From Ohio comes “NewFound Road”, with Tim Shelton (guitar), Jr. Williams (banjo), Joe Booher (mandolin) and Jamey Booher on bass. NFR has been on the bluegrass scene since 2001, and have played with some greats. More information to come.
Filling out the “roots” of the bluegrass tree comes perhaps the finest old-time music band in the country, “Foghorn Stringband”. We have had this band here in the past, but with some new members, and a heavy cajun influence, the songs may be different, but the sound is still the fine FSB of years past. Caleb Klauder (mandolin, fiddle, guitar), Stephen “Sammy” Lind (fiddle, banjo, guitar), Nadine Landry (bass), Reeb Willms (guitar)
Kevin Pace and the Early Edition
We were blown away by this new arrival to the northwest traditional bluegrass scene. From Georgia, Kevin Pace literally grew up on bluegrass and gospel music. He has surrounded himself with some hot playing young musicians and the tight vocal harmonies show the work ethic of this band. Kevin Pace (mandolin), Christopher Arndt (banjo), Josh Robertson (guitar), Matthew Arndt(fiddle), Jim Adams (bass).
we were heart broken that one of our favorite northwest bands “Prairie Flyer” decided to go their own ways musically. They were our first featured band at our first festival in 2004. Guess what? They have agreed to come together and play one more weekend at our festival! Jim Faddis (guitar), Andre Vashon, (mandolin, dobro), Jason Stewart (banjo), Steve Blanchard (guitar), Dave Hackwith (bass).
Our local favorite band “Top String” is going to round out the festival with tasteful and accomplished music that goes beyond their youthful years. Zach Top (guitar), Madi Top (fiddle), Joram Top (mandolin), Kaiti Dewhirst (bass).