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.
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.
Here is a video I shot for ‘Love, Texas & Me’ by the Patton Sparks Band during the festival:
I took over 3400 photos, plenty of video and had one killer time. Here are some of my favorites shots from Steamboat MusicFest.
All photography by Daran Herrman of ColoredLion.com –
Wade Bowen with a ColoredLion.com YOUGOTSHOT koozie
Wade Bowen LIVE!
Cory Morrow, just before jumping into the crowd (KG on harmonica)
Cody Canada and the Departed
Evan Felker, Lead Singer of the Turnpike Troubadours with a ColoredLion.com YOUGOTSHOT koozie
Evan Felker of the Turnpike Troubadours
Jason Boland & his girl (love his shirt!)
Willy Braun of Reckless Kelly
Lead Guitar of Micky and the Motorcars
Willy Braun, Wade Bowen, Amy Rankin, Bri Bagwell
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…