Eli Fox will be playing a 45 minute opening set followed by Jackson Holte & The Highway Patrol
Music outside on the Railroad Stage depending on the weather.
Jackson Holte & The Highway Patrol are a Grammy-eligible rock and roll band from Missoula, MT, formed by several of the town’s greasiest bar-band veterans in 2017. Jackson Holte is a hard-nosed, soft-spoken folk singer who aspires only to possess the cathartic wit of John Prine and the biceps of Kris Kristofferson. The Highway Patrol are Aaron Chiazza on drums, Eric Rudnick on pedal steel, Tyson Gerhardt on guitar, and Marko “The Midnight Shadow” Capoferri on bass; a band hotter than the furnaces of Nebuchadnezzar. They have been called “a pretty rippin’ band” by U.S. Senator Jon Tester, “a cavalcade of horses on the plains of America” by an independent Portuguese music podcast, and “heroes” by the owner of a small Chinese restaurant in Virginia City. Their new album, Last Rain of the Summer, was released in March 2020.
Eli Fox has been playing music and writing songs since his pre-teen years. Inspired early on by the dialect of Woody Guthrie and the feel of a 5 string banjo, Eli started his musical journey. Since then, Eli has gone on to become a proficient musician and songwriter. Not limited by his hands, Eli plays at least 10 instruments, including but not limited to: banjo, dobro, pedal steel, guitar, harmonica, fiddle, piano, accordion, mandolin, drums and more. This equips him with a unique perspective on writing songs with exciting and expansive melodies. With 2 albums already under his belt, Eli is poised to present his third album “Or Something Like That” in 2019. The album features 11 original songs with Eli backing himself on most of the instrumentation along with appearances by guest musicians. Eli has taken his show to venues such as the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, The Bijou Theatre, The Purple Fiddle, Musician’s Corner, Bobby’s Idle Hour and Bristol Rhythm & Roots; and opened for artists such as Darrell Scott, John McCutcheon, Boy Named Banjo, and Emily Ann Roberts. With determination and a head full of songs, Eli is ready to share his blend of American folk music with the world.