Line Up

2020 line-up to be published in April

Shown below is the lineup for PlumFest 2019. We will publish info and links for our 2020 line-up as we get closer to the event.

We started playing together 13 years ago. After my son 1st Lt Derek Hines was killed in Afghanistan in 2005 the band was started by my friends to help me deal with the loss of my son. Twelve years later we are still getting together weekly and play fundraisers and private parties in the Newburyport area. We play a mix of classic rock, country and soft rock. Covering several genres such as Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynrd to Imagine Dragons and Jason Aldean.

Adam McCauley
I perform acoustic covers and original hand drum songs. Check out my site for audio/video and more info on my career as a performing artist. This will be my 4th year submitting to volunteer for PlumFest and every year is a blast, rain or shine. Hope to see you there!

Adam McCauley Website

Alaina Ray
16 yr old singer/songwriter with soulful vibe, plays both originals and covers.

Alaina Ray Facebook Page

Alan Foucault Solo
Acoustic solo performance

Alan Foucault Website

Alec Hutson

Alex Anthony
Alex Anthony Trio performs catchy songs ranging from 60's hits to modern day pop/rock music, artists covered include Ray Lamontagne, Van Morrison, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, The Lumineers, Gavin Degraw, and Eric Hutchinson. They put an indie/folk/rock twist to all cover tunes, so fans can hear the songs they love but with a fresh sound. Check out Alex's debut solo album ˜Til the Tide Goes Low" featuring the single "Beyond the Breaker." Alex Anthony is available to perform as a solo artist or up to a full five-piece band.

Alex Anthony Web Site

Alicia Catalano Band
Alicia is a singer songwriter currently in college for music. She plays piano and guitar, and will be performing some originals as well as covers with her brother (Nick Catalano) and her uncle, both on the guitars.

Alicia will be opening this June and again in December for "Blood, Sweat and Tears." Dates and venues are posted on her website.

Alicia Catalano Website
Alicia Catalano Facebook Page

Alter Ego
Rock Covers from 70's through 00's

Alter Ego Web Site
Alter Ego Facebook Page


American Ride Acoustic Duo EXTRAVAGANZA
Acoustic versions of mostly current modern country covers with a little classic/southern rock, blues, pop, 80's, a little bit of everything.

American Ride Acoustic Extravaganza Facebook Page

Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin is Dinosaur Rock for the Modern Man. Born and raised in the 80's but steeped and schooled in the radio classics of the last 50 years, he has been playing guitar and writing songs since the age of 8. His music is a timeless blend of the 60's guitar rock of Jimi Hendrix and the Beatles with the introspection of 70's singer-songwriters Randy Newman and Paul Simon, and the slick 80's pop of Peter Gabriel and the Police. His original songs are sung with an understated honesty set against adventurous and expansive rock arrangements.

Andrew Martin Website

Andy Pratt
Andy Pratt burst on the scene in 1973 with his iconic Columbia single 'Avenging Annie'. He spent 4 years in the big time, then disappeared, but really he never stopped. He now has a ton of quality material on the web.

Rolling Stone said, "By reviving the dream of rock as an art and then re-inventing it, Pratt has forever changed the face of rock"

Andy Pratt Facebook Page
Andy Pratt Bandcamp Page

No Yer Not
Avenging Annie

Audrey Cooper
Audrey performs many genres of music focusing on contemporary pop covers. She's a student at Newburyport High School and has always been passionate about music and theatre, plays the piano and performs in school musicals. Audrey is a member of the Greater Newburyport Children's Chorus, and her Church Choir. Some artists that inspire her music are Sara Bareilles, Lady Gaga and Brandi Carlile.

Audrey Cooper Music Instagram Page

Be Imagine Music Studio
Youth bands & soloists performing covers and original songs. We are a music studio made up of all the instructors that taught at Haverhill Music Centre which started in 1955. When they closed in 2012, Benjamin Goldbaum (me) and all the teachers started teaching at Be Imagine. Our band program has been going strong ever since with 7 years in a row at the Topsfield Fair and many other local shows.

Be Imagine Facebook Page
Be Imagine Music Website

Blue Heartache
Blue Heartache is composed of four individuals who got together based on their mutual love of great American music, from country, to blues, Americana, and classic rock and roll music. We draw from all these influences to create a deep and rich catalog of great music. Based in Seabrook, NH, Blue Heartache can be found performing all over the North Shore and southern New Hampshire.

Blue Heartache Facebook Page
Blue Heartache Web Site

Blue Heartache Soundcloud Page

Bob Greenman
Bob Greenman is a singer/song-writer whose songs tell a story. His influences include alt-country, Americana, and blues artists. His repertoire is occasionally infused with a cover or two by those artists who have influenced him.

Bon Saints
Melodic Indie Pop/Rock performed acoustically

Bon Saints Facebook Page
Bon Saints Reverbnation Page

Bob Kramer Band
PI and north of Boston musicians playing a mix of music that is rockin, rootsy and blue.

Bob Kramer Band Facebook Page
Bob Kramer Band Website

Bad Moon Rising
High Shelf Booze

Boondock Sinners
An acoustic duo, Paul Duffy and Donna Landry play a wide array of classics and current music, ranging from folk, rock, country and pop.

Boondock Sinners Website

Caillie Hughes
Caillie Hughes is an acoustic multi-genre, recording and performing singer/songwriter, whose passion comes alive with her unique style and sound. Whether it's a slow ballad or a get up dance groove her authenticity is raw and soulful. She is self taught on guitar, the keys and drums.

Caillie Hughes Facebook Page

Wherever You Will Go
Isn't She Lovely

Captain Ed
Acoustic Guitar. Soft rock in my own interpretation

Charlieocity (aka, Charlie Russell)
Been writing songs lately. A few I just love and want to share, along with some covers.

The Chickenshack Bluegrass Band
The Chickenshack Bluegrass Band puts renewed energy into traditional bluegrass songs. They will also put a fun twist on songs from artists such as: The Rolling Stones, Merle Haggard, The Who, The Grateful Dead, Johnny Cash, and The Eagles to name a few. Although they are accomplished instrumentalists they also have vocal versatility which enables them to arrange each song differently and provide a fresh approach throughout a set. From fairs to fundraisers the Chickenshack Bluegrass Band can keep an audience engaged and feet tapping.

ChickenShack Bluegrass Facebook Page

ChcikenShack Bluegrass YouTube Page

Chris O'Donnell
Soothing acoustic alternative rock spanning five decades, putting my own spin on early 70s rock, 80s new wave, 90s alternative and present day rock and alternative: U2, The Cure, Pearl Jam, Jason Isbell, Bowie, Jackson Browne, Crowded House, Radiohead, Psychedelic Furs among others.

Chris O'Donnell Soundcloud Page

Christina Bauer
Vocalist - everything from classical voice repertoire to current top 40

The Cosmic Vultures
We are a home grown, Boston based band. Our music is the perfect blend of funk and rock, with a psychedelic twist...

Cosmic Vultures Website

Cousin Richie
I've been playing and singing for 30-ish years. Never made it as a rock star so I've settled into a one man acoustic thing...playing songs I grew up with and songs that I've come to appreciate over time. I'll be playing at Le Casa de Wallace - it's just around the corner from Margaritaville and down the road from The Hangout.

Cousin Richie YouTube Channel

Currier Square
We are an acoustic singer-songwriter duo based out of Haverhill, MA. We have performed together in various band iterations since the 1970's, but today primarily perform at acoustic venues, and feature many original songs from our two released CD's, "Going Home" (2017) and "River Town" (2019). Our genre is primarily folk, folk-rock, with a bit of country mixed in.

Currier Square Soundclick Page

Dan Solomon
Madman on the keys! Vinyl Legion Band backing him up.

Dodging Frogs
Robin Bornstein & Ric Page perform well loved yet seldom heard covers, spanning many genres including blues, jazz & rock along with originals! Something for everyone!

R&R Music/Dodging Frogs Facebook Page

Eagle in the Attic

Eddy Dyer and the Droimlins
Lowell's Celtic Gypsy Punk outfit!

Droimlins Facebook Page

Ej Ouellette and Friends
EJ will be joined by a stellar lineup of musicians presenting an Acoustic/American Root/Americana sound featuring fiddle, banjo, guitar, mando, bass, drums and more. Don't miss it!

EJ Ouellette Website

EJ Ouellette Facebook Page

Empty Saviors
Classic Rock and Roll

Eric and Julian Colville
All original folk-pop-rock.

Eric Colville Website

Essex River Rounders
We are an acoustic string band, five strong, from Ipswich, Essex, Hamilton, and Newburyport. We play a mix of folk, blues, blue grass, old-timey, rag time, pop, and other songs and tunes that fit into our vision of the band.

Francoix Simard
Multi instrumentalists talented and versatile artist with more then 20 years of touring around the globe with a powerful voice and a charismatic personality.

Francois Simard Facebook Page

Francois Simard You Tube Page

I am a rapper who lives on plum island. My music is hip-hop and R&B concentrated.

Ganz SoundCloud Page
Ganz Facebook Page

Geoff and Elaine Duo
One finger-style guitar player, two harmonic voices!!

Gary Shane and the Detour
" of Boston Rock & Roll’s favorite sons... " Carter Allen

A celebrated veteran of the Boston music scene in the 1980's, Gary continues to perform and create his own unique music.

Gary Shane website

George Belli and the Retroactivists
British Invasion 60's Rock Forgotten 45's Originals & Rockabilly Electric or Acoustic Full Band

George Belli and the Retroactivists Facebook Page
George Belli and the Retroactivists Facebook Videos

Goats on Tour
Acoustic / bluegrass / Irish / folk / fiddle

We are a 3 piece rock 'n' roll band that has played all over New England. We currently have 3 Albums and 1 single out on most streaming platforms. Our sound is rhythm-driven with a danceable taste tossed in.

Graneros Facebook Page

Greg Guba
Experienced Solo performer and songwriter who performs classics, blues, original (with humor) on resonator and standard guitar.

Greg Guba Facebook Page
Greg Guba Soundcamp Page
Greg Guba YouTube Page

Heavy Necker
Heavy Necker are a North Shore Rock band who flirt with the blues, but who doesn't? They're almost certain that you do from time to time. Be honest, they'll know if you're lying. Tell the truth. Formed in 2011, they have since been tossed into likeness with stoner-rockers, blues-rockers, retro-rockers, and just about any two words the mind can hyphen together. The band requests that you don't try so damn hard. Call it Rock and have a ride.

Heavy Necker Facebook Page

Hey Now (Sam, Maddy & Dad)
Acoustic. Old, New & everything in between.

The High Road Drifters
Party on the bayside! We are a high energy Americana country rockin' boogie bluesy jam band based out of Boston, MA. Our shows are a sonic celebration that brings good people together. Playing mostly cover songs, our style is everything from country to blues, Irish to rock, folk to funk, and reggae to bluegrass and each tune has it's own unique twist. Come celebrate with us!!

High Road Drifters Facebook Page
High Road Drifters Website

James Merke and the Twerks
Indie, Alternative Folk and Americana Originals and Covers

Jamie Cain
I am a solo artist, singer, guitarist and songwriter and I perform covers and some originals when asked. My music is folk style in the same vein as Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Jack Johnson and Ernie Halter. My brand of music is intended to help to bring people together and connect through a message of inclusion.

Jamie Cain Website
Jamie Cain Facebook Page

Jay DiBiasio
Jay is a guitarist and songwriter from Beverly, MA. His 2014 original album "Battuto" was rated a top 10 album of 2014 by The Noise magazine. Stylings from surf rock to twangy country and gypsy punk he performs by himself and with several bands in The Boston and New England area.

Jay DiBiasio Facebook Page

North Carolina Hymn
Arkansas Bob's Corn on the Cob

Jim Gould & Doc Zig
Country Blues, Traditional, Americana and acoustic classics. Mostly original arrangements, featuring traditional stringed instruments and vocal harmonies. We cover artists such as Leadbelly, Ian & Sylvia, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, the Dead, etc, as well as traditional songs from days past, mixed with a few originals.

The Jim Larkin Situation
Jim Larkin is a Boston-based bass player and drummer and a founding band member of the Soul artist Jesse Dee. He has performed with and recorded on dozens of Boston artists' records and toured internationally since 2002. Jim can be seen regularly performing throughout New England with Jesse Dee, Spotted Tiger, Danielle M and the Glory Junkies, and as a solo performer.

Jim Larkin Music Facebook Page
Jim Larkin Situation Facebook Page

The JiveKats
The JiveKats are an acoustic/electric band who interpret the roots of today's popular music. They play songs by the Masters of today's genres as well as the contemporary artists whose music is based on them. Original music is also featured, spotlighting the songs of long-time New England band, Aces & Eights, from Aces's members David West and Earl Dirt Munson. Our lead vocalist is Katherine Nikitas who is well known as a feature performer on New England's Coffee House circuit.

The JiveKats Facebook Page

John Copeland
I play an eclectic mix of rock covers from the 1960s through the present. I use a loop pedal and vocal harmonizer to create a fuller sound. My song selection includes popular tunes as well as forgotten favorites. There is something for everyone to enjoy in each set.

John Copeland Reverbnation Page

Johnny Tags
Local Musician playing Orginal and Cover Acoustic Rock.

John Tagney Facebook Page

Just the Sinners
Local group of creative people playing for fun and applause! We cover a wide variety of artists in the bluesy rock genre.

Kevin Kelley
Kevin is a Plum Island-based singer songwriter who wishes he were John Prine or James McMurtry. Kevin is a co-founder of PlumFest and hosts a monthly Songwriter Circle at the Plum Island Beachcoma.

Songwriter Circle Facebook Page

Kev G Mor
Kev G Mor is a singer songwriter that tells a story of mental illness and recovery through acoustic folk and blues.

Kev g mor Facebook Page

Kim Snyder
I am a singer/songwriter playing originals and some covers. My songs are in the indie folk/rock category with jazz and blues influence. I play solo, due and trio sets with hand percussion and saxophone. Derrick Feole and I have teamed up for this event the past few years and we are excited to make 2019 our third PlumFest!

Kim Synder Website

Kim Snyder Facebook Page

Lee Biddle
I play old folk/country music. I also play modern day good-time music. I basically play anything that brings a smile to people's faces. That's my goal, anyways! I grew up in Newburyport and am excited to be a part of this festival! Peace everyone!

Lee Biddle Music Facebook Page

The Lemontree Project
Probably mostly influenced by old and new folk music and flavoring it with some contemporary influences. Lots of talent spanning many years.

Liz Frame and the Kickers

Loudmouth Soup
We've been playing together for 30 yrs, music range from Steely Dan to ZZ top, Joe Jackson to Tom Petty. All classic rock.

Loudmouth Soup Facebook Page

Is She Really Going Out With Him?
Ride the River

The Lower Units

Lynne Taylor
Piano based singer songwriter "Sonic food for the soul!"

Lynne Taylor Web Site
Lynne Taylor Band Facebook Page

The Mary Ellens
The Mary Ellens are ladies of a certain age performing originals that rock, swing, and twang, as well as stuff they like from Billie Holiday to the Partridge Family.

The Melted Chapstixs

Michael Tirgardoon
Solo acoustic singer-songwriter (occasionally accompanied by other musicians). Easy listening and comparable to John Mayer.

Michael Tirgardoon Facebook Page

The Milkhouse Heaters
Ex-Rockers from the Boston music scene, Mike and Jan Sheehy settled in Bellows Falls, VT where the humble seeds of The Milkhouse Heaters were planted. Weaving tall tales and sad stories of the sometimes comical and tragic human condition, their music has been described as being like Emmy Lou Harris and Gram Parsons meets Chrissie Hynde and Joey Ramone. With powerful dual vocals, driving acoustic guitar and thumping bass, as well as harmonica and the occasional kazoo, The Milkhouse Heaters have a unique sound all their own which they describe as Americana Folk Punk. Mike and Jan have shared stages with Billy Bragg, Fred Eaglesmith, and The Black Crowes, and have been featured on compilation CD's with G. Love and Jack Johnson, as well as Burning Spear, and others. They have licensed music to ABC and ESPN.

Milkhouse Heaters Website

Uplifting dance music brought to you from the far corners from the galaxy. We can play quietly having jammed extensively in their spaceship on the big trip to earth.

Mirth Website

Mostly Young
50% root-rock covers (Neil Young, Grateful Dead, etc), and 50% originals written in the same rootsy style.

Mostly Young Web Site
Mostly Young Facebook Page

Muckie Mittens

Nick Zaino
I play mostly original music influenced by Americana artists and singer/songwriters like The Band, Alejandro Escovedo, Wilco, Son Volt, Ben Folds, and Robbie Fulks.

Nick Zaino Facebook Page
Nick Zaino Web Site

Live Through You
Everybody Wants to Mess With Me

The Nonplussed
These every-year veterans of Plumfest are once again an indespensable part of your Saturday schedule. Members across several classic New England acts over the past 20 years (Kayjah Funk, Hi8us, Logic, The Daikini Crossroads, The Dolly Cops, Grand27) emotionally decided to form the 'lets get old playing music together' group The Nonplussed back in 2013 and haven't looked back since. With its unique blend of Americana, folk, alternative, and rock n' roll, The Nonplussed, a five man delivery powerhouse, guarantees great times chilling and dancing behind classic and memorable staples while also experiencing interesting, 'deeper cut' material across classic and newer artists.

The Nonplussed Website

The NoWhere Men
Instrumental versions of Beatles favorites.

The NoWhere Men Facebook Page

The NoWhere Men YouTube Page

The Pathological Outliars
We play garage rock 'n roll covers with an occasional original. Bands we cover include the Beatles, Stones, the Who, Ramones, Steve Earle, Lemonheads, Eddie Cochrane, Cheap Trick, Bowie...playing the stuff we liked in 1978 plus softer stuff like Mission of Burma.

The Pathological Outliars Facebook Page

The Plovers
4 piece jazz/rock band covering 70s, 80s and beyond

Classic Rock to current hits done right!

Ruby & The Groove
"We do dance music acoustically"! Ruby and The Groove is a New England based trio specializing in Pop, R&B and Neosoul originals and cover songs. The band is comprised of lead singer Rabihah "Ruby" Shabazz, percussionist Bill Feehan, and guitarist Tom Bean.

Ruby and the Groove Website
Ruby and the Groove Facebook Page

Ryan Fitzsimmons
"Ryan Fitzsimmons has a singing style with an engaging, mature pop feel, edgy and full. The production here ranges from roots-rock/pop to acoustic employing banjo and fiddle. One of the more satisfying tracks is 'North Central Line.' The lyrics mourn the loss of an old railway line and the inexorability of change. Mandolins and fiddles provide a fitting backdrop to this paean to a bygone era." - Richard Cuccaro, Acoustic Live NYC

Ryan Fitzsimmons Website
Ryan Fitzsimmons Facebook Page

Salsa Secrets
Dance lessons and demonstrations all day!

Salsa Secrets specializes in Latin Dance Instruction for adults in Portsmouth, NH and Newburyport, MA. Our dance styles include Salsa, Salsa On 2, Cha Cha, Bachata, Merengue, Rueda de Casino, and Son. Singles and couples are welcome to join us on the dance floor. We offer monthly dance socials on the first Saturday of each month at our Portsmouth studio. Annually, we travel to Havana, Cuba for Dance Retreats. Our specialty is bringing together technique and emotion. We believe dance is a powerful healing modality.

Salsa Secrets Facebook Page
Salsa Secrets Web Site
Salsa Secrets Instagram Page

Scotty Ray Clark
Scotty Ray Clark is a finger-picking style guitarist who performs a spirited mix of Country Blues, Ragtime, And well-loved chestnuts from the 1920’s-30’s & 40’s.

Scotty Ray Clark Facebook Page

Something Sneaky
We are a four-piece band from Boston that has been playing basements venues and tours since 2011 . We play indie rock with influences from 90's - present day . If we sound like any band I guess it would be elements of Built to Spill, Pavement or some other band you heard at a bar one time that you liked. We play all originals and our songs are fun and loud. We love to have a good time and will play any show we are welcome at. We are so happy our friend Matt Wolz and Graneros asked us to be part of this!

Something Sneaky Website

Sorry Charlie

Southbound Outlaws
Original blues rock with elements of traditional country, folk, and bluegrass.

Southbound Outlaws Bandcamp Page

The Spaceheaters
The SpaceHeaters are an eclectic group of musicians who have the distinction of being friends even longer than they have been bandmates. Known for their diverse and far ranging musical interests, the Heaters blend Classic, R&B, Soul, Funk and Folk Rock sensibilities to create a musical tapestry that is both highly listenable and decidedly danceable.

Spaceheaters Facebook Page
Spaceheaters Soundcloud Page

Stephen Perrucci
Local Newburyport resident and three-time PlumFest performer. Acoustic covers of artists from several generations. Regular Grog Open Mic'er.

PlumFest 2016
PlumFest 2017
Chasing Cars

Stoney's Wicked Din
"Small Big Band" (10 pieces) with vocalist. We perform a wide range of blues, soul, R&B, jazz, latin, and much more, all with our own spin.

Stoney's Wicked Din Website
Stoney's Wicked Din Facebook Page

A cool mix of the best covers you won't hear from the others, from 70s to 00s.

Tony Marrese
Acoustic blues roots rock influenced covers and originals.

UNCOVERED is made up four seasoned veterans of the New England music scene that play crowd-pleasing songs that deserve to be covered, but few other bands play.

Uncovered Facebook Page

Unnamed Colors
Unnamed Colors is carving a new niche in rock with their "prog meets jazz/piano pop" sound. This dynamic group of four lifelong musicians hails from Plum Island, MA, and for over five years they have engaged audiences around the region with expressive, fiery songwriting that is full of surprises.

Unnamed Colors Facebook Page
Unnamed Colors website
Unnamed Colors Music Page

Vinyl Legion Band
Rock, country, alternative, blues and folk covers and originals

Vinyl Legion Band Facebook Page
Vinyl Legion Band website

The Water Spouts
The Water Spouts are a 4 piece band playing an eclectic mix of current & vintage rock with sweet harmonies & a jam band ethic.

The Waterspouts Facebook Page

Welterweight is a Hard Soft Rock band from Portland, ME that uses traditional string instrumentation, around the non-traditional song writing of Doug Cowan.

Welterweight Website