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Spirit Family Reunion: 
Skillet Good n' Greasy

Spirit Family Reunion is aptly named. Pulling elements from the broad spectrum of acoustic American music, the band revives them with highly spirited performances. The old-time charm in the band’s fiddlin’ n’ pickin’ is married to Dylanesque rage in gruffly delivered verses, leave audiences helpless but to sing, hoot, holler, and dance along — finding themselves part of the contagious energy the band creates.

Sam Quinn: 
Peggy-O

After Tennessee folk/country band The Everybodyfields went their separate ways, Sam Quinn embarked on a solo career in an effort to keep the good times rolling in a gleefully depressing way – the only way he knows how, and the only way we like it.

Cruz Contreras & Friends: 
Waterbound

You’ll quickly find it’s rare for Cruz Contreras to be presented with an instrument he doesn’t play. Contreras spent years performing as the “CC” in Robinella and the CCstringband. After the band ended, he took a couple of years off from music before emerging as vocalist and lead songwriter of the The Black Lillies, a group that has come to the forefront of the East Tennessee Americana scene. Here, he plays ‘Waterbound’ with Josh Oliver who contributes his stunning harmonies and beautiful guitar accompaniment.

Defibulators: 
Dum Dum

The Defibulators have emerged as one of the most engaging live acts from the thriving roots scene in Brooklyn, NY – melding bluegrass, rockabilly, honky-tonk, and punk into their own eclectic sound. CBGB’s-meets-Grand Ole Opry, indeed.

Sam Quinn: 
Under The Boardwalk

After Tennessee folk/country band The Everybodyfields went their separate ways, Sam Quinn embarked on a solo career in an effort to keep the good times rolling in a gleefully depressing way – the only way he knows how, and the only way we like it.

Cruz Contreras & Friends: 
Go To Sleep

You’ll quickly find it’s rare for Cruz Contreras to be presented with an instrument he doesn’t play. Contreras spent years performing as the “CC” in Robinella and the CCstringband. After the band ended, he took a couple of years off from music before emerging as vocalist and lead songwriter of the The Black Lillies, a group that has come to the forefront of the East Tennessee Americana scene.

Jennifer Niceley: 
Must be in a Good Place Now

Raised on a Tennessee farm, Jennifer imbues her songs with a feel for the spacious expanses of earth and sky, an appreciation for the wonder of the natural world and the clear understanding of the importance of quietly, determinedly shaping one’s own artistic voice in the most personal way imaginable.

Cruz Contreras & Friends: 
Lonely

You’ll quickly find it’s rare for Cruz Contreras to be presented with an instrument he doesn’t play. Contreras spent years performing as the “CC” in Robinella and the CCstringband. After the band ended, he took a couple of years off from music before emerging as vocalist and lead songwriter of the The Black Lillies, a group that has come to the forefront of the East Tennessee Americana scene.

Cruz Contreras & Friends: 
Midnight

You’ll quickly find it’s rare for Cruz Contreras to be presented with an instrument he doesn’t play. Contreras spent years performing as the “CC” in Robinella and the CCstringband. After the band ended, he took a couple of years off from music before emerging as vocalist and lead songwriter of the The Black Lillies, a group that has come to the forefront of the East Tennessee Americana scene.