Past Festival Performers


De Temps Antan
Forest Huval Band
Alasdair Fraser & The New World Assembly
Freddy & Francine
Tim O’Brien
The Jones Family Singers
Quebe Sisters
Linda Gail Lewis & Robbie Fulks
The Mammals
Short Round Stringband
Red Squirrel Chasers
Hazmat Modine
Special Consensus
Dead Horses
Roosevelt Diggs
Escaping Pavement
K. Jones & The Benzie Playboys
The Journeyman
May & The Motivations
Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt
Dick Siegel
Ralston Bowles
Kitty Donohoe
Sigrid Christiansen
Allison Downey
Dan Hazlett
Monte Pride
Audra Kubat

Corn Potato String Band
Thornetta Davis
Joe Hall and the Cane Cutters
Las Cafeteras
Charley Crockett
Kittle & Company
John McCutcheon
Front Country
Town Mountain
Darrell Scott
Nora Jane Struthers
Steppin’ In It
Nicholas James & Bandwagon
Diamond in the Rust
Elephant Rescue
Rollie Tussing
The Schrock Brothers
Jen Sygit
Anne Heaton
Andy Baker
Emily Rose
Sam Corbin

Molsky’s Mountain Drifters (Old Time, American Roots)
Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (Bluegrass)
Lúnasa (Celtic)
Session Americana (Americana)
Gaby Moreno (“Spanglish Folk-Soul”)
Ruthie Foster (Blues/Folk/Soul Singer-Songwriter)
Jayme Stone’s Folklife (North American Roots Music Revival)
La Cave Tap Reunion (Dance)
Radney Foster (Texas Country/Americana Singer-Songwriter)
Luke Winslow-King (Blues/Folk/Rock)
The Defibulators (Alt-Country / Rockabilly / Punk)
Feufollet (Cajun, Americana, Zydeco, Country Rock)
Don Julin’s Mr. Natural Project (Instrumental Bluegrass, Jazz, Reggae, Rock)
The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers (Gospel, R&B)
Planet D Nonet (Swing/Jazz)
Adrian+Meredith (American Roots)
Drew Nelson & Hwy 2 (Americana/Roots-Rock)
The Bootstrap Boys (Outlaw/Vintage Country)
T-Mart Rounders (Old Time Music & Dance)
Diff & Dudley (Alt-Country)

Asleep at the Wheel (Ameripolitan / Texas Country / Western Swing)
Charlie Musselwhite (American Electric Blues Harmonica)
The Gibson Brothers (Bluegrass)
Solas (Irish/Celtic)
Bruce Daigrepont (Cajun)
Haas Kowert Tice (Instrumental American Roots)
Mike + Ruthy (Roots/Americana)
Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble
Nic Gareiss & Friends (Percussive Dance)
Three Women & The Ruth (Singer/Songwriters: Mary Gauthier, Gretchen Peters, Eliza Gilkyson)
Adonis Puentes & The Voice of Cuba Orchestra (Cuban-Canadian Singer/Songwriter)
The Cactus Blossoms (Country/Western Swing)
Black Twig Pickers (Appalachian Old Time)
Luke Winslow-King (Blues/Folk/Rock)
Red Tail Ring (Old Time Roots, New Time Sound)
Stella! (American Roots)
The Go Rounds (Rock/Funk/Blues)
Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys (Rockabilly)
Mark Lavengood Bluegrass Bonananza! (Bluegrass/Folkgrass)
Soltré (Irish-Americana)
Ralston Bowles (Americana/Folk Singer/Songwriter)
Chris Buhalis (Michigan Singer-Songwriter)
Ira Bernstein (Percussive Dance Instruction & Discussion)
Frank Allison (Michigan Singer/Songwriter)
May Erlewine (Michigan Singer/Songwriter)
Natalie Mae (Michigan Singer/Songwriter)
Joe Shields (Michigan Singer/Songwriter)
Michelle Chenard & Pete Kehoe (Singer/Songwriters)
Jan Krist & Jim Bizer (Singer/Songwriters)

Joshua Davis (Michigan Singer/Songwriter; American Roots/Rock/Soul)
Dervish (Irish/Celtic)
Rock My Soul – The McCrary Sisters & The Fairfield Four (Gospel/R&B/Blues)
Foghorn Stringband (Old Time String Band)
Balsam Range (Bluegrass)
Savoy Family Cajun Band (Cajun)
Bill Kirchen (Rockabilly/Country/Blues)
California Feetwarmers (Hot Jazz/Americana)
Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton (Blues/Traditional American Music)
Peter Mulvey (Folk Singer/Songwriter)
Wild Ponies (Americana/Folk/Alt. Country)
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar (Roots/Blues)
Rapetipetam (Traditional French Canadian Dance & Music)
Gerald Ross (American Roots)
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys (Michigan/American Roots)
Rollie Tussing & The Midwest Territory Band (Folk)
Gifts or Creatures (Progressive Nostalgic Americana)
The Mudpuppys (Rockabilly/Blues/Old Country)

Rodney Crowell (Grammy Award Winning Singer/Songwriter)
Pokey LaFarge (American Roots, Vintage Jazz/Swing)
Sarah Jarosz (Singer/Songwriter/Bluegrass/Newgrass/Folk)
Sharon Shannon (Irish Accordionist)
The Steel Wheels (American Roots/Americana)
Eden Brent (Blues Pianist & Vocalist)
Bonsoir Catin (Cajun)
Ira Bernstein (Percussive/Traditional Dance/Clogging)
The Asham Stompers (Métis Jig & Square Dancers)
Billy Strings & Don Julin (Traditional/Old-Time/Bluegrass)
Big Foot String Band (Old Time)
Detour (Bluegrass)
Nic Gareiss & Maeve Gilchrist (Percussive Dance & Harp)
Claudia Schmidt & Dean Magraw (Folk/Jazz)
Rachael Davis (Singer/Songwriter)
Red Tail Ring (Old Time Roots, New Time Sound)
Alafrique (Traditional Ghanian/Blues)
The Madcat Midnight Blues Journey (Blues)
The Accidentals (Indie Folk)
Bennett (Indie Folk)
Kavazabava (Balkan-Gypsy-Klezmer)
Michigan Songwriters: Justin VanHaven, “E” Minor, Michael Crittenden, Tracy Kash

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn  (Folk/World/Jazz Fusion/Folk Rock/Bluegrass)
La Bottine Souriante  (French Canadian/Neo-Traditional/World)
The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band  (Delta Blues/Roots)
The Duhks  (Folk/Folk Rock/World/Canadian)
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys  (Rockabilly/Western Swing)
Billy Strings & Don Julin  (Traditional/Bluegrass/Gospel)
Carry it on … Dance Project
The Revelers  (Cajun)
The Boxcars  (Bluegrass)
Run Boy Run  (Old-Time/Bluegrass)
The Waymores  (Nashville singer/songwriters)
Henrie Brothers  (Bluegrass)
Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers  (Gospel)
The  Appleseed Collective  (Americana/Roots/Gypsy/Jazz)
Bennett (Michigan Folk)
Steppin’ In It  (Americana/Michigan Folk/Blues/Old-Time)
The Palooka Brothers (Old-Time/Traditional/Bluegrass)
Rachael Davis  (Michigan Roots Vocalist)
Kitty Donohoe  (Michigan Irish Folk)
Michelle Chenard  (Michigan Contemporary Folk)

Eric Bibb Stringband  (Blues)
Hoots & Hellmouth  (Roots/Alternative)
Cedric Watson & Bijou  (Creole Cajun)
De Temps Antan  (French Canadian Traditional/Québécois) 
Ruthie Foster  (Blues/Gospel)
Hogwire Stringband  (Traditional Americana)
Gibson Brothers  (Bluegrass)
Deke Dickerson  (Rockabilly)
Paul Thorn  (Americana)
Good Foot Dance Ensemble  (Percussive Dance)
Drew Nelson and Highway 2  (Michigan Americana)
The Crane Wives  (Michigan Folk/Americana)
Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys  (Michigan Folk/Bluegrass/Americana)
Black Jake and The Carnies  (Crabgrass/Punk Bluegrass)
Planet D Nonet  (Michigan Jazz/Swing/Jump)

The Freight Hoppers  (Old-Time/Bluegrass)
Abigail Washburn & the Village  (Old-Time)
Craver, Hicks, Watson & Newberry  (Old-Time)
Los Texmaniacs  (Tex Mex)
Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band  (Bluegrass)
Rhythmic Circus  (Contemporary Percussive Dance)
The Starlight Six  Michigan Folk Rock)
Ray Bonneville  (Blues Poet)
Wayne “The Train” Hancock & Willie “Big Eyes” Smith  (Jukejoint Swing/Blues)
An Dro  (Michigan Celtic World Beat)
Black Jake and The Carnies  (Crabgrass/Punk Bluegrass)
Blue Water Ramblers  (Michigan Folk/Americana)
Jessie Nieves & Nic Gareiss: Life After Limerick  (Irish/World String & Dance)
Shades of Grey  (Contemporary Irish Folk/World)
The Laws  (Bluegrass)
Old Foresters  (Michigan Traditional Roots)
Red Sea Pedestrians  (Michigan Klezmer/World)
Michigan Songwriters: J. Oscar Bittinger, Karisa Wilson, Kirby & Susan Harrison

Dave Allen & the Guilty Women  (Roots Rock)
Joel Mabus Trio (Michigan Americana)
Big Medicine  (Old-Time Mountain Music)
BeauSoleil  (Cajun)
Rory Block (Acoustic Delta Blues)
Laura Cortese (American singer, songwriter & fiddler)
Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys (Rockabilly/Michigan Americana)
Hotmud Family  (Old-Time Country/Bluegrass/Gospel)
Genticorum  (French Canadian Traditional/Québécois) 
Nic Gareiss & Friends  (Percussive Dance)
The Paschall Brothers   (Acapella Gospel)
Slide Ireland  (Irish)
Jeff & Vida  (Bluegrass Singers/Songwriters)
The Cornfed Girls  (Michigan Americana)
Ralston Bowles  (Michigan Folk)
Open Range  (Michigan Country)
Davis vs. Davis  (Michigan Folk)
The Red Sea Pedestrians  (Michigan Klezmer/World)
Seth and May  (Michigan Folk)
The Wild Turkeys  (Canadian Swamp Stomp Country)
Starlight 6  (Michigan Folk Rock)
Steppin’ In It  (Americana/Michigan Folk)
Michigan Songwriters:  Jill Jack, Barbara Jordan, John Latini, Josh Rose

Crooked Still  (New Old-Time/Progressive Folk)
The SteelDrivers  (Bluegrass)
Aubrey Ghent Band  (Sacred Steel)
Red Stick Ramblers  (Cajun/Swing)
Ruthie Foster  (Blues/Gospel)
Rhythm in Shoes  (Percussive & Clogging)
Delilah DeWylde and the Lost Boys  (Rockabilly/Michigan Americana)
The Radiators  (Hillbilly Country)
The Deadly Gentlemen  (Progressive Folk)
De Temps Antan  (French Canadian Traditional/Québécois) 
The Wilders  (Old-Time)
Ginny Hawker and Tracy Schwarz  (Traditional)
Sam Amidon  (Folk)
Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group  (Country/Gospel)
Bruce Molsky and Big Hoedown  (Old-Time)
Detour  (Michigan Bluegrass)
Drew Nelson  (Michigan Americana)
Michigan Songwriters: Dave Boutette, Robin Lee Berry, Michael Camp, Dan Hazlett

Crooked Still  (New Old-Time/Progressive Folk)
David “Honeyboy” Edwards  (Delta Blues)
The Pine Leaf Boys  (Cajun)
The Freight Hoppers  (Old-Time/Bluegrass)
The Tarbox Ramblers  (Blues/Hillbilly/Gospel)
The Ragbirds  (Michigan Folk Rock Pop Fusion)
Dale Watson  (Country “Ameripolitan”)
Cheryl Wheeler  (Singer/Songwriter)
The Cherryholmes Family  (Bluegrass)
The Chicken Chokers  (Old-Time)
Tim Graves and Cherokee  (Bluegrass)
The Refugees  (Singers/Songwriters)
Sole Impact  (Dance)
Slide (Ireland)  (Irish)
Bichini Biz Congo Dance Theater Company  (African Dance & Drumming)
Michael Smith  (Singer/Songwriter)
The Jeremy Kittel Band  (Celtic Jazz)
Lost World String Band  (Michigan String band eclectic)
Nic Gareiss & Friends  (Michigan String & Dance)
Madcat, Kane, Schrock & Shimmin  (Blues/Country)
Curly Miller and Carole Anne Rose and the Old 78’s  (String Band)
The Rhythm Billies  (Michigan Old-Time)
Michigan Songwriters: Jen Cass, Jen Sygit, John Lamb, Michael Camp

Eric Bibb (Blues)
Uncle Earl (String Band/Bluegrass)
Aubrey Ghent (Gospel)
The Duhks (Folk/Folk Rock/World/Canadian)
The Gimbles (Swing/Country)
GiveWay (Scottish Traditional/Folk)
The Lost Bayou Ramblers (Cajun)
Orpheus Supertones (Old-Time Stringband)
Seth Bernard & Daisy May Erlewine (Michigan Folk)
Mountain Heart (Bluegrass)
Earthworks Music (Michigan Singer/Songwriters)
The Tarbox Ramblers (Blues/Hillbilly/Gospel)
Rusty Blaides (Country Honky Tonk)
Rhythm in Shoes (Percussive dance)
Tom Russell (Singer/Songwriter)
Like Water Drum and Dance (African dance & Drumming)
Detour (Michigan Bluegrass)
The Great Lakes Ceili Band (Michigan Irish)
The Milroys (Singer/Songwriters)
The Schrock Brothers (Michigan)
Floyd King and the Bushwackers (Folk Rock)
Michigan Songwriters: Drew Nelson, Rawlston Bowles, Jen Sygit, Jen Cass.

The Duhks (Folk/Folk Rock/World/Canadian)
The Ragbirds (Michigan Folk Rock/Pop Fusion)
Ira Bernstein & Riley Baugus (Mountain, Old-Time & Dance)
Calvin Cooke (Gospel)
The Biddies (Folk)
Foghorn Stringband (Old-Time)
Randy Kohrs and the Lites (Bluegrass)
Grada (Irish)
Green Grass Cloggers Road Team (Clogging)
The LaFayette Rhythm Devils (Cajun)
Tim O’Brien (Americana)
Mamadou Diabate (World)
Paul Rishell and Annie Raines (Country Blues)
The Jay Unger and Molly Mason Family Band (Traditional)
Seth Bernard and Daisy May (Michigan Folk)
Andy Cohen (Michigan Folk)
Detour (Michigan Bluegrass)
Whit Hill and the Postcards (American Roots Music)
Hurry the Jug (Michigan Celtic)
Mountain Town Moonshiners (Michigan Traditional Bluegrass)
Sally Potter and Pat Madden (Michigan songwriters)
Freshwater (Celtic, Anglo & American music & dance)
Rootstand (Michigan contemporary & traditional folk)
Michigan Songwriters: Drew Nelson, Ralston Bowles, Jan Krist, Claudia Schmidt, Kitty Donohoe.

Roy Bookbinder (Blues/Storyteller)
Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum & the Guest House Band (Traditional)
Rachael Davis (Michigan Singer/Songwriter)
Hillbilly Idol (Classic Country)
Freshwater (Celtic, Anglo & American music & dance)
The Red Stick Ramblers (Cajun/Swing)
Le Vent du Nord (French Canadian Traditional/Québécois) 
Maria Muldaur (American Roots/Singer/Songwriter)
King Wilkie (Traditional Bluegrass)
The Wilders (Hillbilly Stringband)
Steppin’ In It (Americana/Michigan Folk/Blues/Old-Time)
Greensky Bluegrass (Bluegrass)
The Rockinghams (Old-Time Country)
Charivari (Cajun)
Rhythm in Shoes (Percussive dance)
Pierce Pettis (Singer/Songwriter)
Robert Jones (Michigan Blues)
Rick Thum and Homestead (Traditional & String)
Sally Potter and Pat Madden (Michigan Singers)
Open Range (Michigan Country)
Potato Moon (Michigan String Band)
The Yellow Room Gang (Michigan Singer/Songwriters)
The Salt Miners (Progressive)
Draggin’ Anchors (Progressive)

The Mammals (Progressive Folk/Old-Time)
Footworks (Percussive dance & clogging)
Louisiana Red (Blues)
Darrell Scott (Singer/Songwriter)
The Campbell Brothers (Gospel)
King Wilkie (Traditional Bluegrass)
Mollie O’Brien and Jive at Five (Swing/Jazz/Blues)
Whit Hill and the Postcards (American Roots Music)
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys (Cajun)
Solas (Celtic)
Dale Watson & the Lonestars (Honkytonk)
The Wilders (Hillbilly Stringband)
Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group (Country/Gospel)
Deep Blue Underground (Michigan Funk/Jazz/Rock)
Greensky Bluegrass (Michigan Bluegrass)
Sprout and the Orange (Michigan Progressive Jam Band)

Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys (Rockabilly/Honky Tonk)
The Mammals (Progressive Folk/Old-Time)
Chris Smither (Folk/Blues/Singer/Songwriter)
Red Clay Ramblers (Stringband)
Josh Graves and Kenny Baker (Bluegrass/Legend)
Donna the Buffalo (Roots Music)
Saffire (Blues)
The Dixie Hummingbirds (Gospel)
Tim O’Brien (Singer/Songwriter)
Vishten (Acadian)
Rhythm in Shoes (Percussive Dance)
Charivari (Cajun)
Door Nails (Michigan Dixieland Jazz/Rockabilly/ Country/Bluegrass/Punk)
Grasshoppah (Michigan Folk/Rock/Island/Jazz/Funk/Bluegrass)

Norman Blake (Old-Time Country)
Hot Club of Cowtown (Western Swing)
Aztex (Conjunto Fusion)
The Clayfoot Strutters (Old-Time)
Eric Bibb (Blues)
Johnny Gimble (Texas Swing)
Geno Delafose (Cajun & Creole)
Rachael Davis (Michigan Singer/Songwriter)
Buddy & Julie Miller (Nashville Singer/Songwriters)
Mountain Heart (Bluegrass)
Rhythm in Shoes (Percussive Dance/Clogging)
April Verch (Canadian fiddler & step dancer)
Melvin Mosley and The Spirit of Memphis (Gospel)
Millish (Celtic)
Company of Strangers (Folk/Rock/Celtic/Bluegrass)
Jacob’s Trouble (Rock)
Grasshoppah (Folk/Rock/Island/Jazz/Funk/Bluegrass)

Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys (Rockabilly/Honky Tonk)
Guy Clark (Singer/Songwriter)
Blue Highway (Bluegrass)
Footworks (Percussive dance/clogging)
John Hammond Jr (Blues)
Balfa Toujours (Cajun)
The Whites (Traditional Country & Bluegrass)
Stacy Earle (Country singer/songwriter)
Tom, Brad & Alice (Old-Time)
Barachois (French Canadian/Acadian)
The Calvin Cooke Sacred Steel Ensemble (Michigan Gospel)
The Ill-Mo Boys (Old-Time String Band)
Chief O’Neil’s House Band (Irish)

Howard Armstrong Trio (Blues & String)
Lee Benoit and The Bayou Stompers (Cajun)
Guy Davis (Blues)
Blue Highway (Bluegrass)
Fat City String Band (Old-Time)
Claudia Schmidt (Michigan singer/songwriter)
Tim O’Brien & “The Crossing” (Celtic)
Los Pleneros De la 21 (World)
The Lynn Morris Band (Bluebrass)
Blues Swingers (Swing)
Ira Bernstein & Company (Percussive dance/clogging)
Tongue & Groove (Percussive dance/clogging)
Volo Bogtrotters (Old-Time Country)
Hillbilly Idol (Classic Country)

The Blues Swingers (Blues)
Barton & Sweeney (Singer/Songwriters)
Lee Benoit and the Bayou Stompers (Cajun)
Cephas & Wiggins (Blues)
Guy Clark (Singer/Songwriter)
The Dixie Hummingbirds (Gospel)
Footworks (Percussive dance/clogging)
The Freight Hoppers (Old-Time)
Hillbilly Idol (Classic Country)
The Improbabillies (Old-Time)
Patty Larkin (Singer/Songwriter)
Los Bandits (Tex Mex)
Claire Lynch (Bluegrass)

Ira Bernstein (Percussive dance/clogging)
Ralph Blizard & The New Southern Ramblers (Mountain)
Critton Hollow (Old-Time)
Continental Divide (Bluegrass)
De Dannan (Celtic)
Dixie Hummingbirds (Gospel)
Iowa Rose (Michigan Old-Time/Bluegrass)
Jive at Five (Swing/Jazz)
Joel Mabus (Michigan Singer/Songwriter)
Tim & Mollie O’Brien with Jerry Douglas (Bluegrass/Old-Time Irish)
Rhythm In Shoes (Percussive dance/clogging)
Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys (Cajun)
Sally Rogers (Singer/Songwriter)
Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women (Blues)
Samite (World Music)
Robin & Linda Williams & their Fine Group (Country/Gospel)

Gillian Welch & David Rawlings (Country Singers/Songwriters)
Continental Divide (Bluegrass)
The Bone Tones (Cajun)
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (Storyteller/Folk)
Rosalie Sorrels (Storyteller/Folk)
Larry Penn (Storyteller/Folk)
Footworks (Percussive & Clogging)
The Freight Hoppers (Old-Time)
Johnny Gimble (Texas Swing)
Jive at Five (Swing/Jazz)
Los Bandits (Michigan Tex-Mex & Tejano)
The Rhythm Rats (Old-Time)
The Schryer Triplets (Canadian Fiddling)
Paul Rishell & Annie Raines (Country Blues)
Solas (Celtic)

Mac Benford and The Woodshed All-Stars (Old-Time)
Ira Bernstein (Percussive/clogging)
Benoit Bourque and Gaston Bernard (French Canadian Traditional/Québécois) 
Pop Wagner (Cowboy poetry, song & rope twirling)
Glenn Ohrlin (Cowboy poetry & song)
Johnny Gimble (Texas Swing)
The Burns Sisters Band (Folk/Country)
Bing Brothers (Traditional)
Saffire, the Uppity Blues Women (Blues)
The Bone Tones (Cajun)
Rhythm in Shoes (Percussion/clogging)
Peter Rowan (Bluegrass)
Jerry Douglas (Dobro)
Dick Siegel (Michigan Singer/Songwriter)
The Raisin Pickers (Michigan Americana)
Laurie Lewis & Grant Street (Bluegrass/Country/Folk)
The Red Mules (Traditional Stringband)

Amaryllis (Michigan Folk/60’s-70’s)
Footworks (Percussive dance/clogging)
Critton Hollow (Old-Time)
Jive at Five (Swing/Jazz)
Si Kahn (Folk singer/songwriter)
Kate MacKenzie (Bluegrass)
Del McCoury Band (Bluegrass)
Los Bandits (Michigan Tejano)
The Renegades (Old-Time)
The Raisin Pickers (Michigan Traditional)
Tim and Mollie O’Brien & the O’Boys (Traditional/Folk/Celtic)
Open House (Celtic & World Music)
Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys (Cajun)
Saffire The Uppity Blues Women (Blues)
Samite (African/Ugandan)
Second Opinion (Michigan Folk)

Kitty Donohoe (Michigan singer/songwriter/Irish)
The Gospel Warriors (Traditional Gospel)
John Hartford (Traditional)
The Indian Creek Delta Boys (Old-Time)
Jive at Five (Swing/Jazz)
Kapelye (Klezmer)
The Lonesome River Band (Bluegrass)
The Poodles (Stringband/Country/Mariachi/Texas Swing)
Jody Stecher and Kate (Bluegrass/Old-Time/Folk)
The Thundering Cannonballs (Old-Time)
Claude “Fiddler” Williams (Jazz violin)