Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival 2017

May 13, 2017

Sligo creek stompers

Kingman Stage - 4:40PM

Sligo Creek Stompers play a raucous but refined blend of traditional roots music: Appalachian & Midwestern old time and bluegrass, New Orleans-style traditional jazz, haunted Irish fiddle tunes, honky tonk & classic country, Texas & gypsy swing. Inspired by scratchy 78 rpm records, contra dancing and a good bottle of whiskey, the Stompers are keeping the flame of American stringband music alive in the Washington, DC area.

The band's four members—Sarah Foard, Adrian Erlinger, Jess Eliot Myhre, and Chris Ousley—first began playing together in 2010 at farmer's markets, street corners, and barn dances. The group created their own raucous but refined blend of traditional music and got to work playing at venues and recording material. In August 2012, the Sligo Creek Stompers brought their sound to the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, a show that made them fixtures in the local traditional music scene. “Vital Mental Medicine” was released in January 2013 to a sold out audience at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.

With a slew of stringed instruments in tow, the Sligo Creek Stompers aim to delight audiences and passersby with their youthful energy and a firm grounding in tradition.

We're so excited to have the Stompers back to Kingman! Check out their website for tour dates and news about the band!


Special Thanks to Our 2017 Sponsors:


guitar sponsors

Fiddle Sponsors


HARMONICA sponsors

Volunteer Sponsors