The Jumpsteady Boys were formed in 2011 to represent the American string band tradition at the Australian National Folk Festival. Featuring Bruce Molsky, Rafe Stefanini, Mike Compton and Joe Newberry the all star group epitomizes the growing “global folk” music movement. Whether playing a blistering fiddle tune, singing and a cappella ballad or showcasing an original song, the Jumpsteady Boys are four of the most respected players of traditional music in the international roots scene today.
Americana powerhouse vocal trio Red Molly is known for their gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and warm, engaging stage presence. Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave together the threads of American music—from folk roots to bluegrass, from heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk—as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into their signature soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies.