Dylan Fest was beyond awesome! To hear Dylan songs sung and performed by some of my favourite musicians old and new of all time is quite the experience! The house band consisted of Donald Fegan of Steely Dan on keys, Boz Scaggs on guitar, Alex Levy hosting and lead guitar, Austin Scaggs on bass, Matt Romano on drums and a few other incredible musicians! Now this is where is starts to get absurd . . . the musicians that performed . . . wowzers! In no particular order:
Nicole Atkins, Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit, Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross, Cory Chisel, Adriel Harris, Parker of The Whigs, Regina Spektor (special guest), Kristin Wiig (special guest), Jason Sudeikis, Justin Long, Will Forte, Adam Green, Griffin and Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Ryan Miller of Guster and tons more! I was fortunate to have a backstage pass and my favourite part of the festival was the camaraderie between all the performers, it really seemed like everyone was just down to hang out with old friends and meet new friends and I have to confess I felt star struck being in the same vicinity as Kristen Wiig because she pretty much is my hero! All I can say is Petty Fest is next up but not until towards the end of the Summer so make sure that once it is announced BUY YOUR TICKETS and join me in experiencing a ground breaking night of music! Check out my snaps below, I only managed to take 2 videos: Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit performing 'Subterranean Homesick Blues' (I started filming from the audience and then I ducked through backstage and finished filming from the side of the stage) and Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross performing 'Maggie's Farm':
|Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross|
|King of Danny Clinch and the Tangiers Blues Band|
|Justin Long, Jason Sudeikis & Will Forte|
|Matt Romano, Fabrizio Moretti of The Strokes, Jason Sudeikis & Kristin Wiig|
|The Grand Finale with all who performed throughout the night|
|Parker and Tim of The Whigs and Petter of Alberta Cross|
Matt Vasquez of Delta Spirit 'Subterranean Homesick Blues'
Petter Ericson Stakee of Alberta Cross 'Maggie's Farm'