Progressive rock jam band
Prog-rock jamband moe. has been leading the charge on stages at festivals around the world for the last 30 years. The remarkable career set by 5 world-class musicians has brought about 24 albums, a stack of accolades, and memorable performances. 4 Peaks is happy to host moe. for one of their few west coast shows.
A souped-up string band
East Coast acoustic rockers Railroad Earth are returning to 4 Peaks after their impressive 2014 headlining set. They can jam with the best of them and have some bluegrass influences, but use drums and amplifiers. Ultimately, Railroad Earth’s music is driven by the remarkable songs of front-man, Todd Sheaffer, and is delivered with seamless arrangements and superb musicianship courtesy of all six band members. 4 Peaks is ecstatic to have RRE back!
The very model of a major modern bluegrass band
To call the Grammy-nominated Infamous Stringdusters a bluegrass band limits what their capabilities. Yes, they are a rippin’ bluegrass band, complete with five talented acoustic musicians, all with vocal capabilities. But, the Infamous Stringdusters have been thrilling audiences for the past seven years with their incomparable live shows and a desire to stretch the boundaries of their genre. These guys have been on the 4 Peaks wish list for a long time and we are excited to have them grace the stage at the 2017 festival.
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe is back in action with a run of shows giving fans what is highly regarded as one of the best live bands on the planet. Karl also serves as the saxophonist in The Rolling Stones and is fresh off a tour with the legendary rock band. With KDTU, he’ll be showcasing material from his forthcoming studio album, due in early 2017, as well as previous acclaimed KDTU recordings like ‘New Ammo’ and ’The Bridge.’ The current KDTU touring lineup is comprised of Richmond guitarist DJ Williams, Soulive drummer Alan Evans, The Greyboy Allstars’ bassist Chris Stillwell, Crush Effects’ keyboardist David Veith, Seattle trumpeter Chris Littlefield and ace slide and lap steel guitarist Seth Freeman. 4 Peaks is proud to have Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe at the 2017 festival.
Poor Man’s Whiskey
The official house band for 4 peaks, Norcal’s outlaw music bards bring a reputation for high-energy live shows and an incomparable fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock, and old school jam to stages and festivals worldwide. Past attendees will surely remember PMW for their late night sets, Allman Brothers Band or Pink Floyd covers, and ending sets with acoustic renditions in the audience. 4 Peaks is looking forward to some more Whiskey at the 2017 festival.
Grammy-nominated mandolin virtuoso
Bluegrass prodigy Sierra Hull has performed on stage since she was a young child, with Alison Krauss calling her to the Grand Ole Opry stage when Hull was just 11-years-old. Fast forward a decade and Hull is now a Grammy-nominated artist (for her Weighted Mind release) who has played the White House, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center, and she became the first bluegrass musician to receive a Presidential Scholarship at the Berklee College of Music. 4 Peaks can’t wait for Sierra Hull to showcase her talents at the 2017 festival.
British Blues Hall of Fame Guitarist
British blues guitarist Matt Schofield has a long list of awards, including three British Blues Awards Guitarist of the Year, an induction into the British Blues Hall of Fame, and Guitar and Bass Magazine’s Top Ten British Blues Guitarists of all time. Nine albums and over a decade of touring makes him a perfect choice for our Late Afternoon Blues set at the 2017 festival.
Coral Creek is bringing its Country jammers straight from Colorado to the 4 Peaks stage. Touring on their self-titled, debut release, produced by Tim Carbone of Railroad Earth, Coral Creek is a Colorado band on the rise, featuring a diverse catalog of original music spanning the genres of rock, country/bluegrass, cajun, folk and island music. 4 Peaks can’t wait to see what they have in store for us in 2017.
The future of Americana
David Luning dropped out of the Berklee College of Music’s film scoring program almost immediately after hearing John Prine for the first time. Since then, he has grown from a singer songwriter at open mics to touring musician gathering accolades everywhere he performs. Touring behind the release of his second album Restless, David Luning pours his heart and soul out at every performance. 4 Peaks is exited to showcase his talents at the 2017 festival.
Roots and World Music Rockadelia
The Achilles Wheel sound comes across as both Old School and New School and is riddled with great songwriting. The one thing that rises to the surface as you get to know this band is that supporting the benefit of our human condition is foremost in their work. They play hard as a way to break down walls and celebrate life. 4 Peaks looks forward to hearing this set.
Warren G Hardings
Seattle-based The Warren G. Hardings are a high-energy stringband heavily influenced by America’s roots, folk and bluegrass heritage. The band has a deep affinity for the music of legendary bluegrass pioneers and draws on this legacy as well as contemporary influences. Whether ripping through old standards or performing original songs, the band strives to provide an infectious energy that gets the crowd moving. 4 Peaks welcomes The Warren G Hardings to the 2017 festival.
Quick & Easy Boys
Portland Power Trio
The Quick & Easy Boys bring an interactive party with electrifying stage antics and profound musical moments as the trio pours out every ounce of their energy, leaving nothing behind. The band has gained the reputation for moving a crowd all-night long whether it be a big festival or a tiny watering hole. 4 Peaks is ready to rock with these guys.
Kate Gaffney Band
Kate Gaffney, singer-songwriter-guitarist, honed her skills in her native Philadelphia, jumped from coast to coast and toured everywhere in between. Kate Gaffney Band delivers a refreshing style of folk/groove/roots/rock to the stage, mostly performing Gaffney’s original songs, many of which can be heard on her critically acclaimed album, The Coachman. KGB is creating a buzz in the Bay Area and beyond.
Ron Artis II & The Truth
Honest music you can feel
Hailing from Oahu, Hawaii, Ron Artis II & The Truth brings Funk, Soul and Blues to every show. Ron has always believed in being independent to be able to create and share the most pure music possible. Fresh off the heels of an highly successful NAMM show, look for Ron Artis II to become a household name in the near future.
Scary Little Friends
Scary Little Friends has three years of performing around the Bay Area and refining their blend of lilting power vocals, surfs-up guitar, and classic rock rhythms to create the new “San Francisco Sound.” The bread and butter of this band will always be great songwriting delivered with honest, unapologetic pop sensibilities that is both disarming and refreshing. Equally at home in the rock/jam/dance/pop worlds, SLF has garnered attention for being able to transcend genres and stand on their own in almost any circumstance.
Gospel, soul, and R&B infused artist Liz Vice is from Portland, Oregon. With a love of story telling, she has found herself going from working behind the scenes in the film and video world to behind the mic. The songs from the album feature dynamic, soulful vocals, with lyrics are classically influenced enough to feel timeless and reference her deep-rooted spirituality.
Moonalice is a psychedelic, roots-rock band of seasoned musicians mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. Everyone is a part of the experience and the music inspires dancing and other acts of self expression. Every show has an original art poster created by a well-known artist memorializing that event and given to all attendees…each poster has its own Moonalice legend. All concerts are broadcasted live in HD and available in archive shortly after their set.