I am working on a full report of Merlefest '09. On Saturday, we had a pretty mind-blowing experience with two other families...can't wait to share. And really, by saying "mind-blowing," I'm not exaggerating.
In the meantime, here was one of the highlights of the weekend: we discovered our new favorite band, Scythian. After hearing them at the dance-tent on our way to bed our first night, we decided to hear them every time they played in the next couple of days. This photo was taken at the "busking workshop," the hottest day of the festival, explaining why Abe is clad only in his diaper.
These guys are incredibly fun (and shh...but how cute is that drummer? deliciousness, I say). Go here to listen to their music. Our favorite is "Technocordian." Abe looooves this song. If these guys come to your town, do yourself a huge favor: take the kids and GO.
Here's a live version of the song. It starts out slow but amps up. We heard this performed at Merlefest with several hundred people outside on the side of a steep hill. Despite the heat, most everyone was on their feet and dancing.