Every year we strive to make Boise Music Festival better. This year we put a focus on how we could better showcase all of the incredible local talent in the Treasure Valley. In addition to the awesome Commercial Tire Main Stage, we’ll have four local stages around Expo Idaho with a little of something for everyone. Congrats to all the artists playing the Country/Americana Stage!
Thanks to everyone who made #2015bmf such a success for our local acts! Check out the Country/Americana Stage photos!
Since childhood, Kayleigh has played classical violin, fiddle, mandolin and guitar for orchestras, gospel groups and bands. Click through the site to hear some of her songs and a few of the many groups she's performed with through the years.
This Boise band delights crowds of all ages with their soulful bluesy indie rock melodies and heartfelt harmonies. Their songwriting skills and breathy vocals span a wide landscape from Blues Traveler to DMB to Bonnie Raitt to Harry Belafonte with a Creed undertone and accents of Hendrix and some country hues. Mostly original music penned by vocalist and guitarist Patt Duynslager and vocalist and bassist Robere Kazadi, Doobious Cobb's music is memorable and catchy. From unforgettable "Everybody" to tear-the-roof down rocking "Immaterial Man" and luscious "Touch Me," Doobious Cobb is a music experience far from dubious.
Rounding out the five piece band is Leland Smyth keeping pace with just the right percussive line on drums and the seductive, earthy vocals of Krissy D whose version of Prine's "Angel from Montgomery" and the original "Breaking My Heart," will put you in a most pleasurable trance. Steve Inch's often ripping, frequently jamming, and always delicious harmonica doesn't overpower but laces masterfully throughout each set and is the icing on this Doobious cake.
Aaron Ball Band, four piece Country Rock and Alternative Rock Auckland New Zealand and Idaho is currently booking the spring and summer 2015 in the Western United States. The original band, with International tour experience, has recently returned from New Zealand where Aaron Ball and Dave Bowman performed in support of their 2013 release “New Beginnings”.
You may have heard about the band most recently on the front page of the Idaho State Journal, Aaron Ball Band has kept an active schedule since the release of his third album “New Beginnings” in 2013. Aaron Ball Band toured the Western United States in the spring and summer of 2013. Months later, singer songwriter Aaron Ball relocated to Auckland NZ where he initiated his first tour of the Southern Hemisphere as a solo artist. In 2014 Aaron Ball Band again visited both the U.S. and New Zealand markets. As a result of hard work in both continents, Aaron Ball has maintained a top position on the Reverbantion Country charts for Auckland NZ and the band currently holds the #2 position on the National Reverbnation charts in New Zealand.
“New Beginnings” includes the remix of the hit “Second Gear” which received substantial radio airplay when it was originally released in 2010. The song “Omaha” from the 2013 release has been played both on internet and terrestrial stations. The album is available for sale digitally worldwide on Itunes and via his website at www.AaronBallMusic.com .
Mountain rock and alt/desert pop. Eric (guitar/vocals), Sarah (vocals/keys), Nate (drums) and Ted (bass) joined forces in 2010 in North End Boise to create Drifter Still. We play original (and we think) catchy tunes with roots in a wide variety of music, from classic rock and R&B, to funk and acoustic pop. At the end of the day, we simply love to write and play music together.
The love of music for singer/songwriter Brook Faulk comes from the same motto that makes most businesses successful...location, location, location. Raised on a cattle ranch under the Western sky, Brook comes from a long line of real cowboys and rodeo men. She grew up listening to all the old country favorites with her dad, while driving down the long dusty roads. It was there that Brook developed her love affair with music. A throwback from the past, she began singing at a young age, quickly finding her way into the rural music scene of country fairs, coffee houses, and local honkytonks.
Brook made her first trip to record in Nashville in 2003. Since that time, she has traveled back and fourth between her home in Anchorage, Alaska, and the south, where she is always busy recording and playing shows. Brook has spent the past four years performing in Alaska playing to a packed house as a front person for the most in-demand band in the state.
Pocket Candy is an original blend of sultry, hip, groovy lounge rock. Founding members Shari de Vaard and Dylan Cline formed the band with local drum legend Will Prescott (Jeff Crosby & the Refugees, Voice of Reason, Jerry Joseph & Jack Mormons, Equaleyes, Matt Hopper & the Roman Candles), bass extraordinaire Jon Fust (Sun Blood Stories), violin maestro Austin Clark (Jonathan Warren and the Billy Goats) and the talented miss Sandi Nahas on keys.
Ryan Bayne is often equated to a mix between Tom Waits and Johnny Cash, writing songs that tell stories of love, loss, redemption and women of ill repute, among other things. When he is asked what kind of music he plays, he replies "It's the good kind, just a little dirtier".
The Oliphants are Lee Penn Sky, Guitarist, singer and songwriter, who is a veteran of folk festival stages across the West, brings unbridled energy, boot stompin' happiness, easy listening grooves, contagious humble-pie vocals and heartbreaking lyrics. Troy "Rosie" Ferguson on the Standup Bass with pulsating smooth rhythms mixed with classical jazz abandon. Jake “Gizmo” Englehorn also brings classical jazz training to percussive polyrhythmic funky-funky- get-down. Bennett Larson Barr on the squeeze box, occasionally plunking on his Banjo or adding to the funk on Djembe and Heather Roberts who’s fiddling is so unbelievable you’ll wonder why her violin does not burst into flame. This eclectic group brings home what playing music is all about...The Oliphants – Keeping it Trunky!
Simply put, Steady Rush is a female Pop Rock duo that believes music should inspire all that is good and honest in humanity.
With Steady Rush, audiences get a two-for-one sound. Combine Kylie Hartman's Blues Rock flare with Molly Fiorentino's Dance-Pop sounds, and listeners are guaranteed a memorable show. This unique Pop Rock duo cannot go unnoticed. From their distinct voices to their prominent looks, these two performers complement each other in true yin-yang fashion. Even with such contrasting backgrounds, these young ladies have an undeniable harmony.
Through countless local performances, Boise, Idaho served as a perfect ground for cultivating the craft of Steady Rush. By Summer of 2013, Steady Rush was the most sought-after band for booking at Boise’s most popular venues and festivals. With frequent shows at Reef (Boise’s most competitve downtown venue for local music) and the Knitting Factory (a national concert house franchise), the duo was booking out 2-3 months at a time. Their most popular performance was as the opening act for the sold-out concert of Country music’s Gloriana (ranked #2 on U.S. Country Billboard chart that same week) at the Knitting Factory in Boise. Steady Rush was also hired by American Family Insurance to appear as guest performers for the AmFam Annual Spring Awards ceremonies in Salt Lake City, Utah and Seattle, Washington.
Ned Evett's powerful singing, songwriting, and pioneering use of mesmerizing, mirrored-glass fretless fingerboards have added a new dimension to the contemporary roots and blues scene.
Winner of the 2003 North American Rock Guitar Competition, Ned was featured in the 2004 PBS Television documentary "Driven To Play ". This film documents Ned's victory in the event, and aired in all US states and parts of Canada.
Following the film's premier, Ned began a series of tours with artists such as Jonny Lang, Eric Johnson, George Thorogood, and Robert Cray. From October 2010 through January 2011, Ned embarked on a three month world tour with grammy nominated artist Joe Satriani.
Described by USA Today as “the entertaining master of the fretless guitar” and “the world’s first fretless guitar rockstar” by Guitar Player Magazine, Ned is based in his hometown of Nashville TN. He is currently working on his new album with legendary musician Adrian Belew.
Ned's latest release, "Treehouse" is a fourteen original song compilation of blues tinged melodies, produced by Adrian Belew.