Dead Horses

“All I know is that I can’t stop listening… But don’t take my word for it. Take a listen for yourself.” –The Huffington Post

Milwaukee-based folk band Dead Horses has cultivated a soulful roots sensibility well beyond their years, fueled by the powerful musical and literary prowess of bandmates Sarah Vos and Daniel Wolff. With a timeless sound informed as much by early prose à la Whitman as modern Americana music, it’s a can’t-miss evening for music lovers of all varieties.

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Mandolin Orange

“Effortless and beautiful.” –NPR

Breakout Americana duo Mandolin Orange strikes a new chord in celebration of their latest album, “Blindfaller.” Laced with bluegrass, country, and folk, their soaring original harmonies are delighting sold-out audiences nationwide. With stirring lyrics about the passage of time and life on the road, this talented pair returns to Frederick with a refined-yet-rustic sound NPR calls “effortless and beautiful.”

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The Steel Wheels

“Few groups have come as far in such a short period of time as The Steel Wheels.” –NPR

Hailing from the Blue Ridge Mountains, these rockin’ Weinberg favorites weave Americana, bluegrass, folk, and old-time music for a style all their own, incorporating acoustic poetry of the finest singer-songwriters. Shimmering harmonies take on a new percussive streak as they storm the stage in celebration of their latest release, “Wild As We Came Here.”

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Photo by Sandlin Gaither.

Martin Sexton Trio

“The real thing, people, a star with potential to permanently affect the musical landscape and keep us entertained for years to come.” –Billboard

“Call him a soul shouter, a road poet, a folkie, or a rocker and you wouldn’t be wrong” (The LA Times). Known for hit albums like “Black Sheep” and “Seeds,” singer-songwriter Martin Sexton brings his incendiary live show, honest lyrics, and vocal prowess to Frederick in celebration of his latest release, “Mixtape of the Open Road,” a cross-country trip through diverse musical landscapes.

Just announced! Americana roots band Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart will open for the Martin Sexton Trio. This New York-based band has been playing together for 6 years and is compiled of veteran session and touring musicians Chris Anderson (Martin Sexton, Post Modern Jukebox), Todd Caldwell (Crosby Still & Nash), and Kenny Shaw (Dispatch).

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