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IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC!

We literally get hundreds of musician inquiries each year and we listen to each one. It's extremely difficult, yet we try to choose the best, relatively unknown bands we can find. Our friends and guests expect each High Land Jam to be different, yet one thing that stays the same is the quality of the music. Some bands come back, but we always have new bands each year. It's like a reunion of musicians. If you wish to play the High Land Jam, please submit through Sonic bids. It's a lot easier on us to hear you. Almost all of our bands are from Sonic Bids. Bands are listed by confirmation date only. See you on the farm!


 

ZEN

ZEN has played around the block a time or two. Placing second in Relix's Jamoffs, ZEN also took away Phish's "longest continuous jam by a Jamband" award by beating Phish's legendary 7hr and 46 minute record by playing for 20 hours. Known on the Jamband scene, ZEN has played around the East Coast for years.

 
The Greens ("Good-Time Appalachian Neo-Classic Rock/Soul Boogaloo!") THE GREENS are one of the best bands you've never heard of. Hopefully, that will soon change! West Virginia, which is unfortunately NOT often recognized as a musical "hot-spot" (if it's recognized at all!), has been a good home to this unique and soulful group for over 5 years now. Positive things are finally happening. Even in a small college town like Morgantown (Go WVU!) lots of people are taking notice. Yes, the word is out: The Greens ROCK!!! This experienced professional band plays well over 100 shows every year all through Appalachia and beyond. At ALL KINDS of venues The Greens are steadily growing a solid reputation of GOOD MUSIC and GOOD TIMES. Now The Greens need YOU, and YOU need The Greens! Though the "power trio" IS blues/rock-based, a wide spectrum of other influences is present, a well-balanced mix of funk, soul, jazz, alt/country, old-time, world-beat, anything, as long as it's REAL! The Greens (not just the "Blues") always strive for timeless music that audiences will enjoy. We write ORIGINAL songs that people can feel and relate to. So, a crop of devoted fans is sure to pop up wherever The Greens take the stage. This band is GUARANTEED to consistently deliver ELECTRIFYING, SATISFYING performances. When The Greens turn on the ENERGY, people just can't help getting up and dancing and having an overall fabulous time. For these "career opportunities" we are very grateful and can only hope to continue to please crowds in the future. We look forward to hearing from you soon! Thank you kindly... The Greens!

This CD by Red Rooster showed up in the pile of CD's a month ago and I was intrigued by the image of a tractor in front of a city skyline. The music is an infectious reflection of the cover, urban pop melodies played by mostly country instruments. The New York-based band calls themselves a folk collective, centered around lead vocalist Jay Erickson and guitarist Nat Zilkha, who also share the songwriting. The other band members play fiddle, steel and banjo that blend amazingly with a small horn section and your standard keys, bass and drums.

Hints of gospel, blues and even a few samples can't keep the twang from shining through. The album closes with the only cover, Porter Wagoner's "Satisfied Mind, " sung passionately by "ringer' vocalist Susannah Hornsby. This is Americana music in the broadest sense of the word and that's a good thing. I dare you to not love what these guys in Red Rooster are doing.

Red Rooster
Italy Erucaliphus:
Coming all the way from ITALY!
Band Members Andrea Guerrini - Electric bass
Filippo Brunelleschi - Drum and Percussion
Delta Theo - Guitar and voice
Special guest : Nicola Mondani - Jah trumpet
Influences The Kinks, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppeling,Gong, Cream, Genesis, Deep Purple, Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, rolling stones, strawberry alarm clock, jethro tull, colosseum, the who, caleidoscope, steve miller jefferson airplane, syd barret , robert johnson, donovan, chocolate watchband, ravi shankar,Dio.

 

 

 

Dyer Weed is a New Jersey/Pennsylvania band made up of six veterans of the Jersey/PA jam music scene. Specializing in original compositions, Dyer Weed's sound combines the song craftsmanship of the Rolling Stones with the improvisational skills of the Grateful Dead. Setlists never disappoint, as this band has a huge catalog of insightful and danceable originals that will satisfy even the most critical music fans. Dyer Weed is currently touring all over the tri-state area, while working on their debut studio album. You can hear Dyer Weed live tracks on several radio stations in NJ and CT.
Dyer Weed
Ivy Rowe
Ivy Rowe
Clear high vocals mixed with gutsy blues growls and unique songwriting style echo a heritage of jazz,soul, and funk influence haunted by the impact of clean lilting Appalachian ballads. Lifting up the songs is a monster quartet of seasoned jazz/funk/blues players with a serious groove. The blend is unique and original with a fresh take on the R&B sound in this pop/soul crossover.

Lynda is from Maryland, grown in the hills of Appalachia and the shores of the Chesapeake. She has been working as an emerging songwriter for the last several years and has performed previously in the Riverhouse Concert series, the Shenandoah River Song Festival, and with regional acoustic blues sensation Pops Walker. She has also opened for national recording artist Bethany Yarrow, is a NewSongs Academy member, and a BMI artist and publisher. She recently wrote, co-produced, and performed in the aerial dance and music show promoting social awareness, ˆíSuite Earthˆ́, which debuted=2 0at the Baltimore Theatre Project in Baltimore, Md and the Wooly Mammoth Theatre in Washington D.C in the 2006 Capital Fringe Festival. Her debut album, Front Row Stare, was released in 2008 recorded and mastered in Lake Tahoe and Los Angeles, California with a release concert at San Francisco's Biscuit and Blues in December 2008.
ivyrowe.com

Maynard & TransFusion

TransFusion is born out of Seth's desire to create and perform instrumental jazz/fusion tunes reminiscent of the 70's and 80's, with nods to bebop and rock. With lots of improv and interplay between the players, the music hinges on Seth's guitar voice and the input from fellow musicians. The sound captures the spirit of Coltrane, Miles Davis, John Scofield, & others.
Transfusion's current line up features: Seth (electric guitars), JB Tenney (bass), Chris Newsom (drums), Rich Norwood (saxes), and Randraiz Wharton (keys). And the tunes are primarily Seth's originals combined with a dose of standard favorites.
Seth performs as many as 100 shows each year at various regional venues with many different groups. He owns and operates Lone Wolf Productions where his recording/producing credits are numerous.

seth maynard

Steve Johnson

Steven Seth Johnson


    howdy. people tell me i play campfire music and it's true that i started picking around fire about 4 years ago in WY. i was borne in elkins town WV in 1985 and since have rambled all over. i keep my eyes half open all the time and don't care much for TV. i write a-lot of my music while running, i even like running through the rain. birds never wear watches and witches don't ride on brooms.

Second Draw

Second Draw \`sec-kund `dro\ 1: a second, longer, more satisfying “pull” off of good whisky 2: the musical distillate of core elements of American, jam band, bluegrass, blues and folk music. 3: Charlottesville, Va based musical experience comprising guitar, mandolin, banjo, accordion, and bass 4: second longer more satisfying “pull” off the jug of American Stump Music

Our repertoire consist primarily of originals written by Shannon Williams (banjo) whose songs are more lyrically based with flavorings of bluegrass, folk or blues and Rob Frayser (mandolin) who brings more mystical, rhythmic, jam band based elements to the group. The overall sound that emerges represents the raw distillation of these two varied perspectives. Throw in the full body sound of an accordion, fluid flatpicking guitar and solid bass underpinning and you can taste the good whisky sound of Second Draw!

Second Draw


JB Tenney

Eclectic, Emotional and Hard Pounding Acoustic Guitar, J.B. Tenney can only be described as "Michael Hedges" meets "Massive Attack" in his original melodies and soulful improv. More than just acoustic guitar, it would be pre-mature to put a label on his music without hearing for yourself.

JB Tenney

Buckhannon Boys Buckhannon Mountain Fools is the culmination of a decade (or more) of jamming, learning, friendship, and love. We love our families, friends,Appalachia, and good music. We hope you enjoy what we do, because we love doing it. If we are playing near you, come check us out. Right now, we spend a lot of time honing our skills on the porch of a cabin in the hills of West Virginia. We are currently playing open mics any chance we get. Our friendship has spanned almost two decades and we hope to become your friends, too.

 


 

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