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Hangtown Music Festival Continues Its Fine Tradition in Eighth Year
Hangtown Music Festival El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Placerville October 25 - 28, 2018 Photos by Paul Piazza. The Annual Hangtown Music Festival is one of the final large outdoor music events before most things musical go indoors and hibernate for the late fall and winter. This year's event, the eighth since its inception, continued the wonderful tradition of camping, camaraderie, and incredibly fun celebrations of music, renewals of friendships, and common love for exceptional live music. But amidst all the revel, there was an undercurrent of loss felt for Andy Goessling, the incredible multi-instrumentalist of Railroad Earth, who had passed away thirteen days earlier after a lengthy illness. Leading up to the event, Goessling had been honored by an outpouring of beautiful words by many in music communities across the nation. As a member of Railroad Earth, who are the festival hosts, Goessling had wowed many with his playing the previous seven years and made an impression on even