It was quite the journey to Cookeville and back twice this weekend, but well worth every mile as the Muddy Roots Music Festival lived up to its name. The rain didn’t dampen festival-goers spirits, just made for one heck of a mess Sunday as everyone was covered in thick layers of mud. The two day festival drew dozens of bands, old school cars, girls, moonshine and fans from all over the world including; Canada, Belgium, Spain and Australia.
This year’s line up was dedicated to the late great Charlie Louvin and featured Rock n Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson (pictured), Wayne Hancock, Don Maddox of the Maddox Brothers and Rose, The Legendary Shack Shakers (pictured), Hillbilly Casino (pictured), Joshua Black Wilkins and so many more awesome rockin’ bands.
Some 1,000 hardcore music fans camped among the fifty acres in the middle of nowhere. There was a biker bar that sheltered some from the rain, but most just bucked up and enjoyed the mud.
There were no barriers blocking the fans from the artists. Wanda Jackson, who just got off the road with Adele, was dropped off in her car right beside us. Festival-goers threw down a tarp that he walked over to prevent from getting too muddy. She got on stage and stated “I guess it’s back to reality, you all are my people.”
Earlier in the day a Pin-Up Pageant entertained the rowdy crowd. Girls donned housewife get-ups and answered beauty pageant questions. Pinup star Sabina Kelley (pictured) was a special guest judge. Nashville beauty Erin Belle took home the crown and will be featured on the cover of Pin-Up America Magazine.
Unfortunately, I forgot my memory card on day 2 so I had to take pics on my Iphone
(so please ignore the poor quality).
Also pictured; Burlesque Le Moustache with my hula hoop troop The Spinderellas.
I look forward to seeing video recaps of the weekend on Rebel Music TV and on Pinup America’s website. Congrats to Jason Galaz and his brother Anthony for putting on one heck of a festival. I can’t wait for next year!