Announcing the 2014 Performance Lane Schedule

04:00p Wayne Greene 04:00p Chris Edrington
04:10p Bliss Hippy 04:10p Sue Fink
04:20p Richard Paul Thomas 04:20p Chris Vallillo
04:30p B. Ryan B. 04:30p Kira Small
04:40p Jenn Rawling 04:40p Casey Calhoun
04:50p Tom Manche 04:50p LINK
05:00p Tim Fast 05:00p Jim Gary
05:10p The Sweet Potatoes 05:10p Heidi Howe
05:20p Laura Joy 05:20p Annie & Rod Capps
10:50 Tret Fure 10:50 Hall & Morgan
11:00 Brian Kalinec 11:00 John D. Lamb
11:10 Red Brick Rhoades 11:10 Elaine McMilian
11:20 The CharFlies 11:20 Cathy Gutjahr
11:30 Dede Alder 11:30 Anna Stange, rhymes with Mustang
11:40 Rick Vines 11:40 Davy Sturtevant
04:00p Kerry Patrick Clark 04:00p Nigel Egg
04:10p Simeon Peebler 04:10p Ron Muka
04:20p Nancy Lippincott 04:20p Jane Godfrey
04:30p Amy Dixon-Kolar 04:30p - open -
04:40p Graydon James & Laura Spink 04:40p Patty Stevenson and Craig Siemsen
04:50p Katie Dahl 04:50p Brad Cole
05:00p Elliott Ranney 05:00p Rj Cowdery
05:10p David Hawkins 05:10p The Aching Hearts
05:20p Anna Vogelzang 05:20p Heather Miller
10:50 ChickenFat Klezmer Orchestra 10:50 Butch Morgan
11:00 John Statz 11:00 Brenda Freed
11:10 Lee Murdock 11:10 Hilary Scott
11:20 Poor Lazarus 11:20 Chuck Mitchell
11:30 Ruth & Max Bloomquist 11:30 Sandy Andina
11:40 The Squirrel Hillbillies 11:40 D.C. Bloom

Who’s Showcasing at FARM – The final list

ASHLEY CONDON copySaturday @ 9:30 – Ashley Condon

Raised between two potato fields on Prince Edward Island, Ashley Condon is the grandchild of Bill Leblanc, a Canadian country pioneer who once spent the night in jail with Hank Snow. Like pecan pie – sweet and nutty – Ashley has won audiences over with her larger-than-life stage presence and down-to-earth charm. Growing up on everything from old-time country to folk, blues and soul, her music resonates.


Moors & McCumber are a songwriting duo and multi-instrumentalists. After having met around the campfires of the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest in 2005, James Moors and Kort McCumber (based in Superior, WI and Gold Hill, CO respectfully) began experimenting with co-writing and performing together. Fast forward to 2014 and the duo is recording their fourth studio CD with acclaimed producer Gary Louris of the Jayhawks. Reaching for new instruments throughout their show they conjure powerful melodies and harmony vocals that have drawn them in comparison to the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel. Recent festival performances include; Kerrville, Pagosa Springs Folk Fest, Florida Folk Fest, Bliss Fest and Moab Folk Fest.

Underhills copySaturday @ 10:10 – The Underhills

The Underhills are a five-piece acoustic group formed in Bloomington, Indiana in 2012. Masterfully weaving together guitars, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and bass, the band creates an original sound that is evocative of old-time folk and bluegrass music, while experimenting with new ideas and grooves not typically heard on these instruments. Inspired by the wooded hills of southern Indiana, they combine rich harmonies and virtuosic instrumental ability to carve out their own niche within bluegrass music.

Andrew Calhoun copyFriday @ 9:10 – Andrew Calhoun

Andrew Calhoun performs original songs, Scots songs and ballads in original translations, folk songs and spirituals, and songs and poems by writers he admires. Andrew Calhoun was born a month prematurely, in New Haven, CT, late in 1957, to a mother who spent her pregnancy with hepatitis. She welcomed him with songs like “I Gave My Love a Cherry,” “I Ride an Old Paint,” and even “The Cruel Mother.” Ten years later he asked for a guitar, and two years later, began receiving songs. He has two children, Louis and Casey. In 1992 he founded the Waterbug label. He’s recorded eleven albums, two books of poetry and a book of humor.

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Heather Pierson copySaturday @ 8:30 – Heather Pierson

Missouri-born Heather Pierson is a multi-genre singer/songwriter and veteran performer.   Her latest CD, The Hard Work of Living, reached #18 on the FOLK-DJ charts and features her award winning single “A Hard Man To Please”.   Armed with bell-tone vocals, instrumental virtuosity, and a deep passion for sharing honesty and beauty, Heather speaks the language of music in as many dialects as her abilities will allow.  She is joined by Davy Sturtevant on strings and Shawn Nadeau on upright bass.  Featuring intricate instrumental arrangements and tight three-part vocal harmonies, the trio’s live performances move seamlessly from jazz to bluegrass to folk.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASaturday @ 8:50 – Paddy Mills

Paddy Mills is the son of a part time DJ at the local AM country radio station. He grew up in the small fishing village of Owl’s Head, Maine and cut his teeth playing Irish music at pubs throughout New England. Over the past year Paddy has won the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Contest, the Rose Garden Coffeehouse Performing Songwriter Competition, the South Florida Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition and the Mid Atlantic Song Contest.


LYAL STRICKLAND copySaturday @ 9:10 – Lyal Strickland

Full of rural grit and grace, Ozarks native Lyal Strickland is as authentic as they come, balancing songwriting, touring, and raising grass-fed beef. His songs come straight from the heart with a heavy dose of reality. “Smooth and sophisticated, Strickland’s astounding new album” (Kansas City Star) examines economic upturns and downturns and the intricacies of small town culture.

  • 2013 Mountain Stage NewSong Finalist
  • 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards finalist (Americana/Folk/Roots)
  • 2014 Folk Alliance International Official Showcase Artist

More of Who’s Showcasing at FARM

The Wilhelms copyFriday @ 9:30 – The Wilhelms

The Wilhelms (Andy Ploof and John Wendland) are two notable singer/songwriters and multi-instrumentalists from St. Louis.  Their songwriting is rooted in a musical honesty that takes human imperfection as a working definition for music with soul. Their debut acoustic release Film at 11 was made for two voices and two guitars and recorded by Gary Gordon of The Gordons.

Friday 9:50 – Josh HartyJosh Harty copy-1

Touring continuously across North America & Europe, Josh Harty’s unique blend of American music has become a must-hear for those who keep the tradition of country, blues and folk close to their hearts. Born and raised on the plains of North Dakota, his father, both a preacher, and the Police Chief of their small town, was also Harty’s music mentor. Nowadays, Josh is always looking for that balance between the rolling road and the people who inspire him, trading stories around kitchen tables and on theatre stages. His live shows combine good story telling with journeyman musicianship.

Dennis Stroughmatt copyFriday @ 10:10 – Dennis Stroughmatt

Fingers and bow flying, Dennis Stroughmatt takes listeners on a musical odyssey not so different from his own musical journeys into Upper Louisiana Creole culture. Taught to play fiddle by local Creole fiddlers living along the Mississippi River near St. Louis, Dennis is now the authority on this regional pocket of American antiquity. A vibrant blend of Celtic, Canadian and Old Time sounds, this unique music bridges gaps between contemporary Canadian and Louisiana Cajun styles. Preserved by families in the Ozark foothills, the music remains largely intact and true to the traditions that have been passed down over three centuries.

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NO FUSS AND FEATHERS copyFriday @ 8:30 – No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow

“No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow is the “heck-of-a-good-time” collaboration hatched by award winning songwriters Carolann Solebello,Karyn Oliver, and The YaYas (Catherine Miles and Jay Mafale). It’s like getting three bands for the price of one when these friends share the stage: a dynamic, cohesive cocktail of delicious harmonies, infectious rhythm, and spontaneous hilarity. Individually, the four are nationally touring performers that have charted at the top of Folk and Americana radio and appeared on stage at some of the most respected festivals. Collectively, they are an incorrigible bunch of musical co-conspirators bent on giving their audience an unforgettable show.”


Scott Cook copyFriday @ 8:50 – Scott Cook

Alberta, Canada’s prairie balladeer Scott Cook is a tirelessly traveling DIY songwriter with heart forever on sleeve.  Road-worn, painfully honest, and deeply human, his straight-talking tunes weave together folk, roots, blues, soul and country with spacious fingerstyle guitar and clawhammer banjo arrangements.  Cook has been making a full-time living at music since 2007, touring extensively across Canada, the US, Europe, Asia and Australia, and is currently on tour in support of his fourth release, One More Time Around.  Notwithstanding all the weary miles, he still believes that music can change your life, and your life can change the world.


BERNADETTE MORRIS copyFriday @ 9:10 – Bernadette Morris

Building on the success of her debut album Co. Tyrone born, Irish singer, Bernadette Morris continues to wow audiences throughout Ireland and beyond with her fresh take on traditional Irish folk songs and enthrals audiences with her modern versions of lilting Gaelic laments.

All the Ways you Wander, produced by Sean Óg Graham of Beoga fame, is a varied and unique album with a rich mix of old traditional songs and contemporary songs from the writing of Barry Kerr and John Spillane.  From a musical family, her talent is the type that can’t be taught, her onstage presence is electric and her charm undeniable.

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