Old Settler’s Music Festival: Friday Preview

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Wakarusa 2009: Friday

There’s a slight baby-shaped pallor hanging over the Friday festivities at Old Settler’s Music Fest. News of the Avett Brothers cancellation will surely be forgotten after a day of enjoying incredible music, company, and weather though. Well, maybe not forgotten, but at least forgiven. I kid, of course, as I’m happy to be a fan of a band that puts family before paydays. The rest of the existing Friday lineup is enough, including sets from Langhorne Slim, Avett-replacements Grupo Fantasma, and the Emmit-Nershi Band.

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Record Store Day in Fayetteville

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Record Store Day is only 3 days away. Sausage already told you a bit of what’s happening around Texas, but Fayetteville also has a lot on the menu.

Fayetteville’s independent record store, Sound Warehouse, has been around since 1984. Located at 17 N. Block Ave., just off the Fayetteville Square, Sound Warehouse is full of awesomeness. I love that you can catch a live show there every first Thursday of the month, and that they often have local artists exhibits. But what I love the most about SW is the fact that you can walk in there any day and expect nothing short of a great conversation. SW staff is made up of music lovers and musicians, and if you’re lucky you might just walk into the middle of a jam session.

For Record Store Day, Sound Warehouse will carry several of the special releases of the day, they’re getting over 60 titles in. You have to get there early to get your copy. Because they’ll open at 10 a.m., but a line is sure to form early that morning. The music will start at 9 a.m. There will be several bands playing throughout the day, including Cadre, The Banks of Trent Creek, and Jr. SOAPbox. There will be “crazy breakfast drinks” and because I really want to know what makes a breakfast drink go crazy, I will be there early.

Sound Warehouse staff is looking forward to several of the day’s special releases. They put together a list of their top ten for BOT. Check it out.

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Old Settler’s Music Festival 2011: Thursday Preview

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Trampled By Turtles

Driftwood, TX. Population 1,585. Home of the world-famous Salt Lick BBQ and the best bluegrass festival this side of Telluride. This sleepy ex-ghosttown in the Hill Country is days away from being transformed into the mecca of both bluegrass and end-of-spring revelry, with 15,000+ fans of the purest form of music on the precipice of great music and good vibes. I’ve heard amazing things about the site, the staff, and the attendees – when added to the fact that it’s the festival’s best-ever lineup, we here at BoT had no choice but to make our inaugural trip to Camp Ben McCulloch for a weekend of camping and bluegrass. Read on for our preview of Thursday, and stay tuned for Friday/Saturday/Sunday previews and a full review of what’s sure to be a peak festival experience.

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Great American Taxi @ George’s Majestic Lounge

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All photos by Stephen Ironside

George’s Majestic Lounge is celebrating its 84th anniversary this year. And the official anniversary bash was the first weekend of April. On Saturday, the big show was 7 Walkers. But we got there in time to catch the last of the Great American Taxi set at the lounge. That was their early set of the night, they played another set at the lounge after 7 Walkers show.

Fayetteville photographer, Stephen Ironside, was BOT’s photographer of the night. Check out his shots after the break. And keep an eye out for the review and photos of the 7 Walkers show, even Vince Herman was excited to catch it.

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The Avett Brothers’ Texas Dates Rescheduled

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Bittersweet news out of North Carolina: baby Avett will soon arrive into the world, but, due to the timing, the band’s Texas dates have been rescheduled. The Houston date, originally slated for Verizon Wireless Theater this Thursday, has been postponed to Friday, May 20. Information on the other postponed dates is below, along with a note from Scott Avett. Nearly half of the BoT staff was planning on attending one or more of the Texas dates, so it goes without saying that we’re slightly bummed. We’re still excited about what Old Settler’s has in store for us this weekend – stay tuned for a full preview and review!

It is with great excitement that we announce the upcoming birth of my second child. This has been such a special time for our family and we are waiting with joyous anticipation for the arrival of our baby.

Unfortunately, we regret that the Avett Brothers must reschedule our upcoming shows in Houston, TX on April 14, Austin, TX on the 15th and Dallas, TX on the 16th, so that I may be by my wife’s side as we welcome our new baby. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you. I also apologize for the late notice, but we waited until the last possible minute to make this decision.

I would like to say a very heart-felt thank you to everyone for your well-wishes and kind words during this time. We will see you all very soon; please see below for rescheduled information.

In truth,
Scott Avett & The Avett Brothers


1. Houston at the Verizon Wireless Theatre has been rescheduled for Friday May 20!

2. Dallas at the Palladium Ballroom has been rescheduled for Saturday Oct. 15, AND, a second night has been added for Friday Oct. 14, with on-sale information coming in about a week!

3. Austin was particularly challenging because it is part of the 4-day Old Settler’s Music Festival. Per festival policy, there are no refunds. HOWEVER, by special arrangement, The Avett Brothers have agreed to return to Austin on Sunday Oct. 16 at a venue to be determined. Festival ticket holders have a choice of attending the Old Settler’s Music Festival as planned, or, holding on to your ticket and redeeming it for admission to the re-scheduled Avett Brothers performance on Oct. 16, BUT NOT BOTH. Only those not attending the festival will be allowed admission to the show on Oct. 16. Exact venue information for the rescheduled show will be announced as soon as possible, some time before the end of April.

Thank you for understanding the difficult nature of this situation.

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