Mountain View Bluegrass Festival 2019 Spring Line-up
March 7th, 8th, & 9th
The Saturday show with Rhonda Vincent is sold out! Tickets are available at the door for the Friday show.
As usual, the Mountain View Fall 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!
Rhonda Vincent – Saturday only
Visit Rhonda Vincent’s website
Michael Cleveland & The Flamekeepers – Friday only
Michael Cleveland’s blistering prowess and technical fluency have since marked him as a sought-after musician, leading to performances with Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Tim O’Brien, J.D. Crowe and the New South, Andy Statman, and The Kruger Brothers in recent years. However, it wasn’t until 2006, when Michael formed his own band Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, that he found the right vehicle for his musical vision, and he hasn’t rested since, constantly looking for new ways to push himself and his music forward. “He plays fearless and it’s intoxicating to play with him because he makes you play fearless,” says Country Music Hall of Famer Vince Gill. “He takes no prisoners but he plays with a restraint and a soul. He plays without abandon.” Clearly, the IBMA agrees as he’s their most awarded Fiddle Player of the Year with 11 wins, has won Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year six times, and fronts their 5-Time Instrumental Group of the Year. Together with Flamekeeper members Josh Richards (guitar), Nathan Livers (mandolin), Jasiah Shrode (banjo) and Tyler Griffith (bass), Cleveland makes his way around the country performing festivals, clubs, and performing arts centers, delighting audiences, leaving them with jaws dropped in complete amazement.“It’s wicked to see how much music he pulls out of a bow,” continues Vince. “He’s untouchable.”
Visit Michael’s Website.
Ralph Stanley II – Thurday only
Ralph Stanley II & The Clinch Mountain Boys are celebrating their Billboard Bluegrass Album Chart that was released on Stanley Family Records last year. Even into 2018, the band is still regularly appearing on that coveted Top 15 chart. This self-titled album was the first release for the group since Ralph II took over the Clinch Mountain Boys band name in 2016 per the wishes of his late father Dr. Ralph Stanley.
The band includes Clinch Mountain Boy John Rigsby on fiddle, mandolin and vocals; Alex Leach on banjo and vocals; Randall Hibbitts on the upright bass and vocals; and Ralph Stanley II on the guitar and lead vocals. This band configuration brings a lot of talent, energy and humor to the stage as they perform old-time favorites, bluegrass hits and new original material. .
Visit Ralph Stanley II’s Website.
Special Consensus – Friday & Saturday
…Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein but with more than enough modern sensibilities to attract every ear in this now pleasantly fractionating genre. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass… Special Consensus approaches this hallowed American musical form with boundless energy and an aesthetic reverence that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart, and puts a restless two-step in boots and bare feet…
Visit the Special Consensus website
Hickory Hill – Friday and Saturday
Celebrating their 39th anniversary in September, 2018, Hickory Hill has proven to be one of Texas’ most popular and enduring acoustic groups. Through the years, the band has won considerable recognition, winning third place in the “Best New Band” contest at the Bluegrass Festival of the United States in Louisville, KY in 1981, and being nominated by SPBGMA as “Entertaining Bluegrass Band of the Year” in 1985 and “Bluegrass Band of the Year, Contemporary” in 1986. In 1993, Hickory Hill was named “Band Of The Year” by the Arts and Entertainment Committee of East Texas, and in 1996 was selected for a showcase performance at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual World of Bluegrass in Owensboro, Kentucky. Hickory Hill has been the host band of the Overton Bluegrass Music Festival since the festival’s inception in 1989. Visit Hickory Hill’s website
Spring Street Bluegrass Band – Friday & Saturday
20 years later, the band has developed their own sound with a combination of bluegrass, gospel, folk, country, and even some classic rock-n-roll from time to time. This mix is finely served up “bluegrass” style.
SpringStreet has performed at many festivals in Oklahoma and the surrounding states. They are also veterans of television and radio in the area as well. Along with performing at these events, SpringStreet has also hosted their own show in Muskogee, OK called “Bluegrass On The Square”. Since this event has been so successful in bringing new fans to bluegrass, SpringStreet has begun to take this show on the road to other towns and events.
The Baker Family – Thursday & Friday
The Baker Family is a high energy bluegrass band located in south central Missouri.
Season 12 AMERICA’S GOT TALENT
2016 International Country Gospel Music Association Bluegrass band of the year
1st place KSMU SIlver Dollar City Youth in Bluegrass Band Champions
1st place 2015 & 2014 Oklahoma State Band championship
1st place 2013 Pickin in the Pines Flagstaff,AZ Band Championship
2nd place 2014 Silver Dollar City Youth Band Contest winners
Trustin Baker: 17 yrs old Fiddle/Banjo/lead vocals/harmony, 2017 Tennessee State Grand Champion, 2016 Arkansas State Champion, 2016 Texas State gone to Texas Champion, 2016 Runner-up Grand Master Fiddler Nashville, TN, 2015 Runner-up Grand Master Fiddler Nashville, TN, 2015 Tennessee State Grand Champion fiddler* 2015 Arkansas State Champion 2013 Jr, National Grand Master fiddler * 2011-2014 Missouri Jr. State Champion * 2012 Texas freshman State Champion *2014 Oklahoma Jr. State fiddle champion * 2011-2012 Arkansas Jr State fiddle champion
Carina Baker: 15 yrs old Mandolin/lead vocals/harmony/jig dancer 2014 SPBGMA nominee Female vocalist of year
Elijah Baker: 13 yrs old Upright Bass/lead vocals/harmony 2016 Missouri Jr State Fiddle Champion
Carrie Baker (mother) guitar
Hunter Motts Banjo- Spartanburg, South Carolina
Joey Shann Banjo- Claremore, Oklahoma
Twang – Thursday
Twang is an all-girl string band, which is the latest traditional music inspiration of Mountain View, Arkansas, “Folk music …capital of the world”. This young and energetic group is the newest singing sensation and range in ages from 13 years to 14 years old. They sprang from the renowned Music Roots instructional program which is available to them beginning in elementary school. Their command of their instruments is far beyond their tender years, and they have a dynamic and natural stage presence, which thrills every audience by their performances. Anna Caldwell, playing mandolin and fiddle; Lillyanne McCool, playing banjo and bass; Rebecca Pool, playing fiddle; Gabi Pervis, playing guitar. The magnificent sounds created by their instruments and harmonious singing, are further complimented by the talents of their adult chaperone and bass player Crystal McCool. For the last three years, Twang has captivated audiences at regional shows, bluegrass festivals, private booking as well as local churches and has amazed audiences with their harmonic ballads, old-time, bluegrass and gospel tunes. Twang is a contract staff band at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas, and they perform frequently during the months of April through October.
They won the 2015 Rising Legend Award
–National Traditional Country Music Association
The Redmond Keisler Band – Thursday and Saturday
Redmond, Rick and Randy Keisler brought their God-given talents and showmanship to the stage for over 27 years. The Keisler Brothers appreciate their loyal, enthusiastic fans, friends & promoters that have supported them over the years.
The band’s love for Bluegrass music, good Christian roots, and rural upbringing gives their music a natural flow for a family oriented, high energy show with something for everyone.
The Keisler Brothers Band will always be a Crowd pleaser!
Visit Keisler Brother’s Website
Don’t miss our Fall Bluegrass Festival
November 7-9 2019
Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Lorraine Jordam & Carolina Road
The Nichols Family