Filed by M. Trevor Higgins
Los Lonely Boys, one of the best and smartest bookings of the festival, in my opinion, slowly but surely got the crowd hooked on their "Texican" grooves, and by their encore, "Heaven," the crowd was loving it. So was Dennis Haskins, aka Mr. Belding, who was running around backstage.
The Spinners looked sharp on the Covista Stage, but Tea Leaf Green lived up to expectations. Chattanoogans blew their expectations out of the water, as a large crowd showed up and brought their dance moves. TLG, in concert as on their album, ride the fine wave of jam. They draw it out and solo, but not so long the crowd becomes disinterested or weary. With only four members, compared to Widespread Panic's six, fewer people need solos and the band stays tight.
Afterwards, their manager expressed an interest in returning on their next Southern trip so let your local club owner or promoter know you'd like to see them return, too.
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Another Trevor plays/sings for TLG.
Tea Leaf Green plays in front of the Hunter.
Sean Smith performs at the AmSouth Bank Stage.
Cleanup takes place at the UnumProvident Stage after the show.