Here are a few of my favorite photos from one hell of a Lastival weekend at Music On The Mountain in Fort St. James, BC (August 24-26, 2012). You can view the entire 90 photo collection by clicking here.
Click on the panorama for a full screen view of Music On The Mountain.
Oven racked by Doug Koyama.
Steve Brockley Band.
Chelsea D.E. Johnson from High Society.
Shari Rae from Miss Quincy & The Showdown.
Lionel & Rosemarie Conant.
Curing an overhang with puppy therapy.
The Broken Mirrors.
Ole Sanchez sits in with Miss Quincy.
Dave Soroka & The Ragged Elite.
Holly Magnus plays the best walk-on song in the history of toy piano walk-on songs — The Imperial March.
A few excerpts from the Trout Forest Music Festival in Ear Falls, ON … Or, as we like to call it, Fredstival (after Fred Penner, who was without a doubt the highlight of the weekend).
Miss Quincy & The Showdown at the Trout Forest tavern.
Although Miss Quincy & The Showdown may have mean reputations, nothing can reduce them to a gaggle of giggling 6 year old girls faster than hanging out with Fred Penner for the weekend.
Poor Choices Christmas card shot with Andrew Neville.
Ross Roeck, King of Hospitality & Master of Midnight Pulled Pork.
Jonathan Byrd and Corin Raymond, 2 of this continent’s greatest songwriters, rehearse for their set.
Shari grows a horn (or drinks a viking festival goblet beer).
Post-festival van & trailer fumigation.
A few photos of Miss Quincy & The Showdown‘s heatstroke inducing set at the inaugural Freedom Fest in Moose Jaw, SK.
The scorching sun reflecting off Shari’s bass head.
I can’t even begin to express how wonderful the firstival weekend at Sweetwater 905 music & arts festival on the Mattson’s farm in Rolla, BC was (June 15-17, 2012). Here are some pictures instead:
Behind The Firstival Scenes
Miss Quincy with 2 goblets full of G&C’s (gin & cucumber slices, that is).
Travis from The Party on High Street in a festival outfit fit for Abbey Road Studios.
Miss Q brushing her teeth festival style.
Miss Q and Shari get ready for their set in the Vangina turned dressing room.
Twin Peaks rehearse for their set with Reno Fitch, Brin Porter (The Party on High Street), and Hazen Sage.
Picture The Ocean meets Twin Peaks meets Miss Quincy & The Showdown.
Yes, it’s true. I spent the weekend at my favorite festival in the galaxy surrounded by some of my favorite musicians in the galaxy and took a grand total of 1 photograph. Maybe it was Mother Nature’s rainy tantrums that encouraged the lack of camera activity. Or maybe my camera was end-of-tour tired and wanted to spend the weekend like a fancy free festival-goer.
In any case, here is the official last photo of this year’s Summer Tourcation – Miss Quincy, Hannah Layhe, and Shari Rae rehearsing in Camp Vacant Lot before their set at ArtsWells.
Once upon the longest day of the year, Miss Quincy hijacked the unplugged SOULstice gathering (in Winlaw, BC) by cleverly commandeering an inverter & chain of 4 car batteries and getting an impromptu all electric dance party on in front of her trailer.
It’s Saturday night and around me hundreds of people are visiting & laughing & drinking & dancing and I could just as easily be in the Wells Community Hall during ArtsWells as in Vancouver’s Rickshaw Theatre for Ambiguous Arts’ one night ArtsWells fund-raising extravaganza.
ArtsWells is one of the greatest festivals in the galaxy and if you haven’t already been make sure to get yourself there one of these years!!
Photos from the Sweetwater 905 music & arts festival on the Mattson’s farm in Rolla, BC (Sept 3-5, 2010).
Here are just a few of the folks who put the music into the inaugural Music on the Mountain festival in Fort St. James, BC (August 27-29, 2010). To see some general views from the mountain click here.
Faye Blais feat. Sarah Burton, Jacquie B, and the ladies of Jungal
General views from the mountain at the inaugural Music on the Mountain festival in Fort St. James, BC (August 27-29, 2010).
To view photos of the folks that put the music into Music on the Mountain click here.
Lionel Conant, festival organizer extraordinaire.