TROMBONE SHORTY & ORLEANS AVENUE
Since the release of their Grammy-nominated 2010 debut album, Backatown, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have grown creatively while winning hordes of new fans performing nonstop on five continents. Fresh off six Super Bowl performances, Trombone Shorty will bring his signature mix of funk, soul and hip-hop beats that will get you on your feet. Catch New Orleans' brightest young star as part of our Folk Festival for what promises to be an electrifying night.
Best Female Vocals at the 2013 Austin Music Awards. Two-time Grammy Award nominee. Highest honor at the 2013 Blues Music Awards. The list goes on. From a family of gospel singers, those who have followed Ruthie Foster's eclectic musical history know that she can burn down any stage with her combustible blend of soul, blues, rock, folk and gospel. Often compared to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Aretha Franklin, get ready for this full-on blast of soul and blues.
HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF
Named second best band at SXSW in 2011 by Mojo Magazine, this cutting-edge American Country/Folk band is centered around Alynda lee Segarra, a 25 year old Puerto Rican from the Bronx, and her longtime gunslinger on fiddle, Yosi Perlstein. Get ready for some pure, honest music meant to be heard by everyone. Alynda will pummel your heart with her raw, beautiful voice while Yosi makes his fiddle weep. Produced by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes), their latest album, Look Out Mama, is an exploration of classic American music, with every song unified by Alynda's soulful vocals and expert songwriting.
More to come...stay tuned!