Born in Jamaica, Clinton Fearon moved to Seattle in 1987 and formed the Boogie Brown Band in 1993. They made their first showing at Roots Fest as the headliner in 2012 and look forward to returning to the heart of Missoula. Fearon’s songwriting comes from the heart of a man who dedicates his life to building a better world. With reggae, poetry, and a long life of experience, Clinton Fearon is joined by seven others in the Boogie Brown Band for a tantalizing performance.
Amanda Shaw made her first appearance on the Roots Stage in 2010 as kid wonder. She had the crowd dancing on their toes with her fiery fiddle playing that was smokin’ hot. Today the 24-year-old is integrating her roots sound into the mainstream that reflects her girl-powered sassiness, sharp witty lyrics, and fashion as a statement of distinction. Shaw make her first national-stage appearance as an elementary school student and has played in front of large crowds since she was 10-years-old. This fiddle player is one of the best in the country and brings with her a group of “Cute Guys” to back her up.
This quintet made their first appearance at Roots Fest in 2013 and was blown away by the hospitality. With foot-stomping original tunes highlighted with five voices of melodies and harmonies, the Dead Winter Carpenters present materials based upon real life experiences. Jenni Charles on fiddle, Dave Lockhart on the upright bass, guitarists Jesse Dunn and Bryan Daines, and drummer Brian Huston crisscross the country, offering Americana roots-rock with a touch of alternative country. They will feel right at home on the Main Stage, performing with three other groups who also took the stage in 2013.