We feature live music at every screening, and have concerts every night of the Fest. Get to know our 2016 musicians below. To see all these musicians in action, buy a Busker Band here.
- Anni Rossi
- Bella Donna
- Bruiser Queen
- Champagne Jerry
- Cousin Cole
- The Creek Rocks
- The David Wax Museum
- DeQn Sue
- Devin Frank Vanishing Blues Band
- Discwoman: Bearcat
- Discwoman: DJ Abby
- DJ Bwaha
- DJ rAt
- DJ Underdog
- The Flood Brothers
- Gora Gora Orkestar
- Hearing Things
- Lee Fields & the Expressions
- The Lentils (solo)
- Les Trois Coups
- Lone Piñon
- Mal Devisa
- Marisa Anderson
- Molly Healey
- Nevada Greene
- The Onions
- Rahim AlHaj
- Relevant Hairstyles
- River Kittens
- Ruth Acuff
- Samuel James
- Screaming Females
- SK Kakraba
- Swear Beam
- Travis McFarlane
- Wishbone Zoë
- Yes Ma'am
- Your Friend
Sweet folk pop melodies wound with syncopated viola plucking and tough, driven charm.
The apogee of Ozark jazz.
‘60s girl pop trapped inside garage rock, lashing out with pure melodies.
Sun-drenched, suburban coast realness.
CoMO native turned toast of Brooklyn, Cole's mixes and remixes are dug by discerning DJs the world over. Soundcloud
Cindy Woolf & Mark Bilyeu represent the Platonic ideal of roots music emanating from the Ozark woods.
Blending traditional Mexican Son with American roots music in what they call "Mexo-Americana.”
Alternative pop with a sharp lyrical edge bursting with message and humor.
Real rock reverberating through the rafters through quick turn of phrase and guitar madness.
Bearcat’s electronic mixes burn with the deep throb of the city.
Unpredictable mash ups with a high, bass-y touch.
Father of Dirty Disco, Columbia dancefloor instigator.
Liberation and transformation through mindful dancefloor beats.
A globalization of dance-ready sound.
A bluesy duo of electrified Mississippi honky-tonk.
A high-energy caravan spreading the gospel of Balkan funk brass.
Leading the neo-surf rock wave, Hearing Things hail from Brooklyn, NY.
Authentic r&b from an original soul-shaking legend.
Freak folk poet Luke Csehak escaped Vermont for sunny L.A., packing his bags with undeniable melodies and catawampus vocals.
Original busker showmen straight from the streets of France.
Mexico filtered through Midwestern roots.
Soulful songs from a talented songwriter who plays bass guitar and saxophone.
With rotating songwriters, Malone’s intense murmurations change ever so slightly, levitating audiences with their lyrical, melodic harmonies.
Instrumental electric guitar raised on high by gospel blues.
Looped strings and calming voice create a moving symphony of one.
Electronic soundscapes that blanket the room like a calming blizzard of noise.
The perfectly harmonized pitch of 50s & 60s sugary pop song covers.
Poet and scholar, this esteemed folklorist plays his music with moving, emotive hands bringing to life the rich history of the mbira and slit drum.
Master of the lute-like oud, AlHaj strums traditional Iraqi sounds with bold ease.
Local legends of rock n’ roll that rarely emerge from their dark creative lair.
The intensity of feral folk wrapped in soft, cooing fur.
The harpist with the bell-toned voice.
James reimagines the guitar through rhythmic blues, augmented by vivid storytelling.
Shredding guitar, piercing vibrato and pure, hard rock rising from the basements of NJ.
Spirited grunge funk from Shreveport shining a light into the future of rock n’ roll!
SK Kakraba’s West African xylophone booms an unearthly thunder for the spirits.
A duo of taut male harmonies & guitar, songs like a sweet, dear friend.
Rough-jangled rock roaring with a sonic growl.
Pipe organ hallucinations and whisperings from the silent film era.
Through loops and song Wishbone Zoë’s sonic wizardry builds towers of sounds.
Gritty New Orleans ragtime punk.
Taryn Miller’s musical vibrations move like a heavy mist on the rolling plains.