East of Westreville
East of Westreville is a blues to bluegrass road trip… with a few stops along the way!
It is Americana roots music: bluegrass, blues, gospel, folk, and country—an ever-changing mix of music and memories, reminiscent of the days when all that was needed for entertainment was a barn dance or a Philco radio and a comfy chair. Get ready for a great performance of old-timey foot-stomping, hand-clapping acoustic music intertwined with homespun humor.
The Fireants of northeastern Wyoming, play Caribbean Basin dance music, USA-two-steps and waltzes from Cajun and Creole Louisiana; polkas and waltzes, from the conjunto tradition of Texas and calypsos from Trinidad, Now and again, they play a little frolic from the North Carolina black stringband tradition, reels from Quebec, a fandango or two from the Basque Country, and original tunes and songs that have been inspired by their love of traditional music.
The Fireants hope their playing can keep alive some of the spirit of traditional music. The spirit that knows life and music as one, that breaks down barriers between people and that knows we’re all in this life together.
Orion & Stacey Potter have been charming audiences with their fantastic voices and dynamic performances for nearly a decade. The duo met in 2000, married in 2003, and began performing together around the nation in 2009. While they make their home in the Black Hills of South Dakota, they travel all over, bringing joy and nostalgia to all who hear them.
It is a rare privilege to find an artist who touches the hearts of all who hear his music, who brings to his audiences songs which carry the listener to a place of memories or to a place of dreams. Jim Salestrom is just such an artist. Jim is an Emmy Award Winning Songwriter, a gifted guitarist and a seasoned performer who has been writing and recording music since he was 13. His music crosses generational boundaries and is enjoyed by fans of all ages. During a career spanning the last 42 years, Jim has recorded and performed with such artists as John Denver, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Vince Gill and Linda Ronstadt. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and Jay Leno, The Academy Awards, two HBO specials and The Ellen Degeneres Show. He has performed for four United States Presidents, at the White House, and at The U.S. Supreme Court for his friend Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and has built a loyal following in the Rocky Mountains where he has kept a home for over 30 years. Jim continues to travel and perform around the world and to write music based on his experiences and travels. Salestrom met John Denver in 1972, when he was engineering sound at Red Rocks Amphitheater. The pair became fast friends and Salestrom contributed vocals and banjo on Denver’s 1991 album “Different Directions.” Jim’s Willow Tree performance – Music from the Mountains – will focus on stories and original songs as well as those by John Denver and Jim’s friends.