2016 Main Stage Bands
Blessed with a commanding, deeply expressive voice and an uncanny songwriting skill that instinctively draws upon a deep well of American musical traditions, Amy Helm will deliver a timelessly powerful statement at the 11th Annual Festival.
Her sound is straight up rock and roll! There is a lot of loud guitars and loud singing. You can certainly dance to it. Sarah Borges is telling her story – and being a musical bad ass in the process. That’s Sarah Borges. Bring your chair and take a listen. You’ll be glad you did.
The Tall Pines are a shack-shakin’, foot–stompin’ folk-rock band featuring Connie Lynn Petruk, singing her heart out, playing drums on her alligator skin suitcase, and shaking her tambourine. Her partner Christmas Davis, plays guitar, writes the songs and howls along. The Tall Pines originate from the spirits of the late 1960s and early 1970s Country-Soul, and Swamp-Rock scenes, while working hard to take the sounds they love beyond history and into the next wave of American Music.
Fronted by lead singers Annalyse McCoy and Ryan Dunn, 2/3 Goat’s melding of alt-country, bluesy folk and classic rock echo the core members’ diverse roots: Annalyse descended directly from the infamous McCoys of Eastern Kentucky, and Ryan deeply rooted in the beach culture of southern New Jersey. 2/3 Goat’s brand new album Let It Rise has been celebrated in American Songwriter Magazine, Austin Town Hall, Elmore Magazine, Mother