Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Strawberry analysis (tipsheet)

Don't miss: Tim O'Brien, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Iris DeMent, Dave Alvin, J.D. Crowe, Crooked Still, Infamous Stringdusters
Fresh debuts: Infamous Stringdusters, Three-Ring Circle, David Jacobs-Strain, Honkytonk Homeslice
Back by popular demand: Crooked Still, Eddie From Ohio
Belated welcome: J.D. Crowe, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Bill Evans
Surprise candidates: Santa Cruz River Band, Rita Hosking, Kusun Ensemble, Gandalf Murphy
Personalities: Utah Phillips, Iris Dement, Dave Alvin, Tim O'Brien, Joziah Longo (Gandalf Murphy), Michael Clem (Eddie From Ohio)
Hot picking: Three-Ring Circle, Infamous Stringdusters, Bill Evans String Summit, J.D. Crowe & New South, Crooked Still
Vocal standouts: Aiofe O'Donovan (Crooked Still), Julie Murphy (Eddie From Ohio), Iris Dement, Tim O'Brien
Group vocals: Eddie From Ohio, Santa Cruz River Band, Sweet Honey in the Rock
Traditions: Tim O'Brien, Crooked Still, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Kusun Ensemble, Santa Cruz River Band
Original songs: Tim O'Brien, Dave Alvin, Iris Dement, Eddie From Ohio, David Jacobs-Strain, Gandalf Murphy
Dance bands: Paul Cebar, Michael Franti, Kusun Ensemble
Jam influence: Spearhead, Honkytonk Homeslice. Infamous Stringdusters
Old friends: Tim O'Brien, Utah Phillips, Dave Alvin, Iris Dement
Hometown favorite: Bill Evans String Summit, Harmony Grits, Coyote HIll
All in the family: Honkytonk Homeslice, Gandalf Murphy, Bill Evans String Summit

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