The Good Intentions Bluegrass Band delivers traditional bluegrass with polish and drive. The band plays songs from the bluegrass masters as well as original material by bandleader Chris Silver. Soulful original arrangements of their songs have already established the band in the hearts of the Midwest bluegrass community. Formerly of the bands Stoney Lonesome, Tangled Roots, and the Kate Mackenzie Band, Silver plays fiddle and mandolin with a deep appreciation for traditional bluegrass music. He is joined by Banjo player Heath Loy, guitarist Mike Cramer and J D. Shaffer on the bass.
The Bucking Mules are an old time stringband that distills the essence of the Bluegrass tradition into driving performances that appeal to contemporary audiences. With roots in Tennessee and Virginia and experience on stages all over the country their old time sound has won over audiences at some of the bigger bluegrass and folk festivals. The band is comprised of some of the most exciting and accomplished players in the genre today including Joseph Decosimo on fiddle, banjo, and vocals, Luke Richardson on banjo, harmonica, and vocals Karen Celia Heil on guitar and vocals and Joe Dejarnette on bass and vocals.