Gail Wade has, over the years, put together a delightfully diverse band, expert at providing a strong showcase for her unique and plaintive songs as well as able to demonstrate their own versatility in music from bluegrass to jazz and Americana. Gail Wade & Turning Point can be counted on to fill the space with melody, good fellowship, and musicianship. We've seen Gail at places as diverse as WDVX-FM in Knoxville through a coffee house show at Bristol Rhythm & Roots to regular performances at festivals in New England. They always come prepared to play and entertain.
Claire Lynch has announced a cut-back in her touring schedule to take place over the next few years. The Claire Lynch Band has been a mainstay of melody, innovation, and thoughtful provoking song for years while Claire has garnered three IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards over the past sixteen years and shared the 2014 Song of the Year award with co-writer Louisa Branscomb for "Dear Sister." Her interpretation of "Wabash Cannonball" has become iconic for turning a country/bluegrass standard into a fusion piece of intensity and and jamming virtuosity. The addition of young Jarrod Walker, fresh off a couple of years touring with Missy Raines, has added one of the finest young mandolin players around to a band renowned for its instrumental strength. Bryan McDowell can add to a song on any instrument found in a bluegrass band, while Mark Schatz has been named Bass Player of the Year by IBMA twice.
Promoter Carl Landi Looks On
At the Sound Booth