• What: Mother Lode Fair.

• When: Thursday to Sunday.

• Where: Mother Lode Fairgrounds, 220 Southgate Drive, Sonora.

• Admission: $5 to $10.

• Info: motherlodefair.org

The annual Mother Lode Fair will be held Thursday through Sunday at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds in Sonora.

A dozen musical acts will perform during the four-day event.

The entertainment kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Thursday with local musicians Kiel Williams and Austin Broder (of the Risky Biscuits) followed by The Guy Dossi Band starting at 9:30 p.m.

At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Life in the Fast Lane will perform the songs of the Eagles.

Kelly Jane, a singer-songwriter who has been building her solo act over the last year-and-a-half performing throughout the Bay Area and Central Valley, will perform starting at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Her debut EP, “A Vaccine,” was self-released June 15.

“It’s been a longstanding dream of mine to release a solo album, especially one on which I am the sole writer and performer,” she said. “There is something very freeing about taking songs that represent various points of contention and transition in my life — songs that were written as a means of finding some catharsis and self-forgiveness — and letting them go. That’s what this album represents for me, really: letting go of the past, and of the ghosts that often take residence there. The album was recorded live, in an analog studio, and I think that gives it a really warm and honest sound.”

She currently lives in Santa Cruz, where she’s studying classical music and vocal technique full-time at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Kelly Jane spent many years living in Tuolumne County, most recently touring and performing with The Little Fuller Band (they parted ways in late 2016).

“I am really looking forward to my solo show at the Mother Lode Fair,” she said. “I’ll be performing songs off of my new record, as well as dusting off some old songs that I’ve been itching to sing again. With friends, family and the great community of music lovers this county boasts coming out to show love and support, the energy is bound to be good.”

Kelly Jane will be followed by Journey Unauthorized at 7:30 p.m. Friday and The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit taking the stage at 9:30 p.m.

The latter band includes singer-songwriters Chris Doud and Willy Taylor, drummer Aaron Burtch, Taylor Webster on bass and vocals, and Matt Cordano on pedal steel and Flying V guitar. They most often defy categorization, usually settling for a hybrid of Americana, folk, rock, bluegrass, and old country and western.

Local group Burn Permit Band will kick things off Saturday at 4:45 p.m.

They will be followed by The Nickel Slots who take the stage at 7:25 p.m. Saturday.

With influence from early roots Americana music as well as a touch of rebellious ’70s punk, The Nickel Slots draw the line that connects Johnny Cash to The Clash. The band’s songs range from sentimental folk tunes to foot-stomping, raucous sing-alongs.

The Nickel Slots began performing together 10 years ago in Sacramento, and the following year a song from their debut album spent a month in rotation on KWOD 106.5 FM’s Sounds of Sacramento series. The band has won three Sammie Awards (for Outstanding Americana/Alt-Country, one for Best Live Performer, and they are now in the Sammies Hall of Fame).

The band has toured Europe three times, winning over audiences in venues both large and small. In 2015, they shared the stage with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band at their concert at Sleep Train Arena.

Rounding out the live music at the fair on Saturday will be Cottonwood Creek performing at 9:45 p.m.

This country music duo is comprised of husband and wife singer-songwriters Scott and Maggie Little. After meeting in 2012, they began performing together and steadily built a loyal fan base with their blend of gritty, homegrown country with a modern twist.

Last year, Cottonwood Creek independently released their self-titled debut studio album, which reached No. 21 on the iTunes charts within hours after release, making them the only independent artists in the Top 30 at the time.

They continue to tour nationwide, having shared the stage with major country artists such as Jake Owen, Mark Chesnutt, Lauren Alaina and Joe Nichols.

On Sunday, the Vagabond Brothers aim to deliver top-notch renditions of classic and contemporary songs. Reworked into an acoustical setting, audiences can expect to hear their favorite songs stripped down and performed in a new and intimate way. The duo — featuring Aaron Leigh (of Y&T) and Mike Eaton — performs at 4:30 p.m.

Local band Leilani and The Distractions (see page 3) will then perform at 6:45 p.m.

Closing out the Mother Lode Fair’s live music will be Redwood Black, taking the stage at 9 p.m. Sunday.

Formed near the end of 2015, Redwood Black stormed onto the Southern California country music scene. With monthly residencies at acclaimed West Coast venues Moonshine Flats and Moonshine Beach in San Diego, this high energy country-rock outfit rapidly built a loyal fan base.

They have opened for RaeLynn, Chase Bryant, Josh Thompson, Rodney Atkins and Jake Owen.

Typically, the band performs between 17 and 23 shows per month throughout California, Nevada and Arizona. Last year, they performed at the Stagecoach Festival.

Their debut single “Murder In Georgia” was released in October 2017.

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