Sollee is a Kentucky born and raised classically trained cellist, composer, and storyteller who incorporates new techniques to create a unique mix of folk, bluegrass, jazz and R&B. We love Ben for his music AND his commitment to environmental sustainability and community oriented touring practices. Did you know he's toured over 4,000 miles on his bicycle?!
Based out of Lexington, KY, Driftwood Gypsy is a a sonic adventure rooted deep in the soul of jam funk fusion. Infectious grooves and charged up melodies reinforced by a contagious live performance fans like to call dabstomp. Y'all best come ready to dance.
A steward of the 800 year-old tradition of the Griot, the storytellers of West Africa, Cheick Hamala shares the oral history, music and song of his culture as it was passed on to him from birth by parent to child. Cheick Hamala is a world-recognized master of the Malian ngoni, a stringed lute and ancestor to the banjo. A sought after performer, lecturer, storyteller and choreographer throughout Africa, Europe, Asia and Canada, Cheick Hamala began touring in the U.S. in 1995.
Hailing from Harlan, Kentucky, the Cumberland River Band pays tribute to tradition, while carving out their own unique style in the bluegrass world. Their ultimate goal is to help preserve the national heritage that is bluegrass music. Featured in the show "Justified" by their original song of the same name.
Indighost is a psychedelic rock band from the Appalachian Highlands area. The band is known for their stunning live visuals, dirty guitar tones, catchy melodies, and vocally driven concert experience. Modern sound with Vintage Vibes.
Roots of a Rebellion [ROAR] hail from Nashville, TN and bolster Reggae-Rock-Dub music for the soul. Having shared the stage with The Wailers, Rebelution, NEEDTOBREATHE, Slightly Stoopid, moe, Trombone Shorty, North Mississippi Allstars, SOJA, and countless others, Roots of a Rebellion is proud to represent another side of Music City, USA.
Four Leaf Peat is East Tennessee’s premier Traditional Irish Band. Performances are always marked by a keen sense of the tradition mixed with just the right amount of influence from the rich musical history of East Tennessee. Four Leaf Peat's unique sound is a result of its members' various musical backgrounds ranging from Bluegrass and Old Time to Classical.
Justin Bridges & Jeremy Wade Alan Copley & Josh Bailey
Lowdown Brass Band, hailing from Chicago, is a horn-driven ensemble with strong roots in the New Orleans Second Line Tradition. A fierce sousaphone sets the foundation for trumpets, trombones and saxophones that intertwine in a cacophony of tight lead lines, spontaneous call-and-response and bombastic brass attacks. While taking a page from the jazz and blues giants of the past, LDB melds modern funk, hip-hop, reggae and pop into a unique style.
The music of HuDost, the Neo Folk World Rock Ensemble from Montreal and NY, weaves a seamless tapestry of sound that renders tears and laughter in listeners, cultivating that nameless longing that abides somewhere in all our hearts.Their music is a rich, eclectic blending of Pop and Rock with traditional Sufi music, Bulgarian, Croatian, Macedonian and Balkan folk music, Farsi, Turkish, Arabic, and Folk. Their sound crosses all borders and barriers, taking the listener on a journey they will never forget.
Sept 8: An Evening of Old Time in Old Town
Presented in partnership with "Friends of Old Timey Music"
Featuring Donna & Lewis Lamb, The (Jean) Ritchie Cousins, David & Delois Sherman with songs of the Carter Family, and Deborah Payne & Sam Gleaves carrying on the tradition.