Sasquatch! 2012: The Cave SingersPosted by Timothy Grisham
The Cave Singers took to the Bigfoot stage as the sun was about to set on the final day of the 2012 edition of Sasquatch!
If there is any sense of a “hometown” band at a festival like Sasquatch!, perhaps it is Seattle’s Cave Singers. The band of long time Seattle scene vets felt at home on the stage playing before an enthusiastic crowd well versed in their catalog.
The band teeter between folk, blues and rock all with equal ease. With the addition of bassist Morgan Henderson, the band’s rhythm section added an extra layer of off-the beat ease that augmented Derek Fudesco’s raw-blues inspired guitar work. It is hard to imagine that Morgan’s first show with the band was just two days earlier at Tacoma’s New Frontier, he seemed to fit well within the group dynamic.
In a festival that saw its share of Americana and roots music, the Cave Singers, or as they announced, “Cavebros,” provided some grit to the mix, while others provided a more populist approach; think RL Burnside compared to Eric Clapton if you will.
The Cave Singers provided a perfect counter act for an audience wanting an escape from some of the more dance-track oriented acts performing at the time, and they greeted the Cavebros with wild enthusiasm.