By Jim Stanford on May 1, 2012
The 2012 Targhee Fest will have a decidedly Southern rock flavor.
Drive-By Truckers, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lucinda Williams and Trigger Hippy are among the artists added in recent weeks. In addition, reggae icon Toots and the Maytals will perform.
The eighth annual festival will be July 13-15 at the base of the Alta, Wyo., ski resort. Already announced performers include Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears, J.J. Grey and Mofro, and Paul Thorn.
The Truckers last played Jackson Hole in 2006 with the Black Crowes, who have several alumni sprinkled throughout the Targhee lineup, led by Robinson. The Crowes singer is fronting his own new band. Also, Trigger Hippy features Jackie Greene, Joan Osborne, Crowes drummer Steve Gorman and ex-guitarist Audley Freed. Jam, anyone?
Lucinda Williams is a Grammy-winning singer-songwriter originally from Louisiana. Frederick “Toots” Hibbert, from Kingston, Jamaica, formed the Maytals in 1962. He played the Mangy Moose in Teton Village in 2003 and ’04.
Three-day passes are available for Targhee Fest for as little as $99. Targhee also is offering its summer music pass, good for both music festivals and lift access, for $179.
(Robinson photo by David Stubbs)