Road to Backwoods: Formula 5

The 8th Annual Backwoods Pondfest starts this weekend! For the next two days, the North Country will come alive with live music from more than 20 bands, art, a disc golf tournament, fire spinning plus much more at Peru, N.Y.

Voted one of ‘s top festivals, Backwoods attracts people from all over the East Coast for the intimate festival setting with the beautiful backdrop of the Adirondacks that is dog and family friendly. Growing strong in their 8th year, Backwoods knows how to book a solid lineup with this year being no different with such acts as Spiritual Rez, Chali 2na and the House of Vibe, Twiddle, Aqueous, Conehead Buddha plus many more.

This “Road to Backwoods” will focus on Formula 5.



Formula 5 hails from the Capital District, consisting of Mike McDonald on keyboards, Joe Davis on guitar, drummer Greg Marek and their newest member, James Woods on bass. The quartet has been heavily touring in support of their latest album, Edging on Catastrophe which is available for free stream on their site. (They also have many of their live show performances available for listening/downloading via

Their harmonies are on point with crisp and tight improvisational jams blending rock, jazz, funk, electronica plus much more to please anyone’s musical taste. Formula 5 will be performing TONIGHT at Shepard’s Cove in Lake George, NY before playing at Backwoods on the Tent Stage for a Saturday Afternoon set.

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Tickets are still available at the festival gate for $85 but bringing a non-perishable food item for Strangers Helping Strangers takes $5 off your ticket price. Early Arrival Single Day Saturday tickets are available with a discounted price of $55 at 8am. Don’t miss your chance to experience the party by the pond and meet us in the backwoods.  Be sure to like on Facebook, twitter and Instagram for Backwoods and all your festival coverage.


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