Suwannee Hulaween. Photo by: Keith Grinner
Suwannee Hulaween. Photo by: Keith Grinner

Railroad Earth takes over Friday at Hulaween

 

The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground opened the gates for three days of music with live performances including: The Floozies, Primus, The String Cheese Incident, Pretty Lights and 30 acts to officially kick the festival into high gear on Friday at Hulaween.

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, led by powerhouse vocalist Arleigh Kincheloe, opened up the Main Stage on Friday, October 30th. Great Scott, does she have a voice. The Brooklyn-based band was dressed as characters from the movie Back To the Future, and played a futuristically great show to match. This band’s got a lot of heart and soul.

Big Wild

What do you get when you mix leather pants, intensely patterned shirts, superb beats, personal loops, wild rhymes, big sounds, and excellent hair? BIG WILD.

 

Set List:

  • Back to the Future Intro
  • Don’t Be Jealous
  • We Need a Love
  • Catch Me
  • Borderline
  • Prison Cells
  • Sugar
  • Earth Angel
  • Johnny B Goode (w/ Roosevelt Collier on pedal steel guitar)
  • Dr. Feel Good (w/ Roosevelt Collier on pedal steel guitar)
  • Mama Knows
  • Dirt

 

Suwannee Hulaween
Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
Live Oak, Florida

  • The Forecast
  • Chasin’ a Rainbow
  • Drag Him Down
  • Like a Buddha
  • Hangtown Ball
  • 1759

As the sun passed overhead, six very talented men from Stillwater, NJ took the Main Stage. The day was still warm and the music was as refreshing as the spring water in the Suwannee River.  An old taste of folk mixed with some serious new grass pickin brought out the best in the audience on Friday.

 

Primus Hulaween Setlist:

Those Damn Blue-Collar Tweekers – Salmon Man – Wynona’s Big Brown Beaver – American Life – Over the Falls – Lee Van Cleef – Jilly’s On Smack – Mr. Krinkle – Southbound Pachyderm – My Name Is Mud – Jerry Was A Racecar Driver


As giant red spotted mushrooms grew from the sides of the Amphitheatre stage, Primus appeared.

Led by the infamous front man Les Claypool on bass, the multi-talented & well reserved Larry “Ler” LaLonde on his “six-string hunk of a guitar”, along with the powerhouse drummer Tim “Herb” Alexander. Claypool’s bass guitar rocketed through the Spanish moss hanging from the old lurking trees on Friday evening.

The set was made up of several of the band’s classics along with much welcomed banter between Claypool and Ler. But to correct Claypool, National Sombrero day is the 17th of October not the 30th, but you probably already knew that.

 

Pretty Lights Hulaween Setlist:

Up and Down I Go – Try to Remember (2nd half) – Lonesome Street – Fly Like an Eagle Remix – World of Illusion – Wrong Platform – Let the World Hurry By – Where Are my Friends?/Only Yesterday (un-released) – New (un-released) – Gazing at the Glare – I Can See It In Your Face – Cost Ya Nothing – Solar Sailor (PL Remix) – How We Do – Dionysus Strings Intro>Gold Coast Hustle – High School Art Class – Syn_thesis – So Much In the Dark – Strings Intro>Country Roads Remix – Total Fascination (Defunk Remix)


One man was called upon to throw down a late-night main stage performance of eminent proportions, and his name is Derek Vincent Smith.

Pretty Lights took the stage just after mid-night thirty, the sky was filled with maps of color splitting a smoky haze to lose yourself, find your spirit, and get lost again. His set featured remixed material, as well as original tracks to dance and groove to late night.