Orville Peck, Alvin Youngblood Hart and More to Play AmericanaFest

The week of Sept. 10-15 is fast approaching — that’s when a heap of artists across a wide swath of traditions will pour into Music City for the 20th run of AmericanaFest. The keystone event of the conference is the Honors and Awards ceremony, but there are dozens upon dozens of performances throughout the week. Via the initial announcement, we already knew that Tanya Tucker, Keb’ Mo’, Robert Randolph and many others would be performing, and there’s been a new announcement with a final round of artist additions that packs the lineup with a ton of talent.

Said talent runs the gamut of what can conceivably fit under the big umbrella of Americana. Among the additions is Orville Peck, a Canadian crooner in a bondage mask who offers an intriguing blend of elegant Orbisonian rock and Smiths-esque post-punk. Blues master Alvin Youngblood Hart is also coming, as is Nashville purveyor of philosophically complex rock Jeremy Ivey, who’s set to release his debut album The Dream and the Dreamer Sept. 13. Josh Ritter, whose recent LP Fever Breaks features Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit as his band, is headed our way. The Southern power pop and proto-New Wave trifecta of Don Dixon, Mitch Easter and Chris Stamey will appear as well. 

Among the newly added locals, also count superlative singers and songwriters Molly Parden, Leah Blevins and Andrew Combs, who’s dropping a new record called Ideal Man right after the fest on Sept. 20. There's also self-effacing songsmith Darrin Bradbury, nuanced popsters Sun Seeker, harmony experts The Milk Carton Kids and multifaceted rocker Brian Wright, who broke in some new tunes during an April residency at The 5 Spot. 

Take a gander at the full rundown below, and visit the Americana Music Association website for wristbands (up to $90, but still a pretty solid deal) and conference registration options.

AmericanaFest 2019 Final Artist Additions

  • 10 String Symphony
  • The 502s
  • Alexa Rose
  • Alvin Youngblood Hart's Muscle Theory
  • Amilia K Spicer
  • Amund Maarud & Lucky Lips
  • Amy Speace
  • Ana Popovic
  • Andrew Bird
  • Andrew Combs
  • Andrew Duhon
  • Austin Plaine
  • Big Cedar Fever
  • Bones Owens
  • Brad Butcher
  • Brent Cobb
  • Brian Wright and the SneakUps
  • Caleb Caudle
  • Caleb Elliott
  • Carl Anderson
  • Carly Burruss
  • Carson McHone
  • Carter Sampson
  • Cody Belew
  • The Coffis Brothers
  • Cordovas
  • DADDY LONG LEGS
  • Daniel Donato
  • Darrin Bradbury
  • David Starr
  • David Wax Museum
  • Dawn Brothers
  • Dead Horses
  • The Dead Tongues
  • Dee White
  • The Delevantes
  • Dixon, Easter & Stamey
  • DL Rossi
  • Dori Freeman
  • Doug Seegers
  • Driftwood
  • Drivin N Cryin
  • Eddie Berman
  • Eilen Jewell
  • Elliott Brood
  • Emma Hern
  • Ezra Bell
  • Ferris & Sylvester
  • Fireside Collective
  • Fort Frances
  • Foy Vance
  • Frothy Pitt
  • Fruition
  • Gabriel Kelley
  • Gangstagrass
  • Garrison Starr
  • The Get Ahead
  • The Ghost of Paul Revere
  • Grayson Capps
  • The Haden Triplets
  • Hogslop String Band
  • Honey Island Swamp Band
  • Honeysuckle
  • Horse Feathers
  • Hugh Masterson
  • Ilse DeLange
  • Ira Wolf
  • Izaak Opatz
  • Jack Klatt
  • Jade Jackson
  • Janiva Magness
  • Jared and the Mill
  • Jeremie Albino
  • Jeremy Ivey
  • Jesse Malin
  • JJ Grey and Mofro
  • Jon Cleary and the Absolute Monster Gentlemen
  • Jonah Tolchin
  • Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys
  • Jonathan Wilson
  • Jontavious Willis
  • Josh Ritter
  • Josiah Johnson
  • Judy Blank
  • Kacy & Clayton
  • Kasey Anderson
  • Kate Lee and Forrest O'Connor
  • Kate Vargas
  • Kevin Burt
  • Kirby Brown
  • Korby Lenker
  • Lauren Morrow
  • Leah Blevins
  • Lee Henke
  • Leon III
  • Little Georgia
  • Lola Kirke
  • Lovers Leap
  • Lula Wiles
  • Maggie Rose
  • Malin Pettersen
  • Mapache
  • Matt Andersen
  • Matt Mays
  • McKay & Leigh
  • Michigan Rattlers
  • Micky and the Motorcars
  • Mile Twelve
  • The Milk Carton Kids
  • Molly Parden
  • Nickel&Rose
  • Nicki Bluhm
  • Old Man Luedecke
  • Orville Peck
  • Pat Byrne
  • Peter Mulvey
  • Phoebe Hunt and the Gatherers
  • The Quebe Sisters
  • The Rad Trads
  • The Rails
  • Ray Bonneville
  • The Record Company
  • Red Dirt Boys
  • Reuben and the Dark
  • Robert Vincent
  • Rose Cousins
  • Sammy Brue
  • Sarah Potenza
  • Sarah Siskind
  • The Scot Sax Soul Revue
  • Scott Miller
  • The Sea The Sea
  • Season Ammons
  • Shawn Colvin
  • Shawn James
  • Shook Twins
  • Sierra Hull
  • Smooth Hound Smith
  • Son Little
  • The Steel Wheels
  • Steve Poltz
  • Strung Like a Horse
  • Sun Seeker
  • Them Coulee Boys
  • TK and the Holy Know-Nothings
  • Todd Albright
  • Tre Burt
  • Vanessa Peters
  • Will Stewart
  • William Prince
  • Wyatt Espalin

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