Brooklyn’s Jamie McLean Band highlights huge Wind River Mountain Fest lineup
July 21-23 in Pinedale
by Pinedale Fine Arts Council
July 19, 2017
The Wind River Mountain Festival returns this weekend and features two nights of live music at American Legion Park featuring bands from across the country.
Friday’s music will kick off at 5:00 p.m. with local singer/songwriter Jason Tyler Burton opening with a solo set followed by a headlining set from Philadelphia’s Samantha Rise.
No stranger to Pinedale, Rise relocated to the City of Brotherly Love last year following a stint in Pinedale where she performed with a number of local bands. Rise returns to Pinedale with her full 5-piece Philly band featuring fellow Pinedale ex-pat Ryan Ptasnik on drums.
Friday’s music will be followed by a live screening of the award winning documentary film Chasing Ice which follows National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. The screening is part of the Park After Dark series presented by the Sublette BOCES and the Mountain Fest.
On Saturday, music will again kick off at 5:00 p.m. with an opening set by Austin’s Palomino Shakedown, a six-piece band that merges alt-country, swing, Southern soul and 50's & 60's rock and roll.
Headlining Saturday night will be The Jamie McLean Band from Brooklyn, NY. Jamie McLean had a big decision to make in 2006. He could continue to tour the globe as the guitarist for New Orleans’ famed Dirty Dozen Brass Band playing sets at Madison Square Garden, Bonnaroo, Japan’s Fuji Rock and working with the likes of Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews and Norah Jones. Or he could do it his way, take the road less traveled and begin to lead Jamie McLean Band.
McLean has never looked back and he’s been relentlessly touring and recording with Jamie McLean Band ever since. Touring is a staple for Jamie McLean Band and they’ve hit the road with the likes of Gregg Allman, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Taj Mahal, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Blues Traveler, North Mississippi Allstars, Joan Armatrading, Drive By Truckers and Gov’t Mule. Jamie Mclean Band has also apeared at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Gathering of the Vibes, Bele Chere, Ottawa Blues Fest, Quebec City Summer Fest, and Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam to name a few.
Following McLean’s set at Legion Park will be an after-party show at Boondocks Pizza with local alt-country band 6 Foot 2 which features Terry Hill and the aforementioned Rise, Burton and Ptasnik.
For the full Wind River Mountain Festival lineup visit www.greatoutdoorshop.com.