2022 Winter Weekend Headliner


Mile Twelve


Mile Twelve is a progressive string band from Boston, Massachusetts. Winners of the 2020 IBMA New Artist of the Year award, they have been making waves in the acoustic music community with their seamless blend of expertly-crafted songs, creative arrangements, and virtuosic execution. The band takes their name from the mile marker that sits at Boston’s southern border on Route 93, a road sign they’ve passed countless times while heading out on tour. They’ve found receptive audiences across the globe, touring throughout North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.

The Mile Twelve lineup offers five of the most promising young musicians in bluegrass: David Benedict (mandolin), Catherine “BB” Bowness (banjo), Bronwyn Keith-Hynes (fiddle), Evan Murphy (guitar, lead vocals), and Nate Sabat (bass, lead vocals). All are credited as songwriters because everyone in the band helped shape the material throughout the writing and arranging process.


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Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones


Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones are old-time musicians and inspired tunesmiths from Galax, Virginia. They are married - in life and music. They sing southern song-duets and play powerful fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo tunes. Erynn spent many years learning from older fiddlers and singers in the Virginias, Kentucky and North Carolina. Carl toured and recorded with Norman Blake and his song, Last Time on the Road was featured on the grammy-award winning album “Unleashed” by the Nashville Bluegrass Band. They have won many awards for their playing and performed in Canada, Europe, Australia and China. They have 17 recordings between them including 2021 double-release Old-Time Sweethearts (produced by Marshall/Eddy) featuring 12 old-time music couples from across the US. 


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Double Down Daredevils

Saturday Night Main Stage Opening Band


The Double Down Daredevils came about when Tom Peschges and Nathan Fjeld met at a Minnesota Bluegrass Festival. Both were camped at the Double Down camping area and met jamming around the campfire. They became jam buddies and soon after good friends. At one of the festivals, Tom suggested they put together a band from their camping friends and take a slot at the Festival Open Mic Stage. Some of the regulars were a little stage shy, but with Tim Wankel on bass, they signed up and needing a name, Tom, who has always been overly enamored by the allure of alliteration, dubbed them, the Double Down Daredevils!

The group philosophy is pretty simple. We are friends first! We play music we love. Music we are excited about. We put our passion on display every time we are on stage. We have fun!

Our music is our own blend of traditional bluegrass standards with Americana covers and heartfelt originals served with a hearty helping of our signature harmonies.

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