MEET THE MUSICIANS
The Cleverlys are a one-of-a-kind comedy/music blend. Digger Cleverly along with this nephews, Lloyd, DVD, Bear, and Quattro make up The Cleverlys. They tour nationally, performing at music venues, PAC’S, and some of the nation’s largest festivals like Stagecoach, Telluride, CMA Music Fest and even The Grand Ole Opry. Don’t be fooled by this faux-family band- they are all accomplished musicians putting their unique bluegrass spin on cover songs from any genre.
“If Earl Scruggs, Dolly Parton, and Spinal Tap spawned a litter of puppies, it would be The Cleverlys.” Virgo Stellar
Times Rolling Stone Magazine says Digger’s “out - of-date eyeglasses are as thick as his hillbilly accent, but whose comic sensibilities are a hilariously off-kilter hybrid of Homer & Jethro and The Office.”
The McGovern Stringband is an acoustic americana and bluegrass all string band – featuring the vocals of father & son, Kelly McGovern (guitar) and Brian McGovern (mandolin). The McGovern String Band combines a wide variety of genres with a bluegrass style that is anchored by the Nebraska Performing Arts Hall of Fame inductees: bass player and vocalist Dave Morris and Fuzzy Blazek on dobro steel, along with the great Daren Blythe on 5 string banjo.
Their three and four part harmonies, combined with a percussive acoustic instrumentation, bring back that legendary high lonesome sound of bluegrass.
John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band is an all-star bluegrass supergroup featuring four legendary, award-winning musicians – John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Patrick Sauber on acoustic guitar and vocals – delivering bluegrass like no one has ever heard it before. The four combine forces to form a spot-on union of impeccable musicianship, incomparable songwriting, incredible harmony vocals (a fresh twist combining bluegrass with elements of West Coast folk rock) and seasoned showmanship. This is the “high lonesome sound” of American roots music at its finest.
The Wildwoods are an enchanting Folk/Americana trio based in Lincoln, Nebraska, whose flowing songwriting tandem has been praised by Paste Magazine as "focused and charmingly human". The Wildwoods' delicate melodies and descriptive lyrics come from nature, love, experiences from the road, and growing up in Nebraska.
Appalachian Road Show is a visionary acoustic ensemble, bringing new-generation interpretations of traditional Americana, bluegrass and folk songs, as well as offering innovative original music, all presented with a common thread tied directly to the heart of the Appalachian regions of the United States. GRAMMY-nominated banjoist Barry Abernathy, joins forces with GRAMMY-winning fiddler Jim VanCleve, fresh off of his recent stint touring with multi-platinum country artist Josh Turner, as well as esteemed vocalist and mandolinist Darrell Webb, who has recorded and toured with Dolly Parton and Rhonda Vincent, among many others. The group also includes 26-year-old “old soul” guitarist Zeb Snyder, whose fierce and versatile playing recalls Doc Watson and Norman Blake as readily as it does Duane Allman and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
The Shucks Brothers feature flying fingers and great harmonies on guitar, banjo, mandolin and bass. They are three experienced musicians playing Bluegrass, beautiful ballads and red-hot instrumentals. Featuring Dave Miller, Steve Hanson, and Jim Pipher. Locals to Lincoln, Nebraska!