Hot Silver was formed in 1994 by two guys working in a silver mine.
Spending hours underground together led to a fast friendship. One evening
while drinking beers after work, they discovered that each had a passion
for guitar. A remarkable duet team, Hot Silver brings audiences to tears
with their soulful melodies.
North against the Western
In 2001, brothers Jon and Luke left their hometown in Minnesota to travel
to where they always knew their hearts were: the wild west. These brothers
provide a rollicking show filled with dancing, jumping, and most of all,
Cleaner and the Mississippi
When Farley Clements quit his janitorial job to reenacted Huck Finn’s
famous voyage on the Mississippi River, few ever thought he would become a
national sensation. He has proven them all wrong with his sellout crowds
last year throughout the southern states. After spending countless days on
his raft floating down the river, Farley perfected the wistful sounds of
What could be better than 5 funny guys interspersing music playing with
stand-up comedy? One of the most innovative and unique performing groups
in modern times, Sweaty Gravel always delivers a performance that no one
will soon forget.
Formed in 2007, Turkey Mirror is quickly creating a buzz around the
country music scene. Elsa, the front woman, has been called a “female
Elvis Presley” by Chuck Ainsystore of the Country Music Daily. Sure to
deliver a set that will bring the house down, don’t miss Turkey Mirror.
Five good ‘ole boys from the south have been invited back to the festival
for the 3rd straight year. Who doesn’t like to hear classic country music
sung while watching the insane juggling feats of Harley Whitsworth, the
When a tree logger from Arkansas gave up his day job to play the banjo
full time, his family disowned him. Mark Resonale comes from a
tree-logging family that stretches back more than 6 generations. Why would
he give up on such a rich family heritage? When we asked Mark, he replied
Lose yourself in the peaceful melodies of Highway Moon. Highway Moon is a
husband/wife duet team who discovered their musical gift when they began
singing songs to soothe their rambunctious first child. Now they soothe
people of all ages with their timeless music.
Billy Greenhorn has been called “Belly” his whole life, due to his, ahem,
rather rotund midsection. He lists his hobbies as “drinkin’ beer and eatin’
steaks”. Despite all the time these hobbies must consume, he still finds
enough time to practice belting tunes. And boy can he belt them!
Chewin' of the Snake
Tim Brady started his group Chewin’ on the Snake with his friends down at
his local fishin’ hole. Chewin’ on the Snake is an eclectic band that
combines old fashioned fiddle playing, acoustic guitar, and a raging
harmonica by Tim himself.
When Gorge Amiganos immigrated to the United States, he began working as a
street sweeper. Every day, he would whistle tunes from his homeland to
pass the time. One day, a representative from Olde Time Country Tunes and
Dance Magazine heard him, and wrote in his column the next month that
Gorge was the “best whistler in Texas”. The rest is history.
What does a tap dancer who wears a cowboy hat and a guitar player who
wears a baseball cap have in common? They are both members of Rodeo
Grassy. This group not only dazzles your ears with their outrageous tunes,
but provide a visual spectacle that can’t be beat.
Some people call Power Alabama Lynyrd Skynyrd wannabes. Other people say
Power Alabama is the band that Skynyrd could’ve been if they had tried
harder. No matter what your own personal opinion is on this issue, don’t
miss out on the show-stopping electric guitar performance of this group.
The City North
When asked where their hometown was, Jerry Michaels, the front man, said:
“We’re from the city that’s a mile north of the north pole.” I don’t know
if he was being completely sarcastic or if there is a deep philosophical
“In my opinion, Chewin’ the Snake ripped off our name”, said Alex
Dentright, the lead singer of Rattlesnake Tobacco. Ah, what’s a music
festival without a little dramatic rivalry? Despite the similar name, the
music couldn’t be any different. Alex actually catches rattlesnakes on his
ranch and uses their rattles to create remarkably unique instruments. He
also likes to chew tobacco.
A drunk Mexican with an attitude, Johnny Carlson has been called the Jim
Morrison of country music. His bizarre antics on stage keep bringing the
audiences back – just to see what he’ll do this time. Sometimes his sets
are a complete distaster, and sometimes he woos the crowd with his
soulful, poetic tales of the Mexican desert. Either way, he’s sure to be
Rock out with Rockin’ Grassy. These guy call themselves a “punk country
group with an attitude”. With cowboy hats balanced upon their mohawks,
Rockin’ Grassy provides a unique performance every time. They have
promised to play their smash hit “I Hate My Pickup”.
The League Hobo
Finnegan Mansley supported himself for 30 years by train hopping from city
to city and playing his banjo on the street. He was famous for always
having an empty can of Spam in front of him to collect tips. He is
apparently so accustomed to this lifestyle that when we offered to fly him
out to the show, he said “nah, I’m just gonna hitchhike”.
In 1985, two neighboring farmers decided to have a fiddle duel to decide
who owned the barn that had been built 100 years ago directly on the
property line. Enemies before, they soon became friends as they earned
each other’s respect with their respective fiddle playing. Now they win
the respect of audiences wherever they go. They still won’t say who won
the initial contest.
Forgotten against the Frontier
Susie, Betty, Samantha, and Besse felt left out of their community. To
solve this problem, they formed a support group that they called Forgotten
Against the Frontier. Soon, they began playing music together, and the
name stuck. Now they are the most famous women in their town – far from
The Lonesome Mountain
Standing at 6’8”, Lenny Skillet is a mountain of a man and a mountain of a
performer. The winner of 5 Grammys, The Lonesome Mountain is the perfect
capstone to our festival. With a performance featuring fireworks, a
lightshow, and 12 dancers, this is a performance you won’t want to miss.
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