Here’s the beginning of a review of this year’s show from American Songwriter:
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Call it Bonnaroo South. Or Telluride East. Or both, with a sprinkling of the Newport Folk Festival, Merlefest and the Americana Festival tossed in for good measure. Humble Suwannee Springfest has yet to reap the recognition and appreciation that some of those bigger and more venerable festivals have managed to attain, and indeed, being that it’s in its 18th year, it can only be due to the fact that perhaps it’s a slow burner. Clearly, it’s not for lack of location; held outside Live Oak Florida — practically on the banks of, yes, the same Suwannee River Stephen Foster once celebrated in song — it’s easily accessible from Jacksonville, Tallahassee and all points south. And, for that matter, many points north “There’s so many musicians here from North Carolina, it looks like half the state took a field trip,” Steep Canyon Rangers’ Woody Platt was heard to remark to fellow state mate, Town Mountain’s Phil Barker.
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And here’s the link to the rest of the article: http://www.americansongwriter.com/2014/03/suwannee-springfest-varies-vibes/
And for any of you guys interested in attending the festival, there is a fall version called Magnoliafest in October. I bought my Magnoliafest tickets while I was at Springfest last week, so, I’m definitely planning on being there. Both festivals are at the ideal time of year for weather. It was in the high 70’s every day and low 50’s every night for Springfest this year.