July 6, 2013 – 80/35 2013

Once again it’s time for the mostly totally volunteer-run music festival that takes place at the intersection of I-35 and I-80.

The most intriguing new act that I saw was the Homemade Jamz Blues Band from Tupelo, MS.  When the band took the stage, I turned to Linda and said, “What, is the drummer 13-yrs old?”  I was wrong – she’s 14!  Her brother the bass player is 19 and her other brother playing lead is 21.  But even at 14, it’s already been five years since signing her first record deal.

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Photo Credit Patrick Wingard

I missed the headliner Friday night, David Byrne – and how could you go wrong with a tuba, French horn, trombone,  and David Byrne?  Friends said the show was ethereal. But I have a good excuse for missing it as our good friend and neighbor, on the occasion of her 50th birthday, jumped out of an airplane 10,000 feet above her farm and landed at her party.

Looking down at 80/35. Photo by Stefan Hansen.

Photo Credit Stefan Hansen

Saturday’s headliner was Wu-Tang Clan, and I chose to pass on them, although many others seemed to have a good time!