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Thursday, July 4
 

12:00pm

Rainbow Girls
Rainbow Girls

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Rainbow Girls

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterRainbow Girls are an eclectic folk trio hailing from the golden countryside just north ofCalifornia's Bay Area. Vanessa May, Erin Chapin, and Caitlin Gowdey seamlessly combine soul-touching harmonies, varitextured instrumentals, and poignant lyrical content into a beautiful sonic... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Big Meadow

1:30pm

The Suitcase Junket
The Suitcase Junket

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The Suitcase Junket

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterThe latest album from The Suitcase Junket, Mean Dog, Trampoline is populated by characters in various states of reverie: leaning on jukeboxes, loitering on dance floors, lying on the bottoms of empty swimming pools in the sun. Despite being deeply attuned to the chaos of the world... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Vaudeville

2:00pm

Mapache
Mapache

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Mapache

VideoFacebookInstagramMapache consists of Clay Finch and Sam Blasucci. Born and raised in Glendale, California, the duo's breathtaking harmonies and heartfelt sound verges on cosmic West Coast Pop Americana. Just months after releasing their critically acclaimed self-titled debut, the duo is back tourin... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Big Meadow

2:45pm

Gene Evaro Jr.
Gene Evaro Jr.

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Gene Evaro Jr.

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramHailing from Joshua Tree, California, Gene Evaro Jr’s sound is a mixture of soul, folk, electronic and funk. Gene Evaro Jr has the power and dexterity of Earth, Wind & Fire, and the music has the soulful craftsmanship of Stevie Wonder. Evaro can sing, play and lead in a way that brings to... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
'Grandstand

3:30pm

Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra
Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

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Marty O’Reilly &amp The Old Soul Orchestra

VideoFacebookInstagramJust when you think American roots music should be relegated to the dusty confines of a purist’s museum it will surprise you with a paradigm shift. Take Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra— passing through tradition, the quartet stumbled upon innovation, proving that old souls can be creatively fresh.The Santa Cruz, California-based q... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Vaudeville

3:45pm

Royal Jelly Jive
Royal Jelly Jive

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Royal Jelly Jive

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter“San Francisco Soul” is the best term Royal Jelly Jive can find in describing their unique and intoxicating sound. Led by dynamic front-woman Lauren Bjelde, this sultry sextet rocks into uncharted musical territories with their infectious blend of modern and throwback sensibilities. A... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Big Meadow

5:00pm

Mandolin Orange
Mandolin Orange

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Mandolin Orange

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterMandolin Orange’s music radiates a mysterious warmth —their songs feel like whispered secrets, one hand cupped to your ear. The North Carolina duo have built a steady and growing fanbase with this kind of intimacy, and on Tides Of A Teardrop, due out February 1, it is more potent... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
'Grandstand

5:30pm

Big Something
Big Something

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Big Something

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterA 6 piece powerhouse with a sound that is both unique and timeless, Big Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. It's no secret why this group has quickly become one of the most exciting new bands... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
Vaudeville

5:45pm

Valley Queen
Valley Queen

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Valley Queen

FacebookInstagramTwitterThe full-length debut from Los Angeles-based band Valley Queen, Supergiant takes its title from the most massive and luminous yet fastest-burning stars in the universe. “The song ‘Supergiant’ is about how we’re all made up of the same stuff as stars, and I liked the idea... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Big Meadow

7:15pm

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Presents Eat a Bunch of Peaches
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe Presents Eat a Bunch of Peaches

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Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter Singer and saxophonist Karl Denson fronts the Tiny Universe as if he’s preaching the gospel. His energy and spirit are contagious while his songwriting serves a larger message of fellowship—across generations, genders, religions and cultures. Not surprisingly, he’s none too... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 7:15pm - 8:45pm
'Grandstand

7:15pm

Too Many Zooz
Too Many Zooz

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Too Many Zooz

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterThe curious thing about being a fan of brasshouse? You're pretty much talking about being into one solitary but extremely unforgettable band: the amusingly monikered Too Many Zooz.The musical style was "branded" by drummer King of Sludge, who recognized that there was no worthy ex... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Vaudeville

7:45pm

Manic Focus
Manic Focus

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Manic Focus

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterManic Focus is the beat-bumpin’ project of John “JmaC” McCarten, a Chicago-based electronic music producer hailing from the Twin Cities. A multi-dimensional artist with a rowdy style unbound to any one genre, Manic Focus transcends sound waves by fusing soulful blues with heavy... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 7:45pm - 9:15pm
Big Meadow

9:30pm

Diggin Dirt
Diggin Dirt

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Diggin Dirt

VideoFacebookInstagramReminiscent of James Brown, and Sly and the Family Stone, Diggin Dirt, is a band that is very well known around Humboldt County and the Pacific Northwest for uniquely blending together their influences that range from funk to blues to reggae to psychedelic-rock, to make something that is... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 9:30pm - 10:45pm
Vaudeville

9:30pm

Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter “We pour every ounce of ourselves into every note when we perform live,” says Pigeons Playing Ping Pong singer/guitarist Greg Ormont. “When we’re recording in the studio, we try to maintain that euphoria while finding a way to pack it into a tight, focused vessel. Each song beco... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 9:30pm - 11:30pm
'Grandstand

10:00pm

Toubab Krewe
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Toubab Krewe

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterSome music cannot be found on a map or within iTunes categories. Some music is so original it seems snatched from the great, invisible substrata that runs below all human activity, a sound aching to be born without a flag or fixed allegiance – free, questing, overflowing with immedia... Read More →


Thursday July 4, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Big Meadow

11:30pm

STANTON MOORE AND SKERIK’s EMERALD QUINTET feat. Scott Metzger, Robert Walter and Andy Hess
STANTON MOORE AND SKERIK’s EMERALD QUINTET feat. Scott Metzger, Robert Walter and Andy Hess

Thursday July 4, 2019 11:30pm - Friday July 5, 2019 1:30am
Vaudeville

12:00am

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe
Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

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Karl Denson's Tiny Universe

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter Singer and saxophonist Karl Denson fronts the Tiny Universe as if he’s preaching the gospel. His energy and spirit are contagious while his songwriting serves a larger message of fellowship—across generations, genders, religions and cultures. Not surprisingly, he’s none too... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am - 1:15am
~Funk'n Jamhouse

12:00am

The Polish Ambassador
The Polish Ambassador

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The Polish Ambassador

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter The Polish Ambassador (real name David Sugalski) is raising the bar for what it means to be a professionally touring musician. Sure, the electronic musician lays claim to producing the sweetest beats this side of the Milky Way Galaxy, but the world’s funkiest diplomat is also us... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am - 1:30am
`Music Hall

12:00am

Thursday Troubadour Session
Marty O'Reilly
Caitlin Gowdey (Rainbow Girls)
Clay Finch & Sam Blasucci (Mapache)
Lauren Bjelde, Jesse Lemme Adams & Robby Elfman  (Royal Jelly Jive)

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Mapache

VideoFacebookInstagramMapache consists of Clay Finch and Sam Blasucci. Born and raised in Glendale, California, the duo's breathtaking harmonies and heartfelt sound verges on cosmic West Coast Pop Americana. Just months after releasing their critically acclaimed self-titled debut, the duo is back tourin... Read More →
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Marty O’Reilly &amp The Old Soul Orchestra

VideoFacebookInstagramJust when you think American roots music should be relegated to the dusty confines of a purist’s museum it will surprise you with a paradigm shift. Take Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra— passing through tradition, the quartet stumbled upon innovation, proving that old souls can be creatively fresh.The Santa Cruz, California-based q... Read More →
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Rainbow Girls

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterRainbow Girls are an eclectic folk trio hailing from the golden countryside just north ofCalifornia's Bay Area. Vanessa May, Erin Chapin, and Caitlin Gowdey seamlessly combine soul-touching harmonies, varitextured instrumentals, and poignant lyrical content into a beautiful sonic... Read More →
avatar for Royal Jelly Jive

Royal Jelly Jive

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter“San Francisco Soul” is the best term Royal Jelly Jive can find in describing their unique and intoxicating sound. Led by dynamic front-woman Lauren Bjelde, this sultry sextet rocks into uncharted musical territories with their infectious blend of modern and throwback sensibilities. A... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 12:00am - 2:00am
~Mineral Building

1:45am

Star Kitchen
Star Kitchen

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Star Kitchen

FacebookInstagramTwitterMarc Brownstein's Star Kitchen is a psychedelic super-group from Philly expanding on the music of Stevie Wonder, Wu-Tang, Hendrix, Kool and the Gang and many others... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 1:45am - 3:45am
~Funk'n Jamhouse

2:00am

Templo
Templo

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Templo

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterExperimental bass producer and multi-instrumentalist Templo has been showcasing his unique take on EDM music across the world for several years. From the jungle of Costa Rica’s Envision Festival to STS9’s recent intimate Wavespell festival, fans far and wide cannot get enough of his ea... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 2:00am - 3:45am
`Music Hall
 
Friday, July 5
 

10:15am

High Sierra Funk Jam (participatory playshop)
Get your weekend off on the good foot!   Music educator Sean Leahy and Tea Leaf Green's Eric DiBerardino invite you to come participate in a relatively new High Sierra tradition. Bring your axe, horn, sticks, voice or dancing shoes as Sean & Eric take you through a variety of Funk songs, styles and jams. All players and all ages are welcome to come jam on stage at High Sierra!  Learn some new songs, new licks and meet fellow players at this unique experience.

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Sean Leahy

Guitarist, educator and composer Sean Leahy may be a stranger to you but he is no stranger to the Bay Area music scene or High Sierra. The Massachusetts native and Berklee College of Music graduate was the founding member of the  band Boomshanka who made a major splash in S.F. In... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
`Music Hall

10:30am

Eric Long
Eric Long

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Eric Long

Facebook | InstagramSpotify | YouTubeWHY DO YOU WANT TO PLAY HIGH SIERRA?In 2012 I went to High Sierra Music Festival for the first time, and since then I’ve only missed one. The music is incredible year after year, but what really keeps me coming back is the people. I remember leaving that first year knowing I’d b... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 10:30am - 11:15am
Vaudeville

10:45am

The Suitcase Junket
The Suitcase Junket

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The Suitcase Junket

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterThe latest album from The Suitcase Junket, Mean Dog, Trampoline is populated by characters in various states of reverie: leaning on jukeboxes, loitering on dance floors, lying on the bottoms of empty swimming pools in the sun. Despite being deeply attuned to the chaos of the world... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 10:45am - 11:45am
Big Meadow

11:45am

Mapache
Mapache

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Mapache

VideoFacebookInstagramMapache consists of Clay Finch and Sam Blasucci. Born and raised in Glendale, California, the duo's breathtaking harmonies and heartfelt sound verges on cosmic West Coast Pop Americana. Just months after releasing their critically acclaimed self-titled debut, the duo is back tourin... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm
Vaudeville

12:00pm

By The Time We Got To Woodstock
Woodstock! The mother of the modern day music festival. It shaped and changed the way generations from 1969 - 2019 experienced live music, community and counterculture as well as everyday life. Sean Leahy, Eric DiBerardino and a cast of High Sierra All-Stars kick off this years playshop sessions with a nod to the 50th anniversary of the legendary festival as they cover jams by Santana, The Who, Jefferson Airplane, Jimi Hendrix and much more!

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Sean Leahy

Guitarist, educator and composer Sean Leahy may be a stranger to you but he is no stranger to the Bay Area music scene or High Sierra. The Massachusetts native and Berklee College of Music graduate was the founding member of the  band Boomshanka who made a major splash in S.F. In... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 12:00pm - 1:15pm
`Music Hall

12:15pm

Gene Evaro Jr.
Gene Evaro Jr.

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Gene Evaro Jr.

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramHailing from Joshua Tree, California, Gene Evaro Jr’s sound is a mixture of soul, folk, electronic and funk. Gene Evaro Jr has the power and dexterity of Earth, Wind & Fire, and the music has the soulful craftsmanship of Stevie Wonder. Evaro can sing, play and lead in a way that brings to... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Big Meadow

1:00pm

Reid Genauer & Folks
Reid Genauer & Folks

Friday July 5, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
'Grandstand

1:15pm

Rainbow Girls
Rainbow Girls

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Rainbow Girls

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterRainbow Girls are an eclectic folk trio hailing from the golden countryside just north ofCalifornia's Bay Area. Vanessa May, Erin Chapin, and Caitlin Gowdey seamlessly combine soul-touching harmonies, varitextured instrumentals, and poignant lyrical content into a beautiful sonic... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Vaudeville

2:00pm

Celebrating the Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival (Cris Jacobs Band)
Creedence Clearwater Revival were one of the most widely revered and commercially successful bands of the late sixties/early seventies and though they hailed from San Francisco their swamp-boogie blues-rock sound had its roots firmly in the south. Their sound was unmistakable, led by the ring of John Fogerty's voice and the snap and twang of his and brother Tom's guitar riffs along with the locked in rhythm section of Stu Cook on bass and Doug Clifford on drums. Who better than the Cris Jacobs band, an outstanding four piece roots rock band with the same two guitar/bass/drums line-up to pay tribute to one of America's most notable bands. 

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Cris Jacobs Band

FacebookInstagramTwitter Cris Jacobs enchants listeners with his poignant songwriting, virtuous guitar playing, and soulfully transcendent voice. After a decade as principal songwriter and frontman for beloved Baltimore-based band The Bridge, Jacobs released his debut solo album, the critically acclaimed Songs f... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
`Music Hall

2:15pm

Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra
Marty O’Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra

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Marty O’Reilly &amp The Old Soul Orchestra

VideoFacebookInstagramJust when you think American roots music should be relegated to the dusty confines of a purist’s museum it will surprise you with a paradigm shift. Take Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra— passing through tradition, the quartet stumbled upon innovation, proving that old souls can be creatively fresh.The Santa Cruz, California-based q... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Big Meadow

3:15pm

Templo
Templo

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Templo

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterExperimental bass producer and multi-instrumentalist Templo has been showcasing his unique take on EDM music across the world for several years. From the jungle of Costa Rica’s Envision Festival to STS9’s recent intimate Wavespell festival, fans far and wide cannot get enough of his ea... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Vaudeville

3:15pm

The New Mastersounds
The New Mastersounds

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The New Mastersounds

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter In the late 1990’s, guitarist and producer Eddie Roberts was promoting a club night in Leeds called “The Cooker.” When The Cooker moved into a new venue with a second floor in 1999, there was space and the opportunity to put a live band together to complement the DJ sets. Drummer... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 3:15pm - 4:45pm
'Grandstand

3:45pm

Return Of The Skerik Improv Session (Skerik and friends)
Saxophonist Skerik is synonymous with High Sierra. He's been a part of more bands (from Garage A Trois to Critters Buggin' to DRKWAV to Les Claypool's bands) and performed in more sets than any other musician in the history of High Sierra! Skerik's a master musician with unlimited capacity and is comfortable in any musical setting. Good things always happen when Skerik's at the helm and we welcome he and his cohorts as they walk the musical high-wire without a net. 

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Skerik (at Large)

FacebookTwitterSkerik is an American saxophonist from Seattle, Washington. Performing on the tenor and baritone saxophone, often with electronics and loops, Skerik is a pioneer in a playing style that has been dubbed saxophonics. He is a founding member of Critters Buggin, Garage a Trois, Tuatara, an... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
`Music Hall

4:15pm

Cris Jacobs Band
Cris Jacobs Band

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Cris Jacobs Band

FacebookInstagramTwitter Cris Jacobs enchants listeners with his poignant songwriting, virtuous guitar playing, and soulfully transcendent voice. After a decade as principal songwriter and frontman for beloved Baltimore-based band The Bridge, Jacobs released his debut solo album, the critically acclaimed Songs f... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Big Meadow

5:15pm

Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra Take It To The Floor!
When Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra feel really connected with an audience a member of the band will say "let's take it to the floor!" at which point they'll leave the stage and come on down into the audience, circle up and finish the set. That kind of spontaneous shift makes for some magical moments allowing the audience to feel that much closer to the music. Join Marty and company as they TAKE IT TO THE FLOOR for an entire set, setting up in the middle of the room and eliminating the traditional barrier between performer and spectator - making the set one big inclusive experience.  

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Marty O’Reilly &amp The Old Soul Orchestra

VideoFacebookInstagramJust when you think American roots music should be relegated to the dusty confines of a purist’s museum it will surprise you with a paradigm shift. Take Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra— passing through tradition, the quartet stumbled upon innovation, proving that old souls can be creatively fresh.The Santa Cruz, California-based q... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm
`Music Hall

5:15pm

Jennifer Hartswick Band
Jennifer Hartswick Band

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Jennifer Hartswick Band

FacebookInstagramTwitterTrumpeter and vocalist, Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most exciting performers in music today. She exudes confidence and joy and brings her own refreshing spirit to the stage every time she performs. Jennifer’s music is honest, soulful and comes with a maturity far beyond her... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 5:15pm - 6:45pm
Vaudeville

5:30pm

Dawes
Dawes

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Dawes

Watch VideoFacebook InstagramTwitterIt’s been nearly a decade since Dawes first emerged from Southern California, carrying with them a roots-rock sound that nodded to the past – including the West Coast folksingers and cosmic country-rockers who chased a similar muse during the 1970s – while still pushing for... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
'Grandstand

6:15pm

Too Many Zooz
Too Many Zooz

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Too Many Zooz

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterThe curious thing about being a fan of brasshouse? You're pretty much talking about being into one solitary but extremely unforgettable band: the amusingly monikered Too Many Zooz.The musical style was "branded" by drummer King of Sludge, who recognized that there was no worthy ex... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Big Meadow

7:30pm

Royal Jelly Jive
Royal Jelly Jive

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Royal Jelly Jive

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter“San Francisco Soul” is the best term Royal Jelly Jive can find in describing their unique and intoxicating sound. Led by dynamic front-woman Lauren Bjelde, this sultry sextet rocks into uncharted musical territories with their infectious blend of modern and throwback sensibilities. A... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Vaudeville

7:45pm

St. Paul & The Broken Bones
St. Paul & The Broken Bones

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter Blood is thicker than water, and it can leave scars. But like it or not, those in our bloodlines are stuck with us—and us with them—for better or for worse. Paul Janeway understands this conundrum of heritage well. The singer of the Birmingham, Alabama–based rock and roll s... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 7:45pm - 9:15pm
'Grandstand

8:15pm

Star Kitchen
Star Kitchen

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Star Kitchen

FacebookInstagramTwitterMarc Brownstein's Star Kitchen is a psychedelic super-group from Philly expanding on the music of Stevie Wonder, Wu-Tang, Hendrix, Kool and the Gang and many others... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 8:15pm - 9:30pm
Big Meadow

9:30pm

The Polish Ambassador
The Polish Ambassador

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The Polish Ambassador

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter The Polish Ambassador (real name David Sugalski) is raising the bar for what it means to be a professionally touring musician. Sure, the electronic musician lays claim to producing the sweetest beats this side of the Milky Way Galaxy, but the world’s funkiest diplomat is also us... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 9:30pm - 10:45pm
Vaudeville

10:00pm

Dispatch
Dispatch

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DISPATCH

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterDispatch, the upbeat rock band that’s heralded as one of the biggest independent bands inhistory, is in the middle of one of their most prolific periods to date. Following the release of lastyear’s massively successful album America, Location 12, the trio went back out to NorthernCa... Read More →


Friday July 5, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
'Grandstand

10:15pm

STANTON MOORE AND SKERIK’s EMERALD QUINTET feat. Scott Metzger, Robert Walter and Andy Hess
STANTON MOORE AND SKERIK’s EMERALD QUINTET feat. Scott Metzger, Robert Walter and Andy Hess

Friday July 5, 2019 10:15pm - 11:30pm
Big Meadow

11:30pm

The Nth Power (Marvin Gaye Tribute)
The Nth Power (Marvin Gaye Tribute)

Friday July 5, 2019 11:30pm - Saturday July 6, 2019 1:30am
Vaudeville

12:00am

Diggin Dirt
Diggin Dirt

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Diggin Dirt

VideoFacebookInstagramReminiscent of James Brown, and Sly and the Family Stone, Diggin Dirt, is a band that is very well known around Humboldt County and the Pacific Northwest for uniquely blending together their influences that range from funk to blues to reggae to psychedelic-rock, to make something that is... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am - 1:00am
`Music Hall

12:00am

Big Something
Big Something

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Big Something

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterA 6 piece powerhouse with a sound that is both unique and timeless, Big Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. It's no secret why this group has quickly become one of the most exciting new bands... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am - 1:15am
~Funk'n Jamhouse

12:00am

Friday Troubadour Session
Cris Jacobs
Lebo (ALO)
Zach Gill (ALO)
Reid Genauer
 

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ALO

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterMaking their official HS stage debut back in 2002, the members of ALO have become familiar faces around the Quincy fairgrounds. Famous late-nights, campsite serenades, and heartfelt playshop/troubadour appearances mark just some of the unforgettable moments. Built out of the childho... Read More →
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Cris Jacobs Band

FacebookInstagramTwitter Cris Jacobs enchants listeners with his poignant songwriting, virtuous guitar playing, and soulfully transcendent voice. After a decade as principal songwriter and frontman for beloved Baltimore-based band The Bridge, Jacobs released his debut solo album, the critically acclaimed Songs f... Read More →
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Reid Genauer & Folks

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterReid Genauer is best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Strangefolk and Assembly Of Dust.He recently released a new album under the moniquer Reid Genauer & Folks “Conspire to Smile. The album features more than two dozen musicians all of whom donated their time and talent... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00am - 2:00am
~Mineral Building

1:30am

Galactic
Galactic

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Galactic

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter Galactic’s first new studio album in more than three years, ALREADY READY ALREADY – released on their own Tchuop-Zilla Records – sees the renowned New Orleans-based instrumental outfit taking a distinctly contemporary approach towards their own progressive sound, interpolati... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 1:30am - 3:45am
`Music Hall

1:45am

Manic Focus
Manic Focus

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Manic Focus

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterManic Focus is the beat-bumpin’ project of John “JmaC” McCarten, a Chicago-based electronic music producer hailing from the Twin Cities. A multi-dimensional artist with a rowdy style unbound to any one genre, Manic Focus transcends sound waves by fusing soulful blues with heavy... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 1:45am - 3:45am
~Funk'n Jamhouse
 
Saturday, July 6
 

10:15am

High Sierra Blue Jam (participatory playshop)
Rise and shine and shake those blues!  Sean Leahy and Eric DiBerardino Invite all to come jam on a wide spectrum of blues songs and styles. From the roots of Robert Johnson to the modern blues expressions of Gary Clark Jr and more. The Blues is a universal language that welcomes all!  Bring your instrument and come have some fun!!

Artists
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Sean Leahy

Guitarist, educator and composer Sean Leahy may be a stranger to you but he is no stranger to the Bay Area music scene or High Sierra. The Massachusetts native and Berklee College of Music graduate was the founding member of the  band Boomshanka who made a major splash in S.F. In... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
`Music Hall

10:45am

Let's Be Leonard
Let's Be Leonard

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Let's Be Leonard

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterLet's Be Leonard is a group of rockers hailing from Saratoga Springs, NY. They're road warriors, they're lovers, laughers, thinkers. They've thrown more frisbee than all of their extended families combined, and they can certainly put on a hell of a show.It's been over three years since the... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 10:45am - 12:00pm
Vaudeville

11:45am

Joe Craven & The Sometimers
Joe Craven & The Sometimers

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Joe Craven & The Sometimers

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterThere is no label to accurately describe the music of Joe Craven and the Sometimers. Acid-Rockgrass? Jazz-Fusion Americana? To try to box it in would be to crush the exuberant creative spirit that happens when Craven, Jonathan Stoyanoff, Bruce MacMillan, Barry Eldridge and Hattie Cr... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Big Meadow

12:00pm

drēmo : phoffman and Devol (Paul Hoffman and Mike Devol of Greensky Bluegrass)
Upright bassist Mike Devol and mandolin player Paul Hoffman (Greensky Bluegrass) occasionally play as a duo under the name drēmo, a name they came up with at High Sierra some years ago. Join them for a special playshop featuring songs of Greensky, stories, harmonies and anecdotes fueled by 15 years of close camaraderie featuring guest appearances by friends unnamed.  

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Greensky Bluegrass

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter After 18 years together, up to 175 shows per year, nearly 1,000 different setlists, six studio albums, and a litany of live releases, Greensky Bluegrass embodies more than just music for members Anders Beck [dobro], Michael Arlen Bont [banjo], Dave Bruzza [guitar], Mike Devol [uprigh... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
`Music Hall

12:30pm

Shook Twins
Shook Twins

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Shook Twins

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter“A moving testament to our life and times, Shook Twins’ emotive ‘Some Good Lives’ resonates with warm energy and raw humanity" - Atwood Magazine"Some Good Lives is as affirming as it is magical." - Popmatters“I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
'Grandstand

12:45pm

Cris Jacobs Band
Cris Jacobs Band

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Cris Jacobs Band

FacebookInstagramTwitter Cris Jacobs enchants listeners with his poignant songwriting, virtuous guitar playing, and soulfully transcendent voice. After a decade as principal songwriter and frontman for beloved Baltimore-based band The Bridge, Jacobs released his debut solo album, the critically acclaimed Songs f... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 12:45pm - 2:00pm
Vaudeville

1:30pm

Lebo's High Sierra Ramble: 50 In The Rearview - Songs from 1969 (Lebo, ALO, Jay Lane, Reed Mathis, Reid Genauer, Jen Hartswick, Natalie Cressman, Jeremy Schon of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and more)
1969 was one of the most important years in the history of popular music.  Simply put, there were leaps and bounds happening all over the place.  Frank Zappa debuted Peaches En Regalia, The Beatles took to the stage together for the very last time, Gram Parsons and The Flying Burrito Brothers released their first album, Miles Davis released the seminal albums “In a Silent Way” and “Bitches Brew”, Eric Clapton formed Blind Faith, and so much more!  While we have several other playshops touching on this seminal year, we invite you to come on a time traveling experience and see what Lebo comes up with as he puts 50 in the rearview and curates a musical journey through some of his personal favorites from this ground breaking year in music!

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ALO

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterMaking their official HS stage debut back in 2002, the members of ALO have become familiar faces around the Quincy fairgrounds. Famous late-nights, campsite serenades, and heartfelt playshop/troubadour appearances mark just some of the unforgettable moments. Built out of the childho... Read More →
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Jennifer Hartswick (at Large)

Trumpeter and vocalist, Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most exciting performers in music today. She exudes confidence and joy and brings her own refreshing spirit to the stage every time she performs. Jennifer’s music is honest, soulful and comes with a maturity far beyond her... Read More →
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Lebo (at Large)

Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz is a six-string gunslinger and singer known for his musical innovation, unprecedented versatility, deft of song craft and irresistible charm. Inherently committed to an improvisational approach, he embodies the realm of melodic, soulful, rock. Possessing a... Read More →
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Natalie Cressman (at Large)

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterPossessing a voice as cool and crystalline as an Alpine stream, Natalie Cressman is a rising singer/songwriter and trombonist who draws inspiration from a vast array of deep and powerful musical currents. She is releasing her 5th album in April 2019, this time in collaboration with Brazili... Read More →
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Reid Genauer & Folks

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterReid Genauer is best known as the lead singer and songwriter of Strangefolk and Assembly Of Dust.He recently released a new album under the moniquer Reid Genauer & Folks “Conspire to Smile. The album features more than two dozen musicians all of whom donated their time and talent... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
`Music Hall

1:45pm

Ron Artis II & The Truth
Ron Artis II & The Truth

Saturday July 6, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Big Meadow

2:45pm

Cha Wa
Cha Wa

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Cha Wa

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts that kick off their album “Spyboy” to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s street culture. “Spyboy” was produced by Galactic’s... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Vaudeville

2:45pm

Leftover Salmon
Leftover Salmon

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Leftover Salmon

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterFew bands stick around for thirty years. Even fewer bands leave a legacy during that time that marks them as a truly special, once-in-lifetime type band. And no band has done all that and had as much fun as Leftover Salmon. Since their earliest days as a forward thinking, progressive blu... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
'Grandstand

3:30pm

Classic Album Hour: The Rolling Stones "Let It Bleed" (Simon Kurth & Mescalito, Jen Hartswick, Cris Jacobs Band, Jeremy Schon of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Shook Twins, Joe and Hattie Craven, the Rainbow Girls, Bo Carper and more)
1969 was a landmark year and one of the seminal albums to be released was 'Let it Bleed' by the Rolling Stones. It was a turning point for the band with Brian Jones departing and Mick Taylor coming into the fold while the record was being made. The songs and arrangements echoed the tumultuous nature of the times, and struck a chord that has rung true for the generations of fans it has influenced. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the release of this album, Simon Kurth and Mescalito will lead a stellar cast of special guests through a live performance of the entire album. So slip back in time to 1969, and transport yourself to the front row and hear these iconic songs performed by some of your favorite High Sierra artists!

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Bo Carper

Founding member of New Monsoon, Bo Carper’s rootsy and reflective acoustic guitar style is contrasted by a fiery repertoire of right hand tapping and percussive techniques. His unconventional banjo playing in New Monsoon blends a love of classical Indian music with his deep West... Read More →
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Cris Jacobs Band

FacebookInstagramTwitter Cris Jacobs enchants listeners with his poignant songwriting, virtuous guitar playing, and soulfully transcendent voice. After a decade as principal songwriter and frontman for beloved Baltimore-based band The Bridge, Jacobs released his debut solo album, the critically acclaimed Songs f... Read More →
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Jennifer Hartswick (at Large)

Trumpeter and vocalist, Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most exciting performers in music today. She exudes confidence and joy and brings her own refreshing spirit to the stage every time she performs. Jennifer’s music is honest, soulful and comes with a maturity far beyond her... Read More →
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Joe Craven & The Sometimers

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterThere is no label to accurately describe the music of Joe Craven and the Sometimers. Acid-Rockgrass? Jazz-Fusion Americana? To try to box it in would be to crush the exuberant creative spirit that happens when Craven, Jonathan Stoyanoff, Bruce MacMillan, Barry Eldridge and Hattie Cr... Read More →
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Rainbow Girls

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterRainbow Girls are an eclectic folk trio hailing from the golden countryside just north ofCalifornia's Bay Area. Vanessa May, Erin Chapin, and Caitlin Gowdey seamlessly combine soul-touching harmonies, varitextured instrumentals, and poignant lyrical content into a beautiful sonic... Read More →
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Shook Twins

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter“A moving testament to our life and times, Shook Twins’ emotive ‘Some Good Lives’ resonates with warm energy and raw humanity" - Atwood Magazine"Some Good Lives is as affirming as it is magical." - Popmatters“I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that... Read More →
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Simon Kurth

Simon has been performing at High Sierra since 2008 as a member of Poor Man's Whiskey, Huckle, solo at troubadour sessions, and as musical director for many playshops like Guitarmageddon and last year's classic album recreation of Little Feat's Waiting For Columbus on the Playshop... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
`Music Hall

3:45pm

Amo Amo
Amo Amo

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Amo Amo

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterAmo Amo formed in June 2017 when a group of dear friends - Omar Velasco, Love Femme, Justin Flint, Shane Mckillop and Alex Siegel - got together for an impromptu session in Los Angeles with Jim James (My Morning Jacket). There had been a premonition that the five of them shared a... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Big Meadow

4:45pm

Del & Dawg (Del McCoury/David Grisman Duo)
Del & Dawg (Del McCoury/David Grisman Duo)

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Del & Dawg (Del McCoury/David Grisman Duo)

For nearly half a century, mandolinist / composer / bandleader / producer David Grisman has been a guiding force in the evolving world of acoustic music. His musical range is wide and deep — embracing many styles, genres and traditions.An acoustic pioneer and innovator, David forged... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Vaudeville

5:00pm

Galactic
Galactic

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Galactic

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter Galactic’s first new studio album in more than three years, ALREADY READY ALREADY – released on their own Tchuop-Zilla Records – sees the renowned New Orleans-based instrumental outfit taking a distinctly contemporary approach towards their own progressive sound, interpolati... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
'Grandstand

5:15pm

Bean Night: Hosted by the Rainbow Girls
Rainbow Girls formed out of an underground open mic while in college in Santa Barbara, CA and though the band relocated to the Bay Area, they have kept the tradition alive, opening their house and inviting friends to share songs, poems, stories, comedy, performance art, and anything else that can be done in a crowded living room.  “Bean Night” (named for the pot of beans and rice made for those who come to share) has garnered a cult-like following up and down California and has really only existed in living rooms until now. Rainbow Girls. special guest John Craigie and a slew of friends (fShook Twins, Marty O'Reilly, Lauren Bjelde from Royal Jelly Jive and more) team up to bring you Bean Night at High Sierra. BYOBeans

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Marty O’Reilly &amp The Old Soul Orchestra

VideoFacebookInstagramJust when you think American roots music should be relegated to the dusty confines of a purist’s museum it will surprise you with a paradigm shift. Take Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra— passing through tradition, the quartet stumbled upon innovation, proving that old souls can be creatively fresh.The Santa Cruz, California-based q... Read More →
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Rainbow Girls

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterRainbow Girls are an eclectic folk trio hailing from the golden countryside just north ofCalifornia's Bay Area. Vanessa May, Erin Chapin, and Caitlin Gowdey seamlessly combine soul-touching harmonies, varitextured instrumentals, and poignant lyrical content into a beautiful sonic... Read More →
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Shook Twins

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter“A moving testament to our life and times, Shook Twins’ emotive ‘Some Good Lives’ resonates with warm energy and raw humanity" - Atwood Magazine"Some Good Lives is as affirming as it is magical." - Popmatters“I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 5:15pm - 6:30pm
`Music Hall

5:45pm

The Del McCoury Band
The Del McCoury Band

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The Del McCoury Band

Watch Video Facebook Twitter For more than fifty years, Del McCoury's music has defined authenticity for hard core bluegrass fans as well as a growing number of fans among those only vaguely familiar with the genre. McCoury is something special, a living link to the days when bluegrass was made only in hillbilly... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 5:45pm - 6:50pm
Vaudeville

5:45pm

Jennifer Hartswick Band
Jennifer Hartswick Band

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Jennifer Hartswick Band

FacebookInstagramTwitterTrumpeter and vocalist, Jennifer Hartswick is one of the most exciting performers in music today. She exudes confidence and joy and brings her own refreshing spirit to the stage every time she performs. Jennifer’s music is honest, soulful and comes with a maturity far beyond her... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Big Meadow

7:15pm

Jim James (With Band)
Jim James (With Band)

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Jim James (With Band)

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterJim James has spent the better part of almost two decades as the lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of My Morning Jacket. Through seven studio albums, My Morning Jacket has grown into one of the most acclaimed rock and roll bands in the world. The New York Times hera... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 7:15pm - 8:45pm
'Grandstand

7:30pm

John Kadlecik's Fellowship of the Wing
John Kadlecik's Fellowship of the Wing

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John Kadlecik's Fellowship of the Wing

FacebookInstagramTwitterJohn Kadlecik’s Fellowship of the WingJohn Kadlecik – Guitar, vocals (Dark Star Orchestra, Furthur, Golden Gate Wingmen)Jay Lane – Drums, vocals (RatDog, Primus, Furthur, Golden Gate Wingmen, Wolf Brothers)Reed Mathis – Bass, vocals (Billy and the Kids, The Rhythm Devils, Electric B... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 7:30pm - 8:45pm
Vaudeville

7:45pm

The Lil Smokies
The Lil Smokies

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The Lil Smokies

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their most recent album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 7:45pm - 9:15pm
Big Meadow

9:30pm

Midnight North
Midnight North

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Midnight North

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterIn June of 2017 Midnight North released their third studio album: Under the Lights. On this full length record, Midnight North left it all on the court. Recorded by David Simon-Baker (Los Lobos, ALO, Jackie Greene, Mother Hips) at the Greene Room and Allegiant Studios, Under the... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30pm - 10:45pm
Vaudeville

9:30pm

Umphrey's McGee
Umphrey's McGee

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Umphrey's McGee

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter The music of Umphrey’s McGee unfolds like an unpredictable conversation between longtime friends. Its six participants—Brendan Bayliss [guitar, vocals], Jake Cinninger [guitar, vocals], Joel Cummins [keyboards, piano, vocals], Andy Farag [percussion], Kris Myers [drums, vocals... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 9:30pm - 11:30pm
'Grandstand

10:00pm

The Travelin’ McCourys
The Travelin’ McCourys

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The Travelin’ McCourys

Watch Video FacebookTwitterThe Travelin’ McCourys do not stand still. They are on the road—and online—entertaining audiences with live shows that include some of the best musicians and singers from all genres. It’s always different, always exciting, and always great music.No other band today has the same c... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Big Meadow

11:30pm

ALO
ALO

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ALO

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterMaking their official HS stage debut back in 2002, the members of ALO have become familiar faces around the Quincy fairgrounds. Famous late-nights, campsite serenades, and heartfelt playshop/troubadour appearances mark just some of the unforgettable moments. Built out of the childho... Read More →


Saturday July 6, 2019 11:30pm - Sunday July 7, 2019 1:30am
Vaudeville

12:00am

TAUK
TAUK

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TAUK

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterOn their new album Shapeshifter II: Outbreak, New York-bred band TAUK offer an unsettlingbut ultimately exhilarating look at artificial intelligence and its potential to upend our world.With its dynamic sense of tension and cinematic mastery of mood, TAUK’s all-instrumentalblend of progressive rock, hip-hop, and jazz proves... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 12:00am - 1:15am
~Funk'n Jamhouse

12:00am

The Nth Power
The Nth Power

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The Nth Power

FacebookTwitterInstagramProving that soul music can be exponentially greater than the sum of its parts, The Nth Power is on a mission to share the light. Formed during an impromptu late-night jam at Jazz Fest 2012 in New Orleans, the relentlessly funky and soulful band believes in music as a higher power... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 12:00am - 1:15am
`Music Hall

12:00am

Saturday Troubadour Session
Grahame Lesh (Midnight North)
Elliott Peck (Midnight North)
Matt "The Rev" Reiger (The Lil Smokies)
John Kadlecik

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John Kadlecik's Fellowship of the Wing

FacebookInstagramTwitterJohn Kadlecik’s Fellowship of the WingJohn Kadlecik – Guitar, vocals (Dark Star Orchestra, Furthur, Golden Gate Wingmen)Jay Lane – Drums, vocals (RatDog, Primus, Furthur, Golden Gate Wingmen, Wolf Brothers)Reed Mathis – Bass, vocals (Billy and the Kids, The Rhythm Devils, Electric B... Read More →
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Midnight North

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterIn June of 2017 Midnight North released their third studio album: Under the Lights. On this full length record, Midnight North left it all on the court. Recorded by David Simon-Baker (Los Lobos, ALO, Jackie Greene, Mother Hips) at the Greene Room and Allegiant Studios, Under the... Read More →
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The Lil Smokies

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their most recent album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 12:00am - 2:00am
~Mineral Building

1:45am

PNUMA (Live)
PNUMA (Live)

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PNUMA (Live)

FacebookInstagramPnuma is a virtual band originally formed in Memphis, Tn and relocated to Denver, Colorado. They achieved popularity in the early 2000’s by touring extensively and releasing live music, recordings of their live shows, and one studio album. Combining electronic elements with hip h... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 1:45am - 3:45am
~Funk'n Jamhouse

1:45am

The New Mastersounds
The New Mastersounds

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The New Mastersounds

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter In the late 1990’s, guitarist and producer Eddie Roberts was promoting a club night in Leeds called “The Cooker.” When The Cooker moved into a new venue with a second floor in 1999, there was space and the opportunity to put a live band together to complement the DJ sets. Drummer... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 1:45am - 3:45am
`Music Hall
 
Sunday, July 7
 

10:00am

Grateful Dead (participatory playshop)
They're a band beyond description -- What else is there to say? In words that Jerry told Joe Craven when they were creating the Garcia Grisman recordings, "You gotta make the music your own",  Join Joe Craven & The Sometimers along with Sean Leahy, Eric DiBerardino and Scott Guberman (Phil Lesh & Friends) as they play - and play with - this classic canon of material that has become such a significant part of the soundtrack of our lives.  

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Joe Craven & The Sometimers

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterThere is no label to accurately describe the music of Joe Craven and the Sometimers. Acid-Rockgrass? Jazz-Fusion Americana? To try to box it in would be to crush the exuberant creative spirit that happens when Craven, Jonathan Stoyanoff, Bruce MacMillan, Barry Eldridge and Hattie Cr... Read More →
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Sean Leahy

Guitarist, educator and composer Sean Leahy may be a stranger to you but he is no stranger to the Bay Area music scene or High Sierra. The Massachusetts native and Berklee College of Music graduate was the founding member of the  band Boomshanka who made a major splash in S.F. In... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
`Music Hall

10:30am

More Fatter
More Fatter

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More Fatter

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify | Soundcloud | YouTubeWHY DO YOU WANT TO PLAY HIGH SIERRA?2019 is all in for us. As we strive to take our band to new heights, we’re incredibly grateful for the opportunity from High Sierra to play our first major festival. It would be a dream come true to celebrate life with music lovers and musicians w... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am
Vaudeville

11:30am

Gospel In The Hall (Bo Carper, Lebo, Joe & Hattie Craven, Ron Artis & The Truth, Marty O'Reilly & The Old Soul Orchestra and more)
Hallelujah! Sunday morning church at High Sierra continues... Bo Carper (New Monsoon) & Lebo (ALO) host an all-star lineup that will inspire, entertain and uplift you with songs that draw from the deepest well of American music and dip into Blues, R&B, Bluegrass and more.  You don’t have to be holy to love this set, but chances are you’ll walk out feeling joyful.

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Bo Carper

Founding member of New Monsoon, Bo Carper’s rootsy and reflective acoustic guitar style is contrasted by a fiery repertoire of right hand tapping and percussive techniques. His unconventional banjo playing in New Monsoon blends a love of classical Indian music with his deep West... Read More →
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Joe Craven & The Sometimers

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterThere is no label to accurately describe the music of Joe Craven and the Sometimers. Acid-Rockgrass? Jazz-Fusion Americana? To try to box it in would be to crush the exuberant creative spirit that happens when Craven, Jonathan Stoyanoff, Bruce MacMillan, Barry Eldridge and Hattie Cr... Read More →
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Lebo (at Large)

Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz is a six-string gunslinger and singer known for his musical innovation, unprecedented versatility, deft of song craft and irresistible charm. Inherently committed to an improvisational approach, he embodies the realm of melodic, soulful, rock. Possessing a... Read More →
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Marty O’Reilly &amp The Old Soul Orchestra

VideoFacebookInstagramJust when you think American roots music should be relegated to the dusty confines of a purist’s museum it will surprise you with a paradigm shift. Take Marty O’Reilly & the Old Soul Orchestra— passing through tradition, the quartet stumbled upon innovation, proving that old souls can be creatively fresh.The Santa Cruz, California-based q... Read More →
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Ron Artis II & The Truth

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter To say that Ron Artis II plays music from his heart and soul would be a bit of understatement. With his family upbringing and incredible early success, you may even say it has been pre-ordained. So how does one of the great musical talents of his generation come seemingly out of no... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm
`Music Hall

11:45am

Sunday Good Vibes w/ Shook Twins & Friends
Shook Twins (Spiritual set)

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Shook Twins

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter“A moving testament to our life and times, Shook Twins’ emotive ‘Some Good Lives’ resonates with warm energy and raw humanity" - Atwood Magazine"Some Good Lives is as affirming as it is magical." - Popmatters“I love the harmonies of the Shook Twins, the dreamlike songs that... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 11:45am - 1:00pm
Big Meadow

12:15pm

Let's Be Leonard
Let's Be Leonard

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Let's Be Leonard

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterLet's Be Leonard is a group of rockers hailing from Saratoga Springs, NY. They're road warriors, they're lovers, laughers, thinkers. They've thrown more frisbee than all of their extended families combined, and they can certainly put on a hell of a show.It's been over three years since the... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Vaudeville

12:30pm

Joe Craven & The Sometimers
Joe Craven & The Sometimers

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Joe Craven & The Sometimers

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterThere is no label to accurately describe the music of Joe Craven and the Sometimers. Acid-Rockgrass? Jazz-Fusion Americana? To try to box it in would be to crush the exuberant creative spirit that happens when Craven, Jonathan Stoyanoff, Bruce MacMillan, Barry Eldridge and Hattie Cr... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 12:30pm - 2:00pm
'Grandstand

1:30pm

Soul Queen Sunday: A Tribute To Aretha and other Ladies of Soul (Hosted by Royal Jelly Jive)
The international music world lost a treasure last year when Aretha Franklin passed away and we couldn't let the year go by without paying tribute. While we wanted to shine a light on the incomparable talent Aretha possessed we also wanted to expand the love to include other Ladies of Soul such as Sharon Jones, Mavis Staples, Amy Winehouse, Nina Simon and more. Join Royal Jelly Jive (featuring vocalist Lauren Bjelde) and friends as they pay tribute to the Queen of Soul and other soul greats! 
 

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Royal Jelly Jive

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter“San Francisco Soul” is the best term Royal Jelly Jive can find in describing their unique and intoxicating sound. Led by dynamic front-woman Lauren Bjelde, this sultry sextet rocks into uncharted musical territories with their infectious blend of modern and throwback sensibilities. A... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
`Music Hall

1:45pm

Midnight North
Midnight North

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Midnight North

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterIn June of 2017 Midnight North released their third studio album: Under the Lights. On this full length record, Midnight North left it all on the court. Recorded by David Simon-Baker (Los Lobos, ALO, Jackie Greene, Mother Hips) at the Greene Room and Allegiant Studios, Under the... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Big Meadow

2:15pm

Amo Amo
Amo Amo

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Amo Amo

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterAmo Amo formed in June 2017 when a group of dear friends - Omar Velasco, Love Femme, Justin Flint, Shane Mckillop and Alex Siegel - got together for an impromptu session in Los Angeles with Jim James (My Morning Jacket). There had been a premonition that the five of them shared a... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Vaudeville

2:45pm

Cha Wa
Cha Wa

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Cha Wa

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter From the funk-laced beats and bass-heavy sousaphone blasts that kick off their album “Spyboy” to the gritty warmth of singer J’Wan Boudreaux’s voice, New Orleans brass band-meets-Mardi Gras Indian outfit Cha Wa radiates the fiery energy of the best features of the city’s street culture. “Spyboy” was produced by Galactic’s... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 2:45pm - 4:15pm
'Grandstand

3:30pm

Masters of Slide (Simon Kurth and Mescalito with special guests Luther Dickinson, Lebo, Lil Smokies, Jonathan Sloane, Sean Leahy, Rainbow Girls and more)
Come take a sonic journey through time and trace the evolution of slide guitar from its roots to its modern stylings. Leading us through these songs will be Simon Kurth and his band Mescalito, and a spectacular cast of guests  In addition to playing on the songs, each featured slide player will be sharing some background of what is special about the song and slide technique. From acoustic delta blues, and country lap steel to dobro picking, or rock n roll slide anthems, there's a little something for everyone in this slide playshop.

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Lebo (at Large)

Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz is a six-string gunslinger and singer known for his musical innovation, unprecedented versatility, deft of song craft and irresistible charm. Inherently committed to an improvisational approach, he embodies the realm of melodic, soulful, rock. Possessing a... Read More →
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Rainbow Girls

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterRainbow Girls are an eclectic folk trio hailing from the golden countryside just north ofCalifornia's Bay Area. Vanessa May, Erin Chapin, and Caitlin Gowdey seamlessly combine soul-touching harmonies, varitextured instrumentals, and poignant lyrical content into a beautiful sonic... Read More →
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Sean Leahy

Guitarist, educator and composer Sean Leahy may be a stranger to you but he is no stranger to the Bay Area music scene or High Sierra. The Massachusetts native and Berklee College of Music graduate was the founding member of the  band Boomshanka who made a major splash in S.F. In... Read More →
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Simon Kurth

Simon has been performing at High Sierra since 2008 as a member of Poor Man's Whiskey, Huckle, solo at troubadour sessions, and as musical director for many playshops like Guitarmageddon and last year's classic album recreation of Little Feat's Waiting For Columbus on the Playshop... Read More →
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The Lil Smokies

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their most recent album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 3:30pm - 4:45pm
`Music Hall

3:45pm

Gaby Moreno
Gaby Moreno

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Gaby Moreno

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter Born and raised in Guatemala, Los Angeles based Gaby Moreno grew up inspired by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, and Aretha Franklin. She immersed herself in blues, R&B and 60’s Soul and learned to speak English by singing the songs she loved.Her original blend of Jazz, B... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm
Big Meadow

4:15pm

Ron Artis II & The Truth
Ron Artis II & The Truth

Sunday July 7, 2019 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Vaudeville

5:00pm

Steel Pulse
Steel Pulse

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Steel Pulse

FacebookInstagramTwitterBearing witness to the accelerating negativity of global affairs, Steel Pulse emerges with musical vengeance to halt the disarray of humanity. The bands twelfth studio production, titled Mass Manipulation, reflects four decades committed to bettering mankind through music. Steel Pulse co... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 5:00pm - 6:30pm
'Grandstand

5:30pm

Guitarmageddon plays Led Zeppelin
Guitarmageddon has been a High Sierra institution since 2005!  Born from the brain of Josh Clark, 'Geddon has been embraced by and blossomed at HSMF since it’s inception and owes it’s heart and soul to the HSMF family and community!  Come hear and see the core band of Sean Leahy, Eric DiBerardino, Dave Combs, Jeff Miller, Pamela Parker, Scott Guberman, Chris Grant, Simon Kurth and a long list of amazing guest guitarists close this years playshops with a big 50th anniversary nod to the one and only Led Zeppelin.  

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Sean Leahy

Guitarist, educator and composer Sean Leahy may be a stranger to you but he is no stranger to the Bay Area music scene or High Sierra. The Massachusetts native and Berklee College of Music graduate was the founding member of the  band Boomshanka who made a major splash in S.F. In... Read More →
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Simon Kurth

Simon has been performing at High Sierra since 2008 as a member of Poor Man's Whiskey, Huckle, solo at troubadour sessions, and as musical director for many playshops like Guitarmageddon and last year's classic album recreation of Little Feat's Waiting For Columbus on the Playshop... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 5:30pm - 6:45pm
`Music Hall

5:45pm

Sisters of the Strawberry Moon feat. Luther Dickinson, Birds of Chicago and Sharde Thomas
Sisters of the Strawberry Moon feat. Luther Dickinson, Birds of Chicago and Sharde Thomas

Sunday July 7, 2019 5:45pm - 7:00pm
Big Meadow

6:15pm

The Lil Smokies
The Lil Smokies

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The Lil Smokies

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter When people see The Lil Smokies setting up their acoustic instruments, they’re often unprepared for the electric energy they generate. The band captures that same dynamic presence on their most recent album, Changing Shades, delivering their exceptional songwriting and bluegrass... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 6:15pm - 7:30pm
Vaudeville

7:15pm

The Marcus King Band
The Marcus King Band

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The Marcus King Band

“Forgive me for I have sinned,” Marcus King implores, on the gorgeous, contemplative “Confessions,” an essential track from The Marcus King Band’s third full-length album, Carolina Confessions. “The pain that I put you through is killing me inside/Thought if I could make... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 7:15pm - 8:45pm
'Grandstand

7:45pm

Andy Frasco & The U.N.
Andy Frasco & The U.N.

Sunday July 7, 2019 7:45pm - 9:15pm
Big Meadow

8:15pm

TAUK
TAUK

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TAUK

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterOn their new album Shapeshifter II: Outbreak, New York-bred band TAUK offer an unsettlingbut ultimately exhilarating look at artificial intelligence and its potential to upend our world.With its dynamic sense of tension and cinematic mastery of mood, TAUK’s all-instrumentalblend of progressive rock, hip-hop, and jazz proves... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 8:15pm - 9:45pm
Vaudeville

9:30pm

Greensky Bluegrass
Greensky Bluegrass

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Greensky Bluegrass

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitter After 18 years together, up to 175 shows per year, nearly 1,000 different setlists, six studio albums, and a litany of live releases, Greensky Bluegrass embodies more than just music for members Anders Beck [dobro], Michael Arlen Bont [banjo], Dave Bruzza [guitar], Mike Devol [uprigh... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 9:30pm - 11:30pm
'Grandstand

10:00pm

PNUMA (Live)
PNUMA (Live)

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PNUMA (Live)

FacebookInstagramPnuma is a virtual band originally formed in Memphis, Tn and relocated to Denver, Colorado. They achieved popularity in the early 2000’s by touring extensively and releasing live music, recordings of their live shows, and one studio album. Combining electronic elements with hip h... Read More →


Sunday July 7, 2019 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Big Meadow

12:00am

Leftover Salmon
Leftover Salmon

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Leftover Salmon

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterFew bands stick around for thirty years. Even fewer bands leave a legacy during that time that marks them as a truly special, once-in-lifetime type band. And no band has done all that and had as much fun as Leftover Salmon. Since their earliest days as a forward thinking, progressive blu... Read More →


Monday July 8, 2019 12:00am - 1:30am
`Music Hall

12:00am

Sunday Troubadour Session
Maggie Forti
Eric Long
Ezra Lipp (ALO)
Erin Chapin (Rainbow Girls)


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ALO

Watch VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterMaking their official HS stage debut back in 2002, the members of ALO have become familiar faces around the Quincy fairgrounds. Famous late-nights, campsite serenades, and heartfelt playshop/troubadour appearances mark just some of the unforgettable moments. Built out of the childho... Read More →
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Eric Long

Facebook | InstagramSpotify | YouTubeWHY DO YOU WANT TO PLAY HIGH SIERRA?In 2012 I went to High Sierra Music Festival for the first time, and since then I’ve only missed one. The music is incredible year after year, but what really keeps me coming back is the people. I remember leaving that first year knowing I’d b... Read More →
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Maggie Forti

Bay Area singer-songwriter Maggie Forti is a founding member of the group Wildcat Canyon and was amember of the Berklee College of Music Gospel choir (along with Susan Tedeschi, Layla Hathaway andPaula Cole). She performs her original material as a solo artist or appears as a featured... Read More →
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Rainbow Girls

VideoFacebookInstagramTwitterRainbow Girls are an eclectic folk trio hailing from the golden countryside just north ofCalifornia's Bay Area. Vanessa May, Erin Chapin, and Caitlin Gowdey seamlessly combine soul-touching harmonies, varitextured instrumentals, and poignant lyrical content into a beautiful sonic... Read More →


Monday July 8, 2019 12:00am - 2:00am
~Mineral Building

2:00am

John Kadlecik's Fellowship of the Wing
John Kadlecik's Fellowship of the Wing

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John Kadlecik's Fellowship of the Wing

FacebookInstagramTwitterJohn Kadlecik’s Fellowship of the WingJohn Kadlecik – Guitar, vocals (Dark Star Orchestra, Furthur, Golden Gate Wingmen)Jay Lane – Drums, vocals (RatDog, Primus, Furthur, Golden Gate Wingmen, Wolf Brothers)Reed Mathis – Bass, vocals (Billy and the Kids, The Rhythm Devils, Electric B... Read More →


Monday July 8, 2019 2:00am - 3:30am
`Music Hall