Saturday, September 4
10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Cheshire County Cats are a trio of entertaining musicians who came together in early 2019 with a shared love of music spanning decades. Following years of playing and recording together, Ron and Den welcomed Jack on banjo, mandolins and guitar. With an expansive library of cover and original songs, this trio is sure to get your feet tapping in no time!
1:00 p.m. to 4:00pm: Darren Bassette has been entertaining crowds since 2004 with his first album, “Ten Thousand Miles.” He continues to spend time in Nashville but loves to be back home playing at his favorite local venues and festivals.
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.: Jay Graham spent his life in central Massachusetts and has been performing in the New England area for the last 25 years. He made his start playing with bands in the early 90’s and expanded to solo acoustic performance in the early 2000’s. Private guitar instructor by day, he entertains audiences by night with an eclectic mix of covers ranging from classic artists like the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Van Morrison, to more current artists like the Foo Fighters, Ray LaMontagne and the Lumineers.
12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.: Ralph DeFlorio plays acoustic music as a solo artist that includes old time roots, bluegrass and blues.
3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Barrett Anderson Band are 20-year veterans of the Boston music scene. They just released their CD HypnoBoogie and have been touring The New England Blues scene. Influenced by Muddy Waters, Howling Wolfe and many other great Blues artists, they pack a powerful punch on stage with their raw energy and great tone!
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Matt Glover is a local musician who plays with his sons as “The Glovers” at many local restaurants.
1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Amanda Cote has been playing Americana originals and cover music locally for the past decade. She wows her audience with her looping effects on guitar and her phenomenal voice.
Sunday, September 5
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.: Jen & Josh play with the Stone Line Band, a Brew Barn favorite. Jen Spingla has been running sound on the main stage for the Appleseed Country Fair since the beginning.
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Whitney Doucet and the Moonshine Band is a new country rock band featuring lead singer, Whitney Doucet, who has performed at Gillette Stadium, Fenway Park and Xfinity Center where she sang a duet with Keith Urban. The Moonshine Band is comprised of seven members, including Whitney Doucet on lead vocals, Lizzy Marquis on keys and vocals, Gabby Picarello on vocals, Jim Patrick on bass guitar and vocals, Tom Greim on drums, Paulie Chelbecek on rhythm guitar, and Mike Horan on lead guitar.
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Mike Martin is the lead singer of Safehill and has played at the farm many times as a solo act. If you love the 90’s music, you will love Mike Martin!
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.: Dirty Double X’ers are a New England string band comprised of longtime friends Gordon Berry, Paul Driscol and Derek Fimbel. The band delivers high energy tunes with tight harmonies, heartfelt songwriting, and memorable on-stage chemistry.
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Rosie Porter & The Neon Moons hail from Greenfield led by Rosie Porter who is reminiscent of Patsy Cline and Kitty Wells. Her music is inspired by her affection for classic country, the Bakersfield sound and old-fashioned honkytonk. Her five-piece ensemble, Rosie Porter & the Neon Moons, features Doug Beaumier on pedal steel guitar, Tom LeBeau on guitar, Bob Berry on bass, and Mike Benoit on drums.
12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Myra & Friends is a Red Apple Farm favorite. Myra McLeod leads several bands including Alley Music who performs every Sunday at the Brew Barn. She teaches the art of the fiddle (violin) and has brought many of her students along with her to the stage.
Monday, September 6
10:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.: Fern & Friends is headlined by Fern Parker who has been playing locally for 30 years. She plays with Rita in an acoustic duo, along with several other projects, including the Angry Debutantes. Fern is the music coordinator for the Red Apple Farm & the Brew Barn as well as the Appleseed Country Fair.
11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Sean Fullerton is a local artist from North Central Massachusetts who performs solo acoustic “Feel Good” Blues, Soul, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Instrumental Fingerstyle Guitar.
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Charlie Scott and the Mighty Kingsnakes is a blues band based out of Central Massachusetts, playing authentic Chicago Blues that will be sure to get you up dancing.
10:00 to 10:45 a.m.: Scott Savoy has been playing in this area for several years starting off with open mics and has become a favorite for many venues including the Hardwick Winery.
11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Jordan Holmes is a Fitchburg native. Jordan is the guitarist/vocalist for The Fight for Left Inside. He keeps himself quite busy as a solo act and you can often catch him playing local pubs and breweries.
2:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.: Melissa Gates has been on-stage performing in musicals at the Theatre at the Mount and plays in several different bands. You can catch her solo or with Sarah Clark under the name of “My So Called Live Music.”
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.: Can Collectors is a local band from the Athol area of North Central Massachusetts. They are a local favorite with a unique sound that includes acoustic guitar and steelpan drums.
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.: Eli Elkus is a new addition to the line-up. He will be sure to win us over with his traveling musical story telling and folky troubadour attitude
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.: Tequila Jim is a brilliant song-crafter who has experienced struggles with demons and hit the wall more times than he cares to admit, yet through it all, he’s managed to survive and bring his stories to song. His new album, “New World,” is a glorious testament to a true musical craftsman who’s lived these stories while managing to give back through this music.
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.: Paul Driscoll is the guitar player of the Dirty Double Crossers and is a regular performer at the Brew Barn.