Official 2022 Lineup
Josh Abbott Band
A staple in the Texas music scene since forming in 2006 at Lubbock’s Texas Tech University, Josh Abbott Band have weathered many storms together including divorces, burying their fathers, the Route 91 Harvest shooting and a pandemic. Josh Abbott Band consists of drummer and founding member Eddie Villanueva, who joined in 2008 after Abbott and banjo player Austin Davis had been performing at open mic nights together and realized they needed to add more musicians to the group. Guitarist Caleb Keeter came on board in 2010 while keys player David Fralin joined the band in 2015 before bassist Jimmy Hartman entered the fold in 2018.
Giovannie & the Hired Guns
In the last few years alone, Giovannie & The Hired Guns have grown from a massively beloved local live act to an undeniable new force on the national rock scene. Formed back when frontman Giovannie Yanez was working the counter at a pawnshop, the Stephenville, Texas-based band has amassed millions of streams almost entirely through word-of-mouth, thanks in no small part to their unforgettable live show—an electrifying spectacle that invariably leaves audiences sweat-drenched and ecstatic. With their high-octane collision of rock-and-roll and country, Giovannie & The Hired Guns are now at work on a hotly anticipated new album showcasing their hard-hitting sound, emotionally raw storytelling, and the kind of authentically gritty energy that’s sorely missing from rock music today.
Micky & the Motorcars
For a handful of summers about 30 years ago, tourists who wandered into a large dancehall in Stanley, Idaho, witnessed a family tradition finding new life. Young and old sat shoulder-to-shoulder, taking a break from the town’s mountain hikes and river campgrounds to take in Muzzie Braun and the Boys––a local family band who’d made it to the Grand Ole Opry, effortlessly spouted cowboy poetry and Western swing at gatherings around the country, and featured Muzzie’s four young sons––precocious boys with rock-and-roll futures.
“There were kids running around, people dancing,” says Micky Braun, the youngest brother who first climbed on stage to join the family when he was about five years-old. “Gary and I’d get up and play a couple of songs, then we’d get off and the older brothers would stay up and play a couple more. It’s pretty funny, looking back on it.” He laughs a little, then adds, still smiling, “That’s how we got started playing.”
The Braun brothers never stopped. Big brothers Cody and Willy started Reckless Kelly, and Micky and Gary left Idaho for Austin and started Micky and the Motorcars, a road-dogging favorite whose nonstop tour for the last 17 years has defined not just the lives of the brothers, but also shaped Austin’s roots-rock resurgence that has played out over the last two decades.
At a very early age Carson discovered artists such as Cross Canadian Ragweed, Ryan Bingham, and Chris Knight. He grew up in the ranching and western way of life, spending a lot of time at his family’s ranch in Dryden, Texas, as well as his hometown of Cat Spring, Texas. Most every weekend was spent going down the highway to another rodeo to another town. With the highway as his guide, he picked up a guitar and started writing songs in his high school years. It wasn't until college that he began to play acoustic shows and realized that people actually listened to his songs. In the summer of ’19, Carson recorded his debut album "Muchos Sonidos", and formed a band to start trying to make his mark in the Texas Music Scene.
Formed in 2015 in Pryor, Oklahoma; freshly married couple Autumn Ragland and Sam Cox formed the band Ragland. Shortly after, they moved to Tahlequah, Oklahoma and the band started touring and released their debut album “Just So You Know”. Since, they have played well over 1000 shows all over the U.S. Ragland and its members have performed, toured and worked with artists such as Mike McClure, Vandoliers, Mike and the Moonpies, Flatland Calvary, Eli Young Band, Sunny Sweeney, Kody West, Ricochet, Chancey Williams, Trace Adkins, The Damn Quails, Joe Nichols, Micky and the Motorcars, Brandon Jenkins and members of Wilco, Reckless Kelly and Turnpike Troubadours.
Hailing from the rural farming community of Pendleton, Oregon; Imperial Twang have become the hands down "Party Band" of the Northeast Oregon Region. With an ice cold Corona and shot of Pendleton in hand, they share their witty and fun country-folk tunes. If Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, and the Pixies somehow weirdly had a baby, it's name would be Imperial Twang.