(this piece was published by Planet JH Weekly)
By my acute calculations, the climax of summer music offerings is this week. Get it while it’s hot! If you’re not juiced for this year’s Targhee Bluegrass Festival lineup, maybe you just need some stronger coffee. It would be difficult to pick just one of the three days, but in case you must, here’s a daily fly-by.
Friday opens with hard-driving North Carolina string band Town Mountain at 4 p.m. I caught this quintet at Bear Trap Festival last summer, and they’re traditional goodness with lead singer Robert Greer leading the charge with an IBMA Momentum Award for “Vocalist of the Year.” Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project will follow, focused on songs collected by folklorist and field recording pioneer Alan Lomax. Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott have a terrific new album, We’re Usually A Lot Better Than This, and have been hitting the