Lineup 2022

Featured Lineup

Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, May 5-8, 2022


All tickets purchased for the 2020 or 2021 festival will automatically transfer to the 2022 festival, May 5 - 8, 2022.

We don't know what the COVID situation will be in May but we'll follow the California and Monterey county requirements in place at that time.

Lonesome Ace Stringband

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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Loneliest Heartstrings

The Loneliest Heartstrings are George (guitar) and Charles (bass) Clements and Patrick M’Gonigle (fiddle). Hailing from the East and West coasts respectively, they played together for 7 years in the internationally touring Rounder Recording artist group, The Lonely Heartstring Band, and are reuniting to play together again in a different incarnation at their beloved Parkfield Bluegrass Festival. They bring heartfelt songwriting, soaring harmonies and instrumental virtuosity to the stage and are sure to delight! For these performances, they will be joined by the great Mandolinist, Reed Stutz.

Joe Craven & Dead on Grass

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, and Hattie Craven with special guest Jesse Eads play together. This very special collaboration plays with joyful abandon, playing paradigm-shattering free range DeadGrass music.
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Chris Brashear, Peter McLaughlin, & Paul Knight

National Flatpicking Guitar Champion Peter McLaughlin, multi-instrumentalist Chris Brashear, and grammy nominated bassist Paul Knight join forces.
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Rick Faris Band

Rick Faris Band , led by Rick Faris, singer/songwriter, is joined by Eli Gilbert, on banjo, Tony Watt, on bass, and Chris Luquette, on mandolin.
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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 Sonoran Dogs

Formed in 2011, The Sonoran Dogs have exploded upon the bluegrass scene!  They have performed and headlined many festivals and concert venues in the Southwestern US, touring as far as Australia, from Melbourne to Brisbane and beyond. The "Dogs" are made up of seasoned veterans who have come together to enjoy bluegrass music and friendship, often times adding one or more “strays” on fiddle, dobro and even accordion!  You can even see them with the BIG band, which includes drums and pedal steel – quite the experience!  
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The High Water Line

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, The High Water Line built their sound playing hard-driving West Coast Bluegrass music in the northern California Bluegrass scene. The music on this record is a reflection of nearly two years worth of live performances, late night picking at Bluegrass festivals, and memorable practices at The Green Castle. This record was recorded and mixed with love (and a little scotch) by the mighty Jon Grier at Grierlandia.
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Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band

Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band, widely recognized as one of the most exciting young bands in acoustic music, plays a unique mix of Bluegrass, Dawg, Jazz and original modern acoustic music. 
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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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Amber Cross

Authenticity is a difficult thing to measure in American roots music. It’s not in the hat you wear, or the twang in your voice. It’s in how well you understand that the music comes from the land, and that its roots run deep. Americana songwriter Amber cross understands this, and on her new album, Savage on the Downhill, she makes music as beholden to the landscapes of Northern and Pacific California, where she lives and travels, as to the visually-rich songwriting she crafts around it. 
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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. With special guest Amber Mueller on bass and flatfoot.
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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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Connor Maguire Dance Caller & Instructor

Connor is a farmer who has played music from classical to jazz to far east stuff and now is itching his scratch from being bit by the old-time bug. From frantically learning fiddle tunes to frantically singing ballads he hopes to provide a giddy and passionate sense of our shared history and values through our traditional music to every folk, every last folk.

Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage"

Something for the whole family!

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