Virginia Music Festival Poster, circa 1973

Williamsburg, VA: William and Mary University, 1972. Vintage poster for the 1972 Virginia Music Festival, held at William and Mary University in Williamsburg, Virginia on April 7 and 8. This poster originates from the estate of progressive folk-rock group McKendree Spring violinist Michael Dreyfuss, who played in the festival.

An attractive poster featuring troubadours being towed by a camel under a moonlit sky, the festival featured acts such as Kris Kristofferson, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Linda Ronstadt, Earl Scruggs Review, McKendree Spring, John Prine, and more.

Dreyfuss pioneered the use of violins distorted by electronic and analog synthesizers, counting synthesizer inventor Robert Moog amongst his close friends, and McKendree Spring largely became known for the experimental sound that he helped craft. McKendree Spring's most noted work includes "God Bless the Conspiracy," "Spring Suite," and their covers of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain," and Neil Young's "Down By the River."

15.5 x 20 inches, rolled. Brief wear to the top and bottom edges, else Near Fine.

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