Our headliner is hailed by the New York Times as “one of the great soul interpreters of her generation”, Bettye LaVette is a vocalist who can take any song and make it completely her own. LeVette’s career began during the birth of soul music in the 1960s, and she is still creating vital recordings today. To quote the late, great George Jones: “Bettye is truly a ‘singer’s singer.”
An Asheville local, Ramsey has been compared to Neil Young, Gram Parsons, Bon Iver and Sufjan Stevens, and his songs smartly blend elements of rock, Americana and folk, which takes the listener on their own meditative, soulful and rewarding journey.
This breakout artist hails from Atlanta, Georgia. His sound includes horn blasts, drums rattles, and howling slide guitars. At the heart of it all is Eddie’s stinging guitar and unmistakable vocal, the bandleader thrilling us one minute with his soul-man holler, then spinning story songs like he’s sitting on the next barstool.
From Nashville, Tennessee, Grizzly Goat’s blend of folk-rock spans the entire breadth of the Americana genre; from soft and sincere campfire ballads to rocking electric harmonica solos on top of pounding drums and flailing banjo.
From Western North Carolina, is about new, original Bluegrass, and is a fast-rising voice of a new generation of roots music artists. Their 2019 release from Mountain Home Music Company, “Myths We Tell Our Young,” debuted at #5 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts.
Scott T. Smith
Originally from Hurricane, WV, Scott is a musician, storyteller, actor, model, and advocate. After moving from Hurricane, he has found his long lost home in Louisville, KY! A passionate advocate for nature and Appalachia, Scott also spends time as a trade worker crafting wood and leather as well as brewing beer.
Scott released his debut EP “Wanted Man” in 2020, during the height of the covid pandemic. His soulful lyrics and powerful voice will take hold of you and not let go. He is now on a musical journey to share his story with everyone.