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What’s New at WestFest This Year?

by Emily Hanawalt, festivals and markets intern | Jul 21, 2016
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Keenan Wade & Grace Adele of The Farmer and Adele

The Eiteljorg is ecstatic to welcome the western swing band, The Farmer and Adele to WestFest this year. Hailing from Tennessee, the band, which includes Grace Adele on sock-rhythm guitar/song/tap tap tappin, Keenan Wade on mandolin/song/guitar, Carco Clave on Steel Guitar and dobro and Erik Alvar on Upright Bass, plays tunes that will keep your foot tappin’ and your hands clappin’ throughout their set. Dressed in western clothes from hat to boot, these entertainers will transport you back to the taverns of the western frontier. The group recently put out an album titled Into the Wide Open Sky, many of which they will perform at WestFest on Saturday, July 23.

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Additional links about The Farmer and Adele:
http://www.graceadelemusic.com/#!farmerandadele/cbp8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjO7iZMO9v8

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AJ Silver

Trick roping is defined as the art of twirling a lasso for entertainment or competitive purposes. Angelo Iodice, also known as AJ Silver, would define trick roping as his calling. Growing up in the Bronx, Angelo was inspired to learn trick roping when he went to a rodeo at Madison Square garden, a venue in which he recently was able to perform in, bringing his career full circle.  The National Cowboy Hall of Fame awarded Silver the Rodeo Act of the Year award and Silver has also given back by passing on his knowledge to future generations in projects such as The National Circus Project. We’re excited to welcome AJ Silver this summer.

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Additional links about AJ Silver, Trick Roper:
http://www.trickropingact.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwGGS7nDAyE

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