Old Settler's Music Festival Outstanding!

RECEIVED Mon., May 2, 2005

Dear Editor,
    Once again the Old Settler's Music Festival was and is one of my favorite springtime events that cannot be missed. This was probably my best OSMF that I can remember. There were big names – maybe not the biggest, but all the musicians put on their personal best performances. I wasn’t familiar with about one-half of the schedule, but I trusted the promoter to deliver, and deliver they did. I give Randy Collier and his staff of volunteers much credit for pulling off the most comfortable festival I can remember, and musically it was stellar. Several highlights on Friday and Saturday: Red Stick Ramblers – that’s Cajun grass; New Monsoon – that’s jam grass; Railroad Earth; Kasey Chambers; and that is just Friday. Saturday my highlights were Karen Abrahams, Jimmy LaFave, Back Porch Vipers, Bela Fleck – just awesome – and to top it all off, Rodney Crowell and Austin’s own Flounders Without Eyes. Even the music in the campground was excellent.
    It’s very obvious to me that Randy Collier has more than just done his homework in bringing top-notch talent to the beautiful Salt Lick in Driftwood; he has looked at what his audience wants and likes, and he delivers. You can really trust OSMF to bring the best of the best to town for one of my favorite festivals of the year.
    Great job, Randy!
Jim Goldrick
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