World funk is one way to define the Alliens. You won't walk away from an Alliens show without hearing Afrobeat, cumbia and reggae being bounced around inspired rock jamming, in the latin-reggae-funk-fusion style called Allienation.
Samuel A'Court Ashe Bason
Bason was raised playing guitar, banjo, mandolin and fiddle in Virginia, and later became an instrument builder.
Like a musical shape-shifter, Emily Brass takes you on a psychedelic hippie-hop journey, channeling the ghosts of old school rap, rock-steady reggae, ragtime jazz, and 60's rock & soul, while relentlessly keeping you in a sweat-inducing, smile-inspiring trance-dance.
Front Porch Swing
Imagine hillbilly act Homer and Jethero jamming with be-bopper Charles Mingus, while Blind Lemon Jefferson and Ukulele Ike take turns sitting in, and you have an idea of FPS's sound. A toe tapping tour of American roots music!
Singer / songwriter.
Billy Miller is a flute maker and multi-instrumentalist living in the beautiful mountains of southwest VA
Mike Mitchell is a singer and songwriter, specializing in the fiddle and violin. Mike plays bluegrass and classical music.
Blue Moonshine is four-part harmony, hot fiddle and mandolin leads, a blend of original songs, traditional bluegrass tunes, and gypsy jazz instrumentals.
Scott Perry performs and creates acoustic blues that are relevant in today's fast paced, high-tech world. With his National steel-bodied guitar and repertoire of traditional and original acoustic blues, Scott turns any performance into an intimate celebration of this powerful music.
She performs bluegrass, country folk, native american, gospel and singer-songwriter storytelling blues, featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin and fiddle.
Hailing from Chile, Argentina and Ecuador, the four members of Solazo are now making their 6th USA tour. They deliver a unique blend of Latin folk, contemporary dance music and soulful ballads that appeal to all ages and cultures.
Mac & Jenny Traynham
Mac and Jenny Traynham are a husband and wife duo who specialize in the early country duet style of singing and playing old-time country and mountain music. They draw their repetoire from a wide variety of sources from the Appalachian mountains of Virginia and beyond.
Funky, folky, bluesy, psychedelic, reggae, jammin guitar rock.
Windfall is a dynamic acoustic quartet featuring beautiful harmonies coupled with hot guitar, mandolin, fiddle and harmonica licks held together with a solid bottom end on acoustic bass and percussion. Specializing in Americana/Roots music, Windfall covers folk, blues, rock, Celtic, as well as many old time and bluegrass standards.
With haunting ethereal vocals she sings enchanting Celtic and Scottish folk music as well as originals and cover songs accompanying herself on rhythm guitar and other instrumentation.