Nashville’s The Cleverly’s are alittle different than most of the bands that have appeared at Wintergrass. Best way to get an intro to them is just take alook at their website. Take alook at a few of their videos and you will see a variety of songs and a couple of introduction videos. This is the short bio on Cleverlys:
Our family comes from the remote part of the Ozark Mountains, near Cane Spur, Arkansas. We spent our days working on the family farm mostly raising our own food and growing dad’s famous pipe tobacco. I guess he grew the best pipe tobacco around. People came from as far as Big Flat to get it. We worked hard but we had fun. In the evening we played and sang. On weekends we had pickens’. There was always a big crowd around. The Cleverly Trio is our family band. It was founded by dad and his three brothers, Turk, Tink and Bunyon. The whole family at one time or another has played in the band. Since 2005 my brother Digger has taken over the band. The current members of the trio are Digger, our brothers Miles and Vernon Dean, my boy Harvey D and our cousin Otto.
The Rambling Rooks are kind of a new band. Guitarist Kenny Smith,bassist Ronnie Bowman and mandolinist Don Rigsby were 3/4ths of the Lonesome River Band in the 90’s. Kenny went on to form the Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, Ronnie formed his band the Committee and continued singing and writing award winning songs and Don formed his band Midnight Call and In 2001, he became the first full-time director of Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.
They started playing a few shows together in the past year or so and will be at Wintergrass 2014! They often add a banjo player to their shows and we will update this post when we know who will be with them at WIntergrass.
Currently they are just finishing up on the first Rambling Rooks CD. Here is a preview the band just posted from the project of a song “The Coal Minin’ Man”
Here is the link to the Wintergrass 2013 performance schedule http://www.acousticsound.org/ The Workshop schedule will be posted as soon as possible. It takes alittle longer since we have to work around all of the performers arrival and performance schedules.
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The Paperboys were formed by Mexican born, Tom Landa in the mid nineties in Vancouver. In a music scene dominated by flannel and grunge, Tom had a vision of forming a band that fused Folk, Celtic and Bluegrass music with Pop and Rock. He was armed with a dozen of self penned tunes and a lot of drive and ambition. After finding a group of musicians who shared common musical interests, they recorded their 1st CD and set to tour across Canada in a used van they bought for 500 bucks. What has happened since is 7 albums, countless tours of North America and Europe, TV and Movie appearances, Movie Scores, Industry Accolades, Rave Reviews by Press & Media, and several Music awards including Canada’s version of The Grammy’s, The JUNO Award.
Mexican Son Jarocho mixed in with Irish Jigs and Reels and a good dose of Country and Bluegrass. It has healthy servings of Ska, Soca and African Highlife and we’ve been known to throw in a little White Boy Reggae. Of course it also has strains of Soul, Pop and Funk although we are by no means a funk band. It is mostly Acoustic although we also like Electric guitars.
The band’s latest CD, Callithump, is a perfect marriage of all the different styles The Paperboys play. Producer Joby Baker captured the essence and the energy of the band in a way not done before. The infectious hooks of the horns blended with the lyrical sounds of the fiddle and flute make for a melodic delight, while the influence of Latin and African rhythms make the groove on this album truly dance worthy.
The Paperboys are Seattle area favorites with some stellar performances at their club appearances as often as they can at both the Triple Door and The Tractor Tavern.
Tom Landa (Founder): Guitar, Jarana, Vocals, Piano, Bass – Geoffrey Kelly: Flute, Whistles, Bass, Percussion-Sam Esecson: Drums, Percussion-Kalissa Hernandez: Fiddle-Brad Gillard: Banjo, Bass-Nick La Riviere: Trombone, Bass-Kareem Kandi: Saxophone-Miguelito Valdes: Trumpet, Congas, Percussion-Greg Lyons: Trumpet
Americana musician Sarah Jarosz returns to Wintergrass 2013 performing as a trio with fiddler Alex Hargreaves and cellist Nathaniel Smith. Sarah sings her own songs and arrangements of songs from a variety of genres including traditional folk songs and contemporary rock and pop songs. The instrumental side of the trio features Sarahs’ mandolin, octave mandolin, clawhammer banjo and guitar as well as Alex and Nathaniel.
In the two years since Jarosz’s first album “Song Up in Your Head” came out, the wider world has discovered what plenty of old-time and bluegrass luminaries and festival-going fans already knew—that she is a formidable talent. There have been GRAMMY and Americana Music Award nominations, a trio of Austin Music Awards, invitations to perform on “Austin City Limits” and “A Prairie Home Companion” and at Bonnaroo, Newport and Telluride. Sarah has been included on The Transatlantic Series and here is a clip from her appearance.