Year Artist Notes


Singer/Songwriter/Solo performer

On-stage performances with/ opening for: Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket), Dick Prall (Starch Martins),Pat McGee, Carrie Newcomer, Yank Rachell, Lefty Bates.


Guitarist/Lead Vocalist

A contemporary bluegrass ensemble playing music in the tradition of Bill Monroe, Peter Rowan, David Grisman, and Jerry Garcia, as well as original material. An all-star band featuring some of the finest bluegrass musicians from central Indiana.

A solid rock band built on a foundation of quality original songs, and featuring the vocal talents of Kriss Luckett. Their debut CD, "Bitterskin," was voted Best Local Release of 2001 by NUVO magazine.

A groove-oriented jam band of Indianapolis music veterans. Their live performances feature original compositions based in catchy hooks blended with infectious rhythms, creating the perfect vehicle for improvisation. The bandís debut CD, "Mission Improbable," was released in 2001, and showcases the talents of Indianapolis jazz great Marc Buselli on trumpet, flugelhorn, and congas.
Guitarist/Lead Vocals

This rock band went through a variety of style transitions over its 10 year history.  Originally an alt-rock influenced band playing Talking Heads, Camper Van Beethoven, R.E.M. and many others, The Earthtones changed their name to Earthbones in 1996. The revamped ensemble took on more of a jam band persona and repertoire. They performed shows with pedal steel guitar ace Buddy Cage of the New Riders of the Purple Sage, including a headline performance at the International Pedal Steel Convention in St. Louis.  Earthbones also opened shows with Merl Saunders and the Rain Forest Band, Little Saints (now the Floating Men), The Why Store, and performed at festivals around the Midwest.  Their debut self-titled CD was reviewed in Relix magazine, August 1999. Earthbones  provided the foundation for what evolved into Jam Sammich.



A brief stint of performances in Carrie Newcomer's first successful band.  Stone Soup's first Indianapolis shows were with Greg's early band, The Spirtles.
Bassist/Lead Vocals

A classic rock band in the classic sense. Influenced by Little Feat, The Band, The Beatles, and the Grateful Dead, with a touch of Bruce Cockburn and Van Morrison.



This psychedelic infused band blended quality original tunes with rock classics to create very memorable live shows. Their performances were a sensation for the senses, combining electrifying music with a visual effects and light show reminiscent of the great psychedelic shows of the Fillmore Theatres and the Avalon Ballroom. The Spirtles played to packed houses around the Midwest, and opened shows for several national actsincluding, Spirit, The Blasters, America, and Merl Saunders.


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