Lineup 2023

2023
Featured Lineup

Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, May 11-14, 2023

 

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.

Missy Raines & Allegheny

Currently, Missy is touring with her own bluegrass band, Missy Raines & Allegheny, named for the Allegheny highlands of West Virginia where Raines grew up. This band is a significant nod, and return, to her deep traditional bluegrass roots. The music is traditional and hard-driving at its core but energized with Raines’ well-known penchant for originality and innovation. Missy Raines & Allegheny features some of the brightest young stars in bluegrass today with Tristan Scroggins on mandolin, Ellie Hakanson on fiddle, Ben Garnett on guitar, and Eli Gilbert on banjo. The band is currently in the studio working on a brand new album to be released on Compass Records in spring of 2023. Click to read more...

John Reischman & the Jaybirds

Like the powerful mandolinist and composer at its helm, John Reischman and the Jaybirds fashion a stylish take on bluegrass that seamlessly blends original songs and instrumentals with Appalachian old-time music for a truly unique band sound. Now in their 20th year, with seven acclaimed albums and two Juno nominations, the Jaybirds are simultaneously innovative and unadorned, sophisticated and stripped-down, happily old-fashioned and 21st-century contemporary. Click here to learn more...

The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project

The musical legacy of John Hartford returns with The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project: The Tour, a show consisting of his previously unheard compositions, performed by musicians from the Grammy-nominated album, The John Hartford Fiddle Tune Project Vol. 1: Megan Lynch Chowning, Tristan Scroggins, andAdam Hurt. John Hartford is well known for his songwriting but after his death in 2001, his family discovered over two thousand original and unrecorded fiddle tunes that he had been keeping in file cabinets under his desk.

Eli West Trio

It’s always illuminating to ask an artist how they understand music, but Eli West’s perspective is nothing short of ground-breaking. A trained designer, he sees music architecturally, visualizing his compositions spatially. It’s a highly unusual way to think about music, tied to his verdant natural world of the Pacific Northwest. On his new album, Tapered Point of Stone, West lays out original songs and tunes like houses built by hand, weaving their melodies into the setting of acoustic roots music that first inspired him. Click here to read more...

Annie Staninec with Whiskey Deaf

Whiskey Deaf plays a lively mix of lesser known traditional bluegrass, old-time and early country tunes, and brings together a unique blend of styles and talents. They share a genuine joy playing this music with one another, and it comes through in every show. They have performed across the west, as well as internationally, and bring many years of experience to the stage. Click to read more...

Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk

In 1984, Phil started The Phil Salazar Band. Over the last 35 years, the band has become like family and is now called Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk. They have recorded 7 albums, two for the legendary Flying Fish Records, and currently have two on the way, “All That! For This?” and “Acoustic Jam.” Due to their incredible acoustic diversity, they have become fan favorites at concerts and festivals up and down the West Coast, such as Live Oak Music Festival, Strawberry Music Festival, Huck Finn Jubilee, Wintergrass, Kate Wolf Music Festival, California Bluegrass Association Festival, Parkfield Bluegrass Festival, and more. Click here to read more...

WE ARE ALSO PROUD TO PRESENT THESE ADDITIONAL AMAZING ACTS...

Marin County Breakdown

Marin County Breakdown Is A Family Acoustic String Band Drawing From Traditional Bluegrass And Old-Time, Plus Some Country, Blues, Rock, And Jazz To Create A Contemporary California Bluegrass Sound.Comprising of Gary Millar (dad) on banjo, Julie Steier (mom) on mandolin, Sarah Jo Millar (daughter) on bass and banjo, Cory Mcclintic (nephew) on guitar, and Daniel Coles (Sarah Jo’s partner) on guitar, MCB embodies the spirit of the California bluegrass community and their charisma is hard to deny.

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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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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Gerry Higbies "Kids on Stage"

Something for the whole family!

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