2020 Performing Artists
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Someone You Can XRay
Someone You Can XRay is a Connecticut based rock fusion band for everyone! From electric blues and
Tom The Suit Forst
American Bluesman and Blues-Rock Journeyman, Guitarist and Songwriter Tom The Suit Forst is one of the most riveting and electrifying performers on the modern blues scene.
A guitarist, whose style has been called a cross between Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Joe Walsh, Tom Forst’s debut solo album “On Fire” was produced by Grammy-winning guitarist Paul Nelson of the Johnny Winter Band. A tireless performer who just completed his first tour of China. Tom was also inducted into the New York and Connecticut Blues Hall of Fame in 2018. This year will see a new Tom The Suit Forst EP that he is recording at Factory Underground Studio in Norwalk, CT, featuring bassist Dave Stoltz of the Dickie Betts Band, and drummer Big Thursty. Then he will set his sights on Europe, and a second trip to Asia. At 67 years of age, Tom The Suit Forst is unstoppable.
Amidst his constant touring over the past two years, releasing several videos, writing songs for his upcoming EP, The Suit has launched a successful podcast called “Chasing the Blues.” The weekly podcast is a chance for Tom The Suit Forst to share stories and legends of the blues pioneers, the founding fathers of this music that he loves who are the roots of his own playing style. He also features other hot blues artists who are all helping keep blues alive for future generations, including Christine Ohlman, Paul Nelson, Anthony Gomes, Mike Zito, Ally Venable, and more!
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Con Doty – guitar, vocals
Dale Adams – keys, piano, vocals
Jim Stevens – Bass, vocals
Jesse Doty – drums, percussion, vocals
Moses Bone Band is a versatile all-purpose band drawing from all styles of popular music. Chameleon-like in nature, you can catch them playing full nights of rock, blues, country, including full shows of their original stuff.
The band has played on stages with and opened up for people such as Grand Funk, Mark Farner, James Montgomery, Al Cooper, The Commitments, NRBQ, Big Al Anderson, and many more.
Con has written some two hundred plus songs and co-written a few more. His albums include Negotiations, Cats N Rats, and Beast. In short, this band is as entertaining as any real deal out there, they always leave the audience wanting more.
The Podunk Throwbacks…a “throwback” to a time when songwriters believed in their songs enough to allow them to stand on their own – no covers required!! Real-life lyrics combined with a diverse & energetic sampling of different musical styles, provide a little something for everyone.
July 2017 brought about their first cd, titled appropriately, “Emotional Hemophilia.” Stay tuned for #2, “OVAFUS!”
Recent performances include the Durham Fair, Hebron Fair, Glastonbury Apple Harvest Festival, Elm City Folk Festival & the Podunk Bluegrass Festival, as well as a wide range of recurring favorites, including Wilson’s Pub, McKinnon’s Irish Pub, Still Hill Brewery, the Dream Away Lodge, Witchdoctor Brewing & Klekolo Coffee.
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The Lone Piper
Musician Kenny Storrs will be opening the festival with traditional and non-traditional bagpipe pieces.
Ariel artist who has performed all around the world including in The Big Apple Circus, Royal Hanneford Circus and Cirque Musica.
Jeff Suma & The Roasters
Jeff Summa and the Roasters are an original psychedelic rock band based out of Litchfield, CT.
Playing songs from their critically acclaimed 2019 debut lp “Open Road Ahead” that is a fusion of psychedelic rock, jazz and blues. Their music is full of dynamics and energy which they recreate and improv at their live performances. Playing live shows, sharing their musical creations and performing colorful music for people to dance to is what it’s all about for the Roasters!
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