damien jurado

At the 2013 Huichica Music Festival last weekend, Seattle’s Damien Jurado stole the show while badmouthing California. It was hot with full sun, clear skies and $23 bottles of cold, refreshing GunBun Gewurztraminer.

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Nearly missed North Carolina’s Floating Action due to an accident on the 101.

The kids’ area had plenty of arts & crafts plus hula hoop lessons and a killer scavenger hunt.


The Donkeys from San Diego kicked off their set with a sitar. More sitar!

Portland’s Bunk Sandwiches provided a very tasty Cuban and SF’s Salumeria served up a fantastic grain salad. Most all the food packaging was compostable; unfortunately, there seemed to be only one compost bin on site and the $5 wine “glass” was plastic…

cass mccombs

SF’s very own Cass McCombs started his set stripped down to guitar and bass. Please note Bob Weir in the background. Apparently he joined Jonathan Wilson to play “Truckin’.” For better or worse, I was in the tasting room.

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Cass McCombs’ band grew to add a kashaka player. I thought she called them chachas (they look like balls).


Eric Johnson spent most of the day enjoying the bands and doing some MC work. Before day turned to night, though, Fruit Bats took the stage.

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Fruit Bats