The Wakarusa initial artist announcement was this morning and we’re pretty curious to see what you think.
Lots of people have been waiting for this day and wondering if the level of talent was going to be on par with years past.
Topping the list is Yonder Mountain String Band but we’re not sure if that signifies their place as this year’s headliner or not. Local favorites, Lucero are on the list. Oh yeah, and Buckethead, too.
In all, about 40 bands are slated to appear, but we must admit that our initial reaction is to ask, “Yeah, but who’s the big-namer!?” Not to downplay any of these great bands by any means, but we’re just not seeing any Flaming Lips/Wilco/Emmylou Harris-types on this initial list.
Apparently there’s “many more to be announced” so who knows what’s in store?
Here’s the rest of the list as of this morning:
STS9, Galactic, Sly & Robbie, Railroad Eart, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Digable Planets, Porter, Batiste & Stoltz, Steve Kimock & Crazy Engine, Perpetual Groove, Split Lip Rayfield, The Egg, 20/20 Soundsystem, Jimmy Herring Band, Cornmeal, EOTO, Boombox, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Secret Chiefs 3, Joe Purdy, Dirtfoot, Pretty Lights, Big Smith, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, Ott, Heavyweight Dub Champion, DJ Rekha, Underground Orchestra, Moonalice, My Dear Disco, Blue Mountain, Truckstop Honeymoon, Elephant Revival, Burnin’ Smyrnans, Euforquestra, Hana Pestle
What do you guys think?