Bryan Elijah Smith, who now resides in The Plains VA, was born & raised in the Shenandoah Valley. With over 1,000 songs penned & 10 independent releases, Smith is creating a self-produced legacy that began with his first song at the age of 18. The music cradles all things ‘Americana’ at heart & at hand without shying away from a truly uninhibited pop sensibility.
Brian Buchanan (Enter the Haggis) and Rose Baldino (Burning Bridget Cleary) are both accomplished traditional fiddle players and classical violinists, and despite being young, have over 25 years of writing and performance experience between them. Together, as House of Hamill, they write unusual new fiddle tunes and exciting, unpredictable original songs while also breathing new life into traditional and contemporary songs.
Tray Eppes is a talented multi-instrumentalist who has been performing for audiences since he was twelve years old. While playing the guitar and harmonica, Tray uses his bluesy vocal style to interpret many of the popular songs from the last 50 years along with his original compositions.
Abe Goorseky and Philipp Gabathuler started playing as “Good Buddy” after a chance encounter with a homeless blues man having breakfast at a street side café in Lynchburg, VA. He saddled up to the breakfast table without hesitation (or invitation) and introduced himself as Good Buddy.
Multi-instrumentalist and singer Dave Curley has collaborated with everyone from Grammy award winners Moya Brennan of Clannad to Ross Holmes of Mumford and Sons. Andrew Finn Magill, an Asheville native, is an All-Ireland finalist fiddler and Ropeadope Recording artist.
Firecracker Jam is a Mandolin Driven Swingin' Rockin' Jazzy Jammin' Bluesy Funkin' SlamGrass band. They play a wide variety of dance music ~ from Jazz, Swing, Funk, Americana, Rock, Rock-a-Billy, Classic Rock, Alice in Chains, Grateful Dead, Phish & Pink Floyd. Their musical talent & ability is second to none!
Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from performance venues to festivals across North America, stretches of rolling, infinite roadway, and a lot of songs; they share one mic and a hunger to pay attention to what endures.
Tin Can Fish Band combines acoustic & electric elements from diverse genres such as bluegrass, folk, rock, roots, & zydeco to create its own unique Americana sound. Reminiscent of such bands as Railroad Earth, The Band and Bob Dylan,TCFB layers traditional acoustic instruments with soaring electric leads on evocative originals, select covers & public domain songs.