The Northwest is undergoing its last throes of spring drizzle (we hope), and one of summertime's best parties, Oregon’s Pickathon festival, is less than two months away! Here's the latest in our Starlight Stage series of performances from last year's festival to get you in the mood for this year's.
Today's installment comes from Kevin Morby, who turned in this sizzling take of "I Have Been to the Mountain" while performing under the stars at Pendarvis Farm. The tune comes from Morby's last album, the excellent Singing Saw, and this live version features a scorching solo from guitarist Meg Duffy. Meanwhile, Morby's new one, City Music, is out today on Dead Oceans, and although he's not playing this year's Pickathon, you can see him a couple of short weeks later in Seattle at the Tractor Tavern, where Morby plays on August 21.
Meanwhile, Pickathon creeps ever closer—it will take place once again at the idyllic Pendarvis Farm just outside of Portland on August 3-6. Tickets are going fast, so head over to Pickathon's website and score yours. The 2017 lineup includes Black Milk and Nat Turner, Courtney Marie Andrews, Kaia Kater, Mic Capes, Dungen, A-WA, Wolf People, and Kevin Morby's Dead Oceans label mate, Marlon Williams.
Past episodes in the 2016-2017 season of Pickathon's Starlight Series: