Gold Heart

“They absolutely knocked my socks off! They are called “Gold Heart” and these young ladies are true to their name. Their pure talent is amazing and their harmonies are enough to break your heart. I really can’t say enough about how good they sound. It reminded me of the first time I heard Rhonda Vincent or Dry Branch Fire Squad—a unique sound all their own. Simply inspiring! They are a pure listening joy!”—Les Evans

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Flattcreek

Foot-stomping bluegrass and traditional music by Flattcreek. Dan Atkins will be on mandolin and lead vocals, Jim Webb on banjo, Robb Cave on bass, and Jeff Penn on guitar.

Pat Kirtley

Pat Kirtley has made a career of telling stories through his guitar, conjuring places both exotic and traditional, with a category-defying repertoire of blues, folk, pop, celtic, latin, jazz, and down-home country. His music is known for its honesty, humor and depth. As a creator of new acoustic music, he has penned a virtual library of fresh, lyrical compositions for guitar. Pat's talents won him the title of US National Fingerstyle Champion in 1995, National Thumbpicking Champion in 1994, and his playing continues to garner international praise. He was hailed as one of "The Next Generation: Hot New Acoustic Acts for the Millenium" by Acoustic Guitar Magazine.