Raised between two potato fields on Prince Edward Island, Ashley Condon is the grandchild of Bill Leblanc, a Canadian country pioneer who once spent the night in jail with Hank Snow. Like pecan pie – sweet and nutty – Ashley has won audiences over with her larger-than-life stage presence and down-to-earth charm. Growing up on everything from old-time country to folk, blues and soul, her music resonates.
Moors & McCumber are a songwriting duo and multi-instrumentalists. After having met around the campfires of the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest in 2005, James Moors and Kort McCumber (based in Superior, WI and Gold Hill, CO respectfully) began experimenting with co-writing and performing together. Fast forward to 2014 and the duo is recording their fourth studio CD with acclaimed producer Gary Louris of the Jayhawks. Reaching for new instruments throughout their show they conjure powerful melodies and harmony vocals that have drawn them in comparison to the Everly Brothers and Simon and Garfunkel. Recent festival performances include; Kerrville, Pagosa Springs Folk Fest, Florida Folk Fest, Bliss Fest and Moab Folk Fest.
The Underhills are a five-piece acoustic group formed in Bloomington, Indiana in 2012. Masterfully weaving together guitars, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, and bass, the band creates an original sound that is evocative of old-time folk and bluegrass music, while experimenting with new ideas and grooves not typically heard on these instruments. Inspired by the wooded hills of southern Indiana, they combine rich harmonies and virtuosic instrumental ability to carve out their own niche within bluegrass music.
Andrew Calhoun performs original songs, Scots songs and ballads in original translations, folk songs and spirituals, and songs and poems by writers he admires. Andrew Calhoun was born a month prematurely, in New Haven, CT, late in 1957, to a mother who spent her pregnancy with hepatitis. She welcomed him with songs like “I Gave My Love a Cherry,” “I Ride an Old Paint,” and even “The Cruel Mother.” Ten years later he asked for a guitar, and two years later, began receiving songs. He has two children, Louis and Casey. In 1992 he founded the Waterbug label. He’s recorded eleven albums, two books of poetry and a book of humor.