Here are the wonderful bands lined up for 2020

Ale n Cakes
Ever loving minds
Dan Walsh
Lowly strung


The HogRanch

play a range of Bluegrass and Americana with self penned numbers forming a significant part of what they are about. They have been together for about 10 years and have performed at most of the UK’s Bluegrass festivals in their time. The band visited the USA together where they got to play in the Rockygrass band competition. They currently have CD called ‘Riden Hard and Put Away Wet’ containing mostly original material written by the band.

The Rye Sisters

Ishani and Sue are a duo from Lincolnshire who perform Americana and folk-country songs in close harmony to guitar, mandolin and fiddle.  They pull from broadly American influences, performing covers of the Secret Sisters the Dixie Chicks, Julie and Buddy Miller, and Linda Ronstadt as well as their own original songs.  They recently featured on BBC Radio Lincolnshire to rapturous praise from presenters Jono Brine and Tom Lane: 'the harmonies are just fantastic! Their voices blend so well together'. They play locally in pubs, restaurants and at events as well as at festivals and folk clubs all over the country and have recently released an album ‘Brave Unbeaten Paths’ which is available from the artists themselves and via their website:

The Bristol Bluegrass Festival, now in its 11th year, was started to kick off the festival season and bring Bristol to the forefront of the bluegrass festival circuit. The festival is the creation of Keith Howard and Bob Pepper: two members of The Hogranch bluegrass/Americana band, who host the festival. It is held at the wonderful 'Folk House' community education venue on Park Street in Bristol.

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