Grammy winners/Smithsonian Folkways artists , Los TexManiacs "sharing a little taste of Texas & Tex-Mex music and culture with the World"
World-renowned Pine Leaf Boys have made a name for presenting their own inimitable brand of Louisiana music with youthful exuberance, blending the sounds of Cajun, Zydeco, Swamp-Pop, Country and Soul. Founded in 2005 in Lafayette, Louisiana, Pine Leaf Boys have garnered one Grammy® award (2012 Best Regional Roots) and four Grammy® Nominations.
Original members from Red Stick Ramblers, the Revelers, this band is born out of the band who started Blackpot Festival. “There has to be at least one band in the country that reveres the past and is unafraid about dragging it into the future. Mark down the Revelers as that band, musicians who aren’t afraid of mixing up accordion, fiddles, saxophones and guitars. Sometimes the greasiest gumbo can also be the best, as anyone within earshot of this mess will attest. Bon ton all night long.”
Preston is one of the last of the older Creole style of accordion players. He makes real Creole music from the small rural community of Soileau, Louisiana and is an important force in preserving traditional Creole French music. He is the father of Keith Frank, one of the most popular young Zydeco artist of today in Louisiana.
Ed Poullard is a native of Eunice, on the broad southwestern Louisiana plains where native Creoles and emigrant Cajuns met, mingled and molded the sounds of zydeco, one of the nation's few indigenous musics. He learned his craft at his father's and grandfather's knees, absorbing the sounds made by working men and women in their spare time at the dances, parties and celebrations that speckled the calendar. He started on drums and guitar before moving on to the more traditional
Major Handy has been generously serving up his own original recipe for HOT! Blues, Zydeco and R&B to audiences around the world for over 5 decades! Originally revered as the indispensable sideman for Zydeco legends 'Good Rockin' Dopsie' and 'Buckwheat Zydeco', Major Handy's versatility and reputation as a true Louisiana treasure has catapulted his act to the stages of the top music festivals in the world
When you see the Ragtime Shepherd Kings you'll witness: fancy fiddling, dueling hawaiian guitars, ukelele wizardry, flashy lap-steel guitar, a menagerie of toy instruments, vocal harmonies that sound as if they were polished by hand, a musical pig "porkestra," scandalous dancing--and that's just the intermission!
JP Harris and country-blues songwriter John R. Miller with fiddler Chloe Edmonstone, will perform as a trio!! https://www.ilovehonkytonk.com
One dance hall at a time...That is the life work of Jesse Lége: to bring traditional, foot-stompin’ Cajun dance hall music from the dusty back roads of southwest Louisiana, coast to coast and around the world.
With her buttery voice, K.C. Jones takes a break from her band Feufollet’s Cajun French music to deliver a powerful album about life on the fringes: The Queen of the In Between. While her lyrics speak to intense isolation, you’ll have to pay attention to find it: Jones delivers each track with ironic detachment, creating a divide between her performance and the lyrics that gives the listener more than enough room to insert their own experiences into the songs. - No Depression
THE FAUX PAWS are a distinctive sound that bends and blends traditional folk and classic country with driving dancehall rhythms and explosive improvisation.
Jackson & The Janks shake it, break it and throw it down for a full on party with amazing musicianship.
The Frauleins are Austin’s newest roots trio, playing old-time, bluegrass and country with sisterlike harmony, a two-stepping beat and banjo to boot.
Traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin.
“Golden Shoals bridge the sometimes distant worlds of traditional bluegrass and old time music together. With one foot steeped in tradition and the other focused on fresh songwriting, Golden Shoals are helping to further the narrative of American Roots music and introducing the traditions of our past to a whole new generation of listeners.” - Kris Truelsen, WBCM Radio Bristol
“High powered banjo, bass and Mississippi fiddle trio. Former Hackensaw Boys Ferd Moyse and Chris Stevens join East Tennessee banjo monster Matt Morelock to form the wildest roots trio in the business.”
FOREST HUVAL IS AN INTREPID UPCOMING MUSICIAN WITH A VOYAGEUR’S SOUL. A NATIVE OF CECILIA, LOUISIANA. FOREST WAS INFLUENCED BY LEGENDARY CAJUN MUSICIANS. HIS SOULFUL VOCALS ALONG WITH HIS EFFORTLESS ACCORDION AND INTENSE FIDDLE PLAYING CAN GET ANY CROWD UP AND DANCING. THE YOUNG ACCORDIONIST AND FIDDLE PLAYER CONTINUES TO HONE HIS MELODIC CRAFT WITH A REVERENCE FOR MASTER WORKS AND RESPECTFUL NUDGE TO THE EDGES IN ORIGINAL EFFORTS. FOREST ASPIRES ON WORKING DILIGENTLY TO KEEP THE TRUE AUTHENTIC
Epi is an awarded expert on the Bajo Sexto, and a 2017 inductee into the Tejano Roots Hall of Fame. His multi-instrument work with Frijoles Romaticos garnered a 2003 Grammy Nomination.
Travis Stuart has traveled the world sharing Old Time music he was raised on, near Asheville, NC. As far as his music takes him, Stuart remembers to bring it on home, working to preserve and pass down Western North Carolina’s old time music to the next generation through teaching and mentoring.