Sponsored and produced by the Mountain View Bluegrass Association, this annual festival is a benefit to our Music Roots Program with provides instruments and teachers to young people in Stone County who want to learn to play traditional Ozark music.
The Craft Village is open free of charge on Friday November 8 and Saturday November 9. Come do your holiday shopping directly with the people who make beautiful, unique handcrafted treasures.
There is No reserved seating and advanced ticket purchase is recommended due to regular sell out performances!
PLEASE DO NOT CALL FOR TICKETS. YOU MUST MAIL A CHECK. NO CREDIT CARDS ARE ACCEPTED.
Mail Check To:
Mountain View Bluegrass Assoc., Inc.
17221 Highway 9
Mountain View, Arkansas 72560
For Information Only: Call 870-269-2542 or 870-269-2704
Fall 2013 Line-Up
November 7,8,9, 2013
Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice
From the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia comes one of bluegrass music’s most honest voices in the genre’s history, Junior Sisk. Over the years, his haunting, almost lonesome vocals have earned him the devotion of countless traditional bluegrass fans from all over the world. His songwriting talents helped the Lonesome River Band make their ascent into bluegrass stardom in the early 1990′s and then he became a member of Wyatt Rice & Santa Cruz and ultimately Blueridge, again reaching new audiences that would eventually follow him on his own musical path.
In 2001, acoustic music blasted onto the mainstream with the smash hit movie and soundtrack, O Brother Where Art Thou? Buck and the girls were hand selected among bluegrass music’s finest to participate in the soundtrack and appear in the film. The Whites were recognized at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s (IBMA) Awards Show in 2001, where they won two awards including the well-respected ‘Album of the Year’ honor. In November of 2001,
Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad
t 25, Cody has already written or recorded three #1 songs, been nominated for a DOVE award, performed at the Grand Ole Opry, been on the cover of Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine twice, and their latest album Pickin’ Praisin’ Singin’ debut at #3 for Bluegrass Album sales worldwide. You can say he has been very busy. At 15, Cody joined Raymond Fairchild and the Maggie Valley Boys. He played there four years. He met many bluegrass legends while working with Raymond. During this time period Raymond introduced Cody to Jimmy Martin. That is when Cody’s love for traditional music grew. Jimmy and Cody became friends and they had many, many great times talking about bluegrass music. In 2006, at age 21, Cody bought the band Pine Mountain Railroad and reformed the group. He has brought together some of the finest singers in bluegrass. Cody, Jerry Cole, and Bryan Turner make up the bands vocal trio. Bluegrass Unlimted Magazine says: “They have everything you could ask for, but their vocals are truly something rare!”
The Redhead Express
Fueled by the sweet sounds of America’s heartland, Redhead Express is going full steam ahead. Their music is a homegrown blend of contemporary country, old-fashioned bluegrass and Americana. Kendra, LaRae, Alisa and Meghan were, and still are, integral members of th Over the past few years, they have performed nearly 1,000 shows with their family all across America. Now these four young girls are charting their own path, aiming for the top of the charts. Redhead Express is fueled by pure energy both on and off stage. While keeping up with hectic touring, the girls are busy working on their upcoming CD.
Volume Five is an exciting new band, and are blazing their own red-hot trail on the bluegrass scene. This group of talented performers consists of Glen Harrell (fiddle & vocals), Patton Wages (banjo & vocals), Chris Williamson (bass & vocals), Jesse Daniel (mandolin & vocals), and Jeff Partin (dobro, guitar & vocals).
SPBGMA’s 2009 Entertaining Group of the Year! From the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia, comes one of the most entertaining bands in the bluegrass genre, Nothin’ Fancy. As a matter of fact, they won SPBGMA’s award for Entertaining Group of the Year two years in a row!Lonesome Ridge
Lonesome Ridge is surely a Mountain View Favorite! It’s not unusual the see these guys playing their hearts out on the Mountain View Court Square on a regular basis. They are sure to please you with their impecable musicianship and sweet vocal harmonies. Vickie Neal, Lead & Harmony Vocals - Spanky Neal – Dobro, Guitar & Lead Vocals - John Smith – Guitar, Lead & Harmony Vocals - Curtis Adkison – Banjo, Lead & Harmony Vocals - C. J. Adkison, Bass - Will Rhodes, Fiddle & Mandolin.
The Hartley Family is a seven-member bluegrass band that combines traditional, gospel, and original/modern bluegrass with storytelling. They have narrowly escaped knocking each other senseless in high-powered moves around the central microphone for five years now, and have left people laughing at bluegrass festivals, churches, state parks, schools, and special events from LA to MN to NY. Their goal is to honor God and bring joy to people! Watching the family members (from parents to the smallest kid) perform encourages both young and old to learn how to play their own instruments. The Hartley Family: close relatives who bring a new meaning to bluegrass!
Clancy & The Rag Tags
Clancey & the Ragtags have been playing together for four years. They perform often at festivals and are a regular act at the Ozark Folk Center. They are quite diverse with offerings from Old Time, Bluegrass, Celtic, Country and Gospel. Don’t miss this talented group. They are not one of Mountain View’s most popular acts for nothing
Music Roots Ensemble