The Growling Old Men
JOHN LOWELL & BEN WINSHIP
“A huge strength of this act is that their playing and singing are totally complimentary, both in vitality and elegance.”
- Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine
The Growling Old Men are John Lowell (guitar & vocals) and Ben Winship (mandolin & vocals). The two veterans of the Rocky Mountain bluegrass and Americana scene present a relaxed set of virtuosic musicianship and tight harmonies – informed equally by the music of the Appalachian hills and the western plains. In concert the Growling Old Men are both engaging and spontaneous as they strive to blend simplicity with complexity; all with good tone and a warm sense of humor. For nearly 30
years they’ve played at festivals, concerts and workshops across the US, Canada and Europe
2019 Rockygrass Band Competition & 2021 Fresh Grass Band Competition Winners
Weaving together modern and traditional styles of bluegrass and americana, Never Come Down is a
Portland, Oregon based 5-piece composed of Joe Suskind (guitar), Crystal Lariza (vocals), Brian Alley
(banjo), Kaden Hurst (mandolin), and Ben Ticknor (bass). Their dedication to thoughtful songwriting
and dynamic arrangements highlight polished technical skills and a commitment to listening to each
other. Formed in 2018, the band’s self-titled debut arrived shortly thereafter, and their second album
“Better Late Than Never” was released in 2021. They’ve toured internationally and have found acclaim from festivals and venues such as Iceland Airwaves, John Hartford Memorial Fest, Americanafest, FreshGrass and RockyGrass.
Grayson is Mississippi Marshall's grandson. He learns from Marshall, just as Marshall learned from his father. Together, they form "Mississippi Marshall Deluxe."
Mississippi Marshall is one of the best blues guitarists in the Delta. A songwriter and storyteller, he's played here for over a half-century.
Regularly touring from the South to the Rockies and back again, Marshall is consistently booked for his reputation as an authentic, heartfelt performer with a repertoire of classic and original songs that'll "pin ya to your seat!"
"Blues is a feeling, and when it’s good and emotional, it can give you chill bumps.
It's that feeling in your soul and on the surface of your skin. That’s the Blues you feel on ya.
That's why I invite folks to “Come Get Some On Ya!“
We loved them so much last year, we asked them back for year 2!!
The husband of wife duo of Clinton and Sarah Carter perform Folk, Celtic, and Cowboy music.
Website & music: www.CarterJunction.com
The acoustic duo performs original and traditional songs in the Cowboy, Folk, and Celtic genres with Clinton Carter on vocals and guitar and Sarah on vocals, Celtic Harp, and Irish drum. Both are gifted vocalists, individually and in harmony, with Clinton singing bass and Sarah soprano. One reviewer described their music as “Johnny Cash Meets Loreena McKennitt”.
Carter Junction is rapidly earning a name for themselves at venues throughout the west.
Texas-bred musical powerhouse, KRISTYN HARRIS, is noted for her powerful vocals, solid swing rhythm guitar style, unique songwriting, award winning yodel, and captivating stage presence. She has been named the International Western Music Association Entertainer of the Year 5 times, and her latest album was most recently awarded the prestigious Wrangler Award from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. She is also a 6-time recipient of the IWMA Female Performer of the Year and in 2022 received the CMA of Texas Cowboy Western Entertainer of the Year Award. Her singing has been praised as "timeless" with "the warmth and power of Texas sunshine". You might have also seen Kristyn featured on the 2018 season of ABC’s American Idol, where she was given a special invitation by the producers to come on the show and audition with a yodeling song.
Slapjack Casualty is a folk and americana family band hailing from the Blue Mountains of Eastern Oregon. These storytellers bring their energetic personalities with them on the stage along with a diverse selection of original songs that will make you laugh, cry, stomp your feet, and even dance. It’s an intimate acoustic rollercoaster that will leave you contemplating reality and wondering what round of drink you’re on. If you like John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Ian Noe, the Civil Wars, and/or Simon and Garfunkel, this is one band you’ll want to come see perform.