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Get to know the incredible artists in the 2023 Big Ponderoo lineup! Between alt-country, bluegrass, and Americana music, we’ve got something for everyone. Buy tickets today for two full days of great music, Central Oregon sunshine, gorgeous mountain views, and an unforgettable weekend. Discounted early bird tickets are available until March 21 or while supplies last.
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The War and Treaty — Husband and wife duo Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Trotter delight crowds with their bluesy but joyful fusion of Southern soul, gospel, country, and rock-and-roll. Known for a live show nearly revival-like in its intensity, this is a must-see set of the weekend. The duo has opened for artists such as Al Green, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, John Legend and Lauren Daigle while their multifaceted collaborative efforts include Dierks Bentley, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Leslie Jordan, Mumford & Sons, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Sturgill Simpson.
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The Travelin’ McCourys — The McCoury brothers — Ronnie (mandolin) and Rob (banjo) — were born into the bluegrass tradition. Their father, Del, is among the most influential and successful musicians in the history of the genre. Years on the road with Dad in the Del McCoury Band honed their knife-edge chops, and encouraged the duo to imagine how traditional bluegrass could cut innovative pathways into 21st century music. With fiddler Jason Carter, bassist Alan Bartram, and Cody Kilby on guitar, they assembled a group that pushes the genre forward.
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Corb Lund — A rural Albertan hailing from the foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a long family lineage of ranchers and rodeo people, Lund is as authentic as they come. Embracing both his Western heritage and his indie rock past through his music, Lund has been known to filter a range of cowboy themes past and present through his unique lens.
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Margo Cilker is a woman who drinks deeply of life, and her debut record Pohorylle, is brimming with it. For the last seven years, the Eastern Oregon songwriter, has split her time between the road and various outposts across the world, from Enterprise, Oregon to the Basque Country of Spain, forging a path that is at once deeply rooted and ever-changing.
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With roots in gypsy jazz, bluegrass, and hip-hop in an “exhilarating all-acoustic swirl” (Acoustic Guitar Magazine), Jon Stickley Trio combines Jon Stickley’s rapid-fire flatpicking guitar with the sultry and wild, yet refined, melodies of Lyndsay Pruett on violin set over the deep groove of Patrick Armitage on drums.
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Mile Twelve is a progressive string band from Boston, Massachusetts. Winners of the 2020 International Bluegrass Music Awards New Artist of the Year award, they have been making waves in the acoustic music community with their seamless blend of expertly crafted songs, beautifully creative arrangements, and virtuosic execution.
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