He is a musical legend, a pioneer of one of the most intricate, yet powerful, forms of American music, and a master of the guitar; he’s Dan Crary, a flatpicking stylist with an international reputation for innovation, taste and brilliance. With more than 50 years as a performer, Crary is one of the few artists whose work can be said to transcend the boundaries of style and genre.
A vocalist and bass player, Wally Barnick also spent two years with Bluegrass Etc. and is a featured vocalist on their award winning album HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS. Also a member of the acoustic/bluegrass trio The Hay Dudes. Currently producing several regional artist recording projects.
In 2009, Martin Stevens was one of the founders of the Bluegrass Regulators, who have gone on to release two albums and have performed across the country, most notably as one of the IBMA showcase artists in 2011. In recent times, Martin has been playing mandolin and fiddle with Dan Crary when Dan performs in the Pacific Northwest. Off stage, Martin spends his time as a 3rd grade school teacher in Washington.
You can find out more about Dan Crary here.
Dan Crary – Guitar, Vocals
Martin Stevens – Mandolin, Fiddle
Wally Barnick – Bass, Vocals
Lochwood, Montana’s most traditional Bluegrass band! Coming together in 2014, the goal of this band has always been playing the music the “right” way in the tradition of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and the Stanley Bros. Featuring 3-part harmonies, hard driving rhythms and exciting solos. The band members come from all over the country but the common theme is the rural Mountain values found in western Montana.
Find out more about Lochwood here.
Richie Reinholdt – Guitar, Vocals
John Parker – Bass
Steve Taft – Banjo
Chad Fadely – Mandolin
Taylor Buckley – Fiddle
Modern Tradition, formerly known as #MASHTAG, was chosen by the IBMA Youth Council to be one of the bands representing youth at Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh, North Carolina this past September.
Find out more about Modern Tradition here.
Zach Top – Guitar, Vocals
Wyatt Harman – Bass
Zion Napier – Mandolin
Maddie Denton – Fiddle
Jared Lindsey – Banjo
Based in Gresham, Oregon, The Grass Station is a multi-disciplinary bluegrass band consisting of outstanding musicians with over 60 years of combined recording and performance experience. With experience in a multitude of musical styles, members of The Grass Station have preformed with some of the premiere country, bluegrass and folk bands in the country. Uniting in 2015 under a mutual love of bluegrass music, Jered, Jeff, Josh and Peter continue to pump high quality grassoline (and numerous grass-related puns) throughout Oregon and beyond.
Find out more about Grass Station here.
Jered Widman – Guitar, Vocals
Jeff Smith – Mandolin, Vocals
Josh Adkins – Upright Bass
Peter Schwimmer – Banjo
Rain City Ramblers are an exciting acoustic trio from Seattle, Washington. Featuring Forrest Marowitz (upright bass), Daniel Ullom (mandolin) and Jim Horbett (guitar), they trace the lines between bluegrass and country, jazz and folk, old-time and the blues, distilling their favorite elements of these traditions and blending them into finely-crafted songs.
Find out more about Rain City Ramblers here.
Forrest Marowitz – Upright Bass
Daniel Ullom – Mandolin
Jim Horbett – Guitar