Friday, August 10, 2012

Bannock County Bluegrass Festival

Events in Pocatello: Bannock County Bluegrass Festival

August 24-26, 2012

If you live for the sound of guitars twangin' and folks singin' - then make sure to get yourself to the fairgrounds in Pocatello for the Bannock County Bluegrass Festival!

The event takes place all weekend and features musicians from all over the nation, as well as local talent. Bluegrass enthusiasts also travel from far and wide to hear those sweet old-time songs and participate in the raffles and workshops that take place at the festival.

Do you love Bluegrass?

Have you attended the Bannock County bluegrass festival in the past? Are you going to attend this summer? What groups are you looking forward to hearing? We would love to hear your feedback!

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Highlights of the 2012 Bluegrass Festival Lineup

Northern Departure: From Seattle, WA the band formed in 2008 and are in high demand in the northwest bluegrass scene. Skilled musicians with beautiful harmonizing vocals, Northern Departure is bound to keep you energized with a mix of classic, contemporary and original bluegrass favorites.

Digger Davis and Tombstone: From Norman, TX the band formed in 2004. The band consists of husband and wife Digger and Jeannie and their children Johnathan and Jamie. Digger has played music professionally for 20 years and is a former Texas state banjo champion. Son Johnathan does most of the lead vocals and plays guitar. Jeannie plays bass and daughter Jamie plays the mandolin. They tour the U.S. and Canada full-time.

Molly and Tenbrooks: From Spokane, WA the quartet has many years of professional music and performing between them. Along with bluegrass, the group enjoys performing soulful ballads and gospel music.

Portneuf Gap: A local group from Pocatello, these local fellas play from the heart and because they are passionate about sharing the original American music style, Bluegrass.

New South Fork Bluegrass: From Idaho Falls, this traditional bluegrass band came together several years ago and combines excellent playing with lovely harmonies. They have toured throughout the Northwest.

J.D. Webb and the Downstate Ramblers: From Baker City, Oregon, J.D. Webb is originally from southern Illinois and has played bluegrass music most of his life. He toured with a version of the band with the same name in the 70s and 80s and revived the band in 2009. He is the primary songwriter and plays rhythm guitar and sings lead vocals.

Chicken Dinner Road: From Treasure Valley, Idaho the band began jamming together in 2005 and enjoyed playing music together so much they decided to create a formal band. They have won the battle of the bluegrass at the Old Time Fiddler's Contest in Weiser Idaho twice.

Wild Coyotes: From Pocatello and the surrounding areas, this group plays a variety of traditional American music genres including country, folk and cowboy tunes. The string quartet combines powerful playing with lovely vocals.

Red Desert Ramblers: From Salt Lake City, Utah this band has over a century of performing between the five members. They play exciting instrumentals and are very popular at music festivals, performing all over the northwest.


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  2. Ahh, didn't know that was happening this weekend... hmm, I suppose Pocatello isn't too far a drive from SLC.