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September 5-8, Oak Ridge Estate in Arrington, Virginia played host to 20,000-25,000 fans each day for the inaugural
Lockn’ Music Festival.

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013

The last day of Lockn’ opened with the Charlottesville, Virginia local outfit the Hackensaw Boys, who had essentially
just stepped off the plane from a summer European tour. You wouldn’t have known it based on the energy and
drummer Brian Gorby told me about how excited they were to be on home turf (guitarist and lead vocals Dave told the
crowd how he used to skip school to hang out in those very fields), playing a festival gig for their friends and family.
A great Sunday brunchtime set and though the beginning of the set seemed to be only friends and family in the crowd,
several thousand had gathered by the end of the set.

Col. Bruce Hampton and Friends delivered a cool, just-out-there-enough set that provided a fun atmosphere to hang
out to – I spent much of my time chasing shade and visiting all of the local food vendors I had missed over the last few
days of non-stop music. Bruce’s friends included many of his collaborators from the days of Aquarium Rescue Unit –
Oteil Burbridge on bass, Jeff Sipe on drums -- and this lineup featured Eric Krasno on guitar.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band’s set was half material from their new album
Made Up Mind and was equal parts dancing
and listening for me. The band was tight and having fun, consistently soulful and incredibly dynamic. Every song is an
excellent version. The highlight of this set is the finale, which features Chris Robinson and Jackie Greene of The Black
Crowes joining to help cover Sly and the Family Stone’s “Sing A Simple Song” segueing into “I Want to Take You
Higher” with Bob Weir in addition.

In contrast to Saturday’s balls-out-rock-set, The Black Crowes delivered a mostly easy-going set for a laid back
Sunday crowd. The crowd was treated to a cover of Joe Cocker’s “Space Captain” and the Velvet Underground’s
“Oh! Sweet Nuthin'” before the real highlight of the set: Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi and other members of the
Tedeschi Trucks Band joined The Black Crowes for Ray Charles’ “Let’s Go Get Stoned” and Bob Weir joined the jam
for a rollin’ “Lovelight.”

Widespread’s Sunday set queued off the grooves of the day, rather than the hard rocking sets from Saturday.
Six of the fourteen songs in this set were covers: Buffalo Springfield’s “Mr. Soul,” Robert Johnson’s “Stop Breaking
Down,” BloodKin’s “Can’t Get High,” and J.J Cale’s “Ride Me High” all appeared before Derek Trucks joined the band
for three songs to end the set: Wdiespread’s “Chilly Water” revved the crowd, Robert Johnson’s “Stop Breaking Down
Blues” provided an excellent vehicle for John Bell, Jimmy Herring, and Derek Trucks to exchange licks, and the set
closed with Jerry Joseph’s “North,” a song which sounds like the result of a collaboration between Widespread and
Robert Johnson.

Furthur’s final night featured a number of the Dead’s more elaborate tunes, providing a contemplative send-off for the
weekend. “Terrapin Station” opened, always a gentle crowd pleaser, before Susan Tedeschi joined the band for the
Dead’s romping adaptation of Rev. Gary Davis’ “Samson and Delilah” – colloquially known as the Dead’s “Sunday
Song.” Susan left the stage and the band welcomed Jimmy Herring to the stage for “Brown Eyed Women” and a
particularly Phish-y “Box of Rain.” The mid-set “Weather Report Suite” may be one of the cleanest versions of this
song ever played, with every member of the band landing every change and turn through one of Bobby’s more
elaborate compositions. Susan rejoined the band for vocals and guitar on “Dear Mr. Fantasy,” “Playin’ in the Band,”
and the tender Garcia ballad “Standing on the Moon” before the band finished the set with an excellently executed
“Terrapin Flyer,” one of the most technical compositions in the Dead’s repertoire. After Phil addressed the audience for
the second time in the weekend, reminding them of the impact that organ donation has, the band took the stage for the
nostalgic sing-a-long “Brokedown Palace.”
PHOTOS (click images for photo galleries)
LOCKN' Festival 2013 Day Four: Review & Photos
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Words By TROY MILLER  |  Images By  ZANE A. MILLER
Hackensaw Boys
Col. Bruce Hampton & Friends
Tedeschi Trucks Band
The Black Crowes
Widespread Panic