Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

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August 27, 2013

Laid-back fest offers many sounds

The Metamora Old-Time Music Festival, slated for Aug. 31-Sept. 1, “will be the musical event of Labor Day weekend,” promises Steve Kristoff, Oldenburg, who schedules performances. With over 40 groups and solo acts on the schedule (, click on 2013 schedule), “we are the largest live music event in the area,” reports Gail Ginther, Metamora, who organizes the Making Music area.

At the 15th annual weekend, the music will be “primarily acoustic,” he says. “We will have performers playing bluegrass, old-timey Appalachian style and folk music. Performers will also be including traditional country, blues and a fair amount of gospel in their sets. If it had a label, I would call it Americana.”

“We want to emphasize that this a free festival, including all the workshops. It’s a great time and place to hear music, but it’s also a great opportunity to learn some new music.”

Headliners are Magnolia Mountain, and Shiny and the Spoon. According to Kristoff, “If you’ve been around the Tristate traditional music scene for any time, you’ll recognize those bands.”

New groups keep the festival fresh. “We are very excited that the Whipstitch Sallies will be joining us this year. They have really been making a name for themselves around Indiana over the last couple of years. They play a beautiful high-energy bluegrass and old-time repertoire. We are also welcoming the Tadcasters from Cincinnati for the first time. They have earned a Cincinnati Entertainment Awards nomination for Bluegrass Artist of the Year. Their mix of traditional bluegrass with undertones of jazz and blues will be an excellent addition to our line-up.”

Also new are Rock Island Plow Co., Speeding West, The Repeating Arms, Will Kimble String Band, Year of the Buffalo, Greg Z’s Band, CPR Revival, James Funk, Jason Hathaway and Old Truck Revival, according to Ginther.

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