Late for the Train is a modern string band that feels both fresh and familiar. Drawing heavily from bluegrass and old-time, the San Francisco-based 4-piece weaves elements of folk, funk, and jamgrass into powerful and articulate arrangements of original and traditional music.
Snaps for Sinners is a fiery blend of hot club swing and rockabilly shenanigans that leaves audiences gasping for breath.
Pistoleros Famosos is a norteño band, consisting of an accordion, bass guitar, bajo quinto, and drums.
Intuitive Compass combines the diverse talents of song writer and guitar pioneer, Jason Dea West, and old time circus freak and accordionist, Aurelia Anne Cohen. Purveyors of “Original Western Folk Music”, they offer a timeless sound, which evokes a musical America of the past without ever sounding dated.
Miss Moonshine is Sonoma County's Foot-Stompin' Folk Band, distilling delectably eclectic Americana.
The Crux is a mad scientist’s music laboratory, where songs are presented as theatrical experiments with an odd and beautiful intensity... Lullabies to drink your morning coffee to. Gospel songs for the faithless. Pirate shanties for people who get seasick. Swing music for the graceless.
Eki Shola creates a space for you through a fusion of electronica and funktified non-traditional jazz chops with a twist of soulful semi-ambient vibes: reflect, chill and let go!
The King Street Giants are Bay Area Trad Jazz & more. No Trumpet Required.
Sharkmouth is a funky jazz punk trio from Sonoma County with an appetite for the open road and an acute ability to hang hard. At RR this year they’ll be accompanied by an ace horn section, and it’ll be a rare and radical experience.
Formed in 2015, the Rivertown Skifflers are a jug band in the wild North American folk tradition of the Jim Kweskin Jug Band, the Even Dozen Jug Band, and Stringband. We play mostly uptempo, happy music featuring washboard, kazoo, fiddle, banjo, guitar, stumps fiddle, and ukulele. Perfect for dancing, toe-tapping, and guaranteed to elicit smiles and occasional chuckles.
Rainbow Girls is a collaborative of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, and California natives who've spent the last 5 years touring Europe and the US as a rock n' roll band, but who've recently returned to their folkier roots by embarking on a house concert tour across America. This new trio version of the band (Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey, & Vanessa May) highlights their rich harmonies, ageless songwriting, and soulful, bluesy sound at its rawest form.
With her acoustic and electric guitar and electric autoharp, Ashley Allred crafts lush, haunting siren songs that radiate from amongst the dreamiest Santa Rosa frequencies.
Kickin up a cocktail of folky-punky-bluesy swing, this raggedy crew of streetwise fashionistas is ready to serve up some poppin' grooves for your booty-shaking while their lyrical ponderings leave the head & heart aching! With a mobile musical menagerie of two to ten players and a set list spanning from Americana & European folk styles to progressive jazz and elevated hip hop, Buck-Thrifty acknowledges no limits in perusing the evolution of folk fusion.
Ismay is a singer, guitarist, and songwriter drawing inspiration from the natural landscape of the American West. With an ear for an old-time aesthetic and artistry of indie folk, Ismay’s blends inventive songwriting, ethereal vocals, and dynamic fingerpicking.
The Butterdishes are Carrie Owens and Rose Martini: two ukulele playing, buttery-voiced singers with sass and moxie! The Butterdishes play a variety of hits, originals, and jams that are sure to melt your hearts.