With festival season in full swing, folks from across the amber waves of grain and beyond are prepping to descend upon the remote Ozark, AR location known as Mulberry Mountain for the ninth installment of Wakarusa. With an eclectic lineup and the Waka Formula fully intact, fans can rest assured that the festival will once again go off without a hitch and the “waka waka waka” phrase (that never gets old over the anticipated weekends in Arkansas) will be yelled on high with an element of wonder that only attendees and previous attendees can fully understand.
This past weekend, Wakarusa vets and Perpetual Groove held their annual Memorial Day weekend “ice cream social” where state of mind reigns supreme, Amberland. While on the scene at the event that breathes “family reunion” much more than it does “festival,” front man Brock Butler and tickler of the PGroove ivories, Matt McDonald, sat down to play a few tunes — dedicating one to the forthcoming weekend.Â
As an added bonus, Matt — who recently rejoined his Perpetual comrades after a multi-year hiatus — invited his much prettier half to join in on Ashtar Command’s “Deadman’s Gun” to add an always welcome female pitch to the selected tune’s harmonies.
So sit back, relax and enjoy as Honest Tune and GrooveStreet.TV look forward to Wakarusa with Perpetual Groove: Live, Backstage & Unplugged.Â Oh, and if you haven’t already… head over to Wakarusa.com, make the purchase of tickets that you know you should and hit up the two sets of Perpetual Groove this Thursday and Friday evening.
Perpetual Groove: “Deadman’s Gun” Live, Backstage & Unplugged
— Honest Tune Magazine (@HonestTuneMag) May 29, 2012