July 10th, 2009
12:20 PM ET

All Good Festival :: Friday Morning Update


(Photo: Keller Williams)

Jarrett Bellini reports from the 13th annual All Good Festival in Masontown, West Virginia

With clear skies and a comfortable chill in the air, All Good 13 finally kicked off last night at the Grassroots Stage, giving early-bird fans just a small taste of what is to come throughout the weekend. Keller Williams seemed to be the fan favorite of the first night, which also included sets by SeepeopleS, BoomBox, and DJ Harry. Instrumental electronic-rockers, Lotus, closed out the evening (er, morning) with a late night performance that began well after this blogger's bedtime. I'm sure it was wonderful – they're massively talented – but after a long day of setting up camp, sleep was wonderful, too.

The festival really starts off later today at 2pm when Hill Country Review finally opens up the All Good Stage at the base of the main concert hill. The music will continue, non-stop, straight into Saturday morning, with notable performances by Jackie Greene, Galactic, Robert Randolph & the Family Band, Todd Snider, Les Claypool, and Bob Weir & RatDog.

The progressive rock band, moe., will close things out, and are scheduled to play until (gasp) four in the morning! Known for jamming longer and harder than almost any other band, they're definitely worth staying up for.

Thus, it looks like it's going to be a long night for Old Man Bellini.

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