The Wild Reeds can be defined by one word: Harmony. However, the music is nearly indefinable. The sound from this LA based band fronted by Kinsey Lee, Mackenzie Howe and Sharon Silva dips in and out of multiple genres - some etherial folk, a hint of country twang and some rock and roll rhythm (from Nick Jones and Nick Phakpiseth), but it all comes back to the root of this band's power: the fact that Lee, Howe and Silva harmonize like triplets separated at birth.

"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.

What is Progressive PsychoBilly Folk Grass? It’s a goat chewing on a can, it’s a cat scratching at your door, it’s foot stompin’ music that makes you want to eat a biscuit. Melodies you wake up humming in the morning, that stick to your bones like peach cobbler. It’s new-timey, post-retro, pre-apocolyptic, southern Appalachian, gypsy porch swing. It’s Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats. Enjoy Jonathan Warren - Vocals, Guitar, Upright bass; David Sather-Smith - Vocals, Cello, Guitar; Andrew Smith - Percusion

Back by popular demand and a only a few weeks before they grace the stage at the 40th Annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the darlings of last year's Ogden Music Festival, Elephant Revival returns! Brought together by a unified sense of purpose - the spirit of five souls working as one, in harmony, creating sounds they could never produce alone.

The Royal We is a group of music lovers that have a great deal of fun together on stage and it shows. Their influences range from pop, country, blues, soul and funk and their performances include harmonies from two female leads that have been singing together for over a decade.

Young in age and conception, Elephant Revival carries a fresh sense of creativity and inspiration that is felt by people of every generation. The neo-acoustic quintet is on the cutting edge of an emerging new genre that is known as 'Transcendental Folk.'

"Whiskey-whistling alt-country avant-folk shot through with flecks of jazz, punk rock and heartstring-plucking Americana." – Flavorpill

Leslie and the Badgers is a Los Angeles-based folk-country band that formed in 2006 by the beautiful lead singer and songwriter Leslie Stevens, formerly of the punk band Zeitgeist Auto Parts. They released their self-titled debut album in 2007, which is currently out of print. Five songs from their debut became the EP Greetings from.... in 2008. Their latest release Roomful of Smoke was produced by David Bianco (Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Tift Merritt). The Los Angeles Times said Leslie Stevens' voice and writing evokes Patsy Cline while No Depression wrote that Leslie Stevens' soothing voice calls to mind Emmylou Harris.

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