2019 Line-Up

Larkin Poe mad as a hatter

Larkin Poe

Singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist sisters Rebecca & Megan Lovell are Larkin Poe. Their Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll sound has been described as bewitching, gothic soul, and outlaw country – a true and unsettling mixture of grit and soul. 

They’ve graced the big stages of Bonnaroo Music Festival and Glastonberry Festival, played alongside big names like Elvis Costello, Bright Eyes, and Sugarland, and already snagged 2019 Blues Music Awards “Band of The Year”.

 

The White Buffalo tour

The White Buffalo

Jake Smith, perhaps better known as “The White Buffalo”, grew up in Oregon & California listening to Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, country, and punk rock. Rooted in acoustic folk and country blues, you can expect a wide range in singing pitch with intermittent whistling and lyrics covering God and war. His songs have been featured in the popular series Sons of Anarchy and Californication as well as the full-length feature film Shelter

Illustrious live performances range from Bonaroo and The Living Room Sessions to Jimmy Kimmel, and more. NPR also named him as one of twelve artists to watch.

Eric Gales Band tour

The Eric Gales Band

Eric Gales is the guitarists’ favorite guitarist with big name collaborations including, but not limited to, Carlos Santana, Dave Navarro, and Joe Bonamassa. Although Gales has been harnessing his guitar power since childhood, with influences from Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Albert King, and more, he’s recently been honing his vocal talents to bring even more to the table.

His fifteenth studio effort Middle of the Road hit no. 4 on Billboards Top Blues Album Chart and no. 1 on the iTunes Blues Chart. He’s currently working on The Bookends slated to release February 2019. Gales has been touring through Australia, Argentina, Chile, Europe, and The US at major festivals like Rockin’ The Blues and Ramblin Man Fair.

Joanne Shaw Taylor, UK

Joanne Shaw Taylor

The UK’s number one star of the blues rock world, Joanne Shaw Taylor, broke into the hard-to-crack US market with her original sound that mixes rock riffs with blues influences. 

The girl with the big voice from the Black Country has toured extensively around the world garnering illustrious fanes from Joe Bonamassa (who described her as a Superstar in waiting), Tedeschi Trucks, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Wilko Johnson, Glenn Hughes, and John Mayall, to name just a few.

Christone

Christone "Kingfish" Ingram

Despite being a fresh high school graduate (May 2017), this kid has won many awards, played some big names, and can compete with the best of the blues.

He’s been a guest musician on the Rachael Ray Show, The Steve Harvey Show, and The White House for First Lady Michelle Obama.

Influenced by Delta Blues greats like Muddy Waters, the electric blues of B.B. King, the rock of Jimi Hendrix, and so many more, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram can imitate the illustrious greats and deliver his own fresh style. 

Mr Sipp Mississippi tour

Mr. Sipp TMBC

We’re excited to welcome back last year’s festival favorite, Castro Coleman AKA Mr. Sipp! “The Mississippi Blues Child” spent 22 years in the Gospel Music Business as a recording artist and producer. Recognized for his amazing vocals, songwriting ability, musicianship, ability to produce records, and entertain fans with an upbeat, outlandish show all make Mr. Sipp “The Total Package.”

With more than 125 recording credits to his name, Mr. Sipp has played on more than 50 national recordings with several Grammy nominated projects. He also won The 2014 International Blues Challenge Winner, The 2014 Gibson Best Guitarist Award Winner, and 2014 Jus’ Blues Bobby Rush Entertainers Award.

Mr. Sipp was also cast in the recently released James Brown movie, “Get on Up”. Mr. Sipp’s favorite quote: “I’m living to love the life that I live, Music!!!!”

Mcdougall, Portland Musician

McDougall

Hailing from Portland, Oregon, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist McDougall moves beyond folk-based songs reaching a wider audience, with big, upbeat melodies and a constantly changing sound that is hard to pigeonhole.

His lyrics pull upon his past, his present, and possibility of the future, utilizing oral history and folklore. He lives by the idea of leaving something of your own for those who will come after.

Sassparilla, Portland musicians

Sassparilla

The Portland, Oregon-based, raucous and melodic outfit of Americana spirit, Sassparilla, guarantees sing-along songs, dancing, and plenty of good times.

Influenced by classics like Tom Waits and R.L. Burnside, and more recent favorites like Old Crow Medicine Show and The Black Keys, this sassy crew will not disappoint.

Think punk meets indie meets Americana. Think Sassparilla.

David Jacobs-Strain

This Oregon native is known for his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon. A song poet and fierce slide guitar player, his music speaks of open roads, longing hearts, and flashbacks of Oregon– emotions big and small, and lyrics that turn quickly from literal to figurative. His live shows transition from humorous, subversive blues to delicate balladry, swinging back to swampy rock and roll.

Jacobs-Strain has appeared at festivals from British Columbia to Australia including Telluride Blues Festival, Philadelphia Folk Festival, Bumbershoot, and Blues to Bop in Switzerland. He’s shared the stage with Lucinda Williams, Boz Scaggs (more than 60 shows), Etta James, The Doobie Brothers, George Thorogood, Robert Earle Keen, Todd Snider, Taj Mahal, Janis Ian, Tommy Emmanuel, Bob Weir, T-Bone Burnett, Del McCoury, and so many more.

Hillstomp

Hillstomp

Another festival favorite returns! Hillstomp hails from Portland, Oregon, 150 miles north of Sisters. This  junkbox blues duo is illustrious for rummaging through the dumps and forgotten backwoods of American music, recycling traditional elements into a fresh and distinctive brand of do-it-yourself hill country blues stomp. The clanging and tumbling from assorted buckets, cans, and BBQ lids, paired with a rambunctious slide guitar creates a bit of North Mississippi trance blues, a bit of Appalachia, and a dash of punkabilly. Hillstomp’s unforgettable live performances tap into a magic that cannot be rehearsed, converting outlaws and traditionalists alike from skeptics into preachers.

Nikki Hill in the moonlight

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