Lineup / Schedule

Eight Dollar Mountain


Eight Dollar MountainEight Dollar Mountain serves up high-energy, traditionally-inspired bluegrass for audiences up and down the West Coast. Their hard-driving rhythm pulls you onto the dance floor, with a clear, purposeful sound reflecting the roots of mountain music, blues, and old time country. Eight Dollar Mountain sounds familiar, like the tunes coming from grandpa’s back porch, yet their energy carries the tradition of bluegrass into the 21st century.

Since coming together on a foggy mountain top in 2010, this hard-working group has released three albums, Wild River Country (2010), Riverboat Gambler (2012), and Tied to the Tracks (2014) produced by Vince Herman from Leftover Salmon. Their original songwriting and arrangements blend whitewater-fast rhythms, tasteful vocal harmonies and plenty of low-end groove for a live performance that is sure to get crowds dancing and hollering for more. The band is based in Ashland, OR.

Eight Dollar Mountain is Darren Campbell (guitar), Stuart Green (banjo), Phil Johnson (mandolin), Joe Porto (bass), Mark Lackey (dobro).

http://eightdollarmountain.net

Waking Hazel

Waking Hazel w goatsWaking Hazel is a five-piece band specializing in bluegrass/folk/country/Americana/roots music. The band has been actively playing for audiences around the Rogue Valley for the past couple of years.

Each member of the band contributes instrumentally with Dave Brendlinger primarily on mandolin, Rachel Buklad primarily on banjo, Michael Lindgren on upright bass, Bekkah McAlvage (our newest Hazel!) on guitar and Jessie Monter on Fiddle. With three females and two males all contributing to vocals for the group, the combinations of leads and harmonies varies as widely as their song selection.

Live Waking Hazel shows can range from fast and furious bluegrass songs to old time fiddle tunes; mournful ballads to modern Americana songs, all with various choreography around mics depending on the singing configuration.

Catch Waking Hazel at a venue, winery or festival somewhere in the Rogue Valley and don’t forget to ask us “Who is Hazel?”.

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Brothers Reed

Brothers Reed 2aDespite their brotherhood, Aaron and Phil Reed didn’t start playing music together until two years ago after Phil left their hometown of St. Charles, Missouri to join Aaron in the unsullied mountains of the American Northwest. The brothers family blend of folk encapsulates the grit and humor of Midwest life with the swagger and serenity of the west coast. Their style evokes finger picking folk singers of the 60’s and 70’s with a contemporary and boundless edge. Cultivated from years of performing in bands ranging from heavy metal to reggae and rock, to punk, country, and funk, their musical dichotomy is at the root of their diverse yet seamless folk-brand.

    With their comedic brotherly banter, impeccable harmonic expression, and widely varying influences, a Brothers Reed performance will have you reflecting on lost lives and lovers, laughing hysterically and leaving completely entertained.  

   Touring as a guitar-duo, the group incorporates harmonica, percussion and keys into their live performances, soothing your soul with songs that are familiar yet original.   Whether they are finger picking their way through a lamentable ballad or bringing you around full-speed with a barn-burning bluegrass number, The Brothers Reed are masters of their craft.

http://www.thebrothersreed.com

Dusty Green Bones Band

Dusty Green Bones Band 1

Dusty Green Bones Band pushes the boundaries of bluegrass by mixing it with rock n roll, psychedelic, Americana, folk, outlaw country, even African hi life. Each member has their own style but they blend together perfectly. They feed off of each other's differences to create new style and sound. They offer variety, whereas most bands tend to stick to their comfort zones. 

Not only are the Dusty Green Bones musically talented, they are also just great guys who genuinely love life and love what they're doing - and that reflects in their performance. Every Dusty Green Bones Band show is a rockin good time. They speak to an audience comprised of all different types of mentalities and lifestyles; fulfilling their goal of bringing different people together under the same roof, listening to the same music, eventually finding out that they're not so different after all.

https://www.dustygreenbonesband.com