About the Musicians

Dan Mac Band

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John "Pypes" Teamer is a native of Texas who began singing at the age of seven with his family at local congregations around the city. In high school he was very active in choir and continued in music throughout his college years at Lamar University where he joined the popular music group “The Cardinal Singers”.  Read more here...

Brenton Garrett is a bass player with 14 years of experience playing gospel, funk, jazz, and pop. He started his journey as a teenager while overseas in South Korea. He realized his love for the bass and his playing quickly progressed beyond that of his peers. Within a year, he began playing professionally and performing all over South Korea. Read more here...

Dan McElrath is a graduate of the Furman University School of Music. He has performed for the past 30 years in venues across America covering a wide range of musical styles from gospel to contemporary jazz. In the past few years the Dan Mac Quintet has recorded CD’s with vocalists Cat Coward (Out of the Bag-2007), Katie Strock (DanKa-2008) and Voni K (So Nice-2008) all of which can be found on iTunes. Read more here...

Front Country

August 11 & August 12

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“The synthesis is dramatic - the gutsy depth and underlying power of the vocals, sharp lead guitar, attacking violin breaks, and a subtle and far-reaching mix of harmonies” - Folkwords

This West Coast outfit was just a group of friends playing a monthly gig until 2012 and 2013 when Front Country gathered around a single microphone at the RockyGrass and Telluride festivals, and won first prize in those prestigious band contests that once launched the careers of the Dixie Chicks, Greensky Bluegrass and the Steep Canyon Rangers. The contest wins bolstered their confidence in their unique mix of original songwriting, vocal harmonies and instrumental virtuosity, steeling their resolve to take a leap of faith and become a full time touring band. Read more here...