We had blast at the 2018 Old Settler’s Music Festival last weekend (recap here!). Held from April 19-22 in the heart of Tilmon, Texas, this festival featured amazing bands from near and far… even from across the pond! Since a photo says a million words, we figured we’d share some of our best shots in two posts and let you get to know the bands we have come to love. First up, Donna the Buffalo, Jamestown Revival, Greensky Bluegrass and Calexico!
Donna the Buffalo
A folk/country/jazz/reggae ensemble from Ithaca, New York include: Jeb Puryear (vocals, electric guitar), Tara Nevins (vocals, fiddle, guitar, accordion, scrubboard), David McCracken (organ, piano), Kyle Spark (bass), Mark Raudabaugh (drums).
Dynamic Americana/indie rock duo and Lone Star State natives include: Jonathan Clay (guitar, vocals) and Zach Chance (piano, vocals), best known for their song “California (Cast Iron Soul)” and their impeccable sense of fashion.
Americana/Tex-Mex rock band based in Tuscon, Arizona, made of Joey Burns (vocals, guitars, bass, cello, piano, keyboards, accordion, percussion, vibraphone), John Convertino (drums), Jacob Valenzuela (trumpet, vocals), Martin Wenk (trumpet, guitar, keyboards, accordion, glockenspiel, vibraphone, theremin, vocals), Scott Colberg (standup bass, electric bass) and Sergio Mendoza (keyboards).
A five-piece progressive bluegrass band with a full-light show, originating from Kalamazoo, Michigan featuring: Anders Beck (dobro, lap steel), Michael Arlen Bont (banjo, vocals), Dave Bruzza (guitar, lead vocals), Mike Devol (acoustic bass, vocals) and Paul Hoffman (mandolin, lead vocals).
Be sure to stay tuned for more exclusive coverage from Old Settler’s Music Festival as well as other recaps and interviews!
Leigh is a native Texan gone temporary New Yorker and now proud Austinite. Passions include but are not limited to music (both as a spectator and dabbler), traveling & cultural adventures, film & television, true crime, design (of the fashion, interior, and graphic sorts), and photographing & writing about all the aforementioned. Self-acclaimed coffee connoisseur & wino, cat aficionado, book worm, and nature junkie.