BLUEGRASS, OLD-TIME & AMERICANA MUSIC
Sherbrooke Scout Camp Site, Calverton, Nottingham
MICHAEL DAVES & JACOB JOLLIFF (USA)
Michael Daves grew up in that grand tradition of staying up late & singing real loud. Daves has garnered attention for his work with Chris Thile, Steve Martin, Tony Trischka, and Rosanne Cash in addition to his solo performances. Jacob Jolliff is a National Mandolin Championship winner in Winfield, Kansas. He has been part of the bands Joy Kills Sorrow and the Yonder Mountain String Band. He has now formed the Jacob Jolliff band. This is a unique opportunity to see these amazing musicians performing together as a duo in the UK only at Crossover Festival
ASHLEY CAMPBELL (USA)
Already known for her work alongside her father, country legend Glen Campbell — who, during his final years as a touring musician, leaned heavily on his youngest daughter as a banjo player, keyboardist and harmony vocalist — Ashley is now stepping out on her own. Her music is a mix of her wide-ranging influences, combining the old-school country sound popularized by her father during the '60s and '70s with contemporary Americana, rootsy folk and country-pop. Also known for her appearance in the Rascal Flats video for the song ' Banjo'.
JORDAN TICE & LIV GREENE (USA)
Jordan Tice is a guitarist, singer and songwriter celebrated for his exceptional mastery of both fingerstyle and flatpicking guitar styles and a wide range of acoustic genres. Probably best known as a member of acclaimed folk-bluegrass supergroup Hawktail, Has worked with celebrated artists including Dave Rawlings, Yola and banjo/comedy legend Steve Martin.
Born in Washington DC, Liv Greene is an award-winning young songwriter and performer now based in Nashville, Tennessee.
regularly teaches songwriting workshops via the legendary Club Passim venue and music school in Boston, and already has a clutch of songwriting awards to her credit. Liv won the Kerrville Folk Festival’s 2019 New Folk Competition and was a showcase artist at Folk Alliance International 2021.
THE OFTEN HERD
The Often Herd transcend the traditional boundaries of bluegrass music. Although they might resemble an American string band, complete with driving energy, tight vocal harmonies and dazzling instrumental interplay, their vibrant, transatlantic sound is deeply coloured by their surroundings; the striking natural and industrial landscapes of Northern England. This unique approach won them the title of “Best European Bluegrass Band 2018” at the prestigious La Roche Bluegrass Festival in France.
CROOKED CREEK (CANADA)
Crooked Creek formed in Montreal, QC in 2019 when trio Daphnee Vandal, Tim Loten, and Jono Townsend started digging into their acoustic roots and performing around town as a classic bluegrass and Old Time band.
Although based in Montreal, banjo player Tim Loten and guitar player Jono Townsend grew up in eastern Ontario near Perth, and take influence from their childhood homes to write songs and instrumental tunes.
Rock and Roll with a Country Twist...Get those dancing shoes on! Performing old-school country music from the likes of Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, George Jones, Webb Pierce and Johnny Horton
Describing what Dan does is no easy task but at the heart of it is British, Irish and American folk music delivered with a healthy dose of funky grooves – all performed with his unique and dazzling take on clawhammer style banjo helping to challenge all preconceptions about the instrument. Add to all that poignant songs, astonishing musical departures and lively humour and the result is a truly memorable live show which has wowed audiences across the world from intimate seated rooms to huge dancing crowds in festival fields.
HILLARY KLUG (USA)
Hillary Klug is one of those musicians who makes her talents look super simple when really it’s almost humanly impossible. She is an exceptional buck dancer (aka tap dancing/clogging) and violinist. When she mixes the two together the results are extraordinary. Hillary plays the violin whilst dancing on a wooden platform, using her feet for a beat and her violin for the melody, she creates extremely entertaining music.
THE VANGUARDS are a five-piece bluegrass band based in London. Since 2015, their high lonesome three-part harmonies and instrumental prowess have been bringing audiences a taste of the hard-driving early years of this acoustic offspring of country music. As well as performing masterful interpretations of bluegrass classics, they write and perform wholly original music which evokes the sound and feel of bluegrass music’s pioneers.
THE RYE SISTERS
The Rye Sisters (Ishani and Sue) are a duo from Lincolnshire who perform Americana and folk-country songs in close harmony to guitar, mandolin and fiddle. They pull from broadly American influences, such as Buddy and Julie Miller, The Civil Wars and the Dixie Chicks.
Sugarwell Hill are a Leeds based Old Time Stringband featuring Simon Robinson (vocals, banjo, guitar, dulcimer), Evan Davies (vocals, mandolin, guitar, fiddle) & Michael Russell (fiddle, banjo, guitar). Playing hypnotic, foot stomping old time fiddle tunes and singing songs and ballads from America and Britain
PHIL DOLEMAN & PERCY COPLEY (BAND)
Percy and Phil are two regular Sorefingers tutors, teaching ukulele and beginners banjo. For Crossover, this fun and talented duo are joined by Jo May on Spoons and washboard and Graeme Parry on bass. We just know it will be lively and fun. Not to be missed.
RAIN OF ANIMALS
Rain Of Animals is the euphonious collaboration between Pepita Emmerichs (Oh Pep!) and Theodore Barnard (Wire & Wool) and their love of all things mandolin, fiddle, guitar, harmony vocals, bluegrass, oldtime, swing, tunes and songs. Spanning originals to arrangements of classics and gems of rarities you wish you had discovered earlier, their sound is both new and old, unique in it's instrumental wizardry and musical integrity all at once.
Bakerfield Band is the new line up from the existing bakerfield duo (Loraine Baker Wakefield and Pete Wakefield) , Stu Williams of Bakers Fabulous Boys and Jo Williams from Cousin Pearl.
THE GROVE BAND
Classic UK Bluegrass Band from Leeds with tight three part harmony singing.
Specialists in the original grass-roots, hard-life sounds of America, the six-piece’s visual and melodic antics, combined with the joshing, joyful rapport they build with audiences, have made them one of the UK’s most sought-after acts on the US roots-inspired circuit.
Led by champion USA fiddler and funny-gal Kate Lissauer, pictured right, they deliver string-band tradition ballads, rags and work songs and the spiritual numbers of Appalachia, bluegrass and early country. The new line up includes Joe from Hayseed Dixie!