Jesse C. Dienner, born outside Chicago, Illinois, to two music-loving, rock-and-rollers, has made his home in Oakland, California to the tune(s) of over 6,000 songs. Prolific in his songwriting and performing, he is known to travel around the Bay Area with his 1970s Kay parlor acoustic guitar—“Kayla”— crooning his love songs on the streets and in the venues. As he says, “All my songs are love songs… of some hue or another!” He is currently working on two new albums, to be released in late summer/ early fall 2022.
Steve Eulberg and Erin Mae Lewis are accomplished performers and music educators who play an active role in sharing Americana folk music with audiences of all ages.
Performing across the US, the duo has delighted audiences in participatory musical celebrations.
Both are prize winners in the National Mountain Dulcimer contest at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas and both are also cancer survivors for whom music has been a source of healing and a path to wholeness. In their most recent pre-pandemic tour they provided online pop-up rest-stop concerts in their drive across the middle of the USA.
Erin Mae focuses on the chromatic and diatonic mountain dulcimers. Steve adds dulci-bro (resonator dulcimer), hammered dulcimer and guitar to his mountain dulcimer stable of instruments. They mine and polish the treasures of American folk music as well as creating new treasures of original songs and tunes.
Old Yellow Dog (Terre Haute, Indiana): https://vimeo.com/345667460
Mississippi Sawyer (Ohio): https://vimeo.com/345670262
Going to Boston (LaGrange, Kentucky): https://vimeo.com/345667365
Soaring (Kentucky RestStop): https://vimeo.com/345667233
Ode to Joy, Holy Manna (Illinois RestStop): https://vimeo.com/345669951
Award-winning, internationally acclaimed duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly present delightful programs of traditional American and Celtic folk songs and percussive dance. Elwood and Aubrey blend gorgeous harmonies and play an astonishing array of instruments including Appalachian mountain dulcimer, guitar, mandolin, tin whistle, harmonica, banjo, limberjacks, and other surprises including a thrilling interpretation of freestyle Appalachian clog dancing.
A progressive Americana band with a rock edge and fearless attitude for pushing the boundaries of modern roots music.
Combining primal rhythms, melodic and ethereal ballads, screaming guitar riffs with an Appalachian/Celtic vibe this FAMILY born of a family drum circle delivers an authentic tribal and clannish feel that not only draws the audience into the music but into the moment and clan as well.
In 2017 Tuatha Dea became part of The New Bristol Sessions, a collaboration celebrating the historic 1927 Sessions along with folks like Dolly Parton, Virginia Ground, 49 Winchester and more!