OCMA Free Concert – The Lil’ Smokies
With their roots submerged in the thick buttery mud of traditional bluegrass, The Lil’ Smokies have sonically blossomed into a leading player in the progressive acoustic sphere, creating a new and wholly unique, melody driven sound of their own. The sextet, from Missoula, MT, has been hard at work, writing, touring and playing countless sold-out shows for the past 6 years. The fruits of their labor recently culminating with their win this year at the 2015 Telluride Bluegrass festival band completiton. In October 2014, they were nominated by the Internal Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) for Momentum Band of the Year and in 2013 they won The North West String Summit Band Competiton. With a unique blend of traditional bluegrass, newgrass, innumerable unique originals, sheer raw energy, and exquisite musicianship, The Lil’ Smokies weave seamlessly through genres, leaving behind melodies you’ll be singing to yourself for days and a jaw you’ll have to pick up off the floor.
Andy Dunnigan / Vocals, Dobro, Jesse Brown / Vocals, Violin, Pete Barrett / Vocals, Guitar, Scott Parker / Vocals, Bass, Cam Wilson / Mandolin, Matt Cornette / Banjo
They will be performing on outdoor stage near the Mingus Park Pool. Part of the Oregon Coast Music Festival series continuing through July 30, 2016 with a wide variety of concert performances in various venues in the community. The signature of the event is 3 nights of an 80 piece orchestra performing at Marshfield High School auditorium.
See OCMA website for additional schedule details.