Primus

"Tommy the Cat." "John the Fisherman." "Jerry Was A Race Car Driver." "My Name is Mud." "Wynona's Big Brown Beaver." Yessiree, Primus is responsible for some of the most cutting edge and original rock music of the 1990's. And now, the definitive Primus line-up - singer/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde, and drummer Tim Alexander - is back together and planning on getting the worldwide masses bobbing up and down in unison once more.

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moe.

moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today—a quintet of world class musicians, whose creative output equals that of their longevity. In a remarkable career that has touched three decades and produced a discography of 24 albums, the Sugar Hill Records recording artist of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on drums, continue to push the standard for performance art higher and further.

"All good is one of the early and instrumental jam band festivals...

moe. Has been part of the festival since the beginning and I feel that we have grown up with Tim and the festivals. We have some great memories of All Good over the years." -Vinnie Amico

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CAKE

As they approach their twentieth anniversary, CAKE’s adherence to their original guiding principles has only grown stronger. Formed in the early nineties as a somewhat antagonistic answer to grunge, which they saw as just another form of big, dumb American rock, CAKE’s democratic processes, defiant self-reliance, and lucid yet ever-inventive music has made them a nation-state unto themselves, with no obvious peers, belonging to no school.

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Thievery Corporation

Thievery Corporation are undisputed standard-bearers of electronic music, and among the most adventurous and compelling artists extant. In the words of Rolling Stone: "Together, Hilton and Garza explore foreign cultures with wide-eyed curiosity and a taste for the unexpected. Then they lock themselves in a studio and record songs that tell stories of a better world."

"Myself and the band are very much looking forward to playing ALL GOOD Festival this summer. I have heard only great things and I'm happy the event has returned to the DC region. We've had many friends attend as both musicians and fans and we're ready to experience the show ourselves in July." -Rob Garza

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Lotus

Lotus has crafted a unique musical style outside of simple genre limitations. On a given weekend the band could be the only group with guitars at an all electronic music festival and then the next night crash a traditional rock festival with their dance heavy beats, synths and samples. Equal parts instrumental post-rock and electronic dance, the band's distinguishing feature is the ability to maintain a decidedly unique musical voice and remain current while bucking passing trends.

"All Good has played a big part in Lotus's history - from playing the side stage, and Thursday pre-party stage to eventually headlining late night to a ever bigger crowds. The side-by-side stage set-up is great, you never have to choose between acts and the line-up always places an emphasis on musicianship and not flash-in-the-pan trends. We look forward to returning to All Good this summer." -Jesse Miller

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SOJA

“I want to speak for people who don’t have microphones,” Jacob Hemphill says. “Our goal as a band is to stick up for the human race. We see the world and we try to make it better in the limited time we have here.”. This is the philosophy behind SOJA’s music, a simple statement that has driven the D.C. area band, who blend reggae, go-go, D.C. hardcore, Latin, rock and hip-hop.

"All Good is operated in a way where artists love to be there. We reflect it in our performances. We played six years in a row for a reason, we love it there. It feels like home. Tim, Junipa and Mook are the best. I look forward to it more and more every time around." -Jacob Hemphill

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STS9

Since forming in Atlanta, GA over 15 years ago,instrumental electronic rock band STS9 has experienced an unceasing meteoric rise to the forefront of the international music scene.

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John Butler Trio

The contradictions in John Butler are evident, and, despite his magnificently successful career (with number one albums in Australia and sell-out tours) his is a troubled soul. One of the most successful recording artists Australia has ever produced and a musician whose reputation has begun to rock the waters of both Europe and America, Butler is nevertheless a man on the edge, poised like a beautiful suicide. Where will he go next? Up or down? Despite the tensions within the man and his music the new album makes his future trajectory abundantly clear.

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The Word

Fourteen years may have passed between albums for THE WORD, but that’s no  suggestion of broken bonds. Nor of broken strings. A love of music, of extended improvisational collaboration, of closing the eyes and channeling the feel—these are the ties that bind THE WORD.

THE WORD is: Robert Randolph, John Medeski & North Mississippi Allstars: Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson, Chris Chew.

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Railroad Earth

Ultimately, Railroad Earth’s music is driven by the remarkable songs of front-man, Todd Sheaffer, and is delivered with seamless arrangements and superb musicianship courtesy of all six band members. As mandolin/bouzouki player John Skehan points out, “Our M.O. has always been that we can improvise all day long, but we only do it in service to the song. There are a lot of songs that, when we play them live, we adhere to the arrangement from the record. And other songs, in the nature and the spirit of the song, everyone knows we can kind of take flight on them.”

"All Good was one of the first festivals Railroad Earth ever did so it has the feeling of going home to me. The lineup from year to year is so well curated that whenever we're asked to be a part of it I can't wait to see who else will be on the bill. It fulfills the music junky in me totally!" -Tim Carbone

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Greensky Bluegrass

“There’s this great duality to our band,” reflects Greensky Bluegrass mandolinist, vocalist, and songwriter Paul Hoffman. “We’re existing in a few different places at once: we’re a bluegrass band and a rock band, we’re song-driven and interested in extended improvisation.”

"Greensky has played all good a few times in two different states. The fans are great. Music aficionados of all types. Bluegrass to EDM. Jam to world beat. Years ago we stayed up all night playing acoustic in one of the art installations two nights in a row. CNN got involved and did a time lapse video. We still meet/have fans that first experienced us that night (morning). It was magical. A true landmark in Greensky history." -Paul Hoffman

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Dark Star Orchestra

Performing to critical acclaim worldwide for nearly 17 years and over 2400 shows, Dark Star Orchestra continues the Grateful Dead concert experience. Their shows are built off the Dead’s extensive catalog and the talent of these 7 fine musicians. On any given night the band will perform a show based on a set list from the Grateful Dead's 30 years of extensive touring or use their catalog to program a unique set list for the show.

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Keller Williams

Since he first appeared on the scene in the early ’90s, Williams has defined the term independent artist. And his recordings tell only half the story. Keller built his reputation initially on his engaging live performances, no two of which are ever alike. For most of his career he has performed solo. His stage shows are rooted around Keller singing his compositions and choice cover songs, while accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. With the use of today’s technology, Keller creates samples on the fly in front of the audience, a technique called live phrase sampling or looping, With nothing pre-recorded, the end result often leans toward a hybrid of alternative folk and groovy electronica. A genre Keller jokingly calls “acoustic dance music” or ADM.”

"All Good rules. This year we return to West VA but just barely over the VA border. Being from Fredericksburg, Virginia, I appreciate the closeness to my home. Wherever the festival takes place, the folks that put it on, create a vibe and atmosphere that is relaxed and tailored to open-minded music lovers. Which is what I am. It's all kinds of good in all kinds of ways.“ -Keller Williams

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Yonder Mountain String Band

For nearly 17 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its the country with an ever-rigorous tour schedule.resembles a tight knit family on an epic musical journey as Yonder traverses own design, in the process attracting a devout coterie of fans that often realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation. YMSB has always played music of their previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the
envelope into the realms of rock n’ roll and improvisation.

"There isn't a festival out there that rages like the All Good. We've played to our biggest crowds there and we've made some undeniably great connections on and off stage. It's a highlight of our summer and a privilege to be asked to play here." -Dave Johnston

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Lettuce

We play music that reflects “our way of life,” says bassist Erick “E.D.” Coomes, who is joined in the groove onslaught by his co-ragers: keyboardist Neal Evans, saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, Eric Bloom on trumpet, guitarists Eric Krasno and Adam “Shmeeans” Smirnoff, and drummer Adam Deitch. We love that NASTY funk, that undeniable funk, the Funk of the AGES.

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Joe Russo's Almost Dead

Not only does this quintet play tight and vicious versions of some of the most complex songs in the Grateful Dead's repertoire, but they play them with a rawness & energy absent from the stage since the "Live" Dead era. More importantly, all of the jams are wild and incredibly adventurous.

Joe Russo's Almost Dead is Scott Metzger, Tommy Hamilton, Dave Dreiwitz, Marco Benevento & Joe Russo.

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JJ Grey & Mofro

From the days of playing greasy local juke joints to headlining major festivals, JJ Grey remains an unfettered, blissful performer, singing with a blue-collared spirit over the bone-deep grooves of his compositions. His presence before an audience is something startling and immediate, at times a funk rave-up, other times a sort of mass-absolution for the mortal weaknesses that make him and his audience human. When you see JJ Grey and his band Mofro live—and you truly, absolutely must—the man is fearless.

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Chris Robinson Brotherhood

In an age when so many put their beliefs in trends, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is committed to something deeper. In Robinson’s words: "We don't make music that can sell iPads. Our music will not sell you a Prius. I like that. Writing songs has always led me to good things in my life. The songwriting saved me through the dark times, and the songwriting makes it that much sweeter when it’s good. Real success can only come in pursuit of an authentic sound. We’re all very committed to this music, beyond money and egos. That’s a unique place to be."

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BoomBox

BoomBox consists of two versatile producers, DJs, songwriters, multi-instrumentalists and longtime friends Russ Randolph and Zion Rock Godchaux. Together they develop an electronic blend of vintage Rock and Blues made to move dance floors while incorporating their signature Backbeat, Psychedelia and Funky House sounds. Applying a multi-track platform, they are free to create their hybrid style on the fly with a rhythm that moves fans and opens them up to Godchaux and Randolph’s overall vision.

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Antibalas

Born in a Brooklyn warehouse in 1997, 12-piece ensemble Antibalas is credited with introducing Afrobeat to a wider global audience, influencing countless musicians and developing a live show that is the stuff of legend. The group has performed everywhere from Central Park to Carnegie Hall to Rikers Island Prison, and that's just in New York. On the heels of the hit musical FELA!, which several members collaborated on, Antibalas has reunited with former member and producer Gabe Roth, who was at the helm for their first three albums.

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Balkan Beat Box

Balkan Beat Box first exploded out of Brooklyn’s underground music scene in 2005 with a self-titled debut that unleashed into the world their Mediterranean-inflected, globalized electronica sound. Founded by Ori Kaplan (DJ Shotnez and ex Gogol Bordello) and Tamir Muskat (producer Asaf Avidan and Ape Records, ex-Firewater) the band built their reputation on explosive live shows. Shortly after forming, Balkan Beat Box drafted their collaborator Tomer Yosef to be the group’s frontman, and his wild onstage energy has been galvanizing audiences ever since.

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Twiddle

Twiddle, a Vermont-based quartet, dismantles most preconceived notions of jam band culture. Their fresh multi-genre approach conjures up rock, jazz, and bluegrass, but above all, masterfully blends reggae and funk.

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The Motet

Hailing from Colorado, The Motet is a worldclass improvisational funk band that has dedicated more than a decade to the healing powers of funky dance music. Although the early years of the band saw a constantly revolving cast of musicians, the most recent incarnation has been touring the country for the last several years developing a new and unique style of music with roots in funk, afrobeat, disco, electronic music, and soul.

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Everyone Orchestra

The Everyone Orchestra conductor/founder Matt Butler has taken its participants, both on stage and off, on improvisational journeys with the most diverse of lineups at festivals, theaters and philanthropic events both nationally and internationally. A laundry list of hundreds of musicians, dancers, singers, guest conductors and community organizations have embraced the experience of EO in single shots of musical adrenaline to the soul.

"All Good embodies all the best qualities of what a music festival can be: Great music with no overlapping sets, a great community full of kindness and incredibly beautiful surroundings. I’m super happy they have moved back to their roots in West Virginia so the tradition can continue!" -Matt Butler

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The Bridge

The fearless leaders of The Bridge have traveled an enormous distance to get where they are; all the way from living off-the-grid on a remote Hawaiian farm—in Kenny Liner’s case—and chafing in the buttoned-down corporate world—in Cris Jacobs’— to making a formidable album that’s fed by hometown roots and laced with wanderlust. It’s called National Bohemian, a nod to both the Baltimore-based sextet’s beloved local brew and their creatively rewarding but often unglamorous hard-touring lifestyle.

“All Good has been our favorite show of the year for the last 12 years in a row. It's felt like a hometown show since the first year we played it. From playing in front of 10,000 people to having Mike Gordon spontaneously come up on stage to jam with us, it's safe to say we've created some memories.” -Cris Jacobs

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Elephant Revival

Elephant Revival formed on the banks of Spring Creek in Tahlequah, Oklahoma and then relocated back to Nederland, Colorado in fall of 2006. They loved one another’s sense of shared values, and the way their disparate musical influences formed a more cohesive tapestry the more they played together. “It really is a natural confluence of our elemental influences,” says bassist/multi-instrumentalist Dango Rose. That elemental tapestry extends beyond music to a worldview that is expressed not only through the music, but in the group's lyrics.

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Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Funk, Rock, Electric ENERGY: These four Pigeons bring it every night. Based out of Baltimore, MD, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong has an undeniably unique and versatile live sound that ascends peaks of musical ecstasy. Their evolving arrangement of original compositions, psychedelic improvisational jams, and contagious smiles have ‘The Flock’– their self-identifying fanbase that stretches from coast-to-coast– coming back for more.

"All Good Festival is the Mecca of the Mid-Atlantic jam scene and playing this year will be a dream come true. All Good was my first festival attended, my first camping experience, my first time seeing some of my now-favorite bands, and years later, the perfect place to say "I love you" to my girlfriend for the first time. Pigeons is more than ready to reciprocate those amazing vibes and represent Baltimore and the Flock with more pride than words can explain." -Greg Ormont

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TAUK

TAUK is Heavy Instrumental Rock Fusion created by Matt Jalbert (guitar),Charlie Dolan (bass), Alric “A.C.” Carter (keyboard-organ), and Isaac Teel(drums). The transcendent instrumental band seamlessly brings together genres as diverse as melodic rock, fusion, gritty funk, progressive rock, ambient, classic rock, hip hop and jazz.

"All Good was one of the first festivals I ever attended. I have such great memories from back then. I'm excited and honored to be performing at the festival more than 10 years later!" -Charlie Dolan

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Cabinet

Cabinet is a band with roots firmly planted in the Appalachian tradition. They wear their influences like badges, honoring the canon of roots, bluegrass, country, and folk, weaving these sounds into a patchwork Americana quilt. But this music isn’t romanticizing or rehashing the past. Cabinet makes it mark on today. The steady aim of their harmonies soar straight onto target each time, the soaring vocals giving voice to the story of each song.

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Turkuaz

Turkuaz is a 9-piece power funk army hailing from Brooklyn, NY whose modern twist on the classic sound has placed them at the forefront of a new funk evolution. With the obvious influences—Parliament, Sly & The Family Stone, Rick James and Earth, Wind & Fire—as the basis for a recipe, Turkuaz adds healthy doses of jittery, world-pop-dance groove—reminiscent of Remain In Light era Talking Heads—and a passion for Motown and R&B into the mix, resulting in a refreshing twist on the funk idiom that could be described as part freight train and part tyrannosaurus rex.

"This will be the first performance for Turkuaz at All Good, and I can say that we're all so excited for it! We've been hearing for years about how great it is, and how tight-knit the community is there. Our friends and fans are always gushing about it, and this time we're pumped to be a part of it!" -Chris Brouwers

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Zoogma

Evolving in the dirty south, ZOOGMA's sound combines the sonic diversity and precision of a DJ with the excitement and immediacy of a four-piece rock group. ZOOGMA is able to blend genres in a musical experience that is refreshingly original yet steeped in dance music tradition, appealing to a range of audiences. Known for their energetic performances and retina pleasing light shows, the band consistently dishes out heavyweight beat-driven dance parties across the nation.

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Judah & The Lion

Judah & the Lion is a modern pop band with a feel as old as hills and holler, Judah Akers’ topical lyricism matched with the familiar feel traditional instrumentation – mandolin, banjo and the kind of vocal harmonies that make the heart ache. “We’re all very different people but it has been obvious since the day we met that we should make music together,” says banjo-player Nate Zuercher, “Though we’re different, we have similar philosophies as to what is important in life and that is a huge part of what keeps us going strong.”

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Big Something

Named Best Rising Artist of 2014 by Live Music Daily, Big Something is one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the Southeast. A 6 piece powerhouse with a sound that is both unique and timeless, BIG Something fuses elements of rock, pop, funk, and improvisation to take listeners on a journey through a myriad of musical styles. Soaring guitars, synths, horns and alluring vocal hooks rise to the top of their infectious collection of songs and represent a sound that has caught the ears of such revered Summer circuit stalwarts as Galactic, moe., Robert Randolph, and even The B52s who have all tapped Big Something as direct support.

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ELM

Electric Love Machine (ELM) is best described as an outer space adventure through sound, infused with doses of electronic funk, traditional Americana and improvisational jazz, and whose foundation is built on a sense of community. Their first full-length album, XenofoneX, touches upon the aural sense, and travels through one’s heart, makes a stop in the brain, all while travelling across the cosmic plane.

"I can't even begin to express how excited we are to be playing All Good this year. The opportunity to play a festival that was some of our first festival experiences is really a cool feeling. We're also stoked to be joined by so many of our friends this year in the industry." -Jon Brady

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B Side Shuffle

DC's B Side Shuffle earned a reputation for explosive live shows in its first two years of life—playing a string of sold-out venues and festivals, releasing two EPs, and earning the clamorous acclaim of live music lovers, musicians, press, concert promoters and loyal fans across the mid-Atlantic and the United States.

"Years ago I dreamed that some day I'd have a chance to play at the All Good Festival. For me, the fact that we're playing there is literally a dream come true. This festival has inspired me for years. It's more than a festival, it's an experience. It's hard to describe how exciting it feels to know this summer, B Side Shuffle will be raging the All Good Festival." -Geoff Browning

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Drop Electric

Based in a city known for stagnation and business as usual, Washington DC’s Drop Electric exists to break the mold. Drop Electric’s music is a manic barrage of soaring female vocals, distortion, tribal percussion, and electronic bleeps, controlled by structured, dynamic songwriting.

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Fletcher's Grove

Known for their high-energy shows, the band mixes pulsating bass lines, dual-guitar solos, and an eclectic percussion section that makes standing still nearly impossible. By maintaining a solid focus on perfecting musical intricacy and creating seamless improvisation, Fletcher’s Grove has captured the imaginations of thousands in the Mountain State and beyond.

“We grew up going to All Good when it was in our home state of West Virginia and it is an honor again to play the festival now that it's back in West Virginia. Our last show at All Good was a dream come true. Being able the play on the festival in our home state with a line up that featured many of our influences. We are starting to ask ourselves, "déjà vu!?" -Ryan Krofcheck

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Grand Ole' Ditch

Grand Ole' Ditch is all about having some new fun with that old Appalachian sound. They began as a home-brewed bluegrass band out of the mountain town of Cumberland MD, deriving their name from an important piece of Western Maryland history: the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. The band is now creating a presence of their own in the Mid-Atlantic bluegrass scene, bringing you the nickel-wound vibrations you've always longed for, emanating from the pigeon-holed boxes we have all come to know.

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Tabasco Bustelo

Shepherdstown, WV’s Tabasco Bustelo have been spreading their infectious blend of Americana and Folk music throughout the region since the band’s inception in early 2013. Tabasco Bustelo’s unique sound is owed as much to their surroundings as it is to the diverse musicians who create it. Chief songwriter, guitarist, and vocalist Shannon Roberts grew up playing in punk rock bands, but was eventually drawn back to the Appalachian music of his youth. As he began focusing more on songwriting, Roberts set out to recruit a group of musicians to help realize the vision he had for the band.

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Second Self

Second Self is an instrumental power trio that intricately bridges the chasm between rock and funk. With melodic guitar riffs, elaborate bass lines and feverishly measured drumming, balancing the jam and metal scene never sounded as exquisite and universally appealing. They create and play original music that showcases their ability to transition between tight arrangements and flowing improvisation. Unique, amicable and musically passionate, Jimmy Hunter (guitar), Jeff Hunter (drums), and Nick Stampone (bass) intertwine to form a single inspiring entity, a second self.

"A big chunk of my soul is forever tied to the hill overlooking the stages on Marvin’s Mountaintop. I've discovered some of my favorite bands there, watching them cut their teeth and continue to build their fan bases with better time slots year after year. I'm stoked to be part of this years lineup, and ready to honor the ghosts of All Goods past." -Jimmy Hunter

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