In addition to our spectacular line-up we are also featuring top notch musicians to provide entertainment in between sets, during the day, during the eve, and 'round the hot springs soaking tubs.
NATHAN MOORE, MASTER OF CEREMONIES
“Many have come and many have tried, but we may finally have a storytelling successor to Dylan, Van Zandt and Cash.”
– Maverick Magazine
When it comes to putting together the most incredible music festival ever, we needed to find the right host and space holder and we couldn't think of anyone more fitting of the title, Master of Ceremonies, than Nathan Moore. Nathan will enchant you as he has done with so many, a perfect sound magician to weave all the elements of festival together and present a magic carpet ride.
A bearer of the coveted Telluride Troubadour Award (2009), Nathan Moore is a pioneer of modern day troubadouring and a wellspring of songs like you wouldn’t believe. His love of poetry, songs and mischief has shaped his colorful, prolific career. He’s a founding member of both ThaMuseMeant and Surprise Me Mr. Davis, two bands that have toured the country extensively. There are a lot of folks out there that will tell you that one of these two bands is one of their favorite bands of all time. Between his solo career and his bands, Nathan has released 21 albums. From storytelling songwriter to rock band frontman (with a dash of magic here and there), Nathan has done it all with a disarming honesty and lyrical revelry that few could pull off. Lately he has taken to hosting a live online radio show from his home in Virginia.
All guitar gods are not on the cover of Rolling Stone...
Someone who can say they have played alongside the likes of Joe Strummer, George Clinton, Eric Burdon, Stephen Perkins, Bo Diddley, Bonnie Raitt, Stewart Copeland, Pink, Keb Mo’ & Ron Wood to name only some, can at the very least be called versatile much less incredibly talented and sought after. Such is one Eric McFadden, six-string virtuoso, song writer extraordinaire, traveling man and possibly the best guitar player you may not know you have heard. I had the chance to get Eric to answer some questions, he is currently on tour making new friends, blowing away audiences and causing I am sure more than a few people to say “Well now I know I suck at playing guitar…”
The Good Time Travelers
A high voice, smoky and soulful; a low voice, rich with bravado. Pete Kartsounes and Michael Kirkpatrick come together as The Good Time Travelers. United by a passion for performing, this songwriting and pickin’ duo presents original songs about ‘the journey.’ It’s a simple endeavor: a guitar, a mandolin and two microphones-traveling light, this band fills up your heart, but barely fills a Subaru. www.goodtimetravelers.com
Lipbone Redding has traveled the world with his guitar, nightly sharing music and tales with audiences for the past 15 years.
He weaves funky rhythms, catchy original songs, brash humor, soulful singing, and inventive guitar playing with exotic and percussive vocal sounds such as throat singing, bass and beat-boxing, and his astonishingly realistic lip-tromboning. The result is an experience that is hypnotic, groovy and, for a solo artist without the aid of electronic efx, amazingly complete. www.lipbone.com
Warming hearts in even the coldest of places, Hawley has a gift of making people feel good with his music. The Los Angeles-based artist and avid skier, surfer, and yogi has mastered this with a perfect combination of genuinely positive vibes, inspiring lyrics, transcendent guitar work, and danceable grooves within well crafted songs. Elements of Little Feat, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Duane Allman, and Andres Segovia abound. www.christopherhawley.net
After finishing six years in the U.S. Army, Emily Yates learned to play the ukulele, and decided to use her training as an Army journalist for a greater purpose. She started writing songs – some light-hearted, such as “Try Not To Be A Dick,” a finalist in the 2012 International Songwriting Competition, and some less so, like “Yellow Ribbon” and “Smoke Break,” reflections on her deployments to Iraq – and playing them to her unsuspecting friends, loved ones and neighbors, who generally approved. Since 2011, she’s recorded three albums of original songs: I’ve Got Your Folk Songs Right Here (2012), Folk In Your Face (2014), and a children’s album, released under a pseudonym in 2014. www.emilyyatesdoeseverything.com