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August 26, 27, 28 2005

2005 Artists


Iris DeMent (country folk) - Saturday August 27th 8:30pm-10:00pm

We are very pleased to have Grammy-nominated country-folk artist Iris DeMent headlining the first annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival. Iris will be performing solo on guitar and piano.

Kelly Joe Phelps (acoustic blues)

Ember Swift Duo (funky punky folk)

Garnet Rogers (contemporary folk)

Rachael Davis (singer-songwriter)

Beth Amsel (singer-songwriter)

Erik Koskinen (folk/blues)
Charlie Parr (folk/piedmont blues)
Cornbread Harris (blues/jazz)

Michigan Arts Showcase

Sista Otis and the Wholly Rollers (funky urban folk soul rock)

The Sista Otis sound was born in Detroit, could only be born in Detroit. As the Story goes, in a lil' Jazz club downtown after hours... a few drinks and clouds of reefer hangin' in the air... Lady Blues was feeling the Soul from Motown, so she Hip-Hopped up on Motown's lap, Rocked back and forth and got the Funk on. Meanwhile, Folk wondered in off the streets with crazy hair and dark shades and wrote the story down. On that night, Sista Otis and the Wholly Rollers were conceived.

Bill and Peg Carrothers (jazz)
Seth Bernard and Daisy May (singer-songwriter duo)
Conga Se Menne (finnish reggae)

New Artists

The Porcupine Mountains Music Festival is excited to be the debut festival for these incredible new up and coming artists.

Buster's Dream (bluesy back porch folk)

Linda Garrett (blues, folk, and celtic guitar)

Rory Miller (high energy singer-songwriter)

MJ Walker and Fictive Kin (traditional bluegrassy folk)

Sunday Gospel Breakfast

The Ontonagon Christian Community Center presents Sunday Gospel Breakfast featuring Michigan bluegrass and soul gospel performers.

Larsen Family (bluegrass gospel) - Sunday August 28th 11:00am-12:00pm

Yvonne Blake (gospel soul) - Sunday August 28th 12:00pm-12:30pm