We've teamed up with the good people at Pickathon to present a season's worth of archival — and incredible — videos from the Pacific Northwest festival's Lucky Barn Series. Tune in every fourth Tuesday of the month to catch a new clip.
The penultimate episode from the Spring season of the Lucky Barn Series features Edna Vazquez accompanied by Luz Elena Mendoza. With a battered gut-string guitar and captivating Spanish-language vocals, the two meander through "Por Un Amor." Explaining her songwriting process, Vazquez tells a story from when she was eight years old. Her grandfather told her that, when she gets scared, she can whistle. So she did, mimicking songs she heard along the way and, eventually, capturing her own melodies. "I let out the music I have inside through the whistle," she says.
Pickathon comes back to the Pendarvis Farm in Happy Valley, Oregon, from August 5-7, 2016. Recent additions to the festival lineup include Mac DeMarco, King Sunny Ade, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, Joseph, Ry X, Cory Henry, Promised Land Sound, Town Mountain, Myke Bogan, Blossom, Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms, Open Mike Eagle, and Chanti Darling. Tickets and the full lineup are available now.
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Photo credit: Drew Bandy