"I hope he can still sing as good," Irwin said while waiting for the 70-year-old rock icon to take the Bud Light/Von's United Beverage stage Saturday.
"It doesn't matter, I know all the words," she added.
Well, not quite all the words, Irwin admitted later after Scaggs opened with a set of numbers from his current album, "
Then Scaggs eased into
After one more song, band members stepped back and plastic tarps covered valuable equipment. An announcement said the show would resume if the weather let up.
Indeed, within about 30 minutes, the show resumed with Scaggs' trademark "Lito Shuffle" – from "Silk Degrees."
"A very large proportion of the crowd stayed with us," sponsoring
"We are grateful to all of them for their patience."
Although Scaggs was the headliner, a better illustration of the
The Panhandlers' laid-back, over-35 audience spread out through the Atlantic Broadband venue enjoying the familiar bluegrass and folk numbers from the stage.
Around the corner, the Nahko "tribe" of young, neo-hippies crushed the fence separating them from the
The contrast was unmistakable, but also what the Johns-town event is all about, festival chairman
"We have great headliners, but we bring in great underbilling, too," Wagner said. "It's organic. People move and get caught up into it."
The irony of Nahko and Medicine for the People's appearance on the
"You have to pick your battles, and we all believe that clean water is the most important thing for humankind right now," Makai said, adding he believes fracking for
"Playing on this stage was very hard for us," Makai told a fan after the show. "We are totally against this (fracking)."
Nahko describes itself as a musical collective with a mission of motivating its "tribe" to take action and spread awareness of needed change.
Pressed to describe the band's musical genre, Makai said, "It's medicine through music."
"Every morning I sing it to my son," Williams told Makai. "I had to come and get some medicine. Every time I have a dark day I listen to the medicine."
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