Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders – Main Stage 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Born into this world from gas station cassette tape collecting semi-truck drivers, Alex “Crankshaft” Larson was introduced to a wide variety of music as a pup. In 1996 he traded a combination oil/wood stove to his uncle for his first electric guitar and amp. Since then he’s been involved in many projects, including a band he started with his brother in 2001 called The Mojo Spleens. In April 2008, while self-employed as a contractor, he started practicing as a one-man band and was playing shows two months later. Larson self-produced and released two EPs and one album during the next three years. In 2010 Crankshaft decided to hang up his hammer so he could focus on writing and performing music. Since then he’s been earning a living playing, as both a traditional one-man band and as the leader of his trio, Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders.
Beggars Dance – Main Stage – 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Beggars Dance plays Rock n Blues, Sparky Anderson is by far one of the best harp players in the universe, that comes from word on the street. He supplies the energy to the group and has been working with Leon for over 25 years. Jake Larson plays the Bass sings and can play anything, He has the best musical ears in the group,he keeps it honest. Steve Shifsky plays drums and will shred your face off and politely put back together for you when the show is done. These are the finest musical talents that use oxygen to breath. Leon just shows up.
The Whiskies play everything from rock and blues to pop and current country. Along with this pure sound, they bring two, three and four part harmonies and unbelievable acoustic leads you will not hear in any other acoustic driven show. The show is geared to keep people energized, play what they want to hear and keep them on their feet.