Dead Man String Band

Dead Man String Band

WRF2018 Dead Man String Band   Not so fresh from the grave comes Dead Man String Band the one man rock roots sideshow. Amping up from the one man bands of the familiar, dead man presents it in a way where if you weren’t watching it you’d think a 4 piece band was playing. With…

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy

Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy

WRF2018 Carrie Nation and the Speakeasy CARRIE NATION & THE SPEAKEASY is a high-energy “Brass ‘n’ Grass” sextet from Wichita, KS. The band, whose sound has been described as “…a stagecoach in overdrive”, has brought their eclectic blend of bluegrass, ska, punk, and dixieland to packed clubs, basements, and festivals across the US since their…

Caleb Ryan Martin

Caleb Ryan Martin

WRF2018 Caleb Ryan Martin Caleb Ryan Martin has according to one reviewer, “a lonesome voice and rhythm that can at times invoke a lonesome ramblin’ man sound, a voice that will haunt you with some type of mysterious mountain holler sound, like a banshee singing in the nether woods.” Caleb Ryan Martin, an acoustic bluegrass,…

Blackgrass Gospel

Blackgrass Gospel

WRF2018 Blackgrass Gospel A mandolin, a guitar, drums, a banjo, raspy vocals and slamming upright bass converge on one shadow-filled stage. Its all the makings of what one would expect to be an emblematic bluegrass and Americana show – and then, defying all the expectation, the dark lyrics emerge, some renderings of this bands trademark…

Black Irish Texas

Black Irish Texas

WRF2018 Black Irish Texas Austin-based seven-piece Black Irish Texas reside in the sweet spot where country and Irish pub punk cohabitate perfectly. Formed in 2004, they have spent over ten years earning a place as a staple in the Austin live roots scene, sharing the stage with Dropkick Murphys, Street Dogs, and many more. But…

A.J. Gaither

WRF2018 A.J. Gaither With blues and country music in his bones, Arkansas native A.J. Gaither has become the heart and soul of the Kansas City roots scene. A writer of no-nonsense songs that cut to the core of the pain that comes with a broken heart and a crappy job, if his words don’t make…

Abraham and the Old Gods

Abraham and the Old Gods

WRF2018 Abraham and the Old Gods World, meet Abraham & The Old Gods! Whether the nights show is a one man band or a collaboration with other musicians, Abraham Glubrecht’s music will take you on a wonderful musical ride. From blues to folk, and country to punk, Abraham cruises a sound he calls Rebel Roots…