Jun 132017
 

You know folks I do a LOT of these festival articles, A LOT… for those that do not follow me as much I write 175 of these per year, and this one of them at the TOP of my radar list I haven’t physically been to…yet. Up there in Northeastern Ohio you have my fine friends at Duck Creek Log Jam are at it again for some early summer camping fun.

From their website:

The Duck Creek Log Jam is part amazing music festival and part classic camping trip, set in the Midwest’s most scenic region, Ohio’s Hocking Hills! Get ready for a genuine, family-owned, off-the-beaten-path music festival where you can stomp your feet, holler out loud, meet new friends, party the night away and enjoy a truly great outdoor festival experience.

What Makes Duck Creek special?
We are dedicated to providing you with a stripped down and authentic music festival experience in a beautiful natural setting. Our “small-by-design” approach ensures that you have room to spread out a bit and won’t have to deal with the long lines and overcrowding you find at other fests. We focus on keeping things simple, creating a respectful (yet fun) party atmosphere, and providing a soundtrack that will get you Yee-hawing!

Duck Creek ain’t your Grandpappy’s Bluegrass Festival!
Yes, we focus on Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, Roots, Rock and what have you, but our acts tend to be more of a modern interpretation of the classic genres. Expect some high energy and fast moving performances.

We hope to see you at Duck Creek…Yip! Yip!


 

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

,Henhouse Prowlers,

Billy Strings,

Old Salt Union,

Wood & Wire,

The Last Revel,

CAAMP,

Whetherman,

Erika Hughes and The Well Mannered,

Squirrel Kickers,

Lucky Holler Boys,

Mr. Erics music,

Chris Bishop,

The Fret Mashers

 

 

 

Baymont Inn & Suites Logan

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$93
2-star hotel
Low-key hotel with pool & free breakfast
Free Wi-Fi

Holiday Inn Express Hocking Hills-Logan

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$109
2-star hotel
Standard hotel offering free breakfast
Free Wi-Fi

Holiday Inn Express Hocking Hills-Logan

$109
2-star hotel
Standard hotel offering free breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast

Baymont Inn & Suites Logan

$93
2-star hotel
Low-key hotel with pool & free breakfast
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast

Glenlaurel A Scottish Inn & Cottages

Lodge
Posh, romantic quarters with fireplaces
Free breakfast

Crockett’s Run

Hotel
Group lodging & event site with hot tubs

Old Man’s Cave Chalets Inc

3-star hotel
Free Wi-Fi

Lotus Lake Lodge

(5)

Lodge 10010 Stage Rd

Inn Towner Motel

Motel
Humble rooms & complimentary parking

Mokas Management Inc

Hotel 23095 Buena Vista Rd

Vanderbuilt Lodge

(1)

Hotel 18689 Webster Rd

Webbpointe Lodge

(2)

Luxury Hotel 18127 OH-374

Redwood Lodge

(1)

Hotel 11921 Woodland Ridge Rd,

Rush Resort Luxury Lodging

(13)

Lodge 20393 Webster Rd

Ponderosa Cabin

Hotel

Hocking hills

Hotel 12521 Jack Run Rd

Baymont Inn & Suites Lancaster

$90
2-star hotel
Modest budget lodging with a pool
Free Wi-Fi
Free breakfast

Black Bear Hideaway

(1)

Hotel 11786 Woodland Ridge Rd

Red Pine Cabin

Hotel 16236 Collison Rd

Old Man’s Cave – Aspen

Hotel 29879 Blosser Rd

Hocking Cottage.com

Hotel 13548 Hildebrandt Rd

Relax Inn

2-star hotel
Free Wi-Fi

Jan 052017
 

Ahh the perils of working second shifts where the quandary of the day of whether to take off or watch shows on my phone at lunch breaks. I try my best to watch Music City Roots from the Factory in Franklin Tennessee every Wednesday night, I know last week they featured Leigh Nash from Sixpence None The Richer. She is releasing a REALLY GOOD Country album that she played a few songs from. This weekly show is hosted by Country Songwriting Legend Jim Lauderdale and broadcasting Legend Keith Bilbrey where they bring out featured Americana and Roots music with every show.

As you may already know Cody Jinks And The Tone Deaf Hippies made my number three spot for my TOP 50 Of 2016 for last year and also I recently covered one of his sold out Nashville shows at 3Rd And Lindsley, you can read about that all HERE. If you already want tickets to this show, it usually sells out and you can go HERE and get them cheap.

Cody Jinks has become an underground sensation in the last few years by selling out venues ALL OVER America. He played a FREE show at Grimey’s here in Nashville where he released “I’m Not The Devil” on LP where it sold thousands of copies in it’s first week, you can read about THAT HERE. He has built a plethora of followers that travel long distances to see his shows and buy his music, and they call themselves “Flockers”. Akin to other bands such as Hank Williams 3, and many others I could name Cody Jinks has amassed a long list of accomplishments that are garnishing the Nashville suits and making them cringe like someone is scratching a chalkboard.

Also I want to spoil a little upcoming series for you that Cody’s steel guitarist Mr. Austin Tripp will be a part of. Right now I want to introduce a NEW “Steel Guitarist Series” where I’ll be visiting with local bands that have steel pickers. I’m going to delve into their sound, and who influenced them. Where did they come from, and how did they get involved with their current band? ALL THIS AND MORE will be soon found out!

Old Salt Union has gone through some recent lineup changes in the past year however they remain a viable must see at festivals and shows alike. Their St. Louis style string band fury has been unleashed upon unsuspecting crowds some 200 shows a year and they are a VERY hardworking band. Their new EP called ‘Cut And Run” made my honorable mention list and I truly enjoyed that album and look anticipate much more music from these boys!

There will also be performances by these artists as well so be sure to tune into this weekly show and support really terrific artists. To be honest I find a LOT of great underground acts from this show and it supports my community with music. THAT is an important factor when people like me write about this type of thing!

Jesse Kramer
Peter Case
Colin Hay