Pickathon Festival 2010 : Pre-Festival Coverage

A festival that manages to bring in quality folk, bluegrass, alt-country, and indie rock bands without feeling blown-out, over-run, and over-saturated.

dr. dog

Dr. Dog seem to be constantly, eternally on tour, and their spirited jams are easy pop jams to enjoy when basking in the sunshine. -VH
MOUNTAIN VIEW STAGE ON AUG. 6 @ 8:45PM
GALAXY BARN ON AUG. 7 @ 1:00AM

megafaun

“…peppered with random noise and nature sounds, but it works out perfectly for the folk-fusion mood they are setting.” -JN
MOUNTAIN VIEW STAGE ON AUG. 6 @ 5:15PM
WOODS STAGE ON AUG. 7 @ 4:30PM
GALAXY BARN ON AUG. 6 @ 10:00PM

breathe owl breathe

Hailing from Michigan, this 3 piece is chock-full of emotion. Their eclectic and dreamy sounds mixed with Micah Middaugh’s lyrics of honesty make this band uniquely original. -RP
FIR MEADOWS STAGE ON AUG. 6 @ 8:00PM
WOODS STAGE ON AUG. 8 @ 12:00PM

langhorne slim

Amidst this singer-songwriters’ robust, genuine sound and classic, bluesy voice are lyrics that hold this unsettled sadness, yet conjure this element of optimism. -RP
GALAXY BARN ON AUG. 6 @ 1:00AM
WOODS STAGE ON AUG. 7 @ 4:30PM
MOUNTAIN VIEW STAGE ON AUG. 8 @ 6:45PM

the cave singers

Seattle’s own Cave Singers definitely stand out amongst the crowd. Including members of Hint, Hint and the beloved (but disbanded) Pretty Girls Make Graves, you can count on the talent behind the sound. -RP
WOODS STAGE ON AUG. 6 @ 7:30PM
GALAXY BARN ON AUG. 7 @ 11:30PM
MOUNTAIN VIEW STAGE ON AUG. 8 @ 1:30PM

michael hurley

Singer-songwiter Michael Hurley might be almost 70, but that hasn’t stopped him musically. He’s still churning out albums and being as impish as ever. -VH
WOODS STAGE ON AUG. 6 @ 4:30PM
GALAXY BARN ON AUG. 8 @ 11:30AM
WORKSHOP BARN ON AUG. 8 @ 5:00PM

cotton jones

Imagine sitting on a back porch and sipping sweet tea, with nothing but you and the sounds of Cotton Jones in the warm summer air. Start out by listening to “Gone The Bells”, and you’ll be hooked. -RP
WOODS STAGE ON AUG. 6 @ 4:30PM
GALAXY BARN ON AUG. 8 @ 11:30AM
WORKSHOP BARN ON AUG. 8 @ 5:00PM

punch brothers

Herein lies some major mastery of banjo, fiddle, and classic bluegrass and folk instrumentation. These five dudes will blow you away. -VH
WOODS STAGE ON AUG. 6 @ 6:00PM
MOUNTAIN VIEW STAGE ON AUG. 7 @ 7:45PM

heartless bastards

Powerhouse vocals, gritty guitars, subtle twangs. This Cincinnati Rock band is destined to become a household name. -RP
MOUNTAIN VIEW STAGE ON AUG. 7 @ 9:45PM
GALAXY BARN ON AUG. 8 @ 1:00AM

elliott brood

With their dark twang, yet feel good vibes, this Canadian band is perfect for a cross-country road trip. The suitcase playing trio give a high energy, fun-filled performance not to be missed. -RP
FIR MEADOWS STAGE ON AUG. 7 @ 12:00PM
GALAXY BARN ON AUG. 8 @ 10:00PM
WORKSHOP BARN ON AUG. 8 @ 11:00AM

typhoon

Typhoon is quite the amalgam of Portland musicians averaging “21.8” years old (this probably changes all the time), gone instrument-crazy. -VH
GALAXY BARN ON AUG. 7 @ 5:30PM
MOUNTAIN VIEW STAGE ON AUG. 8 @ 11:45AM

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits.

Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!

Vivian Hua
vivian.redefine@gmail.com

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits. Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!

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