Mountain View Bluegrass Festival 2022 Fall Line-up
November 10th, 11th, & 12th
Tickets for the Fall 2022 Bluegrass Festival are now On Sale!
As usual, the Mountain View Spring Bluegrass Festival is packed with first rate acts that are sure to keep you entertained. We will keep you informed if any new information becomes available so check back often!
Remember…Thursday is All Gospel Night!
Audie Blaylock and Redline
Audie Blaylock and Redline have an unofficial motto of sorts: It’s all the same thing. Classic cars, forward rolls, love, art, loss, faith . . . life. This cohesive connectedness and a willingness to see the world through the lens of tradition without boundaries makes Redline, now in its second decade of existence, a unique fixture in the world of bluegrass, where at times the music can indeed sound like “the same thing.” But for Redline, “the same thing” means it all comes from the same place, which enables them to create music that honors traditions through innovation. And they are not the only ones to have noticed. They have garnered such prestigious awards as the IBMA’s Instrumental Group of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. Audie has been nominated for both Guitar Player of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year. He has also been nominated for a Grammy. He’s had numerous #1 and charting singles. His music has been featured as the theme song for Travel Channel’s series entitled Backroads Gold. Redline’s members are: Audie Blaylock on guitar and vocals, Evan Ward on banjo and vocals, Reed Jones on bass and vocals, and Mason Wright on fiddle.
Tim Graves and The Farm Hands
Tim Graves and The Farm Hands began in 2010, and since then the band has received over 78 award nominations, winning an unprecedented 34 major awards including Bluegrass Gospel Band of the Year at the 2019 and 2020 SPBGMA Awards. The group features four award-winning singers, musicians and songwriters, including two long-time veterans of Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry.
In 2015, Grammy award winner Tim Graves was inducted into the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame. Tim has over 46 years of professional music under his belt, including 25 years as part of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. Tim has toured extensively across the U. S. both as a sideman and with his own group. He has been named Dobro Player of the Year 16 times and the last 14 years in a row. In 2020 he was awarded Master Gold Dobro Player of the Year. Tim is the first person to ever receive the award from SPBGMA. On banjo for the group now is Don Wayne Reno, the youngest son of legendary banjo player, Don Reno. Don Wayne started his career at the age of 14 on the road working as bass player for his father and also doing some banjo with his dad. Don Wayne also worked with his brothers, Ronnie and Dale, as The Renos playing festivals all over the United States for several years. Jimmy Haynes from Nashville, TN plays guitar for Tim Graves and The Farm Hands as well as singing parts and doing some of the songwriting for the group. Jimmy has been performing since his early teens and began touring with his family band before moving on to work with James King. He has appeared on several recordings during his career. The group’s bass player is Terry Eldridge. Terry came to Nashville in 1985 from Terre Haute, IN to work at the Grand Ole Opry with Lonzo and Oscar and then played bass for the legendary Osborne Brothers for 12 years and evolved into one of the best bass players/guitar players and singers in bluegrass. He later helped to form The Grascals where he was the lead singer and guitar player from 2004 to 2019.
The Special Consensus has been a performing bluegrass band for four decades. Band leader and founder Greg Cahill is a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award from the IBMA and was inducted into the SPBGMA Hall of Greats. Special Consensus has released 20 band recordings and received six awards from the IBMA and two Grammy nominations. With Greg Cahill on banjo, Dan Eubanks on bass, Greg Blake on guitar, and Michael Prewitt on mandolin, Special Consensus is a power house of musical talent.
The band’s 19th recording, Rivers and Roads, was nominated for a 2018 Grammy, received five 2018 IBMA nominations, and was awarded Album of the year. The tune “Squirrel Hunters” from that recording received the Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year award by the IBMA. The band records for Compass Records and proudly celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2020 with the release of Chicago Barn Dance. The album received five 2020 IBMA nominations and the title song received 2020 IBMA Song of the Year Award.
International tours have brought the band to Australia, Canada, Europe, South America, Ireland, and the United Kingdom. The band has also appeared on National Public Radio, The Nashville Network, the Grand Ole Opry at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, and in concerts with symphony orchestras nationwide. Dedicated to preserving their craft as well as keeping it fresh, in 1984 Special Consensus initiated the Traditional American Music (TAM) Program to introduce bluegrass music to students in schools across the country and in several foreign countries.
Cedar Hill was first formed in 1967 when Frank Ray along with his uncle began playing local shows in the Ozarks along with 4 others that included twin fiddles. As their popularity grew, Frank’s uncle dropped out but Frank continued on with the group and has played almost continuously since. Frank considered it a great honor to be inducted into the National Traditional Country Music Association Hall of Fame in 2008 and to be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. Frank was also added to the SPBGMA Hall of Greats in 2019. The first song to win awards and accolades for the group was one of Frank’s compositions called “False Hearted Love” in 1976.
Cedar Hill’s music has been described as an “original, emotive brand of song and hard driving bluegrass of tradition” and “the real deal”. The group both individually and collectively have been recipients of numerous awards and accolades over the years. According to some programmers, their song “Pearl”, a personal story of a friend of Frank’s, has been the most requested bluegrass song on the National XM/Sirius radio program, “Bluegrass Junction” and other stations for over 10 years. The current lineup of musicians, Frank Ray – mandolin and vocals, Bill Cross – banjo and vocals, Pete Brown – fiddle and vocals, Patti LaFleur – bass and vocals, and Dalton Harper – guitar and vocals, is perhaps the most cohesive group Cedar Hill has ever brought together. It is that same easy going, cohesiveness that also allows Frank to make use of his natural flowing Ozark humor, to the point that every now and then some folks will ask if they have any of Frank’s humorous stories recorded.
Cedar Hill offers music that will stir your emotions, cause you to tap your toe, smile a lot, and leave knowing you have made some new Ozark friends that are the same whether they are playing in their native Ozark Mountains, in The Performing Arts Centers of London, England, or the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Cedar Hill has been part of the Mountain Fever Records family since 2020.
The Baker Family
The Baker Family is a high energy bluegrass band located in south central Missouri. They perform at bluegrass events throughout the United States from Maine to California. The band has also appeared on America’s Got Talent, RFD-TV’s The Bluegrass Trail, and Great American Bluegrass on PBS. Their band awards include 2016 International Country Gospel Music Association Bluegrass Band of the Year; 2nd place 2022 SPBGMA International Bluegrass Band Championships; 2022 Rio Grande Valley Vocal Group of the Year; 1st place KSMU Silver Dollar City Youth in Bluegrass Band Champions; 1st place 2017, 2016, 2015 & 2014 Oklahoma State Band Championship; 1st place 2013 Pickin’ in the Pines Flagstaff, AZ Band Championship; SPBGMA Midwest Album of the Year- Walking a Straight Path ; and SPBGMA Midwest Entertainers of the Year.
Band members are Trustin Baker, 23 years old, fiddle/banjo/lead vocals/harmony; Carina Baker, 21 years old, mandolin/lead vocals/harmony/jig dancer; Elijah Baker, 18 years old, lead guitar/upright bass/lead vocals/harmony; Carrie Baker (mother) guitar/upright bass. This young powerhouse has accumulated many awards. Trustin has been named Grand Champion and Fiddle Player of the Year from several competitions in Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. Carina was named SPBGMA Midwest Mandolin Player of the Year, SPBGMA Midwest Female Vocalist of the Year, 2016 Oklahoma State Junior Fiddle Champion and was a 2014 SPBGMA nominee for Female Vocalist of the Year. Elijah was named 2016 Missouri Junior State Fiddle Champion.
Darin & Brooke Aldridge
Darin and Brooke met in 2005 in their native North Carolina, and they married in 2008. Armed with the talents of the proverbial triple-threat of uniquely distinctive singing, commanding instrumental skills, and accomplished songwriting, Darin and Brooke continue to ascend to new heights in the industry while maintaining their easy-going, down-to-earth connection with audiences everywhere. Brooke is a four-time consecutive winner for Female Vocalist of the Year for the IBMA. She was nominated for a fifth time in 2021. Once a six-year member of The Country Gentlemen with the late Charlie Waller, Darin is the 2017 IBMA Mentor of the Year and a truly gifted singer and multi-instrumentalist. Together with their band – Billy Gee on bass, Samantha Snyder on fiddle, and Jacob Metz on banjo and resonator guitar – Darin and Brooke were recognized with the IBMA’s nomination for 2021 Vocal Group of the Year. They have had multiple nominations over the years from the IBMA, SPBGMA, and the Inspirational Country Music Association. They have enjoyed top spots on many music charts. Their long-held dream to one day play at the Grand Ole Opry came true on July 4, 2017, and since then, they have graced the Opry stage more than 35 times.
Dale Ann Bradley
Dale Ann Bradley is an internationally recognized bluegrass artist with 2 Grammy nominations and 6 awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association for Best Female Vocalist.
Her bands along the way include Back Porch Grass, New Coon Creek Girls, Sister Sadie, and now MoonRunner.
Her self-produced album of 2015, Pocket Full of Keys, earned her first Grammy nomination.
In 2018, Dale Ann was inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. In 2019, Dale Ann and all-female group Sister Sadie were nominated for Best Bluegrass Album for the critically acclaimed Sister Sadie II. 2019 also brought the group’s debut on the legendary Grand Ole Opry, and the IBMA award for Vocal Group of the Year. The IBMA recognition marked the first time ever that an all-female group has won in this category. In January of 2020, she was voted SPGBMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year. Oh Darlin’, her first 2020 project- a collaborative album of stripped-down duet recordings with Sister Sadie bandmate Tina Adair, produced a chart-topping single of the same name.
Also in 2020, after signing a multi-year contract with Pinecastle, she left Sister Sadie to focus on her solo work with her new band MoonRunner, featuring Kim Fox on guitar and background vocals, Matt Leadbetter on dobro, Mike Sumner on banjo, and Ethan Burkhardt on bass. Her first album with the new lineup, Things She Couldn’t Get Over, was released in early 2021, leading up to another win at the IMBA awards for Best Female Vocalist while also picking up Gospel Recording of the Year. Having performed at the famed Grand Ole Opry and been inducted into the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame, Dale Ann has no shortage of recognition for her work in the bluegrass community, but she is not resting on her laurels. Now signed as a solo artist, Dale Ann is focusing on playing with her new band, touring around the country and creating a new album for 2022.
Deeper Shade of Blue
North Carolina can once again be credited for producing great bluegrass. Hailing from just east of Charlotte, Deeper Shade of Blue includes Jason Fraley (mandolin/vocals), Troy Pope (guitar/vocals), Frank Poindexter (dobro/vocals), Scott Burgess (bass/vocals), and Steve Wilson (banjo). The band has been together since 2000, has self-produced six albums, had a very successful 2018 release with Steam on Mountain Fever Records, and released their latest album, Twenty in 2021. The title is inspired by the group’s 20+ year career, recently hitting the monumental milestone.
Don’t miss our Spring Bluegrass Festival
March 9-11 2023
Kevin Prater Band
High Plains Tradition
Danny Paisley and Southern Grass
Tacie and the Sunshine Band
Redmond Keisler Band