Treefort Music Fest 2017

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.

SGCBus chillin in the Radio Boise studio.

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

The Lower 48

Dirty Revival


Nude Dude

New friend David-Davey

They have studio puppies at Radio Boise. I’m going to need to talk to the people in charge at PRP. I want studio puppies.

Scott Landia and I



House show with Nude Dude, Panther Milk, Clarke and the Himselfs

Angel Olsen

World’s Finest

The best hotel parties happen at Cabana Inn

Getting a commemorative Treefort tattoo

Talking with Rence Liam aka Dear Rabbit before filming a few songs.

Dear Rabbit playing a few songs for the bus and camera.

Scott Landia

The Growlers

Mac Demarco

Rence Liam

Rence Liam

Boone Howard

Delicate Steve



The Prids

Wooden Indian Burial Ground

The Raven and the Writing Desk

Photo by Scott Landia

Photo by Scott Landia

Photo by Scott Landia