We are working on the 2018 lineup! Until then, check out last year’s lineup. We plan to bring back some of your Canoegrass favorites and mix in new acts.
THURSDAY LINEUP – August 3, 2017
We kick off Canoegrass in style on Thursday night this year with the The Goldsberrys from Columbus, OH. They will perform on the Rustic Cabin Stage in the Woods Camping area. Thursday night festivities are available ONLY to those with weekend tickets. $25 fee allows you one-time vehicle 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!
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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FRIDAY LINEUP – AUGUST 4,2017 (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 river and more time to relax at camp.
1 pm – Sugargrove Bluegrass – Miami County, OH @Wagner Subaru River Stage
Since their beginning in 2004 Miami county’s – Sugar Grove, has been gaining respect of both audiences and peers with their vocals, instrumentation, & well-chosen mix of material.
While this consists mainly of contemporary and traditional bluegrass songs, audiences are often surprised with Sugar Grove’s take on some of their favorite country and pop songs as well.
3 pm – Little Miami String Band – Cincinnati, OH @Wagner Subaru River Stage
Cincinnati based group that joins together from many different backgrounds. The Little Miaimi String Band is taking acoustic string music to a whole new level while combining our interest in outlaw country, classic country, bluegrass and the good ol’ grateful dead. We’ve come up with a unique sound that is sure to get your foot stompin’ and your booty shakin’!!!
5 pm – The Devil Doves – Columbus, OH @Wagner Subaru River Stage
The 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.
7:45 pm – Old News – Dayton, OH @ Wagner Subaru Camp Stage
Old News are C.Hartman , Scott Cumpston and Casey Abbott of Dayton, Ohio. Performing original tunes with their three guitar…s and unique voices; they’ve taken songs they’ve crafted individually over time and together bring them new life, finishing some other ones along the way and creating new ones every day.
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9:45 pm – The Repeating Arms– Miamisburg, OH
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.
SATURDAY LINEUP – AUGUST 5, 2017 (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 am – Open Mic @ Wagner Subaru River Stage
New this year! We are offering three 15 minute sets for emerging solo artists at 10 am, 10:30 am and 11:00 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 email@example.com
11:30 am – Erika Hughes and the High Water Drifters – Columbus, OH
Erika Hughes, a Canoegrass favorite, is joining the High Water Drifters to turn the heat up on the Great Miami River.
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2:45 pm – The Rusty Pieces – Memphis, TN @ Wagner Subaru River Stage
The Rusty Pieces are a two piece strum, stomp, shake, slap and bang duet from Memphis, TN. Hear us tonight. Hum us tomorrow.Two long time singer songwriters converged, and out sprang a crop of soulful, earthy, catchy ear candy. Stomp box, cajon, washboard, shakers, and foot percussion join in with guitar and rich vocal harmonies to create a surprisingly huge 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. I just call it damn good music, and I think you’ll agree.
5 pm Blue Caboose – Cincinnati, OH @ Wagner Subaru River Stage
These guys brought down the house during the first three years of Canoegrass! 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.
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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7:45 pm – Fox Valley Harvest – Columbus, OH
Fox Valley Harvest has roots that run as deep as the Appalachian valley these gents call home. Poignant songwriting and rich thee part vocal harmonies elevate you to the peak of the mountain while keeping your feet tapping in the valley below.
9:45 pm – Buffalo Wabs and the Price Hill Hustle – Cincinnati, OH @Wagner Subaru Camp Stage
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.
The four members met through the Cincinnati music community at open mics and seeing each other at other shows around town. They’ve all had different musical projects of their own. After joining each other onstage at several venues they realized the chemistry was undeniable. They began playing more and more, and it seemed as though the more they played, the more they played. Crowds were hypnotized immediately.
“The Hustle,” as they are often referred to, brings something uniquely different that is rarely found with bands. The band brings its own vibe everywhere it goes. It’s almost a culture in itself. Followers have even begun to invent their own vernacular; for example, you may hear someone say they got “Hustled” last night. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. Getting “Hustled” is just one’s way of saying, “I saw Buffalo Wabs & The Price Hill Hustle and they TORE IT UP!” Hopefully you can get yourself “Hustled” real soon.