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Main Stage

  • Stillhouse Junkies


  • Dave Eggar


  • Rhonda Vincent


Stillhouse Junkies

Stillhouse Junkies is a one-of-a-kind creative project born out of the collective passions of three individuals with very different musical backgrounds. With chops and stylistic leanings ranging from classical to West African, blues, bluegrass, and swing, Fred Kosak, Alissa Wolf, and Cody Tinnin came together around a shared goal of bringing sounds and grooves to their fans that fall outside of easy genre distinctions. With all three band members trading lead vocal, songwriting, and arranging duties, Stillhouse Junkies paint with a rich tonal palette that pays homage to their musical heroes while forging a unique artistic path.

Dave Eggar

Dave Eggar is regarded as one of the finest cellists on the planet. That cello solo you hear in the intro to Coldplay’s first #1 single “Viva La Vida” is Dave’s performance.

On the Billboard Top 200 #1 album, the debut solo album by Zayn Malik, Mind of Mine, Dave plays and arranged the music.

Rhonda Vincent

Rhonda Vincent is a firecracker of talent that powers one of the hottest bands in any genre of music today. From humble beginnings in the tiny town of Greentop, Missouri, Rhonda’s musical heritage traces back 5 generations of the Vincent family. Rhonda’s life of music evolved into a successful career in bluegrass music; after being discovered by Grand Ole Opry Star “Jim Ed Brown,” and later spending what she calls her musical college years recording for Giant Records; and learning about the music business from Nashville’s best like James Stroud, Jack McFadden, and Stan Barnett.

Acoustic Arbor
Stage Schedule

  • Wise JAM program


  • Town Branch Bluegrass


  • Roxanne McDaniel and Rheva Myhre


  • Momma Molasses


  • My New Favorites


Momma Molasses

Based in Bristol, V.A. , Momma Molasses has toured throughout the Southeast, as a breakout D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) musician. Her music interlaces influences from Classic Country, Appalachian Folk, Western-Swing, Swamp-pop, Bluegrass, and Old-Time music into a uniquely timeless sound. Her rolling contralto voice scales over homespun finger-picked guitar, in haunting lamentations. Warm, rich, and passionate her songs embrace, and captivate listeners, soothing well warn hearts with vulnerable lyricism.

Town Branch Bluegrass

Throughout the past 15 years, Town Branch Bluegrass has had the opportunity to play such great venues as the Carter Family Fold, Wilderness Road Heritage Festival, MECC Home Craft Days, Gathering in the Gap, as well as other local events, including churches and private gatherings.  The band often welcomes other local musicians to join in the fun at numerous performances.

Members of the band include Brandon Elkins, Jack Bonham, Peggy Ely, Shirley Smith and Rod Griffith.

Roxanne McDaniel

Roxanne McDaniel and Rheva Myhre are an Americana duo from Johnson City, Tennessee. Both graduates of the ETSU Bluegrass and Old Time music program, they play a high-energy style of country music that draws on a wide variety of influences from bluegrass and folk, to blues and punk.

My New Favorites

My New Favorites feature a mix of honky-tonk and Appalachian music that is authentic enough for purists and progressive enough for folks who are ready to hear the Allman Bros. played on the old time claw hammer banjo. Led by award-winning songwriter Jeffrey Benedict, MNF is danceable, fun-loving and funny. They feature top-notch fiddling from virtuoso Westley Harris, and sweet vocal harmonies from bass-player supreme Amy Benedict. Jason Carpenter, a one-man-band percussionist, rounds out the sound. The band has been featured at many festivals, concert halls and music venues in Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia and is looking forward to playing a full schedule of shows in 2022 and beyond.