Les Artistes 2019

Les Artistes du 8ème Festival

Santa Susanna

Festival International de Country Music 2019

Très bon programme préparé par notre régisseur Mr Jay du 20 au 26 octobre 2019

Dimanche AllWoods (ESP)

Lundi South Mountains (Can)

Mardi Didier Beaumont (FR)

Mercredi Sarah Jory (UK)

Jeudi Scott Southworth (USA)
Vendredi Ray Scott (USA)

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Dimanche AllWoods (ESP)

Inspiré par l’authenticité des grands artistes de la musique américaine et du pays avant tout, ALLWOODS apparaît sur la scène
musicale nationale et internationale en 2017. Le groupe, basé à Terrassa (Barcelone), lance son premier album BIRTH fin 2018, où
ils développent et partagent leurs influences.
Le single "Try to understand", définit le New Country comme le style le plus utilisé. Allwoods combine 8 chansons avec 8 reprises
pour rendre hommage aux compositeurs les plus influents. Sur la scène, vous trouverez 6 musiciens dont le spectacle a été
qualifié de "puissant" par les médias. Une combinaison de leurs propres chansons et de reprises des hits de la dance en ligne de
tous les temps pour profiter d’un spectacle de haute qualité tout en convenant à la danse en ligne.
Nommés aux HALL OF FAME 2018 dans la catégorie Artiste de musique américaine, ils ajoutent la valeur instrumentale
des artistes les plus récents et les plus talentueux de la CMA avec leur propre style et leur appellation d’origine

Mercredi Sarah Jory (UK)

Without a doubt one of the finest pedal steel guitarists in the world, Sarah has performed and collaborated with some of the biggest names in music including Van Morrison, Eric Clapton, Phil Collins, Elkie Brooks, Ricky Skaggs, Gene Watson, Glen Campbell, Kenny Rogers, Charlie Pride, Billy Ray Cyrus, The Water Boys, Daniel O Donnell through to popular children’s cartoon character ‘Bob The Builder’ demonstrating not only her diversity between musical genres but also her versatility on a range of instruments including steel guitar, acoustic guitar, slide guitar, dobro, banjo, mandolin and of course lead and harmony vocals.

Over the last three and a half decades, Sarah has been voted British European Country Artist of the Year for several consecutive years and has performed in over 40 different countries. Recent performances include a headline slot for her own band at several European Country Festivals including Silkeborg 2011 in Denmark, a world tour with singer songwriter Van Morrison including performances at New York’s Madison Square Gardens, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival and live recordings on Van’s recent album ‘Keep It Simple’ and live DVD ‘Astral Weeks Live at the Hollywood Bowl.’

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Lundi South Mountains (Can)

The term “energetic” is often used when describing Canadian Country band, South Mountain. It is an acknowledgment of South Mountain’s dynamic and spirited presence during live performances, while exhibiting masterful artistry in traditional country and electric bluegrass. South Mountain is a four piece powerhouse of telecaster guitar, fiddle, bass and drums, in addition to commanding three part vocals. The energy and enjoyment that radiates from South Mountain on stage is undeniable, creating an atmosphere that is entertaining for any seasoned concert goer or first time country music listener. 

It is no surprise that the band South Mountain was created in the small town of South Mountain, a rural farming village located outside of Ottawa, Ontario. In the late 80’s, founding member, Steve Piticco, had the vision for an equal opportunity group that consisted of A-list “side persons,” who were at the top of their respective musical game. Steve and Laurie LaPorte-Piticco gathered with heavyweights’ Don Reed, Todd Nolan and Bill Carruthers, and the band was formed. Although members of South Mountain have changed through the years, the feel, spirit and mission of the band remains the same: to create good traditional country music. Current members of the group include Steve Piticco, (telecaster guitar, vocals), Kurk Bernard, (bass, vocals), Jay Riehl, (drums, vocals), Don Reed, (fiddle) and Linsey Beckett, (fiddle, step dancing, vocals).

South Mountain’s impressive career has led to many exciting musical opportunities. They have performed with country music icons like Dolly Parton, Don Helms, Highway 101, John Allan Cameron, John Landry, Charlie McCoy, recorded with Merle Haggard and Lee Towers, and have opened for Moe Bandy, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, The Whites, Tammy Wynette, Dan Seals, Marty Stuart, Conway Twitty, Charlie Pride, Kitty Wells, among many more.  

South Mountain’s talents have been recognized by their peers, along with musical institutions worldwide.  Accolades of South Mountain’s include: Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) Vista Rising Star Award and Nominations for CCMA Group of the Year. On the international front, South Mountain has won the Dutch Country Music Association Award (DCMA) for Live Show of the Year, nominated alongside Shania Twain, and the DCMA Award for Band of the Year, nominated in the company of the Dixie Chicks, Mavericks and Alabama.

South Mountain has toured extensively internationally, focusing primarily in Europe and Scandinavia. Some countries include Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Austria, Norway, Sweden and Denmark.  South Mountain is excited to release the dates of their 2016 European tour, and continually seek out new international markets to take their music. 

Jeudi Scott Southworth (USA)

rk. Scott is proud to be an endorsed Larrivee Guitar artist and is excited to be a 2018 Durango Boots Ambassador.

He performs regularly in Nashville at the Bluebird Cafe, Douglas Corner and the Commodore Grille as well as house concerts and many songwriting festivals around the country and overseas. Scott has been a featured performer on RFD TV’s nationally televised « Market Day Report », the nationally syndicated « Chico & B-Man » Television Show and has been a featured artist on WSM Radio’s « Coffee, Country & Cody », « Nashville Today w/Devon O Day », « The Allnighter » with Marcia Campbell, « Ernest Tubb’s Midnight Jamboree », Knoxville’s « The Writers Block », several performances on WDVX’s « Blue Plate Special » and « Tennessee Shines » as well as many other local TV and Radio programs across the US.


Originally hailing from the great Pacific Northwest, Scott is an award winning Nashville based performing singer/songwriter, a 3 time Top 30 Country Radio charting recording artist in Europe and the creator/co-host of Radio/TV’s « The Music Row Show », heard in 38 states via the historic 650AM, WSM and from 2012-2016 was seen nationwide on the BlueHighways TV netwo

Mardi Didier Beaumont (FR)

Biographie Didier BEAUMONT

Didier Beaumont, l’artiste derrière Ouzo & Black, a le cœur Nashville pour le plus grand bonheur de ses fans. Son nouveau single White Whisky connaît déjà un immense succès, se classant numéro 1 des ventes de titres téléchargés sur la très célèbre plateforme Amazon. L’album éponyme ,lui, sort en Janvier 2019.

Beaumont et sa fidèle guitare font le bonheur des danseurs ainsi que celui des passionnés de cette musique du Sud des USA avec l’enthousiasme et la joie de vivre qui caractérise la « Country Music ».

Vendredi Ray Scott (USA)

Ray Scott is a rare find in Country music today.

The digital music revolution has turned out to be a “Rayincarnation” for acclaimed country storyteller Ray Scott. While a label-free utopia where artistic merit trumps popular whims remains as unlikely as it always was, the internet age has allowed a certain kind of creator to connect with an audience and chart a self-determined course… when helps explain why Ray Scott has chosen to title his fifth studio album, Guitar For Sale.

“This is sort of a regroup for me – not only artistically, but in terms of my career,” he says. “My music and my sense of where it fits in the music business has really taken shape over the past several years. So this is an introduction to that for people who may not be familiar with me, and it’s a defining of that vision for those who already know my music.”

For many, Ray Scott needs no introduction. Warner Bros. released Scott’s debut album My Kind Of Music in 2005 to enormous critical acclaim. The first single and title track cracked the top 40, but a combination of label politics and radio’s reluctance to embrace his fresh approach to country traditions had him off the label less than two years later. But a funny thing happened on the way to post-label obscurity – a level of success many major labels might envy.

Crazy Like Me (2008) was put together to have a project to sell on the road, but ended up getting strong critical reaction and surprising sales. Encouraged, Ray connected with producer Dave Brainard (Jerrod Niemann, Brandy Clark) to record Rayality (2011). The single “Those Jeans” received substantial airplay on SiriusXM and went on to sell a couple hundred thousand copies. “ I kept writing and still had a pile of songs we didn’t get to on Rayality,” he says. “So we decided to amp things up and make a record exactly the way we wanted.”

As a result, Ray Scott was the most descriptive name possible for the collection. It’s country music the way I interpret it,” he says. “Every artist borrows and basically bastardizes whatever they grew up loving. In my case, it was a combination of a lot of great ‘70s country. My dad was a great singer and I used to hear him do all that stuff.”

“The good news is the kind of music I’m making now is not age-specific. I’m not out there wiggling my ass for anybody, so it’s about telling stories, making people smile and making them feel something,” says Scott.

“I understand that sometimes the business has a place for what I do and sometimes it doesn’t,” Ray says. “But what I do has kept me alive out there in the world because it is different enough that people get passionate about it. They stick with it. I don’t sound like anybody else, and I don’t want to.”

For his new project, Guitar For Sale, Ray decided to change up producers. “I went with my extremely talented friend, Michael Hughes. I’ve always pushed it in different directions here and there stylistically, but the lyrics and the voice keep the common thread running through it… Same this time as well,” says Scott.

“I went back a few years and recorded a handful of favorites I’ve had in my back pocket, as well as a few newer ones I loved. We live tracked this one… haven’t done that in a few years. It brought back a new energy, with a few new musicians, including the guys in my touring band. It’s a different sound, but familiar too. It was a step in a good direction,” says Ray about Guitar For Sale.