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Aarik Danielsen

Columbia, MO
Features Editor — Columbia Daily Tribune

Telling stories that intersect with art and music @columbiatribune since 2009. Lover of Brooke and Sibu. @SFGiants fanatic. Person who runs. I can even.

Make yourself herd: Expanding Mountain Goats is a lineup of equals

columbiatribune.com — To borrow, then bend, a phrase from Norville Barnes, the patsy executive Tim Robbins plays in the Coen Brothers' 1994 film "The Hudsucker Proxy": "The Mountain Goats. You know, for kids." The Mountain Goats doesn't seem like the world's most family-friendly band. Its songs are wry, wordy and split the difference between folk, punk and chamber pop.

High times for California band at Roots N Blues

columbiatribune.com — Roots N Blues N BBQ festival-goers might enjoy a little California dreaming Saturday in the middle of Stephens Lake Park. Orange County, Calif. act Justine and the Highs is only a year into its existence, but a big honor brings the band all the way to Columbia.

Back in the saddle

columbiatribune.com — THE MAVERICKS When: 5:15 p.m. Saturday as part of the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival Where: Great Southern Bank Stage in Stephens Lake Park Tickets: $70 Saturday only; $135 for the weekend. Learn more: Find a full festival schedule and other details at .

Make your own festival

columbiatribune.com — Roots N Blues N BBQ is the biggest thing going in Columbia this weekend - but it isn't everyone's thing, for one reason or another. That doesn't mean you have to feel left out or sacrifice any fun. If you're looking to make your own festival this weekend, here are a few places to get started.

Turn back the clock: The 10 best Roots N Blues sets so far

columbiatribune.com — The first nine years of the Roots N Blues N BBQ festival have provided rich moments big and small. As music lovers look forward to Year 10, I look back: Here are my picks for the 10 best Roots N Blues sets we've witnessed so far. 1.

Get back: After high-profile support gigs, Jackie Greene is doing his own thing

columbiatribune.com — Jackie Greene never has played Roots N Blues N BBQ under his own name. But the Bay Area native is no stranger to the festival, or to the sorts of artists who make it tick. In 2013, he played Roots N Blues during a yearlong stint as lead guitarist for the final iteration of The Black Crowes.

Amazing Grace | Rnbnbbq | columbiatribune.com

columbiatribune.com — Grace Potter doesn't just rock festivals - she runs them. Earlier this month, Potter presented the latest edition of her Grand Point North festival in her native Vermont. Potter gets to answer what, for most, is a hypothetical question: If you could bring anyone in the world to a festival, who would it be?

Susan Kelley | Ovation | columbiatribune.com

columbiatribune.com — In Mid-Missouri since: Kelley lived in Sturgeon for 46 years and has resided in Hallsville for the past nine years. Medium: Painting, primarily watercolors and oils Recent exhibits: A casual interaction with the owners of Fern and Sycamore, a retail and gallery space in Washington, Mo., led to the formation of a deeper relationship.

Ten to one: Richard King reflects on a decade of Roots N Blues N BBQ

columbiatribune.com — Ten years can be a lifetime in the music business. Fortunes are made and squandered. Artists make comebacks, then go away again. One-hit wonders pile up on top of each other and myriad trends stake their claim to relevance. Fortunately for Columbia, Richard King has a long view of the music business.

Folds' philosophy makes him one of America's songwriting greats

columbiatribune.com — Roots N Blues N BBQ festival organizers have eschewed a purist's approach, preferring to program in a way that is more consistent with how music actually is made. Festival artists often weave in and out of genres, paying homage to blues, country, folk and bluegrass while carving their own path.
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