2018 Tottenham Bluegrass Festival Performers
Folks will be pickin’ and grinnin’ when the sweet sounds of bluegrass music waft over the amphitheatre in Tottenham at the 2018 Tottenham Bluegrass Festival. The Tottenham Bluegrass Festival Committee are pleased to announce that planning for this year’s festival is well underway.
In past years festival attendees have been treated to some of the best bluegrass bands in the world and this year’s stellar lineup is sure to be welcomed by all.
2018 BLUEGRASS LINE UP
Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
Tottenham Bluegrass Festival is very excited to have Rhonda Vincent join us for our 2018 Bluegrass Festival
FELLER & HILL AND THE BUCKAROOS
Tom Feller and Chris Hill have made quick work of establishing themselves as among the top vocal groups in bluegrass winning over fans and disc jockeys in the few short years since forming their bluegrass band, Feller & Hill and the Bluegrass Buckaroos. Combining their love for traditional bluegrass and classic country music, their music falls somewhere between Buck Owens and the Osborne Brothers. Hallmarked by tight harmonies and great songs, Feller & Hill have had some of the biggest hits on bluegrass radio the past two years with “Big Blue Roses” and “Government Blues.”
Bluegrass crowd-pleasers, Remington Ryde has been together for 12 years. The band has been performing over 100 shows each year all throughout the United States and Canada. The group just released their sixth studio album “live at the bluegrass ramble.” the album features a one hour live show from Bill Knowlton’s 41st bluegrass ramble picnic at dyer memorial park in little York, New York and is packed full of laughs and great traditional bluegrass.
The band’s distinct sound and old time flair can be attributed to the bluegrass-rich area of Pennsylvania from which they hail and borrow their name. As the founding member and leader of Remington Ryde, Ryan Frankhouser’s showmanship and chemistry with the audience turns fans into family. Billy Lee’s humor, wit, and ever encouraging and uplifting approach to life clearly shows through on stage and off.
Whether tears of laughter or of renewed joy, Billy Lee will touch your heart and leave you smiling every time. Add to that Richard’s and Warren’s unending love to get out and jam with anyone and everyone, to get to know and make friends of each and every one of you, and their overall down home good time boys love of bluegrass and bluegrass fans everywhere
An exciting bluegrass band featuring, Al, Ginny Jimbob, Mike and Lorne. Sweet Grass, a traditional bluegrass band with “an edge,” which was award Upcoming Promising Band at Northern Bluegrass Award in 2014.
The band is known for its fresh takes on old tunes and for taking new tunes and giving them a bluegrass sway. Add SweetGrass’ upbeat stage presence, solid musicianship and obvious love of bluegrass music and you have a group that is fun and well-respected by fans and musicians alike
Hometown Bluegrass was a local band that graced the festival stage at Tottenham
more than sixteen times. They were also popular on the Ontario circuit, playing River
Valley, Palmer Rapids, Renfrew, and Conestoga. After acquiring master fiddler Leslie
Dawn Knowles in 2007, they produced two CD’s, Population 5, and Home Again. They
were also on the original Sampler CD North to Ontario. There were many different
members through the years, but Al Benner and Mike Kirley remained from the beginning
in 1987 until the band retired in 2014. The makeup of the band at that time was:
Guitar and vocals: Don Couchie
Bass and vocals: Sherry O’Connor
Fiddle and vocals: Leslie Dawn Knowles
Banjo and vocals: Al Benner
Mandolin and vocals: Mike Kirley
A Kitchener radio host has described Hometown Bluegrass as “the most entertaining live
show… the comfort food of Ontario Bluegrass”.
EDDIE LEBLANC & FRIENDS
BEETON CREEK RISING
Beeton Creek Rising is The Tottenham Bluegrass Festivals home grown band. They can be seen pickin’ at local spots all over town throughout the year. But during the festival, they take centre stage.
Come see some authentic bluegrass music from Beeton Creek Rising at this years Tottenham Bluegrass festival.
The TEBWORTH BROTHERS