August 2020

August 21, 2020

Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys

2023 marks the 77th Anniversary of the Clinch Mountain Boys.  The band is excited and pleased to carry on the Clinch Mountain Style of music.  Ralph, II, began working professionally with his father in 1995 and has fronted the band since the death of his father, Ralph Edmond Stanley.  Ralph, II’s, father and his uncle [...]
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November 22, 2022

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

For nearly four decades, Laurie Lewis has gathered fans and honors for her powerful and emotive voice and her versatile, dynamic songwriting. She is a sought-after recording producer and an equally skilled teacher and mentor.  She is an inspiration and a ground-breaker – across genres, across geography and across gender barriers.  Laurie has shown us [...]
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November 4, 2020

Valerie Smith and Liberty Pike

Valerie Smith is a musical powerhouse who has been rocking the bluegrass world for almost two decades with her unique sound and style. As a singer and songwriter, Valerie has amassed a loyal following of fans and friends across the United States, Europe, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Her impressive vocals, which NPR radio host [...]
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August 8, 2020

Dry Branch Fire Squad

From the beginning of High Mountain Hay Fever, Dry Branch Fire Squad has served as the Host Band. It is an honor that the band cherishes.  Noted for its aggressively traditional bluegrass music, the band adheres to the mountain culture of its predecessors, many of which the band has brought to High Mountain Hay Fever [...]
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November 27, 2023

Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys

When Jim and Railroad Boys take the stage, it is immediately apparent that the band supports Gaudet’s song writing and arrangements with just the right amount of gusto and drive. So…go ahead and relax; that’s what makes for professional “stage presence.”    The group consists of Jim Gaudet, guitar, singer, songwriter; Bob Buckley, upright bass [...]
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November 27, 2023

The Wilder Flower

BLUEGRASS, AMERICANA, OLD-TIME, FOLK—Wilder Flower covers it all.  The trio is fresh and new, lovely and brings songs and smiles to all who see and hear them. “The” Wilder Flower is based in Upstate SC and Western NC and we play often throughout the Carolinas and have traveled and toured as far as Ohio, Alabama, [...]
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November 29, 2023

Mike Mitchell Band

“Traditional and then some…” Mike Mitchell Band comes from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, bringing powerful new songwriting, catchy hooks and hot pickin.  Backed by Jared Houseman on bass, Jeff Daugherty on mandolin, Ethan Ratliff on guitar, and Jacob Wright on banjo.
 With his effortless vocals, distinctive songwriting, and instrumental prowess, Mike continues to capture [...]
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November 29, 2023

My Brother’s Keeper

My Brother's Keeper is a progressive bluegrass band that hails from Cincinnati, OH.  The band draws inspiration from rock, gospel, bluegrass and everything in between.  The band consists of brothers Benjamin, Titus, and Joshua Luckhaupt on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle respectively. Wyatt "Sawmill" Murray completes this ensemble on the upright bass. MBK features four part [...]
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November 29, 2023

Fog Holler

Two time Grammy Award winner Kathy Fink accurately describes Fog Holler as “a new shade of  grass”...bluegrass that is.  Innovation meets tradition in bluegrass band Fog Holler. Based in Portland, Oregon, the band features keening brother duo harmonies, rollicking banjo, sassy guitar, bowed bass, and ripping fiddle. Inspired by a range of influences from The [...]
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November 30, 2022

The Red Mountain Boys

The Red Mountain Boys are a High-Country neo- traditional bluegrass band that works out of Colorado Springs, CO.  The band is composed of four professional superb masters of their instruments and vocals. RMB puts on a show that, simply put, makes you feel good. 2024 will be their second “turn” at High Mountain Hay Fever as [...]
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November 29, 2023

Orchard Creek

Orchard Creek Band is a group of committed Colorado musicians comprised of Dave Richardson (banjo), Keith Murdock (dobro), Jan Springer (guitar), Kevin Slick (mandolin) and Todd Ball (bass).  Our confluence came quite naturally. We were enjoying local bluegrass jams in Boulder, CO area where we were impressed by each other's talent.  Even though our   [...]
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November 29, 2023

Abbie Gardner

Abbie Gardner is a fiery dobro player with an infectious smile. Whether performing solo or with Americana harmony trio Red Molly, her acclaimed tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, are propelled by her impeccable lap style slide guitar playing. Solo performances feature the dobro as a solo instrument, bouncing between a solid [...]
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