Last weekend, LOCKN’ Festival returned to Infinity Downs Farm in Arrington, Virginia. While the festival has gained a lot of attention over the last week for its non-stop musical madness, including high-profile performances by Dead & CompanyWidespread PanicTedeschi Trucks BandUmphrey’s McGeeLettuceJoe Russo’s Almost DeadFoundation Of FunkGeorge Clinton, and many others, LOCKN’ had a number of other special activities to keep attendees occupied.

For the festival, LOCKN’ brought in Hamageddon, a 14-foot-high and 18-foot-long metal pig statue, which roasted pig-on-a-spit dishes in its “belly” throughout the festival (in addition to shooting fire out of both ends). Chef Craig Hartman and his team of pit masters from Virginia’s own BBQ Exchange were on hand throughout the weekend, serving up Hamageddon  pulled pork sandwiches to hungry fans. During the weekend, the blues elder statesman, Taj Mahal, stopped by, using his own recipe to fix some pulled pork sandwiches of his own for fans and hosting a short question-and-answer session.

Recently, LOCKN’ released a video of excerpts from Taj Mahal’s question-and-answer session, during which the prolific musician spoke about the history of barbeque and shared some memories of Duane Allman and Gregg Allman. You can watch the video for yourself below.

Taj Mahal Talks BBQ, Allman Brothers At LOCKN’


[Video: Nick Kosot]