The 3 Muses (Eliza, Kjersten and Lucy Danzig) have charmed audiences coast to coast with their tight three part sister harmonies and their distinct personalities. They have opened for many notable acts including; Jerry Douglas and the Earls of Leicester, The Duhks and the Shook Twins. The Muses perform regularly with their parent's (Peter & Mary Danzig) folkgrass duo, Otter Creek. They are featured on several tracks of Otter Creek’s most recent album The Fiddle Preacher which climbed to #16 on the Folk Charts. The Muses first E.P. is scheduled to be released at the beginning of June 2016.

"When I hear Run Boy Run, it all comes back to me, why I started doing that show back then. I hope they go on forever." - Garrison Keillor, A Prairie Home Companion

Existing comfortably in the tension between tradition and the musical frontier, Run Boy Run's all-acoustic format blends bluegrass, folk and the old timey American vernacular with touches of classical and jazz. Their music is rooted in the traditional music of the Appalachian South, but is also definitively present in the 21st century.

"Shook Twins' performances feel like a glimpse into a long history of musical discovery—their shows can feel like late-night porch sessions, where the songs are so internalized they stream out like a conversation." – Emilee Booher, Willamette Week

They wowed us in 2014 and are back for two sets at the 8th Annual Ogden Music Festival and a free-to-the-public outreach concert on Monday following the festival. If you haven't seen and heard them yet, its time you did!

"Shook Twins' performances feel like a glimpse into a long history of musical discovery—their shows can feel like late-night porch sessions, where the songs are so internalized they stream out like a conversation." – Emilee Booher, Willamette Week

Born and raised in Sandpoint Idaho, Shook Twins are an Indie folk-pop band now hailing from coniferous forested Portland, Oregon. Identical twins, Katelyn and Laurie Shook, Kyle Volkman and Niko Daoussis form the core quartet. Central elements of the Shook Twins' sound are a wide range of instrumentation, including banjo, guitar, electric and upright bass, mandolin, electric guitar, electronic drums, face drum (beatbox), glockenspiel, ukulele, banjo drumming and their signature golden EGG. Beautiful twin harmonies, layered upon acoustic and electric instrumentation coupled with Laurie's inventive use of percussive and ambient vocal loops, and Katelyn's repurposed telephone microphone, set their sound apart, creating a unique and eccentric blend of folk, roots, groove and soul.

The twins are the main songwriters but they have recently started backing up their band members, Niko Daoussis (Cyber Camel) and Anna Tivel (Anna and the Underbelly) and adding their stunning songs to the mix.

Each Shook Twins song tells a story, distinctive, sharp, genuine, and well – sometimes quirky. Drawing from their life experience, select subjects include, being potters' daughters, imagined superpowers and a chicken named 'Rose' they befriended. Shook Twins also pull out unexpected takes on classic hits, retellings of their musician friends' songs, heartfelt ballads and rhythm driven dance numbers.

In a relatively short period of time, Della Mae has become a sensation in the music world. Commanding a powerful collective chemistry with vocal, instrumental, and songwriting talent to spare, the Boston-based combo mines time-honored elements to create music that's unmistakably fresh and contemporary and has earned them the 2013 IBMA Emerging Artists of the Year

The group quickly won an enthusiastic following through their high-energy live performances at festivals around the country. The band expanded its reputation with their self-released first album, 2011's I Built This Heart, which won an impressive amount of attention for a D.I.Y. release.

This World Oft Can Be, Della Mae's second album and Rounder debut, shows that like the Avett Brothers, Lumineers, and Punch Brothers, these five multitalented young women are respectful of American musical tradition, but not restricted by it, combining centuries' worth of musical influences with an emotionally tough, undeniably modern songwriting sensibility.

In addition to playing festivals and clubs throughout the United States, Della Mae recently expanded the scale of its touring efforts after participating in the U.S. State Department's American Music Abroad program. Selected as cultural ambassadors, the band spent 43 days traveling in Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, where they collaborated with local musicians, taught educational programs for children, and played concerts for local audiences.

"It's been a life-changing experience for us, individually and as a band," Ludiker says of the tour. "A cool thing about playing music in Central Asian countries is in the lack of distinction their audience places between musical genres. We found that if music is played with feeling, all people connected to it. They find themselves smiling and relating without even understanding the language."

Indeed, Della Mae demonstrates how effectively music builds bridges and transcends artificially constructed borders, whether they're national or genre-based. Ludiker concludes: "All five ladies are individually driven, and we are working towards the same goal. This band definitely feels like a calling, a labor of love."

Also back by popular demand, last year's local darlings of the festival will again be gracing our stage with the special brand of magic that is reserved for Wayward Molly. 

Existing in the tension between tradition and frontier, Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest winner and Prairie Home Companion guest, Run Boy Run, truly exceeds the sum of its parts as touches of classical, jazz, and folk express themselves through the old-time core of the band’s unique sound.

Wayward Molly is Jani Gamble, Allison Ottley, Nicki Singleton and Mona Stevens. The three vocalists were thrown together for a one time performance in 2009, and although they come from varied musical backgrounds, they blended so well and had such a blast that they decided to give it another go.

Drawing on an eclectic mix of folk, Celtic, and whatever else they feel like, they are currently performing in local venues. Wayward Molly recently had their "coming out" concert in March 2012 to a packed house and two standing ovations while raising funds for the American Cancer Society.

Grants

  • Utah Tourism
  • Weber County RAMP
  • Utah Arts & Museums
  • Western Arts Federation - National Endowment for the Arts
  • Ogden City
  • Weber County TTAB
  • George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles
  • Willard L Eccles Foundation
  • Union Pacific Foundation