PINEDALE — The Pinedale Fine Arts Council announced the line-up for the 2018 Soundcheck Summer Music Series.
Now in its 12th year, the Soundcheck Series features free concerts all summer long at scenic American Legion Park in Pinedale. Shows start at 5 p.m. with headliners usually hitting the stage at 7 p.m. Organizers said it is kKid friendly with plenty of vendors and a perfect reason to get to the Winds this summer. Find more info at pinedalefinearts.com.
Listed is this summer’s line-up:
Saturday, June 30
From the Turtle mountains of North Dakota, Leo Rondeau grew up surrounded by country music listeners and pickers spanning three generations. Now based in Nashville, Leo Rondeau, and his full band, gets the dance floor in full swing.
JASON TYLR BURTON
Jason Tyler Burton is a wanderer, a soul-searching adventurer who writes songs about the journey. His songs and stories are heart felt, reflecting a search for meaning and home, with a voice and lyrics that invite you to lean in a little, and really listen.
Thursday, July 4
THE TWO TRACKS
The Two Tracks write songs with heart-felt emotion, and lyrics that speak to the listener with honesty, conviction and integrity. Their harmony-rich songs often add cello to a solid groove, creating a unique ambiance that’s all their own.
BIG CEDAR FEVER
Big Cedar Fever is a three-piece Western swing band consisting of upright bass, fiddle, guitar and three-part harmonies.
Friday, July 19
Described by NPR Music as joyous folk pop, Kuinka “laces modern folk and Americana with an electronic jolt, waltzing along the grooved edges of dream-pop, synth-pop, and Brooklyn’s mid-aughts guitar-rock revival” (Vanyaland). Their genre-defying music features several different lead singers, four-part harmony, and eclectic instrumentation including cello, banjo, synthesizers, ukulele and electronic percussion.
THE LONESOME HEROES
Austin’s Lonesome Heroes reside at the cosmic junction of indie rock and country. Led by frontman Rich Russell’s never-ending call of the road, the group have toured extensively behind two acclaimed albums across continents on both sides of the world, while never straying too far from their “Cosmic Americana” roots.
Inaiah Lujan is one of Colorado’s most prolific and talented musicians who has fronted national touring indie-rock bands in/PLANES and The Haunted Windchimes.
Saturday, July 20
DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS
Americana band Dead Winter Carpenters has built a reputation for pouring their heart and soul into each performance. In just a few years, they have positioned themselves at the forefront of a youthful generation trying to redefine what string music is and what it can do. The band has shared stages with the likes of Jason Isbell and Greensky Bluegrass.
THEM COULEE BOYS
Them Coulee Boys craft a brand of Americana that blends punk, bluegrass, and rock & roll. Guitar, banjo, mandolin, bass, and a lone kick drum provide the pulse that drives underneath the conversational yet thoughtful lyrics.
THE BOOM AND THE BUST
The Boom and the Bust, an alt-country duo based in Pinedale, are story-tellers who delve deep into the roots of the dirty south and untamed west.
Saturday, Aug. 3
THE RAD TRADS
New York City’s The Rad Trads are winning over audiences, gaining loyal fans, and defying classification. They’ve been described as “Wilco at the Circus,” “The Band meets Miles Davis,” and “the greatest band you’ve never heard of.” Few can pin down their unique blend of indie rock, Americana, and soul, but everyone agrees, “it’s a damn good time!”
From Wyoming to Philadelphia, vocalist Samantha Rise Roberson brings tastefully weaves together jazz, folk and contemporary styles crafting a unique fabric in her original music, described in her own words as “High-Country Soul.”
Friday, Aug. 9
THE HIGH DIVERS
With anthemic choruses, lush three-part harmonies, and rhythms rooted just as deeply in Motown as in rock ’n’ roll of the past and present, The High Divers create songs that nod to the classics, while carving out a sonic space all their own. A fixture of the South Carolina music scene, the band is known for it’s charismatic on-stage swagger and it’s ability to get the crowd completely and unabashedly involved.
THE ANNIE OAKLEY
The Annie Oakley is a harmony-based folk band from Oklahoma City fronted by twin sisters Joanna (Jo) and Sophia Babb, paired with the violin of Nia Personette.