12 – 2 pm: Open Tab
Open Tab plays “original covers.” It may seem like an oxymoron, but this husband and wife duo use their diverse musical backgrounds to put their own spin on everything from Ray Charles to Matchbox 20. Carmyn blends her sultry vocals with Nick’s Irish and electric inspired acoustic guitar playing to create something truly one of a kind
2 – 4 pm: Water Street Hot Shots
The Water Street Hot Shots are a blues string band. Drawing from music rooted in the 1920’s and 30’s, The Hot Shots’ repertoire combines pre-war blues, jug band favorites, jazzy hot steppers, novelty tunes, Hawaiian steel guitar classics, and plenty of “hokum” party music into a driving and satisfying musical sampling. Some selected performances over the years have included opening for blues legends Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, and Honeyboy Edwards. Also performances at the 2007, 2009, 2017 Paramount Blues Festivals, Memphis’ International Blues Challenge, Shawano Folk Festival, Harley Stage at Summerfest, and an opening for guitar legend Leo Kottke.
Band members will include Michael Ammons, Rich Higdon, Jim Ohlschmidt, Stephen Irby, and Tim Dekker.