What started out being a very trying day due to the excessive heat, turned out rather well with some fine musical performances as the sun went down. An early afternoon storm threat also fortunately managed to miss us.
Here’s my Day Two musical run down:
A shady spot on a hill aside the WFPK Stage is where I started the day with The Wind and the Wave. This trio from Austin is the latest to enter the ever-growing field of rootsy bands with names like theirs. Their set-closing cover of R. Kelly’s “Ignition” sure was a hoot.
The first of today’s new twangy country singer-songwriting sensations from Nashville was Chris Stapleton. I could only imagine how hot he was under all that hair, beard and dark clothes. That’s his wife on backing vocals.
Finally, Louisville’s superstars My Morning Jacket closed things down with an amazing two and a half hour set. It looked like not a single person had left, and whoever was mixing sound deserves some kind of special award.