Steamboat MusicFest 2013 #mf13


What a trip! The Steamboat MusicFest- six days, 40 bands, a world-class ski resort, a really big tent, and more than 50 shows… simply put, MusicFest is a crazy time with plenty of live music, skiing, and very, very late nights. I had the pleasure of seeing a ton of shows and hanging with some amazing musicians including Randy Rogers, Corrow Morrow, Wade Bowen, Cody Canada, Willy Braun of Reckless Kelly, Stoney LaRue, Kevin Fowler, Bri Bagwell, Rankin Twins, Patton Sparks Band, Roger Creager, Jason Boland, Hayes Carll, Jack Ingram, Evan Felker of the Turnpike Troubadours and more.

It’s two days later and my legs are toasted from the slopes and my head still hurts from, well, both the skiing and the beverages. Steamboat is such an excellent town and is a perfect little spot to host such an event. There is a free bus system that everyone uses to get around and runs till 3am. I never knew the value of such public transportation. No worrying about getting cabs, no body makes bad driving decisions and everyone is funneled in the same location… exactly where everything is happening. What is also amazing about the MusicFest is that it is the perfect excuse for all your friends to go skiing at the same time.

I took over 3400 photos, plenty of video and had one killer time. I will be posting many more photos but here is a sneak peak at the Steamboat MusicFest 2013.

Wade Bowen with a YOUGOTSHOT koozie

Wade Bowen LIVE!

Cory Morrow, just before jumping into the crowd (KG on harmonica)

Cody Canada and the Departed

Kevin Fowler

Evan Felker, Lead Singer of the Turnpike Troubadours with a YOUGOTSHOT koozie

Evan Felker of the Turnpike Troubadours

Jason Boland & his girl (love his shirt!)

Stay calm

Willy Braun of Reckless Kelly

Lead Guitar of Micky and the Motorcars

Randy Rogers

Willy Braun, Wade Bowen, Amy Rankin, Bri Bagwell

The crew

Cody Canada and Wade Bowen having a good time

Anne Hudson and I

‘W’ ‘B’ stand for Wade Bowen or Willy Braun?

Oh yeah… there is a mountain here as well…

I had to shoot some video while here too:

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