Kudzu Guillotine wrote:
this article written by Parke Puterbaugh from 2010 which provides a good amount of detail about the festival, including who played (I had no idea Mitch Easter was also on the bill) as well as an interview with the Mayor, Andy Barker, who passed away just last year:Remembering NC's Woodstock
Nice find Kudzu. Great quotes from that website. Pam Simon, family-law attorney, Statesville:
“After the festival, I lived in a teepee in Love Valley. Some of the Allman Brothers were hanging out there, too. Dickey (Betts) and Butch (Trucks) and Red Dog (an Allman Brothers roadie) were around a lot. A handful of us hitchhiked to one of their concerts at the Fillmore East in New York City (in 1971), and we stayed with them in their suite on Park Avenue.
“I hitchhiked back to Love Valley afterward and was in my teepee making breakfast when Dickey showed up. The band had played another gig the night before somewhere on Long Island. But the first thing he did after that was come back to Love Valley. So we had breakfast in my teepee on the Monday morning following the recording of 'Live at Fillmore East.’
“I was talking with Dickey backstage in Charlotte many years later and he said, 'You’re a lawyer. ... You must live in a three-story teepee now!’”Butch Trucks, drummer, Allman Brothers Band, West Palm Beach, Fla.:
“Love Valley became kind of a focal point for the Allman Brothers Band. We all just started hanging out there. Love Valley was where we lived and hung out when we weren’t working. Dickey built a house there. That’s where he was living with Sandy Blue Sky when he wrote 'Blue Sky.’
“It was such a cool place. You had to ride horses. It was just like this Wild West town, and I can remember nights we were full of moonshine and LSD