2019 Music Schedule
Saturday, June 1 Large Stage
10:45 - 12:00 The MelTones
12:15 - 1:30 The Phun Doctors
1:45 - 3:00 The Taters
3:15 - 4:30 Mare Wakefield & Nomad
Acoustic Stage 10:15 -11:30 Clayton Neal
11:45 - 1:00 Jeff & Sherry Wagner
1:15 - 2:30 Paige Melton
2:45 - 4:00 Amy Henderson
Sunday, June 2
11:30 - 12:30 The MelTones
12:45 - 1:45 Something Different Duo
2:00 - 3:00 East of Monroe
11:30 - 12:30 Jeff & Sherry Wagner
12:45 - 11:45 Clayton Neal
2:00 - 3:00p Tom Euler
New to the AIM Stage
Mare Wakefield & Nomad
East of Monroe
The Phun Doctors
Returning to the AIM Stage
Jeff & Sherry Wagner
Something Different Duo
Mare Wakefield &
“Lovely vocals and even lovelier songs. Wakefield and Nomad are a little bit country, a lot contemporary folk a la Dar Williams or Patty Griffin” – New York Times
Mare Wakefield and Nomad are a Nashville-based, contemporary folk/Americana duo who perform a style of music reflective of their journey through life. Their critically acclaimed songs demonstrate their musical versatility and the hopes, struggles, and joys that emerge through their experiences. In 2015 and 2016 they were Kerrville NewFolk finalists and in 2015 were recognized by Falcon Ridge Emerging artists. The duo is currently working on a recording project with Grammy-winning producer Mitch Dane.
East of Monroe
East of Monroe ..is an Americana/bluegrass group based in Virginia and Maryland who perform mostly original tunes along with tasteful covers. The band members each have different influences and backgrounds which leads to performances encompassing many different styles of music all which blends together in a unique and entertaining way. The band members include: Gary Alan Ferguson – singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist; Jackie Frost – guitar and vocals; Lisa Kay Howard – mandolin and vocals; Walter Hughes – fiddle, dobro, vocals; Terry Wittenburg – banjo and vocals; and Billy Budd – upright bass. Individually, members of East of Monroe have won numerous songwriting contests and performed with world-renowned bluegrass artists. As a band they are rapidly become a force in the acoustic scene. Their album, By the River’s Edge, was released in 2018.
The Phun Doctors
The Phun Doctors are a premier classic rock and oldies band from Chesapeake Va who are loved for their renditions of popular, well-known “cover” songs. They perform most popular oldies, rock’n roll, and classic songs of the past 40 years, entertaining all age groups. Their music can be heard at private parties, charity events, dances, reunions, clubs, weddings, and many other venues. The Phun Doctors include Rick Craven on guitar and vocals; Gary Weaver on percussion and vocal; and George Yacus on keyboards and lead vocals.
Amy Henderson... Originally hailing from the Deep South of Atlanta, Georgia and now making her home base in Richmond, VA - Amy Henderson has been entertaining crowds up and down the east coast for years with her buoyant and soulful Indie folk rock. Her music encompasses many styles - from gritty Americana, to alternative folk to lonesome ballads, all with some serious pop hooks thrown in. Adding to her intelligent songwriting is a clear and captivating voice and amazing harmonica, all richly complimenting her solid guitar playing. Amy has a number of fine recordings under her belt, including her own original CD “Back Down” and is enjoying collaborating with her occasional acoustic trio, the Orderlies (Beautiful You) and her good friend, Rene Carillo, in the band, Rolling with Punches.
Clayton Neal Clayton Neal is a vocalist, guitarist, and harmonica player who has become a popular musical fixture throughout the rivah country both as a performer, a coordinator of musical artists at local venues, and through sharing his musical talents in support of community and charitable organizations. He is the founder of Jumbo Lump Daddy and the Backfin Boyswho were voted Best Local Musicians by the readers of Pleasant Livingmagazine eight years in a row. He currently pursues a solo career, entertaining audiences throughout Virginia, Maryland and the Carolinas with a “rivahdacious” style of music that includes Americana, country, rhythm & blues, folk, and rock’n roll.
Paige Melton is a classic folk musician known for her outstanding vocal and guitar arrangements delivered with an innocent "flower child" attitude that embraces the 60's and 70's. Despite her youth, singing songs from the Woodstock generation comes natural to Paige, whose repertoire consists of Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Janis Joplin and James Taylor in addition to a number of popular artists from more current decades. Paige performs at various clubs, coffee houses and concert venues throughout Virginia and Maryland.
The MelTones are a professional father/daughter musical duo. Randy Melton is a seasoned musician, who has performed with bands including The Janitors and The Monument City Jazz Trio for over a decade. He is currently keyboardist for the Michael Clark Band. Logging in over 9,000 gigs, he entertains an audience with clever arrangements and fiery performances. Paige is a popular local musician, who performs throughout Virginia and Maryland. Her stellar vocal styling and complimentary guitar picking make her a sure sensation for weddings, clubs, private parties, indoor and outdoor events. Together they are The MelTones, whose total is greater than the sum of their parts.
The Taters are a staple in the Richmond music scene, performing an eclectic mix of roots-rock, power-pop, country, and Americana. Their sound has been described as “Country roots-pop with the genius songwriting of 60’s & 70’s power-pop”. 2018 begins their 3rd decade of Tatering and they’re sticking to their credo of “No Two Shows the Same”! Billboard Magazine describes their music as “American roots-rock with thoroughly modern, totally hip sensibilities”.
Tom Euler is an award-winning singer/songwriter and accomplished guitarist, whose powerful and thoughtful playing style has quickly led to him becoming known as “the young guy with the old soul.” The blues/rock musician from Virginia, is making a name for himself as lead guitarist for the Bobby Blackhat Band, as well as front man for the Tom Euler Trio and Tom Euler Band. He counts playing in the 2016 Finals of the International Blues Challenge (IBC) at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis as a highlight of his young blues career.
Jeff & Sherry Wagner
Jeff and Sherry Wagner are a husband-wife duo who play acoustic Americana music. They blend modern folk, classic country, bluegrass and roots material with guitar, mandolin and bass with tight vocal harmonies. They have enjoyed entertaining audiences as a duo for over 25 years in the greater Richmond and Central Virginia area. Jeff is currently working on his 3rd album of original songs.
Something Different Duo
Something Different Duo is a popular father/daughter duo that performs music from a variety of genres spanning multiple decades. Brad Sindle, father and keyboard player, is responsible for instrumentation. For the past 13 years he has been the keyboard player for the legendary 46 year-old soul/horn band, Slapnation (formerly Slapwater). Brad’s daughter, Ashley Sindle Wenner, studied music at Shennandoah University, graduating with a music degree in voice. She is an accomplished entertainer with a wide range of vocal styles. Together, Brad and Ashley have been making people tap their toes, sing, and dance for nearly five years.