Born & (p)raised in Ames, Adam Kindred weaves his procrastination & personal failings into clever lyrics & ear worms that catch you by surprise & might just delight you. Check out Adam’s music here.
Fri., July 14 | Fred Love and the Bakersfield Brawl
Fred Love is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Ames, Iowa. He released his debut solo album, “Lily of the Valley,” in 2017. A native of an isolated farm town, Fred has always thought of his music as an extension of the most primal forms in the American songbook. Joined by drummer Cal Rebhuhn and bassist Pat Blair, Fred Love and the Bakersfield Brawl offers an electrified shot of cowpunk, honky tonk and Americana.
Fri., July 21 | Alleygrass
Ames-based up-and-coming bluegrass jam band, Alleygrass features Colby Burhenn, lead vocals, lyrics, and guitar, Nate Zantow, banjo and vocals, John Zantow, mandola and vocals, and “Tuba” John Carmichel, on of course, tuba.
Michaela Thompson, under the artist title, “Miann” is a songstress weaving together ethereal themes and down to earth melodies in her work. With lyrics both realistic and spiritual, she creates a dreamlike atmosphere with beautiful vocal melodies, electric guitar, and piano.
Sweet, sad, and just a little rambunctious, Ben Schrag & the Cautionaries are a four-piece acoustic band from Ames, Iowa. Ben Schrag’s songwriting has received national awards from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Ben Schrag & the Cautionaries are: Cal Rebhuhn, Jim McNamara, Sara Goplin, and Ben Schrag.
Fri., Aug 18 | V & Friends
Local multi-instrumentalist V Ellsbury will be joined by other local musicians for an improvised musical journey in which no one will know what comes next. You might have heard them in local bands Bitter Canyon and Wiitch Tiit. They are currently working on their psychedelic rock project Eleven Moons.
Fri., Aug 25 | Iowa No Mountain Boys
Don’t miss this opportunity to catch Iowa’s newest traditional bluegrass band, The Iowa No Mountain Boys. Ripping traditional bluegrass music to get you moving. Featuring Everett Hargrove on Banjo, Andrew Hoiberg on Guitar, Mark Hargrove on Fiddle, and Chris Myers on Bass.
Doomed Pioneers formed six years ago in Ames when Deanna and Jacqueline discovered that they enjoy the same mixture of jazz inspired folk music. Deanna has been singing all her life and is fascinated by minimalistic instrumentation and loves lyrics that employ a good turn of phrase. Jacqueline, originally a saxophone player, discovered the beauty of the guitar ten years ago and infuses songs of various genres with the feeling of Bossa Nova.
Fri., Sept 8 | Britches & Hose Ukulele Club
Nicknamed the “band to melt all faces” by some people on the Internet, Britches & Hose Ukulele Club is an all-ukulele-all-the-time ensemble from central Iowa. Using a combination of ukuleles, voices, and rock-star charisma, Britches & Hose delivers a new twist on popular songs. Song selection ranges from folk to pop to arena rock – you’re never quite sure what B&H will play next.