Snapshots: Deep Roots Mountain Revival @ Marvin’s Mountaintop (Masontown, WV) — 7/20-7/22/17

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Billy Strings performs at Deep Roots Mountain Revival in Masontown, West Virginia, last weekend. (Photo by Chester Simpson)

Last weekend, revelers gathered at Marvin’s Mountaintop in Masontown, West Virginia, for the second annual Deep Roots Mountain Revival to enjoy Americana, bluegrass, and more with headliners Brandi Carlile, Dr. Dog, and Lettuce. Our friend Chester Simpson was there and took some photos of some of his favorite bands!

On July 20-22, musicians joined visual artists and craft vendors for three days of camping, dancing, and relaxing in at picturesque Marvin’s Mountaintop. Find out more about Deep Roots Mountain Revival at All photos here copyright and courtesy of Chester Simpson.

Aqueous performing on the Roots Stage Thursday, July 20. Check out their website at

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Mike Gentzer of Aqueous plays guitar.

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Grammy Award winning multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush performed at Deep Roots Mountain Revival. Visit his website at

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Musician and fan Tristan Dennis meets Sam Bush for the first time backstage!

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Moon Taxi take the stage at Deep Roots Mountain Revival on Friday, July 21.

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Check out Moon Taxi’s website at

Local tour dates:
Oct. 21 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

Moon Taxi play on the main stage of the festival.

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Brandi Carlile headlines Deep Roots Mountain Revival.

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Catch up with Brandi at

Local Tour Dates:
8/25 LOCKN’, Arrington, Virginia

Tauk perform with Eric Krasno, Grammy winning guitarist for Lettuce!

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Tauk jam with Eric of Lettuce.

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Tauk (L to R): A.C. Carter, Charlie Dolan, Matt Jalbert, and Issac Teel

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Visit Tauk at their website:

Local tour dates:
July 28-29 FloydFest, Floyd, Virginia
Aug. 25 LOCKN’, Arrington, Virginia
Sept. 20 Mainstage Morgantown, Morgantown, West Virginia

Musicians Larry Keel and Billy Strings (L to R) hang out backstage at the Roots Stage on Saturday, July 22.

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Catch up on Larry’s music at

As for Billy Strings, he is a fascinatingly unpredictable bluegrass musician. His given name is William Apostol. “I got the name Billy Strings from my Aunt Mondi, who was a real spiritual, hip Indian lady,” Billy said.

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Local tour dates:
Sept. 20 Black Cat, Washington, DC

JJ Grey & MoFro rock out at Deep Roots Mountain Revival.

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For more on JJ, visit

Local tour dates:
Aug. 27 LOCKN, Arrington, Virginia
Oct. 20 9:30 Club, Washington, DC

Eric Krasno joins JJ Grey & MoFro on the main stage on Saturday, July 22.

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Dr. Dog  headlines the Deep Roots Mountain Revival. Keep up with his career at

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Yonder Mountain String Band on the main stage Sunday morning at 1:15am (pushing the festival to July 23!)

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Stay tuned for details on the third annual Deep Roots Mountain Revival at

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