Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Finding music in Lost Hollow: Festival is a tribute to Muddy Waters

A crowd gathers at the Lost Hollow Pavillion to listen to music at the Lost Hollow Music Fest in 2015. The festival returns to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont this weekend.
The Lost Hollow at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden in Belmont will come alive with the sound of music this weekend during the garden’s Lost Hollow Music Fest. The two-day event, which kicks of Saturday, is a tribute to the late, great Muddy Waters.
The music festival will feature seven performances by specially-selected Blues musicians, including Muddy Water’s oldest son, Mud Morganfield, former bandmates of Muddy Waters and More.

Waters, the father of Chicago blues, had a wide ranging impact on the blues, American roots and rock music with dozens of his songs covered in a wide range of genres. Rolling Stone named it’s magazine from a Muddy Waters song and many recognize him from the Martin Scorsese documentary “The Last Waltz.”
Kicking off at 11 a.m. Saturday with Brown Eyes Music, Steady Rollin Bob Margolin, The Nighthawks and Morganfield will perform throughout the day on Saturday. On Sunday, Abe Reid will start the day with his performance at 1 p.m. Mel Melton & Wicked Mojo and Jamie McLean will also perform Sunday.
Good food pairs well with great music, so food offerings will be available throughout the day at the gardens. Jive Turkey, Maryland Crab, Sal’s Roadside Eatery, Sproutycakes Bakery, and Hart’s Soda Shop will all be set up throughout the festival.
Entry to the Lost Hollow Music Fest is included with garden admission. Tickets are available in advance at and at the door Saturday and Sunday.
  • Steady Rollin Bob Margolin, who played with Muddy Waters in the 1970s and the Nighthawks, led by harmonica player and vocalist Mark Wenner, who played with Waters among others in a long storied career.
  • Mud Morganfield, who bears a great resemblance in looks and voice to his father, will wrap up the festival’s Saturday ticket with Margolin and members of the Nighthawks. Sunday will feature local and up and coming artists, headlined by guitarist Jamie McLean, who has played with some of today’s great American Blues Artists, including Tedeschi Trucks Band, Warren Haynes and Blues Traveler.
  • The festival will also feature an appearance by Statesville’s Abe Reid, who brings a new twist and a gritty influence to old-time blues. Mel Melton and the Wicked Mojo bring a Zydeco-Cajun twist to the festival while York County’s Brown Eyes will bring a taste of originals and covers.

Drennan, Allison. "Finding Music in Lost Hollow: Festival Is a Tribute to Muddy Waters." Shelby Star. 10 May 2016. Web. 11 May 2016.