10th Annual
BIG HORN MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL

Acoustic, Americana, Folk, Old-Timey,
Bluegrass & Traditional Music
July 11, 12, & 13, 2014
Johnson County Fairgrounds
Buffalo, Wyoming
e-mail: info@bighornmountainfestival.com
2014 Featured Musicians
 
We're excited about our fantastic 2014 lineup and our ability to continue presenting great performers at the Big Horn Mountain Festival in Buffalo. Click on a band link to the right for more information about our 2014 performers or scroll through them all!  Check back as we add more musicians.
 
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HOUSTON JONES

Back by popular demand, Houston Jones is a high-octane Americana quintet from the San Francisco Bay Area. Formed in 2001, the band performs a strong original repertoire that ranges from bluegrass and folk to blues and gospel. Glenn Houston was the original guitarist and founding member of The Waybacks and plays lead acoustic and lead electric guitar for the band. In 2009, he was voted best guitarist by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. Travis Jones presents the distinctive lead vocals for the band and plays rhythm guitar. Henry Salvia will be on keyboard and accordion. Chris Kee, also of Waybacks fame, is a classically trained cellist who has performed and recorded with Peter Rowan and Norah Jones and will be on standup bass and acoustic guitar. Peter Tucker, a Bay Area session performer and former Wayback will handle drums and percussion. Joining them on bass this year will be Joshua Zucker, a Bay Area session bassist and vocalist who co-founded the Zucker Family Band and has worked with The Rowan Brothers, Peter Rowan, Houston Jones, Caren Armstrong, David Gans, Randy Clark, David Phillips, Garrin Benfield, Dore Coller, Tim Weed, Andrew Freeman and countless others. With their latest release in 2011 of "Queen of Yesterday" the band has released six albums.

Learn more about Houston Jones at www.houstonjones.com.



FOGHORN STRINGBAND

Foghorn Stringband is the shining gold standard for American stringband music, with seven albums, thousands of shows, over a decade of touring under their belts, and two entirely new generations of old-time musicians following their lead. Foghorn Stringband plays the old way, the way you’d have heard stringbands play on Southern radio stations back in the 1930s. Through all this, they've never let the music grow cold; instead they’ve been steadily proving that American roots music is a never-ending well of inspiration. From their origins in Portland, Oregon’s underground roots music scene, the core duo of Foghorn Stringband is Caleb Klauder, whose wistful, keening vocals and rapid-fire mandolin picking have always been the heart of the band, and Stephen ‘Sammy’ Lind, perhaps the best old-time fiddler of his generation. They have spread the old-time stringband gospel all over the world, but they’ve also brought in new influences and inspirations from their many travels and fellow band-mates. Vintage country and honky-tonk became a staple of Foghorn Stringband thanks to Klauder’s intense passion for the music, and frequent visits to Louisiana have inspired the group to bring Cajun songs into the repertoire. Canadian singer and bassist Nadine Landry, from Québec via the Yukon, joined the band in 2008, bringing a wealth of experience as an internationally touring bluegrass musician. Singer and guitarist Reeb Willms came down from Bellingham with a suitcase of old, vintage country songs and a powerfully beautiful, pure voice born in the farmlands of Washington State. Playing over 200 days a year, Foghorn is one of the most sought after acts for festival stages and music camps, and are band mates for world renowned master old-time musician Dirk Powell and Cajun legends Joel Savoy and Jesse Lége. They've enjoyed extensive tours of the UK and Ireland and were selected as Official Showcase Artists at the 2011 IBMA Conference.

Learn more about Foghorn Stringband at www.foghornstringband.com.
 


THE BLUE CANYON BOYS

We're proud to have The Blue Canyon Boys returning from Colorado, one of our performers at the first Big Horn Mountain Festival in 2005. The Blue Canyon Boys, a premier bluegrass band of the Rocky Mountain West, were winners of the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass festival band contest and have gone on to perform across the country and internationally. This bluegrass powerhouse consists of Gary Dark on mandolin, Jason Hicks on guitar, Drew Garrett on bass, and award-winning (2007 Rocky Grass banjo champion) Chris Elliott on banjo. Blending incredible brother-duet-style vocals and hard-driving instrumental proficiency, this energetic band has created an infectious brew of hard-driving bluegrass. With four well received CDs that have garnered heavy airplay across the country and around the world, the Blue Canyon Boys have quickly become one of the country's most celebrated bluegrass bands.

Learn more about The Blue Canyon Boys at www.bluecanyonboys.com.

 


THE JALAN CROSSLAND BAND

From Ten Sleep, Wyoming, Jalan Crossland is widely acclaimed by audiences, critics, and his musical peers as one of the country’s premier acoustic guitarists. Along with dozens of regional contest awards, his extraordinary guitar work has earned him National Fingerstyle Championship honors in 1997 and the State Championship Flatpick Title in his home state of Wyoming in 1999. He is a talented vocalist, banjo player, songwriter, and an engaging showman. Shaun Kelley plays bass and Pat Madsen will be on drums and percussion.  Jalan’s 6th album, Portrait of a Fish, was released in 2012 and Jalan was recipient of the prestigious 2012 Wyoming Governor's Arts Award. Jalan is currently hard at work on his next album and we look forward to hearing some of his new material at this year's festival.

Learn more about The Jalan Crossland Band at www.jalancrossland.com.

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