High Sierra Music Festival

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
High Sierra Music Festival
HSMFlogo.jpg
Location(s) Quincy, California, United States
Years active 1991–Present
Date(s) First weekend of July, preceding Thursday and Friday
Website www.highsierramusic.com

High Sierra Music Festival is a multi-day music festival held in Quincy, California, a mountainous area about 80 miles northwest of Reno, Nevada.

The festival is held each year the weekend of July 4. The four-day festival features an eclectic mix of some of the most famous national and international names in jamband, newgrass and funk. Other represented genres include bluegrass, roots rock, electronica, reggae, jazz and afrobeat. Away from the music stages, patrons can attend films and movement playshops - yoga, pilates, etc, shop for arts and crafts, or enjoy a wide variety of gourmet food and drink. It's a family friendly and community oriented event with an expanding Family Area full of activities and certified nanny's available throughout the weekend..

The first High Sierra Music Festival was in 1991, and was the genesis of High Sierra Music, of Berkeley, California. The organization has also produced festivals and concerts elsewhere in California, and in Maryland, Nevada, Georgia, Massachusetts, and Missouri.

Past artists have included The Black Crowes, Bob Weir & RatDog, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Bruce Hornsby, The String Cheese Incident, Nickel Creek, moe., Widespread Panic, Medeski Martin & Wood, Yonder Mountain String Band, Gov't Mule, John Butler Trio, Umphrey's McGee, My Morning Jacket, Les Claypool, Leftover Salmon, and The Slip (the only band to play the festival 12 consecutive years).

Yearly description[edit]

23rd Annual: July 4–7, 2013, Quincy, CA[edit]

Lineup[edit]

Artists at Large

22nd Annual: July 5–8, 2012, Quincy, CA[edit]

Lineup[edit]

Artists-At-Large

21st Annual: June 30–July 3, 2011, Quincy, CA[edit]

Lineup[edit]

Artists-At-Large

20th Annual: July 1–4, 2010, Quincy, CA[edit]

Lineup[edit]

Artists-At-Large

19th Annual: July 2–5, 2009, Quincy, CA[edit]

Lineup[edit]

18th Annual: July 3–6, 2008, Quincy, CA[edit]

In late 2007, the festival left a message on its website:

"Initial line-up announcements for the 18th annual High Sierra Music Festival, taking place July 3–6, 2008, will begin this winter. Please stay tuned here and to our eNewsletter for updates!"

In December 2007, two acts were confirmed on websites other than the festival's; the Sparrow Quartet feat. Bela Fleck on Pollstar, and Railroad Earth on JamBase. In January 2008, twelve artists, including the two previously announced, were revealed on the festival's website.[1] On Valentine's Day, the festival headliner was announced, Bob Weir & RatDog, as well as other artists such as James Hunter, New Monsoon, and the Mother Hips.[1] The next group of additions was announced about two weeks later, and included Michael Franti & Spearhead as well as Phish alum Mike Gordon.[1] The next block of additions included headliners Gov't Mule and Built to Spill, and the next April addition included Keller Williams with Moseley, Droll, and Sipe, and festival first Buckethead.[2]

Lineup[edit]

17th Annual: July 5–8, 2007, Quincy, CA[edit]

Rock + Jam

Bluegrass + Americana

Bluegrass + Americana (cont.)

Funk + New Orleans

Soul + Jazz + Improv

Tribal + Electronica + World Beat

16th Annual: June 29-July 2, 2006, Quincy, CA[edit]

featuring Abdoulaye Diabate

15th Annual: June 30-July 1, 2005, Quincy, CA[edit]

  • The Everyone Orchestra
  • Flowmotion
  • Gabby La La
  • Goddess of Funk
  • Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
  • Jared Tyler
  • Jamie Janover
  • Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons
  • Jessica Lurie
  • Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes
  • JP Cutler Band
  • JT and the Clouds
  • Kan'Nal
  • Larry Keel and the Natural Bridge
  • Lauren Shera
  • String Theory
  • Surprise Me Mr. Davis
  • Surrounded By Ninjas
  • Ten Mile Tide
  • ThaMuseMeant
  • Alfred Howard and the K23 Orchestra
  • Blue Turtle Seduction
  • The Dead Kenny G's
  • DJ Williams Projekt
  • Free Peoples
  • Living Folklore Medicine Show
  • London Street
  • The Lymbyc Systym
  • Meltone
  • Michael Manring
  • Michael McNevin
  • Mile 8
  • The Mother Hips
  • Old School Freight Train
  • Old Union
  • Samantha Stollenwerck and the Ritual
  • Scott Fisher
  • Sharon Gilchrist
  • The Slip
  • Sneakin' Out
  • Hit & Run Bluegrass

14th Annual: July 1–4, 2004, Quincy, CA[edit]

  • Xavier Rudd
  • Moonshine Still
  • SambaDá and the Leva Samba Dancers
  • Perpetual Groove
  • Animal Liberation Orchestra
  • Jim Bianco
  • Jim Page
  • Taarka
  • Jamie Janover
  • Fuzz and Carrie
  • Hot Buttered Rum String Band
  • Scott Law & Code Green
  • Libby Kirkpatrick
  • Mighty Dave Pellicciaro & Pandora's Box
  • Liza Oxnard
  • Bockman's Euphio
  • Snake Oil Medicine Show
  • mamaSutra
  • Hundred Year Flood
  • Sunfire Pleasure
  • Chris Chandler and Anne Feeney
  • Caroline Aiken
  • Aphrodesia
  • Delta Nove
  • Spoonfed Tribe
  • Hyim & the Fat Foakland Orchestra
  • Garrin Benfield Band
  • Thomas Archie
  • Mary & Mars
  • Lonnie Lazar and the Vaporizers
  • Samantha and The Ritual
  • Old Union
  • Captain Soularcat
  • Hit & Run Bluegrass
  • South Austin Jug Band
  • High on the Hog
  • Joe Stickley's Blue Print
  • Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes
  • Goddess of Funk
  • Circus Contraption
  • Living Folklore
  • Phoenix Rising
  • Banana Slug String Band

13th Annual: July 3–6, 2003, Quincy, CA[edit]

  • OM Trio
  • Signal Path
  • JND
  • Home at Last
  • Patrice Pike and the Black Box Rebellion
  • Hobex
  • Psychedelic Breakfast
  • Bockman's Euphio
  • Spindrift
  • Bizar Bazaar
  • Melissa Crabtree
  • Tom Freund
  • Shady Groove
  • Shanti Groove
  • Strungover
  • Scott Law and Code Green
  • The Hackensaw Boys
  • Animal Liberation Orchestra
  • Mountain of Venus
  • Leslie Helpert
  • Ten Mile Tide
  • Trevor Hall
  • Mighty Dave's Pandora's Box
  • Kooken & Hoomen
  • Taarka
  • Libby Kirkpatrick
  • Nathan Moore
  • Crazy Grass
  • Reeltime Travelers
  • Lonnie Lazar and the New Electric Band
  • Japonize Elephants
  • Eric McFadden
  • Hamsa Lila
  • hyim
  • Hot Buttered Rum String Band
  • The Jethro Jeremiah Band
  • Shannon Moore
  • Reorchestra
  • Justin King
  • Flying Other Brothers
  • Dale Fanning

12th Annual: July 4–7, 2002, Quincy, CA[edit]

  • Om Trio
  • Hamsa Lila
  • Lo Faber
  • Flying Lu
  • Wayside
  • Moonshine Still
  • Topaz
  • Green Genes
  • Free Peoples
  • Jack West and Curvature
  • Rebus
  • Mountain of Venus
  • SambaDa
  • Banjer Dan
  • Sid Lewis' Acoustic College
  • Jupiter Coyote
  • Reeltime Travelers
  • Kulica
  • Raq
  • Honey Buckit
  • Snake Oil Medicine Show
  • Len Paterson Trio
  • Animal Liberation Orchestra
  • Global Funk Council
  • Ray's Music Exchange
  • The McCloskey Brothers Band
  • Cold Mountain
  • Strung Over
  • Spookie Daly Pride
  • Sucker
  • Havilah
  • Tarnation!
  • Blame Sally
  • John Brown's Body
  • Banana Slug String Band
  • Harmony Grits
  • Gabe Dixon Band
  • Single Malt Band

11th Annual: July 5–8, 2001, Quincy, CA[edit]

  • The Flying Other Brothers
  • Government Grown
  • Greyhounds
  • Havilah
  • Jackstraw
  • Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
  • Jaka
  • Jamie Janover
  • Jerry Hannan
  • Jim Page
  • John Brown's Body
  • Jonathan Kingham
  • JP Orbit
  • Kaleb Clauder
  • Larry
  • Larry Keel Experience
  • Matt Nathanson
  • Mofro
  • Mohead
  • Netwerk:Electric
  • New Monsoon
  • Noe Venable
  • Ouroboros
  • Porterhouse
  • Railroad Earth
  • Reed McGregor Foehl
  • Rene Corbin
  • Road Dog Divas
  • Scott Amendola Band
  • Single Malt Band
  • Tannen Brothers
  • Tea Leaf Green
  • Tree O'Frogs
  • Umphrey's McGee
  • Uncle Harlen's Band
  • Wax Poetic
  • Living Folklore Medicine Show
  • Chris Chandler
  • Harmony Grits

10th Annual: June 30-July 3, 2000, Quincy, CA[edit]

  • Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie
  • ThaMuseMeant
  • The Slip
  • Living Daylights
  • Astral Project
  • Blueground Undergrass
  • Stacey Earle
  • Dr. Didg
  • Sector 9
  • Floodplain Gang
  • The Blue Rags
  • Chazz Cats
  • Caroline Aiken
  • The Motet
  • Mr. Rosewater
  • Buckeye Featuring Tim "T-Bone" Barney

9th Annual: July 1–4, 1999, Bear Valley, CA[edit]

  • The Jackmormons featuring Jerry Joseph
  • Last Caravan
  • Hanuman Trio
  • Chris Chandler & the Convenience Store Troubadours
  • Bobby Llama
  • ThaMuseMeant
  • Joules Graves
  • Deep Banana Blackout
  • Carolyn Currie
  • Ben Demerath
  • Zen Tricksters

8th Annual: July 2–5, 1998, Quincy, CA[edit]

  • Darol Anger
  • Deanna Bogart
  • Joe Craven Trio
  • The Damnations
  • Keller Williams
  • Shelley Doty X-tet
  • Carolyn Wonderland & the Imperial Monkeys
  • Druha Trava
  • Songwriters in the Round: Erica Wheeler, Annette Bjergfeldt, Erin Corday
  • Artis the Spoonman
  • Zen Tricksters

7th Annual: July 3–6, 1997, Bear Valley, CA[edit]

6th Annual: July 4–7, 1996, Bear Valley, CA[edit]

5th Annual: July 1–3, 1995, Bear Valley, CA[edit]

  • Kristina Olsen
  • The Delevantes
  • Word of Mouth
  • David Zasloff
  • Tombo Combo
  • Little Jonny & the Giants
  • Diane Patterson Sextet
  • Springfield Crossing
  • MC: Sedge Thomson

4th Annual: July 1–3, 1994, Bear Valley, CA[edit]

  • Clan Dyken
  • Artis the Spoonman
  • Domestic Science Club
  • Doo Doo Wah
  • Dah-Veed
  • Box Set
  • Amy Kanter
  • Michael McNevin
  • Chris Murphy & Hatchatchy

3rd Annual: July 2–4, 1993, Leland Meadows, CA[edit]

  • Jambay
  • Harmony Grits
  • City Folk
  • Andy Rau Band
  • Deborah Levoy
  • Chuck Brodsky
  • Rob Laurens
  • Rhythm Method
  • Windcave
    • All Star Jam featuring:
    • JJ Cale with members of Jambay & Windcave
  • MC: Felton Pruitt

2nd Annual: July 3–5, 1992, Leland Meadows, CA[edit]

1st Annual: July 4–7, 1991, Leland Meadows, CA[edit]

  • Jesse Colin Young
  • Dan Hicks & the Acoustic Warriors
  • Alex de Grassi
  • Inkuyo
  • Michael Manring
  • Sidesaddle
  • Little Women
  • disappear fear
  • Five Year Plan
  • Michael McNevin
  • Chris Murphy
  • Horse Opry
  • Sourdough Slim
  • The Strangers
  • Clan Dyken
  • Jean Caffeine & the All Night Truck Stop
  • Doo Doo Wah
  • Larry Cooperman
  • The Movie Stars
  • MC: Dangerous Dan Orange

References[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]