DANVILLE — The country group Lost Trailers will headline at the 2013 Danville-Howard Turkey on Friday, June 14. The venue for the festival and the concert will be the Memorial Park in Danville.
The Lost Trailers’ Stokes Nielson, singer-songwriter and guitarist, and Ryder Lee, lead singer and keyboardist, began making music together in high school, writing and recording demos on a short trip to Nashville in the late ’90s. They also roomed together at Vanderbilt University and collaborated on a musical interpretation of a series of short stories. Bassist Andrew Nielson, Stokes’ younger brother, and drummer Jeff Potter attended the same high school and were the first recruits once Stokes and Lee began performing the songs they had recorded. Guitarist Manny Medina joined shortly thereafter.
Then working as a Nashville DJ, Stokes Nielson gave Willie Nelson a demo during an interview in 2000, which prompted Nelson to invite the band to play at his annual Fourth of July picnic.
The Lost Trailers accolades include snagging three ACM Nominations and several Top 20 hits on country radio while opening for Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Jamey Johnson and many others. The Lost Trailers continued touring through 2010, first as opener for Tim McGraw’s tour with Lady Antebellum, then as a part of the Inaugural Country Throwdown Tour with Montgomery Gentry and Jamey Johnson.
In the summer of 2011, singer/songwriter Jason Wyatt joined Nielson, launching the next chapter of The Lost Trailers. Wyatt spent years honing his live performance chops and songwriting skills in venues around West Texas, where he developed a reputation as a vocal gunslinger. Together they share the same vision, passion and excitement for making great music, and have found a unique similarity in their desire to write music that speaks to the heart of the everyday person.
The remainder of the 2013 festival schedule is taking shape and will be announced in March. For additional information, call (740) 392-6102 or email scrow@VisitKnoxOhio.org.
Published on February 18, 2013