Band 411

2020 lineup coming soon! Check out last year’s roster to get a feel for the Canoegrass vibe. We brought back some of your Canoegrass favorites and mixed in a few new acts. Our lineup is presented by






THURSDAY LINEUP – August 1, 2019

9:30 pm – Welcome Concert: Controvery for Breakfast

We kick off Canoegrass in style on Thursday night this year with a welcome concert to launch Thursday night festivities are available ONLY to those with weekend tickets. $30 fee allows you first access to our camping areas, an intimate welcome show and other tomfoolery surprises. Those who joined us Thursday night last year will agree that you should take off work Friday and get the festival started early!


Controversy For Breakfast was formed in Xenia, Ohio late 2011. Embracing a wide variety of musical backgrounds to create what is their own take on what country music today should be. Their good time music has been frequent in the Dayton, Ohio local music scene, looking to spread their wings to become one of Ohio’s well known Outlaw Country artists.

FRIDAY LINEUP – August 2, 2019 (Schedule Subject to Change)

Take a peek at our lineup and make plans for a memorable weekend. We are opening earlier this year! Take the Friday off work and enjoy more music, time on the water and more time to relax at camp.


10:30 am – Noon: Open Mic

Back and better than ever this year! We are offering three 15 minute sets for emerging solo artists at 110:30 am, 11 am and 11:30 am. This is a great chance to show us what you got and kick off the event in style. Solo folk, americana, bluegrass artists only and a weekend ticket is required to participate. Contact Tom Helbig at 937-417-2228 or

Noon – Peaceful Sorrow – Cincinnati, OH

Peaceful Sorrow

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2 pm – Unlawful – Columbus, OH

Unlawful is an Americana folk rock band from Columbus, Ohio. Check out the new Mercy EP on your favorite music streaming platform (Spotify, Apple Music, Google Music, Bandcamp, etc.)Unlawful

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4 pm – The Goldsberrys – Columbus, OHGoldsberrys

BIO: The Goldsberrys is an acoustic duo focused on old-timey bluegrass and original tunes, spiced with folk and jamgrass. We love playing as a duo, but also very grateful for our many talented musical friends who add various elements to our sound, to form The Goldsberrys.

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6 pm: Highly Likely – Cincinnati, OH HIghly Likely

Five songwriters with unique influences and styles combine to create magic! Voices and instruments flow together like a gentle mountain stream and climb to new musical heights. True american acoustic roots music!

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8:30 pm:  The Devil Doves  – Columbus, OH 

DovesThe Devil Doves are riding the success of their self-titled debut record, released on the

DIY label Mingo Town Music, and are branching out from their usual garage sale and grocery store gig. Fronted by Junior Kauffman’s rough vocals and insightful lyrics, and backed the uptempo and aggressive styles of Kyle “Headband” Davis on the cajon and Rico “Thunderstorm” Nassau on the bass, the Devil Doves have become a favorite within the Columbus scene. With the addition of Jeff “Pretty Fingers” Straw on the keys and the occasional guest appearance of So Long Stargazer’s Kristin Green on backing vocals, the double D’s continue to build a fan base throughout Ohio and beyond with their energetic live performances and creative songwriting.

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10:30 pm –  The Repeating Arms– Miamisburg, OH

The Repeating Arms

Max Nunery and Harold Hensley Met in 2012. They were introduced by a mutual friend and set out on a musical journey to create a sonic, folk and dance project. After song writing began they quickly slid down the slope to creating something more acoustic and roots driven. After putting an add on Craigslist for an upright bass player Chip Pritchard answered the add. Chip coming from a long musical history, playing in more traditionally based bluegrass groups, brought a brand new element to the table.Song writing continued and found its way even further into the soil looking for roots. The three worked up several songs and eventually picked 5 to be released on the 2012 release “Early Drive Ep”. This Ep ranged from sleepy folk and roots rock to ballads and a bit of newgrass. In July 2012 they were looking to expand their sound even more and called up a friend to fill the voids on mandolin and fiddle. Brian Spirk came into the rehearsals with guns blazing, bringing an even deeper taste of traditional playing. Brian Spirk having a long musical background in traditional music has opened one more door for The Repeating Arms. The four piece string special are currently playing a festival or venue near you.

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SATURDAY LINEUP – AUGUST 3, 2019 (Subject to Change)

There will be plenty of jamming taking place around camp, on the river and our canoe jam here areas.  Our schedule includes five performers to keep us jamming all day long and into the night

10:30 am – Noon – Open Mic @ Wagner Subaru Wagon Stage

Back again this year! We are offering three 15 minute sets for emerging solo artists at 10:30 am, 11:00 am and 11:30 am. This is a great chance to show us what you got and see if you can wake up Canoegrassers. Solo folk, americana, bluegrass artists only and a weekend ticket is required to participate. Contact Tom Helbig at 937-417-2228 or

Noon  – Handshake Deals – Red River Gorge, KYHandsake Deals

Laura and Casey have been playing music in living rooms, around campfires, on sidewalks and on stage in a multitude of states and a few countries since they met in February 2016 in Austin, TX. They have been residing in East Kentucky since 2008/9. They have an intergalactic kind of musical connection and it is oh so sweet. Their past musical projects include: The Bloodroots Barter (KY), The Natural Valley of the Sphinx (TX), Turnstyle (TX), and The Four Day Tub Band (TX).

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3 pm – Blue Caboose – Cincinnati, OH  blue caboose

They have quickly become favorites of Canoegrass nation and they will close out the weekend on the Camp Stage. Blue Caboose is an original folk band from Cincinnati, Ohio. Beginning in 2011, they spent a year developing their fun and unique stage show, and by the summer of 2012 had found themselves as busy as popcorn on a skillet. Their first album, Modern Limited was released in August of 2012, and within one year, has sold nearly 1000 copies. Blue Caboose is on a mission to get everyone smiling, dancing, singing along, clapping your hands and stomping your feet. They are a perfect fit for Canoegrass as their songs remind us all of their favorite things; The Ohio River Valley, trains, rivers, mountains, farmland, lakes, hiking, canoeing, good food, blue skies and family. Head to camp appreciating the simple pleasures in a world overstimulated with high tech gadgets and machinery.

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5 pm:  The Rusty Pieces – Memphis, TNRusty Pieces

The Rusty Pieces are an original, soulful, bluesy, indie rock and pop duet from Memphis, TN. Long time singer/songwriters Jessi Dalton and Weston Eric Sherman found each other in late 2015, and out sprang a crop of soulful, earthy, catchy ear candy… along with a story book romance. The Rusty Pieces blend stomp box, washboard, cajon, and shakers with guitar and rich vocal harmonies to create a one of a kind sound. Their goal is to create music that defies genre and gets stuck in your head after the first listen. The Rusty Pieces music has been called bluesy pop, soulful pop, indie-pop, front porch pop, pop rock, old timey, high energy, and the list goes on. We just call it damn good music, and we think you’ll agree.

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8 pm:  Comet Bluegrass Allstars – Cincinnati, OHComet Bluegrass Allstars

The Comet Bluegrass All-Stars (CBAS) were assembled in 1996 as the Sunday night house band at The Comet a neighborhood pub in Northside, Cincinnati. Since that time the popularity of the band has grown beyond the lounge at The Comet, opening for such national acts as Sam Bush, Blue Highway, Del McCoury, Peter Rowan and Ricky Skaggs.

The Sunday night sessions at the Comet are informal and known to draw a diverse, “listening” audience from small children to senior citizens. Those attending the shows find each member of the band accomplished singers and multi-instrumentalists in their own right, with the live combination of these players presenting an even greater sum than its parts, through amazing musical interplay and high lonesome bluegrass harmony.

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10 pm – Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle – Cincinnati, OH 

Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle

Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle is a Cincinnati based, 4 piece Americana/Folk band that blends the tradition of heroes like Woody Guthrie and Mississippi John Hurt w/ contemporary flavor. In its short existence, the band has grown its fan base by getting out in front of folks. Whether it’s the great variety of local shows or their regional touring, they always bring high energy onto every stage on which they perform.

Buffalo Wabs (aka Matt Wabnitz) spearheads this group, playing guitar and taking most of the vocal duties. Casey Campbell, Ian Mathieu, and Scott Risner comprise The Price Hill Hustle side of the equation. The group is deeply rooted in the tradition of Old Time pioneers; however, the energy they bring to a live performance could burn down the rowdiest honky-tonk in town.

Their strong repertoire of original music written, composed and combined by all members of the band are what sets them apart from the average traditional bluegrass ensemble. Their unique vocals that are accompanied with harmonies of the highs and lows are the only parts of their songs that give their fingers pause from the fast picking solos and instrumentation. They are tight and dynamic with an “In-your-face” style of playing fast and fluent, one song into the next

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