Music That Matters Podcast: Pickathon Preview with Greg Vandy

Pickathon, Music That Matters, The Roadhouse
Greg Vandy,

Pickathon is my favorite weekend of the year.

You’ve heard me talk about it incessantly in The Roadhouse, and maybe you saw the KEXP vids last year from the “Bunny Glade,” and maybe you were even there when I interviewed Mavis Staples in the Workshop Barn in 2011 (laughs & tears!). If so, you know that this (still) small festival outside of Portland is like The Roadhouse, a premiere platform for Indie Roots music and beyond. It’s pretty eclectic.

I could go on and on about this unique festival that artists LOVE to play, with over seven unique stages, 80 acres of wooded camping area, no garbage, corporate sponsors, or beefy yellow-shirted security guards, but I made this mini-sampler of a mix called The Roadhouse Pickathon Preview Podcast instead.

Like KEXP, Pickathon is super-indie, and all about the discovery. Who will be your discovery this year? (hint: Shakey Graves!) Even if you're not in Oregon, KEXP will be offering a video stream from the festival all weekend long at KEXP.ORG.

I’ll see ya down on Pendarvis Farm!

  • Music That Matters, Vol. 366 - Pickathon Preview

  • 1. Foxygen - No Destruction

  • 2. Lake Street Dive - Don't Make Me Hold Your Hand
  • 3. King Tuff - Anthem
  • 4. Ty Segall - Who Are You?
  • 5. Divine Fits - Would That Not Be Nice?
  • 6. Shakey Graves - Built to Roam
  • 7. The Felice Brothers - Katie Dear
  • 8. Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside - Devil
  • 9. JD McPherson - Dimes for Nickels
  • 10. Andrew Bird - Give It Away
  • 11. Sharon van Etten - We Are Fine
  • 12. Lady - Money
  • 13. Sturgill Simpson - Life Ain't Fair and The World is Mean
  • 14. Malcolm Holcombe - Mountains of Home
  • Download MP3 or listen now:

Greg Vandy is the host of The Roadhouse, airing every Wednesday evening 6-9 PM. Tonight, Greg will be spotlighting many of these artists playing Pickathon this weekend.

Be sure to subscribe to our Music That Matters podcast for every week's DJ-curated mix.

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