Sponsored by the Susquehanna Folk Music Society: Kristyn Harris and Hailey Sandoz, representing the newest generation of Texas musicians, enchant audiences young and old. Their dynamic performance serves up Western Swing and Cowboy with a seasoning of jazz, country, folk, and Celtic.
Kristyn Harris- Kristyn Harris is noted for her shimmering vocals, swing rhythm guitar, unique songwriting, and captivating stage presence. She has earned the 2017 Ameripolitan Western Swing Female Artist of the Year, 2016 Western Music Association (WMA) Entertainer of the Year, and 2014-15 WMA Female Performer of the Year to name a few. She's also an avid horsewoman and manages a small herd of black angus cattle, both of which provide plenty of inspiration for her songs.
Hailey Sandoz- Hailey Sandoz is known for her exciting fiddling, charming personality, jazzy vocals, and creative arranging. She is comfortable in many genres including Celtic, Western Swing, bluegrass, and jazz. Hailey has received the 2016 Academy of Western Artist Young Artist of the Year, and is the 2015 Western Music Association Crescendo Rising Star and Youth Harmony winner (with Kristyn Harris and Leah Sawyer). She has won numerous Celtic fiddling competitions and is a former champion Irish Step Dancer. She's also an accomplished equestrienne.