Jaimee Simundson

Jaimee writes, sings and plays folk songs. She draws inspiration from her Oregon roots and her music embodies the natural spirit of the Northwest. A true songbird, Jaimee sings heartbreaking truth with soft, sweet conviction. She has recently released her debut EP “Something Blue”.

Raman Ellis

Raman is a singer-songwriter from Sisters, Oregon. Here he was introduced to a community of musicians who fostered his natural proclivity toward music. After over a decade of songwriting and performing Raman released his debut Album “The Tides” in 2016. Drawing equally from roots rock, bluegrass, folk and country, his songs are full of personal lyrics that stem from a reflection on life’s polarities.

Elize van der Laan

Elize was raised in Sisters, where she picked up singing, songwriting and performing at a young age. As an active member of the Sisters High School Americana Project, she released her first album ‘My Mountain’ at age 16. Since then, she has lived in India, Amsterdam, and Berlin, where she is currently based. As Elize writes new songs about her experiences abroad, she continues to be inspired by the moving lyrics and melodies of the singer-songwriter community in the Pacific Northwest.

Drew Harrison

Drew hails from Tumalo, Oregon. He was heavily influenced throughout middle and high school by the Americana Project where he discovered his love for writing and performing music. Currently based out of Idaho, the vibrant musical community in Sisters continues to provide inspiration from afar. He aims to blend thoughtful folk songwriting and harmonies with bluegrass influences to create acoustic music that resonates with people. A few friends and partners in crime will join him on the Fir Street Stage at the festival.

Slater Smith & Matt Cartmill

Slater Smith is a singer-songwriter and lead singer for Oregon-based indie-folk-rock band The Weather Machine. He will be joined at Sisters Folk Festival by Matthew Cartmill. Now living and performing music in Granada, Spain, Cartmill is a cellist and multi-instrumentalist songwriter who was an original member of both The Weather Machine and Portland-based world-metal-jazz power trio Human Ottoman. The Weather Machine is known for its theatrical live performances, zany storytelling style, and emotional lyrical nuance. Their upcoming record “The Pelican” is a concept record made in partnership with Oregon State Parks to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Oregon Beach Bill.


A collection of Central Oregon’s finest bluegrass pickers have decided to bring their living room jams to the people as Skillethead. Drawing repertoire from the bluegrass tradition while interspersing original tunes, the group offers banjo-driven, vocal harmony-laden, good old American music with a twist. Members include Joe Schulte (Moon Mountain Ramblers, Popcorn), Garret Miller (Larkspur Stand), Benji Nagel (Honey Don’t, The Spoilers), and fresh transplant from North Carolina, Jordan Nance.