Oak Canyon Ranch in Silverado, CA
July 7, 2012
This year's Hootenanny started off slow around noon at Oak Canyon Ranch but the crowd began picking up around 2:30. The festival
was full of booths to fulfill all your punk rock, rockabilly and pin-up needs. There were also booths for Gretsch guitars, tattoo shops,
Johnny's Rock & Roll Saloon and even a barber shop called Hawleywood. 2012 marks the 20 year anniversary of punk rock legends
Rancid who happen to be headlining the show. Other notable acts include Jonny Two Bags (of Social Distortion), Bouncing Souls, Rev.
Horton Heat, The Wreckin' Katz, Goddamn Gallows and Supersuckers to name a few. Another act worth mentioning was Roger Alan
Wade, although his set was acoustic it was quite entertaining. There are two main stages alternating set times and a side stage. There
are other attractions at this show besides the bands including a car show, Miss Hoot Contest and Gretsch guitar giveaways. The festival
began in 2002 and has been growing strong ever since. Definately a show worth checking out if you live in Southern California or are
willing to travel.