SC2006 Artists Series

Summer Camp Artist #27 – Zilla

I’ve chosen Zilla to be the 27th entry in our Summer Camp Artist Series. They’re similar to just about every Summer Camp lineup artist in that they jam. They’re unique in that they have no predetermined setlist, or even a vague idea of what they’ll play each night. The band gets on stage… and they [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #26 – Andrew Bird

Summer Camp Artist Series entry #26 is the violin-wielding Andrew Bird. Hailing from the land of Chicago, Bird is currently on a European tour, right up until his Summer Camp dates. He’s not exactly your stereotype Summer Camp artist, which is fine by me. Variety is the spice of life, or something like that. Today [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #25 – Yonder Mountain String Band

Alright, Summer Camp Artist Series entry #25 is another headliner, Yonder Mountain String Band. The band is a bluegrassy quartet out of Colorado, and they’ve been around quite awhile, since a random bar jam session in 1998. The band is releasing it’s fourth studio album *today* as a matter of fact, and they’re streaming tracks [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #24 – U-Melt

Here we go, U-Melt is #24 in our Summer Camp Artist Series. I’m happy about this because 24 is my favorite number. You should be happy about this because they rock. The band is a quartet out of New York City, formed in August of 2003. You can currently find them touring the Midwest and [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #23 – Jassy Grazz

This afternoon’s Summer Camp Artist is #23, Jassy Grazz. They’re a five or six piece act out of Indiana. They were formed in 1998 and have been around in their current lineup since 2002. They’ll be playing the Campground Stage on Saturday afternoon, and you can find them touring throughout Indiana before and after Summer [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #22 – Animal Liberation Orchestra (ALO)

#22 in our Summer Camp Artist Series is a particular favorite of mine since last summer, Animal Liberation Orchestra, commonly referred to as ALO. The band is a four-piece arisen from a UC-Santa Barbara friendship. Originally a nine-piece, they’ve been around in their current incarnation as a quartet since 2002. They just released a new [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #21 – Keller Williams

Alright continuing with the idea of getting some big artists out of the way, Keller Williams is #21 in our Summer Camp Artist Series. He’s probably the most famous one-man band I can think of, correct me if I’ve overlooked someone else. Anyways, if you’ve never seen Keller live you may have even assumed he [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #20 – Umphrey’s McGee

Lucky #20 in our Summer Camp Artist Series is Umphrey’s McGee. I’ve decided to get a few of the larger Summer Camp Artists out of the way a little differently, since most people going to the festival will already know about the bands and be familiar with their work. That said I’ve got some sweet [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #19 – Fat Maw Rooney

Alright, we’re back for the week with Fat Maw Rooney as the 19th artist in our Summer Camp Artist Series lineup. The group is a 5-piece funkjam ensemble out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and they’ve been around since 1996. The band’s most recent release was End Of The Beginning, and they’re set to release a new [...]

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Summer Camp Artist #18 – The Station

Well, the Summer Camp Artist Series is now old enough to buy cigarettes, and to celebrate the big One-Eight I picked The Station. First off let me say, don’t get The Station confused with Station 211, the Champaign bar. Because the bar sucks, and they aren’t the same. Now that we’ve got that cleared up, [...]

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