Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tristen, JEFF the Brotherhood, Justin Townes Earle, Abigail Washburn and More Make Spin's 25 Must-Hear Artists at Bonnaroo 2011

Posted By on Thu, May 26, 2011 at 12:39 PM

Hey Spin, why do you love Nashville so much? Oh right, because we're totally awesome. Rather than saying we have the best music scene in the country because some big-name artists moved here, Spin Mag has decided to barrage our locals with critical praise. (They did just give Caitlin Rose's Own Side Now a pretty solid review, after all.) And that's the way we like it.

In their "25 Must-Hear Artists at Bonnaroo 2011" spread, Spin notes a gaggle of "main stage rockers," "country icons" and "up-and-coming garage bands," from Lil Wayne to Eminem and Buffalo Springfield. But in there — right alongside established big wigs like My Morning Jacket — is a handful of local faves. Tristen, they say, is "one of the most talented new songwriters in a city full of talented new songwriters." JEFF the Brotherhood, they opine, "seem incapable of playing a show that everyone's not gushing about the next morning." Former/sometime local Justin Townes Earle, they gush, "inherited both his father's outlaw spirit and talent for catching his hard-won tears in simple song." Abigail Washburn, they note, "has helped reinvigorate old-timey, roots music."

Also highlighted in the piece are non-locals with Nashville roots: the legendary Loretta Lynn, Americana revivalists Deer Tick, the mellifluously voiced Alison Krauss and Nashville-dwelling legend Robert Plant among them.

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