I would have loved to have been at MerleFest this year, but couldn't work it into my schedule--or more to the point, my budget. But I was still able to catch all the live action on the Watson and Cabin stages throughout the weekend courtesy of MVYradio, the live music site that has been streaming performances from MerleFest, with permission from the festival, for the last three years.
Monday, April 28, 2008
So I was able to use the handy pocket schedule published by the festival, facgtor in the time difference and tune in as if I had reserved seats for Levon Helm's Ramble on the Road and The Dan Tyminski Band, the Saturday and Sunday night main stage closers.
Many of the sets are archived at the MVYradio site, though not those two. But if you want to hear live sets from last weekend of Sam Bush, Tim O'Brien, Tift Marritt, The Waifs, The Waybacks and many more, they are free for the listening. Please don't copy or distribute the recordings, so this fine service can be continued in future years.
Meanwhile, experience the best of MerleFest as if you had been there.
Posted by Dan Ruby at 3:27 PM