Turtle Poppers

Turtle Poppers is a six-piece bluegrass band that promises to deliver an unforgettable musical experience. With their unique blend of guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle, harmonica, and standup bass, this band is all about good times, great tunes, and high-energy performances.

Turtle Poppers’ repertoire spans a wide range of musical styles, from classic bluegrass songs to covers of jam band tunes from bands like Phish, and their own original compositions. Their music is characterized by intricate melodies, toe-tapping rhythms, and soulful harmonies that are sure to get audiences on their feet and dancing.

The band members are all accomplished musicians in their own right, each bringing their own unique style and sound to the group. Their individual talents blend seamlessly to create a sound that is truly distinctive and exciting.

Whether you’re a die-hard bluegrass fan or just looking for a great night out, Turtle Poppers is a band you won’t want to miss. With their infectious energy, incredible musicianship, and love of all things music, Turtle Poppers are sure to become your new favorite band.

High Pine Whiskey Yell

Born out of a desperate need for craft beer, deep powder, plastic jug moonshine, fast-moving rivers, and a deep-seated fear that artificial intelligence will ruin hard-driving bluegrass… High Pine Whiskey Yell came together as a band in 2018. This four-piece group of modern-day rounders focuses on telling true stories about robots taking your job, banksters robbing from the poor, the trials of gold panning in Idaho, and a few other traditional bluegrass subjects (such as murder, drinking, and dogs).
Bringing experience from a multitude of projects, this Idaho string band is sure to win you over with its take on bluegrass and the Americana tradition. Although newly formed, its members have played in numerous bands and projects throughout the years incorporating those experiences into Idaho storytelling that is High Pine Whiskey Yell.
Scotty Tyler’s fiddling playing is aggressive enough to land an Idaho brown trout, yet soothing enough pacify a wookie in a festival hammock. Tyler Schmidt’s wielding of the mandolin is nothing short of broadsword-esque and captures the true essence of the mandolin’s spirit animal (jaguar-rattlesnake). Brian Carrington guitar flat-picking could woo even the most elusive of sasquatches out of the woods. And Chad Lamer’s upright bass playing… well let’s just say they sometimes give him water, beer, and let him ride inside the truck.
With all that in mind… if you like having a damn good time… then High Pine Whiskey Yell is your new band!