The Country and Americana Stage at Boise Music Festival 2016
Fans of country music will love the Country and Americana stage at this year's Boise Music Festival! There will be a wide variety of musicians taking the stage that you won't wanna miss!
The fist band to perform at the stage, at 11 AM, is The 504 Plan, who play cover songs and original works. The band formed a decade ago, playing an eclectic mixture of blues, classic rock and country. They're also regulars at The Gathering Place in Eagle, where they often perform.
Playing at 12:15 PM, Zack Quintana is only fifteen years old and has been fronting his own band since the age of eight! Quintana himself plays lead guitar and sings, while a drummer, a bass player, a keyboard player and a saxophone player join him on stage. Quintana has played all over the country and has opened for several national acts and he most recently performed at this year's Treefort Music Festival.
A fully acoustic band, The Oliphants are playing at 1 PM and play a smooth take on americana and are influenced by classical jazz. The band is led by Lee Penn Sky, a veteran of festival stages, who's played music for several years.
Emily Tipton may be new to Boise, but she's ready to take the Boise Music Festival stage at 2 PM! Tipton has been all over the country, having been raised in a small town in Oregon, moving to Oregon, then to Dallas, Texas, to settling in Boise. Playing vintage-indie-soul, Tipton is a self-taught guitarist and has been a singer-songwriter since 2012.
Performing at 3 PM, The Bret Welty Band have been touring the Northwest for years and have played over one hundred shows this year alone. The group plays both covers and original songs and the band has played music professionally for over twenty-five years in a variety of different genres. The group's frontman Bret Welty has experience playing jazz in college and performing in rock bands during high school.
The Naomi Psalm Band is playing at 4 PM and plays indie pop music that can be compared to the likes of Sheryl Crow, Sarah McLachlan and Alanis Morissette, singing lyrics that are both refreshingly honest and relatable.
Based in Boise, Idaho, the band Drifter Still will be taking the stage at 5 PM, bringing a classic indie rock sound to the Boise Music Festival. Incorporating guitar-driven pop grooves, the group's sound is hard to pin down and eclectic, yet it's easily relatable.
Lindsey Hunt will be performing at the Country and Americana stage at 6 PM and she's a violist and vocalist from Boise, Idaho. For the past five years, Hunt has toured across the state of Idaho and she's influenced by artists such as jazz, americana and rock.
Founded in 2009, New Transit will be taking the Country and Americana stage at 7 PM. The group performed at the Treefort Music Festival in 2014 and they're currently in the recording studio working on their third studio release in six years.
With their unique take on country-pop, The Aaron Ball Band are the final band to take the Country and Americana stage at 8 PM. Aaron Ball has been writing songs since 2000 and has toured in such places as New Zealand and Australia.