As the start of the new season approaches we’ve wrapped our minds around hosting the Mountain Music festival in WV on June 6th & 7th. The days of whitewater adventure, music outside, sunshine, and dancing barefoot aren’t that far away. Get ready for ACE Adventure Resort’s first Mountain Music Festival! An eclectic mix of bands from various musical genres and festival circuit favorites round out a line-up that is sure to please. Jam bands, funk bands, alternative Bluegrass, Americana and well, there are some that don’t fit any genre. We’ll just say they freaking rock.
Our music festival venue is located smack dab on top of a mountain and in the heart of the New River Gorge in West Virginia. You’ll be dancing under the stars at one of the most unique festival grounds ever created. The Mountain Music Festival announced their 2014 lineup, and we couldn’t be more excited by the festival buzz. And so the countdown begins…
Keller Williams defines the term independent artist. His 16 recordings tell only half the story; his reputation is built on his engaging live performances, no two of which are alike. Williams’ solo live shows—and his ability to improvise to his determinedly quirky tunes despite the absence of an actual band—quickly became the stuff of legend, and his audience grew exponentially when word spread about this exciting, unpredictable performer. Keller always reveals himself as an artist of great stylistic breadth and infinite imagination. A singer, songwriter and musician, always on a quest for the new, Keller Williams has never followed the prescribed path laid out by the conventional music business but rather one of his own making. It’s a path that has served him well.
The Wood Brothers
Chris Wood had a scrap of a song, scribbled in a notebook. He played it for his older brother, Oliver, who’d had a verse lying around he didn’t know what to do with. The two pieces, composed months apart, one in urban Atlanta and the other deep in the Catskills, dovetailed musically and lyrically: the verse about a man regretting chasing unattainable women, the high-lonesome, harmony-driven refrain of “When I die, I wanna be sent back to try, try again.”
“The experience marked a deeper level of collaboration for The Wood Brothers, a newfound fraternal synchronicity that’s captured on their latest album, ‘The Muse.’ The cohesion comes from the brothers having spent the last two years on the road with new full-time member Jano Rix, a drummer and ace-in-the-hole multi-instrumentalist, whereas they relied on session musician-friends to fill out previous albums. Jano’s additional harmonies give credence to the old trope that while two family members often harmonize preternaturally; it takes a third, non-related singer for the sound to really shine.
Larry Keel and The Natural Bridge
Larry Keel is one of the most powerful, innovative and all-out exhilarating acoustic flatpicking guitarists performing today. Keel has absorbed the best lessons from his Bluegrass family upbringing, both sides deeply steeped in the rich mountain music culture and heritage of Southwest Virginia. He has always integrated his solid musical grounding and natural-born talent with an incomparable approach to flatpicking the guitar and composing original music. He’s also got a knack for choosing interesting and appealing material from all realms of music with guts, whether it’s a tune written by a fellow song-writer/musician friend, or a tasty cover from any number of genres all over the map. The combination is pretty irresistible, and has earned Keel the highest respect and billing among the top acoustic musicians alive.
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Funk, Rock, and Electric ENERGY: These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, MD, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy. Their evolving arrangements of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams, and contagious smiles have ‘The Flock’– their self-identifying fan base that stretches from coast-to-coast– coming back for more. One of the fastest growing emerging artists in the jam and festival scene these days, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong is here to bring the party with their danceable electro-funk grooves and infectious ability to bring positive energy to any environment.
There is nothing more mind-bending than the diverse sounds and omni-present textures of Spiritual Rez…their music changes your mind and your soul. The Spiritual Rez reggae dance experience is an unabashed display of musical virtuosity. When paired with a deep, sub-sonic groove and powerful heart felt vocalization; crowds are left dancing and screaming for more. Over the past 8 years, these six men have relentlessly toured the country to share their music and appreciation of the arts. Rooted in Rock, Reggae, and Funk; their diversity exemplifies their love and desire to put on a live experience that will not only cut to your core, but also ignite the inner flame that exists in us all.
Breakout rockers The BIG Something have just released their highly-anticipated new self-titled studio album. Within weeks it captured three Album of the Year awards! With several years of relentless touring experience now under their belt, the band has crafted a powerful sound that is refreshingly original and yet classic in its approach. In a digital age of popular music dominated by programmed computers, BIG Something is a breath of fresh air: a straight up rock band that calls upon a diverse range of sounds created and performed live by 6 musicians on real instruments.
Yo Mamas Big Fat Booty Band
Funk has a new spokes band, and that band is Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band. Known for their raucous live shows and outrageous stage wear, the Booty Band’s sound is a mix of deep funk, high-energy rock, plus a little old school rap and soul thrown in for good measure.
Brain Child Bio
Brainchild is a band that combines the feeling of jazz, funk, and soul with the intensity of shredding guitar solos. Their growing list of original songs combined with a diverse selection of covers is a perfect blend of many styles of music… They will get you up and moving as they draw you in to melt your face.
What makes us unique? The festival grounds happen to be located within our 1,500-acre outdoor adventure resort. No kidding. Nowhere else can you whitewater raft a class V section of river and dance the night away without even having to start your car. Nowhere but here, that’s where. In fact, it’s so awesome; we’re not even calling it a music festival. It’s a Music Festi-Vacation. And we want YOU there. A music venue like no other. Come. Play. Dance.
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