Mountain Jam 2016 to Stream Live Webcast
Want to take in this year's Mountain Jam festival, but you can't make the trek to upstate New York for the event? Now you can watch the whole thing from home.
Mountain Jam 2016 will be webcast courtesy of Tourpedo, where single-day and all-festival passes are now on sale and available through a pay-what-you-want pricing structure. Proceeds benefit the Radio Woodstock Cares Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to supporting non-profits and those in need throughout the Hudson Valley.
As previously reported, this year's Mountain Jam lineup is led by appearances from Gov’t Mule, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Beck, and includes sets by a long list of acts that includes Wilco, the Avett Brothers and Umphreys McGee as well as Brandi Carlile, Gary Clark, Jr., Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jason Isbell, Courtney Barnett and Nathaniel Rateliff & the Nightsweats, among many others. You can check out the complete schedule at the Mountain Jam website.
Of particular interest to classic rock fans at this year's festival is a complete performance of Led Zeppelin II courtesy of Train, who also recorded their version of the classic LP and will arrive at Mountain Jam shortly after the record arrives in stores. As frontman Pat Monahan told Ultimate Classic Rock, his Zep bona fides go back to his bar band days. "I was in a cover band that did three sets a night, and then the last set was the Zeppelin set," he recalled. "That’s when everybody would show up to see us, and we never got it through our thick heads that maybe we should just do all Led Zeppelin and then they could have shown up earlier."
The weekend will also include a David Bowie tribute from keyboardist Marco Benevento and Superhuman Happiness, who delivered a full-album performance of Hunky Dory at Brooklyn's Knitting Factory last year. "We worked out our own arrangements and figured out how to pull that off. Ever since then people have wanted us to try it again and do some more Bowie," Benevento told UCR. "This Mountain Jam thing came about from that gig. We wanted to do something different this year, instead of just playing my own set, so we put together the Bowie tribute."
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