In addition to the performance by James Reams & The Barnstormers on Friday night, here’s the 2015 lineup of musical guests for Saturday night. Check back in 2017 for the new lineup.
Buckeye Rooster — for several years now Buckeye Rooster has been sowing their personal brand of bluegrass all across the Hudson Valley and New York Metropolitan area. With their vibrant instrumentation and spirited harmonies, wherever the Buckeye goes a foot-stomping good time is always close behind! Featuring Bryan Lynch on banjo and vocals, Mike Colucci on mandolin and vocals, Big Jon Randazzo on harmonica and vocals, Lucky Happenstance (what a great name!) on guitar, Jimbo Wilson on double bass and Lynn Reno on fiddle and vocals.
The Abby Hollander Band — Abby Hollander is a singer, bass player, and award-winning songwriter originally from Woodstock, NY. In 2013, she moved to Brooklyn and formed a band to perform her original songs in a traditional bluegrass setting. Abby’s vocals will send you into a swoon! Ellery Marshall, from LA, provides the banjo sound that is one of the band’s trademark features while Jeff Picker (a Portland, OR native) plays guitar and sings harmony. All the musicians play an active role in helping Abby arrange her songs, making the band a dynamic, collaborative experience rooted equally in the time-honored sounds of bluegrass and the 21st century city they call home.
New Cut Road String Band — is a powerhouse old-time string band that plays traditional string band music from the southern Appalachians. Featuring top-fiddler fiddler John Hoffmann (of UpSouth and Long John and the Tights), Steve Arkin, former Bill Monroe and Troublesome Creek banjo player, Jim Reidy, former lead singer for the famous Chicken Chokers on banjo uke, and Randi Beckmann of Mac Benford and UpSouth and of Long John and the Tights on guitar. The band members bring their collective experience in old-time and bluegrass music to play fast and furious fiddle tunes for your toe-tappin’ pleasure, as well as soulful ballads that caress the spirit and bring a tear to the eye.
Triple Play All-Stars — providing exciting instrumentals, a terrific blend of male and female vocals, and a varied and lively repertoire, the Triple Play All-Stars will blow your socks off! This band features Internationally renowned autoharpist Drew Smith, master of the 5-string banjo and Hall of Famer Rich Rainey, and singer/songwriter/guitarist Robbie Wedeen. You’ll be blown away by their distinctive and compelling sounds as well has their high lonesome harmonies.
Stillhouse Serenade — features the combined vocal and instrumental talents of friends who have been making music together for years. Trip Henderson from the early country stringband “The Whistling Wolves” along with Danny Weiss & Mary Olive Smith from the vintage country outfit “Reckon So” have come together to form a new and exciting musical outing that includes roots music, country, old songs, and originals! Joining them will be Charlie Giordano from Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions and Saskia Lane on bass and vocals.