Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons’ Dixie Mattress Festival
The first night was an incredible start to the weekend. There are too many Highlights for me to post them all. My focus in this article is not to point out what sounded great and what didn’t. With were the band is now, every moment was one to remember, with the band giving all they had to give every moment. I would rather, as I have already begun to above, tell you about the uniqueness of the festival itself and those involved and document it with the many photos seen throughout and the mental spurts as they arise. Below are the set lists from each night. If you’re a true Jackmormon’s fan the set lists will speak for themselves.
Set I: Mary Star of the Sea, Prince of Denmark, This is the Place, Sodaman> stranger in a strange land> young blood> Sodaman, Yellow Ribbons> Powderfinger> Yellow Ribbons^
Set II: Apollo, Golden American, Fastest Horse in Town, Wild Wild West, Kerosene Dream, Election Day> Milk, What I Live For, I Know there’s a Darkness^
Encore: Electra-Glide in Blue, The Kind of Place^
^with Jenny Conlee-Drizos – Keys & Vocals; Michael Lewis – Guitar & Vocals (Entire Show)
Saturday woke us early after a cold rainy night, but things got moving quick knowing we had to have our chili made for the Chili contest at 3pm. We were also treated to some other afternoon sets from Adam Sorensen and Mexican Gunfight in the Galaxy Barn followed by the Jackmormon’s. Just a perfect time to refuel and catch up with friends from the night before.
Set I: Happy Book, Campo Miguel, Wonder Wheel, Revolution> Chainsaw City> the chain> Chainsaw City> Revolution, Ship, Spit
Set II^: Radio Cab, Ramasita> Brother Michael> amazing grace (hymn)> Brother Michael, LAX, The Beautiful Dirt, Break it Down, Light is Like Water> two hands> Light is Like Water
Encore: Mile High Mile Deep, Pink Light
Entire Show w/ Michael Lewis – Guitar & Vocal; Jenny Conlee-Drizos – Keys
^Dan Eccells – Guitar (second set)
After the Jackmormons set on Saturday we were treated to a late night DJ set by with DJ’s Dex & John Robert who really were Junior and Steve in full décor. They kept us dancing until the wee hours of the morning.