Craghead Street Side
At Large Artists (weather permitting)
Performing Live at BLBF:
Banjo musician Andy Eversole took his banjo and traveled from his home in Greensboro to China, where he planned to collaborate with traditional Chinese musicians and work on blending both styles of music in perfect harmony.
In the process, he did more than create a new multi-cultural sound. He shared the banjo with many who were unfamiliar with the instrument’s unique brand of music, and made lasting connections with people he met on the streets of Beijing.
Wilson Springs Hotel Band
Hailing from all parts of Virginia, The Wilson Springs Hotel is rooted in country, folk, and bluegrass. They released their self-titled debut album in the fall of 2021, and are set to tour throughout 2022. The music plays into the traditional roles within the genres, but is also taken to a unique sound that simply is The Wilson Springs Hotel. New Grass, Rockabilly, Country Rock, the list doesn’t really end. The Wilson Springs Hotel are Jacob Ritter (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Victor McManus (electric guitar, banjo), Brendan Boylan (fiddle), Sebastien Richard (bass), and Pat Bowdring (drums).
Harvey Dalton Arnold Band
Harvey Dalton Arnold is a singer, guitarist and North Carolina-native who has a passion for the blues. He sold millions of albums as a member of southern-rock band The Outlaws from 1976-80 and has played at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. He has also shared the stage with the Rolling Stones at Anaheim Stadium. Harvey performs a left-handed finger-picking style and slide playing on electric and acoustic guitars. He has received much acclaim for founding and performing with The Harvey Dalton Arnold Blues Band.
Harwell Grice Band
The Harwell Grice Band has an eclectic mix of bluegrass covers, traditionals, and originals that leave listeners captivated and wanting more. Their combination of strong vocal harmonies and technical musicianship result in a very entertaining show.
Outlaw Americana Band from Halifax County VA.
Covers and originals
WampShow = Live music from Greg Wampler featuring a unique "one man band" stage setup > guitar, bass, drum machine, synth, vocals, effects & lighting.
We’re a cover band based out of Danville, VA consisting of Josh Francisco, Peyton Hardy, Gabe Dalt
Via (rhymes with sky) is the winner of the 2009 Mountain Stage/American Folk Alliance Songwriters Contest, and has picked up the Merlefest Chris Austin songwriter prize three times.