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Two Man Gentleman Band
The first act of the weekend Hype caught was the musical stylings of the Two Man Gentleman Band. Their suave looks mixed with undeniable fashion sense blend well with the sarcastic nature of their hilarious songs.
Recommended Listening: “Me. I get high on Reefer” and “Choclate Milk”
Around the fest
One of the best traditions of the Spirit of Suwannee Music Park is that of bringing your hammock to amphitheatre and leaving it there for the whole weekend. People who attend festivals at the SOSMP also bring their camps chairs to the amphitheatre. The parks rule is if you leave it there, anyone is free to sit or lay in your hammock or chair.
Grandpas Cough Medicine
Darol Anger, Joe Craven, Jam Sesh
As I was walking back up to the campsite I decided I would walk back through the amphitheater. To my surprise and sheer luck Darol Anger and Joe Craven were leading a small acoustic jam outside the beer tent.
Definetly one of the best hidden gems to be found at Springfest this year was Larkin Poe. No strangers to the festival circuit, Rebecca and Megan Lovell have a long list of festivals ahead of them this summer.With the release of thier latest E.P., Larkin Poe has developed a sound comparable to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals.
Donna The Buffalo
No strangers to the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, Donna The Buffalo’s Jeb Puryear and Tara Nevins met up with Hype-mag to discuss Occupy Wall Street, Their Suwannee sweet 16 and their latest record.
The Stringdusters threw down by far the best sing-along of the weekend with their hit “Get It While You Can” The Dusters High-Energy jammed out Bluegrass sets are driven by the bands constant interaction on stage and with the crowd.
By Phil Sunkel: Psunkel@hype-mag.com
Michael Parker: Mparker@hype-mag.com