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Oct. 1, 2 & 3 2015 features many artists including bands from Italy, Japan & Sweden. Here’s a sample of our performers. Visit our Artists page for a full list of Artists performing at OIBF 2015!
One of country music’s most pristine and evocative vocalists. With the release of the Illinois native’s 1989 major label debut, Somewhere Between, Suzy quickly became one of the key artists that defined those golden days of ’90s country. She scored a string of Top 10 singles with country radio staples like “Outbound Plane,” “Drive South,” “Hey Cinderella,” “Letting Go” and “Aces,” and her 1991 album of that name was certified platinum. In addition, she scored a trio of gold albums and notched more than 3 million sales.
The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band
The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band features four legendary musicians: John Jorgenson on guitar, mandolin and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, guitar and vocals; Jon Randall on guitar and vocals; and Mark Fain on bass.
Jorgenson and Pedersen are founders (with Chris Hillman, formerly of the Byrds and the Flying Burrito Brothers) of the formative country rock band: Desert Rose Band.
Our family comes from the remote part of the Ozark Mountains, near Cane Spur, Arkansas. We spent our days working on the family farm mostly raising our own food and growing dad’s famous pipe tobacco. We worked hard but we had fun. In the evening we played and sang. On weekends we had pickens’. There was always a big crowd around. The Cleverly Trio is our family band. It was founded by dad and his three brothers, Turk, Tink and Bunyon. The whole family at one time or another has played in the band. The current members of the trio are Digger, my brother Vernon Dean “VD” Cleverly, nephews Monk Cleverly and Ricky Lloyd Cleverly.
Just Added! FRIDAY NIGHT LATE SHOW featuring JOHN FULLBRIGHT, The RED DIRT RANGERS MUSIC ALL STARS, and a SPECIAL TRIBUTE to TOM SKINNER!
OIBF ANNUAL AUCTION
Each year we auction off various instruments, signed posters and other items on Friday and Saturday evenings. These items are donated by various people and companies including Triggs Guitars, Gibson, Crafters of Tenneessee and are on display throughout the festival in the merchandise tent. All proceeds go to our Scholarship Fund.