Drag City Records posted this video of Squirrel Bait performing “Sun God” at The Jockey Club in Newport, Kentucky, on May 8, 1985. The video was shot by shot by David Hintz; Lance Bangs (Breadcrumb Trail) handled the restoration. Peter Searcy was just a very young boy then.
There’s more Squirrel Bait at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D0ql89Q8Po. Squirrel Bait recordings are at Drag City.
Thanks to Never Nervous for the story.
One more post about the Forecastle Fest:
First, J. L. Puckett at the C-J has a glowing summary of the event in today’s paper.
At the Bluegrass Catastrophe blog, Damien McPherson covers Day One.
Ian Ording got the nod for Day Two.
Sam Benati wrapped up Day Three.
At Never Nervous, Phillip Olympia wrote up Day One, Day Two and Day Three.
At the 37 Flood blog, the honors were done by:
John King, Day One
Logan Nichols, Day Two
A photo review by John King.
John King also has an post-Forecastle Fest editorial about the state of music in Louisville.
Adam Gold at Rolling Stone has an article about Forecastle’s Greatest Country Moments.
Any additional reviews from national mags will be posted later.
The weekend was all Forecastle but now that’s done, so it’s back to upcoming show announcements:
Better Than Ezra will play at the Mercury Ballroom on November 22. Tickets are $25 and go on sale Friday, July 25 at noon.
The Tedeshi Trucks Band will play Iroquois Amphitheater on September 4; tickets range from $17.50-$69.50 and go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.