Pop has quite the reputation as a singer, picker, fiddler, lasso twirler, poet and downright funny guy. He appeared frequently on Public Radio's "A Prairie Home Companion" during the show's formative years, and for the last four decades he has worked his cowboy magic throughout 44 states and 10 countries. His cowboy anthems crackle with the warmth of a prairie campfire and his old time fiddle tunes set toes a-tappin' while he serves up spellbinding tall tales with a good dose of friendly humor. Adults and teens.
Shortleaf is a musical duo from Missouri with strong ties to the traditions of the Ozarks. Founded by Ozark fiddler Michael Fraser, together with Tenley Hanson, Shortleaf specializes in high-energy music with Celtic and old-time roots. Haunting ballads and rip-roaring fiddle tunes with a dose of southern rock will make for an evening of real mountain music! Michael Fraser was an apprentice of master Ozark square dance fiddler Bob Holt and Tenley Hansen is a former musical stage performer who has moved into the folk music genre and joined Shortleaf in 2005. A singer/songwriter with a folksy alto voice, Tenley plays keyboard and guitar. Adults and teens.
Tim and Myles Thompson are a Nashville-based Americana-jazz duo featuring International Fingerstyle Guitar Champion Tim Thompson and acclaimed violinist Myles Thompson. Since their start performing together in 2009, the father-son act has entertained audiences from coast to coast, with high-energy improvised originals and classics reminiscent of legendary artists such as Chet Atkins, Stéphane Grappelli, Chick Corea and Jackson Browne. Their sound is often compared to Bela Fleck and The Dixie Dregs. Adults and teens.