Host Bands and Guests Enliven Strange Creek Campout
Scott Murawski, Max Creek, Camp KeeWanee 9/1308- photo by Chris Paul
The 8th annual Strange Creek Campout returned to Camp KeeWanee in Greenfield MA over the weekend. Despite some intense weather that felled trees on the day before the fest, the roads were cleared before the music began. Max Creek took the headlining duties on Saturday, with a drumming tandem of Scott Allshouse and Greg DeGuglielmo. The group’s second set saw John Coster appear on lead vocals and harmonica during “Old Stones, Broken Bones,” while Jeff Pevar added guitar to “Willow Tree” and “Henry.” Pevar returned much later in the evening, along with Max Creek guitarist Scott Murawski for Kung Fu’s Wormtown Cabin set. Pevar, who once toured with Kung Fu bassist Dave Livolsi in Jazz is Dead, appeared for “Help on the Way,” which moved into Tim Palmieri’s “Tricky Ways.” A bit later Murawski and the Breakfast bassist Chris DeAngelis appeared for an extended version of Billy Cobham’s “Red Baron.” The festival then concluded on Sunday, with Strangefolk picking up a bonus afternoon set in addition to its two headlining sets, delivering 31 songs over the course of the day.