Floodwood, the folk-oriented side project of moe. members Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier, kicked off Summer Camp Music Festival on the right foot last night. The festival had previously announced a handful of Grateful Dead tributes in honor of the band’s 50th anniversary, and Floodwood was the first of many taking part in that celebration.
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Floodwood played an entire set of stripped down Grateful Dead covers. You can watch their version of “Ripple” below, thanks to YouTube user ShinePigeon:
The full set was dubbed “Workingman’s Beauty,” with the band focusing on covers from Workingman’s Dead (1970) and American Beauty (1970), arguably the peak of the Grateful Dead’s studio albums.
Summer Camp continues throughout the weekend, and bands like The Werks and Turbo Suit kept things going on Thursday night. Both moe. and Umphrey’s McGee are scheduled to play extensively throughout the weekend, including a set from moe. with pianist Bruce Hornsby as part of the festival’s Grateful Dead tributes. The full lineup includes Steve Miller Band, Widespread Panic, STS9, Big Gigantic & more!