Fruit BatsJun 4, 2011 Gundlach Bundschu Winery, Sonoma, CA WATCH INSTEAD

  1. Canyon Girl
  2. The Ruminant Band
  3. Stage Ambience
  4. Tegucigalpa
  5. Stage Banter
  6. Feather Bed
  7. Stage Banter
  8. The Blessed Breeze
  9. Stage Banter
  10. My Unusual Friend
  11. Flamingo
  12. Intro / Stage Banter
  13. Tony the Tripper
  14. Stage Banter
  15. Candyman
  16. Stage Ambience
  17. You May Be Blue
  18. Stage Ambience
  19. Werewolves Of London
  20. La De Da
  21. Stage Banter
  22. Singing Joy To The World
  23. Crowd
  24. When U Love Somebody
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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.

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