Music

Friday, August 2, 2019

Billy Strings

Main Stage8:00 pm

Poised to take bluegrass in bold new directions, singer/songwriter/guitarist Billy Strings is quickly gaining attention for his incendiary live performances and imbuing his take on Americana with distinctive bursts of psychedelic virtuosity. While deeply reverent of the roots of traditional bluegrass music, which his father shared with him as a boy, Strings learned his high-energy performing skills by playing fleet-fingered guitar solos in a heavy metal band in his native Michigan. While he has matured as a player, singer and songwriter in his own right, and re-embraced the music his father introduced him to, Strings has applied the intensity of heavy metal to bluegrass. The end results, as demonstrated on his most recent release, Turmoil & Tinfoil, provide a fresh jolt to the genre. Look for a new album from Billy Strings this fall.

The Defibulators

Main Stage5:30 pm

Described as everything from “Hee-Haw on mescaline” to “Carter Family-meets-Ramones”, The Defibulators’ unique brand of country has made them pioneers in the Brooklyn country music scene.

Their debut album Corn Money garnered immediate critical notice from Buzzfeed to CMT, with New York Magazine pointing out that “[Bug] and Bru slip into harmonies that recall the storied Gram Parsons-Emmylou Harris duets,” Under the Radar hailed it as “a boozy concoction worth swigging until last call,” and PopMatters describing it as “a drunken square dance on speed.”

Call it what you will… americana, indie honky-tonk, trucker-punk, or Brooklyn Country, the proof is in the listening. There is a unique familiarity that percolates throughout every song. The reverence for traditional country forms combined with an irreverent rock and roll attitude is a trademark of the Defibs sound. Gear-grinding twang and sawing fiddles saturate songs rooted in the debt-laden and downtrodden, the moods swinging between satirical and sentimental, with unpredictable outbursts into total country chaos.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

NATIONAL TBA

Main Stage7:30 PM

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Craig Wayne Boyd

Main Stage4:00PM

Craig Wayne Boyd is an American country singer and songwriter. A native of Dallas, Texas, Boyd is based out of and resides in Nashville, Tennessee. He is best known for winning Season 7 of NBC‘s reality TV singing competition The Voice as a part of Blake Shelton‘s team.

Dynamic and charismatic, Craig Wayne Boyd’s sound is rooted in the southern tradition of country music and is topped with a rebellious flair. Growing up in the Dallas, Texas suburb of Mesquite, Boyd was born under the influence of gospel and country music.

He first developed as a multi-instrumentalist at a very young age, and was later his church choir director and a touring musician with various national acts. Like the Texas sun, music burned hot in his soul, and was the one constant in his life, even when life brought unexpected and unwelcome changes for him.

After a trip to Nashville brought life-changing events his way, Boyd headed to Music City and signed a publishing deal with EMI shortly thereafter. After several years of prolific songwriting, Boyd turned to the road and toured constantly, logging more than 1,000 shows in four years, and opening for acts like Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser and Brantley Gilbert.

http://craigwayneboyd.com

The Wilson Brothers

Main Stage1:30 PM

After several years of touring apart, the spring of 2017 brought the brothers back together with a new vision and focus. Wilson Brothers Band was reborn and better than ever as they built their team and planned for an active year in 2018, having been a part of the Budweiser Tour, as well as opening for acts like Clint Black, Canaan Smith, Cory Smith, Riley Green and others. They launched their self-titled debut record in 2018, which is available in all online retail outlets and at their website (wilsonofficial.com).

With the release of their new album, they produced their very first music video “It All Looks Good From Here”, which was released to CMT Music channel where it made its debut at #1 on the CMT 12-Pack Countdown, and maintained its staying power in the top 3 for 7 consecutive weeks. The album and single were also added to Spotify’s “New Boots” playlist, where it has garnered almost 2 Million streams to date. Riding on the heels of their #1 video, Wilson Brothers Band released their second video “Loving You Loving On Me” on October 16 and the single to radio November 5, 2018.

https://www.wilsonofficial.com