February 18, 2014

who wants to Timber! with me this summer?

The initial lineup for the second Timber! Outdoor Music Festival in Carnation, Washington was announced today (from the folks who bring you the incredible –and now incredibly hard to get tickets for– Doe Bay Fest). I am pleased to be heading to the festival again this summer with a commune of good music-loving friends to listen to songs under trees and float in the river. Last year was tremendous; we even saw a bald eagle. You can’t make that shit up.

Timber! Fest is July 24-26 this year (going home on the morning of the 27th, if you are a camper/yurt-dweller like us) and the initial lineup is ridiculous, with more artist announcements to come:

-Charles Bradley
-Damien Jurado
-J. Mascis (of Dinosaur Jr.)
-Rocky Votolato
-Mikey & Matty
-Cumulus

…and a bunch more bands impeccably curated by the Artist Home folks. One thing I so appreciate about Kevin Sur and his team is that for each one of their festivals I have attended, I show up only knowing maybe 1/3 of the artists playing, but I leave with a whole bunch of new favorites. They’re onto something magical and worth trusting here.

All that for $65?! Yes please. Tickets go on-sale February 25 (next week!) and I hope you will join us.


Many of these artists playing you may know from my blog and others’, but to draw attention to one lesser-known group (outside of the Seattle area/West coast): I’ve been meaning to post this song for months and months. Mikey & Matty Gervais are brothers who played in well-loved Seattle band Curtains For You, and whose album includes guest violin playing by Charity Thielen (of The Head and The Heart).

This recording is just such a joyous explosion, from last year’s Doe Bay Fest. I like how the song just cartwheels off on its own — it sticks in my head for days.

Second Son (live at Doe Bay 2013) – Mikey & Matty, with Passenger String Quartet




There’ll be moments like that x100 at Timber! Fest this summer, I am sure. Get a group together, and get early tickets. It will be one of the best festivals of the season; small, intimate, laid-back, and full of good people and wonderful music in our own little Eden.

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  • Hi Heather – Rocky Votolato is also doing a lounge room tour of the US with dates in Denver on the 23rd and 24th of August. You should host him because he is awesome and you’re good at that kind of thing. I’d come but I live in Australia. Keep up the good and incredibly enthusiastic work.

    Davros — July 1, 2014 @ 9:07 am

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"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
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