Monday, May 17, 2010

PHJB in American Songwriter's Hangout Festival Review

Saturday At The Hangout Festival: Preservation Hall, The Whigs, The Roots, Erin Brockovich

By Caine O'Rear on May 16th, 2010

As patrons awoke to sunburns and hangovers Saturday, the news broke that Jakob Dylan and Jerry Jeff Walker had cancelled their scheduled appearances due to travel problems in Texas. It was the first hiccup—oil spill aside—the festival had experienced up to that point.

But the cancellation proved serendipitous, with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band filling Dylan’s spot and delivering one of the best sets of the weekend. The high-water mark of the set was the band’s rendition of “St. James Infirmary,” which featured guest appearances from the leggy Grace Potter and Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Grace Potter and Warren Haynes from Caine O'Rear on Vimeo.

After the show seemingly ended, the band left the stage and then came back out in the crowd for a jam session (see video).

Preservation Hall Jazz Band at Hangout Festival from Caine O'Rear on Vimeo.


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