Ozark Mountain Music Fest Releases 2018 Lineup
The 2018 Ozark Mountain Music Festival, better known as OzMoMu, has added 10 bands to its 2 previously announced headliners – Tall Tall Trees and Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy – to fill out the lineup for the January 18-21, 2018 event.
The popular intimate, indoor music festival held in the ballrooms of the Basin Park Hotel in downtown Eureka Springs features an “Ozark Mountain Fusion” of bluegrass, folk, and Americana-roots music. Headlining the 2018 edition of OzMoMu will be Tall Tall Trees from Asheville, North Carolina, and Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy from Lawrence, Kansas.
Mike Savino, the Tall Tall Trees banjo-wielding bard, has reshaped the landscape of what is possible with his instrument featuring its basic iteration and the banjo’s drum roots. Audiences are wildly mesmerized with his mastery of electronic effects, loops, toy ray guns, and heaps of spontaneous creativity.
Carrie Nation & The Speakeasy is a high-energy “Brass ‘n’ Grass” sextet whose sound has been described as “a stagecoach in overdrive.” Their eclectic blend of bluegrass, ska, punk, and Dixieland has energized audiences all across America and internationally.
The additional acts just announced for OzMoMu 2018 are:
DimeTrip – Five guys out of Eureka Springs who have decided to work toward a common goal of creating and playing original music with diverse sounds for as many people as this life allows.
Alaina Blake & Dylan Hawf – A pair of expert musicians from Fayetteville who have teamed up to prove that when it comes to music, style, and performance skill 1+1 can, in fact, equal 3 —much to the wild enjoyment of their fans.
Urban Pioneers – Mix 1 part Texas fiddle and 1 part Tennessee banjo, add doghouse bass, a splash of guitar, and bushels and bushels of wild-haired, reckless energy, and you have Urban Pioneers. This string band hammers out a variety of original songs that encompass old-time hillbilly music, Western swing, rockabilly, and even a few gypsy-style songs for good measure.
Hi-Fi Hillbillies – A self-described trio of “knuckle-heads” from Tulsa who have way too much fun playing music! They came together through a comedy of errors and are riding the musical train to see where it goes. They play beloved songs by artists like Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins, and Creedence Clearwater Revival.
The Creek Rocks – This duo, formerly part of the infamous Springfield-based bluegrass group Big Smith that retired six years ago, delves into the ups and downs of the deep Ozarks sound with a special focus on old-time music that soars above the hills and hollers.
American Lions – From Conway comes this band formed in early 2012 and today features a new style of music from blues-driven ballads to rowdy indie rock, all connected with the influences of Southern roots.
Grassfed – A quick pickin’ string band out of Kansas City that pivots on the foundation of traditional bluegrass entwined with an eclectic array of influences. Forged by songwriters and driven by instrumental conversation, this band brings a punching sound all its own.
Miles Over Mountains – A progressive bluegrass band based in McHenry, Illinois. Their live shows are high-energy, centered on an arsenal of original material and refreshing variety of cover songs served up in their own unique style.
Camptown Ladies – Two very gifted women, Gina Gallina and Melissa Carper, from Eureka Springs serve up hillbilly swing like a high-dollar buffet of sound. This duo, plus some surprise guests, is dynamic, to say the least.
All performances all four days will be on stages in the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, located in the middle of the historic downtown Eureka Springs. The popular Late Night Jam on both Friday and Saturday nights will be held in the nearby Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar, a block from the Basin Park Hotel.
For more information including tickets, visit OzarkMountainMusicFestival.com or call 888-388-4776. Tickets are $55 for the full 4-day pass.