Music


Friday Night August 1st, 2014

 5:00-6:30 Chad & Kristo (Kimball Stage)

Chad& Kristo is an acoustic musical duo from Salt Lake City. Both Chad and Kristo have been playing local shows for about 10 years, but in 2011 they joined forces to create the musical sensation of “Chad&Kristo.” So sit back, relax, and prepare yourself for some ear candy that would make even Willy Wonka jealous.

7:00-8:30 Kate McLeod (Kimball Stage)

Kate MacLeod’s original songs have been recorded by other artists from California to the Czech Republic. She’s also a fiddle player. She’ll be performing at the festival with a hand percussionist for the groove of it.

5:00-6:30 Gary Stoddard (Miner’s Park Stage)

Gary loves music; writing, playing, performing and anything associated with it!! He spent his early years performing with his family. In his teens and throughout College, he performed with his brothers playing in clubs, concerts, parties and corporate events. His music has been featured in musicals, corporate presentations, and in community and festival concert settings throughout the western United States. Gary Has performed his original music in concert with world renowned authors/speakers Neale Donald Walsch, Alan Cohen, Mary-Manin Morressey, Dan Millman, Aman Motwane, Bijan and many others. Making a difference in this world through music and the message of hope, tolerance and loving yourself just the way you are, are themes Gary holds true to his purpose and path.

7:00 – 9:00 Rumba Libre (Miner’s Park Stage)

Rumba Libre Band, was formed in 2008 by Carlos Coco Garcia and friends who have been playing their hearts out for over 15 years with the best Salsa, Jazz and Soul bands in Salt Lake City. I put together an all-star band, combining the best players in town, with an exciting and unique style that delivers the best Salsa and Latin Jazz music in the Salt Lake City, Idaho and Wyoming region. We are very versatile and can combine many styles of music to fit your event from a full Salsa band to a Jazz quartet.

5:00-6:30 Scott Hunt (Artisan Stage, top of Main)

Scott Hunt is an award-winning Utah songwriter who spins life’s ordinary moments into songs that tell stories everyone can connect with.  A self-taught guitarist and songwriter, he dodges musical pigeonholes by weaving country, pop, and folk into a straight-forward style all his own.  He’s won the prestigious Durango Songwriters Expo song contest which has opened doors to write with some of the best songwriters in Nashville.  One of those co-writing sessions lead to a cut on hit songwriter Danny Myrick’s album titled “It’s On,” released in 2013.

7:00-9:00 Jeremiah Maxey (Artisan Stage, top of Main)

Jeremiah Maxey is a singer/songwriter from Park City UT.  Jeremiah has a unique guitar style, he plays his guitar in his lap in open tunings.  Jeremiah lost his right arm at 6 weeks old but that never stopped him from pursuing music. Jeremiah has been playing since 1997 and in that time has done shows all over Utah and the west averaging over 100 a year.  Jeremiah plays guitar, bass, dobro, autoharp, Pedal Steel, Lap Steel and other stringed instruments. Jeremiah has had the great pleasure of playing with Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Great American Taxi, and Gabe Wincher of Punch Brothers to name a few.  Kelly Ashkettle of In This Week said “Jeremiah Maxey is a one-armed guitarist who can probably outplay most anyone you’ve ever met.”

Saturday August 2, 2014

11:00 – 12:30 Daniel Day Trio (Kimball Stage)

You know all of the songs. You’ve just never heard them like this before. The Daniel Day Trio fuses jazz, pop, rock, hip-hop and DJ mashups into a comprehensive musical sound cloud. Consistent with his jazz roots, Berklee-schooled Day and his evolving cast of musicians never make a set list, preferring instead to work spontaneously, drawing from a repertoire—which ranges from finessed instrumental takes on Beatles classics to Nine Inch Nails rock to Lady Gaga dance hits to Snoop Dogg club-bangers to whoever’s hitting right now—on the fly.

1:00 – 2:30 Ghostowne (Kimball Stage)

Formed in 1999 by singer/songwriter Steven Wells, Ghostowne weaves Country-Twang, Southern Rock, Roots-Rock and high-octane energy into a unique, new and original package. A sound derivative of blue-collar life.  Ghostowne has built a devoted following as a result of a relentless work ethic, devil-may-care attitude and lots of performing.

3:00 – 4:30 Harry Lee & The Back Alley Blues Band (Kimball Stage)

Harry Lee and the band joined together 18 years ago under the moniker “The Part Timers” to host a Sunday Blues jam at The Old Bottling House. The Back Alley Blues Band was formed when Harry struck out from the jam to entertain under his own flag. Harry has been entertaining in Utah and all over the west his entire adult life.

5:00 – 7:00 Breakfast Klub (Kimball Stage)

The 1980s are commonly associated with the usage of synthesizers, with synthpop music and other electronic genres featuring non-traditional instruments increasing in popularity. Also during this decade, several major electronic genres were developed, including electro, techno, house, freestyle and Eurodance, rising in prominence during the 1990s and beyond.

11:00 – 12:30 Melanie Devany Duo (Miner’s Park Stage)

Melanie Devaney is an Americana/Folk Rock Singer Songwriter currently living in California. Her lyrics are heavily influenced by images of nature, human and otherwise, while her melodies and chord structures are reminiscent of great female singer-songwriters like Carole King and Joni Mitchell.

1:00 – 2:30 Hilary Murray (Miner’s Park Stage)

Multi-Instrumentalist, Hilary Murray started playing music at the age of 6. Throughout her years she has traveled from coast to coast playing classical to country, metal to jazz. 14 years after leaving Cache Valley, she finds herself back in her hometown, quietly writing her own songs. She loops her songs with layers of cello, violin, guitar, mandolin, ukelele, be-box and vocals.

3:00 – 4:30 Pete Stein (Miner’s Park Stage)

Pete Stein is a songwriter and solo performer who rambles adventurously around that broad genre of Americana / alt country music. His heart-worn songs, soulful voice and mournful harmonica sound something like a late-night conversation between Bruce Springsteen and Townes Van Zandt.  You can catch him on big stages opening for acts as rocking as The Reverend Horton Heat, or you can come drink beer with him in smoky little dive bars. He’s at home in either setting, and he’ll make you feel that way, too.

5:00 – 6:30 Better Off With The Blues (Miner’s Park Stage)

Better Off With The Blues is an acoustic blues band with roots in Delta Blues, Country Blues, Folk Blues, Rags and Jug Band music. BOWB performances feature a tour of the roots of the blues from the earliest decades of the 20th century. Add in songs by more current composers and BOWB becomes a compendium for an entire century of blues approaches and styles.

11:00 – 12:15 A-Rodge(Artisan Stage Top of Main)

A-Rodge (Alex Rogers) is a musical artist with a wide range of styles. A-Rodge takes pride in staying true to himself in his lyrics by incorporating life stories/events, passion, and experiences residing in Washington/Utah. To complement his lyricism, A-Rodge taught himself to produce hip-hop beats in order to obtain complete creative control over his content. A Change of Pace is the product of A-Rodge’s optimistic outlook, unique approach to hip-hop, and genuine passion for music as an art.

12:45 – 2:00 Jennie Gautney (Artisan Stage Top of Main)

Based out of Park City, here comes Jennie Gautney- sending you chills down your spine and smiles in your heart. A completely original sound involving funk, blues, and rock n soul. Singing from the heart to yours. If you listen to it and like it, that’s great, but when you feel it, that’s when you know it’s real. Hope you can enjoy what I can share.

2:30 – 3:45 Cody Robinson (Artisan Stage Top of Main)

Cody Robinson has been playing music since rocking out to Peruvian flute bands on his plastic guitar as a toddler. As he grew so did his instrumental repertoire–from piano to drums, trumpet, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, slide guitar, bass guitar, and synthesizers–all while pursuing his passion for singing. In addition to studying at BYU, Cody performed regularly, playing shows in Provo and Park City. He was chosen to perform his song “Until” at BYU’s prestigious Annual Songwriter’s Showcase in the Madsen Recital Hall. His performance was recorded and later released on Tantara Records.  Now back in Salt Lake City, Cody is rehearsing a slate of brand new blues and rock n’ roll influenced songs for his second album.

4:15 – 6:00 Ryan Walsh (Artisan Stage, Top of Main)R Walsh Guitar

Ryan Walsh is a singer and guitar player with decades of experience performing for audiences as large as 30,000 people all over the country with Nik and the Nice Guys, and locally with Changing Lanes. Here in Park City, he performs solo and digs deep into your memory for songs you know by heart but have forgotten from the 70’s through to the current charts in popular music.

Sunday August 3, 2014

11:00 – 12:15 Soulifters Gospel Band (Kimball Stage)

The Soullifters are a Gospel Group of True Spiritual Inspiration. Performing Originals and Covers of the following groups before them, Canton Spirituals, Sam Cooke, The Williams Brotehrs, Marvin Sapp, BeBe & CC Winans, Shirley Ceasar, Mahalia Jackson, Marvin Sapp,Yolanda Adams.

12:45 – 2:00 Red Desert Ramblers (Kimball Stage)

The Red Desert Ramblers play Bluegrass, Classic Country and Swing music blending harmonies with smoking instrumental breaks. They have been honored by the International Bluegrass Music Association by being the first Utah Band to EVER be hired for an IBMA performance and were the only bluegrass band featured at the Mountain West Conference of the Arts. They are a regional band with national recognition and members hail from Salt Lake, and Summit counties representing the best of Utah.

2:30 – 3:45 Juana Ghani (Kimball Stage)

Eclectic Gypsy punks Juana Ghani are known for their fabulously infectious music that is “full of love, death, sex, grief, passion and vodka” (Oliver Arditi, LiveUnsigned) and always titillating live shows that often include the area’s most amazing belly dancers, performance artists and cirque performers. Juana Ghani’s music is a marriage of Old World traditions and Rock-n-Roll energy all wrapped up in the dreams of Gypsy legend.  It is at once lively and dark, always teetering on the edge of sanity and taunting Imagination’s greatest landscapes.

4:15 – 6:00 Changing Lanes (Kimball Stage)

Changing Lanes is made up of some of Utah’s finest musicians. Most of these guys have been playing together for 10 years or better. The chemistry is undeniable and the musical intellect is unchallenged. The performance rating of Changing Lanes Experience is second to none!

11:00 – 12:15 Sammy Brue (Miner’s Park Stage)

Sammy Brue is a 12 year old folk singer from the Portland Oregon area.  Sammy Brue has over 15 original songs under his belt and has opened for acts like Joe Fletcher, Lukas Nelson, Asleep at the Wheel, and Hayes Carll. He finds inspiration in the folk/americana genre of music and has made some great friends in its community.  His hard work has earned him endorsements from The Loar Guitars, Recording King Banjos, and LR Baggs.    With a mix of old and new he is quickly finding his own niche in the music scene.

12:45 – 2:00 Danny Beissel & Shannon Runyon (Miner’s Park Stage)

I’ve been singing and playing guitar for a long time and have a fat book of songs from the 70s to now and am happy to keep your gang entertained.

2:30 – 3:45 Dave Terran Duo (Miner’s Park Stage)

Dave grew up immersed in the music business, where he studied primarily with his dad (Tony Terran), who was one of the leading session players in Los Angeles for over 4 decades. Dave played in all-star jazz bands and orchestras in the L.A. area before moving to Utah, where he is currently a freelance musician. He has shared the stage with a lot of big names in the music business, and plays with a variety of bands and his duo project playing a variety of styles including funk, soul, blues, jazz and salsa. Will Roney has been on the Salt Lake music scene for five years now.   He plays in numerous bands, as well as solo and duo projects. A true lover of blues, jazz, funk, and reggae, he’s been playing guitar now for over 15 years, and singing since he was a kid.

4:15 – 6:00 Talia Keys (Miner’s Park Stage)

Talia Keys is a Gemini. “Perhaps the most dominant Geminian characteristic is versatility”- Wikipedia. To say the least for her solo performance Talia has to be very versatile. Using a live looping pedal she mixes and creates songs, sounding more like a whole band than just one individual. Playing guitar, mandolin, cajon, tambourine, egg, triangle, cabasa, kazoo, and vocal beat boxing she can create many styles of music all on her own. “Each show grows and changes, I try not to play my songs exactly the same way each time. It gets boring when all you do is play with yourself. So come witness the musical hodgepodge I like to call… Gemini Mind.”

11:00 – 12:15 Bill McGinnis (Artisan Stage, Top of Main)

Park City singer songwriter Bill McGinnis brings a laid back, common man attitude to his song writing and performance. Taking bits and pieces of the world around him as the foundation of his work Bill sings of family, friends, everyday life and the things at large. Using the guitar and ukulele to create sounds ranging from folksy to bluesy to Island vibe, he tells his stories and lays out his commentary about whatever crosses his mind. A finalist in the 2011 IAMA Susan Millsap’s Singer Songwriter Show Case, Bill has most recently conducted ukulele workshops at the Moab Folk Camp and Folk Festival in Moab UT. When the snow flies he can be found teaching skiing at the Park City Mountain Resort. If not schooling skiers he can be found teaching ukulele or conducting song writing workshops at local schools. Bill is also a cofounder of the Music Circle, a social networking site for the local acoustic community. Cosy Sheridan has called McGinnis a prolific writer. Livingston Taylor said of him “you are sloppy”. His kids mostly call him Dad. He would love to hear what you have to say but first you’ll have to come and hear him.

12:45 – 2:00 Seth Hoffman (Artisan Stage, Top of Main)

Seth Hoffman is a singer/songwriter/story-teller and also a 5th grade teacher based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  His songs are inspired from personal experiences, travels, nature, dreams, and conversations.  To learn more about Seth, hear some music, and see some videos, visit his website.

 2:30 – 3:45 Mark Granger (Artisan Stage, Top of Main)

Singer songwriter Mark Granger’s music is hard to categorize. It stretches from Americana to Funk with a rhythm that Jack Johnson fans can appreciate, and lyrics that actually have meaning and will resonate with the listener. Add smooth and clear vocals to the mix, and you wonder how you missed this singer/songwriter.

4:15 – 6:00 BD Howes (Artisan Stage, Top of Main)

B.D. Howes is an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist and writer. His lyrics such as The Corner, Living in the Dark House, Drain and more, have incorporated a variety of social, political and philosophical influences that defies traditional rock’. “My songs were a way to speak my mind without offending people,” Howes said.