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OLD SETTLERS HELD TWO MUSIC HIGHLIGHTS AMIDST THE PARADISE-ESUE NORMALCY OF THE EVENT. ABOUT 8 YEARS AGO I HAPPENED ON MY FIRST ONE. AT STONE MOUNTAIN, I BELIEVE. COME SUNDAY AND THEY HAD TO PRY US STRAGGLERS FROM THE GROUNDS. IT WAS THAT GREAT. I DIDN’T WANT IT TO END. SO EVERY YEAR I HEAD BACK. AND EACH TIME I FIND THE MAGIC. THE MUSIC, THE PEOPLE, THE FOOD, THE WEATHER, THE CONVERSATIONS AND DID I MENTION THE MUSIC? THE DAZE HAS LONG BEEN INVOLVED THANKS TO THE LONGTIME SUPPORT OF RANDY COLLIER, JEAN SPIVEY, PROPAGANDA MEDIA AND SO MANY OTHER KIND FOLKS. GOD, I LOVE THIS FESTIVAL.
THE 2 MUSIC STANDOUTS. RIGHT. I GOT WRAPPED UP IN THE MAGIC. THE FIRST WAS THE CAMPGROUND STAGE ON THURSDAZE5 NIGHT WITH THE WAYBACKS. THESE BOYS ARE SMOKIN! IT WAS GREAT TO SEE WARREN CUT LOOSE AMONG HIS HOME FAN BASE. AFTER 3 OR MORE ENCORES, I WANTED MORE. GREAT SHOW. MY SECOND HIGHLIGHT WAS WHEN RALPH STANLEY SANG “OH DEATH” TO THE CROWD. SHIVERS. THE WHOLE CROWD WENT SILENT AND GAVE THE MAN THEIR FULL ATTENTION. A FIELD FULL OF PEOPLE SILENT. IT WAS AMAZING. LOOK FOR 3 BIG INTERVIEWS WE GOT OUT THERE IN THE NEXT ISSUE RELEASE. PLAN TO BE THERE NEXT YEAR, I HOPE T0 BE THERE.

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