Bands performed and vendors served local cuisine in Agawam Park, and musicians played on village streets Saturday during the second annual Southampton SeptemberFest, Simultaneously, Southampton Historical Museum put on Harvest Day, including a recreation of an 1850s wedding and reception.
Miles to Dayton, Goldspot and Rhett Miller were among the performers inAgawam Park. Though the weather put a damper on things, many still came out to see the bands.
Goldspot performed indie rock, influenced by singer-songwriter Sid Khosla's time living in India as a child, and the traditional Indian music his parents listened to. "That music became such a big part of me," he said.
Originally from Connecticut, Khosla lives in New Jersey now and has lived all over the U.S. and the world. He plays several instruments, including a harmonium, an Indian instrument that combines a keyboard and accordion. The name of his band comes from a discontinued Indian soda — the equivalent to North America's Sunkist.
Khosla made a number of records on major labels, but after producing the last Goldspot album independently he said he has had more success than ever. He was fortunate to have his songs picked up by radio station KCRQ in Los Angeles, and then have his songs selected to appear on television and in movies, such as "How I Met Your Mother," ads for Apple's iPad, and "Today's Special" starring Aasif Mandvi of "The Daily Show."
Miles to Dayton — a folk, rock, classical and funk fusion band — is native to Long Island, and Rhett Miller is the lead singer of alternative country band Old 97's.