Everything is ready for the 17th Black Potatoe Music
Festival, running four days and nights from July 11-14, featuring the
rich sounds of artists in all genres played in the quarry and along the
river at the historic Red Mill Museum Village in Clinton.
Top draws will include Jimmy Vivino and the Barnburners performing the
music of The Band; Graham Alexander, whose Broadway performance of Paul
McCartney music in “Rain” drew wide acclaim; Wicked Knee, a brass and
drums ensemble featuring Billy Martin of Medeski, Martin and Wood, along
with dozens of other greats like Chris Smither, Willie Porter and Eilen
Jewell. Local favorite The Matt Angus Thing does its traditional
Saturday night set under the stars.
See the full lineup at www.blackpotatoe.com.
“For this year’s festival, we return to the intimacy of the two stages
set up at the mill so our fans get up close and personal with the
performers,” said Matt Angus, festival founder and music director for the
fest. “We’ve got something for everybody this year, including a jug
band, the Yahoo Skiffle Crazies, a pair of piano prodigies, Nalani and
Sarina from Flemington, as well as veterans Ellis Paul, Kathy Phillips
and Chris Smither.”
This is the 17th festival, started originally as a CD release party.
This year, another CD is being released…the sound track from the new
documentary film “Demand Your Independents,” a look at what goes into
independent recording production. Its premiere is Wednesday, July 10, at
5:30 p.m. at the mill.
Tickets can be reserved at www.blackpotatoe.com or can be purchased with
cash at the door.