we played before Mark Kozelek at The Thing In the Spring Festival. i wasn’t familiar with his work, but seated in the audience my mind opened like a child’s in the care of a master. i hadn’t heard storytelling like this in awhile–deeply poetic, casual, personal. i found his excellent craftsmanship both comforting and inspiring. ( his recent album “Perils From the Sea” made for great road listening. )
i felt a lot of care went into curating the weekend. most of the music was new to me, eclectic, from local and afar, enjoyed upon first listen. other favorites from the hours i spent there were Pine Grove and Inanna’s Descent. also the kissing booth !