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Americana conference underway

Thursday, September 17, 2009 – The Americana Music Association annual conference started Wednesday with the annual awards show happening tonight.

Among those getting an award will be John Fogerty. He made a surprise appearance at a Nashville nightclub Wednesday night, playing 20 songs from his Creedence Clearwater Revival days and his solo career.

The festival features a series of workshops, seminars and performances, mainly at night.

Performers include Amanda Shires, Amelia Curran, Among The Oak & Ash, Amy Cook, Amy Speace, Angaleena Presley, Angela Easterling, Annie & The Beekeepers, Antje Duvekot, Ashley Cleveland, Asleep at the Wheel, Band of Heathens, Baskery, Bearfoot, The Belleville Outfit, Ben Mallott, The Boston Boys, The Bottle Rockets, Brigid Kaelin, Buddy Miller, Casey Driessen, Charlie Pate & Dixie's Finest, Charlie Robison, Chip Taylor , Chuck Mead, Clarence Fountain, Sam Butler & The Boys, Come On Go With Us, Corb Lund, Cross Canadian Ragweed, DADDY, Dallas Wayne , Deadstring Brothers, Dexateens, Diana Jones, Elizabeth Cook, Elliott Brood, The Farewell Drifters, Gabriel Kelley & The Reins, Grayson Capps, The Greencards, Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs, Hot Club of Cowtown, JD Souther, Jason White, Jerry Douglas, Jim Lauderdale, Jim Rooney & The Irregulars, Joe Pug, Kara Grainger, Keith Sewell, Ken Will Morton, Love Trucker, The Lovell Sisters, Marty Stuart, Mary Gauthier, Matthew Ryan, Missy Raines, Nanci Griffith, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Otis Gibbs, Patrick Sweany, Radney Foster, Raul Malo, Reckless Kelly, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers, The Rustlanders, Sam Bush, Samantha Crain & The Midnight Shivers, Sara Watkins, Sarah Borges and the Broken Singles, Sarah Jarosz, Sarah Siskind, Scott Miller & The Commonwealth, Seth James, Seth Walker, Shannon Whitworth, The Smart Brothers, Stone River Boys, The Tejas Brothers, Tenderhooks, The Travelin' McCourys & The Lee Boys, The Trishas, Theodore, Those Darlins, Tim Easton, W.P.A., Webb Wilder, White Owls, Will Hoge and Yarn.

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