KELLER WILLIAMS' GRATEFUL GRASS
Keller Williams is an American singer, songwriter, and musician hailing from Fredericksburg, Virginia. Keller Williams’ Grateful Grass delivers anything-but-traditional bluegrass versions of Grateful Dead favorites. Keller is often described as a ‘one-man jam-band’ due to his frequent use of live phrase looping with multiple instruments. Keller states “If you like singing along to Dead songs in that song’s normal tempo but dancing double time to the music, this is definitely your jam.”
Energetic Louisiana fiddler Amanda Shaw blazes trails with her clever songwriting and exciting performances. With over 20 years of experience, Shaw captivates audiences of all sizes – from intimate listening rooms to national television audiences. Shaw blends authentic Cajun culture with endearing local charm, delivering shows that burst with Louisiana flavor.
Amy Helm is an American folk-rock singer-songwriter and daughter of The Band drummer Levon Helm and singer Libby Titus. Amy has garnered widespread praise for her work in the alt-country collective Ollabelle and is known for her extensive work with her late father Levon Helm. Her third album, What the Flood Leaves Behind, was released in June of 2021 and is her most autobiographical yet, both in content and creation. A travelling musician and a mother of two young boys, Amy Helm creates songs representing a gathering of ideas and experiences.
Formed in April of 2008, and still touring with the original lineup, The HillBenders have firmly established their presence as one of the most energetic and engaging progressive acoustic bands on the scene as they continue to wow audiences from stages around the country and world. The HillBenders recently have shifted their focus back onto their original musical roots and have released their fourth studio album, appropriately and eponymously titled "The HillBenders".
LANEY LOU & THE BIRD DOGS
Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs are an energetic Americana band from Bozeman, Montana, that infuses four-part harmonies, engaging songwriting, and rock-n-roll drive into a modern approach to traditional folk music. Coming from varied musical backgrounds, the five-person ensemble creates a sound unique to them, but one that finds common ground by adding the energy of Montana’s big sky country into their music. The Bird Dogs weave stories through their songs that are reflective, joyous, longing, or meant to share a journey with the listener. Through it all, the band is able to convey heartfelt honesty, getting the audience to immerse themselves in the moment by dancing, singing and laughing along. Laney Lou and the Bird Dogs consists of Lena (Laney) Schiffer on vocals/guitar/percussion, Matt Demarais on vocals/banjo, Ethan Demarais on bass, Brian Kassay on fiddle/mandolin/harmonica, and Josh Moore on vocals/guitar.
DREW LANDRY & THE NORTH COUNTRY RAMBLERS
Drew Landry is a Songwriter & Filmmaker from South Louisiana who resides in the Blackfeet Nation. His upcoming album, Exiles was recorded at Dockside Studio with legendary players during the pandemic. The troubadour supplemented his income by crawfishing, planting trees & pulling sinker cypress out of the Atchafalaya Basin. He landed his first gig as a roadie on a Hank III tour and has shared the stage with Billy Joe Shaver, The Angola State Prison Band, Lazy Lester, David Allen Coe, Charlie Louvin, Dwight Yoakam, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Merle Haggard, Doug Kershaw, Johnny Winter, and countless others. Aside from serving as an Extension Agent at Blackfeet Community College, Landry's new band, The North Country Ramblers are booking shows this Summer in support of the new album.
ASHLEIGH FLYNN & THE RIVETERS
With what PopMatters describes as "tenacious swagger," critically-acclaimed solo artist Ashleigh Flynn recently dialed up the volume and debuted an all-female rock band as a nod to the “Rosie the Riveter” archetype from WWII. Raised in Kentucky on pastoral bluegrass and soul/R&B from the heart of the city, Flynn went solo initially, earning heaps of praise as a Southern-accented songwriter and performer. Eventually, she joined forces with a red-hot, all-woman band that could handle anything the celebrated songwriter threw at them, from vintage roots music to the country-rock psychedelia of Laurel Canyon.
OFF IN THE WOODS
Off in the Woods is a 7-piece Montana band. They play all original music along the stylings of Soul, Funk, Reggae and open tuned acoustic songs. They have a full horn section, drums, bass, guitar, hammond organ and aux-percussion/synth. The five original members all grew up in Polson, MT on the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Reservation. They have been playing together since the 6th grade but have been touring as Off in the Woods for 13+ years. They play up and down the State of Montana with a few shows in Idaho and Washington.
COWBOY ANDY & THE SALAMANDERS
Cowboy Andy and the Salamanders is an award winning nationally recognized children and family friendly rock group that offers that has been delighting families all around the Pacific Northwest for over 10 years! Get ready to dance and sing along to songs you probably don’t know! The Salamanders consist of Mr. Blue Sky Ian Smith, Bones Russ Gay, Banana Man Matthew Bainton, The Indispensable Oscar Hunt, and Cowboy Andy!