Kansas Sampler Festival
Entertainers will be available for bookings and to sell merchandise following their performance. Please stop by and visit with these talented Kansas musicians.
Aaron Fowler & Laura Dungan - Wichita
aaronfowler.org/fowlerdungan.com email@example.com 316.207.4715
Cayton & Brown -
We welcome Cayton & Brown to their first Kansas Sampler Festival. Sissy Cayton and Barry Brown formed the duo early 2012. Both members have experience in musical genres ranging from Christian to Bluegrass and bring varied musical stylings to their performances.
"Clint Gilbert has taken up his acoustic guitar and loves playing small intimate settings as well as larger shows with other musicians. Not fitting in with a strict country or rock group, Clint performs a variety of music styles and bends them to his own unique expression. Clint is currently working on a project about Southeast Kansas and the people that he lives with and grew up with."
Jami Amber Lynne began entertaining at the Kansas Sampler Festival when it was held in Leavenworth, Kansas in 2010 and 2011. Jami is a young teenager who practices dance moves in front of the mirror, pours over fashion magazines, goes to the movies, attends high school football games, and loves hanging out with her friends. Though her interests might be typical for a teen, her musical gifts are another story. Jami counts some of her musical influences as Patsy Cline,
"Kelly Werts sings songs from early America in partnership with his fingerstyle guitar. In an era long before today’s singer-songwriters, songs were born anonymously and then open-sourced to many singers over many years, with the results being available to us now as time-tested treasures. Kelly brings these old songs into a new dialogue between voice and instrument, with surprises at each new encounter."
Lindsborg Folkdanslag - Lindsborg
Traditional Swedish dancers from the central Kansas community of Lindsborg have travelled nationally and internationally promoting their Swedish heritage and community. They are always a crowd favorite.
Ron Wilson - Manhattan
"Ron performs his original cowboy poetry in full costume, and he always gets his audience involved. Sometimes, he brings along his loyal and talented sidekicks, Stanley the Steer and Pete the Possum. The poetry is fun, family-oriented, patriotic and relates extremely well with ag and rural audiences, and most of time, it even rhymes."
Sons of the Flint Hills - Topeka
The Vogt Sisters - Erie
These "young musicians offer a vulnerable, sincere approach to their performance, blending timeless music with effortless harmonies and pure vocals. A few of their musical influences include Alison Kraus, Gillian Welch, and the Secret Sisters. In 2012, the girls won first place in the folk ensemble competition at the Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championship in Lawrence, KS, and were also invited to perform on the Kids Acoustic Stage at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS. They also held two auditorium concerts with Kentucky 31, and Jimmy Fortune/T Graham Brown. The Vogts Sisters won grand prize at the 2013 Bluegrass and Chili Festival Best Country in the City competition in Claremore, OK and have performed in and around Kansas at festivals and events including the Kansas State Fair."
Willis C. Pracht - Garden City