Saturday August 19th Lineup

  • Aces & Eights - Saturday Aug. 19th

    If you are looking for artists that will bring the nostalgia of real country music to your venue, festival, or event you won’t need to look any further than Harland Allen and Kimberly Bachman of Aces & Eights Classic Country Music;  a traditional country music duo from the Black Hills of South Dakota.  Their music clearly reflects a commitment to bring back the roots of country music. 

    Listeners find themselves on a journey back to a simpler time when country music was authentic; no fluff added.  This very tradition reveals itself in the masterful guitar licks, old time banjo, and sweet mandolin melodies in correlation with the strong leads and the beautiful harmonies of Aces & Eights.You won’t be disappointed listening to the traditional country sounds of Aces & Eights.

    Just announcedtheir new CD “the Heart of Country Music” was chosen as 2017 CD of the Year by the Rural Roots Commission.  Their 2016 CD, “No Fluff Added” was CD of the Year by two (2) organizations; South Dakota Country Music Hall of Fame and National Traditional Country Music Association. 

    Featured artists on South Dakota Public Radio in February 2017.  Bob Everhart, President of  NTCMA for 42 years writes, “America is bombasted with the phony these days, but being a gambler for every CD I listen to, hoping for the real deal, the best one so far is “Aces and Eights” who are not only totally ‘retro’ they have all the elements that make that word reliable and honest.  No wonder they took a “CD of the Year” award from the Rural Roots Music Commission in 2016″ 

  • Allen & Jill Kirkham - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Allen and Jill Kirkham, our SHMAAF Western Stage Host are 2016 AWA Western Music Duo/Group Award Finalist, 2014 and 2015 WMA Crescendo Rising Star Award Finalist, and 2015 Cowboy Idol Musician Winners! They are performing musicians in Custer's own Grand Jamboree Show.

    Husband and wife Western Music Duo from Custer, South Dakota, featuring Allen Kirkham on lead vocals, yodels, guitar and mandolin, and Jill Kirkham on bass fiddle and harmonica. Their “Ghost Towns” CD of classic and original Traditional Western songs was listed in all four Western Way Magazine, 2015 Issues, Top 30 Cowboy / Western Albums. 

    Allen is  the worship pastor at Crossroads Church, Custer SD.  Jill loves to train and ride her American Paint Horse "Cowboy".  They are members of the South Dakota US Marshals Posse. 

  • Almeda Bradshaw - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Almeda is one of Montana's talented Western singer/songwriter/poets. Her love and appreciation for the cowboy life show clearly in heartfelt orginal and traditional songs and poems of the West. Born and raised a town girl, Almeda married former Marlboro Man, Merritt Bradshaw, and now lives her Western dream in Huntley, Montana where they train AQHA performance horses and host Western Music concerts at their M2B Ranch Bed & Breakfast.

    Almeda has performed at Western gatherings throughout Montana and beyond since 1997 where her sincere style relates the romance and reality of cowboy life. A multi-instrumentalist, Almeda has played stringed instruments and piano since childhood. She co-writes with both vintage and contemporary poets.

    Her first CD release, Voices from the Range, is a collection of songs from the poetry of Canada's pioneer poet Rhoda Sivell (1873-1962). Her album of original poetry and song, A Way of the Heart: The Big Sandy Years, was a nominated finalist for the Academy of Western Artists 2012 Poetry CD of the Year. Almeda is the 2016 Cowboy Idol Winner!

  • Andrea Potts - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Andrea Potts has is a powerful performer with intense, intelligent lyrics, and dynamic stage presence.  She has enchanted audiences since 1991. Potts rarely sings covers, and has five hours of original material available ranging from folk music to hard alternative rock.

    She is an extremely skilled rhythm guitar player with in impeccable sense of timing, and the rich sound of her 12 string adds depth to her already multilayered lyrical tones and meanings. Her vocal range is impressive, and she uses it to deliver her songs with great skill and finesse. 

  • Atlanta Rhythm Section - Saturday Aug. 19th

    The Atlanta Rhythm Section... ARS... In the annals of rock and roll, where do they fit? They put out 15 albums of excellent original material, and consistently put on entertaining live shows-both of which helped establish a broad if not huge fan base. They had some big hits and have been a major player in the Southern Rock scene.

    But is that the whole story? In some circles, maybe. But for those who've really gotten to know their music over the years, there's a lot more to the story. ARS was paired with contemporaries Lynyrd Skynyrd as the successors to the Allman Brothers - carrying the mantle of "Southern Rock" in the late 70s. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, it may have made sense at the time.

    But performing songs that were more musically diverse and having hits that had a softer, pop sound, the "Southern Rock" label was a mixed blessing and many of their unique musical accomplishments became lost in a genre that has lived on to this day-but never really fit ARS. An Alternate View Here's some other ways to look at ARS.

    They weren't out to be rock and roll stars-they were accomplished studio musicians working as a group. They were said to be more influenced by music coming out of England than other music in the South. They shared musical stylings with the Eagles and Fleetwood Mac-both in the quality of songwriting and recorded performances.

    They were excellent musicians who tried to stretch themselves-think Steely Dan or Little Feat. In many ways, these associations make as much or more sense than any grouping with their Southern Rock kindred. But the music of ARS only reached a mass audience on a couple of occasions. The result: an outstanding song catalog and the talented men responsible for it have been largely overlooked. When those songs are heard, and those talents recognized, the case can be made that ARS are the epitome of all the good things that the phrase "classic rock" implies.

  • Badger Sett Band - Saturday Aug. 19th

    The Badger Sett Band formed in 2012 to present The Life and Music of Badger Clark, South Dakota's Frst Poet Laureate.  The show honors the life, poetry, and music of Badger Clark who lived in Hot Springs from around 1910-1925 and Custer State Park from 1925-1957.  Badger is buried in Hot Springs.

    Band members include:

Pegie Douglas-guitar & vocals

Marcia Kenobbie-mandolin & vocals

    Cheryl Janssens-bass

    Katie Lautenschlager-fiddle                                                                                    

Ned Westphal-guitar & narrator

  • Buffalo Grass - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Buffalo Grass is an acoustic Americana band, playing a mix of bluegrass, swing, originals and country classics.

    Band Members include:

    Kim Plender

    Pete Wouden

    Jim Bingham

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  • Harmony in the Hills - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Harmony in the Hills is a bluegrass band from the Southern Black Hills, playing traditional and western music.

    Band Members:

    Craig DeBoer-Guitar

    Laura DeBoer-Bass

    Marcia Kenobbie-Mandolin

    Roy  Kenobbie-Guitar

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  • Janice Deardorff - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Janice Deardorff is a cowgirl at heart, who fell in love with the West, through the ears of a horse, when she was five years old. She is an Native Arizonan, who grew up immersed in songs of the West. Her newest CD, “Part of the West,” contains well-loved classics, plus original songs that share the heart and stories of people Janice has met in Arizona and on her travels in the West.

    On Janice’s CD "Just a Horse", she shares her love for horses, rescue horses and the West. Janice was a Western Music Association Crescendo Award Finalist, and a Cowboy Idol Finalist.  She has been doing music most of her adult life, as an entertainer, educator and worship leader. She believes that music is a gift from God to be given the listener.

    She got her start in Western music by singing at cowboy cookouts, to barter for horseback riding. Janice enjoys sharing Western music, as she travels the west with her husband Kevin. Janice’s warm and captivating Western music will draw you into a memorable musical experience. 

  • Josh Hilpert - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Josh Hilpert is a family, friends, and music enthusiast who lives near Sturgis, South Dakota.  An alumnus of the storied East River psychedelic band Animalcule (2000-2005), he’s now in his third decade of playing and performing and enjoys sharing his “campfire style”—a stripped-down blend of old-time, folk, and classic country influences—with audiences.  Also an obsessive hiker, Josh escapes often into the Black Hills backcountry, where you might catch the occasional glimpse of him trailing two eager dogs.

    Phone: 605-261-8655 

  • Life Without Lemons - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Acoustic duo with a little extra! Wes Wooley and Derek Deyong join forces to bring you a wide variety of music from CCR to Pearl Jam and some original music too.

    Guitars, check!

    Vocals, check!

    Drums too!? Check. 

  • Linda Boyle - Saturday Aug. 19th

    At many concerts over the years, listeners have compared her voice to Joan Baez, Ronnie Gilbert of the Weavers and Argentina’s Mercedes Sosa.  

Singer, song writer and social historian Linda Boyle has been performing for decades.  She sings in many languages and genres, with a vast repertoire in Spanish, as well as well-researched songs.  

    Linda has been a educator for over thirty years, teaching grades 4-12 as well as Adult Education and English as a Second Language.  She has taught Reading, U.S. History, Chicago Studies, and specializes in the history of women, labor, immigrants, and peace and social justice movements.  

    In her twenty-five years in Special Education, she has had roles as both a teacher and school director.  Her workshops include the use of music in differentiated and literacy instruction, and as an expressive therapy in working with youth who have experienced trauma and  abuse.   

  • Lindsey Block - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Lindsey Block is a singer/songwriter from Spearfish, SD. She has grown up around her father playing guitar around the campfire, and is greatly inspired by his musical talents. She got her first guitar at five years old, and has been playing ever since. Now, at the age of 23 she is known for her folk/acoustic music (both covers and originals) around the Black Hills.

  • Mark Williams - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Singer/songwriter from Wyoming.

    Been at live performing for going on 5 decades.

    From Country, to blues, to a bit of jazz feel.

  • Mike Linderman - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Mike Linderman was born to ranching parents, and even though life led him down a different trail he kept his appreciation for the western way of life and its music.  Now from Hot Springs, SD he is a regular performer at venues, festivals, and gatherings around the Black Hills and neighboring states.

  • Nik Harr - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Nik Harr is an independent singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and performer from the beautiful black hills of South Dakota. Combining over a decade of writing and performing, while drawing influence from Bill Withers to Jack Johnson, he has created a soulful pop-infused style all his own. 

  • Paul Larson - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Paul acquired many talents before making his home in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota, just a bit outside the small community of Rochford.  He’s spent several years on the road competing in and judging rodeos. He qualified and competed in Charlotte SC at the Worlds finals Rodeo in 1997 in  the team roping event. 

    His talent serves him well in the South Dakota as many a neighbor call upon him for round ups and brandings.  He is also a talented carpenter and  takes much pride in custom building. Whether it be a patio or log cabin in the hills or remodeling an 1800 building in Deadwood all are impressed with his artisanship, honesty, and commitment. 

    His history of performing in rodeos and creating with a hammer and nail made following his passion for music a seamless fabric of a cowboy.  Known for his baritone voice and cowboy yodel, he was once introduced by an announcer as a man with the voice he’d hire to ride circles around a rangy herd of cows to keep them quiet through the evening.

    Paul is grateful to have the opportunity to write and play his music in many places, but likes most to sing with his good friends on the radio, at Gatherings, at The Moonshine Gulch Saloon in Rochford, in Hill City and the area that surrounds him.  There’s also a good chance you could catch him on the front porch of his cabin with his guitar and his dog, Rascal.

  • Rich Grewar - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Born in England, raised in Australia, and now living in a small town in South Dakota, USA.
Richard Grewar's blend of rock, pop and acoustic elements ignite the creation of a soundscape bursting with color, rhythm and mood-altering intensity.

    Live, Grewar serves up a melting pot of looped acoustic overlays; delivered in real-time. Nothing is pre-recorded.

    Since relocating to the USA in 2013, Richard had the honor of being the first ever performer at the Life Is Beautiful Festival featuring headliners The Killers, Kings Of Leon and Imagine Dragons, as well as showcasing alongside White Sea (Morgan Kibby of M83) at the South By Southwest spin-off, SXSWV2V in July 2014.

    Life has a way of pulling you back towards your passion, and after nearly three years away from music, and almost six years since the release of his debut album, Richard's new album was released in March. 

  • Ruby Creek - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Ruby Creek Band is dedicated to playing mountain music and bluegrass in the old style reminiscent of informal social gatherings and community dances.  Our members are Kate Giraud on fiddle, Jimmy Ray Fechner on dobro, banjo, and mandolin, Mary Fechner on rhythm guitar, and Branden Hendrickson on upright bass.  Look for us on Facebook. 

    See our web page at to keep up with our gig schedule. 

  • Scott Bellew - Saturday Aug. 19th

    Scott Bellew has honed his skills in clubs and at music festivals from the upper Midwest to LA and back. With degrees in Music from BHSC and the Guitar Institute in Hollywood, Scott's songwriting, vocals and guitar skills reflect his love of music and passion for performance.