2018 16th Annual
October 6th & 7th 2018
Friday, Oct 5
JOHN DOUGH BOYS
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The John Dough Boys are a ruckus inducing 5 piece string band formed in Southern Oregon. East met west, punk met bluegrass, and rock met folk, giving birth to a host of fast paced, foot stomping songs about women, beer, and bad decisions. The lineup includes upright slap bass, drums, fiddle, guitar, and banjo.Their aggressive live sound is infectious, and is sure to leave any one who witnesses it wanting more.
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zepdrix is a vision and vehicle of Jeff Pevar. Jeff is a guitarist, composer, producer, performer and multi-instrumentalist who has brought his unique style on stage and/or in the studio to such world renowned artists as Crosby, Stills & Nash, Ray Charles, James Taylor, Jimmy Webb, Carly Simon, Kenny Loggins, Joe Cocker, Jefferson Starship, Phil Lesh and Friends, Marc Cohn, Jennifer Warnes, Laura Nyro, David Foster, Rickie Lee Jones, Jazz Is Dead, CPR (w/ David Crosby & James Raymond) and many others.
Jeff is a sought after session musician who recently completed his first independent movie score, playing all the instruments for an independent movie called Walk-In, and is currently scoring music for a world class photographer/environmentalist/activist named John B Weller on his movie on the Ross Sea, “The Last Ocean”. Jeff is constantly involved with many such projects for film and recording.
Zepdrix is the perfect blend of local professional musicians led by guitarist, composer, producer, Jeff Pevar. This band specializes in the music of Led Zepplin and Jimi Hendrix. They dress and literally "play" the parts and songs of these famed artists from rock and roll past.
Saturday, Oct 6
10:00 am - 11:15 am
As a founding member of the Celtic, Tribal band BROTHER, Angus toured the world, recording seventeen albums and a DVD along the way. You may have seen BROTHER on the hit TV series ‘ER’, or heard their music on the classic Baraka soundtrack. An episode of UPN’s ‘The Twilight Zone’ was written around one of their songs. Often cited as a trailblazer of the indie scene, BROTHER was the only independent band to play The Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
Visiting Scotland with the band every Spring for the last six years on the wildly successful BRONACH tours, Angus discovered his Celtic heritage in a way he'd never imagined. Finding a fascinating connection between his own wanderings and the Celtic myths and histories, Angus has created a captivating show like no other.
11:30 am - 12:45 pm
'Third Seven' consists of Billy Mickelson. He has played music his entire life but has been performing music professionally full time since 2008, consistently traveling in and with a number of bands. 'Mr Potato', 'Larry and his Flask', and 'Dela Project' to name a few.
As of late, Billy has been focusing his efforts to his solo work, 'Third Seven'. He has recieved such reviews as: "the world desperately needs the music of 'Third Seven' in their lives." .. and .. 'Third Seven' is 'Tom Waits' and 'Zoe Keating's love child." .. performing all around the world (Europe and beyond..) and opening for many acts including Ted X, Murder by Death, the Devil Makes Three, Larry and his Flask, and Yard Dogs Road Show to name just a few..
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Adam Knight is a singer/songwriter raised on the backroads of Southern Oregon where he grew up listening to Soul, R&B, and Americana Acoustic music. Adam is a versatile performer equally singing Pop, Neo Soul, Electronic R&B, and Acoustic. Adam has received awards for singing and dancing such as Southern Oregon Idol's first place award in 2010 as well as a golden ticket to Hollywood for American Idol in 2007. He has competed nationally in dance as well, winning the North Bay Strut and Step competition in 2015. His ability to sing, write and dance makes him a triple threat in the music business. Adam often works with producer JB Orion who co-wrote the songs "I've Got The Gold" and "Walking Backwards" with Adam. "I've Got The Gold" was discovered by Casual Jam Records out of the U.K and the song was later signed to the record label. "I've Got The Gold" was released in 2017 and later produced four remixes that went international quickly.
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
221FLY is an original rock band from Southern Oregon, USA. The band’s music is an eclectic and original mix that harkens some familiar sounds, yet pushes sonic boundaries teetering delicately between the worlds of their many influences; Rock, progressive rock, southern rock and blues.
The band's broad range of musical influences and style has opened the door for them to share the stage with performers such as Quarter Flash, Firefall, Y&T, Eddie Money and playing at events that included Lucas Nelson and Collective Soul.
The band's third album release from August 2017, "Tabula Rasa", was a substantial turning point in the band's musical style. The album has brought new life and an edge to their sound that has catapulted their popularity with streaming plays and sales in the USA, United Kingdom, Germany, Sweden and the Philippines.
THE BROTHERS REED
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Despite their brotherhood, Aaron and Phil Reed didn’t start playing music together until two years ago after Phil left their hometown of St. Charles, Missouri to join Aaron in the unsullied mountains of the American Northwest. The brothers' family blend of folk encapsulates the grit and humor of Midwest life with the swagger and serenity of the west coast. Their style evokes finger picking folk singers of the 60’s and 70’s with a contemporary and boundless edge. Cultivated from years of performing in bands ranging from heavy metal to reggae and rock, to punk, country, and funk, their musical dichotomy is at the root of their diverse yet seamless folk-brand.
With their comedic brotherly banter, impeccable harmonic expression, and widely varying influences, a Brothers Reed performance will have you reflecting on lost lives and lovers, laughing hysterically and leaving completely entertained.
Sunday, Oct 7
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Jeremy James Meyer is a renaissance man, a builder, and a seeker. Born and raised in Corvallis, Oregon; he would attend folk music and dance camps up and down the West coast. Steeped in sea shanties, and old-time, ballads and ragtime, he developed a taste for the folk arts. As an aspiring songwriter, making the transition was natural when he set down the violin, at age 14, to pick up the guitar. By his early twenties, he had begun taking on a more calculated approach to songwriting; and, as young folk are wont, when equipped with tools, instruments and a mind keen to roam, he hit the road. Traveling throughout the Western and Southern states.
The road is never straight, and in some cases, barely paved. Through the ups and downs, Jeremy has been finding clarity in his voice. As a writer, he seeks out feeling and sensation in a song. To dwell in its matter, and absorb and regurgitate the most rudimentary and personal aspects. As a guitar player, he has honed his style into a well blended caricature of Americana, pulling influences from country, ragtime, blues and folk to soul, hip-hop, and rock n' roll.
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Allen Giardinelli has been playing music for 3 decades throughout 35 countries. He grew up performing and traveling the world with his musician parents, his father a producer/songwriter for European RCA and his mother a classical violinist with an abiding interest in rock, blues, and jazz. Al began performing at a young age, both in the recording studio and on stage, and by the time he was in his early teens he'd acquired a proficiency in multiple musical genres, playing music full time and also touring with several rock and blues bands.
Al discovered and developed a consuming interest in gypsy jazz, particularly the music of Django Reinhardt. Today Al has melded this interest with his lifelong love of Mississippi Delta blues to develop a unique style of his own, tinged with rock and Americana influences. He is an accomplished songwriter, arranger, and composer producing albums for his fellow musicians at Cymatic Sound Studios in Bandon, Oregon, where he can also be found performing in spare moments at Angelo's Italy.
THE EVENING SHADES
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Who are the Evening Shades? Just your basic hometown Rogue Valley guys with a talent for writing, playing and performing high energy original music with a sound all their own. Combined, their influences span classic rock, British pop, hip hop, hard rock, metal and even classical. This is why the Evening Shades have a sound that is hard to describe in terms of any specific band yet is all their own. If you are lucky you may see the guys hanging out at their favorite watering holes around Medford after a long recording session or a tight practice in preparation for an upcoming show. Still, who are the Evening Shades?