Notes:Critical Roots was born of friendship. Before any of the members played together they were all living on Critical Roots farm in Gold Hill, OR. What started as a community jam ended up becoming the Critical Roots Band, and it wasn’t long before they were playing shows in Ashland and the surrounding areas. Two of the members, Seth Krause and Dylan Works come from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, where they met and went to school. The other three members Kevin Di Leo, Leslie Seckleman, and Dashiel McCleary all come from California, bringing their different musical backgrounds with them.
Playing anything from soulful R&B, to tin-pan alley jazz, to grooving folk, they have a reachable sound made stronger by their meticulous harmonies and Seth’s strong lead vocal. Seth writes the majority of the material for the band, with most songs bridging the gap between Bob Dylan and Stevie Wonder.
Notes:The Ancient Wild: Kate Wild and Christophe Sunhorse come together weaving potent sounds with harp, guitar, cajon, and soul-uplifting lyricism.
Sky System: Live Instrumental, Psychedelic, Electronic, World Music
Notes:The Buffalo Field Campaign is a devoted group of people working in the field in Yellowstone National Park to stop the slaughter of the last wild buffalo herd. Presentation by BFC co-founder Mike Mease . Live Music by Gooshield Aguilar, Alice DiMicele, Saratone, Frankie Hernandez, and Michelle McAfee.
Notes:Emily Asher’s Garden Party is a dynamic and versatile musical ensemble led by Asher’s tenacious trombone and sweet vocals. The band’s diverse repertoire draws from Louis Armstrong’s enchanting Hot Fives through his explosive All-Stars and from Duke Ellington’s sophisticated melodies to the funky and soulful music of New Orleans brass bands. Traditional jazz styles and standards combine with original compositions and innovative musicians to create alluring and honest entertainment!