Maddox Ranch Medicine Show March 12 & 13

Winterland at Maddox Ranch just completed a great successful run featuring great jams focusing on the music of The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers Band, Talking Heads, and more. Another great event is on the horizon, and once again ticket sales are limited due to COVID-19 protocols.

Maddox Ranch Medicine Show, scheduled for March 12 &13, is an eclectic amalgam of genres, with great rock, bluegrass, folk, funk, reggae, hip hop, and much more, brought to you by Fest Life. There are 22 artists and bands on the bill. This promises to be a fine inaugural event.


Let’s take a quick gander at the lineup. We will dive in later in more depth.

Firewater Tent Revival have become delightfully uncategorizable, thanks to the addition of a superb rhythm section: Aaron Webb and Brandon Howell. They killed at Monster Mash. So did Bonnie Blue, great purveyors of rock with a side of Southern. Add to that Ginger Beard Man, the group featuring slide master West Brook, bass beast Shane Platten, and drummer Shaun Taunton of The Melody Trucks Band.

Ginger Beard Man. Photo credit: Frank Allen Sr.

Free Range Strange just tore it up with their magical Americana/bluegrass mashup at the Farm to Grass Music Festival (so did Firewater Tent Revival). Country roots-rock band The Pine Box Dwellers and funky-blues-soul-fusion group Dirty Bird & the Flu will be there; both bands and Bonnie Blue will also be at Swamptown Getdown Music Festival in Waycross March 26 & 27. 

Free Range Strange

There is great eclectic groove rock from the Tampa Bay area with Somatic, Este Loves, and Tropico Blvd. Also from Tampa are The Wandering Hours playing neo-traditional mountain folk music. Orlando is sending great music as well, with fine rock from The Grindstone Sinners and Joy Wagon, both of whom crushed at Monster Mash. Glofish will be there as well. Sweet as Folk (aka Arielle D’Ornellas) plays, too; she delighted at Monster Mash and Farm to Grass. MC Leroy Sly will offer his hip hop sensibilities.

Joy Wagon. 📷: Arielle D’Ornellas

Rounding out the lineup are Awen Family Band, Road Soda, John Waykin, Black Sheep Troubadour, Devin Harris, Sweat Out the Devil, and Angry Freightliner. 

Artists at large for the Medicine Show are Jon Peavey, Jesse James, and Jackson Weldon.

Artist Kenny Henderson created the logo and the advertising campaign. This FestLife Event is presented by Matt Johnson and Rick Forbrich. Live artists and installations are Bean Spence, Kenny Henderson, and Rainey Dae Tiegs.

Sponsors are Jarod Richardson of The Peacelovemusic Movement and the amazing James Kennedy of Gulf Coast Swamp Hippies.


In order to find more information about this event, you need to go to the Facebook Event to request permission to join. For tickets and ticket information, contact Chase Holliday on his Facebook page (link below). This event absolutely WILL sell out. Get your tickets before they are gone.


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