Shinbone

An Orange County, CA band, Shinbone is known for its three part harmonies. Performers at the Route 66 Festival, they make their Summergrass debut in 2018.

Ray Booth – banjo; Rose Booth – mandolin; Joyce Hart – fiddle; Jody Silver – base; Dan Kanady – guitar; Paul Haas – guitar

The Central Valley Boys

The Central Valley Boys are dedicated to paying homage to the greats of the beautiful and fertile Central Valley of California. No frills or fancy stuff, just down home Bluegrass music at it’s finest. Their show typically includes songs performed in the traditional style in respect to Vern Williams who they believe was the greatest bluegrass musician to live in California. Songs like “Bald Knob Arkansas” and “Oh Susannah!” done in the traditional style can also be heard at a Central Valley Boys show. They dedicated to paying homage to the great country and bluegrass musicians: Vern Williams, Del Williams, Ray Park, Rose Maddox and the Maddox Brothers, The Farmer Boys and more.

http://www.thecentralvalleyboys.com

Victor Skidenenko – banjo, vocals; Yoseff Tucker – guitar, vocals; John Cogdill – mandolin, vocals; Peter Hicks – fiddle, vocals; Dave Gooding – bass

Jeff Scroggins Band

The Scroggins Brothers is a high-energy five-piece bluegrass band located in the Western Frontier state of Colorado. Their distinctive sound showcases an eclectic range of influences that marry second and third generation bluegrass, delivering a unique experience that captivates audiences and keeps them guessing. It’s a powerful, high mountain “bluegrass explosion” that features world-class banjo and mandolin playing, incredible vocals, a solid and energetic rhythm and an easy stage banter that has delighted listeners all over the world.

Fronted by internationally acclaimed two-time National Banjo Champion ​Jeff Scroggins, their distinct style is immediately recognizable due to Jeff’s unique and diverse range of influences, which include Alan Munde, Don Reno, Jimmy Page and Eric Clapton. His fiery style and lightning-fast licks have earned him worldwide recognition and have left many a first-time listener in stunned disbelief!

The band also features the award-winning mandolin playing of Jeff’s son Tristan Scroggins. At only 21 years old, Tristan is an award-winning instrumentalist and accomplished songwriter in his own right while the instrumentals he shares with Jeff play a large role in the band’s unique and energetic style. In 2016, Tristan was nominated for the Instrumental Momentum Award by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

West Virginia native Greg Blake provides powerful bluegrass vocals steeped in country heritage, bringing a truly authentic sound developed from a lifetime of singing bluegrass, gospel, and country. Twice nominated for the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America’s (SPBGMA) “Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year” award, Greg’s phenomenal guitar playing has earned him nine nominations and five consecutive wins as SPBGMA’s Guitarist of the Year.

They are joined by Oregon native, 2016 Rockygrass Fiddle Champion, 2016 Arizona State Fiddle Champion, and 2017 IBMA Momentum Award Nominee Ellie Hakanson on fiddle and vocals. In addition to their individual accomplishments, the band was featured as the California Bluegrass Association’s Emerging Artist of the year, an honor given into the past to bands such as Della Mae, and Chris Henry & the Hardcore Grass.

http://www.jeffscrogginsandcolorado.com/

Jeff Scroggins – banjo; Greg Blake – guitar, vocals; Tristan Scroggins – mandolin; Ellie Hakanson – fiddle, vocals; Mark – bass

Alan Bibey and Grasstown

Alan Bibey & Grasstowne is comprised of some of the most diversely talented and highly respected musicians in bluegrass and acoustic music making them one of the hottest and most energetic bands touring today! DJs and fans of all ages love the unique sound of Alan Bibey & Grasstowne as they combine tradition with hard driving, progressive bluegrass.

The band’s first two projects “The Road Headin’ Home” and “The Other Side of Towne” went to #1 and #2 respectively on the National Bluegrass Charts. The Road Headin’ home remained at #1 for three months and also won the 2008 “Album of the Year” award. Their project “Kickin’ Up Dust” hit in the top 5 on the singles and CD chart.

The band’s latest album on Mountain Fever Records, “Alan Bibey & Grasstowne 4” has already yielded 3 huge chart hits, “This Old Guitar and Me”, “Cold Dark Ground”, and “I’m Country” and has had all 12 songs from the project charting on the Bluegrass Today Airplay charts. Bluegrass Today reviewed the album saying, “Anyone who appreciates contemporary bluegrass played with precision, soul, and authority will want this one in their library

http://www.grasstowne.com/

Alan Bibey – mandolin, vocals; Gena Britt – banjo, vocals; Mike Bentley – guitar, vocals; Zak McLamb – bass; Laura Orshaw – fiddle, vocals

Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers

One of the busiest bands in bluegrass, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers (JMRR) deliver first class entertainment, whether on stage or in the studio. For over a decade, JMRR have consistently delivered chart-topping and crowd-pleasing music, as evidenced by multiple International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards and Grand Ole Opry appearances on their resume.

The award-winning band is pleased to announce the release of their sixth album in seven years for bluegrass music’s most historic record label, Rebel Records. The new album, entitled The Story We Tell, brings together a vibrant collection of songs new and old, celebrating the band’s respect for the past while always maintaining a fresh approach.

The Story We Tell builds on the band’s previous success, but JMRR are not content to rest on their laurels. The Story We Tell features the band’s most inventive and innovative arrangements to date, both vocally and instrumentally. The creativity makes this a Radio Ramblers project like no other.

Filled with new songs from some of today’s top songwriters, including Larry Cordle, Jerry Salley, Ronnie Bowman, Steve Bonafel, and Raleigh Satterwhite, alongside forgotten gems the band dusted off from such varied sources as The Delmore Brothers, Merle Haggard, and The Browns, the balance achieved on The Story We Tell flows through the speakers like tuning in to your favorite radio broadcast – a claim only befitting of the reigning IBMA Broadcaster of the Year, Joe Mullins.

http://www.radioramblers.com

Joe Mullins – banjo, vocals; Mike Terry – mandolin, vocals; Jason Barie – fiddle, vocals; Randy Barnes – bass, vocals; Duane Sparks – guitar, vocals