Music Country Stage
12pm: Bluegrass Collusion: Bluegrass
Fun-loving, high energy bluegrass music from Bluegrass Collusion, a band led by Virginia native, Tara Linhardt. Originals and classics, instrumentals and songs, all danceable and highly entertaining! Tara Linhardt, Mary Simpson, and Christian Apuzzo team up to create a smoking hot musical adventure.
1pm: Jim Knable: Folk Inspired Songwriting
Jim Knable has been writing and performing songs since his college days, playing all over the United States and Europe at various clubs, coffee houses, house parties, and select fire escapes. In 2000, he recorded his first solo CD, Miles. In 2002, he formed The Randy Bandits and gallivanted across two decades with them, becoming a New York City live staple with an international following and recording critically-lauded albums Blue Reunion (2020), Golden Arrow (2009), Green Man (2007), and Redbeard (2006). He was the "Jewbadour" for the popular Unorthodox Podcast from 2015-18, writing hit thematic songs like "Holocaust Survivor Beauty Pageant Cutie Pie" and appearing in live audience podcast recordings from Washington DC to Boston. In 2020, he created and released an album of voting rights songs leading up to the Presidential election for Luna Stage's Voting Writes project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. His recording of "John Brown's Body," made for a Gilder Lehrman Institute online course on American History through Song, has lately become YouTube-famous. Jim's playful blend of Americana and soulful folk-rock music is like Jim Croce meeting Jim Morrison in a Jim Jarmusch movie.
2pm Marcus Jade: Blues
Marcus Jade is a blues musician, songwriter, and poet. Born in Indiana, he currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Since moving to New York City, he zeroed in on his love for blues music, and began writing and performing as a solo act. A tremendous presence in the Brooklyn DIY music scene, Jade has also performed at hundreds of Artery shows across the country. His music cuts to the heart of blues, staying true to its roots while seamlessly incorporating modern elements of folk and rock and roll.
Marcus's entry into NPR's 2022 Tiny Desk Contest caught the attention of the producers, which led to an interview with Scott Simon on NPR's Weekend Edition. Listen here to the song, Legs and Bones, and hear Marcus share his insights into his life and what inspires him musically.
3pm Grace Leckey & Jessie Bittner: Folk
Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and audio engineer Grace Leckey grew up singing hymns and Americana in a Catholic folk choir. Her debut album Best Supporting Actress explores encounters with Divinity through rejecting traditional scripts and growing up to live and love with authenticity. She is joined at Porch Stomp by her dear friend and collaborator Jessie Bittner.