Shook Twins

Everybody in your life will write his or her own chapter in your story. Take a step back, and you’ll see the influence of your loved ones, mentors, and friends in your decisions. Shook Twins refer to these folks in the title of their fourth album, Some Good Lives. Throughout fourteen tracks, the duo—identical twin sisters Katelyn Shook [vocals, guitar] and Laurie Shook [banjo, vocals]—pay homage to everyone from a late grandpa and godfather to Bernie Sanders.

“We realized there was a theme,” Katelyn reveals. “Even though our minds are mostly on the women of today and wanting the monarchy to rise up, we have several men in our lives who have been such positive forces. We wanted to thank them and honor the good guys who showed us the beauty in this crazy world we live in. So, it’s an album for Some Good Lives that have crossed paths with ours—and to them, we are grateful.”

Laurie agrees, “It’s also an acknowledgment of our thankfulness of the good life that we get to live.”

However, the pair derived their own strength from these relationships. Over the course of three full-length releases and a handful of EPs since 2008, acclaim would come by way of everyone from USA Today and Baeble Music to Langhorne Slim, The Lumineers, Mason Jennings, and iconic best-selling author Neil Gaiman who enthusiastically decreed, “They make music that twines through your soul the way vines cover an abandoned shack in the woods.” Beyond gigs with the likes of Gregory Alan Isakov and Ani DiFranco, they captivated crowds at High Sierra Music Festival, Lightning In A Bottle, Bumbershoot, Hulaween, Summer Camp Music Festival, and Northwest String Summit, to name a few.

Mo Lowda & the Humble w/ Pierce Edens

Mo Lowda & the Humble
Known for their progressive song writing and energetic live performances, Mo Lowda & The Humble’s beginnings were in the beer-soaked basements of Philadelphia. Following the release of their first full length album in 2013, the trio, consisting of Jordan Caiola, Shane Woods, and Nate Matulis began playing venues throughout the city. After experiencing the high of multiple sold out hometown shows, Mo Lowda took their act on the road and began consistently touring the country. Their 2016 sophomore release, ‘Act Accordingly’, was a short and sweet embodiment of the band’s natural progression; refining their already formidable sound. Following that release, Jeff Lucci stepped in as the new bassist, bringing his unique songwriting and tasteful use of effects pedals into the mix. On the heels of playing over 100 shows nationwide in 2017, Mo Lowda is set for a full US tour In 2018, in support of their upcoming Full-Length entitled “Creatures”.

Pierce Edens
As those who have seen him live can attest, Pierce Edens absorbed the songwriting, storytelling and musical styling of the surrounding Appalachian Mountains, where he spent his childhood. This history takes the form of old time, folk and bluegrass music as well as spoken words of storytellers from his North Carolina home; this has earned him the moniker of “Appalachicana.”

The Mammoths

“The Mammoths are an up-and-coming Austin band to watch fueled by their fiery unapologetic live shows reminiscent of a young Led Zeppelin. In meeting with these guys at AMF on their future plans, this band is clearly driven on playing hard and using the old school work ethic of making fans one sweaty show at a time,” said Alex Vallejo (Vallejo Music Group/Austin Music Foundation).

Dirty Revival

Dirty Revival, a seven piece Soul/Rock band hailing for Portland, OR, is quickly gaining notoriety for their inspired songwriting and impressive live performances and has been electrifying stages across the US since 2013. With several multi regional tours under their belt and an impressive list of tour and show support (including George Clinton and The Parliament Funkadelic, Michael Franti and The Motet) the band continues to ramp their tour schedule and looks forward to bringing their unique sound to a venue near you.

Cousin Curtiss

Cousin Curtiss produces rootstomp music at its finest. Lyrics with meaning. Vocality with power. Guitar with fury. Stomp with soul. And the guy plays harmonica like his hair’s on fire. Cousin Curtiss’s finger-picking style is reminiscent of John Butler, his harp playing is on par with John Popper, and his loop jams are straight out of Keller Williams handbook. His one-man-band, ceaselessly-energized performance is designed to move people. Ever practiced. Never the same. Always entertaining.

Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones w/ Kind Hearted Strangers

Fronted by 21 year old triple threat vocalist, songwriter and guitar player, Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones boasts a resume that can be hard to match for most multi-decade musicians. With over 2,500 shows under their belt, three completed albums and festival appearances at Peach Music Festival, Firefly Music Festival and Kaaboo Del Mar, Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones are on their way to becoming Rock & Roll’s next marquee act.

With special guests Kind Hearted Strangers kicking off the night.

Hackensaw Boys

For almost two decades, the Hackensaw Boys have plowed the asphalt bringing their raw, gritty American vernacular sounds to the music halls and streets across the world. Twenty years later, the group continues their burning hot vision of American roots music into a new age, fueled as much by a rowdy punk spirit as by the traditional masters that first inspired them.

Collidoscope w/ Melody Lines

Collidoscope is a band formed on the perpetual desire to bring something new to the table. In a landscape of producers saturated with the perfunctory “Live Band”, the trio strives to take risks where others don’t. Whether it’s the rotating cast of guest musicians, the seamless blending of genres, or the healthy dose of improvisational jamming woven in to every set, the band has a clear mission: to make every show unique—a one time experience that leaves the listener hungry for the next one. The group has a penchant for 70’s funk, glitch-hop beats, big bass lines, and live instruments with a purpose. A musical gumbo combining massive drops with improvised grooves and raucous energy. Collidoscope puts their heart and soul into every show, and the result is palpable.