Posts Tagged ‘festival’

T-Model Ford

T-Model Ford

My boys call each other Chicken Head sometimes when they’re arguing. I don’t really know if it’s an insult or not, so I let it slide. It could be worse. Their choice of words always reminds me of seeing blues man T-Model Ford work the crowd into a trance as he howled an extended version […]


Post Pickathon Post 2012

Post Pickathon Post 2012

The Barr Brothers on the Starlight Stage Here we are again. It’s been more than a week since Pickathon and I haven’t quite figured out what to say about the whole thing. It happens to me every year. But time passes and moments emerge. I was at some dear friends’ wedding the other night at […]


Pickathon 2012 – Now it begins

Pickathon 2012 - Now it begins

I’ve been watching and photographing the build up to Pickathon for the past two weeks, but it really only hit me last night that it’s about to happen. This amazing collaboration of talent will explode into action tomorrow. And though I’ve been saying “I can’t wait” for months, it’s only now that I really mean […]


Pickathon: Influence and Inspiration

Pokey LaFarge on the Mountain View Stage A couple of nights ago, the boys and I were listening to a live John Hartford album before dinner. “Papa, do you think these guys will ever come to Pickathon?” Leo, 6, asked. “No, that’s not possible,” I said, hoping the conversation would shift. “Why not?” said Jack, […]


Pickathon: It’s On!

Multiple times this week, I set out to put up a post about some of the awesome assignments and projects I’ve been working on. It’s been a great summer. But this is the peak right here…today Pickathon starts and I guess I can’t really think about anything else. Pickathonography is here, and people are saying […]


Pickathon Book To Arrive Soon

We were out camping over the weekend and I asked my friend for a section of her New York Times she’d been reading in her tent so I could light the fire. She smiled and said that she’d been reading it on her Kindle. We’re living in a time when bookstores are being shuttered by […]


Pickathon book on Kickstarter

Pickathonography Volume One click on the image to go to the Kickstarter page This is five years in the making and forty-five days in the search for funding. My friend Patrick Barber and I are weaving together a bunch of images, stories from music writers and essays from past Pickathon musicians and making a book. […]


Post Pickathon 2010

Langhorne Slim at Alberta Street Pub on Tuesday night Every year, something unplanned seems to happen a few days after Pickathon that brings a few folks back together to share a hug, a beer and some stories. Last night, Langhorne Slim and Woody Pines showed up at Alberta Street Pub and cranked out some tunes […]


Picturing Pickathon

This was a collaborative effort. Thanks to photographer friends Ian Malkasian, Torsten Kjellstrand and Bruce Ely for helping me with the pictures this year. This little slideshow is just a sampling of what we came up with over the weekend. More will slip out throughout the year in the Pickathon newsletter, news stories and hopefully […]


Post Pickathon Post

© Tim LaBarge 2008 I’m not sure I can say there was one moment or one set of music that made Pickathon memorable this year. It’s more about the many moments, the many slices of time that seem to make the whole weekend melt into a fog of pleasure. It rained off and on Friday […]


Letter to home

© Tim LaBarge 2008 The music festival Pickathon is just a few days away. It’s an amazing collection of good musicians, good people in a tranquil setting. It’s one of the highlights of the year for me. It’s one of those draining weekends where there’s so much happening, you almost need counseling to recover and […]


Summer

© Tim LaBarge 2008 The past couple of days have been a pleasant blur of activity. Little Jack turned one. We celebrated that little milestone twice in the past couple days – and since the doctor gave us a ‘birth month’ instead of a ‘due date,’ we might as well celebrate several more times. © […]


Pickathon

It’s still six months away, but the buzz has already started. The folks at Pickathon are planning another great party with a great line up. Some of these characters you’ll recognize if you’ve attended the past couple of years. Kelly Joe Phelps Langhorne Slim Martha Scanlan Sassparilla all images © Tim LaBarge 2007 And of […]


Living Legend

A gentle wisp of a vocal was coming from Del McCoury as he played a little warm-up tune just behind the stage at the RiverCity Bluegrass Festival this past Saturday. Moments later, he led his band on stage and played an amazing set of music… © Tim LaBarge 2008