Our Awesome Lineup
Our goal is to reschedule our 2020/2021(Covid impacted) lineup for 2022. Current lineup is tentative and subject to change. We brought back some of your Canoegrass favorites and mixed in a few new acts. Our lineup is presented by Wagner Subaru featured progressive bluegrass, folk, americana, old-timey and an occasional wild card.
FRIDAY LINEUP – August 5, 2022
Take a peek at our lineup and make plans for a memorable weekend. We are opening earlier this year! Take Friday off work and enjoy more music, time on the water and more time to relax at camp.
AUG 5 @ 5:30 PM.
SOL Paddleboard Stage presented by The Brightside Music & Event Venue
Our opening set will be a moment to remember this year! After three years of missing Canoegrass, we launch our event with a floating unplugged show on our giant SOL Paddle Boards. Our buddies are the perfect band to get things going and they mean so much to us! The Goldsberrys are a Columbus, Ohio acoustic group, serving up original folkgrass jam. Originally formed as a husband and wife duo, the now 4-piece band includes banjo, guitar, fiddle, bass, and vocal harmonies.
Aug 5 @ 8:30 PM
My Brother's Keeper– Cincinnati, OH on the Wagner Subaru
My Brother’s Keeper is a progressive bluegrass band from Cincinnati OH that draws inspiration from rock, gospel, bluegrass and everything in between. My Brother’s Keeper consists of brothers Benjamin, Titus, and Joshua Luckhaupt on guitar, mandolin, and fiddle respectively. Wyatt “Sawmill” Murray completes this ensemble on the upright bass. MBK features four part family harmonies, soulful lead vocals, thoughtful original music, and an energetic live show that appeals to fans of any genre. Unique and exciting, My Brother’s Keeper has brought their fresh blend of original acoustic music to fans all over the United States
Aug 5 @ 10:30 PM
The Repeating Arms Wagner Subaru lakefront stage.
A tradition at Canoegrass that always puts people into the best kind of frenzy. The Arms on Friday night! Trust us. You want to be there. Harold Hensley Music and the boys will be ready!
Max Nunery – Banjo,Vocals, Guitars ,Lap Steel
Harold Hensley – Lead Vocals, Guitars
Rob Thaxton- Upright Bass, Vocals
Brian Spirk – Mandolin
John Lardinois – Fiddle
Born in Dayton, slap dap in the heart of Planet Ohio, The Repeating Arms is a five piece string band. Combining equal parts Americana, roots, grass and rock, The Repeating Arms have spent nine years nourishing a musical seed planted nearly a decade ago. Harold Hensley croons believable heartfelt lyrics, while keeping the rhythm on guitar, Max Nunery creates a synth like banjo roll, all his own, all while singing that high tenor harmony, Brian Spirk cuts through the mix with percussive mandolin rhythms and leads, that seem to dance with the violin, John Lardinois classically executes other worldly violin parts,while sawing through his instrument on the dance inspired “fiddle songs”, Rob Thaxton holds down a dark and danceable low end on upright bass, making it impossible to sit still.
SATURDAY LINEUP – AUGUST 6, 2022
There will be plenty of jamming taking place around camp, on the river and our open mic areas. Our scheduled perforners will keep us jamming all day long and into the night.
Aug 6 @ 11:30 AM
Morgan Washam and Sarah Asher
They will take the stage to kick off Saturday festivities. SOL Paddle Boards floating stage presented by @Brightside Music & Event Venue that is!
Grab your float, canoe, kayak or SUP and take in our floating show with two of the most talented musicians in our region
Aug 6 @ 1:00 PM
Highly Likely – CINCINNATI, OH
Kicking off the action Saturday on the Wagner Subaru lakefront stage are 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 americana acoustic roots music
Aug 6 @ 3:00 PM
The Devil Doves– COLUMBUS, OH on the Wagner Subaru lakefront stage
The Devil Doves are one our Canoegrass all time favorites. We are thankful Junior is healthy enough after a challenging year to rejoin the doves in action. I know Canoegrassers will welcome him back with lots of love.
They 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.
Aug 6 @ 6:00 PM
THE NEW OLD FASHIONED – DAYTON, OH . AUGUST 6 Wagner Subaru lakefront stage.
The New Old-Fashioned is a rock and roll band from Dayton, OH. The New Old-Fashioned third record, Small Town, Midwest, USA, is an attempt to understand America in 2018. The album’s nine songs set forth a cast of characters you might encounter while walking down Main Street in a small Midwestern town – such as the band’s hometown of Dayton, OH – and examines what makes them tick. These are people you know: people from different social settings, economic backgrounds, political affiliations and generations. They’re all slightly at odds with one another, but they have at least one thing in common: home.
Musically, the record takes the band’s rock-with-a-sprinkle-of-country sound and turns it upside down. The rockers rock harder, the ballads are sparser and the twangier tunes dive headfirst into the “garage country” of the New Old-Fashioned’s live shows that was only hinted on previous records. The result is more diverse than the band’s past work while still maintaining a familiar Americana sound.
Aug 6 @ 8:30 PM
WOODY PINES – NASHVILLE, TN on the Wagner Subaru lakefront stage.
Woody Pines brings the Ragtime, Boogie, Viper Jazz, Lighting Speed Folk vibes. Full of stomp and swing, and jump and jive. It’s old-time feel-good music done by a young master who clearly understands that this kind of music was always about having a great time.
Aug 6 @ 10:30 PM
Jah Soul – DAYTON, OH on Wagner Subaru Lakefront Stage
We are a mostly a progressive bluegrass and folk festival. We have a traditional bluegrass band or two in the mix but we also have a few wildcards. This year we are going over the top with a wild card band. I am getting stoked just writing this!
Welcome Jah Soul to the Wagner Subaru lakefront stage.
What a treat we have for the closing act this year! We are experimenting with you all for the grand finale on Saturday night. Some of our favorite Canoegrass performers will sit in with one of Dayton’s finest party bands. Things are sure to get a little funky with plenty of surprises and maybe a bit of tomfoolery. Jah Soul is a DiScOoFuNkReGgAeRoCkPaRtY! Lets see if our stage is big enough and if they have any folk in them. We know they got the funk!
Sunday LINEUP – AUGUST 7, 2022
Jamming will be plentiful at Canoegrass—in camp, on the river and at our scheduled open mic areas. Our scheduled performers will keep us jamming all day.
Aug 7 @ 10:30 PM - 1:00 PM
What a better way to finish the festival than an unplugged show floating on the lake. We are excited to welcome The Brightside as a sponsor of all our floating shows at Canoegrass.
Save some energy for Sunday and do not leave early for this one! We have some surprises in the works.
MOTHMAN’S MIDDLE NAME – FLAGSTAFF, AZ
Born where the foothills of Eastern Ohio meet the mountains of West Virginia, across the wild, wind-struck plains of middle America, and calling the desert Southwest its home, Mothman’s Middle Name is the latest project of Will Vincent and Andrew Kowalski. These brothers in song aim to share their take on the universal truths of love, loss, longing, hopeless hope, and perseverance. Through the stylings of folk, bluegrass, and alternative country, Mothman’s Middle Name takes you along on an Americana joyride, trying to find peace, or something close to it, in life’s many questions, one high, lonesome melody at a time.
TONY HALL AND ANDY TRACY – CINCINNATI, OH
Canoegrassers know these guys all too well. They have performed for years at our festival with Blue Caboose offering some of the most memorable shows in our history. They just might break out the Canoegrass song if you get loud enough. They are incredible individual musicians and we are stoked that they will play during our farewell show on the giant Sol Paddleboards