Monday, June 29, 2009

Country Fever summary and slide show.

Country Fever in Pryor Oklahoma was an amazing and overwhelming event for me, although it may not have been a great success for the owners and promoters of the venue, i don't know of any final numbers at all. For the bands and musicians and everyone around them it was a coming home for some and a reunion for others. The weather was hot but it didn't rain, the people were incredibly friendly and outgoing, they were passionate about the music that permeates life in Oklahoma. The musicians were supportive of each other and watched each others shows when possible and that's what is so great about this genre labeled red dirt music not to mention the integrity each artist brings to their craft. Thirty seven plus bands and musicians in one location in four days time was incredible for me, i got to see and hear some of my hero's and discover a few more. I have been a fan of red dirt music and Texas country for years but this just solidified it even more for me, I become more discouraged with Nashville's idea of country music everyday, Nashville has an inferior product right now, people who are willing to take the time to search out good music know this and more are learning about this genre and the Americana movement all the time. i want to thank the organizers of Country Fever for taking such a big risk to promote this great music and i need to thank Lindsay at Event Marketing Group and John Cooper of the Red Dirt Rangers as well as Jessie Scott and for helping me and my friend Rob Watson over the past few months in arranging for us to do this. John has already mentioned having us back next year, we don't know if they can pull of what they did this year and i don't know how they can top such an amazing line up but i hope it happens. I am working on putting together a site with a slideshow for all the hundreds of photos i did not use yet. If you love this music like i do, send me a friend request on Facebook, i have a link to mine further down the right side of the page, i look forward to meeting anyone that loves this great music. Click on the title to this post to view a slide show of over 300 photos of performances from the main stage at Country fever 2009.

No comments:

Post a Comment