Heart's Roger Fisher hosting 'really unusual music festival'on August 17, 2012 @ 9:07 am (Updated: 1:24 pm - 8/17/12 )
Roger Fisher, the former guitarist for Heart, is hosting what he calls a "very unusual music festival" on the Olympic Peninsula this weekend. (Image courtesy Facebook: Jerry, Lois Levin)
The man that played guitar on many of the massive hits from Seattle band Heart is hosting what he calls a "really unusual music festival" out on the Olympic Peninsula this weekend.
Moon Fest will feature Roger Fisher, the former guitarist for Heart, Randy Hansen, a well known Jimi Hendrix tribute performer, a Beatles cover band called British Export and other artists paying tribute to bands like The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Tom Petty.
Fisher says they're testing out a home-built 12.2 surround sound system.
"It absolutely sounds amazing. People have never heard or experienced this before."
While most of the acts will be tributes to past greats, Fisher tells The Dori Monson Show that the audience will also get a taste of his new band.
"I spent all last year clandestinely auditioning a lot of musicians and I put together a seven-piece group that is really unusual," says Fisher.
He says they play world rock. "It's just a real interesting combinations of instruments and personalities and then it's all my original music."
The festival will be at Lake Leland near Quilcene and proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
The festival runs all day Saturday from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets are $50 and festival goers can camp in a tent or RV on Saturday night for a fee.
Listen to Dori's full interview with Roger Fisher:
By JAMIE GRISWOLD, MyNorthwest.com Editor
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