The Go Rounds

a variegated sonic voyage that changes and returns like the seasons, flourishing and weathering the Beauty and the Fury.

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Last Gasp Collective

Last Gasp Collective (LGC) is more than a collection of dope artists. It's a feeling. A movement. A way of life. LGC was founded by Jay Jackson and friends who believed in a vision of bringing people together to create a moving culture of fearless artists who believe in the spirit of collaboration.

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Jesse Ray & the Carolina Catfish

Influenced by blues, punk, and rock-n-roll with a small dash country; hard hitting guitar, splitting harmonica, rambunctious drums, and crooning vocals will lay in the wake of this band’s performance. If you’re a fan of back to basics or “old school” rock-n-roll, this is a band you won’t want to miss.

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The Appleseed Collective

Riding the wave of the bluegrass revival beyond newgrass and into a strange new genre-bending territory, they explore the full range of dark and light, old and new, composition and improvisation in a theatrical stage show that transports audiences through time.

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Dick Siegel

For more than three decades he has delighted audiences in this country and Canada with his songs and performances. Siegel’s joyous and penetrating vision has made his songs part of the culture: radio theme songs, quotable classics, and markers deeply embedded in the hearts of his many fans. 

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Rollie Tussing & the Midwest Territory Band

An award-winning guitarist, educator and performer, Rollie Tussing has performed in concert halls, major music festivals and sidewalks all over the United States and parts of Europe.

His raggedy brand of music is informed by the era of 78 rpm records, juke-joints, and street performers. He composes a lot of his own songs and has a knack for re-working an old obscure tune, finding beauty in the forgotten scratches, pops and grooves of his esoteric record collection.

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Jill Jack

She's got the stage presence, the voice, the ability to interpret songs passionately ... there's a lot of soul in what she does" - Billboard Magazine

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Micah Middaugh

Expect the unexpected from the instigator of Michigan’s beloved “Breathe Owl Breathe.”

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Nessa

Celtic mythology is the genesis for this band’s name and its attitude. The band’s leader and principal vocalist, Kelly McDermott, embodies attributes of Nessa, the Celtic goddess who transformed from a sweet, unassuming lass to a firebrand that any women’s empowerment group would love to have as its leader. She went about righting wrongs and turning bad situations to good.

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Delilah DeWylde

Not self-consciously retro, Delilah remains committed to hand-crafted American music that stands at the crossroads of creativity and craftsmanship, liberally drawing from honky tonk country, rockabilly and surf music.

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Liquid Monk

Intense fusion of funk, soul, jam, electronic and jazz from Metro Detroit.

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Misty Lyn and the Big Beautiful

Misty Lyn Bergeron has penned haunting melodies over simple arrangements that traverse the gothic, literary fringes of American roots music.

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Dave Sharp Worlds Quartet

Bassist, composer and bandleader Dave Sharp leads the Worlds Quartet, exploring music traditions from Turkey, Egypt, Ukraine, India, Bulgaria and Greece.

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Dede and the Dreamers

Psychedelic/Folk/Jazz music this band will mesmerize you and send you into a dream world with sweet melodies and full sounds to tantalize your brain.

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Jive Colossus

Shake a tail feather to some serious funk, jazz and Afro-Caribbean grooves with this 10-piece musical ensemble. Stick around and help us close out Holler Fest with a dance party!

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Max Lockwood

Songwriter, vocalist, and poet Max Lockwood channels the flair of Tom Petty and the eloquence of the Beat Generation’s finest to create a sound rooted in songcraft and heartfelt lyricism, and bound with elements of rock and roll, folk, and pop.

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The Barbarossa Brothers

Sweet country finger picking and snarling blues riffs inspired by the streets of New Orleans with a reggae bounce.

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Earth Radio

Earth Radio is a unique collective of musicians based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, that are pushing the boundaries of neo-soul to a new level.

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Billy King

Billy teams with some of the area’s  top musicians to get you on your feet for the Saturday rockin' close-out. Catchy folk/rock, searing blues, upbeat rhythms, thoughtful ballads. You'll hear it all if you stay up late!

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Andru Bemis

Innovative banjo and guitar with a howl and whoop of a song - evoking trains, longing and the innocent energy of simpler times.

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Audra Kubat & Friends

One of the Motor City’s select female voices, with folk-rock and indie pop stylings.

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Friends with the Weather

Upbeat and uplifting songs to help us weather the storms. Longtime friends and musical collaborators bring fresh new material and sonic textures to their latest weather report.

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Matt Jones

Well. The bio keeps changing, really. What is permanent is this: MJ was raised by a combination of circus music and doo-wop, with a healthy dose of ragtime thrown in. His music has been known to suffer from colitis.

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Donya Kiana & Company

Her music has been described by many as haunting and captivating - with a dramatic flair. Melancholy folk ballads transfer you to another time when light was dim and fleeting. Donya draws much inspiration from English & Irish history; the arts, landscape, & struggles of the people.

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Annie and Rod Capps

Songs about broken things and poignant little ponderings delivered with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang and a soulful groove.

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Dave Boutette

Whether banging out a set of saloon songs at a Michigan watering hole, or settling back for an evening of singing at a fire ring afterward, Dave Boutette will hold listeners as long as they keep the lights on or until the rain starts.

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Stella!

Stella! was founded by singer-songwriter Jo Serrapere to showcase country-roots songwriting and three-part harmonies.

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Proton Candy

Dreamy bliss, an ocean of sounds

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Matt Watroba

Veteran performer, teacher, radio host, song writer...the list goes on, but what Matt prefers to be known as is a community singer, song leader and educator.

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The Raisin Pickers

Hailing from Manchester but performing all around the Mitten, this seasoned group of stellar multi-instrumentalists plays a mix of rustic Appalachian music, old time swing, bluegrass, and Louisiana sounds.

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The Great Hearafter

Twas a sunny summers eve whence the swan divers called out into their fields of visceral pond licking swerver saviors saving raspberry melon tarts for the ready pete-nicks!

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The Blue Rays Trio

 

Westbound Situation

Westbound Situation blends the precision of classical chamber music, the rhythmic drive of bluegrass, and the colorful expression of jazz into a new style of chamber music—chambergrass.

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Chris Good

Tasteful and eclectic blend of folk, blue grass, straight up reggae, shuffling funk and Latin American rhythms.

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Jo Serrapere & the Willie Dunns

Whether recreating old songs from the Mississippi Delta or performing songs in her own confessional style, Jo's music stands original while always reflecting her love of American roots music.

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Shari Kane & Dave Steele

A four handed guitar party of original and time-honored blues, gospel, swing and ragtime.

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Mustard's Retreat

Music to cure all that ails you.

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The Dorkestra

Dork it up with this diverse group of musicians who combine Jazz, African, Latin and Funk into a unique dorking dancing experience!  

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Hoodang

For more than a decade, Hoodang has been mesmerizing audiences with its unique blend of dark, driving, off-kilter alt. country music. The band writes songs, often in the first-person, of people tarnished by bad blood and bad luck who still find ways to make it through to the next town, day, marriage, con, or bottle.

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Spirits Rising (Joe Reilly and Allison Radell)

Joe Reilly and Allison Radell use their collective musical gifts to help inspire and uplift others. “We have a sacred fire burning between us.”

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Cold Tone Harvest

Historic and honest sound. The music gets you thinking about where you’ve been and where you’re going.

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Frank Allison

After 10 years of solitude, he began working on a new voice, and developed his own new style of rhythmic, funky, ukulele music.

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Creole du Nord

Their sound can be traced to southwest Louisiana’s traditional music. Mix in some crossover oldtime tunes, add a dash of early Americana sounds and enjoy a jambalaya of music the way it tasted in the good ol' pre-mass media days!

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Greater Alexander

The path to achieving a dream can be a long, arduous journey. On it, you see remnants of those that have traveled before you. You see lost hope and altered courses. Indie­folk artist, Greater Alexander, has seen all of that and more.

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Barefeet Bearfeet

With tangled manes and stories to match, these playful folks play playful folk in the key of Michigan.

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Judy Banker & Friends

No matter what, you can bet she’ll have you stomping your feet and crying in your beer, maybe at the same time.

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Menefee

Menefee has been crooning his way into the heart of Ann Arbor since the late ’60s, as well as building stone chimneys throughout the state, and starring in the Michigan-based musical “The North Country Opera.” Menefee holds a lexicon of American song craft in his set list and delivers the tunes in a charming, age-old easy manner.

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Michael Anne Erlewine

 

Mike Gentry

“Original music spans decades for Gentry, and he’s got a slew of originals to entertain the audience.” – Pati LaLonde, Mlive.com

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Dan Hall

“I always write for the sake of the song and if I get into a vibe or story line I just try to see it through.”

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Fangs and Twang

A stripped down roots-rock blend of indie-kicks and swinging bluegrass with theatrical, croony lyrics.

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Nutshell

Rooted in traditional Irish music, Nutshell pulls in many other influences to create their own delicious stew. A Holler Fest tradition!

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Magdalen Fossum

Not yet in her twenties, Magdalen is a seasoned performer who offers old jazz, old traditionals, and original songs with an unaffected presentation and crystal clear voice.

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Monte Pride

Monte Pride is a Michigan-born, Michigan-based singer-songwriter & fingerstyle guitarist whose songs recall the delicate vocals of Simon & Garfunkel, with guitar-work reminiscent of Nick Drake and The Tallest Man on Earth. He blends haunting melodies with vivid lyricism, bringing stories of love, loss, and longing to life in a complex array of healing, soul stirring song.

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Michael Lee

A mime actor, an art he has practiced, shared and taught for over 30 years. Be transported into the rich non-verbal world of humor, pathos and surprise!

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The Switchbacks

A character filled five piece musical ensemble hailing from the Ann Arbor area. We like to groove. We like to have fun.

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Anne Heaton

Her graceful, vulnerable, and sometimes humorous pop-folk songs have captured audience imaginations for over a decade.

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Shannon Lee

Her songs are a personal glimpse into a life lived fully and an exploration of universal themes. 

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Jenny Jones

 

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Johnny’s Gospel Hour

Songs and celebration, prayers and praise. With Johnny Walker, Holler Fest's emcee for 10 years and counting.

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The Sarah Swanson Band

Sarah began writing songs as a child and embarked on her lifelong journey, often influenced by her parents’ 70's music collection laced with an edgy and often haunting alternative rock sound of today. In high school and college, Sarah played in cover bands to make a living and gain stage experience. Her true love, however, remains being a songwriter and performing her songs with her top notch band.

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Storytelling

Hear four experienced storytellers spin tales of wit and wonder! Curated by Patti Wheeler, host of the Ann Arbor and Detroit “Moth storySLAM” events.

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Cosmic Flavors

We are an Ann Arbor Michigan based band playing original Mystically Oriented Music intended to uplift the listener.

Corndaddy

Corndaddy's music hearkens back to the glory days of country rock through filters of power pop, bluegrass and British Invasion bombast.

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Barker and Broski

Tales of life that are heartfelt, warm & inspiring.

Gemily - Family Show

Featuring San, Laz and Emily Slomovitz. Traditional and contemporary folk, jazz and classical music, and Broadway show tunes.

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Bob Stebbins

Bob Stebbins is a local Luthier building classical guitars in the Irish Hills. He has been building and playing classical guitars for over 40 years. His performance in the cabin will take the listener from 16th century pieces to modern classical guitar works. Robert will be playing a Stebbins guitar built in 2017 using East Indian Rosewood back and sides with a Western Red Cedar soundboard.

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Ancestral Voices

 

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Isosceles

Three well-established Ann Arbor musicians form the musical corners of this folk trio.

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Team Love

Team Love plays jazz and more for your listening and dancing pleasure.

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Michael Shelata

Solo piano from the host of the Second Holler stage and The Ark’s open mic.

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West Park Music Society

A collection of musical friends who live in Southeast Michigan and get together to enjoy making music.

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Share the Hedge

Classically-trained tenor J. Washburn Gardner expands his solo act to share the stage with Melissa Gardner on the mandola.

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The Lucky Nows

Mixing contemporary folk, traditional country, gypsy scales, oatmeal raisin cookies and extreme sleep deprivation to create a totally unique sound.

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Path

Catchy, hand crafted melodies and witty lyrics create a performance that has rhythm, style, and humor.

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Open Mic

Sign up at Info Tent, 9:30 AM. Space limited!

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Tim Berla

Host of the Holler Fest cabin and member of numerous musical groups.

The Whiskey Charmers

A Detroit-based Americana band.

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