Taking inspiration from his Chicano heritage, a musical legacy ranging from Hank Williams to the Beatles and his Texas-sized determination, singer-songwriter Danny Santos creates a unique mix of country and folk tinged with bluegrass and the blues. His songs illuminate the joys of true love, the woe of love lost and the weary longing of a heart still searching. Danny's grit and drive are evident onstage in his strong expressive voice and compelling presence. Born in South Texas, Danny began playing the guitar at age 13 and started singing and writing songs soon after. Heavily influenced by the likes of Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark other Texas singer-songwriters. When he's not appearing solo, he also fronts the acoustic band Los Bluegrass Vatos. Adults and teens.
The Center State is a folk band based in St. Joseph whose name derives from an 1800s term for Missouri. Jeremy Sharp, Brad Davidson and McKenzie Davidson join their vocals with the rhythmic strings of guitar, upright bass and violin for a delightful evening of song. Adults and teens.
Cindy Woolf and Mark Bilyeu have been playing together for more than a decade and recently began performing as the folk rock duo The Creek Rocks. Their collaboration began when Bilyeu (formerly of Big Smith) produced and played on Woolf’s debut CD, “Simple and Few.” He was also at the helm for Woolf’s third and most recent album, “May.” "Wolf Hunter" marks their first recorded output as a musical duo. The Columbia Daily Tribune says "… wedding their life and craft, the pair has become a true power couple…whose greatness is best expressed through a humble folk-rock sound and heart-piercing lyrics.” Adults and teens.