Ouibache and The Tippecanoe County Amphitheater Present
Fri, Sep 27
Sat, Sep 28
Ouibache Music Festival
4449 N River Rd
West Lafayette, IN, 47906
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Ouibache Music Festival
Ouibache Music Festival is a roots music festival that takes place the last full weekend in September at the beautiful Tippecanoe County Amphitheater in West Lafayette, Indiana. Musicians from all over the world will gather to play tunes, share stories, and commune with one another. The laid back attitude of the festival allows musicians of all types and skill levels to take time away from the daily routine of life and just enjoy the sweetness of playing a guitar or singing a song.
Stage shows will feature local, regional, national and international acts. Music, demonstrations, dancing and all sorts of fun will be going on throughout the festival. Jam sessions and workshops will be set up on the grounds so make sure to bring your instruments! The opportunity is yours for the taking. Come and embrace your musical roots in a beautiful outdoor setting. There is something for everyone. It's about the music. It’s about passing on the traditions. It's passion with a purpose.
Sam Reider and The Human Hands
Sam Reider is an American accordionist, pianist, composer, and singer-songwriter. He’s been featured at Lincoln Center and on NPR and collaborated with pop stars, jazz and folk musicians around the world. Reider is the leader of a “staggeringly virtuosic band” (RnR Magazine) of bluegrass and jazz musicians based in Brooklyn called The Human Hands.
The Jeremy Kittel Trio
“One of the most exceptional violinists and fiddlers of his generation…” - WGBH
“[Kittel & Co.]... takes the string band tradition to marvelously rarefied levels of collective virtuosity…. thrillingly spontaneous.” - Times UK
"At the Vanguard of a whole new movement in fiddle music." - Martin Hayes
“The music Kittel is making now has all the precision and virtuosity of the best classical players, but the wonderfully devilish, explosive drive of the best stringbands." - HearthMusic
“Equally skilled in the worlds of jazz, classical, and Celtic fiddling… an exhilarating stage presence" - Strings Magazine
"Every project I have had the honor to work on with Jeremy, he has lifted the songs so far beyond what they were when they came to him…” - Tucker Martine, Flora Recording & Playback
“One of the great violinists and creative musicians of his generation." - Teddy Abrams, Louisville Orchestra
Hi. We're a band of three friends who write and play music together. We started in December of 2009, and we've released some music since then. We've also played some shows since then, and we still do to this day. Traveling to perform is one of our favorite things to do, because it gives us an opportunity to meet and build relationships with you.
The music we make is always changing as we grow. As we grow, the reflection of that growth shows in our writing. We can't control how you receive it when you listen, but when you do, just know that we hope it inspires faith and purpose within you.
2016 International Blues Challenge Finalist Winner - "Best Guitarist (Solo/Duo)" Award
"A master of the mountain dulcimer" - Connections Magazine
"He plays the dulcimer like Jimi Hendrix. He has this ability to communicate a sensual energy when he's onstage" - Tom Shed, Florida Folk Festival organizer
"...a high-energy solo performer and frontman..." - Music Connection
"Musical Tabasco!" - The Orlando Weekly
The Half Step Sisters
Indianapolis natives, The Half Step Sisters consists of Katie Burk and Julia Conway. Highlighting harmonies and a variety of vocal styles, Katie plays fiddle and Julia plays double bass. They first joined musical forces in 2008 to develop their own take on the folk and acoustic roots music they both love. The Half Step Sisters were chosen to perform on NPR's A Prairie Home Companion Duet Competition in 2012. Out of 1,000 applicants nationwide, Katie and Julia placed third. The Half Step Sisters are happy to be accompanied by D. Mark Conway on guitar and Dan Thompson on drums.