The musical line-up for MissionFest 2021 has been announced and we are excited to bring the following acts to this year’s event:
Hailing from Dripping Springs, TX lead vocalist Mark Wystrach fronts Midland’s rich sound that is rounded out with lead guitarist/vocalist Jess Carson and bass player/vocalist Cameron Duddy.
Rooted in tradition in both sound and style, the trio initially garnered attention playing clubs in the region. Their critically-acclaimed sophomore album LET IT ROLL (Big Machine Records) earned the No. 1 position on Billboard’s Top Country Album Sales chart upon release, receiving praise from outlets such as Rolling Stone, Variety, NPR and Entertainment Weekly among others.
Wystrach, Carson and Duddy all played an integral role in writing the 14-track album with Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne. The album was produced by Dann Huff, McAnally and Osborne and was a follow-up to the critically acclaimed, GOLD-certified debut album, ON THE ROCKS (Big Machine Records).
Launching in 2017 with rave reviews, ON THE ROCKS was declared “the year’s best Country album” by Washington Post. Their 2x Platinum-certified chart-topping debut “Drinkin’ Problem,” which offers an intentional nod to Country music reminiscent of the 1970s and 80s, earned the band their first GRAMMY® Awards nominations for Best Country Song and Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
Midland was also named New Vocal Group of the Year at the 2018 ACM Awards and is nominated for Vocal Group of the Year at the 2020 CMA Awards.
Devin Dawson is an American country music singer-songwriter. He became famous after filming a mashup of Taylor Swift songs with his fellow friend Louisa Wendorff on her YouTube channel, which gained popularity on YouTube. His debut single “All on Me” is also his first hit song.
With the help of producer Jay Joyce, he signed to Warner Bros. Records in 2017. Dawson’s “All on Me” has charted on the Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay charts.
Dawson has also toured with Brett Eldredge, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
Dawson’s debut album Dark Horse was released on January 19, 2018.
The WHITE BUFFALO
The White Buffalo is about engagement. The White Buffalo makes people laugh and cry. The White Buffalo is truth and wild imagination working together.
The White Buffalo is Jake Smith – singer, songwriter, guitarist, teller of stories, Emmy nominee; an artist whose voice – a timber-shakin’ baritone of gravitas and gravel – seems directly linked to a greater truth; an artist who will not be swayed by fashion or curtailed by genre.
The White Buffalo released his latest studio album in April 2020, ‘On The Widow’s Walk’ – a loosely linked collection of dark thrills produced by Shooter Jennings, who also provides piano and keys.
Born in Eugene, Oregon, but raised in Huntington Beach, California, Jake Smith is master of his own domain. ‘On The Widow’s Walk’ is a bold and compelling statement from a unique talent; an artist whose instinct for working between the musical lines has seen his star very much on the rise, playing to a million followers worldwide and securing a Top 10 spot in the TV / Film Syncs Chart for 2019, with ‘The Woods’ (featured in TV show ‘The Punisher’) also figuring in the Top 10.
With uncontrived, hand-crafted music now receiving increased levels of attention, music straight from source, the timing is perfect for this powerful, provoking new album and a fresh turn of the page.
The DARING GREATLY BAND
The band has already been primed with plenty of experience touring perpetually over the last 6 years.
They have performed over 1,000 shows across the United States, Canada and Mexico, offering various arrangements in performances scaling all the way to coffee-shop, Folk/Americana acoustic sets to full sounding 7-piece Jam/Rock sets, that will fill a large concert hall or theatre (including their opening sets for Bon Jovi, The Doobies Brothers, The Struts and Buckcherry).
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the band has live-streamed over 40 concerts and amassed over 500,000 views across all social platforms and media outlets. When not on tour, the band lives together in San Diego, California. They have amassed a large following around the Northern County beach towns, up through Orange County and beyond.
The JAMES KELLEY BAND
The James Kelly Band are local legends in San Juan Capistrano. Their country sounds have ignited the dance floors of Orange County’s Country Music Scene for well over a decade.
James’ unique sound and original material has lured him to Nashville to embark on the next stage of his career.