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Hot Club of Cowtown

Since its beginnings in the late 1990s, the Hot Club of Cowtown’s star has been known for jaw-dropping virtuosity and unforgettable live shows. The band has toured extensively worldwide for over twenty years, both on its own and with artists including Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Gatemouth Brown, the Avett Brothers, and Dan Hicks, and appeared…

Foghorn Stringband

Founded in the late 1990s in Portland, Oregon, Foghorn Stringband specializes in old-time gospel, square dance tunes, ballads, Cajun waltzes, honky-tonk favorites, and pre-bluegrass picking songs. With eight albums, thousands of shows, and more than 15 years of touring under their belts, this acclaimed string band sees itself not as a group of revivalists, but,…

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Mile Twelve

For over 30 years, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out have been touring and releasing great, original bluegrass music. After spending a handful of formative years as a member of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (and recording some legendary bluegrass music in the process), Russell Moore formed IIIrd Tyme Out in 1991 and bluegrass music hasn’t…

Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out / Mile Twelve

For over 30 years, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out have been touring and releasing great, original bluegrass music. After spending a handful of formative years as a member of Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (and recording some legendary bluegrass music in the process), Russell Moore formed IIIrd Tyme Out in 1991 and bluegrass music hasn’t…

NOON30: Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley

Based on a mutual love of bluegrass, country, blues, western swing, and string band music of all kinds, Dobro and lap steel specialist Rob Ickes and acoustic/electric guitarist Trey Hensley formed a partnership in 2015 after their debut album, Before The Sun Goes Down, was nominated for a Grammy. Since then, the duo has performed…

Les Filles de Illighadad / True Blues: Corey Harris, Phil Wiggins, Cedric Watson

In this co-bill, two distinct storytelling traditions come together in the desert blues and tende of Niger and the blues of the American South.  Les Filles de Illighadad come from a secluded commune in central Niger, far off in the scrubland deserts at the edge of the Sahara. Fatou Seidi Ghali, lead vocalist and guitarist,…

Les Filles de Illighadad / True Blues: Corey Harris, Phil Wiggins, Cedric Watson

In this co-bill, two distinct storytelling traditions come together in the desert blues and tende of Niger and the blues of the American South. Les Filles de Illighadad come from a secluded commune in central Niger, far off in the scrubland deserts at the edge of the Sahara. Fatou Seidi Ghali, lead vocalist and guitarist,…

Latin Dance Party: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Founded in 2000 by composer-arranger Oscar Hernández, the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra is one of the most formidable, thrilling and authentic Latin jazz collectives working today. Born into a large Puerto Rican family living in the Bronx, near Spanish Harlem, Hernández started playing trumpet at age 12, then switched to piano. By the 1970s, he…

Balsam Range / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Don’t miss this powerhouse bluegrass co-bill on opening night! Balsam Range is the 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year and has become one of the genre’s most award-winning acts. Since forming in 2007, the group has garnered 13 IBMA awards on the heels of 8 critically-acclaimed albums. Balsam Range has left audiences…

Balsam Range / Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper

Don’t miss this powerhouse bluegrass co-bill on opening night! Balsam Range is the 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year, and has become one of the genre’s most award-winning acts. Since forming in 2007, the group has garnered 13 IBMA awards on the heels of 8 critically-acclaimed albums. Balsam Range has left audiences…

Cajun Dance Party: The Revelers

Representing the new generation of Cajun musicians, The Revelers blend the fundamental elements of Cajun music with pop, rock, and R&B to create their signature brand of Louisiana-bred party music. Between them, Blake Miller (accordion), Chas Justus (guitar), Daniel Coolik (fiddle, guitar), Chris Miller (saxophone), Trey Boudreaux (bass), and Glenn Fields (drums) are connected with…

Cajun Dance Party: The Revelers

Representing the new generation of Cajun musicians, The Revelers blend the fundamental elements of Cajun music with pop, rock, and R&B to create their signature brand of Louisiana-bred party music. Between them, Blake Miller (accordion), Chas Justus (guitar), Daniel Coolik (fiddle, guitar), Chris Miller (saxophone), Trey Boudreaux (bass), and Glenn Fields (drums) are connected with…

Lúnasa

Named for an ancient Celtic harvest festival in honour of the Irish god Lugh, Lúnasa was formed in 1997 by members of some of the greatest Irish groups of the previous decade. An early review from Folk Roots magazine described the band as an “Irish music dream team.” From the start, the band’s complex arrangements…

Latin Dance Party: Spanish Harlem Orchestra

Founded in 2000 by composer-arranger Oscar Hernández, the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra is one of the most formidable, thrilling and authentic Latin jazz collectives working today. Born into a large Puerto Rican family living in the Bronx, near Spanish Harlem, Hernández started playing trumpet at age 12, then switched to piano. By the 1970s, he…