noon: Joe Milligan
Every now and then, a song, a voice, a lyric, splits your soul right in two and then proceeds to feed both sides. Raw yet refined, mournful yet optimistic, heartbroken yet inspiring… such is the dichotomy, the paradox, and the musical delivery of Joshua Reilly. Born, raised, and marinated on the cornfield-lined country roads of central Illinois, and then cultivated, ripened, and baked on the beaches and concrete swamps of Florida, Reilly understands hard times, he knows redemption, and this unfiltered honesty pours out through his music. It’s a slice of life served clever and real.
1 pm: Jimmy Payne
Jimmy Payne began performing as the “Fishing Musician” in 1964 when he was workig a day job as a fishing guide in Yellowstone Park. He spent nearly 20 years playing coffee houses and clubs and was booked as Jimmy “New Moon” Payne by Colorado Talent Industries from 1973 to 1979. From 1980 until 2007 Jimmy provided “folk music therapy” in rehabilitation settings in the Tampa Bay area. He is a popular performer at Folk Festivals in Newfoundland and has been a regular at Sweetwater since the beginning.