THE CAPE’S BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL, VINEGRASS, RETURNS TO TRURO VINEYARDS
4th ANNUAL VINEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Presented by VINEGRASS
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st
TIME: 11:00AM - 6:00PM
LOCATION: Truro Vineyards
11 Shore Road, North Truro
FESTIVAL -- Once again VINEGRASS is bringing some of the best emerging Americana and Bluegrass musicians to the grounds of Truro Vineyards. In its fourth year the VINEGRASS MUSIC FESTIVAL will get your boots stomping all day with the sounds of Dangermuffin, The Mammals, Charlie Parr, Say Darling, Locust Honey & more . Vinegrass is a non-profit committed to support Roots music through education, scholarships, and performance. Since inception in 2013, the 100% volunteer based Vinegrass has awarded over $20,000 in scholarships & supports students through all four years of college. On Sunday, October 1st from 11:00AM to 6:00PM the Truro Vineyard turns into a large music festival, featuring a huge stage, nationally touring acts, and all the best vendors from around Cape Cod. Tickets can be purchased at www.vinegrass.org or at the gate. There is an attendance cap and tickets can sell out early.
Hailing from South Carolina, Easy, breezy melodies and soul-shaking grooves radiate from this genre-bending roots trio. Dangermuffin brings thoughtful tunes that are both heartfelt and truthful. Their haunting harmonies and go-with-the-flow vibe invite listeners to kick back, relax, and be consumed by the ethereal rhythmic backbone and inspiring messages Dangermuffin has to offer. Lyrically, they evoke themes of self-discovery, ancient knowledge, and true awareness, all within a unique and casual approach.
ABOUT THE MAMMALS
The Mammals is a five-piece Americana band from Woodstock, NY. “A string band at the core, The Mammals augment their sound with drums and electric guitar to create a collectively harmonized howl as thrilling and rocking as any band currently subverting folk traditions” - No Depression The band features outstanding songwriters Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar (sometimes known as Mike + Ruthy) lifted by a thrilling rhythm section of bass, drums and pedal steel. "The Mammals don’t suffer from multiple genre syndrome, they celebrate it as if gleefully aware that the sound barriers separating old-timey music, vintage pop and contemporary folk are as permeable as cotton.” - Washington Post
ABOUT CHARLIE PARR
An easily confused and very shy individual, Charlie Parr has been traveling around singing his songs ever since leaving Austin Minnesota in the 1980's in search of Spider John Koerner, whom he found about 100 miles north at the Viking Bar one Sunday night. The experience changed his life, made him more or less unemployable, and brings us to now: 13 recordings, 250 shows a year or more, 200,000 miles on a well broke in Kia, and a nasty fear of heights. Resonator fueled folk songs from Duluth Minnesota.
ABOUT SAY DARLING
It was only a matter of time for a project like ‘Say Darling’ to come together…a band of old friends and road warriors - a super group of sorts - from the New England Roots Rock and Americana scene.
Grammy Nominated singer and songwriter Celia Woodsmith – of the acclaimed bluegrass band ‘Della Mae’ – and crtically lauded guitarist Chris Hersch of the Alt. Country Rock band ‘Girls Guns & Glory’ – took the opportunity to form the band they always wanted when both tenures with these international touring acts came to a close. Welcome to 'Say Darling’.
Country, R&B and Blues may be the backbone of the band, but make no mistake, ‘Say Darling’ rock out. Powered by Woodsmith’s straight-from-the-depths vocalizing and Hersch’s finger-flying fretwork (and fortified by vintage Hammond organ tones and rhythm-ready drums) this gutsy ensemble embraces its roots yet keeps its feet firmly in the here-and-now.
ABOUT LOCUST HONEY
Armed with fresh writing, high octane virtuosity, and endless energy TWISTED PINE challenges its bluegrass roots by effortlessly intertwining innovation with tradition. In a Twisted pine show, anything can happen: delicate harmonies turn into growling vocals, raucous fiddle tunes melt into groovy jams, fiery solos make way for heartfelt melodies and bittersweet lyrics. They were nominated for the 2015 IBMA Band Performance Momentum Award and placed second in the 2015 RockyGrass band competition tie-breaking round.
The Vinegrass Organization’s mission is to enhance the cultural quality of life through the production of American Roots concerts and festivals. We will preserve and foster this traditional American genre of music through scholarships, workshops, and instruments, ensuring its place for generations to come.