Fruit Bats

Sample this concert
  1. 1Canyon Girl02:43
  2. 2The Ruminant Band03:34
  3. 3Tegucigalpa03:36
  4. 4Feather Bed05:06
  5. 5The Blessed Breeze03:57
  6. 6My Unusual Friend04:00
  7. 7Flamingo04:47
  8. 8Intro / Stage Banter01:15
  9. 9Tony the Tripper04:51
  10. 10Candyman06:32
  11. 11You May Be Blue06:01
  12. 12Werewolves Of London05:28
  13. 13La De Da06:45
  14. 14Singing Joy To The World02:44
  15. 15When U Love Somebody04:41
Fruit Bats Jun 4, 2011
Liner Notes

The festival that Eric Johnson, the lead singer of the band Fruit Bats, put together for the second year was an interesting thing that we were invited to. As we've learned with Barnstormer, there's no way to make the weather cooperate with what you want to do if you're going to be out in the elements and this one-day festival at the Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma, California, was no different.

It was a tremendous line-up of bands -- curated expertly by Johnson -- and it was just a horribly rainy day. The property that the winery sits on is gorgeous, with a sloping, grassy hillside rolling into the wooden outdoor stage, nestled against more hills and a breathtaking lake. The pissy rain forced the first half of the day's sets to happen inside a manufacturing building and the last half was just allowed to roll outside through the good and the bad, but the crowd didn't mind. These United States, Sonny & The Sunsets, J. Mascis, Richard Swift and Fruit Bats all played during, before and after intermittent downpours that never went away.