Come to the Trader Bowery on Saturday and Sunday mornings for a delicious, hot camp breakfast. Menu includes pancakes, eggs, bacon, potatoes, and coffee. Serving from 7am until sold out. $10 for adults, $5 for children. All proceeds benefit the Utah State Instrument Championships.
Moriah & Friends are coming from the Berklee College of Music in Boston to share their love of bluegrass music with the masses!
Moriah Ozberkmen, 22 (Mandolin) grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. She is a multi-instrumentalist who has won the Utah State fiddle, mandolin and guitar championships. Moriah is working towards a mandolin performance degree from Berklee and is enjoying Boston’s thriving music scene.
Avery Merrit, 24 (Fiddle) is a Boston- based, multi-style, fiddler who graduated from Berklee. He has received awards including the California Governor’s Medallion and Berklee’s Fletcher Bright Award. He has toured with acts including, Front Country, Tony Trischka, Sean Watkins and the Bee Eaters, and is currently touring with Grammy- nominated artist, Missy Raines.
Charlie Fuertsch, 24 (Guitar) is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Ogden, Utah. He graduated from Columbia University and is currently earning his diploma for Guitar Performance from Berklee. Although, he is firmly rooted in bluegrass and classic country, his music draws inspiration from and incorporates elements of jazz, blues, rockabilly, and old-time.
Hazel Royer, 19 (Bass) grew up in the Boston music scene. She started playing guitar in a band with her dad and eventually picked up the bass. Hazel is a powerful vocalist and songwriter who is highly sought- after. She is able to flawlessly genre-hop in styles including bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock, and indie-rock. She is currently majoring in performance at Berklee.
One of the finest young acoustic bands anywhere, Crying Uncle plays bluegrass and more with astounding instrumental skill and brotherly harmonies. Whether playing straight-up bluegrass or virtuosic Dawg Grisman tunes, Crying Uncle delivers breathtaking instrumentals, impressive at any age. Crying Uncle was founded by Miles and Teo Quale, as a duo band with invited guest artists. Miles (age 16, on fiddle) and Teo (age 13, on mandolin), have been featured on NPR’s The California Report and performed at venues such as IBMA’s Diversity in Bluegrass Showcase and with Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives. Both were 2019 Freshgrass finalists in the fiddle and mandolin categories.
For Ogden Music Festival, The Quale brothers are joined by award-winning bassist Jason Howard and Sugar & the Mint guitarist Keenan Hammack. The quartet have know each for a few years and share a passion for music. They recently performed at Prescott Bluegrass Festival. Jason Howard currently plays bass in The Cross-Eyed Possum, The Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, and various jazz combos. Jason has been ranked 1st in the Arizona all state jazz competition in 2017 and 2018. Keenan Hammack has been an award winning flatpicker since the age of 14, taking the Arizona contest circuit by storm. Since then he has shared the stage with many of his heroes including Roy “Futureman” Wooten, Tristan Clarridge and many more. Keenan is currently touring with Telluride winning band Sugar and the Mint.
When not playing as a duo or with invited guests, the brothers perform with their bluegrass band, Crying Uncle Bluegrass Band (CUBG). The band recently released their second CD, Monroe Bridge. CUBG has opened for prestigious bands such as The Del McCoury Band and David Grisman Bluegrass Experience . In 2018, the bluegrass band was featured on a TEDxTalk with Phoebe Hunt. Winners of the 2018 Pickin’ in the Pines Band Contest in Flagstaff AZ, and selected by the International Bluegrass Music Association to perform at IBMA’s World of Bluegrass in North Carolina, Crying Uncle is making waves in the bluegrass community.
Jared & The Mill are best friends from AZ. For the past few years, they’ve pretty much always been on tour, hitting the road on their own, with fellow bands, and have been lucky enough to open for a few of their heroes. From living rooms and basement clubs, to theaters and arenas, they just love playing shows and being on the road. Their message is one of acceptance, acknowledging that we all have regret, passions and opinions, and it’s up to everyone to filter through them all to find ourselves and love one another. Their shows are rowdy, you’ll break down your walls and realize you’re not in this alone.
According to Relix.com, the band’s sound portrays glossy, pop-leaning rock and is reminiscent of the emotionally charged, festival-ready songwriting you hear from bands like Moon Taxi, Mumford & Sons and Highly Suspect. In their own words, the five-piece band plays “Western indie-rock.”
Their new LP, This Story Is No Longer Available, was released on February 15, 2019. It is full of meaningful music and catchy beats that everyone can relate to.
The next generation of American songsmiths from Haight-Ashbury, The Brothers Comatose weave storytelling with sharp wit and powerful melody making for unforgettable songs that come to life on stage where deft musicianship whips the crowd into a frenzy.
Whether traveling to gigs on horseback or by tour bus, Americana mavens The Brothers Comatose forge their own path with raucous West Coast renderings of traditional bluegrass, country and rock ‘n’ roll music. The five-piece string band is anything but a traditional acoustic outfit with their fierce musicianship and rowdy, rock concert-like shows. The Brothers Comatose is comprised of brothers Ben Morrison (guitar, vocals) and Alex Morrison (banjo, vocals), Scott Padden (bass, vocals), Philip Brezina (violin), and Greg Fleischut (mandolin).
The band’s fourth studio album Ink, Dust, and Luck was released on June 15th, 2018. The album is a collection of 10 singles that mark the California bluegrass band's debut with indie label AntiFragile Music. The five-piece act's newest recordings put an undeniable stamp on their sound: a raw, raucous set of West Coast renderings of bluegrass, Americana, and rock n' roll.
Nickel&Rose is an American folk-music duo made up of Upright Bassist Johanna Rose and Guitarist Carl Nichols. They formed in the summer of 2016 and spent their first winter and the following spring traveling Europe, playing dozens of shows in France, Czech Republic, Germany, Romania, Poland, and Ukraine. While in Berlin they recorded their EP, Oh Sweet Love, released in April 2017. Oh Sweet Love, is a sweet-sounding auditory souvenir of Nichols’ and Rose’s four month European journey and a recorded testament to the two-piece’s ability to turn tough times into something vibrant with help from a traveling companion.
Nickel& Rose have influences that span the spectrum of American music. Carl’s background brings elements of West African music and Blues while Johanna brings her experience playing Bluegrass, Folk and Jazz. From loss to heartbreak to love, Nickel&Rose address the human experience with gentle harmonies and soul stirring cries. With a shared appreciation for traditional music and a desire to break rules, the two have have created a unique sound that embodies Americana's past and future.
Torch bearers of the McCoury family legacy, taking the traditional string band sound to new levels of intensity and joy.
Please join us before the concert for our OFOAM Appreciation Party! OFOAM looks back on 2019 and kicks offthe new year filled with gratitude for you. Light refreshments, cash bar, meet & greet Amy Helm Trio.
5 - 7 PM at The Monarch before the show