Join us throughout the weekend for live performances from local, regional and nationally recognized bluegrass bands! The 2013 event will feature musical guests:
Eric Lambert and Friends
Specializing in the fiery art of flatpicking, Eric Lambert has been writing, performing, recording, and teaching music in and around Chicago, IL and beyond for over 40 years!
Rumpke Mountain Boys
The Rumpke Mountain Boys have molded their own style of bluegrass/jamgrass that they call Trashgrass. Using banjo, mandolin, bass and acoustic guitar RMB plays a wide variety of original and cover material. The band’s choice of songs to cover leaves no genre of music untouched. Being a group comprised of four singer/songwriters, their list of originals is just as diverse. The passion and drive of their live performance has made Rumpke a favorite at festivals and music venues everywhere they go.
The son of a small town farming community, Cody Diekhoff logged plenty of highway and stage time under the name Chicago Farmer before settling in the city in 2003. Profoundly inspired by fellow mid-westerner John Prine, he’s a working-class folk musician to his core. His small town roots, tilled with city streets mentality, are turning heads North and South of I-80.
New Old Cavalry
The New Old Cavalry is a five-piece string band based in Bloomington, Indiana that deploys non-traditional bluegrass music in a traditional format, expanding the culture of bluegrass without defying the great tradition of American string music. After forming in 2009, the New Old Cavalry has unrelentingly toured the Midwest, cultivating a deep and diverse repertoire.
White Lightning Boys
“The Spirit of Brown County is perhaps most apparent in its string bands. The respect for legacy, the sense of one’s neighbors as treasured friends, and pride in craft are on full display among… The White Lightning Boys..”
The Whipstitch Sallies are best described as “all-female bluegrass rockers with panache”. All the girls sing lead and harmony vocals, and this versatility is a strength for the group’s rootsy Americana sound with diverse influences – from punk to old-time.
Well received at their debut during the second annual John Hartford Fest, the Stuttering Ducks are looking to find their place amongst the community of great local and national acts that keep them excited and playing. If you hear quacking around the corner, come see what the noise is about and be sure to enjoy these one of a kind performances while the gettin’s good!
From folk to funk! Original songs to original takes on old school songs is what you will hear at one of Derick Howard’s shows! Performing solos as a “One Man Jam Band”, Derrick uses an audio sampler to record (Live) loop tracks on his guitar, bass, percussion and vocals to make the sound of a full band. He has even opened up for acts like Gov’t Mule, Ekoostik Hookah, Future Rock and Zach Deputy and has performed alongside acts such as Michael Franti, Keller Willliams, The Wailers, Dark Star Orchestra and Arrested Development.
Kara Barnard and Friends
Kara Barnard is a nationally recognized singer/songwriter, multi-instumentalist, instructor, visual artist, and owner of Weed Patch Music Company in Nashville, Indiana. Already counted among the nation’s finest fingerstyle guitarists, Kara is also Indiana’s top ranked female mandolinist! Kara Barnard and Friends will once again pick acoustic style at the Nebo Ridge “hidden cabin” SAG stop during Sunday’s ride.