Greyfox Bluegrass Festival
July 15, 2004
The Waybacks are great young(ish) bluegrass band from San Francisco. They are a "newgrass-y" outfit. A quote from a critic posted on their website calls it "acoustic mayhem." They are a lot of fun and excellent musicians. For you Dead fans, check out their version of Cumberland Blues (sampled below).
"These guys can play like bandits." - BILLBOARD
There are 10 tracks here, all fit on a single CD. Sorry, I do not have the titles. Also, their line-up has changed since '04 and I cannot locate my CD with their 2004 line-up. Can someone help?
This is the sixth of eight shows I have to share with y'all that Me and my buddy taped at the Greyfox Bluegrass Festival in 2004 and 2006 (ok, he taped, I carried the beer and packed the pipe). (sorry, one was cancelled because I found it on Internet Archive) We taped acts from Earl Scruggs to Steve Earle (heh, heh, pretty good one, no?). And many more. The setup at the festival was sitting up on a hill, looking down onto the stage. Both years we were next to the soundboard, so about even with the speakers, 2/3 of the way up the hill. Given the stillness of the warm summer nights (except when it rained, or the day sets), and their exceptional sound crew, the sound is amazing, I can safely brag they are near soundboard quality. (Also my buddy's nice DAT deck and his very good mikes helped a bit) (sorry, don't know what they are). I will offer samples for you all to hear for yourselves.
I hope you all enjoy these. They were taped with love and beer and... Listen, enjoy, disseminate. MP3s? Not a problem.