The best acts you didn’t even know you missed at Wanderlust

Via Joana Smith
on Jul 28, 2009
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The village at Squaw Valley was an epicenter of activity. There were independent merchants selling goods, food, plenty of people watching, and some really great lesser-known acts rockin’ the Casbah stage.


Bhi Bhiman’s deep, soulfull baritone voice filled the village. He did an absolutely transcendent, downtempo cover of Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy.


Elizaveta has the voice of an angel. I was wandering around looking for a yoga class and I could not help but stop and listen to her siren song.

Her lyrics were heart-felt and touching to counter the operatic vocals; think Regina Spektor meets The Phantom of the Opera.


William Fitzsimmons‘ introspective lyrics and airy guitar make for easy listening. He had gathered quite a crowd, but after his second encore, he quipped, “This is cutting into my yoga time.”

Sounds like he’s got his priorities right.


Just because I’m not big yet doesn’t mean you can forget about me.


About Joana Smith

Who I'd like to meet: Superman's Children, eco-warriors, truck drivers, persephone, roller derby queens, nurses, scientists, givers, priests, yogi, storytellers, people who don't know right now, playwrights, philosophers, people who are more visual, people who hop trains, performers, poets, seamstresses, activists, Spider-Man, kids, rangers, Snow White, dj's, massage therapists, people who work with their hands, bunnies, sportsracers, people who work in offices, dancers, baristas, artists, cleaners, climbers, Jeff's sister, Colbert, Skiers, Bikers, skaters, surfers, ani, people who are recovering, trees (and flowers), people who will die soon, gardeners, horses, Jolie-Pitt, soon-to-be mothers, margie's daughter, astronomers, people who are scared, girls who wear black and listen to the Smiths, cuffmakers, lambs, Miranda July, the man in the moon, Bono, people from 'round here, Obama...


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