Connective Festival adds Americana Stage lineup
● By J. Chambless
The Connective Festival in Oxford has added the lineup
for the Americana Stage. The day-long concert and festival on Aug. 3 will feature music
on several stages. Tickets are $10 (children under 5 free). Visit
The Americana acts will be:
The five-piece ensemble comes from Harrisburg, and performs original bluegrass while staying deeply rooted in tradition. From driving instrumentals to thoughtful ballads, distinctive covers to three-part harmony, this five-piece band has a sound all its own.
David Wax Museum
David Wax Museum's fourth and boldest studio album to date, Guesthouse (to be released Oct. 16), is the sound of a band reconciling the accountability of marriage and parenthood with the uncertainty and challenges of life on the road; and of coming to terms with the limitations of the "folk" tag that launched their career and pushing past it into uncharted musical territory.
Rylan Brooks is the mainstay at the Skinny Dennis honkytonk in Brooklyn, with a dose of good-natured humor. Originally from Havertown, the band splits their time between New York City and Nashville, Tenn. They are working on a new album in Nashville that’s produced by Dean Miller, son of entertainer Roger Miller.
Gooch and the Motion
Gooch and The Motion deliver a unique blend of country, blues, and rock that’s straight out of South Jersey. They’re recording their sophomore album, Outside the Window, to be released later this year. Formed in 2016, the band began as a rotation of many talented musicians from the Philadelphia and New Jersey areas. The core of the band has become a six-piece group that has performed with The Allman Brothers, Luther Dickinson, Lynryd Skynyrd, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Walter Trout, and the Zach Brown Band.
Singer-songwriter Morgan Pinkstone has been writing and performing original music across the Philadelphia area since 2009. As the primary songwriter and front-woman for the band Swedeland, she is influenced heavily by 1960s soul, classic rock, Americana and jazz. She released her debut solo album, Swimmer, in late 2016. The 11-song collection ranges from quiet waltzes to fully orchestrated neo-soul throwbacks.