At the end of March, I made the trek to Boise, Idaho once again for Treefort Music Fest. 2017 marked the festival’s sixth year running with a tasty lineup featuring 420 bands, and although plenty of my Portland favorites had a hand in invading and entertaining Boise for the week, I was still left with plenty of new music to discover.
I rolled in to Boise from Portland on Wednesday evening, March 24th, and checked in to The Red Lion hotel. I had no set mission for my first night, but I’d gotten an invitation from a couple people at Radio Boise to stop by the station while in town. PDX band World’s Finest was playing later that night and was down to film an alleyway session as well, so I figured that was a good start.
Dan Hurley and Chris Couch from World’s Finest after an alleyway session.
The rest of the week was spent going to shows around Boise, filming sessions, seeing old friends, meeting new people, keeping track of my gear, and doing my best to take care of myself so I could last through Sunday. House shows start early in the day, so I was up each morning before 10 and didn’t shut my eyes until after 4 am.
I haven’t edited the alleyway sessions and interviews yet, but I do have a 3 minute compilation video of the week and plenty of pictures to share until I take care of those projects.
Photos and Galleries
Grant Goodrich from BATTLEHOOCH
Talking with Rence Liam aka Dear Rabbit before filming a few songs.
Dear Rabbit playing a few songs for the bus and camera.