Bluegrass Festival

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For 2017, The Logandale Fall Festival is proud to announce the addition of Old Blue Sound as coordinator for sound and music! Old Blue Sound has been in the business since 1998 and provides sound reinforcement to Bluegrass and Acoustic musicians and bands, providing quality sound to Bluegrass event producers.

Old Blue Sound takes great pride in their attention to the details involved in making sure that the music you hear at the festivals they are involved in, is the best sound quality available.  Check out some videos from festivals and shows they have been involved in over the years.

What began many years ago as a purely bluegrass festival is now back and so much more! We still pay tribute to that longtime festival by bringing in the best bluegrass bands we can find to perform three fine days of music. Groups from California, Tennessee, Arizona, Utah and Nevada take the stage all day and into the night to keep your toes tapping! In addition to these groups, we feature many fun local bands that remind you bluegrass is alive and well in Nevada.

2017 Bands at the Logandale Fall Festival

HEADLINERS

Bluegrass Etc. is a featured band at the Logandale Fall Festival, and is a popular trio that plays, as its name suggests, bluegrass music. Since its formation, however, the outfit has progressed to embrace a more eclectic acoustic mix. The trio features Bill Bryson on vocals and bass; Dennis Caplinger on vocals, fiddle, and banjo; and John Moore on vocals, mandolin, and guitar. In addition to their work with Bluegrass Etc., each member of the trio has carved a separate successful career for himself.

The Bluegrass ETC, Featuring John Moore, Dennis Caplinger, Steve Spurgin will be playing Friday at 6 pm, Saturday at 2 pm. Bluegrass ETC will also be having a Jam Session on Saturday at 7 pm

The Vintage Martins are a featured band at the Logandale Fall Festival. This two award winning guitarists and vocalists join forces to form the band. Eric Uglum and Bud Bierhaus have played music together for over 25 years including time in the acclaimed California bluegrass band, Copperline. Eric is an internationally known musician, producer and owner of New Wine Sound Studio in Southern California. Bud is a lifelong musician and a Texas favorite for bluegrass style guitar and tenor singing where he is in demand as a session player and vocalist.

Ron Block of Alison Kraus and Union Station will be playing with the Vintage Martins on Saturday at 1 pm. See full schedule for the Vintage Martins below.

ALL BANDS

Bluegrass Etc. is a popular trio that plays, as its name suggests, bluegrass music. Since its formation, however, the outfit has progressed to embrace a more eclectic acoustic mix. The trio features Bill Bryson on vocals and bass; Dennis Caplinger on vocals, fiddle, and banjo; and John Moore on vocals, mandolin, and guitar. In addition to their work with Bluegrass Etc., each member of the trio has carved a separate successful career for himself.

The Vintage Martins-two award winning guitarists and vocalists join forces to form the band. Eric Uglum and Bud Bierhaus have played music together for over 25 years including time in the acclaimed California bluegrass band, Copperline. Eric is an internationally known musician, producer and owner of New Wine Sound Studio in Southern California. Bud is a lifelong musician and a Texas favorite for bluegrass style guitar and tenor singing where he is in demand as a session player and vocalist.

Flint Hill Special is an Arizona based Bluegrass Band established in 1984 by Glen Wilbourn. The band with ties to New Mexico, Wyoming, Texas, and Oklahoma, has been featured on radio, television bluegrass concerts and festivals throughout the Southwest and Mid-western states.

This award winning band has developed a distinctive style in its delivery of traditional bluegrass music. The band’s contagious enthusiasm, which often brings the audience to its feet with delight, continues to inject fresh energy and excitement on and off stage.This group of professional musicians, with diverse backgrounds, share the same love for bluegrass music, and it shows


south-fork-bluegrass-band-las-vegas-bluegrass-loganale-fall-festivalNew South Fork -Jeff Forbes plays fiddle with the group. He plays on all three band recordings, and even appears as a guest artist on a Fred and Emily CD. Jeff started out in classical music, but soon realized that Bluegrass was what he wanted to play. He has lately branched out into Celtic music, playing in a group in Idaho Falls known as The Wild Potatoes.

Carri Bean has been holding down the bass duties in the band, as well as singing and song writing from the beginning. She did take a couple of years off to complete her college education, but is excited to be back performing with the group.

Emily Frank has also been playing with New South Fork Bluegrass since the formation of the band. She covered the bass duties for a couple of years while Carrie attended school. Emily writes many of the songs for the group, and is now back on guitar.

Ron Hillier was recruited to play banjo with the band last fall, and his vocals and fine banjo work are a welcome addition to the group. Ron played banjo with his band, Deadline Ridge, which played extensively throughout the region for many years.

Fred Frank, who is playing mandolin with the group, is a founding member of New South Fork. He has held down both the mandolin, and banjo playing duties in the band.

Marty Warburton & Home Girls bring a sound unlike any other. Bluegrass and Gospel come together with tight harmonies that only a family band can create.
frequent-flyer-band-logandale-fall-festivalFrequent Flyers is a traditional bluegrass band founded in 2013 by SNBMS President Vera Vann-Wilson. Various members of the band are often seen performing at the regular jams in the valley and at several local venues including the Logandale and Pahrump festivals.

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just-for-fun-bandJust For Fun Band, Ron Williams has been with Just for Fun for several years and plays the rhythm guitar and vocals. His sense of humor and wit, along with a few humorous tines, keeps the band constantly on their toes.

Sy Nielson inspires the audience with his musical talent on the 5 string banjo and vocals, with an occasional number on the dobro. He is well known in the Bluegrass world throughout the Southwest, and the band is proud to have him.

Phyllis Palmer, the newest member of the bad, plays the mandolin and has the voice of an angel. Her vocals and harmonies add that special touch to round out the vocal sound of the band, and her prowess on the mandolin is second to none.

Last but not least is Betty Williams on the upright bass. She has been with the Just For Fun Band for several years now, does a great job and rounds out the band’s sound nicely She is the backbone of the group with her hard drivin’ rhythm and keeps the band members on the straight and narrow.

red-rock-express-bluegrass-band-logandale-fall-festivalIntroducing “Red Rock Express” playing both traditional and modern Bluegrass influenced music. High energy instrumentals, with soulful 3 part harmonies in a great entertaining style. With Band members residing in the Southern Utah and Southeastern Nevada area, they have come together to blend individual styles and talents to form one of the most exciting new Bands on the Bluegrass scene.

 

 

 

The Washburn Family Bluegrass Band is from Cedar City, Utah consisting 3 brothers and their parents. We play traditional bluegrass music.

Bluegrass Band Schedule

FRIDAY

10:00 am-The Washburn Family Bluegrass Band
11:00 am-Red Sands Bluegrass Band
12:00 pm-Fertile Dirt Band
1:00 pm-LUNCH BREAK
2:00 pm-Red Rock Express
3:00 pm-Frequent Flyers
4:00 pm-Flinthill Special
5:00 pm-Just 4 Fun
6:00 pm-Blue Grass ETC, Featuring John Moore, Dennis Caplinger, Steve Spurgin
7:00 pm-Festival Closes

SATURDAY

10:00 am-New South Fork
11:00 am-Flinthill Special
12:00 pm-Marty Warburton and  Home Girls
1:00 pm-The Vintage Martins Featuring Ron Block Of Alison Krauss and Union Station
2:00 pm-Blue Grass ETC, Featuring John Moore, Dennis Caplinger, Steve Spurgin
3:00 pm-BBQ awards-Music work Shops
4:00 pm-Dinner Break -Work Shops Locations to be announced
5:00 pm-New South Fork
6:00 pm-The Vintage Martins Featuring Ron Block OF Alison Krauss And Union Station
7:00 pm-Bluegrass ETC. JAM
9:00 pm-Festival Closes

SUNDAY

10:00 am-Just 4 Fun
11:00 am-Marty Warburton and  Home Girls
12:00 pm-New South Fork
1:00 pm-The Vintage Martins
2:00 pm-Flinthill Special
3:00 pm-Festival Closes

Schedule subject to change without notice

Videos

Check out videos from some of the amazing bands playing at the Logandale Fall Festival!