The All Good Music Festival & Camp Out returned to the natural concert bowl at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio. John Scofield and the Uberjam Band opened the 17th annual event on Thursday (July 18). Featuring a mix of booty shakin’ grooves and tightly-wound, mind-bending jams, the band proved to be a perfect choice.
The day followed with West-meets-Mali instrumentals by Toubab Krewe, jamtronica by the blossoming and impressive Papadosio and the you-have-no-choice-but-to-get-down-and-boogie New Orleans funk from Lettuce.
As the day’s headliner, Yonder Mountain String Band made the special effort of once again being a part of All Good. After the group’s appearance the members travelled 2,500 miles to headline the Northwest String Summit on Friday. The bluegrass quartet may have been a radical change from all the groove-laden material but they displayed unrelenting swing during a two-hour set of ballads and energetic originals.
Beats Antique closed the first day with powerful beat-driven material and the mesmerizing bellydancing of Zoe Jakes.