News Review
2013 Donkey Creek Festival Schedule Released
Save the Dates: June 28 - 30, 2013
Posted Date: 4/2/2013 7:15 PM

Announcing the 2013 Donkey Creek Festival:
Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside, Pickwick, Jalan Crossland, Screen Door Porch, Hot Club of Detroit, The California Honeydrops, Crushed Out, The Slide Brothers, Victor & Penny, Los Bohemios, Big Swing Trio, Freddy Rodriguez and the Jazz Connection, and Kendl Winter and the Summer Gold!

Sponsored by:

City Seal - Maroon                 Gillette College                  CCCPRD                 CCCVB

 

The Donkey Creek Festival will take place June 28 - 30, 2013 at Gillette College.


CLICK HERE TO FIND A MOTEL OR HOTEL IN GILLETTE DURING THE FESTIVAL


Click here if you are interested in reserving a booth to sell
art or handmade products
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non-alcoholic beverages
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Look for additional information on the Donkey Creek Festival Facebook page

Schedule of events (All events free to the public!)
Gillette College
Friday June 28th

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Art Vendors Open

5:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. - Food Vendors Open

5:30 p.m. Avenues of Art Reception in Gillette College Technical Education Center

6:00 p.m. - Kendl Winter and the Summer Gold
Kendl Winter

Kendl Winter and the Summer Gold
http://krecs.com/artists/kendl-winter

In a year of constant touring with her many projects, Kendl Winter has taken her love of superstition to the birds, literally: bluebirds mean good luck, chickadees mean call home, and a whippoorwill’s morning song is a sign of a good day. And so it follows that she would name The Mec...hanics of Hovering Flight, (KLP238) her second full-length K release, for the hummingbird and its opposing ideas of flight and motionlessness. A traveler, a dreamer, a banjo player, Kendl sprouts alfalfa beans in mason jars in the back of her tour van and counts the days until she returns home to her house boat to write songs on her banjo through the rainy afternoons.

Here's what Seattle Weekly's REVERB said:
"Banjo-wielding multi-instrumentalist Kendl Winter's [The Mechanics of Hovering Flight] is rich and earthy, drawing its subtle strength and strong storytelling from a love of the Pacific Northwest." (listed as "Highly Recommended")



7:00 p.m. - Crushed Out (formerly BOOM CHICK)
Crushed Out

Crushed Out (formerly BOOMCHICK)
www.crushedoutmusic.com

Crushed Out is an explosive hit of surf-garage momentum and rock & roll from Brooklyn, NY consisting of Frank Hoier on guitar and vocals and Moselle Spiller on drums. After four national tours and a well-received EP, 2010's Show Pony, the couple, formerly known as Boom Chick, have released Want to... Give, on Nov.6, 2012 on their own Cool Clear Water imprint. Want to Give is a pure guitar/drum adrenalin rush - plenty of fuzz, tremolo, riffs, chunky chords, slide and Black Sabbath power chords. The songs are tight and lean; no fat, no studio fairy dust.


Crushed Out is one of the few repeat performers from the 2012 Donkey Creek Festival.



9:00 p.m. HEADLINER - Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside!
Sallie Ford 
Photo by Liz Devine

Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside

Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside’s new record, "Untamed Beast" is a visceral rock and roll romp. Like a cross between “Ella Fitzgerald and Tom Waits” (Mashable) Sallie has established herself as one of the most powerful female voices in indie rock. Ford and her group – Tyler Tornfelt (upright bass), Ford... Tennis (drums), and Jeffrey Munger (lead guitar) – recorded the album’s 11 tracks with Adam Landry and Justin Collins (Deer Tick, Middle Brother) at Jackpot! Studios in the band’s hometown of Portland, Oregon.

Here's a review of "Untamed Beast" by the New York Daily News:  
This will be Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside's first appearance at the Donkey Creek Festival.

p.s. We tried to book them last year but we couldn't work out the dates - they're here this year!



Saturday, June 29th
7:00 a.m. Donkey Creek Festival 5K run/walk
Pre-registration runs from June 1st - 28th

10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. - Classic Car & Motorcycle Show

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Art vendors open

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Fun on the Go at the Festival!

10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. - Food vendors open 

12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Beer Garden open

Saturday Music Lineup

Noon - Kendl Winter and the Summer Gold
Kendl Winter

Kendl Winter and the Summer Gold
http://krecs.com/artists/kendl-winter

In a year of constant touring with her many projects, Kendl Winter has taken her love of superstition to the birds, literally: bluebirds mean good luck, chickadees mean call home, and a whippoorwill’s morning song is a sign of a good day. And so it follows that she would name The Mechanics of Hovering Flight, (KLP238) her second full-length K release, for the hummingbird and its opposing ideas of flight and motionlessness. A traveler, a dreamer, a banjo player, Kendl sprouts alfalfa beans in mason jars in the back of her tour van and counts the days until she returns home to her house boat to write songs on her banjo through the rainy afternoons.

Here's what Seattle Weekly's REVERB said:
"Banjo-wielding multi-instrumentalist Kendl Winter's [The Mechanics of Hovering Flight] is rich and earthy, drawing its subtle strength and strong storytelling from a love of the Pacific Northwest." (listed as "Highly Recommended")


1:00 p.m. - Freddy Rodriguez and the Jazz Connection
Freddy Rodriguez
Freddy Rodriguez and the Jazz Connection will be back again for another great set at the festival.



3:00 p.m. - Big Swing Trio
Big Swing Trio
Welcome back Big Swing Trio to the Donkey Creek Festival. This will be their second appearance at the festival!



5:00 p.m. - Jalan Crossland with his band!

Jalan Crossland
Photo by Erika Goldring

Jalan Crossland and band
www.jalancrossland.com

Finally! Jalan Crossland will perform on the Donkey Creek Festival stage. We are privileged to have Jalan (a recipient of the 2012 Governor's Arts Award) at the 2013 Donkey Creek Festival! A highly popular Wyoming performer, Jalan Crossland is presently part of – WYOmericana Caravan Tour with J. Shogren and Screen Door Porch. Check out his website for dates around Wyoming.



7:00 p.m. - Screen Door Porch
Screen Door Porch
Photo by David Stubbs

Screen Door Porch
www.screendoorporch.com

Recently Voted #2 ALBUM OF 2012 by the Wyoming Public Radio (NPR) listening audience! Also recognized in BEST LOCAL BAND and BEST LOCAL ALBUM OF THE YEAR categories in Planet Jackson Hole’s Best of 2013 Reader’s Poll!

Screen Door Porch is currently on the WYOmericana Caravan Tour with J. Shogren and Jalan Crossland at various locations around Wyoming. Please visit their website for live dates.

And welcome Screen Door Porch to the 2013 Donkey Creek Festival.



9:00 p.m. - HEADLINER  Pickwick
Pickwick

Pickwick
www.pickwickmusic.com

Pickwick's album "Can't Talk Medicine" arrived March 12th - get on iTunes and check them out!  Here's a straight forward review from hearya.com.


 

Sunday, June 30th

Noon to 5:00 p.m. - Art vendors open

Noon to 6:00 p.m. - Food vendors open

Noon to 7:00 p.m. - Beer Garden Open

Sunday Music Lineup



12:00 p.m. - Victor & Penny
Victor and Penny
DeAwna McGinley Photography

Victor & Penny
www.victorandpenny.com

Victor & Penny is a Kansas City and Chicago born duo singing music they call Antique Pop on ukulele and a lovely old guitar. With characteristic charm and good humor, they bring a fresh twist to music of the early 20th century, unique arrangements of modern tunes as well as clever original songs. Victor & Penny... impress and delight audiences with their infectious energy and deft and oft-surprising jazz guitar licks anchored by a fiery one-ukuele rhythm section. The duo is touring the USA in 2013 and was recently awarded the 2013 Escape To Create Artist Residency in Seaside, FL.

Victor & Penny is Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane.



1:45 p.m. - Los Bohemios
Los Bohemios

This will be Los Bohemios' first appearance at the Donkey Creek Festival. Please welcome them!



3:00 p.m. - The Slide Brothers
The Slide Brothers

The Slide Brothers
www.slidebrothers.com

“Like their mentor Robert Randolph, The Slide Brothers may have started out in the sacred steel tradition, but this debut is likely to frighten the bejesus out of the church elders. While gospel is most assuredly at the root of this 11-songer, the quartet—Calvin Cooke, Chuck Campbell, Darick Campbell and Aubrey Ghent—find as much comfort in the blues of Elmore James and the rock of The Allman Brothers Band and George Harrison as they do from the spirituals…‘Praise You,’ featuring a wailing Shemekia Copeland vocal, is powered by battling, screaming twin guitars that would have done Duane and Dickey (or Derek and Warren) proud.” Relix


5:00 p.m. - The California Honeydrops
The California Honeydrops

The California Honeydrops
www.cahoneydrops.com

Digging deep into the roots of American music, The California Honeydrops embrace the traditions of Blues, Gospel, Second Line New Orleans Jazz, and early R&B. With stellar performances of traditional material as well as their own innovative music, The California Honeydrops get people out of their seats and ...onto the floor, dancing, sweating, and singing along.

Since their formation 4 years ago in the subway stations of Oakland, CA, The California Honeydrops have completed 6 European tours, spread honey on crowds throughout the US, and recorded 2 full length albums of original music, all without the help of a record label or major booking agency. Their secret? An irresistible sound that blends the energy and intimacy of a street performance, undeniable talent and musicianship, and the soul and fervor of a spiritual street parade.


7:00 p.m. HEADLINER - Hot Club of Detroit
Hot Club of Detroit

Hot Club of Detroit
www.hotclubofdetroit.com

Following up “It's About That Time”, “Nighttown” and the eponymous 2006 debut Hot Club of Detroit—Hot Club of Detroit expands its sonic and compositional horizons with Junction (released August 2012). Retaining its original lineup of reeds, two guitars, accordion, upright bass and no drums, this is the band’s... fourth release for Mack Avenue Records. There are personnel changes, however, and for the first time, the Hot Club of Detroit is joined (on three tracks) by a vocalist: French musician Cyrille Aimée, a native of Django Reinhardt’s hometown and a winner of the 2010 Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition.

Please welcome Hot Club of Detroit to the 2013 Donkey Creek Festival!

Well, that sums it up.  DON'T MISS THE FESTIVAL!