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Kristian Bush of Sugarland

 

Performing Tuesday, August 12th at 8pm on the Bryan Miller Stage!!

 Reserved Seating Only on sale June 2nd

Kristian Bush, one half of platinum-selling country duo Sugarland, has been leaving his mark on music for more than two decades. He is currently on the road with his 2014 Put Your Soul In It Tour, backed by a five-piece band including Rebecca and Megan Lovell of acclaimed roots duo Larkin Poe. A prolific songwriter, Bush is in the process of writing, recording, and drawing on the 300+ songs in his catalog for his debut solo album, due later this year.

Bush is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist who started his career with folk rock duo Billy Pilgrim in the early '90s. He and partner Andrew Hyra released a much-lauded pair of albums for Atlantic Records (their 1994 self-titled debut and 1995's Bloom), earning multiple Top 5 singles on the AAA charts, rotation on VH1, and a reputation as dynamic live performers who traveled from the tiny stage of Eddie's Attic in Decatur, Georgia, to a worldwide tour supporting Melissa Etheridge in 1995.
 
Bush founded Sugarland in 2002; in 2004, he and singer Jennifer Nettles exploded onto the music scene. They have surpassed sales of over 22 million albums worldwide, achieved five No. 1 singles and won numerous awards, including trophies from the Grammys, AMAs, ACM Awards, CMT Music Awards and CMA Awards. In October of 2012, they were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame.
 
To date, Bush has won six BMI Awards for his songwriting abilities, and in 2011 founded the music publishing company and songwriting collective Songs of the Architect. Recent producing/songwriting collaborations include Mike Elizondo, Rita Wilson, Dia Frampton, Ellis Paul, Laura Bell Bundy, Matt Nathanson, the dB’s, Martin Johnson of Boys Like Girls, Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale, and up-and-comers including Kristina Train, Larkin Poe, Natalie Stovall, Canaan Smith, Jaida Dreyer, Alana Springsteen, and The Voice contestant Savannah Berry.
 
Bush made his solo debut in March 2013 at the inaugural C2C: Country to Country Festival, held at the O2 Arena in London. His first release as a solo act, “Love or Money,” debuted in the UK and Europe the following week, and in October of 2013, he stood by his promise to release “Love or Money” at home in the US as well – the song is now available worldwide via iTunes and anywhere digital music is sold.
 
He is a frequent panelist and speaker at events for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and regularly appears as part of the CMA Songwriters Series in cities across the U.S. and Europe. Bush is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, where he still resides.

Doo Wah Riders

 

Performing Tuesday, August 12th at 6:30pm on the Bryan Miller Stage 

Reserved Seating Only on sale June 2nd
 
There is no one else like the Doo Wah Riders. For over 20 years they have been riding their own patch of the musical range throughout the west. They possess the rare combination of many years of experience and youthful energy, fired by a love for what they do. The Doo-Wahs are country, with a unique, original sound. They define their sound as "high energy country with a cajun twist". Their tight musicianship and powerful arrangements of classic, contemporary, and original songs have made them favorites everywhere they go.
 
The Doo Wah Riders have appeared in concert with: Garth Brooks, George Strait, Alabama, Faith Hill, Tim McGraw, Brooks and Dunn, Chris LeDoux, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Dolly Parton, Alison Krauss, The Judds, Tracy Lawrence, Brad Paisley, Lone Star, Clint Black, Asleep at the Wheel, Jodee Messina, Randy Travis, The Oak Ridge Boys, Richochet, Travis Tritt, Marty Stuart, Leann Rimes, Mark Wills, John Denver, Ricky Van Shelton, K.D. Lang, Mark Chestnutt, Jo-El Sonnier, The Statler Bros., Jerry Jeff Walker, and Joan Jett.
 
In addition to being artists in their own right, the have served as a back-up band for: Collin Raye, Pam Tillis, Glen Campbell, Deanna Carter, Bryan White, George Jones/ Chalee Tennison, Billy Ray Cyrus, Neal McCoy, Lee Ann Womack, Martina McBride, Mark Wills, Chad Brock, Clay Walker, Rick Trevino, Moe Bandy, Aaron Tippin, Doug Supernaw, The Kinleys, Shelby Lynn, and country legends Leroy Van Dyke, and Stonewall Jackson.
 
The Doo-Wah Riders recorded with Byron Berline on his Grammy nominated CD, "Fiddle and a Song". The band appeared in the movie "Basic Instinct", starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. They were featured doing one of their own songs, "Glowing in the Ashes". They appeared on TNN's "Prime Time Country" and on the prime time television Dick Clark Production "Will You Marry Me?".
 
They have been the featured entertainment at: The Grammys, The Academy of Country Awards (1985-2001), Disneyland (California), Walt Disney World (Florida), Michael Martin Murphey’s West Fest, The Wildhorse Saloon (Nashville, TN), Pleasure Island (Florida), Sea World, Knott’s Berry Farm and Magic Mountain, as well as numerous fairs, festivals, night clubs and casinos throughout California, Arizona, Nevada, Texas, New Mexico, Iowa, Illinois, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Mississippi, Tennessee, Wisconsin, North Dakota, Hawaii, Canada and the Carribean.

Dime$tore Prophet$

 
Performing Wednesday, August 13th at 8 and 9:30 pm on the Bryan Miller Stage!! 
 
Starting out in the clubs of Moses Lake, WA the Dime$tore Prophet$ have established themselves as an engaging creative unit. Coming together in early 2010, there was a blending of many different influences as well as a combining of many years of experience. This combination produced the acoustifunk/ indie rock sound that has become the trademark sound of the Dime$tore Prophet$. 
 
Ray G, who fronts the Dime$tore Prophet$, has been a solid single performer around the area and bring a number of influences to the table; some of which include Ben Harper, Sublime and Jack Johnson. Ray's writing communicates powerful emotions clearly and in his live performance he brings an intimacy that allows the band to connect with the audience on a deeper level. 
 
As the drummer for the Dime$tore Prophet$, John Wilson brings a diverse background into the personality of the band. Having played in and around the Western part of the United States over the past few years, John's commitment and strong professional work ethics have gained him experience that has developed him into a truly gifted drummer. John has been influenced by the likes of John Bonham, The Dave Mathews Band and Tower of Power.
 
Holding down the low end of the band, bass player Eric Groff has been a musician on the local and regional scene for almost 2 decades. Through Eric's many years of playing with different musicians and styles he has developed a laid back "in the pocket" non nonsense approach to bass playing. Eric sights his influences as The Clash, Bob Marley and Madness.
 
The Dime$tore Prophet$ original songs are made up of Ray G's poignant vocal narratives with euphoric guitar placed on the solid crowd moving rhythm platform that John and Eric provide. The Dime$tore Prophet$ also have a unique approach of breathing new life into old favorites as well as doing justice to the more contemporary selections.  

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 Performing Thursday, August 14th at 8 and 9:30 pm on the Bryan Miller Stage

A live music experience with "Everybody's Good Time Party Band!" 

Cody Beebe and the Crooks

 
Performing Friday August 15th and Saturday August 16th at 8 pm on the Bryan Miller Stage!! 
 
Cody Beebe & The Crooks make rock music. Roots rock, if you want to be exact. It’s raw, it’s true, and every track is a slice of Americana. “Roots rock seems like the best term to encompass everything we’re doing,” says frontman and guitarist Cody Beebe. The band doesn’t stop with rock; they incorporate elements of blues, jazz, country, funk and soul to helm their distinctive sound. “We make Southern rock, but we’re from the Northwest,” Beebe jokes. It’s as if Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers updated their vibe and sprinkled it with pieces of Big Sky Country, Puget Sound, and Evergreen forests.
 
The music goes deep. Its roots can be traced back to 2009 when the band formed in Seattle, WA. They spent three years on the road, really honing their sound, finding out what worked and what didn’t. But it’s with "Out Here" that Cody Beebe & The Crooks really found their stride.
 
There were some changes; Two members left the band, but that only made the remaining stronger, distilling their sound and making it more potent. When they recorded their debut album, Friends of the Old Mill, they had about performed less than 30 shows. “Everybody had day jobs; we had short hair,” laughs Beebe. Three years later, the band has played close to 400 shows. They’ve traveled the nation in their beloved tour van, The Hozzington, living off their live shows, surviving on what the road had to offer. When they returned from tour in October 2011, they relocated to rural Central Washington and found jobs together as carpenters. Not a very rock star thing to do, but it gave the boys a chance to spend time crafting the songs that would end up on their sophomore effort.
 
“After all the miles we’ve travelled together, the people we’ve met along the way, and the stories we’ve heard, every song has pretty serious subject matter, but the album is not a downer,” claims Beebe. He’s right. The album won’t leave a sharp taste in your mouth. The band is in a good place and so is their music. It’s raw and honest, yet it envelops you with warmth, kind of like a big rock and roll hug.
 

The band enlisted as producer and engineer, John Goodmanson (Death Cab for Cutie, Brandi Carlile, Nada Surf), who, as Beebe puts it, captured the live essence of the group. Recorded to tape at London Bridge Studio, Out Here is reminiscent of the distinctive Seattle sound forged in the 90s, putting a fresh twist on familiar tones heard on iconic records created within the same studio.

 
Everything Cody Beebe & The Crooks do, from touring, to creating the wildly successful Chinook Fest (www.ChinookFest.com), they’ve done on their own. It gives the band a great satisfaction to connect with their fans and make the music they want to make. The band has something greater than fame and fortune; they have a tight bond that cannot be broken. “We’re constantly trying to keep up with an ever-evolving industry. We’ve learned from trial and error. We’ve never been on a record label,” Beebe says, “but, we have a brotherhood and we all depend on each other.” That’s what makes Out Here so powerful.
 
The album’s title is inspired by the survival of the frontier attitude in the people of the American Heartland, with all of its directness, honesty, wildness, and depth. Keys player Aaron Myers is from Big Sandy, Montana, and after the band took a trip there, they were in awe of his family’s early-1900’s homestead. “The vastness exhilarates me and gives me a great sense of freedom. There’s an immovable quality to that vastness that we can’t affect in any way. It will survive regardless, but while we are here we can work hard, live well, tell our story, and add to its legacy,” Myers says, referring to how the environment around them helped shape some of the ideas behind their music.
 
In contrast to the vastness of Montana, Beebe and hand percussionist Joe Catron are from Selah, Washington, a small agricultural town in the middle of the state. It’s a downhome type of place where you wave at everyone you pass. The heartland feel of Central Washington and openness of the Big Sky State come together on Out Here – makes sense since Beebe, Catron and Myers are the chief lyricists. The band is rounded out by Eric Miller (bass) and Brian Paxton (drums), and they all share a common idea, according to Beebe. “Our down-home attitude has a place in a progressive world. There is a broader perspective. We strive to just be authentic, no hype; just be honest and true with the music.”
 
It’s not something they’re contriving; it’s not something they’re trying to do for their gain. They care about their fans and hope the stories they’re telling on the new record pierce through the vastness of America, allowing more and more people to experience their music. Take a listen to tracks like “Anvil,” “Bitter Run,” and “Hold The Line.” You’ll be captured in a crescendo of rock, and wish you could stay there forever, trapped in the perfect moment.

Lake City Blues

 
Performing Friday, August 15th at 10 pm on the Carolyn Fischer Stage!!
 
Formed in October 2009, "Lake City Blues" provides it's audience with a gritty and powerful selection of blues music ranging from slow soulful ballads to hard driving boogie. Rick Serra hails from the San Francisco Bay Area where he formed "Rick Serra and the Blues Wave" in 1982. The Blues Wave was a main stay in the SF club scene for over two decades.
"Over the years we had the privilege of opening the shows of such legends as John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, Tommy Castro, Albert Collins, Al Kooper, Pat Travers, Pete Escovido, Tower of Power, Roy Rodgers, Johnny Winters and many others".
Tom Brimm on Bass spent close to 20 years with "Too Slim and the Taildraggers" entertaining audiences around the world. Justin Warren  on Guitar brings it in a Big way. Playing for decades, performing at "House of Blues" from coast to coast, driving force behind Moral Crux", Justin brings incredible energy to the show. Don Johnstad on Drums
lives the quiet life in Wilson Creek. That is, until you sit him down behind his kit. Keeping us steady Don is exciting to watch and listen to. Connor Boss on Keyboards is a recent high school graduate who will be attending the Berklee College of Music in Boston in the near future. You must hear this young man to understand our joy of having him in our Blues Family. 

Hey, Hey, The Blues Is Alright