Concert Sutra Smokin’ With Chris Robinson & New Earth Mud
by terri sapp
Photographs by Leah Yetter
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After many delays and layovers in the journey between Atlanta, Georgia and Quincy, California, Chris Robinson and the New Earth Mud was the perfect show to get Leah and I relaxed and in the High Sierra mood. My first experience with High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, California was full of good times from start to finish. I could not have asked for a better start to our 2004 High Sierra than the New Earth Mud late night show on Thursday night. I do believe I have a new forth of July tradition in this wonderfully laid-back fest!
Once I got my first taste of Chris Robinson and New Earth Mud at Music Midtown in Atlanta, I took notice to the fact that these guys would be offering a late night performance at High Sierra on Thursday, July 1, 2004. These tickets were sold separately from the general festival ticket, so the number of tickets sold was significantly less than the over all tickets. This made for a truly intimate feel that comes once in a lifetime. I can’t say enough how special this show felt. We were lucky to have been a part of the fun(k) (all up in Mr. Robinson’s and Mr. Reiff’s grill)! Other than the obviously fantastic Georgia boy, Chris Robinson, on guitar, lead vocals, among other instruments, there were four extremely talented musicians. Audley Freed on guitar, George Reiff on bass, Steve Distanislao on drums, and Rob Barraco on keyboards rocked and rolled all over the Funk’n’Jamhouse. Continue reading