Pickin' In The Pasture
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Lodi, New York 14860


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Pickin' In The Pasture 2016 Band Lineup
Come experience a powerful lineup of legendary bluegrass artists and outstanding new groups in the beautiful Finger Lakes of New York State! We try to balance your old favorites with exciting new talent. Note that we have a full schedule of music on Thursday so make planes to arrive in time! Celebrate 19 years of world-class bluegrass with us and all your friends August 25-28th 2016!

Cap and Cady............Thursday

Cap and Cady delighted the audience last year with their duo of old time mountain music. We had a lot of requests for their return this year and were very glad that they agreed to come back.
Jerry's Rocky Road Show....Thursday

Jerry Butler is a seasoned professional bluegrass musician who works full time for Dolly Parton. He will be traveling from Tennessee to be with us at Pickin' In The Pasture. Jerry will be joined by our old Remington Ryde friends Danny Stewart on mandolin and Wally Yoder playing bass and a hot young banjo player from North Carolina named Tim Nixon. This highly entertaining group is sure to hold your attention!
The Spinney Brothers.......Thursday

In a few short years, The Spinney Brothers have become one of the most popular groups in bluegrass music. Don't miss their show at Pickin' In The Pasture.
The Jesse Alexander Band.............Thursday and Saturday

The Jesse Alexander Band is the host band of Pickin' In The Pasture. Jesse first appeared on stage here when he was two years old with his friend Bob Paisley. He has since learned to play fiddle and mandolin and is also singing lead and harmony. He has been receiving a lot of help with his music from our many bluegrass friends. 18 year old Jesse has recently been very well received at several nationally known bluegrass events across the country. Jesse's sidemen include his dad Andy Alexander on banjo, his mother, Susan Alexander playing upright bass, and Chad Darou picking guitar. In addition to playing on stage, Jesse looks forward to picking with other young people at the festival.
Goldwing Express ............Friday

Mixing sounds of bluegrass, country and gospel with a lot of light-hearted comedy, this nationally acclaimed show band of three Native American brothers and their dear dad continually delight audiences with their varied entertainment. We have received many requests from Pickin' In The Pasture bluegrass fans to continue having this unique group back. This year they will perform on Friday.
Mark Miklos....Friday and Saturday

Those of you missing Smokey Greene will really enjoy Mark Miklos' solo performance. He does a great job as he digs into the old country material of Hank Williams and others.
Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers......... Friday

If you like real mountain music done in the style of The Stanley Brothers, you will really enjoy the sounds of Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers. Larry has put together some of the best hardcore bluegrass players and has come up with some outstanding music for those of you who appreciate the real deal. Check out his album "She Left Me Standing On The Mountain" and you will see what I mean.
Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass.........Friday

Danny Paisley is a perennial favorite at Pickin' In The Pasture. Along with his father the late Bob Paisley, this band has been instrumental in making the event what it is today. This is probably the hardest driving band in the history of bluegrass music. Danny is considered by many to be the finest singer in the business. His young son Ryan has stepped up and is doing a great job on the mandolin. Danny and the boys have become family and always have a big time hanging out with their "pasture" friends. We welcome them back for the 19th straight year!
The Feinberg Brothers ......Friday

The first time many of you saw Patrick and Rourke Feinberg was when they performed here in The Pasture Kids Band several years ago. Since then, they have continued to develop their talent and become what may be the finest traditional bluegrass band in the northeast. Their vocals blend as only siblings can. They have also recruited some of the best side men in the business to back them up.
Jeff Scroggins and Colorado............Saturday

The fans that really know bluegrass music were blown away by this fantastic band from The Rocky Mountains last year. After touring internationally in the US, Canada, UK, and Europe this last year we were really honored that they have chosen to return to Pickin' In The Pasture. For innovation that excites, serious musicians should check them out!
The Little Roy and Lizzy Show........Saturday

After The Lewis Family retired from the business, Little Roy needed to stay busy. He joined forces with Lizzy Long and formed The Little Roy And Lizzy Show. Their material includes gospel songs from The Lewis Family as well as their own religious and secular bluegrass music. Many of you have seen them perform here before and know what a fun time they provide. Tell your friends!
Nothin' Fancy......Saturday

Nothin' Fancy made their debut here at Pickin' In The Pasture many years ago. We get a lot of requests for this fun group of guys and try to get them back every few years. They always go over big.
Circa Blue.......Saturday and Sunday morning gospel

I got to know Steve Harris who is the band leader of Circa Blue several years ago. I have been following his music and after hearing his most recent project I decided that we need Circa Blue at Pickin' In The Pasture this year. I'm sure you will be impressed when you hear this fine new group.
1st NY Light Artillery Reynolds Battery

Jesse is a member of this Civil War reenactment group. The unit originated in the Finger Lakes area at the beginning of the Civil War. The Battery will be encamped at the festival over the weekend and doing demonstrations including a live firing of their artillery piece.
Pastor Greg Blake.........Sunday morning

Greg is the lead singer and guitar player with Jeff Scroggins and Colorado. He lives on top of a mountain at 11,000 feet in Conifer CO. In addition to being one of the top bluegrass vocalists in the business, he is also a minister and will be serving as our Pasture Pastor this year. Stick around on Sunday morning for Greg's service and gospel music followed by the gospel music of Circa Blue.

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