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Published: 2006/07/17

Still All Good at 10

Over the weekend, the All Good Music Festival celebrated its tenth anniversary by hosting four days of music in Masontown, WV. Featuring both veteran festival performers (Les Claypool, The Disco Biscuits) and new faces (The Black Crowes, G.R.A.B.), All Good remembered its roots, though the gathering managed to avoid the weather related problems which plagued past festivals. All Good kicked off with a pre-party Thursday night featuring a performance by the Easy Star Allstars, who covered both Radiodreads _ OK Computer_ and Pink Floyds _ Dub Side of the Moon_. In between, Brothers Past connected the dots, covering material by both artists. The group also debuted its new drummer, Ilya Stemkovsky, who previously played in the OM Trio. Friday, All Good officially kicked off with performances by G.R.A.B., WEEN, Les Claypool, Steel Train, The Bridge and John Medeski and the Itch, featuring Adam Deitch and Eric Krasno. During Claypools set, Trey Anastasio dropped by, adding guitar to an abbreviated version of Mr. Oysterhead. Other highlights included G.R.A.B.s version of Who are You and the Disco Biscuits late night show, which stretched until 4:30 AM. Saturdays lineup included appearances Umphreys McGee, RAQ, Greyboy Allstars, Donavan Frankenreiter, Tea Leaf Green, ALO, Grace Potter, Galactic, Robert Randolph and the Black Crowes, among others. During the Black Crowes headlining set, fellow Georgia resident Jimmy Herring added guitar to Dreams. Railroad Earth also brought out the host of last years festival, Vince Herman, during its encore. All Good capped off Sunday with sets from the Wailers, Hot Buttered Rum, the Rebirth Brass Band and a recently reunited Aquarium Rescue Unit.

Throughout the weekend, Ropeadope records also presented a variety of all-star jams on its own campground stage. Choice collaborations include sets by Marco Benevento/Skerik/Mike Dillon, Tom Hamilton (Brothers Past)/Aron Magner (Disco Biscuits)/ Dave Dreiwitz (WEEN)/Joe Russo, DJ Logic/Josh Clark (Tea Leaf Green)/ Steve Adams (ALO) and DJ Logic/Kenny Liner (The Bridge)/Kris Myers (Umphreys McGee)/Galactic. Highlights from the series are available on Relixs Cold Turkey .

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