Video: The crowds get bigger for S.P.I.T.T.L.E. Fest | Music
Music
INDY Week's music blog

Archives | RSS

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Video: The crowds get bigger for S.P.I.T.T.L.E. Fest

Posted by on Wed, Nov 20, 2013 at 3:46 PM

‪On Friday and Saturday, the resurrected S.P.I.T.T.L.E. Fest moved from Deep South the Bar to The Pour House. The fest gathered together many members of the alt-country boomlet from a decade ago for what was, in many ways, a reunion.

There were many highlights, not the least of which included retired pro wrestler Major DeBeers serving as the MC. John Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff continue to be the most consistently excellent honky-tonk band in the state. The Loudermilks brought their driving alt-country from Charlotte. The Friday night all-star jam pushed Keef Debonzo from the shadows to deliver three monster solos as Steve Howell and others looked on. 

Saturday brought Andy Vaughn & Driveline and their cowboy-boot koozies from Richmond. Chip Robinson and the Vibekillers followed with a set of mostly covers, attracting a large crowd. Melissa Swingle, Kenny Roby and Phil Lee rounded out the evening before Hank Sinatra closed down the festival, with what must have been the most raucous and ear-splitting set of S.P.I.T.T.L.E. 2013.

Attendance increased with each day; I hope to see the revived festival continue next year. 

Hank Sinatra and Kenny Roby - "Ghost‬"



The Vibekillers - "Paradise"



John Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff - "The Last Great Guitar Slinger"



Melissa Swingle - "Jesco" and "Terrier"



The Loudermilks - "The Plan" 



Kenny Roby - "Mendocino" and "Adios Mexico"



Phil Lee with Jac Cain - "Night in the Box"



Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Pin It

Related Locations

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Music



Twitter Activity

Most Recent Comments

I'm so happy to see this collaboration, and this affordable way to attend both!

by Ruby Sinreich on Moogfest Announces Joint Pass with Art of Cool for 2017 Festivals (Music)

Though I know it isn't Redhat's fault she was late, I do think they could have handled the situation better. …

by mandeelion on Hopscotch, Night Two: Timing Tangles Erykah Badu and Young Thug (Music)

Most amazing times Catching you with old friends in Grayton Beach ...Kyle , Bouder ...and our dear lost love Kenny... …

by Milissa Hargrave Schang on Old Dog, New Grass: A Q-and-A with Mandolin Monarch Sam Bush (Music)

Would not miss this show at Ardmore Music Hall or any opportunity to catch Sam Bush ! So grateful he …

by Milissa Hargrave Schang on Old Dog, New Grass: A Q-and-A with Mandolin Monarch Sam Bush (Music)

Comments

I'm so happy to see this collaboration, and this affordable way to attend both!

by Ruby Sinreich on Moogfest Announces Joint Pass with Art of Cool for 2017 Festivals (Music)

Though I know it isn't Redhat's fault she was late, I do think they could have handled the situation better. …

by mandeelion on Hopscotch, Night Two: Timing Tangles Erykah Badu and Young Thug (Music)

Most Read

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

© 2016 Indy Week • 201 W. Main St., Suite 101, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation