Performers

Here are the artists who will perform at Farmfest in 2019
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Adam Hoppe

Hailing from Grayling, Michigan, Adam Hoppe is a singer-songwriter best known for his rich vocals and unique guitar style. Adam, an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist, calls his guitar style and song arrangements unique and experimental in nature utilizing pedal distortions and delays, diverse guitar keying and live looping.

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Alex Teller

Alex Teller is a young singer-songwriter and musician. His music possesses a poetic tone sounding off a plethora of lyrics expressing deeply emotional themes. Teller’s smooth, smoky vocals pair well with his warm, rich harmonica and raw, buttery guitar playing to generate an ingenious audible experience.

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Amy Bowman, Asanas With Amy

I am a YRT-200 Yoga teacher. I aspire to keep you enlightened and educated about what yoga can do for you, through my own journey and experiences as a yoga teacher. Not everybody can be on the same path but every body can start a journey that is designed for your own enlightenment.

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The Appleseed Collective

The Appleseed Collective is poised to become the new sound of string music. Riding the wave of the bluegrass revival beyond newgrass and into a strange new genre-bending territory, they explore the full range of dark and light, old and new, composition and improvisation.

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The Bandura Gypsies

The Bandura Gypsies are rocking a unique blend of style and sound. The lyrics and melodies are totally emotion-driven, and the foundation is totally power-driven. The Gypsies write about what's going down now..... what's bringing the joy, and what's bringing the pain.

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Beaver Xing

Folk, Americana, Pop, Country, Classic/New Rock, Standards and all things in between! Their passion is connecting with others through their music. Beaver Xing plays a variety of both conventional and unconventional instruments, and have a crowd-pleasing catalog of covers.

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Biomassive

This anomalous band redefines the sound of the electronic genre. A progressive jam band, Biomassive blends the organic feel of real-time music with deep, intelligent beats of their ground shaking sub bass mechanics. Biomassive has fused electronic and progressive rock to arrive at an unparalleled sound.

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The Blue Water Ramblers

The Blue Water Ramblers, est. 2002, are song smiths who take turns harmonizing with each other to create a colorful tapestry of sounds. Banjo-Jim Foerch on acoustic and electric banjo writes and sings of the sailors, lumberjacks, driving and unrequited C&W love.

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Carrie Westbay and Limelight

Carrie Westbay is an acoustic entertainer who has been performing & writing music for over 20 years. You can hear some of her original songs & versions of covers on soundcloud, youtube, myspace, facebook and reverbnation. There are also tracks available for download on amazon & itunes.

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The Change

Since the Winter of 2015, The Change have been engaging audiences at concert venues, coffee houses and music festivals all over Michigan and the midwest. The Grand Rapids-based sextet’s original music is a rootsy blend of Blues, Rock, Americana and Soul.

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Chris Michels

Fusion guitarist/songwriter Chris Michels brings a tasteful hint of folk and jazz to his stretched out funky jams. With a focus on musicianship and goofiness, Chris fits in in the grooviest of places. You can find Chris Michels playing funk, playing upright bass in a bluegrass band.

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The Crane Wives

In Japanese folklore, the crane wife is a bird disguised as a woman who spins fine silks from her own feathers, until her identity is discovered. The Crane Wives spin fine songs from whole cloth, and you will never want the melodies to leave your head. The band has gathered a following with intricate melodies.

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Dave Boutette & Kristi Lynn Davis

Southeast Michigan natives Dave Boutette & Kristi Lynn Davis have found the magic that happens when two voices share a melody. Kristi’s natural gift for harmony is instantly bringing new life to Dave’s celebrated catalog of songs, as is evidenced on their debut CD Easy As Pie.

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Dede and the Dreamers

Drift the night away to the amazing vibes of Dede and the Dreamers. Described as Psychedelic/Folk/Jazz music this band will mesmerize you and send you into a dream world with sweet melodies and full sounds to tantalize your brain.


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Distant Stars

Their influences include: Jack White, Brian Wilson, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Prince, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Kanye West, Willy Wonka, Jake Allen, Vulfpeck, GG Allin, getting picked on, picking on people, getting broken down and discovering the true beauty and eternal peace of existence as a result, etc.

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Dos Hippies

aka 'The Billy P Project'. We met a few years back, and instantly clicked. Our hippie souls became friends right away. We love music and enjoy playing all around northern Michigan. Every genre, every decade.. unique covers & awesome originals. Our hippie drummer loves to jam out with us, too, if the venue calls for it.

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Famadou Collins

Famadou Collins, born and raised in Flint Michigan. Specializing in percussion west African culture and many genres of music jazz, R&B, Neo-soul & Hip-hop. Drumming since the age of 4. A Grad of Flint Northern High School class of 2005. Playing drums and spreading the love and spiritual vibrations of Music.

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Giggles and Kitty

Giggles and Kitty play a wide variety of songs from the 60's through the 90's. Their unique arrangements of classic songs are refreshingly captivating.



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The Go Rounds

The Go Rounds have used Psychedelic Americana Pop, Twang-Rock & Jelly-Roll, and 'bits of all your favorite bands exploded into rock n roll confetti' to describe the sprawling landscape that is their sound. Fingerpicked hollow body guitar makes space for slashing fuzz tones.

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Grove of Trees

Haunting vibes of sorrow, triumph, and life. Grove Of Trees were born atop a mountain overlooking a sparkling city on the sea while the whole world was falling. Grove Of Trees is needed for this time. Performing at festivals and all types and sizes of venues; Tyler, Kyle, Keith, and Andrew describe it as "for the people".

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Heavens Ta Betsy

Hailing from Cheboygan, they play a great mix of rock with a twist!




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Jack Elliott

Jack Elliott has been a part of the Northern Michigan musical scene for the last twenty five years and has played in many musical projects. His soulful voice accompanied by a variety of instruments will take you on a musical adventure through blues, folk, rock and roll.

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Jake Allen

The ethereal sound of Jake Allen's music attaches to your heartbeat and reverberates through your veins with the warmth of a long-lost embrace. He moves around the acoustic guitar like he's been holding it for a lifetime, gliding from end to end and producing sounds that you'd expect from a full band.

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Jakey Thomas

Jakey Thomas is a young, dumb dreamer born in ’91 and raised in a fantasy world. He plays the ‘tar, vibrates his vocal cords, flaps his lips, and washes his hair once a week.


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Jason Schewe

Hailing from South Lansing, Leelanau county, and long-time Traverse City resident. Jason Schewe definitely knows that home is where the heart is. And when he plays the upright bass home is wherever that happens.


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Jill Jack

Love! It has to be love. A Jill Jack concert cannot exist without it. From the beginning to the end. The moment she steps on stage, it's evident in her ever present smile - the mirror to her songwriting soul. For she is home. The stage is her home. The audience invited through her songs.

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Kayla Jo, Sound Therapy

Kayla Jo is the owner of Good Vibes Sound Healing and co-founder of Yoga Meets Sound. She has been through an extensive year-long sound therapy course and prides herself on authentic and fare trade instruments. Her passion for sound therapy stems from working in mental health.

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Kirby

Kirby, From Harbor Springs, Kirby has been with Farmfest since its beginning. His latest album, "Kirby for Kids (and Childish Adults)," features light hearted songs that do not talk down to kids and can be enjoyed equally by adults who refuse to take life too seriously.

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The Lonely Lovers

The Lonely Lovers is a northern Michigan musical collective helmed by Mark Blaauw-Hara and featuring the talents of Jen Schaap, Caroline Barlow, Jamie Beth Platte, Ann Stebelton, Chris Graham, and Greg Carpenter. Their songs paint pictures of Michigan characters living and loving.

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Les Older and the Ganja Gang

This group is a fun-loving jam band. Their originals, and the captivating covers which they make their own, always please the ear and move the feet. The members were brought together years ago, in a cloud of healing smoke, to make great music.

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Luck Dragon

This group of multifaceted creators are here to take you on a journey through the never-ending story of the human experience. From their folky-punkgrass roots and original songs to their genre-bending mashups and covers this band will sooth your soul and strum on your heart strings.

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The Marsupials

Like the ambivalent creatures they’re named after, The Marsupials can not be easily categorized. The orchestrated rock/funk has evolved into a searing hot, dance-infused journey of chaotic poetry & ethereal grooves. This Harbor Springs creation has been pleasuring ears across their home state of Michigan.

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Matt Gabriel

Matt Gabriel is a singer/songwriter who has spent over a decade writing and performing music around the country–the quality of folk and blues you would expect from an artist who grew up between Chicago and Detroit. He’s got a must-see live show. It’s music you can trust and believe in.

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Luke Winslow-King

Luke Winslow-King’s latest album is an example of craftsmanship at the highest level, radiating a warmth and timeless elegance. Adept at mixing country, blues, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and folk influences intuitively and masterfully, Luke shapes a mood from many sources and shepherds it to a unifying place of acceptance.

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The Medicine Bell

The Medicine Bell is farm fresh Northern Michigan acoustic music at its finest. There's a quiet valley full of real folks settled in around the village of Rapid City -- where life is easy, but a livin' is hard. Rooted deep there in the Valley are songwriting partners Bree Saunders & Ashley Christopher.

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Michael Rosteck

Michael Rosteck sings songs. Songs about life and songs about vice. Songs inspired by Hank, Willie, Johnny, Townse, Bob, and Neil, and other greats. Original songs to which the festival family can relate. Songs that beg you to sing along and invite you to join him up on stage.

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Michelle Held

Michelle Held is a singer/songwriter with a distinctively soulful and captivating style. Her roots in theatre and fine arts lead her to guitar and songwriting in 2011. Amy Speace wrote, “Michelle brings true spirit to a shaking place, with a voice we have not heard in a long, long, time. A hummingbird with a raven's heart."

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Monte Pride

Monte Pride is a Michigan-born, Michigan-based folk singer-songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist. His rich tenor voice and accomplished fingerpicking make him sound older than his years, but the enthusiasm he brings to the music and performance is all youthful, impassioned energy.

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Oh Brother Big Sister

Oh Brother Big Sister is an eclectic sensation! This brother and sister duo from Northern Michigan covers the music spectrum with entrancing harmonies and ingenious musical arrangements. They have a comfortable, comedic essence that makes you feel like you're with old friends in the comfort of your happy place.

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Peter Madcat Ruth

Peter Madcat Ruth is a Grammy Award-winning virtuoso harmonica player based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. But Madcat doesn't just play blues harp: he also sings and plays ukulele, guitar, high-hat, jaw-harp, penny-whistle, kalimba, banjo and other folk instruments from around the world.

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Radel Rosin

Radel is an acoustic sensation hailing from Northern Michigan with a passion for music at a young age. With the support from his parents introducing more and more instruments helped create him to succeed as a multi instrumentalist. With the help from a loop machine allowing a solo act to sound as a full band.

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Railcar Graffiti

Railcar Graffiti is a mix of old and new. Bringing you American Old Time, Celtic & Original music with a twist all their own. Based out of Brooklyn, Michigan this 5 piece group got together to make some amazing music & put on an entertaining show. So hop on the railcar and join the band for a memorable ride!

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The Real Ingredients

The Real Ingredients are a Petoskey based acoustic rock duo mainly armed with a guitar and saxophone. Together they combine their individual influences of rock, folk, funk and more to create a unique sound all their own. The duo has taken their sound across to state from Marquette all the way to south of Grand Rapids.

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The Rupple Brothers

The Rupple Brothers are a psychedelic folk ensemble who combine a love for music, life, and improvisation to create a musical space unlike any other. Born unto song, brothers Evan and Cole, and adopted soul brother James, transverse the entire spectrum of sound and space.

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Sandra Sue Kennedy

Sandra Kennedy is a folk and Americana artist from Northern Michigan. Occasionally joined by her all-dummy backup band, The Hickabillies, Sandra performs original acoustic music in addition to classic cover tunes. If her songs don’t make you smile, her kind soul and sharp wit will!

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Sean Miller

Sean Miller is a Northern Michigan singer-songwriter from Petoskey that has played with his band, The Real Ingredients, for the last 3 years across much of Michigan. Sean, since 2018, has been honing his craft as a solo act armed with only his guitar and voice.

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Slim Gypsy Baggage

Slim Gypsy Baggage is a guitar driven, female fronted four piece with soulful, bluesy vocals, and a writing style that sets them in a league of their own. This high energy live band pride themselves in the cohesion yet versatility of their sound, traveling through many genres while maintaining their vibe.

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Seth Bernard

Born and raised in rural Northern Michigan, Seth Bernard was brought up in the folk and farmstead culture with an enriching integrative experience of the arts, agriculture, and community. In 2001, Seth founded Earthwork Music, a collective of musicians who focus their efforts on environmental advocacy.

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The Smokin' Dobroleles

Emerging onto the West Michigan acoustic music scene, the Smokin’ Dobroleles bring with them a taste of roots music laced with bluegrass, early jazz, americana, old time, outlaw country, and reggae.


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Steel & Wood

Steel & Wood, a traditional bluegrass band from Petoskey MI, offers an upbeat, heartfelt string and vocal harmony- based repertoire spanning the works of Bill Monroe, Jim and Jesse McReynolds, Ralph and Carter Stanley, and others. Steel & Wood harkens back to American railroad culture and Southern Appalachia.

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Syd Burnham

Syd Burnham is a 18 year singer song writer from Brighton Michigan with a passion for blues, soul, and rock n roll. For the past four years, he has traveled all over the state of Michigan with her two bands, the Syd Burnham band and red herring playing over 200 shows.

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Trembling Earth

Trembling Earth is Ann Arbor’s all original psychedelic blues and rock n roll band. Trembling Earth delivers its own unique and original songs and jams that draws influence from the classic funkiness of Talking Heads, the grunge of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, the delicate lyrics of Paul Simon.

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Trent Breithaupt

Trent Breithaupt is a recent Interlochen arts academy graduate. Brings a gruff old style back into the scene. With rambler style picking patterns and clever lyrics to draw you in closer. He has a voice that can only be described as genuine and ear catching.

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Two Feathers

Mark Cavander graduated from Northwestern Michigan College in Traverse City with an associates of fine arts degree in music education. His influences include Cat Stevens, Neil Young, The Beatles, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. He plays acoustic music on a 1970 Yamaha.

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UnBoxed Ohm

Trapeze Yoga workshops will be held by UnBoxed Ohm this year at Farmfest. We will be setting up 4 Trapeze Yoga Swings in the Children's Center hanging from the swing set. Everyone 8 Years + can come for a 10 minute per person Taster Tutorial.


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Whiskey Bound

High Energy Country/Classic Rock Band out of Grand Rapids, Mi. Rockin your favorite dance tunes! Be sure you check out this new upcoming Band! You'll want more! Whiskey Bound Started with some whiskey drinkin' Guys. We have all crossed paths in The musical world, decided to get together and play some music.

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Zie Rosin

Zie (as in Kenzie) has been a musician from the very start. Zie started playing drums and guitar when she was still in elementary school. You can catch her playing acoustic guitar, drums, bass guitar, piano and ukulele. Zie's instrumentation mixed with her entrancing vocals will leave you wanting more.

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