Wildflower Festival

Wildflower Festival

Darrell Scott

UnitedHealthcare Singer Songwriter Stage 

COUNTRY MUSIC
the old country music of cheating, drinking, working, longing- pre-garth, pre-video, pre-urban-cowboy country music – the voice of working people- people of the land – it is their poetry…country music and king james – the country music cuts the deepest

KENTUCKY
my people came from kentucky- poor tobacco farmers of first half 20th century and harlan county coal miners decades ahead of that – descendants of scots & irish – they brought their music with them

BAPTIZED
from silver haired daddy to momma’s hungry eyes i was baptized in country music – our first vacation (after my dad working in gary, indiana steel mills for 6 years) was to nashville, tn. & the grand ole opry we’d been listening to on radio – i got my first instrument at a pawn shop on broadway (1965) the following year, my mom dressed her kentucky best and marched into the 4 big labels in nashville (rca, capitol, columbia, decca) and got as far as the desk receptionist to leave a 45 of Wayne Scott & The 3 Ds (my brothers and i were the 3Ds) – i was 7 then – country music was the background music of my childhood

LONG RIDE HOME
this is a country recording- 16 songs that travel as far back as 30 years- 2 songs (The Country Boy and You’re Everything I Wanted Love To Be) written at 16, with my dad, Wayne Scott, when he rented a cabin in big bear lake, california just for us to write (we each finished the others’ song) – there is a duet with Guy Clark (Out In The Parking Lot) on a song Guy & i wrote together – there are guest vocals from Rodney Crowell (Hopkinsville), Tim Obrien & John Cowan (No Love In Arkansas & Too Close Too Comfort), and Patty Griffin (You’ll Be With Me All The Way)

THE PLAYERS
i recorded the album at home where we sat up around the grand piano where THE pianist of country music, Hargus “pig” Robbins, presided (pig started recording in nashville in 1957 – the 1st hit he played on: George Jones’ ‘White Lightnin’) – on drums, my kayak/bicycling friend, Kenny Malone, a studio legend since 1975 (his 1st hit was Dobie Gray’s ‘Drift Away’) – on upright bass: Dennis Crouch (we’d played together in Steve Earle’s Bluegrass Dukes & Dennis has played on virtually all T Bone Burnett’s recordings for the last 10 years & toured with Elvis Costello, Elton John, Robert Plant & Alisson Krauss) – we 4 were the tracking band – then i stayed with legends: Lloyd Green on pedal steel (Don Williams, Charlie Pride), on harmonicas: Charlie McCoy (everyone from Dylan to Cash) & Mickey Raphael (Willie) – then singers, Marcus Hummon, Jonell Mosser & Kathy Chiavola (from Dixie Chicks to Emmylou Harris) and mixed & mastered by Ray Kennedy (Lucinda Williams, Malcolm Holcomb)

it is country music how i remember it – with some of the players that made the very music that was both lifting & breaking my heart as a kid – what i find is the country music industry has changed, but country & working people have not changed so much- they still love country music when they hear it – i hope they get to hear this

a long ride home

WF! Blog

GATES OPEN AT 6:30PM AND WILDFLOWER! STAGES TO ROCK ON SATURDAY

It’s been a wild weekend here at Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival! We are so excited to update that the gates are going to open at 6:30 p.m.. The festival has been partially open since this morning and indoor performances inside the Eisemann Center have continued as scheduled throughout the day.

Unfortunately, Blue Oyster Cult had to cancel its appearance at the Festival due to its flight into DFW International Airport being cancelled because of the severe weather. All acts prior to 6:30 p.m. set to perform on outdoor stages have been removed from the schedule.

Want the good news? The Methodist Richardson Amphitheatre Stage, Plaza Stage, and Bud Light Stage are ready to rock (after a lot of hard work by the festival folks).

Methodist Richardson Amphitheatre Stage
8:15 p.m. The Guess Who
10:00 p.m. Grand Funk Railroad

The Guess Who

Plaza Stage
8:45 p.m. Judah & The Lion
10:30 p.m. Fitz and the Tantrums

Bud Light Stage
6:45 p.m. Devil’s Sooty Brother
8:15 p.m. Joshua Ray Walker
9:45 p.m. Big City Outlaws

Aeromyth

Hill Hall
9:00 p.m. Aeromyth

UnitedHealthcare Singer Songwriter Stage
6:00 p.m. Jason Castro
7:45 p.m. Darrell Scott
9:15 p.m. Crystal Bowersox

The Plaza Stage viewing grounds consist of solid concrete but you’ll want to bring a lawn chair for the Methodist Richardson Amphitheatre Stage area, or wear comfy boots to navigate the soggy grass. The wet conditions have created high humidity of 94% and cool temperatures in the 60’s.

Due to schedule changes caused by today’s severe weather, all Saturday general admission tickets to the festival will be honored for use, either today or tomorrow. We scan it once and you can decide whether that will be for Saturday or Sunday. Ticket prices for Saturday have been dropped to $30 at the gate. On Sunday, children 12 and under will be allowed free admission.

Street performers scheduled to appear on Performance Row have been cancelled for today. Due to wind damage, the WF! Kids area is closed for the rest of the weekend.

The schedule for all acts is updated and posted on the website. www.wildflowerfestival.com

Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival Announces Revised Saturday Schedule Due To Severe Weather Impacts

All gates to open at 6:30 p.m. with most national acts set to perform

The Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival will open all gates at 6:30 p.m. The Festival has been partially open since 11 a.m. this morning, with indoor music performances taking place as scheduled on Eisemann Center stages.

Weather Impacts On Performances
With the exception of Blue Oyster Cult and Quiet Company, all performances set for this evening on outdoor stages at Wildflower! will perform as scheduled. Blue Oyster Cult had to cancel its appearance at the Festival this weekend due to its flight into DFW International Airport being cancelled because of severe weather. Tonight’s 7:15 p.m. performance by Quiet Company on the Plaza Stage has also been cancelled along with all other acts scheduled to perform on outdoor stages prior to 6:30 p.m.

Weather Impacts From Today’s Storm
At approximately 1 p.m. and again at 3:30 p.m. this afternoon, severe weather passing through North Texas impacted the festival grounds causing limited wind damage. Festival staff are in the process of cleaning the grounds and all six gates at the festival will reopen at 6:30 p.m.

Patrons Asked To Prepare For Wet Conditions
People planning to attend the festival this evening to enjoy the outdoor stages will want to prepare accordingly for wet conditions. Bring water resistant clothing and lawn chairs are recommended.

Saturday Passes To Be Honored Today Or Tomorrow
Due to schedule changes caused by today’s severe weather, all Saturday passes to the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival will be honored for use either today or tomorrow.

Saturday Pass Dropped To $30 For Saturday Performances / Children Get In Free Sunday
Ticket prices for Saturday have been dropped to $30 at the gate. On Sunday, children 12 and under will be allowed through the gates free of charge.

Other Updates
Street performers scheduled to appear on Performance Row have also been cancelled for today and, due to wind damage, the Children’s Area on the festival grounds is closed for the rest of the weekend. Information on the performance schedule for all acts is available at www.wildflowerfestival.com.

WILDFLOWER! FESTIVAL TO PARTIALLY OPEN DUE TO THREAT OF SEVERE WEATHER

Festival grounds expected to fully open at 5 p.m., or once area storms pass; performances on Eisemann Center stages continue as scheduled

(Richardson, TX) – Richardson’s Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival will partially open at 11 a.m. due to the threat of severe weather in the area. Gate F, located on the north side of the event, is open for patrons to directly enter the Eisemann Center to enjoy performances on the Singer Songwriter and Hill Performance Hall stages. The closest parking area to Gate F is the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas parking garage. View the Festival Map for locations.

All six gates on the festival grounds are expected to reopen at 5 p.m., or once the threat of severe weather has passed. People planning to attend the festival to enjoy the outdoor stages this evening are asked to prepare accordingly for wet conditions. Bring water resistant clothing, umbrellas and lawn chairs. All afternoon performances scheduled to take place on outdoor stages prior to 5 p.m. have been cancelled.

Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival has historically had bouts with rain over the past 27 years of its history in Richardson, but the event has always been held rain or shine. Richardson’s Emergency Management team consistently monitors the weather, and public safety personnel have plans in place to shelter people if necessary.

Tickets available online or at the gate.

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