Schwagstock 48, a weekend campout concert experience, takes place July 26th and 27th 2019 at Pulaski County Shrine Park in Waynesville’s Buckhorn neighborhood. The family-friendly music festival lineup features 9 bands on Mid-Missouri’s largest outdoor stage including The Schwag and Aaron Kamm and the One Drops, and Jaik Willis. The Dancing Bear Tribe performance artists will inspire festivalgoers through their performance art.
The Schwag is a band of musicians dedicated to carrying on the vibe and music of the legendary Grateful Dead. Founded in 1991 The Schwag has performed over 3000 concerts all over the United States. This group averages 150 shows a year and has a working song list of over 200 songs from the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band catalog. For four years band leader Jimmy Tebeau also toured the country as the bass player for JGB (Jerry Garcia Band).
During last year’s Schwagstock 47 the band jammed their way through two high-energy set lists on Friday and Saturday nights. Both performances ended with encores that escalated the good vibes and left the crowd both wanting more and exhausted. As special guest Brody Buster’s harmonica dueled with Sean’s guitar and Jimmy’s bass everyone was on their feet reveling the uniqueness. Saturday night’s encore brought special guest Julian Davis’ mandolin to the mix. The Schwag does not disappoint. Don’t miss their sets during Schwagstock 48- or you might be kicking yourself.
AARON KAMM AND THE ONE DROPS
Hailing from St. Louis, MO, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops merge flavors of Roots Reggae, Mississippi River Blues, Improv-laced Jams, and Soulful Vocals. With their high-energy performance and unique sound, Aaron Kamm and the One Drops are a must see.
Jaik Willis is a strumming & drumming One Man Band, a wild fire-breathing freakshow; playing an 11 piece drum set with his feet while playing guitars / bass / & harps; while sing and beatboxing simultaneously, live with no looping or electronics. Performing 300 shows a year with appearances at Bonnaroo, Summer Camp Music Fest, Dunegrass, Schwagstock, the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Fests etc. Jaik Willis got a shout out in Rolling Stone magazine for his vocal contribution to the Bassnectar album “FreeStyle” that debuted at #1 on iTunes.
The Driftaways are a 7-piece Reggae/Rock band from the St. Louis area. The unique mix of classic Jamaican styles such as Ska, Reggae, Roots, and Dub with a Blues-Rock twist give The Driftaways their one-of-a-kind sound. Amazing stage presence, soulful vocals, and a refreshingly creative sound are quickly making The Driftaways one of the hottest Reggae acts in the Midwest.
THE KAY BROTHERS
California, Missouri brothers form a band saluting the music traditional to their homeland: The Ozarks… where Old-Time Fiddle music received a quick flash fry of foot stompin’ Country Blues as it made its way across the Mississippi River. The songs are a collection of stories, often ancient in verse but timeless in meaning, and delivered with sunny reverence for this forgotten music bred to uplift from the tangle of struggles in a bygone era. It’s music that prefers to draw you out, rather than draw you in.
In 2018, The Kay Brothers released their Self-Titled Debut Album and a companion video for their song, “Find Your Love,” recorded in an abandoned auto garage somewhere in Callaway County. Joined by Molly Healey and Roger Netherton on fiddles as well as “Shakin’ Jake” Allen on percussion, the Kay Brothers boast sibling harmonies, upright bass, guitar, tenor banjo, fiddle, harmonica, cello, washboard, congas, shakers, and an array of foot percussion. The mission: to preserve the rural music of our forefathers and mothers that used to fill the wooden barns that once dotted countryside on Saturday night and the small family churches on Sunday morning. That party is still going on…. it’s in your blood.
Born from the Ozark Mountains, Drifters Mile plays, sings, and writes folk music in a Country and Bluegrass Style. Drifters Mile got started in the winter of ’09, as the band “Deep Fried Squirrel” four guys in a trailer out in a field playing an odd mix of bluegrass, rock and funk. They grew into a full-on grassrock band. Then, through a few line-up changes, some moving around of other members, they slimmed down to a five-piece string band ready to start a new wave.
3 SON GREEN
3 Son Green is a funk rock band that combines complex compositions with spontaneous improvisation. 3 songwriters and 3 singers give 3 Son Green a diverse sound, with tight rhythms and lush vocal harmony.
3 Son Green has shared the stage with bands such as Spafford, Pink Talking Fish, The Magic Beans, Ozric Tentacles, and Moon Hooch. 3SG performs at venues and festivals throughout the Midwest, including Crossroads KC, The Granada, The Madrid Theater, The Bottleneck, Power and Progress Festival, Spring Up Festival, Crossroads Music Fest, Wakarusa, and KC Psychfest.
3 Son Green is: Jamie Anderson (Guitar, Vocals), Ben Hutchinson (Keyboard, Vocals), Trey Green (Bass, Vocals), Joel Shipley (Drums)
BONGOJAK VS THE LOOP MACHINE
Live Loops created by BongoJak Vs The Loop Machine. BongoJak is not limited to just percussion he also plays a variety of instruments including Guitar, Keyboard, Didgeridoo, Harmonica, Synth, Electric Drums, and almost anything he can get his hands on. He uses these instruments with a “Loop Machine” (a foot pedal recording device) to create full songs. His new all original mixed genre album “Rage Issue #1” has something for everyone to enjoy! BongoJak also plays a wide variety of cover tunes you know and love like Bob Marley, Grateful Dead, The Who, Bob Dylan and many more with a nice twist to each song. He also has several special guests at his shows from Hula-Hoopers to Juggling and sometimes adds other musicians as well. BongoJak vs the Loop Machine is more than just music it’s a SHOW!
BROTHER FRANCIS AND THE SOULTONES
Brother Francis and the Soultones is a band of friends who play music because it makes everyone happy. If it rocks, funks, or soothes the soul, the Soultones will be laying it down. Ryan Benthall, the Keyboardist/organist/vocals, is a graduate of UMSL’s music school and an accomplished player around town. Somewhere between Herbie Hancock and a mad romantic composer, Ryan adds a touch of class and ton of soul. Jacob Zengerling, Bassist/vocals, is a stylistic chameleon. A powerhouse when the moments right, or light as a feather if it brings it all together. Taylor Perkins, Drums, is a multi-instrumentalist with a knack for elevating those around him. His supportive, foundational playing easily moves in and out of different feels and textures. Brother Francis, Guitar/vocal, is an eccentric performer and talented songwriter. His songs come to life when the Soultones all begin to play. Fans have reported being immediately hypnotized by the pure joy radiating from the Soultones; creating an infectious experience that brings people to their feet.
Heading to Schwagstock 48? Check out Old Settlers Days while you are in Waynesville!
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