Hoxeyville is the Midwest premier Americana and Roots festival. We boast two stages featuring national touring artists, and the best and brightest Michigan talent with an intimate capacity of three thousand. We are proud of our incredibly supportive community, safe, family friendly camping (and playground!), excellent kids’ tent programming, unbelievable food, and an easily traversable site.
Hoxeyville is strategically located near various mountain biking trails and the Pine River—a national wild and scenic river, world class blue-ribbon trout stream and a renowned paddle sports playground. Kestelwoods restaurant, party store and campground is a convenient five minute walk from the festival grounds
Also this festival
Best Bear Lodge & Campground Baldwin/Irons Area
Scully’s Manistee Outpost Motel
Coyote Crossing Resort
The Forest Lodge
Big River Properties
Black Bear Inn
Cozy Cottage on Big Bass Lake
Harper Lake Resort
Blue Lake Resort
Lost Pines Lodge
Little River Casino Resort and Hotel
Coho Center Resort
Inn at the Alpine
Steelhead Fishing Hunter Lodge
Cabin Fever Resort
Portage Point Resort
The Rockwell Lake Lodge
Manistee Crossing Family Resort
August 13-15, 2021
reminder: ALL tickets purchased for 2020 will be honored this year.
If you need a copy of your receipt, email us at email@example.com
Hoxeyville is committed to your safety by providing an environment where we can ALL enjoy a wondrous weekend of music together. You can help! We are confident that by August, all adults desiring so can be vaccinated against Covid-19. While we cannot mandate attendees be vaccinated, we will protect our youngest campers for whom vaccines are not yet available by requiring ALL ADULTS to have properly worn masks and socially distance in shared public spaces—this includes Stage areas, Vending, Kids Tent and walking paths. Our artists, vendors, staff and volunteers depend on you to do your part to keep live music safe and sustainable. We missed you! We have waited so long to see amazing music, be with our friends and just relax here in the woods. Hang with your pods and families & give each other a little (socially distanced) elbow room. We can’t wait to see you!
Covid Safety Plan
As we look forward to this summer’s events we are committed to bringing you safe and clean events by adhering to the following new health and safety measures. Below you will find the details for how these shows will function. We can’t wait to see you all this summer!
Main Gate Entrance off W 48 ½ Rd, ¾ mile west of M-37
Guests will be pre-screened with a thermal thermometer. Anyone with temperature over 100 degrees will be refunded and not admitted.
If you have been sick, had a fever within the last 48hrs, or been around someone who has been sick, please do not plan to attend to help ensure the health and safety of our staff and other patrons.
We reserve the right to refuse entry.
Once you have been temp-screened, your wristbands will be verified. Please stay in your vehicle at all times. Staff will assist will you at your vehicle. Do not get out of your vehicle until you arrive at your campsite, this will ensure a safe and speedy entry for everyone.
ALL ADULTS are required to have a mask to enter. If you lose your mask during the weekend (hey, it happens!) you can purchase a new one at the gate or merch tent.
ALL ADULTS will wear masks properly over NOSE AND MOUTH and maintain 6 foot social distance from non-pod groups in shared public spaces – this includes Stage areas, Vending, Kids Tent and walking paths.
Hand Sanitizer will be available at multiple locations throughout the venue for your use.
Hand washing stations will be available at restroom locations.
Please wash your hands frequently and for 20 seconds at a time.
Guests who cannot abide by the rules will be asked to leave with no refund.
All staff and volunteers will be required to wear personal protective gear including masks, gloves, and be temp-screened prior to working, for your safety.
CAPACITY AND SOCIAL DISTANCING SPACE
Capacity for our 2021 shows has been limited by 30% in an effort to ensure the proper space needed to accommodate these new safety protocols.
In addition to reduced capacity, the venue area will double in size to give us all more elbow room.
Swift Silver to Release Eponymous Album June 4, 2021
Songwriters Anna Kline and John Looney Hail in a New Era of Southern Rock and Soul
“Southern roots music at its finest. John can play the hell outta anything with strings and Anna has a fiery voice that’s as sweet as it is fierce. Together they are a sight to behold, with these nine songs proving that, much like the finest Kentucky bourbons, the duo’s sound has only gotten better with age.” –Matt Wickstrom, Freelance music and culture journalist
I agree with everyone here concerning their vocal sound. What we have rghtbhere is a damn fine debut album from a duo whom will make some serious waves in the music community.
MT. STERLING, Ky. — Get swept away by Swift Silver’s big river of sound with their self-titled debut album due out June 4. Swift Silver marks a meaningful milestone for Southern songwriters Anna Kline and John Looney as a 180° (re)turn to their musical roots: the drawling tremolo of rhythm and blues, the redemptive strains of Southern gospel, and the twang of the rural soul.
From the moment the listener presses play; from the mid-tempo album opener, the vocally empowering “Belleville Blues,” to the last track, a reflective ballad, “Ain’t Wrecked Yet;” Swift Silver celebrates the tenets of Southern sound. This is a collection of songs cultivated in the dim lights of listening rooms and local jams, regional festivals and side street bars, as well as alone in the woodshed or crafted as an ensemble.
Kline’s vocal performances—on both lead and harmony—display an astonishing range of versatility and skill, her voice flows as smooth as a rippling river current. Looney gives a masterful performance on lead guitar, not only displaying his expertise as an integral sideman but also as a talented arranger, showcasing a finely-tuned ear for nuance and groove. Together, they drive the contagious electric surge of sound that is Swift Silver.
“This album speaks to the path we tread. These songs help us navigate lingering questions we daily seek to answer, they pulsate with discovery, and melodically confess the hunger to right a few wrongs.” — Anna Kline
Swift Silver is lyrically insightful, eloquent—and timely when examined through the lens of current events. This is exemplified in the lyrics of “Blackbird’s Refrain,” an energetic, Beatlesque track showcasing John’s slide guitar: “This world is coming alive to some strange times, we’ve got to bend and sway together.”
“There were several months of quarantine under our belt already, and I was constantly chasing sunshine. Anytime we could get outside, we’d let the dogs play and soak it up. We always start to feel worn thin during the winter and long for warmer days ahead. And, with everything that was going on politically and pandemic-wise, we were really feeling the weight of it all.” Anna says, “The lyrics are a literal bird’s eye view—if a bird, circling above the world and surveyed the chaos we’re all currently living in, what would he have to say about it?”
With the chorus, “The higher you get, the more that you see,’ Anna says, “I’ve always loved how little revelations shift your mind’s eye to perceive nuance in life and situations. And, as a person who has dealt with the life-long struggles of depression and anxiety, these little shifts in consciousness have added up to completely change my life. This past decade I’ve been on a healing journey… and I have come out on the other side. Something I never thought I’d be able to do.”
Anna and John’s collaboration spans ten years of exploring the great expanse of the American songbook—touring, conspiring, songwriting—fused together by the Mississippi heat, molded in the mountain air of Western North Carolina, and flung free in the hills of Kentucky bluegrass. Swift Silver has an unmistakable sound conjured from an intense musical intimacy and this new album embodies a new era of Southern rock and soul.
Swift Silver was recorded at Fat Baby Studios in the mountains of eastern Kentucky, enlisting the help of brothers Kenny Miles and Hayden Miles (of Wayne Graham). Kenny and Hayden not only comprised the album band—adding bass lines, keys and organ fills, as well as a few harmonies— Kenny was also at the helm as engineer and co-producer. The album includes 8 original songs and an alluring cover of Carter Stanley’s “The Fields Have Turned Brown,” a purposeful nod to their lives as bluegrass musicians with some mighty powerful harmonies.
Other songs on the album include a not-so-average cheatin’ song, the country soul “We’ve Given Up On Us;” the guitar driven and vocally riveting homage to Memphis soul, “Looking Back;” and the reflective cosmic country waltz tune, “Tonight, Forever Yours.”
The pondering song, “We All Get Our Turn,” has the lyrics, “We all get our turn… To be young and grow old… Asphalt or gravel… No, it don’t matter… How you got here, the road you traveled… Ask yourself who is your master? Is this the life you’ve been chasing after?”
At the heart of the album, the high energy “Come On Home To Yourself,” steered by the fuzzed-out guitar lick that takes you back to Mississippi by way of Texas blues, is a love letter of sorts to “home.” Anna says, “I was inspired from the stories my parents told me about my kinfolk who settled in Mississippi in the 1800s. When I go home we visit the cemeteries where they are laid to rest. I also felt inspired to draw the parallel between myself and the Mississippi River to illustrate my progression and personal growth, and how constrained the river might feel as men have tried to forcefully control her path all these years, as she meandered and, ultimately, flows her own way.”
She sings, “Fashioned out of the mud… From the Coldwater bottoms… Who wants to walk the Straight and narrow? Seek not to be reborn… Behold I am the pearl… Bent, bowed, undertow, journey on… Find your way back home.”
More about Anna Kline and John Looney:
For the majority of their band life, Anna and John were known as the bluegrass duo, Grits & Soul With a history of major festivals and appearances under their belt—MerleFest, Bristol Rhythm and Roots, Suwannee Springfest & Magnolia Fest, Countryfest in Belgium —and a performance on Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern—the time came where they felt led to explore new (and old) musical space. Thus, Swift Silver was born.
Anna comes from a line of several generations worth of musicians, singers, and artists. She grew up in Hernando, a small town between Memphis and the Mississippi Delta, and is a writer of both songs and Southern culture content. From Memphis Soul to Muscle Shoals and working in licensing at Malaco Records, her roots ring clear in her songwriting as well as her capabilities as a vocalist.
John was born in the mountains of Southwest Virginia and raised in Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. He is a sought-after multi-instrumentalist (John R. Miller & The Engine Lights, Wayne Graham) whose accompaniment on mandolin or guitar gives each song personality and a distinct groove. Drawing from the varied influences of his mountain music heritage, blues, and the diversity of the American songbook, John’s contributions—in both live performances and on recordings—are ear candy.
The pair met in Jackson, MS, in 2011 and wrote their first couple of songs together. The following year they decided to move to Asheville to play music full time where they stayed for five years before returning to Mt. Sterling, Kentucky in 2016.
“As collaborators and a couple, it’s all we’ve ever known. 2021 marks 10 years playing music and songwriting together.” Anna says, “We wrote our first few songs together and the course of our lives changed forever.”
Swift Silver Track listing and duration:
1. Belleville Blues 3:56
2. We’ve Given Up On Us 5:20
3. Looking Back 7:06
4. Tonight, Forever Yours 5:32
5. Come On Home To Yourself 5:26
6. The Fields Have Turned Brown 7:28
7. Blackbird’s Refrain 5:34
8. We All Get Our Turn 5:48
9. Ain’t Wrecked Yet 4:10
Players and Instrumentation:
Anna Kline: lead vocals, harmony vocals, acoustic guitar
John Looney: lead guitar, vocals
Kenny Miles: baritone guitar, bass, organ, harmony vocals
Hayden Miles: drums, keys
And special guest Chris Justice (Wayne Graham, John R. MIller): bass on “Looking Back”
This album of his spoke to me as an individual on a few levels. The opening song called “My Girl Now”, is one I felt was written for many ladies I know, or have known. As a single man, who takes pride in paying bills on time, and properly running a household, I cook and clean…and I am still always picked over.
You know the type of gal that stays with that creep, who enjoys putting her down. You have to idly sit by and watch her cry, and she knows that if she had the courage to change, you could provide her with a better environment.
Yeah, you would be able to boast about her being your girl, no more sad lonely night or verbal put downs. But you know, it seems for the last few years I play “Solitaire” alone.
This album speaks heavily about different life journeys and adventures. “A Rose Or Two” really spoke to me as well, about working so much and not taking time out for myself. We spend so much time running a household and keeping vehicles alert, we need to stop and smell a rose or two.
I think that he was dealing with the closure of the pandemic last year, by recording these songs at home and producing them himself. He speaks of a nasty breakup and picking up your one or two bags, and leaving. We have almost all certainly experienced this all too often life changing tragedy.
Texas is a hallowed ground for music lovers, on many levels both locally and on a national level. Many of us travel there for shows, and to play as he does here. Nothing but one bag and a guitar. This album isn’t my favorite one he has…but it certainly in my TOP 3 of his albums.
2. Path of Least Resistance (2:52)
4. Birds That Sing At Dawn (3:35)
5. As Far As The Eye Can See (3:37)
6. The Hardest Road to Find – (3:48)
7. Solitaire (3:14)
8. Western Wind – (3:51)
9. Be Your Man – (3:37)
10. A Rose Or Two (4:11)
11. The Spark – (4:19)
12. Only a Broken Heart (3:04)
13. Exception to the Rule (4:43)
14. Lightning Strikes Twice (3:32)
Solitaire marks Ted’s 13th record as the artist and front man, and it’s a 14-song record featuring Ted’s bass playing, singing and producing. Recorded almost entirely in Ted’s home studio, The Den, during the months of the COVID 19 quarantine, Ted performed and engineered almost the entire record himself. Featuring a moodier and more introspective approach to songwriting and playing, this record is as much of a classic folk and singer songwriter record as Ted has ever made and features mostly acoustic and intimate performances.
As is usual with a Ted album, some good friends and familiar names in the Americana genre add their talents as well. Solitaire features co-writes and guest performances by Ed Jurdi of the Band of Heathens, Matt Szlachetka, Brian Whelan, Tony Scalzo of Fastball, Mark Mackay, Don Gallardo, Shane Alexander and more. Aside from Ted’s playing, almost every musical guest recorded in their own home studio and sent the tracks in to be added and mixed – recording quarantine style.
This is record deals with the isolation many of us have felt this last year but also has numerous songs of hope and inspiration as we dream and look forward to our future.
Ted Russell Kamp – vocals, bass, acoustic & electric guitars, dobro, dulcimer, mandolin, banjo, Hammond, Wurlitzer, accordion, toy piano, drums, percussion, snaps & claps
Shane Alexander – harmony vocal (Western Wind)
Jim Doyle – drums (The Spark, TX)
Don Gallardo – harmony vocal (Lightning Strikes Twice)
Ed Jurdi – slide guitar & harmony vocal (Exception)
Mark Mackay – electric guitar & harmony vocal (Hardest Road to Find)
Vanessa Olivarez – harmony vocal (TX)
John Schreffler – pedal steel (The Spark, TX) & harmony vocal (Western Wind)
Matt Szlachetka – harmony vocal (As Far As The Eye Can See)
Brian Whelan – harmony vocal (The Spark)
Produced by Ted Russell Kamp
Mixed by Ted and Mark Rains
Mastered by Mark Rains at the Station House (Echo Park)
Art Design: Paul R Moore
Paintings: Lea Williams
Album photos: Karman Kruschke
CLASSIC COUNTRY TRAILBLAZER, JEANNIE SEELY, CELEBRATES 55TH ANNIVERSARY OF DEBUT PERFORMANCE ON GRAND OLE OPRY
“Whenever I have had the opportunity to introduce an artist on their debut at the Opry, I always stress to them and the audience that this is a night they will remember for the rest of their lives,” shared Jeannie Seely. “It is a memory I have treasured for 55 years, although I never imagined at the time I would be here this long! I am grateful to the Opry and the Opry fans and I thank you all!”
“Can you even imagine a Grand Ole Opry without Jeannie Seely over the past 55 years? There would have been a lot less heart, soul, and laughter, that’s for sure. Congratulations, Seely!” Vice President and Executive Producer of the Grand Ole Opry – Dan Rogers “Every time I put in a call to Seely, her first word is YES. She is always willing and ready to step up and promote her beloved Grand Ole Opry. She is a blessing to the Opry and a treasured friend to me,” adds Director of Opry Talent Scheduling and Logistics -Gina Keltner.
“Don’t Touch Me” is a song written by Hank Cochran. The song was released as a single on Monument Records in 1966 and became a major Billboard country hit and became Seely’s signature song. In 1967, her original version of “Don’t Touch Me” won the Best Female Country Vocal Performance accolade at the Grammy® Awards. The song’s success also led to an invitation for Seely to become a member of The Grand Ole Opry®.
Jeannie recently re-recorded “Don’t Touch Me” which can be heard on her highly-acclaimed album, An American Classic, on Curb Records. Digital downloads, streaming and physical copies of An American Classic are available on all digital music platforms here.
Clips courtesy of TV and Radio personality, Shannon McCombs
Jeannie Seely will celebrate 54 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry® on Sept 16, 2021. Her current album, An American Classic, was released by Curb Records and produced by Don Cusic. The album includes collaborations with Bill Anderson, Rhonda Vincent, Steve Wariner, Lorrie Morgan, The Whites, Vince Gill and more. The project includes her duet with Willie Nelson, “Not A Dry Eye In The House”, was released as a single on her 80th birthday, July 6, 2020. She was honored by Lincoln Memorial University during its Fall Commencement exercises on December 14, 2019 in Tex Turner Arena where she received an honorary Doctor of Arts degree. June 21, 2019 Ms. Jeannie Seely, was honored and recognized for her contributions to the entertainment industry by the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber of Commerce Women in Business. Announced by country music icon and friend, Willie Nelson, The Standing Ovation Award was presented to Ms. Seely at the inaugural Influencing Women Awards Gala.
Country music legend Jeannie Seely has achieved chart topping songs as a solo artist, as a duet partner, and as a songwriter. Jeannie’s recordings have spanned six decades and provided enjoyment to country music fans all around the world. Many of the songs were recorded by Hall of Fame members. Jeannie earned a Grammy for her recording of “Don’t Touch Me” in 1967. Seely is a weekly on-air host on SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse, where she shares personal memories and fun stories about the songs she spins. 2018 Seely was honored to receive recognition and a star on the famed Music City Walk of Fame and recognized for ranking #2 in Billboard’s Top TV Songs Chart for January 2018 for her song “Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand),” written in 1964 and recorded by Irma Thomas. The song is the trailer theme song for new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, many acclaimed music artists recorded their own versions, including Seal and Boyz II Men, and it has been featured in numerous episodes of the science fiction anthology Netflix television series Black Mirror.
A country music legend and trailblazer, her perseverance over many years earned Seely the honor of being the first female to regularly host segments of the weekly Opry® and is credited for changing the image of Opry® by being the first to wear a mini-skirt on the Opry® stage. Jeannie works tirelessly behind the scenes in the music industry on behalf of fellow artists and musicians. Known for her quick wit and humor, she documented some of her “sayings” in her book, Pieces Of A Puzzled Mind, which is a unique collection of witticisms. Jeannie Seely has also starred in several major stage productions. In his 2003 book “Finding Her Voice: Women In Country Music,” music critic Robert K. Oermann wrote, “With her chin-out, tough/tender, heart-of-gold manner, Jeannie Seely remains one of country’s most completely modern female personalities,” and that statement still holds true. Keep up with all things Jeannie Seely at www.jeannieseely.com.
July 17th, 2021
Spillway Bar And Grill, Bowling Green Ky
July 20th, 2021
Downtown Burkesville Ky
July 21st, 2021
The Burl, Lexington Ky
July 23rd, 2021
Cahoot’s Dance Hall, Lebanon Tn
The Steel Woods
July 23rd, 24th 2021
The Shed, Maryville Tn at 7PM
August 5th, 2021
Nashville City Winery, Nashville 7PM
The Cadillac Three
August 14th 2021
The Shed, Maryville Tn at 7PM
Ricky Skaggs And Kentucky Thunder
August 14th 2021
Red Barn Convention Center, Ohio
Quaker City Nighthawks
August 15th, 2021
3rd And Lindsley
August 18th, 2021
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville Tn
August 20th and 21st 2021
The Shed Maryville Tn at 7PM
The Bellamy Brothers
August 21st 2021
Red Barn Convention Center, Ohio
Blue Water Highway
August 26th, 2021
The High Watt, Nashville Tn
August 26th and 27th, 2021
August 28th 2021
Red Barn Convention Center, Ohio
Steve Earle And The Dukes
August 30th, 2021
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tn
The Cadillac Three
September 1st and 2nd
The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tn at 8PM
September 3rd, 2021
Cahoots Dancehall, Lebanon Tn
September 4th, 2021
Beaver Dam Ampitheatre, Beaver Dam Ky
Legendary Shack Shakers
September 9th, 2021
The Southgate House Revival, Newport, Ky
September 10th and 11th
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tn
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tn
September 24th, 2021
Plaza Theater, Glasgow Ky
September 26th, 2021
Red Barn Convention Center, Ohio
Farmhouse Living Fair, Lebanon Tn
October 9th, 2021
Red Barn Convention Center, Ohio
October 11th, 2021
Renfro Valley, Mt. Vernon Ky
October 16th, 2021
Red Barn Convention Center, Ohio
Pecos And The Rooftops
October 22nd, 2021
The Basement East, Nashville Tn
Jo Dee Messina
October 23rd, 2021
Red Barn Convention Center, Ohio
October 23rd, 2021
Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tn
October 29th, 2021
Growler’s, Memphis Tn
Shane Smith And The Saints
November 3rd, 2021
The Basement East, Nashville Tn
Southern Culture On The Skids
November 6th 2021
The Mercy Lounge, Nashville Tn at 7PM
December 3rd and 4th 2021
The Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tn
December 5th, 2021
December 17th and 18th, 2021
December 19th, 2021
Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tn
Lost Dog Street Band
January 15th, 2022
Cannery Ballroom, Nashville Tn 8PM
ORANGE BLOSSOM REVUE
ADDS BLACKBERRY SMOKE TO 2021 LINEUP
Lake Wales, FL – Orange Blossom Revue is pleased to announce the addition of Blackberry Smoke to its 2021 lineup. The Atlanta based rock titans will co-headline the 7th annual festival alongside critically acclaimed folk duo The Wood Brothers, joining The Steeldrivers, Hayes Carll, Devon Gilfillian, Nicki Bluhm, and more. A staple of the southern music canon, the seven piece ensemble will celebrate their 20th anniversary this year with a new album You Hear Georgia to be released May 28. The outfit will return to central Florida this winter, bringing their dynamic sound and larger-than-life stage presence to the scenic grounds of Lake Wales the weekend of December 3-4.
A music and heritage event like no other, Orange Blossom Revue continues to attract locals and globetrotters alike to the glimmering shores of Lake Wales, a stone’s throw from two of the sunshine state’s main hubs, Tampa and Orlando. General Admission weekend passes are on sale now, with a limited number of VIP and RV Camping passes available while supplies last.
Orange Blossom Revue springs into action this December 3-4, 2021 at Lake Wailes Park (33 N Lake Shore Boulevard, Lake Wales, FL 33853). For up-to-date information about Orange Blossom Revue including safety precautions, tickets, and VIP packages, visit www.orangeblossomrevue.com. A complete lineup can be found below.
Orange Blossom Revue 2021 Lineup
The Wood Brothers
MEMPHO MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES OCTOBER 1-3, 2021 ARTIST LINEUP
WIDESPREAD PANIC (TWO NIGHTS) AND THE AVETT BROTHERS TO HEADLINE, JOINED BY NATHANIEL RATELIFF & THE NIGHT SWEATS, BLACK PUMAS, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, AND MORE
I have the entire list of festivals for 2021 up now folks, and I have more information than you can read in one evening on here now. I work tirelessly adding information as I go along, to over 275 nationwide festivals on here at once. This year above all years you have TONS of bands and artists going back on the road all at once! That brings forth a deluge of concerts, and small venue shows all happening at once despite gas price taking a big leap!
Memphis is a city I have done a lot of music work in, it’s not my favorite city to venture out in, but it is fun to go soak up some live music in. I like to go to the Lucero block party they throw each year, and also the Ameripolitan Awards.
Now then, as I add more information on this article before the event happens I will embed links to the bands involved on here. I’ll also add links to my favorite hotels I use to stay in, when I visit Memphis.
Los Angeles, CA April 27th, 2021—Bryan, Texas-born, Kerrville, Texas-raised Ben Reddell has made a name for himself on the LA roots music scene He has played bass in Leslie and the Badgers, Elijah Ocean’s band, on Rod Melacon’s Southern Gothic album, and most recently with GospelbeacH. Reddell has also fronted the Ben Reddell Band for many years, playing gigs about town and releasing an EP in 2012, The Big Dang Deal.
He is also a community man. If you’ve ever visited the LA roots music scene, he’s the tall mustachioed man with the long dark hair and a cowboy hat and he’s either walking around shaking hands, or manning the boards for the stage, where it’s needed. A regular friendly fixture and ‘Mayor’ of the scene, he prides himself on his role of promoter for the indie-roots music show, The Grand Ole Echo and as General Manager of Bedrock L.A. Studios.
The band initially went into the studio in December of 2019 to begin recording ¡LA Baby! Of course, we all know what happened after that, and the rest of the record had to be finished remotely. Not the most ideal, but Reddell wanted to get it done. The pandemic also led to the hiatus of Reddell’s roles as musical promoter and studio manager, but it did have an upside. “In the absence of my responsibilities, I wanted to focus on putting out my art that I feel is good,” he observes. “Before I didn’t have the time or ability to put my work out there.”
Reddell’s music reflects the small town Texan in him and merges it with his urban life in Los Angeles. “I think my approach to country music is unique,” he describes. “I’m really inspired by all the Texas songwriters that came before me, but I’ve always had a penchant for rock music. So I think my brand of country is different than others that have melded the two genres.” L.A. Record compared his voice to Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, calling it “…as weather-beaten and world-weary as any classic Texan troubadour.”
Reddell says that the tunes on ¡LA Baby! come from a celebratory perspective. “We went into the studio in December, and we were all really happy and in a good place. I went into it after watching ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’, which was a celebration of LA, as much as you can celebrate our demon angel of a city. So the movie kind of filled me with a sense of instilling the tunes with a sense of being in LA, and I feel that comes through.”
Longtime friend and musical partner, Elijah Ocean helped Reddell arrange the music on the album, as well as lending his bass skills. The upbeat, toe tapping, “My Baby” opens the record. “I wrote this in the summer of 2019, I was traveling, playing bass for GospelBeacH, and I was the happiest I’ve ever been. It’s a love song to my lover, but also to L.A. It’s a tribute to easy living and being the highest and happiest one can be.”
“Cocaine” is an edgier song with a country-rock vibe. The story song, “Tumbleweed” slows it down and the sweet sound of the pedal steel juxtaposes with Reddell’s raspy baritone voice. “This is one of my oldest songs. I wrote this in my sad Hollywood apartment in 2007. At that time, I was a drunk and a waiter at the Arclight Cinema, but writing this song made me feel like I was more than those things. It’s inclusion on this record means a lot to me, it’s my banner of L.A.”
The lyrics and melody on “Bar Blues” are reminiscent of a Tom T. Hall or Robert Earl Keen song, while the accordion on “If You Love Her and You Need Her” and “Good Thing” will have you moving in your seat if you’re not already on the dance floor. “Good Things’ was written when I moved to the neighborhood of Boyle Heights. It’s a reflection of what I would hear in the hills as Norteño bands would be playing a party somewhere in the distance. But it’s also inspired by my youth growing up in south Texas. The kind of boozy Jim Morrison-chorus grounds it even more in the LA legacy.”
Reddell plays rhythm guitar on ¡LA Baby! and is backed by a stellar band of musicians from the L.A. roots music scene. Along with Ocean (who is one of Reddell’s favorite country songwriters), he has Travis Popichak on drums who he has been playing with since 2004. Reddell met guitar player Joe Bourdet (Whispering Pines, Jonathan Wilson) over a decade ago and keyboardist Jon Nieman plays in GospelBeacH with him. Added to the mix are Matt Pynn (Billy Ray Cyrus, Jaime Wyatt, Ringo Starr) on pedal steel and Jeremy Long (Sam Outlaw, Jason Hawk Harris) on accordion.
¡LA Baby! was a long time coming and is a step forward for Reddell. “My last EP was released 2012 and back then I was trying to find ways to meld country, R&B, and indie rock into something that would work with the east LA indie scene. This record is more about where I am now. It’s unapologetic in its country voice, but it’s me now living in LA after 18 years. This city will eat you whole and spit you out, but if you’re lucky, it doesn’t. I feel like these tunes are a celebration of not letting the demons of this city get you down.”
“This record is about joy and love and feeling free,” he muses. “I think the past year has been beyond hard on all of us. And this record was started before all of that, when I was extremely happy and free. I think that breathes through these tunes, and I hope it brightens the day of whoever listens to it.”
Remember a while back when we asked you the opposite of the word fallow? Well, let’s kick it off, because we are officially ON for Summer 2021! We are thrilled to announce that we will produce all of our festivals this year. Yes, all of them! Wow, that feels good to say. What a momentous day! This includes Telluride Bluegrass, RockyGrass, Folks Festival, Mabon, as well as Song School and Academy.
We spent last year adjusting to a new normal. In the limited light, we began a slow walk through winter, gaining momentum as the days grew longer. We stoked the embers on the Equinox, and they grew brighter as we flowed into weeks bursting with Spring Grass. And soon, we approach the Solstice.
This year, the Telluride Bluegrass Festival will be split into two separate weekends; the traditional Solstice weekend, and the Friday- Sunday before. We will be operating at a reduced capacity of 2,500 people per day. We are doing this to accommodate for the extensive COVID-19 precautions we will have in place.
All Festivarians will be socially distanced in self selected corrals of 10, and we have coordinated limited camping in town. We will forego our traditional sponsor/vendor areas. We worked tirelessly with the town to coordinate a plan that everyone feels safe with, and we are excited to explore a new frontier of Telluride Bluegrass this year.
The Festivarian almanac guarantees seven days of music under the solstice sun. We will bask in the warmth of familiar singing voices, as we are returning to our roots with some of our oldest friends. We will announce the lineup in the next two weeks!
Existing ticket holders will receive preference to buy tickets to all 2021 festivals. We will reach out to all Telluride rollovers this week to outline the available options. There is the possibility that there will be no leftover corrals to go on sale to the general public, and we want to set this expectation on the front end.
Thank you all for your patience through this process. Our eyes are on the future, and we’re full steam ahead. This year will be different, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to present live music to you once again. You will be hearing more from us soon. It’s Pandemonium on the Planet in the very best way possible.
The Planet Bluegrass Family
2021 Telluride Bluegrass Festival
Dates: June 11-13, 17-20
Limited capacity: 2,500 people per day
We will reach out to existing ticket holders with more information on your options this week – Keep an eye on your email.
Dates: July 18-22
2021 RockyGrass Festival
Dates: July 23-25
Capacity: TBA based on state guidelines
More information to be released soon.
I’m always keeping my ear to the ground on so many fronts for the music I love. There are so many good music communities across the globe to give support to and The Americana Music Association is one of them. They teach me a lot about the business side of the music industry, and so much about bands I have yet to discover that I deem them a worthy asset to my website.
Each year, the festival week has town absolutely buzzing while they host all of their panels and artist showcases here in Nashville. I like to spend as much time as I can studying all of the people and subject matter they are featuring.
Last year was a huge disappointment to everybody, as the awards were all done on video because of the pandemic. The entire festival was all online and virtual, however there were still winners, and plenty to learn.
Last year’s winners are all included on this video here and also in this article here are the announcements for this year’s 2021 honors and awards nominees . This one is pretty much inclusive of many of the artists I cover on this website, however there are always quite a few artists I don’t know yet, or need to study further.
After all, that is pretty much why I built and started this website, I wanted to study the music and all of the derivatives of many genres, and become a better fan and a great writer. I truly look forward to covering this event even more in the future so keep tuning into the website.
Happy Memorial Day weekend everybody!
There is so so so much good music happening all over the country this weekend, to celebrate the return of our beloved industry. ALL WEEKEND I have things happening on the website here from many groups of people. I invite you to enjoy all of this fine music with me here on Memorial Day Weekend.
One of the festivals that I ardently watch is DelFest, which is also one of those festivals that was canceled in 2021. MANY shows and small festivals ARE RETURNING SLOWLY, and I have included the information for house shows HERE. Additionally, I have a TON of information on festivals You can read here .
There are so many ways we can now support our favorite venues and festivals, by buying products, and attending small shows as safely as you deem fit. This show here is transpiring in leau of the traditional DelFest on Memorial Day Weekend.
This is one hell of a fantastic lineup folks, and I highly suggest you attend this event! Now, below the quotes from their website, I have included the virtual festival videos from 2020.
|Friends,The thought of not playing on another Memorial Day Weekend was too hard to bear, so while we can’t gather for DelFest, we are glad to be doing a few shows in the region, and look forward to seeing many of our friends.
First up, we are hosting a three day event at B Chord Brewing. We are calling it DelFest “Lite” – same great taste, but less filling. Marty and the crew at B Chord have shown over the past year they have what it takes to safely put on limited capacity shows in their huge outdoor space. We will be playing Friday and Sunday nights, and Seldom Scene will be holding down Saturday night along with a bunch of great bluegrass bands there all three days.
On Saturday, we are going to hop on the bus and head up to Selinsgrove, PA for a show at the Susquehanna Events Center. Then we will head right back to B Chord. And at some point we are going to make a pit stop to see our friends in Cumberland. Stay tuned for more info on that next week.
Read on below for all the details. Tickets go on sale this Friday, so make your plans now to spend Memorial Day Weekend with us at one of these events.
More Bands? DelYeah!
DelFest has added some incredible musicians to this year’s DelFest, including Railroad Earth, Béla Fleck My Bluegrass Heart featuring Michael Cleveland, Sierra Hull, Mark Schatz, and Bryan Sutton, Cabinet, the Seldom Scene, Hawktail and Jacob Jolliff Band. DelFest returns to the beautiful Allegany Fairgrounds where it celebrates over 13 years of music along the Potomac River.
Unfortunately, the Infamous Stringdusters will be unable to perform this year, and tickets to their late night will be refunded automatically. No further action is required by ticketholders. We will be announcing this year’s late nights soon, so keep an eye out or sign up for our email list HERE to get the latest DelFest updates.
Tickets for this year’s festival go on sale tomorrow April 22, 2021 at noon EST.
We look forward to sharing more bands with you soon!
Del Fest is one of the northeastern festivals that I have always made informational articles for each year. This festival community offered many online streaming concerts before they announced the actual festival dates for 2021.
Many festivals have announced a return this year, and this one is one of the more important ones to many. I will be reporting more on this festival, as well as tons more, with all the information you need to enjoy the festival.
By Joshua Wallace
Blackberry Smoke have released their seventh studio album with You Hear Georgia following 2018’s excellent Find A Light record. But this is no seventh inning slump my friends. This is their best record since 2014’s Holding Down The Roses. I don’t know if the band was inspired by the thick humidity in Georgia, but this album is thick with riffs. If you have been waiting for the return of the riff in modern southern rock, Blackberry Smoke has got you. This album is full of good songwriting and it even has a couple of great features with Jamey Johnson and Warren Haynes. Let’s take a deeper dive into what makes this record great.
The album kicks off with “Live It Down” and from the moment you press play you know you’re in for a riff heavy rock n’ roll ride through the south. A thick and punchy riff greets you and has you rocking through a song about making the most without having much. The guitar solo on this one is short, but just enough to get you into it. I love the pause after the solo before the chorus kicks back in. Up next, is the single “You Hear Georgia” and it’s kind of the anthem for the record. This song features another killer riff that has a slower groove. I can hear this one being a live favorite for years to come.
“Lonesome For A Livin’” is a great country ballad that breaks up some of the more riff heavy songs on the record. Jamey Johnson is a good feature for this tune and his voice mixes well with Charlie Starr. If Jamey Johnson being on this record is one of your inspirations for picking it up, you won’t be disappointed. “Morningside” is a track that brings back a guitar riff as thick as the darkness the song is about. I love the lyric “I’m not stumbling in the darkness, I’m just waiting for the morning-side.” Finally “All Over The Road” is a fun rock heavy track that is one of my favorites on the record. It goes hard and heavy from the start and doesn’t let up. Even the mellowed out bridge keeps the vibe going before the solo kicks in. I love this song and it’s probably going to be a new go to Blackberry Smoke tune for me.
This record does not disappoint. Lots of great heavy southern rock tunes, thick riffs and good song writing. If you’ve been a fan of Blackberry Smoke over the years, or a big fan of modern southern rock in general, I highly recommend picking this one up. Blackberry Smoke has released what I feel like is their best album in years, and it’s an album that brings the rock back to southern rock in a big way. You Hear Georgia is out everywhere as of May 28th, 2021. You can catch Blackberry Smoke on tour and this fall they are running their delayed “Spirit Of The South” tour and I’m hoping we can have coverage of one of those dates. In the meantime, check out the band’s website for tour dates and all of your Blackberry Smoke merch needs.
Favorite Tracks : Live It Down, You Hear Georgia, Ain’t The Same, Lonesome For A Livin’, Morningside, All Over The Road
Blackberry Smoke – You Hear Georgia (2021)
- Live It Down
- You Hear Georgia
- Hey Delilah
- Ain’t The Same
- Lonesome For A Livin’ (Feat. Jamey Johnson)
- All Rise Again (Feat. Warren Haynes)
- Old Enough To Know
- All Over The Road
- Old Scarecrow
Bill and the Belles – Happy Again – May 21, 2021
Happy Again isn’t exactly happy. But the delightfully deadpan new album from roots mainstays Bill and the Belles is full of life, humor, and tongue-in-cheek explorations of love and loss. Out May 21, 2021 on Ditty Boom Records (distribution and promotion by Free Dirt Service Co.), Happy Again marks a new chapter for the group by featuring eleven all-original songs penned by founding member Kris Truelsen. There’s no dancing around it: this album is about his divorce. But the group has a knack for saying sad things with a bit of an ironic smirk, pairing painful topics with a sense of release and relief. Anyone who’s been to one of their shows can attest that you leave feeling lighter and refreshed. The band often jokes that their setlists appear mournful and angry, but if you don’t listen to the words, you wouldn’t know it. “One of the darkest times of my life turned out to be one of the most creative,” says Truelsen. “I realized, ‘My life is chaos. I need to write about this shit.’” This personal loss turned out to be a creative boon for the band. Many of the songs were cranked out in just a few months, two were even written the night before they were recorded. This raw songcraft, along with the deft production touch of Teddy Thompson, son of Linda and Richard Thompson, who encouraged using only first or second takes, gives Happy Again an emotional punch that deepens with each listen.
The core of Happy Again is the foundational Bill and the Belles quartet sound featuring Truelsen on guitar, fiddler Kalia Yeagle, bassist Andrew Small, and banjo/banjo-uke player Helena Hunt, recently replaced by Aidan VanSuetendael. The album is also gently supported by Nick Falk on electric guitar and percussion and Don Eanes on piano and B3 Hammond. Early fans of the band were hooked by their singing, and Happy Again continues to deliver stellar vocal trio arrangements, honed by Yeagle, that nod toward groups like the Ronettes and The Shangri-Las. The band began as a project to explore the sounds between rural and urban music, between vaudeville and down home roots, but they’ve arrived somewhere wholly their own. They revel in the in-between: deeply engaged with the stringband tradition and eager to stretch those influences to contemporary settings. Happy Again is the latest chapter of that ongoing story: what happens when a stringband from East Tennessee lays down a session at Motown. It’s a welcome evolution that feels familiar.
With the insane deluge of shows pouring in, and the amount of venues that are in dire need of support from not just me, but every music fan, I proudly announce that my Ohio friends over at The Red Barn Convention Center has gone back into full throttle. Now, many of the shows that were scheduled for 2020, are rescheduled for 2021 to the best of their ability.
We need to remember that many of these national touring acts have so many shows to make up from being postponed, that many people already hold tickets for. Many of them did not want to forfeit their tickets, however they hung onto them in hopes of instances like this.
However, like many other large venues, they are having to cancel a mega ton of shows and are keeping a good sized amount of them as well. As I delve into a nationwide plethora of outdoor amphitheaters and convention centers, I find that many of these national acts can only keep so many shows.
To be honest, having been around the music business as I have for a few years, A LOT of these decisions are made by management, and booking agencies. The actual artist does not really have as much control over their schedule than you think. Many of them that have smaller circles of control, and make the calls….but a LARGE portion of them that are on the echelon of this venue….do not.
One needs to keep in mind how many hands are in the cookie jar behind the scenes at a show. SO MANY are in the background laboring tirelessly to bring you the best entertainment they can. It truly takes a lot of effort to just ‘play music”. Please take that under consideration when you become irate at artists or the venue itself.
As visitor to the Red Barn Convention Center enter the facility, gasps of aw and astonishment can be heard and, it is difficult to envision that just a few years before the Cantrell Family purchased the now known RBCC that the very building was once known as the unfinished abandoned mega-church alongside the Appalachian Highway flapping with strips of weather torn house-wrap and waist-high weeds. The dream was to create a family-oriented place people of all ages and backgrounds can unite to enjoy concerts, festivals, camping, and so much more in a relaxing environment.
The Red Barn Convention Center has been designed for both patron comforts and stage performance technology, in additionally, it is the region’s largest and most versatile event room. The Auditorium offers plush seating for 1,000. The fully-equipped stage features state-of-the-art lighting and sound. Features of the RBCC include a house sound system, spacious backstage area and professional technical and events staff to make any type of performance or production possible. The main foyer, where patrons can gather during intermission can accommodate more than 300 and enjoy a full-service cafe and shop merchandise and memorabilia of RBCC entertainers and performances. Entertainers enjoy full-service hospitality perfectly situated backstage and convenient access to and from their buses and trailers. In addition, the RBCC affords hospitality events staff to ensure the comforts of entertainers and their crews during their time at the RBCC.
I’m not always into everything that Mr. Lukas Nelson puts out each time, but last week I was given some press on his new album called “A Few Stars Apart” , and I must say…I loved it. “Turn Off The News” , I just didn’t enjoy as much as the self titled 2017 album, however the song “Civilized Hell” is one of my favorite songs he has.
The pandemic left a lot of people in uncomfortable positions, like Mr Lukas, who self admittedly hasn’t stayed anywhere more then three months long. This song tells us all about how he adapted to being cooped up with his own family for a long period of time. I liked the line where he said somebody smiled at him without a mask.
It hits stores on June 11th, and is produced by Mr. Dave Cobb, and was recorded in RCA studio A.
from what one might say is the ultimate road family—I’ve been on the road my entire life. I’ve never been anywhere longer than three months, and suddenly here we are, the four of us together. And thank god we were together… It took me a really long time to come back to the home in my heart…I think I finally decided not to run from who I am and who I am destined to be. First and foremost, that’s a songwriter. That’s what this record means to me. There’s a story being told through the whole record. A story about connection and coming.
The singer-guitarist and Promise of the Real — drummer Anthony LoGerfo, bassist Corey McCormick, percussionist Tato Melgar, and pianist and utility player Logan Metz — will release A Few Stars Apart on June 11th via Fantasy Records.
A Few Stars Apart tracklist:
1. “We’ll Be Alright”
2. “Perennial Bloom (Back to You)”
3. “Throwin’ Away Your Love”
4. “A Few Stars Apart”
5. “No Reason”
6. “Leave ‘em Behind”
7. “Wildest Dream”
8. “Giving You Away”
9. “Hand Me a Light”
10. “More Than We Can Handle”
I have enjoyed this band’s music for many years, however I do not agree with their anti firearm politics. The song “Red Fox Run” was biased and it is a pompous and arrogant attempt to get their point across, however there is no point on arguments like that. THE REST of the album, however is an amazing album from a seasoned band. I’m not going to drift off into a rant with back handed insulting vernacular.
The title track here is a free flowing anthem to this band, and their ilk. I think with many of the people like Mr. Billy Strings and Mr. Sam Bush spearheading this community, this is a TRULY wonderful era for this type of music. All of these bands and the festivals they frequent are indeed rapidly becoming good old days.
As a recovering addict with 20 months clean under my belt, I AM LIVING brand new good old days. This song can speak to you in so many ways, and I’m sure the band will not mind you accepting any way.
Here is the press release for the single:
Known for their exhilarating live shows and musicianship as well as their eclectic musical tastes, Leftover Salmon is one of Colorado’s most beloved musical exports, picking up where bands like Little Feat, The Band and The Grateful Dead left off and distilling the music into their signature potent brew of bluegrass, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, Cajun, soul, zydeco and blues.
Leftover Salmon’s new album BRAND NEW GOOD OLD DAYS will street on May 7th. The release marks the band’s return to the Compass Records family, following on the 2002 release of LIVE, as well as three solo projects for lead singer/mandolinist Drew Emmitt. The new album will be released on CD, digitally and on limited-edition blood orange vinyl. Relix premiered the animated lyric video for the title track this week. The message of the song, according to band co-founder Vince Herman, is about living in the moment: “It’s a reminder that no matter what kind of trouble we’re in these days, it may not ever be as good as it is right now.”
On BRAND NEW GOOD OLD DAYS, Leftover Salmon delivers a feel good collection of 10 new tracks, dipping their collective musical toes back into the bluegrass stream from which they emerged as a band 30 years ago. The resulting album is a fun, engaging and deeply musical set which showcases the band’s musical roots even as they embrace the more progressive elements that made the band one of the principal architects of the jam grass sound several decades ago.
Leftover Salmon is a band that has continued through various musical fads and label affiliations to maintain a vibrant, relevant and influential voice in the music world. Over that time, their sound has grown and evolved while staying true to the roots and guiding spirit of the band’s founding members — mandolinist/singer Drew Emmitt and guitarist/singer Vince Herma
“Category Stomp” is a trademark JAM this band is known for, with lyrics that are fast and all over the grid. They are so so versatile in their music, they display it prominently here on this song. Mr. Andy Thron drives this song along with some banjo wizardry, and when you juxtapose that with the vocals from Mr. Vince Herman and Mr. Drew Emmitt ( both of whom are founding members), you get an absolute jam!
You get some of that new psychedelic sound in the beginning of this song here, this band has so many different instrumental sounds and influences, they make almost any song enjoyable. Look for this band to be on a plethora of festival lineups in 2021.
This years Campout event is being produced and hosted by the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground.
We want to give a huge THANKYOU to all of you who donated all or part of their tickets from the 2020 festival. Your donations made are making this event possible with no admission fee. Things will be back, much closer to our old normal for the 2022 John Hartford Memorial Festival.
Please Join Us at the John Hartford and John Hotze Memorial Campout
What is the next best thing to a music festival? How about a giant campout with live music. Tickets will not be sold to this event. You must have paid camping for admission. Visit www.billmonroemusicpark.com for camping information and reservations. Produced and hosted by the Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground. This event was made possible by the generous donations of our fans. We want to give a huge THANKYOU to all of you who donated all or part of their tickets from the 2020 festival. Things will be back closer to our old normal for the 2022 John Hartford Memorial Festival.
“Bill Monroe Music Park and Campground” is dedicated to continuing to be cautious and protecting the wellbeing of their campers and guests during the upcoming campout. They will continue to follow all of their Festival Health Procedures and Guidelines moving forward. The complete guidelines can be found on their website: BillMonroeMusicPark.com
Some of the highlights include:
A safe 10’ barrier will be around the stage.
Wearing a face mask is highly recommended when near others not in your group even though the state of Indiana mask mandate has been lifted.
Wearing a face mask is important in these areas: restrooms, food vending, jam circles and any indoor area, making everyone feel more comfortable.
Allow for social distancing when choosing your seating area in the concert area. Please do not sit in chairs belonging to others or leave items unattended.
Chairs will need to be removed each night from the concert area.
There will be designated golf cart parking.
Pavilion will be designated as eating only.
No smoking or vaping in the designated concert area.
Most of all, please be kind and courteous, we are all in this together and want to have the best campout experience for everyone. We look forward to seeing everyone gather at the park this year.
Where Does An Old Time River Man Go?
Our wonderful founder and visionary, John Hotze passed away March 29th, 2021. John stuck his neck out and created a unique gathering of kindred souls dedicated to preserving the music and legacy of his lifelong friend and our festival namesake, John Hartford. The John Hartford Memorial Festival is this gathering and the fulfillment of John Hotze’s vision. Thanks to John’s resilience and persistence, folks have been exposed to and reunited with the music and life of John Hartford. Please read this informative article about John Hotze that first appeared in nodepression.com, May 4th 2012. Click Here.
So let’s talk for a bit about this scaled back lineup they have here to accommodate the health guidelines for 2021. I’m sure every festival will indeed be back to normal next year, each one of them offering mammoth lineups spanning 3 and 4 days. Until that time, I think we are more than lucky to get smaller lineups…. here’s why.
Smaller lineups equal more relaxed band time and stage time for tech problems. You may not realize this yet, but outdoor festivals can be an absolute debacle for sound techs and stagehands. You start mixing mud and water with loose cords and wet wood…you get a MESS….especially on day 3 or 4.
You got so many people in HOT, cramped tents swapping in and out gear and you have an outdoor festival! Smaller lineups will equal smaller and smoother changeups, and the band can spend more time being intimate with their audience.
Well, none of that is going to be the case this year, as this will be more of a campout than a festival, and it was culminated by the fans making donations to make it happen.
The Low Down On Where To Stay:
If camping is not for you, please make reservations now at our JHMF official host hotel, The Brown County Inn. Full restaurant and bar, year-round covered and enclosed open-air pool pavilion with a 2,500 square foot sun-deck and live entertainment. Located just six miles from the park, and only a three-block walk from beautiful downtown Nashville, IN. We’ve negotiated a special price just for our festival family! Visit their web site by clicking here and use the promo code JHMF9 for a discount on your room.
The bands involved on this bill are all equally amazing in their own right. I’ll start with one of Roots music’s older bands The Tillers, whom recorded an iconic album called Farewell To The Historic Southgate House. Their 2010 album “By The Signs” is on my TOP 100 Roots Albums Of All Time, and this Ohio based outfit have been friends of mine for many years.
The Henhouse Prowlers are currently out playing a string of shows to support their new album called “The Departure”. This quartet is a Bluegrass powerhouse, having over 15 years in operation, and an endearing respect from their peers in the music community.
The Hammer And The Hatchet is an Indiana based duo that released a TERRIFIC album in 2020. I have had the pleasure of seeing them play on quite a few music functions, like one of the previous Hagfests at the aforementioned Southgate House Revival.