Gleason Fest 2014: Way More than Music…

"Awesome Ain't Easy!" - Steve Gleason If you haven't heard of Gleason Fest yet, take notice. The backstory, the inspiration, the cause, the music, and the love... it's not to be taken lightly, and it's definitely not to be missed. In 2011, at the age of 33, Steve Gleason, Spokane native and former … [Read more...]

Elkfest 2014: 10 Years in the Bag

FOLKINCEPTION Elkfest 2014 kicked off with such a bang that the generator literally blew.  Seriously... the generator blew, and FOLKINCEPTION did the first part of their set on the patio of The Elk while they replaced it.  It turned out to be a really great, intimate set that captured the playful … [Read more...]

Video Roundup: Hoof it to Spokane for Elkfest 2014

As you may remember from last year, Elkfest and Gleason Fest are two hometown music festivals that I can't help but feel "school spirit" for.  With an old high school buddy, John Blakesley of Northwest Music Group, booking the bands and taking on the festivals with such enthusiasm. It's hard not to … [Read more...]

Boise, Warm Up Already! Treefort A Go Go

For this first episode of "Treefort of our Lives" you'll get a recap of my ridiculous adventures of Thursday's shows and some photo-y goodness at the end. From the moment I stepped foot in Boise for this year's Treefort Music Festival, it felt a little like another planet. I'd never taken a … [Read more...]

Treefort Festival, Here I Come

I'm talking to you from a coffee shop in Boise, ID. I'm taking it easy and writing down a few thoughts before I throw myself into the madness that every music festival I've been a part of has at its core. Boise is place I had only briefly driven through and never actually visited until today. I … [Read more...]