Tom Bennett one of the last of the authentic folk blues singers, learned the blues sitting alone in a Georgia hayfield. There in the deep south, he found his passion. He soon after picked up the harmonica after being given one by an old woman. As fortune would have it he found plenty to sing about, riding the rails, hitch hiking and later dealing cocaine. His music gives the listeners an authentic sound and restores the lost art of story telling through music. Each song weaves together a tapestry of misadventure, love, and what it means to be a true blues man.
Made up of: Frank "Fletch" Fletcher on Drums and Trevor Rice on Bass laying down the tight and funky grooves that create the foundation, with Tim Bain on Guitar adding some tasty, deep funk rhythms and blistering lead lines, a powerhouse heavy horn section composed of Kevin Thomas on Bari Sax,Monty Adams on Trumpet and John Bennum on Trombone with Jenes Carter adding her Soulful and Sexy vocal leads, Mojo Green plays a style all their own that is extremely funky, very sexy and of course super danceable.
Hailing from the middle of a wheat field in the middle of nowhere Moscow Id. Comes the driving sounds of Vial8, described by Exitmile.com as the Palouse’s Heaviest.
Vial 8 is a mixture of multiple musical genres varying from influences such as: Black Sabbath, Badlands, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, Corrosion of Conformity, Alice n Chains, Judas Priest and anything else that rocks.
Creating an eclectic style of blues and rock that has become a genre all its own, Tim “Too Slim” Langford’s ever-evolving musical direction cannot easily be classified. Too Slim and the Taildraggers effortlessly cross genres, flavoring Blues with Rock and Americana, they appeal to audiences of varying musical tastes.
Tim Langford has won multiple individual awards for Best Guitarist, Best Slide Guitarist, and Best Songwriter and the band are in the Hall of Fame in three Northwest blues societies. The band’s 2013 release "Blue Heart" Reach as high as #3 on the BillBoard Top Blues Album Chart and Shiver,the bands previous release was a 2012 Blues Music Award nominee for "Blues Rock Recording of the Year".
A high voice, smoky and soulful; a low voice, rich with bravado. Pete Kartsounes and Michael Kirkpatrick come together as The Good Time Travelers. United by a passion for performing, this songwriting and pickin’ duo presents original songs about ‘the journey.’ It’s a simple endeavor: a guitar, a mandolin and two microphones-traveling light, this band fills up your heart, but barely fills a Subaru. Both gentlemen have been leading bands around the west for some time and found each other at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado. At their first campground session, it became clear to all who witnessed the magic of these two troubadours that this was more than just another Town Park jam. Pete and Michael began co-writing in the summer of 2014, focusing on the alchemy of their unique voices and instrumental styles. Expect good things from The Good Time Travelers first album release, due in the fall of 2015.
The Lonesome Heroes is a Cosmic American band from Austin, Texas. The music combines elements of indie rock, folk, and country into a highway revelry that unites decades, sounds, and regions. Described by Austin's KUT 90.5 FM as: "Western Americana, a cross-pollination of rock, folk, and country with psych and indie pop – influences from Texas and Brooklyn backgrounds. It’s the soundscape that occurs when indie rock and country artfully cross paths."
Over the past three years, Technicolor Tone Factory has become one of Boulder’s premier rock bands. With several regional and national tours under their belt, they are continuing to build fans and a reputation as one of Colorado’s up and coming bands. Not only have they managed to impress various genres of music fans, they continue to build their network of fellow musicians with whom they have shared the stage; notable acts such as: Moe, Snarky Puppy, Wycleff Jean, Dopapod, Jimkata, Leanne Rhymes, Tauk, Turkuaz, Perpetual Groove, and Twiddle.
"Reverend Bear has a vibe that immediately makes your head start bobbing. Brilliantly capturing a groove that is compelling and reminiscent of great prog rock and metal bands, (like Tool, Opeth or Mastodon,) yet not overly technical beyond the average listener's ability to comprehend. They display a maturity in songwriting and composition that gives them a sense of familiarity, yet still retains their own unique signature. A true gem in the already rich sounds of the modern Pacific Northwest."
Grant Farm is a band on a mission. Lead by National Flatpicking Champion Tyler Grant (Emmitt/Nershi Band), the talented four-piece is built on the foundation of love, family and the joy of music. The Grant Farm train stops at all the stations on North American roots music line, and is not afraid to let the whistle scream with some blistering jams. After a several solid seasons of touring Coast-to-Coast behind their eponymous debut CD, Grant Farm (Grant Central Records, 2012) audiences everywhere are a-buzz with the Roots, Rock and Cris-Co statement that Grant Farm brings to every performance.
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