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First Round Of AmericanaFest Performers Announced

The first round of  lineup announcements was made today and it’s killer! Some friends as well as personal favorites are on the list and I know many of the others will become artists I adore!

Some of those friends/favorites are: Alejandro Escovedo, American Aquarium, The Black Lillies, Chance McCoy, Dom Flemons, Lindsay Lou, Lula Wiles, Mary Gauthier, Hayley Thompson-King, and Shemekia Copeland, and Sons of Bill.

The text of the press release follows.

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Here Are The Final Additions To The AMERICANAFEST℠ Line-up!

The Americana Music Association is thrilled to bring to you today the last round of almost 300 artists slated to perform at this year’s AMERICANAFEST!

More friends have been added to the line-up and I am incredibly excited for them!  Not only are friends performing, but also some of my favorite bands so I can already tell I am going to have a difficult time deciding what showcases to see.

This is an amazing festival and conference. I know no matter what I see, though, I will hear fabulous music!

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More Amazing Additions To The AMERICANAFEST℠ Line-up!

The Americana Music Association is thrilled to bring to you today the second round of almost 300 artists slated to perform at this year’s AMERICANAFEST!

More friends have been added to the line-up and I am incredibly excited for them!  Not only are friends performing, but also some of my favorite bands so I can already tell I am going to have a difficult time deciding what showcases to see.

No matter what I see, though, I will hear fabulous music!

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Americana Music Association℠ Announces 2017 Honorees

The Americana Music Association announced today that Robert Cray, Iris DeMent, Hi Rhythm, Graham Nash, HighTone Founders Larry Sloven and Bruce Bromberg and previously announced Van Morrison will be honored during the Americana Music Association’s℠ 16th Annual Honors & Awards on Wednesday, September 13th at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville!

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First Round Of AmericanaFest Artists Announced!

Americana Music Association℠ Announces First Round of Performers
for AMERICANAFEST℠ 2017, September 12-17

Wow, the initial round of performers is killer! So many friends of mine will perform, and there are many artists for me (and you) to discover! Do I really have to wait just under four months???

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Intimate Interview and Performance with Dwight Yoakam at AmericanaFest

I first saw Dwight Yoakam perform last year and loved him much more than I expected. When he was added to the Americana Music Association Festival & Conference lineup, I was thrilled! And when I got the email announcing an interview and live performance by him in an intimate theatre, I knew I had to attend.

Dwight Yoakam (photo by Emily Joyce)

Dwight Yoakam (photo by Emily Joyce)

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Final Additions To AmericanaFest Showcases Announced

“The Americana Music Association has unveiled its final round of artists to perform during the 17th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference to be held in Nashville on September 20-25, 2016. The lineup, featuring icons, innovators and up-and-comers, underscores Americana’s perennially formative place in the world’s musical landscape. (The official Spotify playlist is here: http://bit.ly/AmericanaFest .)

AMAfest

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AmericanaFest Adds Another Round Of Performers

I am attending my first AmericanaFest this year and could not be more excited! Some friends have already been announced – Aaron Lee Tasjan, The Ballroom Thieves, The Black Lillies, Brian Wright, Dietrich Strause, some members of The O’Connor Band; there are artists I love and others I know I will love once I hear them.

AMAfest

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David Olney Rocked The 5 Spot

One of Nashville’s great session musicians, Sergio Webb, told me I should see David Olney perform if I ever got the chance.  Not too long after that, I booked my trip to Nashville and was thrilled to see that David would be performing at The 5 Spot while I was there! Score!

David Olney

David Olney

David’s name was not familiar to me but I listened to some recordings, and knew that I would take Sergio’s advice and see this show. Read the rest of this entry

I Never Imagined I Would Spend an Afternoon in a Honky-Tonk and Love It!

Ten years ago, I would have told you I did not like country music. Two weeks ago, I voluntarily went to Robert’s Western World, the most authentic honky-tonk in Nashville, and had a terrific afternoon there!

Robert's Western World

Robert’s Western World

I was advised by a number of Nashvillians that Robert’s is the only honky-tonk that natives visit because it is the only one that still delivers authentic and traditional country music. Naturally, I headed straight for it when I was in The District.

A/K/A Honky Tonk Row

A/K/A Honky Tonk Row

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