Led by guitarist and vocalist CF Bailey, East Tennessee’s own Shadow Ridge makes some of the best traditional bluegrass heard anywhere in the world. Their fifth and latest CD is Hillbilly Big Shots.
Indie folk band Caroline Smith and the Sleeps hail from Minneapolis, Minnesota, where an 18-year-old Caroline had a residency at the same bar where Elliott Smith, Mason Jennings and Conor Oberst established their reputations as singer-songwriters of note. Her lilting Midwestern voice is charming audiences coast to coast. Caroline and bandmate Jesse Schuster will perform as a duo.