg_9064bsomeimg_9062bsomeimg_9044bsomeimg_9046

Drew Holcomb
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The Steel Wheelsbsomeimg_9227bsomeimg_9229bsomeimg_9239bsomeimg_9246bsomeimg_9248bsomeimg_9250bsomeimg_9233bsomeimg_9334bsomeimg_9272bwbsomeimg_9276bsomeimg_9304bsomeimg_9296bsomeimg_9344bsomeimg_9387bsomeimg_9394bsomeimg_9445bsomeimg_9442bsomeimg_9409bsomeimg_9418bsomeimg_9420bsomeimg_9402bsomeimg_9427bsomeimg_9457

JP Harrisbsomeimg_9467bsomeimg_9503bsomeimg_9643bsomeimg_9475bsomeimg_9478bsomeimg_9487bsomeimg_9488bsomeimg_9519bsomeimg_9490bsomeimg_9486bsomeimg_9634bsomeimg_9639

The Lone Bellowbsomeimg_9534bsomeimg_9525bsomeimg_9556bsomeimg_9565bsomeimg_9568bsomeimg_9574bsomeimg_9578bsomeimg_9577bsomeimg_9617bsomeimg_9554

Day 3

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The Hot Seatsbsomeimg_9660

Sarah Lynna & The Misfit Toysbsomeimg_9669 bsomeimg_0011bsomeimg_0038bsomeimg_9682bsomeimg_9686bsomeimg_9688bsomeimg_9692bsomeimg_9726bsomeimg_9719bsomeimg_9733bsomeimg_9728bsomeimg_0268bsomeimg_0165bsomeimg_0176bsomeimg_9696bsomeimg_9697

Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Linebsomeimg_9701bsomeimg_9986bsomeimg_9996bsomeimg_9971bsomeimg_9704 bsomeimg_0013 bsomeimg_0021 bsomeimg_0030 bsomeimg_0009bsomeimg_9738 bsomeimg_0031bsomeimg_9720bsomeimg_0042bsomeimg_0062bsomeimg_9743bsomeimg_9750bsomeimg_9749bsomeimg_0047bsomeimg_9792bsomeimg_9821bsomeimg_0163bsomeimg_0040bsomeimg_9783bsomeimg_9761bsomeimg_9764bsomeimg_9770bsomeimg_9777bsomeimg_9786bsomeimg_9808bsomeimg_9791bsomeimg_9815bsomeimg_9834

Shenandoah Alleybsomeimg_9859bsomeimg_9890bsomeimg_9874bsomeimg_9895bsomeimg_9897bsomeimg_9898bsomeimg_9910bsomeimg_9932bsomeimg_9921bsomeimg_9944bsomeimg_9936bsomeimg_9960bsomeimg_9957bsomeimg_9963bsomeimg_9965bsomeimg_0005bsomeimg_0067

Aoife O’Donovanbsomeimg_0074bsomeimg_0081

Dustbowl Revivalbsomeimg_0142bsomeimg_0144bsomeimg_0149bsomeimg_9970bsomeimg_0107bsomeimg_0106bsomeimg_0151bsomeimg_0155

Shovels & Ropebsomeimg_0203bsomeimg_0200bsomeimg_0198bsomeimg_0233bsomeimg_0236bsomeimg_0218bsomeimg_0222bsomeimg_0245bsomeimg_0264bsomeimg_0254bsomeimg_0259bsomeimg_0068

Red Wing V dates have been announced! Mark your calendars for July 14-16, 2017!

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Red Wing Roots III

It’s the third year in and I’m not tired of it yet. Not one bit. I love the drive to Mt. Solon. I love the growing sound of banjos and harmonicas as I walk closer to the Chimneys. I love seeing all the familiar faces of Harrisonburg. I love meeting new faces. I love overhearing people gush about how beautiful this festival is. I love the running, smiling, happy children. I love being blown away by performers I never even knew existed. I love my dirty feet at the end of the day. I love watching the weekend through my viewfinder. I love when a moment is so perfect it pulls me from a conversation because I just can’t not take that photo. I love the blue skies. I love the gray skies. I love the food. Oh God, the food. I love working with photographers who are kind and respectful and fun. I love that next year, Red Wing Roots will return and I can do it all again. Aw sookie!

Below are a few of my favorite shots. You can find more on my Facebook page in the coming days and on Instagram at @bsomephoto.

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Bands pictured in this post in order of appearance: Dr. How and the Reasons to Live, Locust Honey, Bryan Elijah Smith and the Wild Hearts, Mandolin Orange, Jon Russell, Chatham County Line, The Judy Chops, Scott Miller, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, Missy Raines & the New Hip, The Barefoot Movement, Nikki Lane, Sarah Watkins – Sarah Jarosz – Aoife O’Donovan, The Steel Wheels, Possessed by Paul James, Billy Strings & Don Julin, Red Tail Ring, The Shook Twins, Spirit Family Reunion, The Honey Dewdrops with Caleb Stine, The Wood Brothers

Other relative links pictured: Lucas Roasting Company, Larkin Arts, South Fork, South Street Brewing, Eno, Friendly City Hoops

Red Wing Roots II: Day 3

It felt a lot like a Sunday when I parked my car on the third and final day of the second annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival. Time moves differently on Sundays. It ticks away and reminds us to notice the smells and colors and faces and light, to slow ourselves down and enjoy one last little morsel of, in this case, a mid-summer musical dessert. When I shut my car door, there were no echoes on this third day…no soft melodies or harmonicas bouncing off the Chimney’s. There was quiet. A little alarming, I admit, for a music festival…but I proceeded anyway, with curiosity and camera. As I moved towards the back of the seated, silent crowd, I heard Trent Wagler wailing out a line from his gospel set. It was an experience to be there in that moment, watching this community church under overcast skies, surrounded by beauty and bodies who needed this healing sound. People napped and recovered and carried themselves to the stage to wake up. Dang good way to start a day.
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Next up was Willie Watson, who I found to be a pleasant surprise. I love watching passion pour from a face with each lyric…eye wrinkles forming in the delivery of a verse, veins bulging with blood pounding from an aching heart and a shaky esophagus to distract from a tear. I got to see this in Willie’s performance of Rock Salt and Nails, among others. I feel you man. But before I let myself get stuck in my own head, I wandered around to mingle and grab images of smiling faces. It was a good move, the sun joined us and the rest of the day came with a smooth, steady beat as each new band took the stage.
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bsomeIMG_9686bsomeIMG_9699Above: Lucas Roasting Company saved the day for a lot of folks. Below: Year-old swag…we missed you this year Caleb!

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Above: Blackfeather Furniture made taking a break look goooood.bsomeIMG_9632

JP Harris & The Touch ChoicesbsomeIMG_9603bsomeIMG_9626bsomeIMG_9645bsomeIMG_9636bsomeIMG_9602bsomeIMG_9612bsomeIMG_9646bwbsomeIMG_9623bwbsomeIMG_9655bsomeIMG_9613bsomeIMG_9677bsomeIMG_9678bsomeIMG_9671bsomeIMG_9668bwbsomeIMG_9667bwbsomeIMG_9582bwbsomeIMG_9477bwbsomeIMG_9480bwbsomeIMG_9482bwbsomeIMG_9719

Bourbon Barrel CongressbsomeIMG_9727bwbsomeIMG_9730bsomeIMG_9726bsomeIMG_9722cbsomeIMG_9733bsomeIMG_9755bw

Bryan Elijah Smith & the Wild HeartsbsomeIMG_9874bwbsomeIMG_9864bwbsomeIMG_9889bwbsomeIMG_9941bwbsomeIMG_9915bwbsomeIMG_9893bsomeIMG_9894bsomeIMG_9903bsomeIMG_9896bwFCLIMG_9688bsomeIMG_9713bsomeIMG_9716bsomeIMG_9759

The Revelers

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It was time to fill our tanks with some Hanks.bsomeIMG_0030 bsomeIMG_0027 bsomeIMG_0034cbsomeIMG_9578bsomeIMG_0212

Peter Rowan’s Bluegrass Band
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Townes Van Zandt Tribute Set packed the stage with a smorgasbord or festival talent.bsomeIMG_0171 bsomeIMG_0136 bsomeIMG_0116bsomeIMG_0060bw bsomeIMG_0132 bsomeIMG_0135 bsomeIMG_0162 bsomeIMG_0064bsomeIMG_0106bsomeIMG_0065 bsomeIMG_0056

Hayes Carll wrapped up the evening and the festival for the year.bsomeIMG_0291 bsomeIMG_0251