The Pickin’ Pear -with members of Canyon Collected (Tia Martini and Leon Elam) and special guests to create a folk ‘n’ roll duo. They combine their non-traditional stylings to their traditional instruments and create an original mix of modern American music. Together the Pickin’ Pear take the banjo and ukulele down the road of folk, rock, and bluegrass. Sometimes the ukulele will even launch you straight to outer space. A blend of top-notch songwriting and improvisational jamming makes each one of their songs sound unique. In August & September 2017, Pickin’ Pear will play almost 50 shows in CO, OR, MT, AR, IL, IN, OH, KY, and TN. Together, they want to live a life of music forever.
The Downtown County Band is often categorized as Americana or Alt-Country. Really… this strangely familiar sound is more akin to Punk-Rock-Blues, played through a traditional bluegrass instrument arrangement- a genre that has yet to be tagged.
It starts with four players. (only 3 for this show) Each by their own right excellent singer-songwriters- with influences ranging from 1920’s Delta Blues, to 60’s rock n roll, to punk rock and Bluegrass… all the way to the likes of Bob Marley and Jack Johnson- a band of influences able to play together, sing together, and blend styles into one new and original sound. Banjo, mandolin, guitar and usually an upright bass (unfortunately not for this show)—surprisingly full and dynamic, with as much sonic variety as there are members of the band.
There’s really only one way to be absolutely clear…With an open ear…You’ll have to hear it for yourself. Enjoy
Singer song writer Pat Hu jumped into the Cincy music scene about 10 years ago bringing the influences of Doc Watson ,Leo Kottke and John Prine with him. With the band Red Cedars and then Hu Town Holler his originals cut through the bullshit of life, death, and best of all ,,love with his unique picking style and sinister vocals.
If you like beer joints, corn liquor, the Highwaymen, California country and hot licks, then you’ll love Working Class Villain. All purpose music.
A local Cincinnati Reggae band that covers classics and radiates their true message through their originals. Traditional with a twist with a variety of instruments to keeping you n your toes. Percussion sets the beat with the electric guitar backing it up with eclectic vocals from a few people. Their front man, Emmanuel, is a long time fisherman at Treasure Lake and warms the crowd with his dedication to this genre of music and smile.