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RED RIVER BLUEGRASS IS NON-SMOKING, NO DRINKING, AND NO DRUGS.
**FREE to the PUBLIC!**
2015 FEATURED PERFORMERS!
Augusta Road - Longview, TX
Augusta Road comes to you from various locations in East Texas. Good friends making good music!
BitterCreek - Red River, NM
Blue Canyon Boys - Colorado
The Blue Canyon Boys
Every once in a while a band comes along that stands out amongst the crowded fields of the bluegrass world. The Blue Canyon Boys, a premier bluegrass band of the Rocky Mountain West, are one of those bands. Winners of the 2008 Telluride Bluegrass festival band contest, the Blue Canyon Boys have gone on to perform across the country and were selected to represent the United States and bluegrass music at the 14th annual Rainforest World Music Festival in Sarawak, Malaysia on the island of Borneo, which has consistently been rated in the top 25 International Festivals by Songlines Magazine. This bluegrass powerhouse consists of Gary Dark on mandolin, Jason Hicks on guitar, Drew Garrett on bass, and award-winning Chris Elliott on banjo. Blending incredible brother-duet-style vocals and hard-driving instrumental proficiency, this energetic band has created an infectious brew of hard-driving Colorado bluegrass. With four well received CDs that have garnered heavy airplay across the country and around the world, the Blue Canyon Boys have quickly become one of Colorado’s most celebrated bluegrass bands.
Bobby Giles and Music Mountain - Amarillo, TX
Bobby Giles and Music Mountain
Becky McGaughy plays the upright acoustic bass and sings high harmony. The proverbial “bluegrass widow” who decided to pick up the bass to spend time with her husband now keeps a rock solid beat and has a fantastic ear. The Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield is one of her favorite music festivals and she can be found--day or night--jamming somewhere in the campground. A multi-instrumentalist whoplays piano, fiddle and the hammered dulcimer, she works in risk management for the medical profession.
Tim McGaughy plays mandolin, sings middle harmony and brings a selfless humor and a unique interpretation of ascending fifths to the band. Also a very capable hobby guitarist, Tim has performed with many groups in the Amarillo area including the Amarillo symphony, “TEXAS” a musical drama and others. Semi-retired from computer networking, he owns AmarilloGuitarLessons.com where he teaches guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, bass, and music theory.
Dave Kuncicky loves playing the fiddle. A retired computer scientist, he delivers precise, pure and intentional musical elements to Music Mountain's songs. Dave lives in Santa Fe New Mexico and has recorded several collections of fiddle tunes available now on CD Baby and iTunes.
Steve Loggie is the purveyor extraordinaire of the 5-string banjo. He began his banjo journey in the early ‘70s, and brings years of experience and impassioned, intricate musical detail to the band. Steve continues utilizing his skills in pharmaceutical sales, but has also been a sound engineer for literally hundreds of performances in his home town of Wichita Falls, Texas.
Bobby Giles is a passionate song writer who sings lead vocals and plays the flat-pick guitar. His appreciation for the pure harmonies, faith-centered foundations and family-friendly venues inherent to bluegrass are the inspirations for Music Mountain's personality and presentation. "I am acutely aware of how blessed I am to get to play this wonderful music with Becky, Tim, Steve and Dave; without their commitment and sacrifice, Music Mountain would be nothing but a pipe dream". In addition to music, Bobby also has a passion for his work to help end childhood malnutrition around the world through his Fort Worth business HopeBarProject and it's “buy one, nourish two” initiative.
"Jeff Scroggins and Colorado have a wonderful emotional intensity that immediately grabs the listener. Though well rooted in tradition, they can also stretch the boundaries without taking them to the breaking point. I've known Jeff for many years, and it’s great to hear how fabulous his playing has become. Taste and technical brilliance abound. The bands vocals are also smooth and inviting and the arrangements are inventive. Give these guys a listen and you'll be amply rewarded with their rich musical tapestry.."
- TONY TRISCHKA
the Lost Howlin' Coyotes - Los Lunas, NM
the Lost Howlin' Coyotes
are a New Mexico based Bluegrass band. Steeped in traditional Bluegrass and gospel music, the Coyotes deliver a unique blend of original tunes, bluegrass standards, gospel favorites and plenty of surprises at every performance.
Triple L Band - Portales, NM
Triple L Band’s inspiration comes from God, the words of their songs carry that message. As a family it is our belief that there is no greater blessing in this world than to be using the gifts God has given you to glorify Him. We believe that everyone has a gift from God and want to encourage them to use those gifts for his glory. It is our goal that our music, friendship and lives reflect God’s love. We want to encourage people to live for God and His Kingdom, to walk in faith, and to have a personal relationship with Him. The roads of life are uncertain, some are hard, some are easy, but all roads should be traveled with God leading the way. We believe that if you accept Jesus Christ as your savior and follow Him you will enter the gates of Heaven. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the light. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6) The choice belongs to you. Choose Jesus today! All you have to do is confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, then you will be saved (Romans 10:9) We believe with our hearts, an so we are made right with God. And we declare with our mouths that we believe, and we are saved. (Romans 10:10) It’s a great way to live!! Triple L Band are all members of the Faith Christian Family Church in Clovis, NM.
Bill Hearne Trio Honkytonks, roadhouses, empty whiskey glasses, unrequited love are the brick and mortar of country music and there isn’t a better mason than Bill Hearne…
Fritz Davis grew up in a musical family. His grandmother on his mother’s side was a ballerina who also played harmonica and steel guitar. His grandfather on his father’s side played piano in silent movie houses and was a rodeo clown. His father sang and played guitar and his uncle was a professional entertainer with a midwest radio show and a stint in the West Coast music scene following World War II.
Fritz made his first recording at age three, a rousing version of Hank William’s “Hey, Good Lookin.” A born singer, he took up guitar at age fourteen and soon began playing in public for school functions and parties. His high school drama involvement led to the study of theatre in college, eventually securing a degree in English and Drama.
2015 Red River Bluegrass Festival
THURSDAY, September 10
12:00 -3:00p - Sound Set Up and Mic check
3:00 - 4:30p - Taste of Red River Set Up
4:30 - 6:00p - Taste of Red River, $10 donation requested. Limited to 200 participants.Sponsoring Restaurants are Brett’s Bistro, Black Diamond Grill, Capo’s Corner, Mountain Treasures, Shotgun Willie’s,T Buck’s Hole Thing.
6:30 - 7:30p - Bill Hearne Trio
7:30 - 8:30p - Augusta Road
8:30p -til - Jammin’ at the Community House
FRIDAY, September 11
1:00 - 3:00p - Jammin’ at the Community House
3:00 - 4:00p -BitterCreek
4:00 - 5:00p -Augusta Road
5:00 - 6:00p -Triple L Band
6:00 - 7:00p - Blue Canyon Boys
7:00 - 8:00p -Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
8:00 - 9:00p - Bobby Giles and Music Mountain
SATURDAY, September 12
9:00 - 11:00a - Jammin’ at the Community House
11:00 - 12:00p - the Lost Howlin’ Coyotes
12:00 - 1:00p - BitterCreek
1:00 - 2:00p - Fritz Davis and Friends
2:00 - 3:00p - Triple L Band
3:00 - 4:00p - Jeff Scroggins and Colorado
4:00 - 5:00p - Bobby Giles and Music Mountain
5:00 - 6:00p - the Lost Howlin’ Coyotes
6:00 - 7:00p - Blue Canyon Boys
7:00 - 8:00p - Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
8:00 - 9:00p - Triple L Band
SUNDAY, September 13
10:15 - 11:30a - RRCH Church Service/BiterCreek
1:00 - 3:00p -Jammin’ at the Community House
In the event of inclement weather, the festival will be indoors at the Community House.
SOUND ENGINEERED BY: Oasis Sound, Edgewood, N.M.