Live Video: Fruit Bats at Pickathon, Logging Road Sessions

Pickathon
12/04/2015
Jim Beckmann
photo by Amber Knecht

Pickathon's 2015 Fall Season is in full steam. Each week, they're running an ambitious program of four new episodes every week through February 2016. Through twelve individual channels of content, you'll be able to experience this one of a kind festival in the most intimate of ways... you'll go, On the Farm, up to the Pumphouse, across to the Slab, out the Woods Stage, into the Galaxy Barn, and so many other unique locations where the magic of Pickathon happens.

KEXP is proud to take part. On every fourth Thursday of each month, we present the Logging Road Sessions, featuring twelve exclusive performances captured by the KEXP crew deep in the woods of the festival grounds, with artists including JD McPherson, Rodrigo Amarante, Edna Vazquez, Jackson Boone, Little Freddie King and Ty Segall with Cory Hanson.

For our latest episode, we present Fruit Bats, the long-time project of Portland-based, Chicago-bred singer-songwriter - and sometimes guitarist for The Shins, Califone and others - Eric D. Johnson. As Fruit Bats, he released five albums of rootsy, psych-tinged folk-pop songs before taking a brief hiatus to record and perform solo as EDJ. Now, he's ready to return with his band and a new release in early 2016 and has treated us to a sneak peek of his new material with "Humbug Mountain Song", performed during an exclusive acoustic set for KEXP at Pickathon, live on the Logging Road:

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