Western Music Fest: Enjoy Bluegrass, Western Swing, yodeling, cowboy poetry, acoustic, and ‘Old-Time’ music. These toe-tapping, hand-clapping, crowd-pleasing performances take place on the Pine Tree Stage. Grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors, sit beneath the shade of the tall pine trees, and enjoy a show.
Sidewinder brings back the “Country Cousin” swing music of the 1930’s. The swing music that was heard in the dance halls of the southwest featured hot fiddling and steel guitar, alongside the jazz guitar and moving bass lines common to the urban swing bands. Beginning in the country dance halls of Texas and Oklahoma, an infectious combination of country, cowboy, polka and folk music was blended with “swing” to create a variation that would later become known as “Western Swing.” Sidewinder consists of veteran players Rudy Darling on fiddle, John Girton on guitar and clarinet, Doug Bianchi on stand-up bass and Rick Toles on steel guitar and fiddle. Their playing will delight your ears and invite your feet to move.
Yodeling Cowboy Comic & Songster
Slim’s lively material includes timeless western classics, novelty showstoppers, and his own songs about cowboy life gone astray. An accomplished singer and multi-instrumentalist, his comic routines and humorous stories quickly get his audiences laughing. Born Rick Crowder on a family cattle ranch in the Sierra Foothills, he decided his true calling as a cowboy was on stage rather than in the saddle.
Barwick and Siegfried
Kathy Barwick & Pete Siegfried, an acoustic duo from northern California, combine years of experience into a compelling, highly entertaining duet sound. Kathy and Pete blend bluegrass, old-time country, and folk into an engaging Americana fusion. The duo has toured in the Pacific Northwest, Canada, Ireland and Northern Ireland, and appeared onstage at the prestigious Strawberry Music Festival and the California Bluegrass Association’s annual bluegrass festival.
Barwick and Siegfried
Good-Time String Band
The Buffalo Gals are a string band firmly rooted in the old-time music tradition, with a vast repertoire to suit any audience and any occasion. From traditional fiddle tunes to modern classics done in an old-time style, from country rags to swing, the Buffalo Gals will show you a good time. Margo Meredith is on vocals and fiddle, Jonathan Meredith is on vocals and guitar, Ann Meigs is on vocals and mandolin, Michael Bremer is on banjo and vocals, and Philip Wright is on bass and vocals.