Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Avett Brothers, Marty Stuart, Sarah Jarosz and More to Play the Americana Music Fest Sept. 17-21

Posted By on Tue, Jun 24, 2014 at 7:30 AM

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Last month we shared with you the nominees for this year's Americana Honors and Awards — from Jason Isbell and Rosanne Cash to Sturgill Simpson and Robert Ellis, the field of nominees unsurprisingly features a slew of current and former Nashvillians. The award ceremony, which is slated to take place Sept. 17 at the Ryman, will kick off the week's Americana Music Festival and Conference (Sept. 17-21, 160 artists, 11 venues).

Well, the folks behind the Americana Fest (Americanos? Americanists? Americanartists?) recently unveiled a big old chunk of this year's lineup. As you might expect, many of the artists playing truly helped shape what we all know now as the clearly defined and widely agreed-upon "Americana Sound": Damon Albarn; Tito Puente; Bombino; Celine Dion; Die Antwoord; Os Mutantes; Psy.

All right, unruffle your feathers and unbunch your pantaloons. I'm obviously just yankin' your chain. The roster of this year's Americana Fest isn't quite so international as the phony one I just listed, but there are definitely some impressive names in the bunch, from folksy newcomers to well-worn, established songsters: The Avett Brothers, Marty Suart, Sarah Jarosz, Angaleena Presley, Billy Joe Shaver, Buddy Miller, Chuck Mead, Grant-Lee Phillips, Lake Street Dive, the McCrary Sisters, Willie Watson, Rodney Crowell, Robyn Hitchcock (hey, a Brit!), Parker Millsap, Shakey Graves, Suzy Bogguss, Todd Snider and Friends and more will play venues including 3rd & Lindsley, The Basement, The High Watt, Mercy Lounge, The Station Inn and beyond.

Tickets to the fest and conference are available here, with more info available at the official Americana Fest site. Follow me after the jump to see all the acts that have been announced thus far, along with a Spotify playlist that the AMA folks put together in celebration of the announcement.

Initial Americana Music Fest and Conference 2014 Lineup
Allison Moorer
Amy Ray
Angaleena Presley
The Avett Brothers
The Barefoot Movement
Ben Miller Band
Billy Joe Shaver
Black Prairie
Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay
Buddy Miller
The Cactus Blossoms
Carlene Carter
Caroline Rose
Chatham County Line
Chuck Mead
Danny & The Champions of the World
The Deadly Gentleman
Del Barber
The Deslondes
Doug Seegers
The Duhks
The Dustbowl Revival
Emily Barker & the Red Clay Halo
Ethan Johns
The Fairfield Four
The Grahams
Grant-Lee Phillips
Green River Ordinance
Greensky Bluegrass
Gregory Alan Isakov
Greyhounds
The Harpoonist & the Axe Murderer
Hayes Carll
Howlin' Brothers
Immigrant Union
Israel Nash
Jamestown Revival
Jason Eady
JD Wilkes & the Dirt Daubers
Joe Henry
Joe Pug
Joe Purdy
John Moreland
Jonah Tolchin
Jonny Two Bags
Josh Ritter
Joshua James
Lake Street Dive
Lee Ann Womack
Leo Welch
Lera Lynn
Marah Presents: Mountain Minstrelsy
Marty Stuart
Matthew Ryan
McCrary Sisters
Nathaniel Rateliff
New Country Rehab
Oh Susanna
Otis Gibbs
Parker Millsap
Paul Thorn
Pete Molinari
Quebe Sisters Band
Rhett Miller
Robbie Fulks
Robyn Hitchcock
Rodney Crowell
Ruthie Foster
Ryan Montbleau
Sam Outlaw
Sarah Jarosz
Sean Rowe
Shakey Graves
Suzy Bogguss
Todd Snider & Friends
Tom Freund
Tony Joe White
Trigger Hippy (feat. Jackie Greene, Joan Osbourne, Steve Gorman, Tom Bukovac & Nick Govrik)
Whiskey Shivers
Willie Watson

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