Custer County will soon fill with the raucous country twang of Rodney Crowell, Robert Earl Keen, the Randy Rogers Band and Pinto Bennett and the Famous Motel Cowboys. Every year, the Braun Brothers Reunion brings Western and Americana stars to the tiny town of Challis.
This year's reunion will also, of course, include performances from Idaho legends (and family) Billy, Muzzie and the Braun Family Guitar Pull, Reckless Kelly and Micky and the Motorcars. Muzzie has been making music in the mountains of Central Idaho for 40 years, starting with the Braun Brothers and eventually going solo. He now plays mostly private events and, of course, the Braun Brothers Reunion.
Robert Earl Keen will wind his way up from the depths of Texas to play a set Friday night. Keen made his mark on country music in the days of polished pop-country by keeping it classic with his signature Texas sound.
The Americana tradition that fills the festival has roots in folk, country, blues and rock 'n' roll. Fans of old-school folk legends like Bob Dylan and The Band--as well as new school folk devotees of Fleet Foxes and Dr. Dog--are all sure to find something to love.