11:30 amFHS Jazz Band
12:45 pmSusan Gibson
2:15 pmBranson Anderson
3:45 pmDead Horses
5:15 pmLuca Stricagnoli
6:45 pmPortland Cello Project Quartet
8:15 pmThe Steep Canyon Rangers
All playing on the First Bank of Montana Stage at Creekside Marketplace & Pavilion
Returning to the Centerfest Stage on August 5th is a 2022 favorite, that brought the sun out after a cold and raining morning and brought the crowd to their feet! Please welcome back to Centerfest for their second year and opening the festival, The FHS Jazz Band!
Susan Gibson's songwriting doesn't pull any punches. Hook-laden and emotionally sharp, the Wimberley songwriter's first full-length of new songs since 2011's Tightrope delivers the kind of character portraits and narratives that elevated her "Wide Open Spaces" to Dixie Chicks-level success. The real treat of The Hard Stuff is the range of melody beyond most singer-songwriters, with the center run of the title track, "Lookin' for a Fight," and "The Big Game" winding unexpected yet infectious. Gibson returns as poignant and vital as ever. — The Austin Chronicle
You can hear that spirit of wanderlust in the tone and timbre of his music. It's classic Americana at it's core and very clearly exhibits a due respect to artists like Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash whom Branson says he draws inspiration from. Like Dylan and Cash, there's casual ease in the way he sings, but every lyric feels rooted in a modern truth. When he sings, "I never trust anyone that knows what they want," I smiled because it's true. — Blurred Culture
An Artist you need to know with smokey vocals, cinematic lyrics, and beautifully uncluttered collection of songs. — Rolling Stone Magazine
Dead Horses isn't a band in the conventional sense. Rather, it's an intimate, folk-inspired conversation between two close friends. At its core, the participants are guitarist/singer Sarah Vos and bassist Daniel Wolff.
The Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based pair's musicality, emotionality, and ambitions have sent them on a winding journey in music.
Every so often, a musician emerges who, in terms of depth of expression, advances a style so much that the way we listen changes forever. In rock, Derek Trucks comes to mind as an example. Italian guitarist Luca Stricagnoli embodies such a shift. He employs right-hand fretting, altered tunings, and partial capos in the spirit of Preston Reed and Kaki King, yet, like Trucks, he's playing at a higher level. — MINOR 7TH
Luca Stricagnoli, born and raised in Italy, is an acoustic guitarist known for his unique style and innovative playing techniques. His original approach to music has led him to a variety of successes from obtaining over 100 million views on his music videos to having the opportunity to perform all around the globe.
His music has been featured in countless magazines and TV channels and has grabbed the attention of world-famous artists such as the bands "Red Hot Chili Peppers" and "Walk Off The Earth".
It doesn't get much more genre-crossing than this — MTV
This Allstar quartet almost defines genre crossing by taking a classical instrument where few have gone before and offering chamber and string-based renditions of movie themes, pop songs, classical pieces, and even metal tunes such as Pantera's Mouth for War.
Over the band's esteemed career, the three-time Grammy nominees have released 13 studio albums, three collaborative albums with actor/banjoist Steve Martin, been inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, and appeared on some of music's biggest stages.
In 2013, Nobody Knows You won the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, while 2012's Rare Bird Alert and 2020's North Carolina Songbook garnered nominations in the same category.