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XPNFest Recap: Dave Hause closed out the Marina Stage with a rocking set

Dave Hause | photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Dave Hause | photo by Michelle Montgomery | www.michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Hometown hero Dave Hause continues to own a solo career after successful punk rock ventures with bands like The Loved Ones, and he brought his old school rock ‘n’ roll to the Marina Stage tonight.  He played to a relaxed but content crowd, though the longtime Hause fans made themselves known by singing along to songs from both Resolutions (2010) and Devour (2013)

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XPNFest Recap: Marah showed off some serious skills on the Marina Stage

Marah | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Marah | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

Where do you even start with a band like Marah.  The re-invented band’s set had a few XPoNential firsts, to begin with.  First bagpipe on stage (probably), youngest band-member (young fiddle prodigy Gus Tritsch) and the first time I saw a line of fans line up at the back of the stage to autographs.  From the name of their most recent record, Mountain Minstrelsy of Pennsylvania, you might expect a quaint back porch folk group but that is no where near what we got this afternoon on the Marina Stage.

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XPNFest Recap: Caitlin Rose made a charming appearance on the Marina Stage

Caitlin Rose | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com
Caitlin Rose | photo by Michelle Montgomery | michellemontgomeryphotography.com

With raindrops beginning to drizzle down, Nashville’s Caitlin Rose brought us a strong dose of imaginative country rock ‘n’ roll on the Marina Stage.  Backed by Los Colognes from her hometown, Rose played songs from her 2014 LP The Stand-In, along with a pair of covers and old favorite.

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