Here is a brief run-down of the musical mix that will be presented on July 5th at Steamboat Mountain Music Festival in Edgewater. Headliners are: Dick Damron and the Stoney Creek Band, Rick Scott, Los Morenos, The Cumberland Brothers, Static Shift, and Cousins. They will be joined by lots of local performers.
The Halfsacks performed at Steamboat both previous summers. This group includes Scott Ivers, Christopher Howse, Todd White, and Peter Harding.
Siofri, a Celtic Invermere family band starts with four O’Sullivans: Parents Pat and Leisa, joined by their teenaged sons Liam, and Tomas. They are rounded out by Bernie Evans and Joe Hildez.
Combo Akimbo’s jazzy style has been delighting local audiences since the 1980s. They are lead vocalist Deb Ede, guitar wiz and songwriter Kurt Reichel, and sax man Brian Hoffos.
The Bruise Bros are father and son Marty and Eli Beingessner. While Marty specializes in classic country, Eli leans more towards blues.
In addition to the featured local bands, the Steamboat Festival will present nine tweener acts to perform shorter sets that keep the show going while sound techs prepare the stage for the main acts.
Bill Cropper is well known as the festival’s emcee. His humorous, ironic observations always work their way into his songs.
Beard’s Creek, Kathy Ferguson Glen McRuer are a seasoned bluegrass duo from Parson who played both pervious festivals.
Edgewater perennial Mickey Maione is a witty wordsmith, who plays a sweet but ancient guitar.
The Masters of Nün, are new to the Steamboat stage. This folk based group includes Carl Trinkwon, Todd Keith, Ian Rowe, and Mike Garner, Jane Trelevin-Doel and Leah Gardner.
Abby Wells is a soulful up-and-coming vocalist who has performed both previous summers.
Emily Rawbone has affinity for the blues and a powerful guitar style.
Sheberdean takes old-time music in a fresh new direction. The group includes Dean Kendrick, Aaron Sherban, and Sylvia Power.
The Pickups are a father son duo. Larry and Travis Pickering have smooth family-style harmonies and wide-ranging country repertoire.
For tickets and more information about the Steamboat Mountain Music Festival.Visit the website www.steamboatmtnmusicfest.ca