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Final Acoustic All-Stars Festival Day 3 - August 17, 2014

Live acoustic music festival


The third and final day of this three-day Acoustic All-Stars Festival began at 12 noon on Sunday, with Steve Bassett at 12 and Judd Warrick at 1 p.m. This review begins with the third musical offering from Bob Bland, beginning at 2 p.m. after a brief introduction by the event host, Melody Pulsipher, and a few songs. Melody has been co-host of this annual event since the first festival over five years ago.

Final Acoustic All-Stars Festival Day 3 - 1 Melody Pulsipher, host
Martin Willcocks
Jim "Fish" Svendsen and Mountain Country
Martin Willcocks

Melody included a cover of the Johnny Cash "Folsom Prison Blues," then a new song, "Just for a Little While." Her third song was another cover of "Crazy," and she rounded out her set with a final song before introducing Bob Bland.

Bob's solo set began with "Red Bird," "Twenty-One," and a new song, "I Can Go Climbing Again." He followed up with four more songs from his 2013 album "Storm On The Mountain."

He was followed on stage by Chris Orrock and Steve Bassett, with songs including an original, "A Raggedy Hobo," and "One Little Thing", and some covers including a Bob Dylan song and a Rolling Stones song "It'sAll Over Now."

Next, Jim "Fish" Svendsen came on with a four piece band at 4 p.m. and his set included originals "Mountain Country," and several covers including "Harvest," "Hear That Whistle Blow," and "Working Man Blues." It was probably the best attended of the evening. He was followed by Morgan Snow, who performed a set of several solo songs including a Phoebe Snow cover.

Eric Anderton took the stage next, with Janae Mechling, who complemented his voice very well. His set was followed by the final performers, Otter Creek, comprising Peter and Mary Danzig. Peter, on vocals and various stringed instruments - mandolin, guitar, lute, violin, and long-neck banjo, was accompanied by Mary on violin and viola. Their set was a tour de force with "Farewell to Ireland", "In Colorado," and a song using the tune "O, Susannah" among their many songs. The concert and festival ended close to 8 p.m.