Blackberry Possum Joins CukoRakko SpringFest Lineup March 23, 2017 13:13
Photo by Jordan Kirkland: Live & Listen
While the lineup for CukoRakko Music & Arts Festival's 2017 SpringFest features a heavy presence of jam, funk, and jazz, festival organizers recognize that the element of music which put Horse Pens 40 on the map is undoubtedly bluegrass. With that being said, organizers are extremely pleased to once again welcome Blackberry Possum as the latest addition to the weekend's roster (May 5th-7th). In the likeness of Leftover Salmon, Blackberry Possum has the ability to bring to the stage a jamgrass and newgrass appeal, but like traditional bluegrass arrangements can turn on a dime with a standard bluegrass song. This aspect alone has made BBP a CukoRakko favorite over the years and sparked numerous requests for the band's return in 2017. The Alabama roots run deep with this group, which features a lineup of seasoned musicians who have been honing their craft for well over 40 years.
Blackberry Possum is Tony Brook, Wildman Steve, Brian Fowler, Jimbo Leach, John Boyd and Tom Burgess playing bluegrass, newgrass, country and originals. They will perform at CukoRakko Music & Arts Festival's SpringFest on Saturday, May 6th.
Watch Blackberry Possum perform "Jelly Jam" at CukoRakko on May 14th, 2016 here: