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Possessed by Paul James, Known to his mother as Konrad Wert, is an American folk singer-songwriter who teaches special education in Kerrville, Texas. He plays banjo, guitar and fiddle with roots within folk, blues and punk. And yes, he does become possessed at least once per show. You’ll know when it happens!
Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle can be best described as ‘American’-- from the mountains to Music Row, blues-gospel to traditional country, this four-piece moves from fast-paced, foot-stomping anthems to harmony-laden ballads and traditional dirges of spirit and labor.
BG Johnson Big Bad Brass Band Revival Allstars is, as the name suggests, and all-star assemblage of Madison’s best brass players, with percussion and a bass thrown in to keep things funky. Prepare to shake your thing!
Of The Dell is young, restless and useless rock and roll created by four rough, rowdy and semi-conscious West Virginia natives. Don’t call them boys, because they ain’t scared!
Maria Carrelli draws strongly from Appalachian bluegrass and traditional country music, transitioning between upbeat tempos and melody-driven ballads. Having already traveled extensively with multiple folk and bluegrass groups, her musicianship and songwriting ability act as strong complements to her unique lyrical style.
Amy Noel sings in the dynamic style of Grace Slick or even Janis Joplin. Her original tunes are soulful, introspective and heartfelt. But when she’s joined by her band, her sound becomes even more powerful and compelling.
Driftwood Gypsy has characteristics of Sly and the Family Stone-style spirit in the singing, a rhythmic give-and-take between bass and guitar that recalls early Santana and orchestration that brings to mind the psychedelic keyboard colors and earthy drum foundation of Pink Floyd. Driftwood Gypsy doesn’t sound so much like a band of today, but rather one at that could have been nailing down a soul-style jam in 1973.
Whiskey Bent Valley Boys will take you through the hills of ol’ Kentucky with an intensity that would knock the sock’s right off of their forefathers feet, paying homage to their southern kin from the tobacco fields to the rivers, iron skillets to moonshine stills, upbeat and professional, this band possesses the skill to honor history and preserve the tradition.
Jimmy Davis Trio has been rocking the tri-state region, and beyond, for almost two decades. Jimmy holds a place among the pantheon of all-time great Madison guitarists, delivering his own searing versions of blues, rock, country and Americana.
Casey Campbell, in a remarkably short time, has expanded on his Nashville roots to become one of the most influential young voices in bluegrass mandolin and a respected teacher of traditional and modern mandolin styles.
Jordan Wilson Coalition is rooted in the blues and rock, but steeped in all genres in between. Anyone who can lay down a killer cover of The Doors L.A. Woman and come right back with Blackstreet’s No Diggity in the same set is a musical Renaissance man indeed.
John R Miller is a co-founding member and songwriter for The Fox Hunt and Prison Book Club. With his band the Engine Lights, the music widens into a unique cross-section of folk, country blues, and rock n roll, featuring driving fiddle, close harmonies, wily guitar picking, and a deep-pocket rhythm section.
Trisha Gene Brady was a long-time member of the Knoxville band The Black Lillies before striking out on her own in 2017. Her solo style is pure Tennessee, with hints of country, soul and American roots. Madison loves TGB!
Lakespur Sun is the latest project of Robert Reynolds, one of the founding members of the Grammy-winning alt-country band The Mavericks. Now a deeply contented Madison native, Robert is pulling together some of the town’s best sidemen and making musical magic again. Mixing elements of Americana and Roots Rock with a good dose of jangle & twang, these veterans of southern Indiana have a sound that draws from their collective past while pointing toward their future together.
Jordan Smart is a nomadic folk singer-songwriter currently based in Salinas, CA. His songs echo between the prominent fingerpicking patterns of John Fahey and the Dylanesque vocal style of The Tallest Man on Earth.
Britton Patrick Morgan traces his deep family roots to the hills and small towns of Eastern Kentucky’s coal country. He’s a writer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer who delivers rough-hewn songs with a husky, bourbon-flecked whisper and acoustic warmth.
Jeremy Short is an original recipe singer-songwriter and genre-bending guitar blazer who first made a name for himself as the solo-ripping sideman of the red-hot Americana act, Sasha Colette & The Magnolias, and the front man of the horn-fueled R&B band Downtown King.
Tim Lancaster is an American-Folk musician born and raised in Central Florida. Accompanied by his guitar, harmonica, banjo and bones, his songs are inspired by the extreme conditions of the heart.
Brice Hall is a singer-songwriter strongly influenced by the country music he heard as a young child growing up in Kentucky area, and in later years the blues and soul music of Muscle Shoals Alabama.
Born in the mountains of West Virginia and raised in the hills of eastern Kentucky, Sean Whiting is a singer/songwriter based out of the small eastern Kentucky town of Paintsville in Johnson county which is also known for being the former home of Chris Stapleton, Loretta Lynn and Crystal Gayle. With noted influences like the Allman Brothers, Free, ZZ Top, Stone Temple Pilots and Hank Williams Jr., his style is a unique blend of blues, rock and country known to some as Appalachian Rock. His sound is saturated with the feel of the south and intensity of soul and the blues. Having been writing and performing for the last 20 years, Sean has had the privilege to share the stage with such artists as Chris Stapleton, Tyler Childers, Rival Sons and L.A. Guns.
The Boggy Branch Band originated in Polk County Florida and is now based in central Indiana, Mac Brewer- guitar & vocals, Trent Flynn - drums, and Scott Allen - bass, The music is our own special blend of southern rock, blues & country.