Welcome to the 5th Anniversary
Albany Rhythm & Roots Fest
Saturday July 2nd, 2016
Albany Rhythm & Roots Fest is an electrifying music experience that features the very best Americana music. Held annually Independence Day weekend at the historic downtown square in Albany, MO this event showcases everything that is great about Northwest Missouri. All attendees purchasing a Roots Fest ticket should expect music, people, food and fair that bring a sense of nostalgia and warmth that is the classic American small town dream. Please join us in Albany, MO for a celebration of our national heritage!
To purchase over the phone contact Melissa Mattson at 660-726-3935
Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 46 years ago. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts with over 1.5 million records sold. Grammy Award-winning Still The King: Celebrating the Music of Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys is the band’s most recent release (2015) and marks their third full-length Bob Wills tribute album. Featuring 22 acclaimed collaborations, the all-star line up includes Willie Nelson, The Avett Brothers, George Strait, etc.
Asleep at the Wheel is bringing a fresh look and sound into 2016. Now traveling as an 8-piece band, recent additions Katie Shore (fiddle, vocals), Dennis Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin) and Connor Forsyth (keyboard, vocals) have instilled a newfound energy and their own unique style within the band. Between those Texas Twin Fiddles and Boogie Piano, you can bet you’ll be dancin’ down the aisles and swingin’ all night long when the Wheel rolls into town!
Led by brothers Willy (vocals/guitar) and Cody Braun (vocals/fiddle/mandolin/harmonica), alternative country-rock outfit Reckless Kelly formed in Bend, OR, before relocating to Austin, TX, in January 1997. The Brauns had previously toured with their father in Muzzie Braun & the Boys, a Western swing band. Under the Table and Above the Sun from 2003 began the band's relationship with the high-profile Sugar Hill label and won the hearts of the music press and honky tonkin' legend Joe Ely, who sang the band's praises in interviews. Wicked Twisted Road was released in 2005, and the next year the live album Reckless Kelly Was Here, which featured songs from all of their previous studio records, as well as three covers, and truly captured the band's stage presence, came out.
Tyler Folkerts is an up and coming country artist from Northwest Missouri who has been traveling the mid-west playing shows and turning heads everywhere he goes. For Tyler, it all started with YouTube. In college he picked up guitar and started posting cover videos to see what kind of reception he would get. Five years and 1.5 million views later, Tyler owes much of his success and opportunities to this multimedia outlet. The biggest catalyst for Tyler's career thus far was being named a final cast member for Season 8 of NBC's The Voice. Tyler continues to work on his craft and prepare himself for wherever music may take him.