Millpond Music Festival: First of the Line-up Confirmed!
Tickets are on sale now!
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150 Willow St
Bishop, CA 93514
The festival is planned for September 16-18, 2022.
We are excited to announce the first confirmed performers at this years festival!
Nina Gerber and Chris Webster
Nina Gerber & Chris Webster haven’t rushed into this album thing—it’s only after 25 years of playing together that they’ve released an album of gorgeous duets, Apple Blossom Lane, featuring Chris’s bluesy, jazzy, soulful voice and Nina’s incomparable guitar accompaniment, always surprising, yet always so exactly right. They take their time with each song, playing with possibilities, exploring depths, arriving at moments of rare beauty and transcendence. If you’ve ever heard Nina before, you know she always brings out the best in the musicians around her, and Chris’s best is spectacularly good—her “magic derives from those ineffable qualities of vocal grain, emotional nuance, timing, and phrasing possessed by the truly great and moving singers of any style,” says the Oakland Tribune. This is a pairing well worth the wait!
Music fans know Chris Webster and Nina Gerber as two of the most skilled and artful musical talents. Webster’s voice is uniquely compelling while Gerber’s guitar is beautiful and powerful. Together they’re magic. With originals, tasteful covers-soulful ballads, jazzy tunes and sweet folk, a great show.
Learn more at www.ninagerber.com and www.chriswebstermusic.com.
The Shakedown String Band
The sound can best be described as a blend between Americana, soul, and bluegrass. A traditional interpretation of “string band” may mislead you; while the core of the sound relies heavily on vocal harmonies and soaring melodies, the momentum is powered by tight drums and percussion that leave no mistake about the groove. Shakedown has focused on building a strong local following in San Diego, and is in the studio recording their 2nd full length album. The band features drums, percussion, bass, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and a female vocalist.
Learn more at shakedownstringband.org
Sam n’ Ash
Accordionist Samantha Harvey and mandolinist Ashley Hoyer bring new life to their traditional folk instruments. The duo met in Ventura, California, where they formed their distinct style performing at festivals, concerts, and pubs. An accessible and sought-after blend of genres, their music has been featured on the wildly popular podcast “Welcome to Night Vale.” Their first full-length album Echo Summit explores the outer reaches of the duo’s sonic possibilities. Although they may bring classic melodies to the table, their treatment of them is anything but traditional. Where this duo really shines is in its original writing. Both Sam and Ash come from backgrounds of time-honored folk styles; however, their original work is an amalgamation of their influences as 21st century folk musicians.
Samantha Harvey is a prominent traditional music and dance performer. She has performed throughout the world with groups such as Téada, Ireland The Show, Irish Christmas in America, and Celtic Journey. Her performance work has involved concerts, festivals and teaching in Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Europe and the United States. Samantha was privileged to perform in RTÉ’s Centenary 2016, broadcast live on television from the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin.
Ashley Hoyer is a southern California-based composer and multi-instrumentalist. She tours with The Syncopaths (a folk-dance band), Long Story Short (a string trio that perform her original works), and Fire, Grace & Ash (a classical/folk trio of violin, guitar, and mandolin). Most recently, Ashley has been spending her time writing chamber and orchestral pieces, expanding her compositional palette of tools and colors.
Learn more at www.samnashband.com
(From Inyo Council for the Arts)