Manton Apple Festival


Music Schedule




  9:00 – 10:15 The Locals
10:30 – 12:00
The Alldrins
11:30 – 12:00 Pie contest, announcements and music
12:15  –  1:30 The Old Kennett String Band
  1:50  –  3:00 The Mountain Messengers
  3:15  –  4:00 Jade and Patti with friends




The Locals

Tom Spence is a fantastic Mandolin, Guitar and Bass teacher in the Redding area and has won many awards in northern California picking contest with his mandolin. Jacob Akana, 18 year old, 2014 and 2016 California State Open Picking Champion. Jacob plays fiddle, guitar, bass and mandolin and attends Shasta College. Danny Lindberg, bass player and vocals and is a Music Major at Shasta College. Pat Scott (fiddle and vocal) and music teacher. Pat is also a member of the bands “Loosely Strung” and “The Old Time Jam Band” 




The Alldrins


Nine members strong, the Alldrin family plays a toe-tapping mix of old-time fiddle, Celtic, folk, gospel and traditional dance music. They enjoy breathing new life into old tunes with arrangements featuring piano, violin, cello, guitar, mandolin, viola, percussion, penny whistle, vocal harmonies and more. The Alldrins love to share the gift of music with audiences of all ages.


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The Old Kennett String Band



This four piece acoustic group blends guitar, mandolin, bass, and banjo with four part harmony vocals to produce an upbeat and entertaining performance. From small gatherings and radio shows to Northern California Bluegrass festivals,


Old Kennett String Band’s notable mix of Bluegrass, Gospel, Old Time, and Americana music helps them share the music they love with their audience in a fun and memorable way.




From Redding, California, the “OKSB” band features George Fredson on the guitar and vocals, Timothy Garrison on mandolin and vocals, Amy Vogt on bluegrass banjo, vocals, and bass, and Carolyn Faubel on claw hammer banjo and bass, and vocals. The Old Kennett String Band




Contact Information:


George Fredson: (530)604-8706, email:




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The Mountain Messengers

The Mountain Messengers are a six member (sometimes seven) band that plays a variety of Americana Music including Bluegrass, Gospel, and some contemporary songs that always leave their audience begging for more.


The members include Jade Johnson, vocals, guitar, Gerry Goldman, banjo, Lloyd Raeg, guitar, mandolin and vocals, Don Palmer, resonator guitar, banjo and vocals, Mark Nesby, mandolin, George Fredson, guitar and vocals.


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Jade and Patti with Friends

Jade Johnson 17, (guitar and vocals), former student in the Manton Elementary School Music Program and now attends Shasta College in Redding. Patti Anglin, (guitar and vocals), also member of the band “Wild Card” and also teaches vocals and guitar at Manton Elementary School Music Program.