River Hills Elderberry Festival

Going bring the Country to The City. This years festival will be held in Forest Rose Park and MOJO's this year because of the farm being unavailable for the dates requested. Over 20 bands with local artisans from across the State, Food from around the world and a kids area with Bounce House held over 3 days. This will be a Family Friendly event Saturday and Sunday

The Flood Brothers

The Flood Brothers are a two man THUMP MACHINE whos infectious melodies and animal rhythms will have your bones shakin' outta your boots! Heavily influenced by the early Rock 'N Roll sounds of Memphis and Deep Blues of North Mississippi, Gabe Meyer and Jacob Best add their own bend to the boogie that could only come from the muddy banks of the mighty Mississippi River. Hannibal, MO is where these boys and their music call home.

Forming in a basement in early 2000, The Flood Bros. cut their teeth a few years later as the unofficial house band at The Packer's Roost; a rowdy dive bar in rural off-the-grid Montana near Hungry Horse.

"Our first gig was actually in Wapiti, Wyoming in 2002. We used a mop, bucket, and duct tape for a mic stand, played for five hours and hadn't practiced in three months," says Meyer. "We nailed it."

Best adds, "Our first gig at Packer's was on Christmas Day. We showed up at about 6:00 that evening after working all day on the mountain, walked in with our gear, Gabe's wearing shorts, and these people are smashed wasted throwing every insult short of a beer bottle. All we could do was yell and holler back, set up and play. We felt instantly at home. Everyone in Whitefish warned us not to go out there. Too rough. We played through lots of fights, knives, and EMT’s…..we were paid in duck, goose, and mashed potatoes."

After returning home, the guys started a band with Kent Burnside, the oldest grandson of the legendary R.L. BURNSIDE, as Kent Burnside and the New Generation. Son of R.L., Dan Burnside joined on bass, Best was on drums and Meyer on lap steel guitar. With R.L. Burnside being a musical hero, Gabe and Jake already knew most of the music by heart and within three weeks were on a major West Coast tour. During the years of 2006-2010, the band played regularly at many notable venues nationwide such as Legends, Chicago, Ill; Ground Zero, Clarksdale, MS; The Knitting Factory, Hollywood, CA; Gip's Place in Bessemer, AL (Alabama's last remaining Juke Joint, on the blues circuit for over 50 years - a must visit venue), and the House of Blues in Chicago. Gabe and Jake also had the chance to share the stage and play alongside many standout musicians with the Burnsides: Buddy Guy, Bobby Rush, Kenny Brown, Duwayne Burnside, Cedric Burnside, Garry Burnside, the sons of Junior Kimbrough, and the daughter of Johnny Shines to name(drop) a few. "My guitar's more famous than I'll ever be," says Meyer. "Elmo Williams played it up in Minneapolis." "Kenny Brown played it later that night at a bar down the road and then we all got kicked out." "It's been stolen, pawned, and bled on." "She always comes home and never talks back."

Meyer and Best rotated a bit, playing around down South with whichever of the Burnsides needed a solid drummer and rhythm and slide guitar player. "None of those guys really played slide. The generation after R.L. seemed to have lost interest in it, and finding a drummer who could play those Hill Country beats wasn't easy either. Jake and I were in high demand there for awhile." While crediting the Burnsides for musical inspiration and some long years of paying hard dues on the road, the boys had to follow their number one priority of playing original music as a two man band.

Promoting their long-awaited debut album, "Flood Type," the Flood Brothers are back on track playing solely as a duo and are known for their energetic live performances that can promote hours and hours of groove.

"Shake it if you got it..."

The Kay Brothers

~ Bonafide Hootin' n' Hollerin' Hillbillyin' Ozark Stompgrass and What Not ~

The spirit of Missouri 'Stompgrass' lives on in this brand spankin' new quartet, The Kay Brothers. Though the group was born last spring, the members are certainly no strangers to the Midwest music scene. Hailing from such bands as The Hipnecks, The Hatrick, Mary & the Giant, and even a metal band - Ghost in the Machine - the players have been burning barns down since they were knee-high's and can chug moonshine without shedding a single tear. Armed with Upright Bass, Fiddle, Guitar, Harmonicas, bass drum, washboard, and sibling harmonies, they make a lot of noise... if you ride on the jangle-stomp time machine, be careful not to crack a heel.

Sunshine Mamas

We are a couple of ladies from the midwest that love the old timey folk/bluegrass music that we have grown up with and are attempting our version this sound. From the twangy vocals, to the strumming guitar, to the sweet picking of the mandolin we've created our own sound that we like to call folkgrass. so here's our take on it and we hope you enjoy it!

The Stone Sugar Shakedown

The Stone Sugar Shakedown, a 5-piece Funk, Rock, Jam band from Saint Louis, Missouri, was united by a love of musical exploration, improvisation, & getting soulfully nasty.

The group’s sound involves consistent interplay between instruments and the musical chemistry of its members. There is a constant balance of form and flow, structure and spontaneity, stone and sugar.

Since Fall 2009, The Shakedown has played a great deal of shows and festivals around the Midwest including Camp Zoe’s Schwagstock, 2010 7 2011 Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, Illinois, and has shared the ticket with bands like: Dumpstaphunk, Victor Wooten, Cornmeal, Whitewater Ramble, moe., Umphrey’s McGee, Steel Pulse, Bassnectar, Pretty Lights, Yonder Mountain String Band, Papadosio, The Avett Brothers, The Schwag, Melvin Seals & JGB, and Zappa Plays Zappa.

Everyone could enjoy The Shakedown’s music. It welcomes people of all ages, genders, types, and backgrounds. Thus, the audience is ever expanding. At the shows, the group wants its fans to let their minds wander, and feel free to become just as much a part of the collective vibe as the musicians onstage.

This wave’s getting bigger and bigger, and there’s no slowing the momentum.

hannah, delia and amanda grew up in st. louis in a house that had the stereo on always, tuned to community radio and bob dylan records. hannah has played classical guitar for over 10 years, and delia has been writing poetry since she got her hands on a diary. They wrote their first dubb nubb song at the age of 15 and have since put out two EPs, a 7" record and a full length album. today the three raineys live in columbia and when they aren't studying or teaching hebrew school, they play shows in bedrooms, backyards, bars, ice cream shops, trailsides, and festival stages all over missouri and beyond.

Dave & Dyno and the Roadkill Orchestra

Dave and Dyno are Dave Dearnley and Don "Dyno" Penny.

Dave is a 2007 Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, Kansas, New Song Showcase winner and 2008 alternate. Dyno is a 2009 Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, Kansas, New Song Showcase alternate, accomplished advertising jingle and movie soundtrack writer.

Dave and Dyno met as competitors at a catfish tournament song writing contest in 2005 along the Missouri River, near the old port of Nashville. Yep, big time Nashville musicians. They have been creating a sensation, or commotion, or something in Mid Missouri ever since.

Their first CD, “Untreated and Released” can be found in places as far flung as the Navajo Nation in New Mexico, rural northern Maine and isolated mountains of Costa Rica. Dave and Dyno are currently working in the studio and will soon unleash new tunes upon the unsuspecting public.

Uptown Downers

We are a group of musicians from Columbia Missouri who have played in various established projects. We love making music and try to make it as unique and enjoyable as possible.

Bartholomew Bean

Bruce Poe Band

Dave Dearnley & John Galbraith

David Dearnley is an award winning Missouri singer/songwriter. Survivor of a good upbringing, successful career and multi-decade, State sanctioned domestic union, Dave is now a happily unemployed media dropout, vagabond and purveyor of Amerifolkicana.

John Galbraith

"Stalwart singer-songwriter Galbraith has brought his musical gifts to local audiences through a number of collaborations and contexts." Columbia Daily Tribune

Former guitarist, songwriter, singer and founding member of The Goldbugs, Mondo, The Harrows and Polly Finn. Has also played with Steven Carrel and The Sad Bastards and The Wild Cat Daddies among others. Currently playing with John Galbraith and The Broken Promises.

The Havana Honeys

The Havana Honeys are a modern folk band based out of the Mexico/Columbia area of Missouri. Formed in the early months of 2012, The band started out as a simple side project with only three members. David Myers, Josh Deal & Chris Fritschle recorded a few cover songs in an apartment bedroom, and began writing a few songs here and there. As things picked up, Bradley Hutchinson was soon added to the group as their bass player. The Havana Honeys focus on writing good music with catchy melodies, and folky influences.

Molly Dog

Previously known as Neon Knight; Molly Dog is a band based out of Central Missouri that plays a unique and original set.

Alan Loshbaugh/Peter Nash - Bass
Brian Nash - Lead Guitar
Jake Hanselman - Drums
Jessy Johnsen - Guitar/Vocals

David Raye

Blues soloist (1890-1940) divorced poor white boy, got every reason to sing the blues, just who I am. To check my CD go to bluescentric.com /David Raye/Primal Blues or for longer sound bytes go to http.www.myspace.com/davidraye/freestreaming

Molly Trull

I’m a singer/songwriter from Columbia, Missouri. I started writing songs and performing at age 16 as a solo act around my high school. Since then I’ve had the privilege of playing with my own bands and also continuing my solo acoustic act in various venues around Missouri. In the past few years, I've opened for artists such as Pieta Brown, Shannon McNally, Macon Greyson, Jim Lauderdale, Backyard Tire Fire, Bobby Long, and other nationally touring acts when they came through town.

I have also been fortunate to gain some early recognition. In 2009 I was a winner in the Youth Division of the Mountain Stage Newsong Contest. That same summer, one of my favorite experiences was performing at the legendary outdoor venue of Luckenbach, Texas.

At age 19 I was lucky to connect with gifted Nashville and Texan musician Walt Wilkins. I began the process of recording an album of 13 original songs at Jumping Dog Studios (in Austin, TX) with Walt and LA musician turned studio owner extraordinaire Ron Flynt producing. After a hiatus due to being bedridden from Lyme Disease, I managed to get down to Austin and finish my album that we started 4 years before. It is called “Nothing Is Enough,” and in its final stages. I can’t wait to finally release it to you all.

Stay tuned on where you can hear it…

The Woodsmiths

Carving sounds for your eardrums with a rotating circle of friends and several bottles of alchohol. With songs about sleeping in squat houses and drinking whiskey on the river side, get ready to clean some grit out of your teeth.

$10.00 - $20.00

Tickets

Friday
5:00 p David Ray
6:00 p The Blue Cats
645 p Anna Soulstice & The Eclipse
730 p Jesse Johnson
815 p The Woodsmiths
900 p Bruce Poe Band
1015p The Kay Brothers
1130p The Flood Brothers

Saturday
1200 John Galbraith
1245 p Bartholomew Bean
0130 p Sunshine Mamas
215 p Announcements
230 p The Moonliters
315 p Lee Ruth
400 p Murphey’s Midnite Rounders
500 p Announcements
515 p Bob Runyon
600p Dubb Nubb
700 p DD and The ERK
815 p Havana Honeys
915 p Uptown Downers
1015 p Mike “Supe” Granda
1130 p The Stone Sugar Shakedown

Sunday
1200p The Great Horned Owls
100 p Morli Wilcox
145 P Announcements
200 p Dave Dearnley
300 p Molly Trull
400 p The 420 Symphonic Harmonic Band. W/ Special Guest

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River Hills Elderberry Festival with The Flood Brothers, The Kay Brothers, Sunshine Mamas, The Stone Sugar Shakedown, Dubb Nubb, Dave & D...

Friday, June 7 · 5:00 PM at Mojo's