Friday we took time to check out the vendors at Delfest, which have been awesome the two years I’ve went. Pottery, photography, jewelry, and clothing, most of which me and my cousin purchased while we were there. We also took in some of the Bluegrass Band Competition. We really enjoyed the Halftime String Band from Morgantown, WV.
After that we watched The David Mayfield Parade. Boy was that a show. David comes out in the crowd before he even gets on stage, and somehow manages to hoist himself up on the stage, after a few failed attempts. He rocked out with Trapped Under the Ice, which I really enjoyed, then went on to crack up the audience with his antics & jokes. I also really enjoyed the duet with Rebekah Jean, Dim Lights and Thick Smoke. Very awesome performance.
In the evening we caught some of the Del McCoury Band’s set, which is always fun. Del is such a neat and funny guy. I could watch him all day.
We watched Yonder Mountain String Band do their thing from the Grandstand. I’ve seen Yonder several times, and this show seemed similar to their other shows. They always bring energy and good tunes.
After lugging all of our stuff to our campsite and setting up camp, it was about time to checkout some music. We first saw Split Lip Rayfield.
That is a gas tank. It was pretty cool.
Next up was one of my primary motivators for going to Delfest, The Devil Makes Three. They were awesome just as I’d hoped. I’ve listened to these guys for a while so they were on my list of bands to see. The original bass player wasn’t there because of a broken arm I believe. Here are some pics and a video of Aces & Twos.
My boyfriend, my cousin, and I all went to Delfest for the first time in 2010. The Avett Brothers were headlining along with Yonder Mountain String Band and Dave Rawlings Machine. Other highlights were Trampled by Turtles, Keller Williams & Friends, Cornmeal. The vendors at Delfest were awesome… glass jewelry, clothing, artwork… the most stuff I’ve bought from festival vendors. Here’s some pics and vids from Friday’s shows.
West Virginia’s own Hillbilly Gypsies:
The man himself, Del McCoury:
The Avett Brothers:
Avett Bros. Setlist
The Fall January Wedding Head Full of Doubt Denouncing Salina Kickdrum Shame I Killed Sally’s Lover Offering PG Cedar Lane Roll in my Sweet Baby’s Arms Yardsale Paranoia I and Love and You Go to Sleep
Colorshow Ill With Want Traveling Song
E: Where Have All the Average People Gone
And late night with Trampled By Turtles:
Trampled By Turtles Setlist
1. Help You
2. Feet and Bones 3. Empire 4. Truck 5. Stranger 6. Shenendoah 7. It’s a War 8. Nowhere to Hide 9. The Darkness and the Light 10. Nobody Else 11. New Orleans 12. New Son/Burnt Iron 13. Codeine 14. Drinkin in the Morning 15. Wait so Long 16. Arming of Infants