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The Mars Hillbillies take their name from Mars Hill, a prominent mesa overlooking the town of Flagstaff, Arizona where the band calls home. Founding member and mandolin player Rusty Tweed started the band in 2002 with the band showcasing his original material and carefully selected classics.
Also back by popular demand, last year's local darlings of the festival will again be gracing our stage with the special brand of magic that is reserved for Wayward Molly.
"Catch the next generation of bluegrass masters...The Tuttles with AJ Lee. The Northern California Bluegrass Society has named them Best Bluegrass Band the last two years in a row, as well as naming Molly Tuttle the Best Guitarist, Michael Tuttle the Best Mandolin Player, and Jack Tuttle the Best Fiddler. Oh, and Best Female Vocalist? That would be AJ in 2010 and 2011, Molly in 2012.
In Tim O’Brien’s music, things come together. The uncanny intersection of traditional and contemporary elements in his songwriting, his tireless dedication to a vast and still-expanding array of instruments, and his ongoing commitment to place himself in as many unique and challenging musical scenarios as possible has made him a key figure in today’s thriving roots music scene – and well beyond it.
Existing in the tension between tradition and frontier, Telluride Bluegrass Festival Band Contest winner and Prairie Home Companion guest, Run Boy Run, truly exceeds the sum of its parts as touches of classical, jazz, and folk express themselves through the old-time core of the band’s unique sound.
Adam Steffey, Ron Stewart, John R. Bowman, Keith Garrett and Harold Nixon make up The Boxcars, two-time and reigning IBMA Instrumental Group of the Year.
With collective stints with Alison Krauss & Union Station (Adam Steffey, John Bowman), J.D. Crowe & The New South (Ron Stewart, John Bowman, Harold Nixon), Blue Moon Rising (Keith Garrett and Harold Nixon), The Isaacs (John Bowman) and most recently The Dan Tyminski Band (Steffey and Stewart), this quintet starts out with an impressive rap sheet.
We need you! If you'd like to be a part of the all-volunteer Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music and help us make the Ogden Music Festival a success, we'd love to have you join our team! We've had amazing volunteers every year. Go to "Festival Info" above and select "Be a Volunteer" from the drop down. By working two 3-hour shifts, you gain free admission to the Ogden Music Festival, exclusive volunteer swag, and the satisfaction of knowing your contribution keeps ticket prices low for everyone else, providing this amazing opportunity for all Ogden Music Festivarians, especially kids 16 and younger, to experience live acoustic music in a beautiful outdoor setting! See you there!