Manton Apple Festival


Music Schedule




  9:30 – 10:45 North State Fiddlers
11:00 – 12:15
Shooting Stars
11:30 – 12:00 Pie contest, announcements and music
12:30  –  1:30 Patty and Jade
  1:45  –  3:00 The Mountain Messengers




North State Fiddlers


The North State Fiddlers are the board members of the California State Old Time Fiddlers District 6. They will be playing old time fiddling and selected popular songs from the past. Members are Jacob Akana, Pat Scott, Tom Spence, Becky Husky 

Lloyd Raeg with special guest Melissa Lincoln.




Shooting Stars

 The Shooting Stars are four young ladies from the Shingletown area. The band have performed at local events including California State Old Time Fiddlers District 6 Concerts, Heritage Day at Burney Falls State Park, The Strawberry Festival and the Manton Apple Festival. The band was formed about two years ago. Members are Tahlia Misner, Helaina Rogers, and sisters Natalie and Katie Parker-Blount. Ages are 11-14 years old. Backing up the band is their music teacher, Nicki Carlisle, Oregon and Nevada State fiddle champion. The other back up guitarist is Kelly Parker-Blount. Katie and Tahlia are one of the few young ladies in the area that play twin guitars together.

Patti and Jade

The Mountain Messengers

The Mountain Messengers are a six piece acoustic band from the far north of California consisting of Jade Johnson (lead vocals, guitar), Don Palmer (banjo, resonator guitar, vocals) Lloyd Raeg (guitar, vocals), Tom Spence (mandolin, bass fiddle), Mark Nesby (mandolin, guitar) and George Fredson (guitar, fiddle, vocals). Their playlist consists of mainly Americana/Traditional American Music - from Bluegrass, Southern Gospel, and Old Time Fiddle.

Their performances have been at both small and large venues all over the Northwest. They have played at music festivals, veterans groups, school assemblies, service clubs, granges, and churches just to name a few of their performance experiences.
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