The Mike Crandall Band
Saturday 4:30 – 9:00 pm — Pavilion Stage
The Mike Crandall Band is one of the premier blues bands in New England. The band has accumulated many awards in the last decade as the three time winner of the Connecticut Blues Society Blues Challenge in 2000, 2005, and 2008 as well as winner of the Boston Blues Society Blues Challenge in 2009. As the winner of the Connecticut and Boston Challenges, the band was sent to Memphis, TN four times to participate in the International Blues Challenge. In 2000 and 2008, The Mike Crandall Band qualified as finalists in Memphis after being evaluated against more than 200 bands from all over the world.
Dizzy River Band
Sunday 1:30 – 5:30 pm — Pavilion Stage
The Dizzy River Band, playing a broad mix of originals and covers, is eclectic and real. With guitar, bass, drums and achingly beautiful harmonies, Dizzy River draws liberally on music spanning decades, from across the musical spectrum, and turns it into something uniquely its own: something pure, sweet, aggressive, joyful, inspiring and unforgettable. Local to the lower CT river valley, Dizzy River members, Erin Smith (vocals/guitar/mandolin), Frank Natter (vocals/guitar/mandolin), Keith Newman (vocals/bass), and Mathew Seymour (vocals/drums/percussion) come together to make a rare, unforgettable sound.