Boulder, Colorado-based Cosmic Americana band Grant Farm has entertained a growing fan base on the nation’s club and festival scene since its founding in 2009 by vocalist and National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Tyler Grant. Built on the fundamentals of love, family, and music, the band is a sure bet for fans of high-energy, authentic artists as diverse as Sturgill Simpson, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Phish. Comprised of zany, creative and highly musical comrades, Grant Farm members include Grant (aka “The Champ”), Adrian “Ace” Engfer (bass and vocals), Sean “Magic” Macaulay (drums) and Kevin “Money” McHugh (keyboards and vocals).
Daniel Mescher of Colorado Public Radio dubbed Grant Farm “some of the ablest musicians not only in the state of Colorado, but in the nation.” Members’ prior experience includes playing with groups like The Emmitt-Nershi Band, Donovan Frankenreiter and Hot Soup. Collectively, they had also shared stages with notable artists Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien, Tony Rice, Keller Williams, Jon Oates and the like and with notable groups The String Cheese Incident, Greensky Bluegrass, Yonder Mountain String Band and The Infamous Stringdusters. The band’s latest release, Kiss the Ground (Summer 2016), represents its first full-length concept album and its third album of original music. Speaking to the struggles we all face as working people, Kiss the Ground sends a positive message while acknowledging real hardship in a society that expects far too much. “We think of this as our ode to the working people,” says Grant, whose song, “Get in Line,” discusses the high price we pay for things we want in life. Kiss the Ground explores real and mythological connections to the human struggle and pays homage to the "Working Class Hero," an archetype famously described by John Lennon. Previous Grant Farm albums include a 2012 self-titled debut and a 2014 follow up, Plowin' Time, which reached #2 on JamBand Radio Charts and charted on Americana Radio. In 2014, the band also released the Meeting on the Mountain EP, an inspired collaboration with the group Fruition. The band has also created the acclaimed Meeting on the Mountain LIVE, a collaborative, live webcast concert experience featuring Grant Farm as the house band and Tyler Grant as host. To date, episodes have featured Dave Bruzza of Greensky Bluegrass, Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident, Todd Sheaffer of Railroad Earth, The Dead Winter Carpenters and other guests. Like a “traveling Gypsy family,” Grant Farm enjoys their life of touring, writing and adventuring together as they share their music up and down the North American roots music line.
A funk brotherhood of lifelong friends and collaborators, Shakewell thumps out funk, Neo-Soul, and Rock ’N Roll. No matter what the venue, the energetic joy of a Shakewell show is infectious. The band has slowly built a devoted fan base through steady touring and the crowds have grown at an increasing pace. Now, on their debut studio album titled, MARZOULA, drummer Aaron ‘Trickshot’ Johnson, guitarists Emmet Ore and Jordan Smith, bassist Sam Ore, keyboardist and vocalist Cove Jasmin, saxophonist Tanner Fruit, and trumpet player Nathan "Rock Bottom" Crawford deepen their sound by channeling the tectonic dance grooves and infectious energy of their incendiary live show. "It's about the paradox of being from Montana and playing funk, pop music, and urban music," said guitarist and synth player Emmet Ore. From old-school flavored, good-times funk tunes, to disco-funk grooves with contemporary synthesizer sheen, the seven-piece band has produced a glossy, catchy 14-track album. The album was produced by Alan Evans, of SoulLive, and is set to release on Vintage League Music, Spring 2017. Get your dancing shoes ready.
The Talbott Brothers are an Americana Folk/Rock band based in Portland, Oregon. Nick and Tyler form an alternative sound that balances sibling-blood-harmonies with their instrumental ensemble of guitars, mandolin, harmonicas and percussion. Their entertaining effect on stage is embraced by multiple generations, as they are known for charming and energetic performances that blend singer-songwriter styles with folk, rock and pop.
In a cold, snow-covered winter back in 2012, The Talbott Brothers found themselves half a country away from home with nothing but a couple guitars, an old beat-up kick drum and an electric piano with some broken keys. Playing to rooms of 5 people and living out of a 4-door Chevy Impala hadn’t been their idea of a successful first tour. But hearing the inspiring stories of those they met each night and watching the sunrise over the vehicle dashboard each morning was just what the small town Nebraska boys needed to press on and be reminded of a bigger purpose. Amidst the Leaving Home tour, a 27 show run from Omaha to New York City, The Talbott Brothers found inspiration for what would become their debut album the following year; The Road .After a successful crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign funded their studio time to create The Road, Nick and Tyler took their new music across America both as the duo and with their band, spending over 150 days per year traveling city to city. Only this time, they’d graduated from an Impala to a van they found on Craigslist in St. Louis named Goldie. With over 400 shows under their belts and enough songs for a new record, The Talbott Brothers headed to Omaha, NE in 2015 to record their sophomore album, Places.2017 marks the release of The Talbott Brothers’ third full-length studio album – Gray (February 10, 2017). Honest, organic and vulnerable, the album is driven by warm, melodic vocals, diverse instrumentation and authentic storytelling. With the album’s release, the brothers experienced more deeply what it means to submerse themselves in their songwriting, spending four months off the road in their new home base of Portland, Oregon. “We weren’t just road dogs anymore,” Tyler said. “For the last 3 years we’ve been out playing music for new friends and listeners across the country. But, while we were writing Gray, we were learning how to take it slow again. Maybe we just needed a lesson in being human.” “I think most times we wish our circumstances were more black and white, or that the answers seemed easy and clear. It’s often in the gray area where we face the greatest trials, and come out better refined on the other side. There's so much you can miss out on when you get caught up in the grind and routine of things.” Nick stated.
Ginstrings A string band from Minnesota arranged as a traditional bluegrass group, but not limited to. Containing members from diverse musical backgrounds, Rich warm harmonies accompany their tasteful melodies and imaginative rhythms. Ginstrings composes original music that all listeners will enjoy. With intriguing tunes and a passionate performance, they are sure to resonate with your soul. After winning the 2016 Northwest String Summit Band Competition and just releasing their first full length album, they are a band on the rise that you don’t want to miss.
The Place is an up and coming 5 piece rock n' roll band from Los Angeles, CA. Members include lead singer and guitarist Mackenzie Cregan, keyboardist Bobby Victor, drummer Clayton Sewelson, bassist Zach Andrews, and guitarist Paxton McMurray. Their music is a youthful translation of music reminiscent of The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Band, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin and other artists from the 1960s/70s. Their songs will make you want to smile, dance, laugh, and possibly bring a tear to your eye. Cregan's songwriting tell's stories of his personal experiences that everyone can relate to. Whether you're 18 or 75, The Place welcomes you! Because wherever they are--that's "The Place" to be!
Breadbox "Singing songs around the fire in the shadow of the moon, the constellations are the ceiling of our outdoor living room..."
BREADBOX is the most recent collaboration fronted by multi-instrumentalist Lucas Brown. Brown, a fixture of the Spokane jam-band scene, composes tunes which touch on blues, funk and bluegrass traditions while maintaining there own distinctive style. BREADBOX delivers thought provoking lyrics and catchy grooves in a style that will sure to have you shaking your bones.
Three brothers that were separated at birth were finally reunited after years of searching for each other. The meeting was nothing short of miraculous and the result of that meeting is BareGrass. Baregrass is a three piece acoustic americana band that plays original material that occasionally extends into improv jams. The three brothers invite you to share in their love for music.
Started with an idea to put all our favorite styles of bands into one, The Beat Diggers started with 2, Sandpoint locals Rob Smith and Benny Baker, and now is a 6 to 7 piece band that plays all of your favorite songs with harmonies that will give you goose bumps. We play all the cover songs you never knew you wished a cover band would play. Our goal as a band…. Simple. Dig Beats every day!
Gypsy Diva's Dance Troupe
Gypsy Diva's Dance Troupe offers a blend of unique styles, costumes, music and expression that touches their audience at the level of soul. Their most recent themes have been connected to inspirations from the elements, embodying water, earth, fire and this spring 'air'. Gypsy Diva's is made up of local women dancers from Sandpoint and have held a core of 6 with a rotating 3-5 women, and usually includes a mother-to-be. Having been a troupe for over 7 years, the Diva's have built loving relationships and a devotion to this ancient art of dance. The Director Brietta Leader co-choreographs with Hallie Owen and Titina VanHoorn and views being a member of a dance troupe as another gateway for expansion, calling it a 'spiritual practice'. The Gypsy Diva's are delighted to be back at NW Yoga Feast sharing their most recent work.
American Laboratory Theatre
American Laboratory Theatre is an international school of theatre practice founded by Jesús Quintero in 2005 in Miami, Florida. Based in Sandpoint, Idaho since 2012, our artistic and cultural community exists to use various art forms as a tool to educate, inspire and entertain through workshops, theatre training, and performance events.
E&O Medicine Show
E & O Medicine Show took roots in 2011. Owen found Evan in his usual place, howling away around a campfire at Jim Hyde's Adult Theme Park aka RawHyde Adventure BMW Off-Road Academy in Castaic, CA.
After countless campfires and RawHyde events, the Campfire Girls gave way to the newly minted E & O Medicine Show. E & O Medicine Show specialized in everything from classic rock to country to folk to obscure numbers that only Evan knows to Owen's special rap to on the spot in the moment improv. You have to be there! It's a live experience that videos and recordings are unable to capture.
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