Performers 2023

Fretliners photo

The Fretliners are a powerhouse progressive bluegrass quartet. Born around a single mic, in a barn in the
Rocky Mountains. With our own local Wyoming musician Tom Knowlton on guitar and vocals Dan Andree fiddle, Sam Parks mandolin, and Taylor Shuck upright bass. Influenced by a multitude of genres and steeped in the High Lonesome sound. Fretliners machete their way through the bluegrass and newgrass jungle leaving new pathways and possibilities in their wake. Buckle up for a great ride!

Charlie Stevens Band

Charlie Stevens is a guitarist and music instructor from Ft Collins, originally from New Haven, Conn.
Other members of the band include Ron Lynam banjo; Nate Swartz mandolin; Clarke Wright fiddle.
The band aims to challenge the boundaries between genres, while keeping a strong connection to the Traditions of Bluegrass Music.

Figuring It Out Band

The Abello Family Acoustic Band from Northern MN features 8 siblings and their dad. As the name says, they are figuring out styles of music they love best. Their eclectic styles include: Bluegrass, Traditional, Folk, Contemporary, Celtic, Swing etc. Each performance is an adventure. The band is
composed of Andy fiddle, Abram banjo, Adelynn mandolin, Elijah 5 string fiddle, Greta ukulele, Georgiana fiddle, Hazel guitar, Louisa guitar and Olivia upright bass and cello.

Waddington Brothers Band

A versatile group with a musical style that ranges from traditional, hard driving bluegrass to the mellow
sound of western music harmonies reminiscent of the Sons of the Pioneers. They play the traditional bluegrass instruments with Seth on guitar, Ethan banjo, Jacob and Job on Bass. They recently won 1st place in the 2023 SPGMA International Band Championship.

Orchard Creek Band

Veteran players from Colorado, Dave Richardson banjo, Keith Murdock dobro, Jan Springer guitar, Kevin Slick mandolin. They play a vibrant and diverse bluegrass blend of traditional, contemporary and original concepts, gospel touches and a lot of fun.