Written by Selo Closson
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Spring finally seems like it’s sticking around and just in time for Sleepy Creek Spring Dig in good ole’ Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Now in it’s 5th year, this is an intimate festival with some local roots music and national superstars. From May 4th through 6th many amazing acts will come together including the talented and eccentric Keller Williams who headlines as a Solo act, along with More Than a Little.
Others include improvisational mandolinist wizard Jeff Austin who brought together the Jeff Austin Band. Jeff Austin is best known for being in the Yonder Mountain String Band, but has found great success. Some believe that Austin and the people he’s brought together have reinvented Americana music expanding it’s boundaries.
Five piece Alt-Country independent band Dead Winter Carpenters, who have been described as a mix of Americana with progressive bluegrass, will be sharing their talents. Balkan and Funk music inspired Brass Band Black Masala, winner of 4 WAMA Music Awards, including “Best New Artist” Drop in early Saturday Night. Acoustic band of the truest grit and originality the Brokedown Hustlers add some spice Friday night.
Cousin Earth visits and shares tunes with shredding ukulele solos and 4-part vocal breakdowns to interweaving themed medleys. The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers bring high energy Rockabilly and Swing music creating their own brand of music. Funkadelic flutist Mateo Monk, Old-Time Swing and Bluegrass band The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, Gypsy Jazz group The Judy Chops, Mountain Ride, The Dirty Grass Players, The Kind Thieves, Serene Green, Herb & Hanson, and the Sleepy Creek Family Jam will all be coming together to play some of the areas finest music outside in the areas finest family-friendly venue Sleepy Creek on the Potomac.
There will also be some added attractions this year including parades, face-painting, playgrounds, and more! This event provides fun for all ages and kids 15 & under are free!
Tickets for Friday-Sunday are just $85 which includes camping and parking. For a Saturday/Sunday ticket it’s a very reasonable $50. Considering the amazing amount of acts and the intimate setting with a venue that’s on the Potomac river, this is surely going to be an amazing step into spring.