Lineup 2020

 

2020 FEATURED LINEUP...
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, May 7-10 - Canceled


All tickets purchased for the 2020 festival will automatically transfer to the 2021 festival, May 6-9, 2021.
If you would like to request a refund, please provide the email and name used to purchase your tickets by clicking on this link.

Since 2008, the Lonesome Ace Stringband has been cultivating and performing a big repertoire of tunes and songs that draw from the huge well of traditional American and Canadian music, as well as creating original material that reflects their powerful dynamics and common vision as a group. Get ready for an old-time stringband with bluegrass chops that plays really good music. This seasoned trio connects to the heart and ear with haunting melodies, buzzing vocal harmonies and driving rhythm. You’ll soon be drawn into the groove of the Lonesome Ace Stringband!
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Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band embodies the modern American condition—an understanding and reverence for the past that informs a push into the future. George Clements (guitar, vocals) Patrick M'Gonigle (fiddle, vocals) Charles Clements (bass, vocals) Maddie Witler (mandolin) and Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo) bring together their own musical styles to create a sound greater than the sum of its parts. 
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The grace and wisdom of longtime fiddle player and multi-instrumentalist Bruce Molsky, described as “an absolute master” (No Depression) melds with the electricity of of banjo player Allison de Groot’s “exquisite tone, timing, and taste” (Tony Trishka) to bring new ideas to old music. Grammy nominee and Berklee College of Music's Visiting Scholar Bruce Molsky joins forces with his Molsky’s Mountain Drifters's bandmate Allison de Groot to explore the wonderful world of fiddle & banjo duets from tradition into the future.  
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There is no label to accurately describe the music of “Joe Craven & Dead on Grass” especially when featuring the members of Joe’s supergroup “The Sometimers” which was born at Parkfield Bluegrass
some 4 years ago. To try to box it in would be to crush the creative spirit that happens when Craven, Jonathan Stoyanoff, Bruce MacMillan, Barry Eldridge and Hattie Craven play together. They will be joined by Parkfield favorite son Snap Jackson on the 5 wire for this very special collaboration accomplishing the task with joyful abandon, playing paradigm-shattering free range DeadGrass music.
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Fronted by banjoist, singer and songwriter Gina Furtado, the Gina Furtado Project lays heavy emphasis on catchy, relatable, original material that spans the gamut from bluegrass to swing to gypsy jazz and beyond. Critics often remark on the sense that they know Gina after hearing her songs.
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Jeff Scroggins and the Scroggdogs is a hard core traditional bluegrass band founded by internationally acclaimed five string banjo player Jeff Scroggins. It is built on the gritty, raw energy and excitement of the West Coast bluegrass scene, it’s members are among the cream of the crop of amazing California musicians that were and continue to be inspired by Vern Williams, Ray Park, Rose Maddox and others from the golden era of bluegrass in the Golden State.  
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WE ARE ALSO PROUD TO PRESENT THESE ADDITIONAL AMAZING ACTS...

AJ Lee & Blue Summit

AJ Lee & Blue Summit combines accomplished instrumental work with powerful vocals and a loose interpretation to traditional bluegrass music. Taking in elements from western swing, soul, folk, jazz, old time, and rock, this band puts their heart into their projects, and through many hours of work, has been recognized as NCBS (Northern California Bluegrass Society) Band of the Year.
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The High Water Line

The High Water Line delights audiences with a hard-driving West Coast bluegrass sound that is all their own. In just over two years, The High Water Line has become a steady presence in the Northern California bluegrass and live music scene. A five piece band from the San Francisco Bay Area, these five talented musicians strive to put their own voice and unique arrangements into everything they do.
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Jubilee

Jubilee consists of some of the top young award-winning musicians on the acoustic scene today. Known for their relentless groove and breathtaking improvisation, they bring a fresh approach to traditional bluegrass, old-time, and even work their genre-bending magic on a little jazz and funk.  
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Honeysuckle Possums

The Honeysuckle Possums are a high-energy, all woman string band, playing old-time mountain music, originals, & bluegrass. Soaring three part harmonies are their specialty, with a driving stand up bass, and an Appalachian Flatfoot dancer.  These gals have foot-stomping, down home, back porch style and their intention is to create and share joy wherever they go!! 
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SLO County Stumblers

The SLO County Stumblers play red hot old time fiddle tunes along the Central Coast of California. Band members are Casy Meikle: fiddle, Daniel Bohlman: banjo, Stuart Mason: guitar, and Jerry James: bass fiddle.
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Blah Blah Stringband

Rooted in the Appalachian tradition, the Blah Blah Stringband takes delight in painting tunes with the colors of their life experience and their individual musical background. With the love of traditional old time tunes, and appreciation of the depth and insight of the culture it comes from, they take their music to a different level.
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Amber Cross

Amber's melodies are more than complimented by thoughtful, interesting and honest lyrics, along with fine, understated musicianship that proves the old adage that "less is more". The result is a set of superbly crafted, well-rounded, addictive songs that stay with you long after the last notes have ended, and make you hungry for more.
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Stan Sharp

East Tennessee native, Stan Sharp is deeply rooted in Southern folk song and dance preservation. His interests quickly grew out of preservation and into practicing social dance. Today, his style of square-dance calling is centered on a good-time and building up communities.  He wholeheartedly believes that dancing could change the world.

Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage"

Something for the whole family!

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