When Was the First Caveman Music Festival? Part 1 

When was the first Caveman music festival? It was 2010 in Swansea, New York, and since then it has grown and evolved. With a new lineup of artists such as Sam Bush and the Leftover Salmon, this summer’s Caveman is set to be it’s most eclectic yet. The festival will be held again in 2022. Until then, check out the first installment of the series below. Here’s a look at the evolution of the music since the first edition. 


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Iwanusa’s Caveman has evolved since 2010 

In the year since his debut album, Matthew Iwanusa’s Caveman has been steadily improving its sound. Their songs have become heavier and more spacious, using synthesizer pads and harmonies more judiciously. Their lyrics have also grown from typical twenty-something romantic frustrations to larger existential questions. With the release of their new EP, “Otero War,” Caveman will continue their extensive tour across the US and Europe. 

As the band’s lead singer and songwriter, Iwanusa has been surrounded by musicians who have contributed to the band’s sound. They collaborated with Johnny T, a legendary figure in the New York punk scene, who hired some of them to work in his bar or as DJs. He was one of the key people behind the band’s signing to the Cinematic Music Group, the same company that signed Joey Bada$$ and Chris Martin. The band’s father also contributed to their string arrangements. 

Its lineup includes Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, Infamous Stringdusters 

The festival’s first night will feature a wide-ranging lineup of musical acts, including Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, Infamy Stringdusters, and Larry Keel Experience. The second night will feature a special appearance by Peter Rowan and the Free Mexican Airforce featuring Los Texmaniacs. Bowregard will play her first Suwannee show, while Verlon Thompson will perform a special workshop alongside Jim Lauderdale and then perform his second set at the festival. Finally, the festival closes with Donna the Buffalo and a line-up of festival favorite acts. 

The band has been performing for over 30 years and their lineup features Sam Bush, Leftover Salmon, Infamy Stringdusters, and many other acts. Its founder, Vince Herman, moved to Boulder from Morgantown, WV in 1985 to pursue his musical career. He later met Drew Emmitt at a Left Hand String Band show. Both artists were inspired to perform and collaborate, and a friendship was born. 

It will debut in 2022 

A sequel to The Forest, titled Sons of the Forest, is set for release in May 2022. Developer Endnight Games says that the game will be “open world survival horror” with deranged monsters and realistic mylar tents. It will be available for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Here are some details on the game. Read on for more information! Until then, check out the latest trailer and key visuals. 

Another pre-debut boy group under the label BigHit Entertainment is a group called Trainee A. The group’s lineup features one Thai, one Australian, one Japanese, and one Chinese member. It is expected to debut on May 17 with a mini-album, Way Up. However, its release date is still unconfirmed. So, keep an eye out for updates on their progress! If there’s a rumored SM Entertainment member who debuted in 2022, don’t worry. It is expected to come out in 2023.