The 2018 Festival Artists

Robin & Linda Williams

 

For more than four decades, Robin & Linda Williams have  performed "a robust  blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines  wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism." Today some might  call it "Americana," but these two revered music masters were living  and breathing this elixir 20 years before that label was turned into a  radio format. [More Here]

Bill Kirchen

 

Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill  Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step on any stage, play those trademark licks which drove the seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten nationwide, and elicit instant recognition.  Named a “Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, he celebrates a musical tradition that embraces rock ‘n’ roll, blues and bluegrass, Texas Western swing and California honky-tonk. [More Here]


Ed Miller

 

Ed Miller has  been hailed as "one of the finest singers to come out of the Scottish  Folksong Revival" and as "one of Scotland's best singing exports."  Originally from Edinburgh, he has for many years been based in Austin,  Texas.  He delights in the music and storytelling of the Scots, with more than a little humor thrown in. [More Here]

Mary Fahl

Mary Fahl is an expressive, emotional singer/songwriter  who first achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s  NYC- based chamber-pop group October Project.  The hallmark of their  sound was Mary Fahl’s awe-inspiring power vocals over gorgeous melodies  played with passion and sophistication.  As a solo artist she has released a number of albums and has written and performed songs for several movies. [More Here]

John McCutcheon

  John McCutcheon is folk music's renaissance man — master instrumentalist, powerful singer-songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author. The Washington Post said of him, "He has an uncanny ability to breathe new life into the familiar. His storytelling has the richness of fine literature."  Johnny Cash said of him,  "The most impressive instrumentalist I've ever heard." [More Here

Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers

Hailing from the mountain towns of Pennsylvania, West Virginia and  Maryland, the Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from old-time,  bluegrass, jamgrass, rockabilly, and swing music to create their own  brand of high energy Appalachian Bluegrass. Their goal is simple: write  good songs, honor the music, have fun, and take it to the road.  [More Here]

Tellico

Firmly planted in Asheville NC's thriving roots music scene,  Tellico is well schooled in bluegrass but with an unbridled organic  “Appalachiacana” sound, combining some of the finest voices, songs and  instrumental prowess in western North Carolina and beyond. Anya Hinkle  and Stig Stiglets' committed, authentic vocals are alloyed with Aaron  Ballance's flowing and soaring dobro and Jed Willis' textured and  expressive mandolin, rooted in the mountain music they grew up with  while pushing tradition into a modern Americana sound aesthetic. [More Here]

Scott Miller

Singer/songwriter Scott Miller was raised on a cattle farm not far from Oak Grove. He is a founding member of the noted Americana band, The V-Roys, but now spends his time between farming the family farm and writing and performing his own songs. His songs often deal with his observations of and appreciation for ordinary folks finding their way through a complex, modern world.  

 

The 40th annual Oak Grove Festival  came off beautifully - Great acts, beautiful surroundings, free parking, good food & drink, and a relaxed, intimate and tree-shaded ambiance you can find nowhere else.


The Oak Grove Folk Music Festival features three days  of fantastic folk and acoustic music.  Three  concerts, workshops, open mike Saturday, and a gospel sing Sunday morning...  All in a beautiful small open theater setting in a forest of old oak trees.  Parking is free...  There is food and drink...  Promotional items... And a lot of people who just love the music.

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