2018 Trail Days Music Schedule

 

 

FRIDAY, May 18th - FREE Concerts in the Park!

 

1:30-3:30pm: Brother Oliver

 

Brother Oliver is a South Carolina-based musical project formed by two brothers, Andrew & Stephen Oliver. The brothers deliver high-energy performances through the lens of a folk-rock / psych-rock aesthetic—a genre they've officially coined as "psychedelic folk-rock." The band's explorative approach to music strikes a chord with any audience, has rapidly gained recognition in the Southeast and abroad, and has been regarded as highly innovative in the world of folk-rock music. Visit their website: www.brotheroliver.com

 

4-6pm: Gun Hill Royals

 

Los Angeles based Gun Hill Royals have been at it since 2013, honing their sound and writing songs that represent the many musical influences of all four members. Their sound is a melting pot of many styles, heated by their collective love of country music. It contains elements of old and new, ranging from good old country waltzes to rug cutters and barn burners. Visit their website: www.gunhillroyals.com

 

6:30-8:30: The Lovers

 

Amanda June has been singing since she could talk and picked up the acoustic guitar around the age of 14. Influenced by Alison Krauss, Dixie Chicks and Sheryl Crow, she knew Nashville was where she needed to be and at 18 years young she took the leap.  "Her music stands out among most contemporary country music in the sense that it's music with passion, soul and written from personal experience. With a down-to-earth sensibility and a smooth, sweet voice, Amanda's style blends perfectly with that of Cole Vosbury, a fellow artist who also heard Nashville calling his name."

Cole Vosbury has been playing music most of his life, has been perfecting his craft of guitar for 12 years, and playing music for a living since age 17. Cole's style stands out among others, his soulful, intriguing and gravelly voice compliments his blues, rock, country influenced playing on guitar. After having success in his hometown playing piano bars and bar gigs with his band, he auditioned for The Voice and while on Blake Shelton's team he placed Top 4. He went on to lay roots in Nashville, and has been traveling and co-writing the past few years with Amanda June once they decided to work on a duo project. The way Amanda and Cole play together is seamless, each artist's voice complementing the other's wonderfully, with no solo or break feeling forced or unnatural– a feat that few artist collaborations can boast. With a simple, beautiful melody accompanied by calm and elegant acoustic guitar arrangements to playing with a band. Visit their website: www.theloversmusic.com

 

9-11pm: TBA

 

 

SATURDAY, May 19th - FREE Concerts in the Park!

 

12:30-2:30pm: WestWend

 

WestWend is a bluegrass act comprised of Jonathan Maness (guitar/mandolin, vocals) and Wendy Crowe (guitar/vocals). With Jonathan’s roots in bluegrass and country, and Wendy’s roots stemming from the Delta blues, classic country, and Motown, they have come together to create a sound all their own.  Wendy’s voice has been often compared to Alison Krauss or Suzy Bogguss, while Jonathan’s rich baritone and agile flatpicking are well known to audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. WestWend has performed at some of the biggest festivals in the United States and Europe, and has opened for Rhonda Vincent, Guy Clark, and Tyler Hilton. Visit their website: www.westwendmusic.com

 

6:30-8:30pm: Dave Eggar

 

Dave Eggar has performed worldwide as a solo cellist and pianist. A virtuoso of many styles, Dave has performed and recorded with artists in numerous genres including Evanescence, The Who, Michael Brecker, Josh Groban, Coldplay, Beyonce, Pearl Jam, Fall Out Boy, Dave Sanborn, Kathleen Battle, Ray Lamontagne, Roberta Flack, The Spin Doctors, Dianne Reeves, Brandy, Carly Simon, Phil Ramone, Hannah Montana, Duncan Sheik, Sinead O'Connor, Bon Jovi, Manhattan Transfer, Corinne Bailey Ray and many more. His list of awards and accomplishments includes accolades from Time Magazine, ASCAP, the National Endowment for the Arts, Sony Records Elevated Standards Award in classical music, the Geraldine Dodge & Leonard Bernstein Foundations, and at 15 was the youngest winner in the history of the Artists International Competition. Visit his website: www.domomusicgroup.com/daveeggar/

 

9-11pm: TBA

 

 

SUNDAY, May 20th - FREE Concert in the Park!

 

12:30pm - 1:30pm: Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards

 

Mark Mandeville and Raianne Richards are clearly inheritors of a timeless legacy, creating music that is both original and evocative of a rich tradition. Blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle, electric bass), their songs have been well-received by audiences around the eastern United States and Canada since 2010. Transcending the genre of folk Americana, their music echoes inspiration from traditional folk duos and singer/songwriters like Ian & Sylvia, Kate Wolf and Neil Young – combining beautiful harmonies and a lyrical intensity, while establishing a unique sound of their own. Visit their website: www.markandraianne.com

 

1:45pm - 2:45pm: Hoot and Holler

 

In early 2013, a mutual love of American folk music brought Amy Alvey (fiddle, guitar) and Mark Kilianski (guitar, banjo) together. They call themselves Hoot and Holler as a nod to the “hootenanny” song gatherings during the folk revival of the 1960s, while also hinting at the infectious energy that occurs during a barn dance in the south. After cutting their teeth in Boston’s burgeoning roots music scene for two and a half years, they could not help but heed the call of the open road, and spent the better part of 2016 touring nationally while living in their camper van "Irene". Ever inspired by the enduring spirit of traditional Appalachian mountain music, they now call Asheville, North Carolina their home. Their songwriting comes across as simple, honest, and fresh to the ears. Visit their website: www.hootandhollermusic.com

 

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Massachusetts Walking Tour

 

Since 2010, co-founders Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards have organized an annual non-profit bipedal concert tour of Massachusetts in support of arts and culture for towns throughout the state. Each free community concert collaborates with local artists, musicians, educational programs, trail managers and land trust groups to highlight both artistic diversity and recreational land use. With each visit, a community has pulled together and taken part in a dialogue which serves to strengthen local investment in the arts.

People still ask “so you actually walk?” YES, with our instruments, and camping gear, to each and every show – and after 8-13 miles of hiking roads and trailways, we perform a concert. Visit their website: www.masswalkingtour.org