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It's All Good (photos)

By Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography
Bob Weir (center) founded Furthur with fellow Grateful Dead member Phil Lesh in 2009. The band has played All Good several times, and Lesh and Weir also have played it with other bands, including Phil Lesh & Friends and RatDog.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography This was the festival's 17th year.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Bob Weir joins Grace Potter and the Nocturnals for the Grateful Dead's "Friend of the Devil."
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography The crowd eagerly awaits Furthur's set.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Furthur includes Grateful Dead members Bob Weir (left) and Phil Lesh (right). Photographer Josh Husiar described the scene as "a wonderful show with a loving vibe that nearly left some people in tears." The setlist included "Dancing in the Streets," "Brokedown Palace," "Music Never Stopped," "Uncle John's Band" and "Turn on Your Love Light."
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Grace Potter removes her shoes to get more comfortable during her set on Saturday. Country music fans may know the singer from her duet with Kenny Chesney, "You and Tequila."
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography In addition to festival shows like All Good, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are currently on tour. Regional dates include the Wolf Trap in Vienna, Va., on Aug. 15 and Cleveland's House of Blues on Aug. 23.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Leftover Salmon is a staple at All Good, having played the festival seven times. The band will be at the Metropolitan Theatre in Morgantown Sept. 11.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Banjo player Andy Thorn has been with Leftover Salmon since 2010.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Brian Slater of Charleston enjoys Leftover Salmon's set.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Beats Antique (featuring belly dancer Zoe Jakes) blends world fusion and electronica music, belly dance and performance art in its live shows, like the one in the wee hours of Friday morning at All Good.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Nina Dawn Ratcliff of Charleston tries her hand at the upright bass during a late-night jam session in the camping area.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Keller Williams, a frequent All Good performer, closed out the weekend with a Sunday evening show. Husiar said, "For those who haven't seen Keller Williams perform, he is truly a musical legend all his own. He is basically a one-man jam band, and he knows how to get the crowd dancing. [His set] was a great way to end a great weekend of great music."
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Keller Williams was joined by The Travelin' McCourys, which was started by the sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography John Butler of the John Butler Trio performing on Friday.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography The John Butler Trio, from Australia, also played All Good in 2011 -- the last year the festival was held in West Virginia.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Capturing the crowd on Thursday afternoon.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Pretty Lights' late night set included just that. The electronica artist is also known as Derek Vincent Smith.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Papadosio doesn't just play music festivals; it hosts one of its own! Rootwire, now in its fourth year, runs Aug. 15-18 in Logan, Ohio, which is about two hours from Charleston.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Papadosio from the crowd's POV.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Instrumental electronic rockers STS9 played on Friday at All Good and will soon be out on tour with another All Good alum -- Umphrey's McGee. The tour starts Aug. 15 at the Palace Theater in Louisville, Ky.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Yonder Mountain String Band is another All Good regular and fan favorite. They "played a great set yet again this year," Husiar reported.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Adam Aijala of Yonder Mountain String Band.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography The Werks are very familiar with Legend Valley. In addition to playing All Good there, they host the Werk Out Music and Arts Festival there; it's slated for Sept. 12-14 this year.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography A fan enjoys The Werks' set. If you visit their Facebook page (thewerksmusic), you'll find a link to a free download of it.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Lettuce is a funk band from Boston.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography The Toubab Krewe blends American and West African influences.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography You can hear Toubab Krewe at the Camp Barefoot Music & Arts Festival in Bartow, Pocahontas County. The fest runs Aug. 22-24; they play the 24th.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Les Claypool has played All Good as a solo act before, but this year he was there with his band, Primus.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography The North Mississippi Allstars are a Southern rock/blues band. Their new album, "World Boogie is Coming," is due out Sept. 3, and they'll be at The Southgate House Revival in Newport, Ky., on Sept. 9.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Jazz rock guitarist John Scofield and his Uberjam Band were the first to take the stage at this year's All Good.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography Friday afternoon crowd shot.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography An artist from Higher Level Art in Cincinnati works on the graffiti wall.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography A group of friends from Huntington took time out from the festivities for a group shot by Husiar.
Josh Husiar, Sound Vibe Photography These stilt walkers were sure to have a good view of the stage.

The  All Good Music Festival ran July 18-21 at Legend Valley, in Thornville, Ohio (where it relocated last year from its longtime home at Marvin's Mountaintop in Masontown, Preston County). Barboursville photographer Josh Husiar of Sound Vibe Photography was there to capture the action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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