Kimball Stage: Located on Heber Ave across from the Art Center
Friday 8/1 5:00-6:30 Chad & Kristo
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.
Friday 8/1 7:00-8:30 Kate McLeod
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.
Saturday 8/2 11:00 – 12:30 Daniel Day Trio
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. The DDT performs at clubs, restaurants, weddings, festivals, parties, corporate events. “We’re music for everybody.” bandleader/drummer Day says. 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. The Daniel Day Trio functions like the brain of a mashup DJ shared by the soul of three guys in suits and ties. “Undeniably, we’re jazz musicians, but we couldn’t be doing what we’re doing if we were that narrowly rooted,” Day explains. “DJs paved the way for us to be doing this.
Saturday 8/2 1:00 – 2:30 Ghostowne
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. The songs drip with tequila sweat, and through the timber of Steven’s voice, Allen’s solid bass tones, Joey’s searing guitars and Jeff’s persevering backbeats, lies a quality of emotional extremes relative to peering out a window on a cross-country road trip and seeing different faces all sharing a similar personal struggle. 2011 will brings yet another chapter in the band’s history. The band will be teaming up once again with producer/engineer Matt Winegar (Primus, Slider, Simple Plan. Sparta, Royal Bliss, Geffen, A&M, Interscope) for their 5th full length effort, “American Twang.” Slated for release early summer 2011. Prior Ghostowne releases such as After The Rain, This Is The Place, Dry County & Dust ‘n Bones, plus numerous compilation appearances show just how diverse this band can be. Ghostowne has built a devoted following as a result of a relentless work ethic, devil-may-care attitude and performing, performing, performing. GHOSTOWNE in short are a bunch of restless shit-kickers, always pushing the boundaries of country & rock.
Saturday 8/2 3:00 – 4:30 Tony Holiday & The Velvetones
Tony Holiday & The Velvetones, on the road 7 months a year in 2013 have been putting in dues all over the US and making a name for themselves as well as the Utah Music Scene. Adam Fifield the bands Bass and Keys player focuses his left hand on the floating bass lines and his right in on screaming organ. Fifield is an icon in the genre locally and continue to amaze people. On the Drums Mr. Dave Idan who’s anamalistic instincts are a force to be reckoned with. Idan is a freestyle player with making each show unique and fresh. Tony Holiday who has had the Velvetones going the last 4 years fronts the band playing guitar in fashions of The Allman Bros and Texas style blues. With songs like “Swamp Stomp” & Johnny Paycheck” Holidays feel takes you back to a time when blues was king. Holiday is also an endorsed Harmonica player with Shaker Harp Mics and is rapidly becoming a rising figure in the Harmonica Community. Winner of the Gorilla Music battle of the bands Tony Holiday & The Velvetones have arrived!
Saturday 8/2 5:00 – 7:00 Breakfast Klub
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. Throughout the decade, R&B, hip hop and urban genres were becoming commonplace, particularly in the inner-city areas of large, metropolitan cities; rap was especially successful in the latter part of the decade  with the advent of the golden age of hip hop.
Sunday 8/3 11:00 – 12:15 Soulifters Gospel Band
The Soullifters are A “All Male” 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.
Sunday 8/3 12:45 – 2:00 Red Desert Ramblers
The Red Desert Ramblers play Bluegrass, Classic Country and Swing music blending harmonies with smoking instrumental breaks.
The Salt Lake Tribune says “when it comes to locally produced bluegrass bands, it’s hard to do better”. They have been honored by the International Bluegrass Music Association by being the first Utah Band (and Sharon is the first hammered dulcimer player) to EVER be hired for an IBMA performance and were the only bluegrass band featured at the Mountain West Conference of the Arts. Members have won several awards including Sharon as best Utah dulcimer player and Rick Martinez as best banjo player for IAMA. They are a regional band with national recognition and members hail from Salt Lake, and Summit counties representing the best of Utah.
Sunday 8/3 2:30 – 3:45 Juana Ghani
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.
Sunday 8/3 4:15 – 6:00 Motown Sounds
A theatrical review of the hits and hitmakers of Motown: The Supremes, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, & many, many more!
Miner’s Park Stage (mid Main St across from Cows)
Friday 8/1 5:00-6:30 Gary Stoddard
Gary loves music; writing, playing, performing and anything associated with it!! He spent his early years performing with his family, led by his father, for Christmas shows, corporate gatherings, and concerts. In his teens and throughout College, he performed with his brothers playing in clubs, concerts, parties and corporate events. Adding other musician friends into the mix, various styles and genres of music crossed his path and created a broader range of appreciation and incorporation to his own presentation and creations. His music has been featured in full length musicals, corporate presentations, concert ministries in non-denominational churches and gatherings, 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. His music is positive and passionate without being trite. Music in many different musical styles that can be listened to over and over again to lift your spirit or even just to remember how fun life can be. 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.
Friday 8/1 7:00 – 9:00 Rumba Libre
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.
Saturday 8/2 11:00 – 12:30 Melanie Devany Duo
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.
Saturday 8/2 1:00 – 2:30 Hilary Murray
Multi-Instrumentalist, Hilary Murray started playing music at the age of 6. Piano was first, followed by the violin at 8, then the guitar, mandolin, and finally the cello. 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 home town, quietly writing my own songs, no band, no fuss, just her…many of her. She loops her songs with layers of cello, violin, guitar, mandolin, ukelele, be-box and vocals. Come out to one of her live shows, she is sure to entertain the masses.
Saturday 8/2 3:00 – 4:30 Pete Stein
Pete Stein is a songwriter and solo performer who rambles adventurously around that broad and wanderlustful 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 that might’ve taken place in a dusty old van while Ben Nichols and Justin Townes Earl rode in the back, gazing out the window, just watching the world float by…Neil Young playing on the radio. His barebones recordings aim your red heart for the horizon. And, his live show takes you on a trip from foot-stomping whoops and hollers, on over to the one that got away, and back again out of the ashes of the past. It’s the kind of music that looks you square in the eye and makes you remember the hurt and hope we all share down here in the dirt and sweat and blood. Originally from a small farm in the foothills of the Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, Pete now hails from Steamboat Springs, Colorado (by way of Florida, California, Massachusetts, and Knoxville, TN most recently) — when he’s not on the road. He’s spent most of the last eight years touring through neon cities and sleepy little towns out to Colorado, Texas and back throughout the south-east. You can catch him on big stages opening for acts as rocking as The Reverend Horton Heat, or you can come drink beers with him in smoky little dive bars. He’s at home in either setting, and he’ll make you feel that way, too.
Saturday 8/2 5:00 – 6:30 Better Off With The Blues
Better Off With The Blues is an acoustic blues band with roots in Delta Blues, Country Blues, Folk Blues, Rags and Jug Band music. Our members include Lou Borgenicht (harp and vocals), Ken Critchfield (standup bass), Jim Poulton (guitar and vocals), and Paul Rasmussen (guitar, mandolin and vocals). Playing music from such diverse artists as Mississippi John Hurt, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Blind Blake, Big Bill Broonzy, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, Mississippi Fred McDowell and more, 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 (including Delbert McClinton, Bob Dylan and members of BOWB themselves), and BOWB becomes a compendium for an entire century of blues approaches and styles.
Sunday 8/3 11:00 – 12:15 Sammy Brue
Sammy Brue is a 12 year old folk singer from the Portland Oregon area. For the Christmas of 2011 after he and his family moved to Utah, his father bought him a guitar so he had something to do while passing the time. Wanting to play songs by the late Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan he started learning chords to emulate these great musicians. Within 2 months he wrote his first song “The Woody Guthrie Song” and from that day forward the 10 year old didn’t look back. Now at the age of 12, 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. As a one man band, this young Troubadour has made friends all over the country and especially the Northwest where he travels around to play. Dubbed a young Dylan and the reincarnated Woody Guthrie Sammy Brue considers himself a working musician and student of other great acts like Justin Townes Earle, the Avett Brothers, and Joshua Black Wilkins. His hard work has earned him endorsements from The Loar Guitars, Recording King Banjos, and LR Baggs. When watching Sammy perform you may recognize his playing styles from the Carter Family and Elizabeth Cotton who he studies and then tries to bridge the generational gap through his music. With a mix of old and new he is quickly finding his own niche in the music scene.
I’ve been singing and playing guitar for a long time and have a fat book of songs from the 70s to now and would be happy to keep your gang entertained.
Sunday 8/3 2:30 – 3:45 Dave Terran Duo
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. Dave continues to play with bands his dad used to play with when visiting Los Angeles several times a year.
Will Roney has been on the Salt Lake music scene for five years now. He’s enjoyed opening for big acts like: Chris Duarte, Guitar Shorty, and John Lee Hooker Jr. 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. In a normal week in Utah, you’ll find Will playing classical guitar at upscale restaurants, serenading a local yoga class, and rocking the blues at downtown clubs.
Sunday 8/3 4:15 – 6:00 Talia Keys
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. “So come witness the musical hodgepodge I like to call… Gemini Mind.”
Artisan Stage (located at the top of Main St)
Friday 8/1 5:00-6:30 Scott Hunt
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.
Friday 8/1 7:00-9:00 Jeremiah Maxey
Jeremiah Maxey is a singer/songwriter from Park City UT. Jeremiah has a very 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’s father, Glenn, is a guitarist and he started to teach Jeremiah at the age of 10. By the time Jeremiah was 12 he was playing his first gigs in restaurants in Salt Lake City. 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. In his spare time Jeremiah plays electric guitar and fronts Right Hand Band and plays Bass for Telluride Meltdown. 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 8/2 11:00 – 12:15 A-Rodge.
A-Rodge (Alex Rogers) is a musical artist with a wide range of styles. His passion for music began when he was 13, studying musical composition at school. He began playing the drums at the age of 16 and became passionate for rhythm and the process of creating something to call his own. While attending the University of Utah, hip hop became A-Rodge’s new artistic outlet. Utilizing his musical knowledge gained over the years, he picked up the technical flows and syllabic compositions of song writing with a refreshing approach. Hip-Hop gives him a new opportunity to communicate with words as well as sounds, which he takes full advantage of. 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.
Saturday 8/2 12:45 – 2:00 Jennie Gautney
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.
Saturday 8/2 2:30 – 3:45 Cody Robinson
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. At York School (a college prep in Monterey, California), while Cody sang in the a cappella chamber choir and in award winning regional choirs, he started writing his own songs. After forming his first band, Keller Avenue, he quickly developed a fan base with shows at community schools, airplay on local radio, and a local TV appearance, performing for audiences of up to 300. As the group was preparing to disband for college, Cody recorded his debut solo album, “My Side,” with producer Jamen Brooks in Salt Lake City, Utah. In July 2009, just one month after his York School graduation, Cody won 5th place among thousands of applicants in the nationwide Sennheiser My Song Contest with “Lose Control,” the lead track off his solo album. Cody spent the 2009-2010 school year enrolled in the music program at Brigham Young University honing his songwriting and composition skills. In addition to studying Cody performed regularly, playing shows in Provo and Park City. In November, he made his live television debut on Park City TV. In December, 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®. After his freshman year Cody left BYU to focus on developing his career as a singer songwriter. Splitting his time between Park City, Salt Lake City, Provo, and Denver, he continued to broaden his horizons as a solo artist. He played for weddings, restaurants, bars, charity events, and on live radio for Park City’s KPCW. During this time he collaborated with a number of local musicians, most frequently Justin Bishop, who accompanied Cody’s vocals and guitars with his percussion and drums. In August 2012, seeking a change in scenery and some firsthand music industry experience, Cody took his talents to Brooklyn, New York. While there Cody played many venues as a solo artist (e.g., Brooklyn Nights in Brooklyn, The Belmont Lounge at Union Square, Sullivan Hall in Greenwich Village, and Deshai Williams’ Showcases) before forming a new band, The Stranger, with bassist Patrick John Kane. Opting not to sign with a record label, The Stranger instead chose to focus on improving their live shows, culminating in a performance at Legion in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in late May 2013. The group then went on hiatus when Cody returned to Utah to resume creative collaborations with Justin Bishop. 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. He and Justin are currently auditioning musicians for their new band. You can also find him performing solo gigs at restaurants throughout the Heber/Park City, Salt Lake, and Utah Valleys.
Saturday 8/2 4:15 – 6:00 Ryan Walsh
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 8/3 11:00 – 12:15 Bill McGinnis
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.
Sunday 8/3 12:45 – 2:00 Seth Hoffman
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.
Sunday 8/3 2:30 – 3:45 Mark Granger
Sunday 8/3 4:15 – 6:00 BD Howes
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.
Some music critics stated that his songs sound like vintage, blues –based, 60s- classic….” Just Walk Away” even has a light-dusting of southwest blues;” other say that “Vocals are somewhat reminiscent of Alejandro Escovedo’s especially so on the closer, You Gotta Be Real, which could pass for an old True Believer Tune…”