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Photos from Summer Camp, May 24-26 in Chillicothe, Illinois
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Music

Category: Feature Stories

2013-05-30 18:14:29

Photos from the Summer Camp music festival, held May 24 through 26 in Chillicothe, Illinois. For more work by Matt Erickson, visit MRE-Photography.com.

Trey Anastasio Band

Photo by Matt Erickson, MRE-Photography.com


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A Letter from Camp: Summer Camp Music Festival, May 24-26 in Chillicothe, Illinois
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Music

Category: Feature Stories

2013-05-20 16:01:37

A participant in an open-mic session at Summer Camp 2012. Photo by Matt Erickson (MRE-Photography.com).Seeking a reprieve from the unyielding noon sun at the 2012 Summer Camp Music Festival, I head to the Soulshine Tent for a bit of shade and cold drink. Upon entering the tent, I see festival musician Jaik Willis and a camper wrapping up a music jam together. I take a seat, and Jaik invites a young woman to the stage who is next on the open-mic list. With her cowboy hat pulled down tight and a with slow foot tap; she starts her a cappella version of “Me & Bobby McGee.” Within moments you can hear the rasp build in her voice as she works her way toward the chorus. Her brow wrinkles, and – as if she were kicked in the stomach – she buckles over and unleashes her vocal wail. She tears through ’til the end and quietly passes the mic back while the small group of observers erupts into cheers, and I think to myself: “This is Summer Camp. Expect the unexpected.” I don’t remember the young woman’s name, but her passionate one-off performance was unforgettable.

Top-tier musicians and fans will be descending on the 13th Annual Summer Camp Music Festival from May 24 through 26 at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois – a drive of less than two hours from the Quad Cities. The festival has a diverse and exciting lineup along with camping on festival grounds. One hundred thirty different acts will bring everything including blues, rock, bluegrass, dubstep, and hip hop to one of seven stages.


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Photos from Victor Wooten Concert, April 21 at the Redstone Room
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Music

Category: Feature Stories

2013-04-23 15:28:16

Photos from the Victor Wooten concert at the Redstone Room on April 21, 2013, as part of Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday jazz series. For more work by Matt Erickson, visit MRE-Photography.com.

Photo by Matt Erickson, MRE-Photography.com


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Jamming with a Professional: Victor Wooten, April 21 at the Redstone Room
Written By: Jeff Ignatius
Section: Music

Category: Feature Stories

2013-04-04 11:12:08

Victor Wooten. Photo by Steven Parke.

The best teachers inspire as much as they instruct, and Victor Wooten both understands and practices that.

His chops as a performing artist are unquestionable. He won five Grammys with Béla Fleck & the Flecktones – of which he’s a founding member – and three times was named “best bassist” by the readers of Bass Player magazine. Rolling Stone readers in 2011 voted him the 10th best bass player of all time – alongside icons from the Beatles, Cream, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rush, and the Who.

Beyond being an accomplished musician, for the past 14 years he’s run music camps for kids, now held at the 147-acre Wooten Woods Retreat in Tennessee. And on April 21, as part of Polyrhythms’ Third Sunday jazz series, Wooten will give both a workshop and a concert at the Redstone Room.

He will not teach how to play bass like he does. As he said of The Music Lesson, his fictional work-around to a much-requested instruction manual: “I didn’t really want to put out a Victor Wooten method. I don’t want to tell people how they have to play.”

What Wooten excels at, as a phone interview last week illustrates, is gently knocking down the walls that keep creativity and music bottled up. He said he chose to tell a story in his book instead of writing an instruction manual because it freed him to explore his ideas and philosophy without being tied to facts or technique: “It lets me off the hook right away. ... ‘This isn’t true.’ ... That format allowed me to put more into the book – even things that I can’t prove.”


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