Lineup 2017

2017 FEATURED LINEUP...

The original members of Sawmill Road are gathering for a reunion! The vocal harmonies were unmistakable, the musicianship was first-class, the music was exciting and their fans never stopped talking about this band of seasoned and award-winning pros. For a brief moment, it's all happening again. This will be fun. Sawmill Road is... Bruce Johnson - fiddle, Dick Brown - banjo, Mark Miracle - mandolin, Charlie Edsall - guitar, Steve Spurgin - bass.
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The Cache Valley Drifters have been pushing the boundaries of American acoustic music for over four decades. CVDʻs sound is a blend of a wide range of musical styles and influences with a focus on vocals rich with harmony. While their music sits on a solid foundation of Bluegrass and Folk, they create a collective alchemy of all musical interests the individual members bring to the table. The result: performances that cover a lot of musical territory while maintaining a common thread that can only be described as the CVD style.
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The Lonely Heartstring Band combines soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, their growing repertoire of original songs and compositions showcases not only their considerable talents, but a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music.
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WE ARE ALSO PROUD TO PRESENT THESE ADDITIONAL AMAZING ACTS...

Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players

Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players is an award winning acoustic quartet hailing from Stockton, California. These four gentlemen effortlessly blend Americana, Bluegrass, Soul, and Old Time Music to create a unique, fresh, and energetic sound. It is obvious from the moment this group takes the stage that they are ready to have a good time. These boys are sure to leave a lasting impression.
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Pacific Drive

Pacific Drive is a fresh, new, traditional bluegrass band from the San Francisco Bay Area with a youthful drive for bluegrass, with the incredible Dana Frankel (16) on fiddle, David Thiessen (21) on mandolin, Jesse Fichman (21) on guitar, Helen Foley (17) on bass, and Sam Reed (21) on banjo.
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Blue Summit

Blue Summit combines accomplished instrumental work with powerful vocals and an open-mindedness centered around traditional bluegrass, taking in elements from western swing, soul, folk, jazz, and old time music.
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The Blue “J’s”

The Blue "J's" are an exciting band of young men from Northern CA playing Bluegrass music with energy!
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Have More Fun Stringband

The Have More Fun Stringband is a collection of musicians from Los Angeles, fronted by Fiddle player Ben Guzman (Triple Chicken Foot). Ranging from a trio to a six piece, this band is ready to play Square Dances, BBQs, Backyard Parties, Weddings and more! Let's get ready to Bust Down!
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The Hossettes

Sharing a reverence for the soulful harmonies and powerful drive of the pioneering bands of bluegrass, the Hossettes (hoss-ettes) bring tremendous talent and energy to the stage. Featuring Hailey Pexton (mandolin, guitar, vocals), Angela Personeni (banjo, vocals), Julie Cooper (fiddle, vocals), Karen Wilhoyte (guitar, bass, vocals), and Larissa Pilatti (bass, vocals), the Hossettes impress audiences with duets, trios, and even an occasional quartet number.
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Dim Lights

The Dim Lights are grounded in traditional bluegrass and anchored by the Frankel Family – daughter Dana on fiddle and vocals, mom Vicki on bass and vocals, and dad Avram on guitar and vocals. We are honored to have veterans Larry Cohea on banjo and Matt Kendall on mandolin, and particularly proud of how Larry and Dana ‘bridge the generations’. 
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Ynana Rose

The Ynana Rose Band is: Ynana Rose (vocals, guitar), Kenny Blackwell (mandolin, guitar) and BanjerDan (banjo, dobro). Although they perform individually and as a band regularly on the California Central Coast, this is their first appearance together at the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival!
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Honeysuckle Possums

The Honeysuckle Possums are a high-energy, all-woman band, playing bluegrass, originals, and old-timey mountain music. They have been together for several years and recently released their debut album. Their music has taken them all over California and they continue to gain praise for their beautiful vocals, carefully crafted harmonies, and spirited style. Their performance at the Old Time Fiddlers Convention and the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival elicited rave reviews.
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Amber Cross

Amber's melodies are more than complimented by thoughtful, interesting and honest lyrics, along with fine, understated musicianship that proves the old adage that "less is more". The result is a set of superbly crafted, well-rounded, addictive songs that stay with you long after the last notes have ended, and make you hungry for more.
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Robin Fischer

Robin Fischer is a musician, square dance caller, and in-demand fiddle teacher based in Berkeley, CA. She loves calling for both new and experienced dancers, has lead dances all over Northern California, and is a regular caller at the almost-weekly square dances in Oakland and San Francisco. In addition to calling at "official" square dance events, she is known to instigate dancing pretty much anywhere live fiddle and banjo music happen to be, including house parties, bars, and festival parking lots. Robin also plays fiddle in the Bearcat Stringband and Bearcat Duo.

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Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage"

Something for the whole family!

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