Sons of the Soil Music Festival was yesterday (Sunday – 10/27/2013) in Charleston, WV. I want to thank everyone who came out to enjoy the show.
To all the bands: (Fallen Captive, DeadFaceDown, Disillusion Effect, Below the Tide, Left Behind, Let the Guilty Hang, Fall Before Your Creator, StychNtyme, Elysium, and Awakening the Revenant), you guys played awesome sets and I am proud to have worked with you all. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to meet as many of the musicians as I would have liked because there were so many aspects of the show that required my attention.
To all the fans: It was great to see everyone having a good time. I noticed that several young people were there enjoying live music for the first time, and words cannot begin to express what it means to me to have made that possible for them.
I also want to thank all the sponsors: Fret ‘n Fiddle, Hidden Trails Motorsports, and Sullivan’s Records. All our sponsors were wonderful, and I sincerely appreciate their faith in the show.
Thanks to Spork:Truck for being there all day making awesome food for everyone. Sam is as nice as he is talented, and if you haven’t tried their food yet, you are missing out.
Thanks to Mirage Sound for providing the sound services that brought the thunder all day. Skip Mason is a consummate professional and is a pleasure to work with.
Thanks to Jimbo Valentine for designing the show flyer for Sons of the Soil. Jimbo makes great art, and he has designed hundreds of show flyers. Make sure to check out his work.
Thanks to my friends Curtis and James for coming out to help with the show. These guys ran on absolutely no sleep, and they were there all day from the early morning hours helping with several aspects of the show.
Special thanks to my Amanda for all the moral support for the seven months that I organized Sons of the Soil (and all the insanity that goes into organizing and promoting this type of show), and for being there on the day of the show to help with tickets and admission. She is my Turtle Dove and my rock, and has always supported me in everything I do.
We definitely had a great show, and it would not have been possible without the people mentioned above (I sincerely apologize if I left anyone out). The music scene in West Virginia is not dead, contrary to popular belief, so make sure to make it a point to see more independent shows and support the bands.