Get to know our bands!
Learn a little more about each of the bands playing at the Fest!
Doc Fell & Co.
Dust Bowl Americana storytellers Doc Fell & Co. just released their third studio album,‘Heaven, Hell or Oklahoma’ on May 4. Steeped in elements of traditional country, gospel funk and folk-rock, this release is a turning point in the band’s catalog - a master class in songwriting that confronts death and the afterlife book ended with rawhide-tough guitar licks, the lush ambiance of pedal steel and front man John Fell’s gritty vocals. Formed in 2011, Doc Fell & Co. features John Fell (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Kyle Brown (lead guitar), Joe Sloan (drums, percussion), Adam Miller (cello, harmonica), Eddie Dickerson (fiddle, cello, mandolin) and Geoff Queen (pedal steel guitar). For this release, J. Meridian helped on backing vocals and Percefull added baritone, electric/bass guitars, electric sitar and keyboards.
Somewhere where red dirt meets folk rock, you'll find John Darling. This Oklahoma City native lays it all down in his honest and upfront lyrics. Having grown up in OKC, Darling hopes to create relatable and honest music that pays tribute to his surroundings and upbringing. Currently a resident of Tulsa, Darling has been playing his bold branded Americana to Green Country and doesn't plan on stopping anytime soon!
Shawna Russell hails from Okemah, Oklahoma and for the last two decades, has taken her brand of Country/Rock/Americana music around the world. She has charted songs on the Texas Music Chart, Music Row, and Billboard. She now hosts “Our Land-The Music Highway” a nationally broadcast music TV show on “The Country Network” which is available in 55 markets nationwide including Tulsa and Oklahoma City.
An Oklahoma native, Amanda Cunningham began playing guitar, writing songs and performing in Stillwater, Oklahoma while attending Oklahoma State University. After graduation she went on to make her first CD of original music and won the Oklahoma City Gazette's Woody Award for Best Singer Songwriter. After a short stay in Tulsa and winning Red Dirt Female Vocalist of the Year, Amanda made the leap to Austin, Texas where she learned about her craft, toured from California to Nashville and made her most recent CD entitled EP '05. Amanda is currently working and playing in Oklahoma City. You can expect info about new 2018 recordings and music updates soon!
Captain Ledge Band
The Captain Ledge Band was recently nominated by the International Music and Entertainers Association (IMEA) as 2018 Bluegrass Band of the Year. The band second Album "Rumors of the Great White Skunk" was nominated by the IMEA as 2018 Bluegrass Album of the Year and the song "Bucket Mouth" as the 2018 IMEA Bluegrass Song of the Year. The Captain Ledge Band has also been the Number 1 Bluegrass band in the world on Reverb Nation and has enjoyed radio play in the United States, England and Germany. All stellar achievement considering the band doesn't consider its self as Bluegrass. The Band, fronted by Jeana Downing on Vocals and Mandolin, lives in DEEP S.E. Oklahoma and describe themselves as "Kiamichi Mountain Music".
Red dirt rangers
For the past 30 years, the Red Dirt Rangers have traveled coast to coast, border to border and overseas spreading the gospel of Oklahoma's own Red Dirt music. Inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame last year, these musical troubadours continue to carry the banner of homegrown MIO music to all four corners of the planet, and even parts of Texas. Ladies and gentlemen, the Red Dirt Rangers.