All Performers

The multi-award winning North Fork Valley Community & Parade Band has been groovin' locally since 2015 and is co-directed by Jeannette Carey and David Alderdice. It is a mixed ages community band (sponsored by The Learning Council) that meets Monday evenings in Hotchkiss from 6:00-7:30pm....

Funky Classical Celtic World Fusion band FEAST brings a fun and unique approach to crossing musical genres. Playing mainly Celtic-inspired music with their own original twist, FEAST mixes classical, traditional, and modern techniques, tunes, and instruments. Classically trained string instrumentalists and keyboardist play beautiful soaring...

Peach Street Revival is a blues rock, psychedelic, sweet guitar and bass riffin’ mouth-full! One delicious bite… after one delicious bite! May I have another, please?!!   Front woman Gonzales will croon you into psychedelia with the band’s original songs, and with their renditions of Jefferson Airplane,...

Subtle and swift like the wind's lift of the leaves. Porch Couch is a musical trio from Telluride, CO consisting of Tyler Simmons (guitar / vocals), Danny D’Alessandro (banjo / saxophone / vocals), and Mike Enriquez (upright bass / vocals). A unique blend of psych,...

Moth to Moonlight is a newly formed band based out of Paonia, Colorado. They play an eclectic mix of original tunes and uniquely-spun covers of traditional folk and blues songs in various languages using unique instrumentation. Sami Akert and Taylor Hawk weave delicious and sometimes obscure...

Clyde and the Milltailers is a Colorado based Alternative Folk trio that is influenced by early American music, history and folklore. Formed in Grand Junction Colorado By Steve “Clyde” Kilcrease and David Rowley in early 2014. The group's name being a local reference to radioactive uranium...

Town Park - Saturday 4:00-5:00pm Creating soulful sounds of Americana Rock and Roll, this dueling pair has toured with Hall and Oats and My Brother’s Keeper. Having played together for over twenty years, they have a polished and tight sound. Both are incredibly talented on guitar...

Town Park - Sun. 12-1:30pm Carrie Williams is a singer/songwriter/musician who simply loves music and everything connected to it. She comes from a brilliantly musical family and has been playing guitar and singing/ songwriting since she was fourteen and has more actively performed in public since 2006....

  Growing up wandering the woods and waters of the Allegheny Region of New York has leaked into Jeanine's voice and lyrics. Using the woods as her private hermitage, she started singing and writing poetry as a child. Although songwriting, 'took it's sweet time', it was...

  Shelley Rae Korntved sang as she learned to speak, stomped her foot at five and delcared, she was going to play guitar. Four years later she got her wish in the form of a used Stella Harmony.  Her Dad told her "Singers are a dime a...

  Born in England, raised in Colorado. Samuel Peart has a very diverse collection of covers and originals. Acoustic rock, country, hip hop, and vocal heavy ballads are all strong influences in his repertoire.    ...

  Jack Gwydion is a fifth-generation Coloradan, hailing from the mountain town of Crested Butte. He lives to sense the beating heart of poetry in the city and in the forest, and has long admired musicians with small-town sincerity and big-world humanity. Aware these are terrifying,...

  Fifth Reel has been playing for contra dances, events like Robert Burns Suppers, weddings, parties, and St. Patrick’s Day celebrations since 1996. The band produced a CD in 1999 under its former name of “Blarney Pilgrim.” Consisting of piano, fiddle, clarinet, saxophone, hammered dulcimer, bodhran and...

  From the high mountain river-valley of Durango Colorado comes a six piece Funkadeligrass band called Liver Down The River. The group has their roots in countless river floats, campfires, late night picking, and Colorado living. Since it’s creation in 2012, the band has strived to...

There was a 1987 V.W. hatchback named Reginald. He was a good car and those he carried were good people. Throughout his life he relied on 10w30 motor oil until that fateful day...

  CodeStar has been enamored with music from a young age, having enjoyed concerts and conscious dance events since being a lil sprout in the garden of life.Growing up in Portland, Oregon, he was exposed to all kinds of music, where he experienced the magic of...

Joint Point hails from Telluride Colorado. They played the Chili Cookoff at last years festival.  They are looking forward to their debut at the Paradise theater! Their influences range from Radiohead to Paul Simon, Talking Heads to The Grateful Dead. They are sure to get you...

Erik is a singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist specializing on mandolin and guitar. Picking up the mandolin at age ten he developed a strong passion for music. With fortunate mentorships throughout his childhood, this passion developed into a strong drive to produce the same quality of...

The Lugnuts are a 4 piece rock and roll/boogie dance band from the Delta/Montrose area. The members have extensive musical experience; collectively performing professionally for over 120 years! Officially debuting in 2009, they bring to the stage years of touring (entertaining) in nightclubs, concerts, private parties & roadhouses...

El Mundo Mando Bando is an exploration of the mandolin in different North American and Latin American traditional and innovative musical styles, including American Jazz, swing, choro, Latin jazz, manouche and ragtime. This collaboration features the local musicians Jon Hickam, David Alderdice, and David Snider.   Jon Hickam...

Mountain Harvest Creative is proud to highlight Elsewhere resident Siri Undlin. Siri is here on a scholarship residency made possible by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Colorado Creative Industries and MHC. She is a musician, creative writer and storyteller currently based in...

Tony Rosario is a true son of the soil and a Colorado favorite. He's a notorious smart-aleck and a broken hearted warrior. A clown prince and an old friend. The self-appointed Trailer-park Troubadour and "regular folks" representative ("If double-wide means upgrade, you sing the song...

Colorado artist Jam the Dragon (aka JoeAlan) is bringing Baltimore hip hop artists Cloud Kickers International back to P-town for a night of original Soul, Reggae, Funk, Hip Hop, and Celtic dance music! Featuring African drums, sexy singing, hot fiddle jams, and fresh guitar riffs. This is real...

    New Orleans style street jazz, grinder blues, and cabaret music fresh from western Colorado farm country. Check out www.grizzlypears.com or email info@grizzlypears.com....

SHEA is a modern, cutting edge approach to Pop Country Music. While they hold true to the heart beat of America’s favorite genre, they don’t allow themselves to be confined by the limitations of the genre. The truest fusion of Art and Entertainment happens when...

Going strong for over 19 years, the Johnny O. Band maintains a firm foothold on the Colorado music scene. Seasoned veteran drummer, Marion Edwards, has been with Johnny 0 for 18 of those years. Now, joining forces with Andy Irvine, a highly accomplished and internationally...

Rockin' Grand Junction with 80's, 90's and 2000's alternative rock with a little bit of classic rock. www.bicycleannie.com...

A.J. Fullerton is a 21 year old Blues/Roots artist from rural Western Colorado. Playing guitar since the age of 14, he has steadily built a reputation around Colorado, and across the USA spending most of his time on the road touring. A.J. is most well-known...

A familiar favorite in the Western Colorado scene, Will Whalen delivers a unique mix of acoustic rock, blues, and indie-folk, employing smooth guitar, raucous effects, elegant keyboard, a digital loop station and more to make a full, luscious sound. All this, while maintaining the no-hassle...

Established in 2009, in Grand Junction, Colorado,  Zolopht has become a premier act in the Colorado music scene.  With heavy reggae, blues, funk and rock influences, Zolopht utilizes three part harmonies alongside a full horn section to produce a unique and welcoming sound. Having shared the stage with such...

Mixing the sounds of disco, funk, and jazz with a healthy dose of improvisational technique, MILLK's main intent is to live like kings in the musical experience they love to create. From all across the country, the members of MILLK came together in March of 2014 with...

Sucka what??? SUCKAFISH!!! A power-ska trio based in Colorado's Grand Valley, Suckafish is a powerhouse of great music; playing dance tunes, tunes to bang your head to, and songs to share an intimate dance with your partner. Every is sure to find something the love...

The Embodying Rhythm Marimba Ensemble plays fun groovy polyphonic music perfect for movement on the dance floor as well as relaxing journeys of the ear and soul. At different times, the funky 8-piece marimba ensemble (including a really big bass marimba) will be joined by...

David Snider Multi-instrumentalist David Snider toured extensively with Sonny Sharrock and Gato Barbieri and appeared on four of Sharrock’s records. He has also played, toured and recorded with Pharoh Sanders, Maria Muldaur, Pat Benatar, Richard Belzer, Janis Ian, Phil Cody, Helen Schneider, Vicki-Sue Robinson, Corey Day,...

Hailing from Colorado, Indie/Alternative Band, JACK+JILL have been sweeping the Western US for more than half a decade now, and there's good reason why. With the release of their third full length album COLORADiO LP, fans from all over the country are caught in the...

From Cedaredge, CO covering an eclectic blend of artists and songs, as well as introducing some originals.    ...

Brodie Kinder, former front man of an underground acoustic Hip-Hop group in Honolulu, went solo in 2013 and has taken a Soul-Rock approach to his original music. As a second generation Up With People affiliate, he draws inspiration from a culturally diverse travel history, crafting...

Formed in Montrose, CO, Six Shooter Rodeo is a trio that brings a fresh perspective to Bluegrass and Old-Time music. The group consists of Erik Stucky on mandolin/vocals, Stephan Wargo on guitar/vocals, and A.J. Fullerton on upright bass/vocals. Their sound is an amalgam of traditional...

Tjaar hails from Carbondale, Colorado. This Roaring Fork Valley Original Jam band has been rocking the valley and beyond since 2007 playing at the Carbondale Mountain Fair, Alma Festival in the Clouds, Carbondale Town Fourth of July Party, plus regular appearances at many local venues...

The Grizzly Pears Jazz Band with Jon Hickam bring you the finest in ragtime, grinder blues and viper jazz, featuring the rich musical tradition of early 19th century New Orleans flavored by a dash of irreverent humor and North Fork food and arts culture.  Lazer Kid-Kotowich on...

Spore Favore is a unique Colorado Jam Band based in the Roaring Fork Valley, playing stimulating originals, captivating jams, well known covers & deep cuts that will take you there. The fully electric five-piece outfit delivers danceable grooves born out of a fusion of electrified...

Honorable Mention 2004 Songwriters Showcase Rocky Mtn Folk Festival Fourth Place 2002 Songwriters Showcase Rocky Mtn Folk Festival Frank Martin is a staple of the Roaring Fork Valley's music scene. He has played on his own for years and been a part of the popular band Let Them Roar. "Frank Martin, a...

“There is a distinctly Earthy feel to the music made by Free the Honey” The Americana tree is sprouting a new branch on the Western Slope of Colorado, where three mountain women and one gent gather to make up Free the Honey. The band offers up...

  The Royal We are a Ridgway based rock band playing originals and covers from the likes of Los Lobos, Van Morrison, Susan Tedeschi, Grace Potter, Jackie Greene. Catch their Paonia debut at the Paradise Theater!...

My early career started in 1984 on a porch on Matchless Street in Aspen, Colorado. Playing with my friend Steve, we started the band called Stevo Devo and never looked back. I am a lover of everything from Hot Rise to Galactic and just loveanything...

Saddle the Unicorn is a little brigade of wildly independent, spiritually mountain-grown, and fiercely passionate musicians who come together to create songs from the unicorn corral. Powerful harmonies, shamelessly rippin’ solos, and intellectual bass riffs describe Saddle the Unicorn’s bluegrassy, indie, groupsing-like folk rock sounds....

Justin Evan Thompson is a songwriter and performer from Albuquerque, New Mexico with an affinity for traditional folk music and the acoustic guitar. His persona and lyrics are as poetic as they are rough around the edges, and both lend themselves to honest and energetic...

The “3 Tinkers” is an all original band that creates songs definitely out of the box from sleazy jazz New Orleans flavor to country shuffle blues, bossanova with an eastern twist, to island dance………and so on. 3Tinkers features the magic touch of Danial B on...

  Joint Point hails from Telluride. Their influences range from Radiohead to Paul Simon, Talking Heads to The Grateful Dead, there is no shortage of influence to draw from. There are hints of Jackie Greene Americana to String Cheese Incident madness, may intertwine with motions of...

Cirque Cyclery - Saturday 8:00pm A Rockin 4 piece acoustic band with members that hail from the heart of the San Juan Mountains from Ophir to Rideway. Music to dance, sing and drink by; from bluegrass to rockabilly with sweet instrumentals and vocal harmony jams. This...

BLUES FUNK AND JAZZ VOCALIST AND GUITARIST A legend in the making, Kipori Woods, currently living in Montrose, is a Blues, Funk and Funk Master vocalist and guitarist from New Orleans. Schooled under the direction of Ellis Marsalis, this fledgling 'blues man from down south' has...

Russ Chapman stomp's and sings his highly original music drawn from the deep well of Americana. Combining a keen sense of melody and lyrical wit, with a medicine show sensibility, Russ alway's keeps his audience on the edge of its ears.    ...

  Shades of Bluegrass is composed of five musicians with over 100 years of combined professional musical experience.   Mulit-instrumentalists Kerry Claxton and Adrienne Yauk currently are members of the all female bluegrass band Giddyup Kitty, Sax player Bill Moody was a member of the popular band...

Lawn Chair Kings have been on the Durango, CO music scene since 2000. They have celebrated a “western garage” flavor, with country, rock, pop, and punk influences. Known for their catchy tunes and good-time performances, Lawn Chair Kings have been a steady force in the...

  Beth Williams is an ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC NOMINEE for BEST NEW FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR and award winning Texas singer songwriter recently transplanted to CO from Mason, TX.  Three of her songs have charted in BILLBOARD and CASHBOX magazines, she was nominated "Best...

High 5 consists of four members that met in Summit County, Colorado. High 5 was formed when all the members lived together in Montezuma at the old bed and breakfast. Most of the band still lives in Montezuma, but not in the same house anymore....

  Dan Forde was born and raised an Iowa farm boy and was the oldest of nine siblings. After high school, three years at Creighton University and four years in the Air Force, he decided he might become a Catholic priest and studied at St. Joseph’s...

  Since his arrival in the North Fork Valley in 1985 as part of a musical duo called Rosewood, John has been a long-time contributor to the musical culture and tradition of western Colorado. On the strengths of original compositions, tight vocals and unique acoustic arrangements...

GABRIELLE LOUISE is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Gabrielle inherited the genetic predisposition to wanderlust and song. Her sound has the earthy feel of Joni Mitchell, and is inspired by the spirited...

Isa and JoeAlan’s music is whimsical and profound, passionate and contagious. As tasty as Soul and as playful as Indie Rock, their music cross-pollinates genres, creating their own original nectar. In the pocket with a tight rhythm section, tasteful instrumentation, and upbeat original vocals, Isa...

After 10 years as a pioneering "jamband" in northern California THE WILLIAMS BROTHERS BAND moved to Colorado in 2000 and since has established themselves as the anchor of the western Colorado music scene.  ...

Bruce Neumann is a singer, a songwriter and guitarist. He also plays ukulele, harmonica, mandolin and bass guitar. In this very interesting duo Bruce plays bass drum and guitar at the same time while performing live. Multi-tasking only begins to describe Tiki D's ability to play...

The Starletts are four powerhouse vocalists based out of Carbondale, CO sharing the leads and back ups in a synergy of Motown, soul, and rock with a hint of jam. With bold vocals, the Starletts feature Marilyn Lindquist, Nikki Miller, Meagan Goodwin, and Shanti Gruber, who...

  The Solar Brothers’ (a.k.a. local favorites Paul Frazier and Roy Martin) repertoire spans decades of Americana, classic pop, blues & folk genres of music. Their diverse set lists often include songs by Lyle Lovett, Poco, Dylan, CSN, John Prine and Monty Python. Complimenting original songs,...

  [caption id="attachment_501" align="alignleft" width="248"] Honey Don't[/caption] Honey Don't is the musical union of Bill Powers and Shelley Gray, a duo also well known as one-half of Paonia, Colorado's old-time bluegrass band, Sweet Sunny South. Their music is acoustic and based in the folk tradition yet crosses over into the Americana realm....

Drawing from rock, folk, country, blues, and jazz,The Scones have dubbed their curious amalgam of the traditional and the modern “Rockin’ and Rollin’ Americana”. The San Antonio Express-News calls it “Americana for grown-ups”. The trio evolved out of the popular and well-traveled 60‘s-infused band The...

 Doctor Robert is a new generation of Beatles tribute bands, with a commitment to the accurate reproduction of over 100 songs of The Beatles’ repertoire. Doctor Robert redefines the concept of a Beatles tribute band, playing extended sets of music ranging from “Please Please Me”...

The All-Star Band performs at 4:30 on Sunday. Joining the All Star Band in a cameo appearance this year are Bill and Sarah Bishop, who are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.  With Zach Mann they performed as ZBS NEWZ.  Previously they mostly played and sang together...

8:45-10:15 at the Blue Sage Built from guitarist Les Choy's desire to create a string-band based jazz ensemble, GYPSY JAZZ SOCIAL CLUB draws from a roster of versatile musicians inhabiting Colorado's western slope. Gypsy Jazz is the accepted moniker for a genre of music that was...

Mike Gwinn & the Northfork Flyers are Western Colorado's premier jazz/rock/blues quartet featuring John White on alto, flute, clarinet and bass, Tony Peters trombone and bass, Justin Hess on drums and Mike Gwinn, guitar and vocals.  They have appeared at the Telluride Jazz Festival, Wright...

  Paonia's Gustavo Brett  is a dynamic solo performer doing, what he calls, acoustic folk and roll.  He is a  prolific, award winning songwriter. His latest album, Orphan Of Love,  is insightful, well produced, and gritty.   Gustavo is also a gifted improv comic who can take an audience on a trip...

  One-Maniac-Band, Bruce Hayes plays a blend of musical styles he refers to as "Rhythm and Celtgrass". Once called "the Jimi Hendrix of the Mandolin", Hayes also incorporates Guitar, Dobro, and his latest invention, StratoBassto into the mix as well as his signature mutant clogging. Collaborating...

  The David Starr Duo With Arkansas roots and Colorado wings, David Starr has been making music since the age of 10. He is an Americana singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer with hundreds of live shows and five solo CD’s under his belt. His latest CD, Love And Sabotage,...

  Suzanne Paris  is an award-winning, grammy entered singer/songwriter/guitarist who has worked with many artists such as Dave Mason (Traffic), Jeffrey "Skunk" Baxter (Steeley Dan), Kenny Edwards (Linda Rindstadt, Karla Bonoff, Wendy Waldman, David Holster),The Temptations, Rick Roberts (FIREFALL), Dan Fogelberg, Steven Stills, Mikal Blue (Colby Calliat),...

  The Mojo sound is centered around the voice, guitar and songwriting of Michael Meadows, and combines rock & reggae & ska for the upbeat original sound. With Maggie King on keyboards, John Keller and Justin Hess round out the rhythm section on bass and drums...

  Beth Quist's world class 4-octave soprano voice has led her to perform and tour with Bobby McFerrin, Sherefe’, Cirque du Soleil, and many others. As a solo performer she has recorded 4 albums playing guitar, hammer dulcimer, keyboards, and world percussion… often simultaneously. Her style...

  David Alderdice (drummer, percussionist, educator, arranger, and practitioner of the healing rhythmic arts) has put together a fun, eclectic world music ensemble featuring violin, reeds, double bass, and drumset. This project combines improvisation with original arrangements; the sound is energetic, groovy and diverse in its musical...

The members of Six Feet Under draw from diverse influences to put their own stamp on Country Music. Lead vocalist/guitarist Darin Little and vocalist/guitarist Frank Collins are pure country, while lead guitarist Monte Albee adds a hard rock edge. Longtime Western Colorado rhythm section mates...

This honey-voiced singer from D.C takes the banjo back to its roots while adding a new and worldly twist....

The McCoy's play an eclectic mix of classical, flamenco, Celtic, and jazz music.  Many of their songs are originals.  John and Candace performed and taught professionally in the Parker, Colorado area for over 15 years.  Four years ago they moved to Delta, CO  close to...

  Multi instrumentalist Harry Harpoon hails from "Parts Unknown". He landed in Paonia again and has been playing his original style of Acoustic Folk Blues. This guy is the real deal folks! Don't miss him!  ...