THE LINE-UP: PROFILES AND SCHEDULE

THE LINE-UP: PROFILES, SCHEDULE
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Streaming passes are now available for the Winter Music Festival 2022!

The WMF is pleased to offer LiveStream Passes for Friday night, Saturday afternoon, and Saturday evening performances, and a 2-Day LiveStream Pass. 

The WMF has partnered with the FEC and this year’s festival will be beamed to LiveStream Passholders to watch on their smart TVs, laptops, tablets or phone.

The WMF LiveStream Pass offers music lovers a chance to see and hear their favorite artists at the Winter Music Festival from home or just about anywhere. 

All performances will be available for less than the in-person ticket.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28: BLUEGRASS

FRIDAY, JANUARY 28
BLUEGRASS

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TRUE NORTH DUO
5PM

Cofounders of powerhouse acoustic quartet Kristen Grainger & True North, singer-songwriters Kristen Grainger and Dan Wetzel’sduo performances resonate deeply with audiences listening for well-crafted songs, skillful instrumentation, and beautiful vocals. The duo’s onstage chemistry sparks and smokes as they bring to life their songs about the extraordinary moments in ordinary life, opening and warming hearts wherever they go.

A songwriter whose star is rising, Kristen was named, alongside Brandi Carlile and Dolly Parton, one of the 
Women Who Wrote Our 2020 Soundtrack by The Bluegrass Situation. She won the 2020 USA Songwriting Competition(folk), and she has won or been a finalist in some of the nation’s most prestigious songwriting contests, including TellurideBluegrass Festival (CO), Wildflower Festival (TX), Merlefest (NC), and Kerrville Folk Festival (TX).

An accomplished singer-songwriter who toured nationally as a solo artist, Dan is also a luthier who handcrafts musical instruments, including most of the ones he and Kristen perform with, that look and sound beautiful. His superb skills, particularly on guitar, both flat-pick and fingerstyle, give True North’s songs their driving groove. Their 2020 release, 
Ghost Tattoo, was named one of the Top 20 Albums of 2020 by Folk Alley’s Listeners Choice, hitting #1 on folk radio charts for both albums and singles. According to Folk Alliance International, Ghost Tattoo was the second most-aired album on folk radio in 2020.

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7:00 PM - GROWLING OLD MEN

7:00 PM - GROWLING OLD MEN


The Growling Old Men really enjoy playing music together. Ben Winship (mandolin & vocals) and John Lowell (guitar & vocals) are both veterans of the Northern Rockies’ acoustic music world and have been performing and recording together since 1998. Together the duo presents a tight, yet relaxed set of original and traditional bluegrass songs, ballads, and tunes – informed equally by the music of the Appalachian hills and the western plains.

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8:30 PM - APPALACHIAN ROAD SHOW

8:30 PM - APPALACHIAN ROAD SHOW


Appalachian Road Show is a visionary acoustic ensemble, bringing new-generation interpretations of traditional Americana, bluegrass, and folk songs, as well as offering innovative original music, all presented with a common thread tied directly to the heart of the Appalachian regions of the United States. GRAMMY-nominated banjoist Barry Abernathy joins forces with GRAMMY-winning fiddler Jim VanCleve, fresh off his recent stint touring with multi-platinum country artist Josh Turner, as well as esteemed vocalist and mandolinist Darrell Webb, who has recorded and toured with Dolly Parton and Rhonda Vincent, among many others. The group also includes bassist Todd Phillips, an acknowledged legend in bluegrass music circles, with two GRAMMY wins and four GRAMMY nominations under his belt, along with 23-year-old “old soul” guitarist Zeb Snyder, whose fierce and versatile playing recalls Doc Watson and Norman Blake as readily as it does Duane Allman and Stevie Ray Vaughn.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 29: AMERICANA AND SONGS OF THE WEST

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29
AMERICANA AND SONGS OF THE WEST

PRETTY GRITTY

PRETTY GRITTY
1PM


Pretty Gritty might be another duo emerging from a sea of female/male acts as of late, but there is nothing typical about these two. Sarah and Blaine have cultivated a sound that is both timeless and classic, yet they still succeed in bringing something fresh to the table, pushing rootsy-Americana sounds into an edgy, alternative space. These two have carved out a reputation as a must-see live act, allowing them to open for such acts as The Wood Brothers (SalmonFest 2016), Michael Franti & Spearhead (SalmonFest 2018), Chris Eldridge,Tim O'Brian, Tony Trischka (Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival 2013), Rod Picott, Lake Street Dive, Ben Sollee & the Kentucky Native and Joe Newberry.

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GROWLING OLD MEN

GROWLING OLD MEN
2:15PM


The Growling Old Men really enjoy playing music together. Ben Winship (mandolin & vocals) and John Lowell (guitar & vocals) are both veterans of the Northern Rockies’ acoustic music world and have been performing and recording together since 1998. Together the duo presents a tight, yet a relaxed set of original and traditional bluegrass songs, ballads, and tunes – informed equally by the music of the Appalachian hills and the western plains.

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MARY FLOWER

MARY FLOWER
3:30PM


Mary Flower’s immense fingerpicking guitar and lap-slide prowess are soulful and meter-perfect, a deft blend of the inventive, the dexterous, and the mesmerizing. Her supple honey-and-whiskey voice provides the perfect melodic accompaniment to each song’s story.

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SATURDAY NIGHT

SATURDAY NIGHT 


KRISTEN GRAINGER AND TRUE NORTH
7:00PM

Fronted by singer-songwriter Kristen Grainger, the folk-bluegrass powerhouse includes Dan Wetzel, guitar; octave mandolin, vocals; Martin Stevens, mandolin, octave mandolin, fiddle, vocals; and Josh Adkins, bass, vocals.

The band’s newest release, Ghost Tattoo, was #2 on Folk Alliance International Top Albums of 2020, #12 on Folk Alley’s Listeners Choice Top 20 Albums of 2020, hitting #1 on FAI folk radio charts for both albums and singles. 

A songwriter whose star is rising, Kristen was named, alongside Brandi Carlile and Dolly Parton, one of the Women Who Wrote Our 2020 Soundtrack by The Bluegrass Situation. Kristen just won the 2020 USA Songwriting Competition (folk), and she has won or been a finalist in national songwriting contests at Telluride Bluegrass Festival (CO), MereFest (NC), Wildflower Music Festival (TX), and Kerrville Folk Festival (TX).

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KARLA BONOFF
8:30PM

Karla Bonoff has been described as one of the finest singer/songwriters of her generation. That description is not hyperbole.

Bonoff has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity, and the unwavering respect of her peers. Karla has seen her songs become hits for Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd, and Linda Ronstadt. Many of Bonoff’s ballads are classics.

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