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W.P.A., Marty Stuart, CCR play Americana showcases

Wednesday, July 29, 2009 – W.P.A., Marty Stuart, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Those Darlins are among the bands playing at the 2009 Americana Music Festival in Nashville in September.

Festival showcases will be held Wednesday Sept. 16-Saturday-Sept. 19 at five downtown Nashville venues including: The Mercy Lounge, The Cannery Ballroom, 3rd & Lindsley, The Station Inn and The Basement.

W.P.A. will have its debut disc out in September on their own label and includes Sara Watkins of Nickel Creek fame. Those Darlins, who played a set at the festival last year, put out their full-length debut earlier this month.

The initial lineup of confirmed showcase artists features:
Among The Oak & Ash
Annie & The Beekeepers
Asleep at the Wheel
Band of Heathens
Baskery
The Belleville Outfit
Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles
Bottle Rockets
Elliott Brood
Grayson Capps
Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers
Come On Go With Us
Amy Cook
Cross Canadian Ragweed
DADDY
Deadstring Brothers
Antje Duvekot
Angela Easterling
Tim Easton
The Farewell Drifters
Radney Foster
Clarence Fountain
Sam Butler & The Boys
Otis Gibbs
Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs
Kara Grainger
The Greencards
Will Hoge
Hot Club of Cowtown
Seth James
Sarah Jarosz
Brigid Kaelin
Jim Lauderdale
The Lovell Sisters
Corb Lund
Chuck Mead
Buddy Miller
Scott Miller
Joe Pug
Reckless Kelly
Charlie Robison
Jim Rooney & The Irregulars
The Rustlanders
Matthew Ryan
Keith Sewell
Amanda Shines
Sarah Siskind
The Smart Brothers
J.D. Souther
Amy Speace
Stone River Boys
Marty Stuart
Patrick Sweany
Those Darlins
The Travelin' McCourys & The Lee Boys
The Trishas
Sara Watkins
Shannon Whitworth
Webb Wilder
W.P.A.
Yarn The 2009 Americana Music Festival is part of the 10th annual Americana Music Festival & Conference, which offers daily seminars, panels and networking opportunities at the Nashville Convention Center, along with the showcases.

Registration for the entire Festival & Conference, including a ticket to the Honors & Awards show, is $350 for AMA members and $450 for non-members through Aug. 31. Conference registrants also receive entrance and priority access to all showcase performances.

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