After a patient and long 2-year search Cornmeal is thrilled to officially welcome fiddler Phillip Roach into the family. Phil has been a long time friend of the band and as his tenure with The Giving Tree Band came to a close in early 2014, it only made sense to bring him aboard for some sit ins and collaborations with Cornmeal over this past year. He is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist with a diverse musical palate bringing passion and unrivaled energy to the stage.
Santa came early this year. I must have been a good girl because Sept 6-9 2013, everything I asked for was left under the trees atShoe Fest. I had a taste of Nederland CO here at Camp Shaw in Manteno IL. I saw some of the best dub stop music all weekend long. I had a song dedicated to me. If I was still a little girl and had asked for a pony, I got something better. I got fiddle.
Jeff Austin will join The Travelin' McCourys for The Bluegrass Ball at Shoe Fest this year. Shoe Fest is a three day outdoor music and camping event, featuring live music performances, which will take place September 6-8, 2013 at Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see in Manteno, IL.
Chicago, IL (January 18th, 2013) Shoe Fest will return to Camp Shaw-waw-nas-see in Manteno, IL for September 6-8, 2013. Shoe Fest is a three day outdoor music and camping event featuring live music performances which is entering its third year.
Cornmeal and The Giving Tree Band have a lot in common. They're both from Chicago, both play bluegrass/folk music, and both even have a set of brothers in the band. When I asked Wavy Dave Burlingame of Cornmeal what he thought of the greenest band in the land o