MARK & RAIANNE
Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards are inheritors of a legacy, creating music that is both original and rich in tradition. Blending distinctive voices and guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle and electric bass, their music is enthusiastically received by audiences in the USA and Canada . Their music echoes inspiration from traditional folk duos like Ian & Sylvia, Kate Wolf and Neil Young – combining beautiful harmonies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of their own. “Mark & Raianne's new album “Grain by Grain,” was one of last year’s most compelling musical offerings, an exquisitely constructed collection rife with feeling and skilled musicianship.” -Victor D. Infante, Telegram & Gazette, Apr 2017.
Wild Maple's repertoire is comprised of a wide range of musical influences; traditional and contemporary folk, bluegrass, 60's & up pop, contemporary singer-songwriter and instrumentals. This talented duo possess strong lead and harmony vocals with smooth instrumentation on guitar and fiddle, with bass & percussion. Gary & Trish create an atmosphere of warmth and belonging as they sprinkle each show with a healthy dose of relaxed fun and humor.
There is no one-word description for what Don White does. He has survived and thrived for twenty-five years, bringing his audiences to laughter and tears in his live performances, studio recordings, and on the printed page. He is a storyteller-comedian-author-troubadour-folk singer-songwriter. He is a walking challenge to the phrase “file under.” Best to just sort him under “Don White.”
THE FIDDLING THOMSONS
An award winning father and son duo performing lively tunes on fiddle, wooden spoons, zydeco rub board, jaw harp, cajon box drum, rhythm bones, mandolin, banjo, mandolin, accordion, flute, foot percussion, piano, cajun triangle, pennywhistle and ukulele. The duo have performed throughout the USA, England, and China. Styles include celtic, appalachian, cajun, and international.
Cold Chocolate is a groovy Americana band that fuses bluegrass, folk, and rock to create a sound all their own. With tight three-part harmony and skillful musicianship, this trio from Boston is impressing audiences throughout New England and beyond. Since their formation in 2011, Cold Chocolate has quickly gained recognition for their original songs and high-energy shows. The band has shared bills with Leftover Salmon and David Grisman, and regularly performs at venues and music festivals up and down the East Coast.
“Sparrow Blue sing with the kind of honest charm and colloquial voice that transports you from a metallic time machine into a swinging barn dance in 1947. They make you feel like the war is over. In this troubled world, we need their kind of story songs right now. The kind of songs that come from work boots and cotton dresses, three chords and the truth woven around two voices, fiddle and a guitar. The kind of music that makes you feel like we might be able to turn this place around." — Ellis Paul, award-winning performer/songwriter
THE ROUGH + TUMBLE
“Loved every second of The Rough & Tumble, from the moment they stood at my front door, 'till the moment their pickup truck + trailer sadly drove away. Not only guitar/banjo, they had drums, xylophone, accordion, shakers, tiny piano, and a violin bow. Their songs told great stories - all with strong harmonies. Everyone is completely smitten with Mallory and Scott's exuberance and professional musicianship." -D. Mellin